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The 16th Annual Rocky Mountain Philosophy Conference April 4-5

Come join us at the 16th Annual Rocky Mountain Philosophy Conference, taking place on Friday and Saturday (April 4 - 5) in the Fleming Law Building. Students, faculty, staff and the general public are all encouraged to come listen, participate, and interact with our distinguished keynote speakers and to hear talks given by graduate students in philosophy from around the country. The conference kicks off at on Friday, April 4, at 4:30 p.m. and begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 5. Please see the website for more details. See you then.

Sample your dream career - Fall 2014 internships for juniors and seniors

Internships let you sample the career of your dreams. Perhaps you will find it not what you had hoped. On the other hand, you may find it a perfect fit, and your internship may provide experience, mentors and a contact network that will help you land a job after you graduate.

Check out the Center of the American West Internships Program. We now have spots this fall with History Colorado Center and The Nature Conservancy. Requirements are a 3.0 GPA and 60 credit hours in progress at the time of application. See website for details.

Fun summer job on campus teaching and mentoring high school students

For 20 years Summer Study Programs has offered high school students "The Total Pre-Collegiate Experience." The residential program offers enrichment and credit classes and community service workshops to U.S. and international students. We hire teachers and mentors for our five- and three-week programs. Juniors, seniors, grad students, faculty and alumni are welcome to apply. Includes salary, R&B and expenses. Presentations and interviews will take place on April 17, at 7 p.m. in the Continuing Ed. Building. Call David Wolk 800-666-2556.

April 3, 2014 • Barbara Russell • Barbara.Russell@Colorado.edu

Textbook information is due now for fall 2014

Faculty, your textbook information is due now for fall 2014. Please contact the CU Book Store ASAP.

April 3, 2014 • Jason Katzman • jason.katzman@colorado.edu

'Islam and Ecology: Environmental Values as Faith-Based Stewardship' April 3

Join us for a free lunch and lecture hosted by Canterbury Colorado on Islam and Ecology: Environmental Values as Faith-Based Stewardship** by Frederick Denny, professor emeritus of religious studies **Thursday, April 3, 12-1:30 p.m. in UMC 245. This lecture provides an interpretation of how the authoritative contents of the Qur'an and the teachings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad have provided a foundation for understanding the tradition's environmental values as faith-based stewardship. RSVP TO office@saintaidans.org.

ATLAS presents Digital Media Boot Camp or DMBC 2014 over Maymester

Offered over Maymester (May 12-30), DMBC is a three-week intensive program that teaches a broad range of creative tech, computing and digital media skills. These small, hands-on, project-based classes are a stream-lined and compact way for any student, staff or community member to learn and apply a highly versatile and relevant set of technical and creative tools for today's market place. DMBC is offered in the learning labs of the ATLAS building. Additional info at: dmbc.colorado.edu Space is limited, register today. All are welcome.

April 2, 2014 • Stephanie Wanek • stephanie.wanek@colorado.edu

International Coffee Hour Fridays, 4 - 5:30 p.m., UMC Grill

Join us each Friday when classes are in session, from 4 - 5:30 p.m., across from the UMC Grill. Conversations are great and refreshments are free. CU students, faculty and staff are all welcome to join the approximately 200 people who attend each week. Sponsored by CU International and the Office of International Education, 303-492-8057. For more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFzl8lCPsYQ.

Regalia deadline extended to April 11

The deadline to order regalia has been extended to April 11. If you need regalia for the spring graduation ceremony, please place your order now. The Office of the Chancellor will pay for the rental cost.

April 2, 2014 • Sarah A. Hallock Adderholt • sarah.adderholt@colorado.edu

Global Seminar: Ecology & evolution in the Galápagos Islands

There is still time to apply to study ecology and conservation in one of the most biologically diverse locations on the planet: The Galápagos Islands. Obtain hands-on experience in principles and practice of ecology and conservation biology. Also included is a visit to the Bellavista Cloud Forest, a rare and endangered ecosystem in Ecuador. Earn three credits (EBIO 4660) with course hours in the fall and then on-site next winter break. The application deadline has been extended to April 15.

UMC satisfaction survey

The UMC wants to know what you think. What are we doing well and where can we improve? Why do you love the UMC and what would make us better? Complete this online, anonymous survey by Wednesday, April 16, and you can enter to win one of 10 $40 gift cards to Alferd Packer Restaurant and Grill / Baby Doe's.

April 2, 2014 • Andrea Zelinko • zelinko@colorado.edu

Open Mic Night! Tue. April 1, 8pm

Singer? Songwriter? Poet? Musician? Dancer? Actor? Mime? Free Monthly Open Mic Night at CU's Wesley Chapel. 1st Tuesday of every month at 8PM (except for January) Come perform or enjoy those who do! 1290 Folsom St. - across from Folsom Field. Uncensored, Freedom of Speech affirmed, yet also a Safe Space for all. Serious fun! Our Facebook Our webpage

April 1, 2014 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org

Meet the Peace Corps director at CU April 8

Acting Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will be visiting CU-Boulder for the 66th annual Conference on World Affairs.

Your CU Peace Corps representatives will host a Meet & Greet with Carrie on Tuesday, April 8, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the UMC Multipurpose Room 235.

There will be cultural performances and a talk by Carrie.

Refreshments will be served - and it's all free.

Carrie Hessler-Radelet bio http://www.peacecorps.gov/about/leadership/depdir/

Conference on World Affairs http://www.colorado.edu/cwa/

Complete Study Abroad 101: First Step! - online or in person

Good news. Study Abroad 101: First Step! can now be completed in person or online. Study Abroad 101 covers key information about program options, academic credit, costs, using your financial aid, scholarship opportunities, as well as an overview of next steps. Get started on your study abroad journey today. Visit http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=studyabroad101 for more information.

Learn to read Japanese in one hour...and Chinese, too

It's one thing to learn to read with an alphabet that has 26 letters. It's something else to master an alphabet with 2,600+ kanji. Once you master the basic principle of ideographic writing, anyone can start reading kanji. T.R. Reid, former president of the Japan America Society and longtime correspondent for The Washington Post, explains the concept of ideogram and then moves rapidly through most important kanji used in both Chinese and Japanese writing. CAS Speaker Series. Tuesday, April 8, 4 p.m., Hale 230.

April 1, 2014 • Patricia Helfenbein • casevent@colorado.edu

Subjects needed for electrically assisted bicycle study

The Applied Exercise Science Lab is seeking sedentary subjects aged 18-55 to study electrically assisted bicycling (bicycle with a motor that only provides assistance when you pedal) and its potential effects on overall health. The experiment will consist of four separate sessions (up to 2.5 hours long) over 6 weeks. Benefits of participating include: body composition (% body fat), fitness assessment, bone density, glucose tolerance assessment, and blood lipid profile. As compensation, you will be entered into a raffle to win an electric bike.

April 1, 2014 • James Peterman • James.Peterman@colorado.edu

Subjects needed for passive cycling study $160

The Applied Exercise Science Lab is seeking sedentary male subjects aged 18-55 to study passive cycling (involves a stationary bicycle with a motor rotating the bicycle pedals for you). The experiment will consist of four separate sessions each lasting four hours. Benefits of participating include: body composition (percent body fat), fitness assessment, bone density, glucose tolerance assessment, and determination of caloric expenditure. You will be paid $160 for study completion.

April 1, 2014 • James Peterman • James.Peterman@colorado.edu

RSVP now for the BDW RE:veal Event

Don't miss this BDW Interactive Experience hosted by Gary Hirsch!

RE:veal showcases the talents of each BDW Startup team. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of Cohort 6 at the historic Boulder Theater Thursday, May 1, from 1 - 3 p.m.. Get a look and feel at what happens in BDW’s Startup Project. Five different teams will demo their designs for re-inventing the present to re-shape the future.


Check out BDW

Novels and brain science April 12

Join the English Department Saturday, April 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (UMC Rm 425) for a fascinating conversation about literature and neuroscience with Professor Jeremy Green. Title of this Literary Brunch is "What is the Neuronovel? Contemporary Fiction and Brain Science," — a non-technical talk about how neuroscience has influenced contemporary British and American novelists, including discussion about theoretical implications of neuroscience on ideas of the self. Coffee and pastries served.


Almost every Wednesday, CU International meets "somewhere" in Boulder to have a casual and relaxing dinner. Venues range from cheap and simple to a little more expensive and rather elaborate, but we try to go to a variety of places. If you would like to get updates on CUWednesday, and because attending dinner sometimes requires that we have an idea of how many people will attend, please sign up for our email list or join our Facebook group. Learn more here: http://internationalcu.com/.

March 31, 2014 • CU International • cuinternational@colorado.edu

ENVS speaker series: James Sherwood, RMI's solar business models project

When: April 4, 3 p.m. Where: CSTPR (1333 Grandview Ave)

Most electric utility business models are poorly adapted to quantify, capture or optimize the value streams associated with distributed energy resources. These challenges may pose a significant barrier to the long-term growth of distributed PV. James will discuss these issues, and how Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is addressing them by collaborating with the electricity industry to develop sustainable utility business model solutions.

March 31, 2014 • Abby Kuranz • Abby.Kuranz@colorado.edu

Register now for Summer Session

Registration for Summer Session is now open. Many of CU-Boulder’s most popular and sought-after courses are offered during Summer Session. You can earn credit, keep up with major requirements, improve your GPA, and still enjoy summer.

For more information, visit the Summer Session website or request a catalog.

ASSETT Teaching with Technology Symposium

Attend ASSETT's 2nd Annual Teaching with Technology Symposium keynote speech, “Rewriting the Syllabus: New Hybrid and Online Pedagogies,” with Jesse Stommel of the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 28, from 3 - 5:30 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. The Symposium celebrates faculty across campus who have engaged in efforts to achieve excellence in teaching with technology.

For more information and to RSVP to the event, visit the website.

Learner’s Lunch @ Music: GarageBand and Audacity

Play, record and mix your own music like a pro. Bring your computer, audio files and questions to look at a few of the options with GarageBand and Audacity and best practices. Audacity is a free application to listen to, edit and record sound files. It lets you create your own recordings or edit existing ones. We will show you how to download the application and corresponding LAME and FMpeg libraries, acquire or import audio, record, edit, add filtering and export to .mp3 and m4a formats.

April 2, noon-1 p.m., N285 Music Library

Learner’s Lunch@Norlin: Kaltura Streaming Media

Kaltura Streaming Media

Kaltura is a media streaming service integrated within Desire2Learn (D2L). This Web-based interface allows anyone with an IdentiKey to upload and stream audio and video. In this workshop, we will discuss Kaltura integration, how to upload content, access that uploaded content, and demonstrate how to insert content within D2L. Please attend this workshop with your laptop computer and audio or video content you would like to use within your course.

April 2, noon – 1 p.m., in E113 Norlin Commons

March 31, 2014 • Caroline Sinkinson • caroline.sinkinson@colorado.edu

The space physics part of 'LASP: Understanding particles and fields throughout the solar system

In this April 2 talk, LASP Director and Professor Dan Baker will recount some of the history of LASP’s contributions to Sun-Earth studies, with a focus on modern research into energetic particles and electromagnetic fields in Earth’s cosmic neighborhood. Baker will conclude with a look forward to future LASP programs and opportunities in the field of space physics.

In the LASP SPSC building (Room W120), located at 3665 Discovery Drive in the east campus research park.

Parking and admission are free.

Doors open at 7 p.m.