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.

Astronaut Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Please join us in celebrating CU’s two newest Astronaut Scholars! Matt Hurst, aerospace engineering student, and Matthew Winchester, engineering physics, have been awarded the prestigious Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) award.

The ceremony and reception will take place on Nov. 2 at 12:30 p.m. in Andrews Hall. Former astronaut and ASF chair Dan Brandenstein, who flew several shuttle missions, will be here to present the $10,000 awards and give a brief talk about his adventures in space. A reception will follow the ceremony.

October 27, 2016 • Deborah Viles • viles@colorado.edu

Submit your art to the UMC Student Arts Program

The UMC Arts Program is looking for new artwork to add to our collection! We're accepting submissions NOW through the end of the semester. Submit online now. Final deadline is Dec. 9.

Must be a current CU Boulder student and agree to the submission requirements to submit. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of judges who decides which pieces are accepted and where they are displayed. The UMC covers the cost of framing, hanging and securing the artwork.

ATLAS Expo: A showcase of student and faculty work in creative technology and design

ATLAS is an interdisciplinary institute for radical creativity and invention, and ATLAS Expo is your chance to see ingenious student and faculty projects on display. Don’t miss creations in virtual reality, physical computing, mobile apps, human-computer interaction, design, information and communication technology for development and more (see Flickr album from ATLAS Expo Spring 2016). Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Roser ATLAS Building

Participants needed for paid psychology experiment

Earn $80! We are seeking participants for a three-session study. In the first session (2.5 hours), participants read sentences while we record their brain waves (EEG). In the other two sessions (2 hours and 1.5 hours), participants complete simple tasks on a computer screen. Compensation is $10 per hour, plus a $20-bonus at the end. Sign up here! Look for experiment #991.

For more information, visit our website.

IPHY Colloquium: Oct. 31

We invite you to attend the Department of Integrative Physiology Colloquium on Monday, Oct. 31 at noon in the Gold building, room A2B70. Dr. Zoe Donaldson will be presenting Investigating the Neural Circuits Underlying Pair Bonding.

October 26, 2016 • Rachel Salaz • rachel.salaz@colorado.edu

CU NightRide: We're hiring!

Work at the heart of the university!

CU NightRide is a student-operated program dedicated to meeting the safety needs of CU students, faculty and staff by providing nighttime transportation to support a safe academic and socially-responsible environment on campus and in the community.

We're hiring driver/dispatchers to take calls, coordinate rides and drive within the city of Boulder from sundown to 12:15/1:15 a.m. Read the full job description and learn how to apply at UMC Student Jobs.

Alternative Breaks: Participant application opens Nov. 1

Learn about the issue. Serve the community. Reflect on your impact. Student-led teams of volunteers travel across the nation during college breaks to engage in community-based service projects focused on environmental and societal justice issues.

Applications open Nov. 1. Apply early for trip preference. To apply or for more information, visit our website. For any questions, please contact the Alternative Breaks team at altbreaks@colorado.edu.

October 26, 2016 • Richard Barahona • altbreaks@colorado.edu

Got a baby bump? Paid study for mothers expecting first child

Researchers in CU’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience are recruiting women who are currently pregnant with their first child to participate in a paid study of their experiences of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.

If interested, please contact Study Coordinator Laura River by email or phone.
Email: pearlstudy@colorado.edu | Phone: 303-735-7547.

October 26, 2016 • Laura River • pearlstudy@colorado.edu

The success and the science of the student-built MinXSS Solar CubeSat

In this Nov. 2 talk, LASP research scientist James Mason will describe some of the early results from CU Boulder and LASP’s latest CubeSat project, MinXSS, which focuses on the energetic processes that occur in the sun’s atmosphere. He’ll reveal lessons learned from the student-led project and how the team will apply those lessons to MinXSS-2, scheduled to launch in the first half of 2017.

7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.
LSTB building, room 299
1234 Innovation Drive, East Campus Research Park

Admission is FREE!

AIA Lecture Series: Archaeology of the American Southwest

Join Reserve Area Archaeological Project (RAAP) archaeologists at the CU Museum of Natural History as they share their research process and findings regarding ancient subsistence practices, settlement systems and adaptations within the challenging environs of the mountainous highlands of west-central New Mexico.

Event begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, and is free and open to the public.

October 26, 2016 • CU Museum of Natural History • cumuseum@colorado.edu

IFS presents: CU at the Movies - 'Homo Sapiens'

Come watch stunning images of forgotten places—human imprints—now devoid of all human activity in this eerie and post-apocalyptic documentary piece by Austria’s Nikolaus Geyrhalter. Screening starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Muenzinger auditorium on Friday, Oct. 28. Admission is $8.

For more information: www.internationalfilmseries.com

Free Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Oct. 25

Put on your poker face, see if Lady Luck is with you and win prizes! Sign up 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk; cards fly at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome – all skill levels. Learn more

Fall 2016 Dates
August 30
September 13, 27
October 11, 25
November 8, 29
Grand Championship (winners play-off): December 6

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events!
The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor

9-Ball Billiards Tournament Nov. 2

Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Play begins at 7 p.m.
$5 entry fee.

Tournaments run in either double elimination or round robin format. BCA rules apply. Prizes for top finishers. Learn more

Fall 2016 Dates
9-Ball: Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Nov. 30
8-Ball: Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events!
The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor

Video Game Tournament – HALO 5 (XBOX ONE) – Nov. 4

Watch players in action, try different games and earn bragging rights and prizes! Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection; play begins at 7 p.m. $5 entry fee. Prizes for top finishers! Learn more

Fall 2016 Dates
Aug 26 Street Fighter V (PS4)
Sept 9 Madden 17 (XBOX ONE)
Sept 23 Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)
Oct 7 FIFA 17 (XBOX ONE)
Oct 21 NBA 2K17 (PS4)
Nov 4 Halo 5 (XBOX ONE)
Nov 18 COD: Black Ops III (PS4)
Dec 2 NHL 17 (XBOX ONE)

The Connection, UMC first floor

Global Seminar: Conservation biology, practice in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest

Earn three credits this May in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest! 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 interested in conservation are encouraged to apply.

Offered as EBIO 4340/5340 & ENVS 4340/5340, which fulfills the EBIO Lab/Field and 4000-course major requirements and ENVS' application and specialization requirements.

Interest meeting is scheduled for Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m. in UMC 382.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, oral arguments

The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces will hear arguments from counsel in the case United States v. Bowen, a domestic violence assault case, at the University of Colorado Law School.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2:20 to 4 p.m.
University of Colorado Law School
Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

Women Who Make a Difference: Call for nomination

The Women's Resource Center is calling for nominations for the Women Who Make a Difference annual awards.

Do you know a woman who makes a difference in your life or in the lives of others? The CU Women's Resource Center invites you to nominate this person for the Women Who Make A Difference award! All nominated individuals will be recognized at the award ceremony held Monday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m.

Visit our website to submit your nomination or come to UMC 416 to fill out in person. Submissions are due Friday, Nov. 4, at noon.

CU Women's Resource Center presents Halloween Open House

Please join us for a spooky time at our Halloween Open House. Fun activities include playing board games and decorating Halloween cookies. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Open to student, faculty and staff. Costumes welcome.

Study Abroad: Entrepreneurship and empowerment in South Africa

Want to spend six weeks this summer in South Africa gaining hands-on experience as a consultant? Students form consulting teams with local South-African students to develop deliverables for emerging entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town.

Led by Erick Mueller and Dr. Mike Morris, students earn six upper-division credit hours for INBU 4925. Credit counts toward BUSN electives and fulfills the Global Experience requirement for GBC. Open to all majors.

Interest meeting is scheduled for Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. in KOBL 350.

Open Access: Implementing open research practices with the open science framework

Oct. 24 through Oct. 30 is Open Access Week! This is an annual scholarly communication event focusing on open access and related topics. The University Libraries and the Open Science Interest Group are hosting several events to celebrate.

Implementing Open Research Practices with the Open Science Framework
Thursday, Oct. 27, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at UMC 247

This workshop will explore the features of The Open Science Framework (OSF), a free and open-source tool that allows you to manage all the components of your research project.

Paleontological resources of the proposed Bears Ears National Monument

Please join us at the CU Museum of Natural History on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. for a free lecture!

Curator of Education at Museums of Western Colorado Rob Gay discusses the significant paleontological resources present within the Bears Ears area of southeastern Utah and the benefit of protecting the area as a national monument. Charles Wilkinson, professor at Colorado Law, will provide context and describe the legal, political and cultural significance of the proposed National Monument.

October 25, 2016 • CU Museum of Natural History • cumuseum@colorado.edu

IFS presents: CU at the Movies - "The Man Who Knew Too Much"

Come watch this Alfred Hitchcock classic in 35mm print! The screening starts at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the Muenzinger auditorium.

Hosted by Paul Gordon, Humanities

For more information: www.internationalfilmseries.com

Open Access: Open the world of data with web APIs

Oct. 24 through Oct. 30 is Open Access Week! This is an annual scholarly communication event focusing on open access and related topics. The University Libraries and the Open Science Interest Group are hosting several events to celebrate.

Open the World of Data with Web APIs
Wednesday, Oct. 26, noon to 1 p.m.
Norlin Library E113

This workshop will cover how web APIs work, as well as how to use them to access data. There will also be a demonstration of easy to use tools to get started with APIs.

Global Seminar: Exploring China through English teaching

Spend five weeks exploring Chinese culture in summer 2017! You’ll have the opportunity to visit local classrooms and connect with students and other English teachers. Additional seminars in tai chi, calligraphy, and Chinese language will deepen your understanding of the culture.

LING 3800 is open to all majors and counts toward the linguistic major/minor. It will also be a core course for the upcoming undergraduate TESOL Certificate (anticipated for spring 2017).

Informational meeting is Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. in C4C S435.

Study Abroad office closed Nov. 1 and 2

The Study Abroad office will be closed and the website will be down on Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Wednesday, Nov. 2, while undergoing necessary system upgrades. For urgent questions during this time, please call 303-492-7741 or email at abroad@colorado.edu. 

October 24, 2016 • Study Abroad • abroad@colorado.edu