Buff Bulletin Board

This site is a listing of notices, training/seminars, jobs, campus services and events. Buff Bulletin is a service of Campus Communications.

Literature and Arts Festival Oct. 15

Want to make an ordinary Thursday afternoon extraordinary? Then join us for a cup of complimentary coffee or tea, engaging conversation and a chance to win prizes.*

The Literary Buffs of the CU Department of English proudly presents the Literature and Arts Festival on Oct. 15, at Innisfree from 4 to 7 p.m.

This event, which is free and open to the public, celebrates the gift of literature and the arts by showcasing the current work of CU faculty and graduate students. This year, we have partnered with the BaoBao Library.

September 30, 2015 • Adriane Genette • Adriane.Genette@colorado.edu

Fool for a Day: Bob Mankoff - The History of Humor and the Humor of History

Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m. Eaton Humanities 1B50 The Center of the American West’s Fool for a Day Award Featuring The New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff

We are thrilled to announce the first Center of the American West Fool for a Day Award. This award was created to celebrate those individuals whose temperaments support the central conviction of the Center of the American West: a dose of good humor is essential to constructive public discussion, and not coincidentally, to public health.

Join us for an evening with Bob Mankoff.

September 30, 2015 • Austin Quinty • admin@centerwest.org

Women's Wellness Study

Do you struggle with your thoughts?

You are not alone. Our study might be right for you.

Earn up to $180!

Researchers in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at CU-Boulder are conducting a study involving an 8-week program designed to help prevent depression, reduce stress and promote health and well-being.

We are looking for women who:

  1. Have had depression in the past
  2. Are between the ages of 18-65
  3. Are willing to participate in an MRI assessment

Contact us: womenswellness@colorado.edu 303-492-7378

September 30, 2015 • Marina Lopez-Sola, PhD. • womenswellness@colorado.edu

Bursar's Office opening late Friday, Oct. 2

The Bursar's Office will open at 9:15 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, so staff can attend training.

September 30, 2015 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu

CU Boulder awarded $1.5M to increase graduation of first-generation and low-income students

The Department of Education has awarded the University of Colorado Boulder $1.5 million over 5 years to continue TRiO Student Support Services, which has served CU-Boulder students since 1986. Hosted by the Student Academic Success Center, under the new leadership of Robert Boswell (principal investigator) and Loretta Wahl (program director), the CU-Boulder TRiO SSS provides comprehensive academic support services to 186 first-generation, low-income and other eligible students. For more information, please contact triosss@colorado.edu.

September 30, 2015 • Loretta Wahl • triosss@colorado.edu

Science Discovery offering two fall session programs

We are offering exciting All-Day classes on BVSD student off days Oct. 12 and Nov. 11, for kids ages 6 to 12 yrs. Online registration is available here.

Session II of the Fall After-School Program is now online and open for registrations. Call 303-735-2230 or 303-492-7188 or check our website.

CU employees receive 5% discount!

Oct. 26: NBC Universal information session

Come and learn about the NBCUniversal Campus 2 Career programs, ask questions and learn how to get your foot in the door in broadcasting, TV production, digital media technology, sports broadcasting, computer science engineering, etc.


Free pizza and drinks.

Open to all, but of special interest to CMCI and engineering students.

Date: Monday, Oct. 26

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: Armory 218

September 29, 2015 • Kimberly Donovan • kim.donovan@colorado.edu

Dances of Universal Peace Tues. Sept. 29 7PM

Educational. Physical. Spiritual. Fun.

Tuesday, September 29th 7:00pm FREE.

Wesley Student Center, 1290 Folsom St. (just east of Folsom Field in the blue A frame).

Accompanied by live music & inspired by sacred phrases & mantras from the world's wisdom & spiritual traditions. Learn more at www.DUP-CO.com.

"One should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once." -Nietzsche-

September 29, 2015 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org

Discover your new favorite Latino authors at Norlin Library

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a book by a Latino author. Visit the display near the Norlin Library circulation desk, Sept. 28 through Oct. 2 to check out a selection of your librarians’ favorites.

September 29, 2015 • Alison Hicks • alison.hicks@colorado.edu

Barcelona literature and culture global seminar

Attend class and live in Barcelona on this exciting global seminar. Earn six credits in five weeks while completing SPAN 3270 (fulfills the Human Diversity core requirement) and SPAN 3230. Participate in excursions to world-class museums and theaters; see the remarkable street culture and more. Great for SPAN, SPPR, IAFS and others. Learn more: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4 to 5 p.m., UMC 425. (Photo by Juan Herrero-Senés).

Cyclists and non-cyclists needed for research study

The Applied Exercise Science Lab is seeking 18-35 year-old volunteers: 1) cyclists who train >8 hrs/wk, or 2) non-cyclists who participate in >3 exercise sessions/wk of >30 min totally 2.5-5 hrs/wk. Participants must have been at an altitude similar to Boulder for >3 wks. Activity screening questions will be asked upon inquiry. You will be asked to cycle at submaximal and supramaximal intensities. The study will require 8 hrs: 4 visits, 2 hrs/visit. VO2max, lactate threshold, efficiency and training zone break downs provided.

September 29, 2015 • Eric Homestead • homestea@Colorado.edu

Ali Abunimah: 'The Battle for Justice in Palestine'

Ali Abunimah is a journalist and writer. He is a co-founder and the director of the widely acclaimed online publication The Electronic Intifada. His most recent book is The Battle for Justice in Palestine. In his presentation, he will provide a detailed analysis of the current situation in Israel/Palestine and presents his vision for a just and lasting peace. Recent achievements of the boycott movement (BDS) will also be discussed. Information: Oct. 7, Eaton Humanities 150, 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and books signed.

September 29, 2015 • Nicolas Bousserez • nibo9370@colorado.edu

Study film and art in Paris this summer

Spend three weeks in May and June studying French film, art and culture. All majors can apply and receive three UD credits. Course also fulfills UD Literature and Arts core. Taught in English by film professor, Suranjan Ganguly (ganguly@colorado.edu). A mix of screenings, lectures and excursions in and around Paris. Learn more at an informational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 6 to 7 p.m. in ATLAS 1B31.

September 28, 2015 • Suranjan Ganguly • ganguly@colorado.edu

Entrepreneurship and empowerment in South Africa interest meeting Sept. 30

Want to spend your summer in South Africa gaining hands on experience as a consultant? Earn six credits in six weeks while helping emerging entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town. Students form consulting teams with local South African students to develop deliverables for clients. Make a difference and enhance your resume. Program directed by Erick Mueller, Leeds School of Business. Open to all majors. Come learn more: Sept. 30, 5 to 6 p.m. in KOBL 203. (Photo by John Snedegar).

Study gender, race and tourism in Cuba

Spend the summer on this exciting global seminar in Cuba. Earn six upper-division ANTH credits studying the contradictory phenomenon of capitalist tourism in socialist Cuba. Examine how past and present tourism has affected Cubans with regard to gender, race and sexuality. Visit historical districts, museums and more. There is no Spanish language requirement. Course and program length is subject to change. Informational meeting with the director, Kaifa Roland: Monday, Oct. 5, 12:15 p.m. in UMC 353. (Photo by Kaifa Roland).

Global seminar: Russian language and culture, summer 2016 - Interest Meeting on Oct. 1

Make summer 2016 unforgettable - Spend six weeks immersed in Russian culture and language in St. Petersburg. The program, directed by Professor Artemi Romanov, includes language courses each morning, and afternoon/weekend excursions around the city and sites nearby, plus a weekend trip to Moscow. Earn nine credits and fulfill the A&S Historical Context core requirement. Beginning to advanced Russian speakers are welcome. Learn more: Oct. 1, 5 p.m. HUMN 1B90. http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=StPetersburgGS

Conservation biology and practice in Brazil’s Atlantic forest – May Study Abroad program

Earn 3 credits this May in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest on this exciting CU-Boulder global seminar. Experience operational conservation programs in the Serra do Mar Biodiversity Corridor, participate in community-based conservation solutions and much more. Students from a range of disciplines with an interest in conservation are encouraged to apply. This course fulfills the EBIO 4100 major requirement and ENVS’s application and specialization requirements (also offered as EBIO 5100). Learn more: Tuesday, Sept. 29,  3:30 to 4:15 p.m. in UMC 353.

CHINA Town Hall: Local connections, national reflections

The 2015 program will feature a live webcast panel discussion with Robert Rubin; Sheldon Day; Daniel Rosen; and Stephen Orlins. The panel will discuss Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. This will be followed by our on-site speaker, William Hurst, associate professor of political science at Northwestern University. He will speak on “Consultative Authoritarianism versus Political Decay: Politics at the Grassroots in China Today.” CAS Speaker Series. Monday, Oct. 5, 5 p.m. Eaton Humanities 250, CU-Boulder.

Study Virginia Woolf in London

Spend three weeks studying Virginia Woolf’s work on site – in London. Experience the life and work of Woolf first-hand as you visit important literary sites such as Monk’s House, Charleston, Kew Gardens and Sissinghurst. This program, directed by Jane Garrity, examines the ways that London and its environs impacted Woolf’s vision of the English nation. Come learn more at the interest meeting: Wednesday, Oct 7, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in UMC 353.

Global seminar: Accounting in a global economy interest meeting

Spend the summer on this new Global Seminar in London and Amsterdam and complete ACCT 3700. Build an understanding of how the global economy affects financial reporting and legal transfer pricing strategies for multi-national corporations. Information meeting with the director, Josh Neil: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. in KOBL 375. (Photo by Bryce Patterson).

Global seminar: Doing business in China interest meeting

Global seminar: Doing Business in China (Beijing and Shanghai) Interest Meeting: Monday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in Muenzinger E131. Explore important topics related to succeeding in China’s business environment, meet with business leaders, visit industrial sites and universities and seek to understand challenges faced by businesses operating in China. In addition, you will discover key cultural features of China ranging from rural life to the Great Wall. Fulfills the Global Track requirement for Business minors. Open to Business minors only.

Global seminar in Istanbul, Turkey, summer 2016

Spend two weeks next summer in Istanbul, exploring its multi-ethnic history with Professor Nan Goodman. This two-week, three-credit global seminar will give you the opportunity to learn about Jewish-Muslim relations alongside local university students, and visit numerous cultural landmarks (including a Dervish Lodge). Open to all majors; learn more (including details about pre-program classes on campus in the spring) at an informational meeting with the director on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 6 p.m. in C4C S435.

OIE Global Citizen Award nomination

The Office of International Education (OIE) is pleased to announce the OIE Global Citizen Awards to honor and recognize outstanding contributions to international understanding by members of the CU-Boulder community.

Applications and supporting material are due by 5 p.m. on Oct. 2. The recipients of all awards will be honored during International Education Week at a special awards ceremony on Nov. 18, 4:30 to 6 p.m.  More information

Sept. 30: CMCI information fair

Join us to learn about different clubs and get involved.

Date: Sept. 30

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: UMC Arcade

September 28, 2015 • Kimberly Donovan • kim.donovan@colorado.edu

Oct. 8-11: Short-form storytelling: An immersive workshop

CMCI is hosting a three-day immersive workshop for those interested in learning more about short-form storytelling, ideally for the web. Attendees will learn key principles for effective storytelling in audio, video and motion graphics. The workshop is geared for anyone who has an interest in short-form video and motion graphics. Register at: https://www.regonline.com/multimediaworkshop

Contact Ross Taylor for more information at: ross@rosstaylor.net, 757-412-8558.

September 28, 2015 • Kimberly Donovan • kim.donovan@colorado.edu