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.

CU on the Weekend: Introduction to your human microbiome

In many ways — including counts of the cells and the genes in and on our bodies — we are more microbial than human. Join Rob Knight, professor of chemistry and co-founder of the American Gut Project, for a discussion about techniques scientists are using to find out about microbes across the human body, including the gut, and the ways that microbes contribute to disease. Saturday, Oct. 18, 1-4 p.m., Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

September 29, 2014 • CU on the Weekend • weekend@colorado.edu
http://conted.colorado.edu/weekend-courses/

Kronos Quartet

Join the world-renowned Kronos Quartet for a program that includes a commemoration on the centennial of the outbreak of “the war to end all wars.” “Beyond Zero: 1914-1918,” by Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebelov musically explores the brutality that set off a century of bloody warfare and features projections of seldom-seen film from World War I.

To Russia, with straight Talk: Media, culture and contemporary crises

Drawing on her knowledge of Russian and Western media, Julia Ioffe will discuss how the ongoing conflict in that region is playing out in an increasingly restricted media environment. Ioffe is a senior editor at The New Republic. Prior to joining the magazine in 2012, she reported from Russia for major international publications.

Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Location: Eaton Humanities 150 Free and open to the public.

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Boren Fellowship information meeting, Oct. 2

Please come to the Boren Fellowship information meeting for graduate students on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. in C4C N215. Learn about Boren Fellowship grants for international study and research. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research.

September 29, 2014 • Nancy Vanacore • nancy.vanacore@colorado.edu
http://www.borenawards.org/

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. 1, 4:30-5:30 p.m., UMC 415.

Conservation biology & practice in Brazil’s Atlantic forest - May study abroad program

Earn three credits this May in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest on a CU-Boulder Global Seminar. Obtain hands-on experience in the principles and practice of conservation biology. 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 at an informational meeting with the director: Tues. Sept. 30, 3:30-4:15 p.m. in UMC 247.

Beginning the American Dream: Building Credit in the U.S. (for International Students)

Nicholas Cheong (Banking Officer, 1st Bank) was an international student himself. He will use his first-hand experience to walk you through the steps to begin building credit and a solid foundation for financial stability and success in the U.S. This workshop will cover:

*Defining credit history and credit scores and explain how this works in the U.S.

*Steps to building credit

*Maintaining good credit

Thursday, Oct. 2; 3 - 4 p.m.; Regent 302.

For more info, click here.

September 26, 2014 • Niomi Williams • niomi.williams@colorado.edu
http://cumoneysense.colorado.edu

Workshop: Be Money Smart & Career Wise

Once you graduate, how you manage your career will be one of the biggest personal finance choices you will make. What are you doing today to move yourself forward tomorrow?

Join us to learn the differences between a job and career, the ways your career affects your future finances, and how your choices steer the direction of your career success.

Wednesday, Oct. 5; 3 - 3:50 p.m.; UMC 425. This free workshop is provided by CU Money Sense and Career Services.

For more info, click here.

September 26, 2014 • Niomi Williams • niomi.williams@colorado.edu
http://cumoneysense.colorado.edu

OIE Global Citizen Awards

The Office of International Education (OIE) is pleased to announce the OIE Global Citizen Awards to recognize outstanding contributions to international understanding by members of the CU-Boulder community. The following awards will be given: Campus Global Citizen of the Year, Muneeb Kamal Int’l Student of the Year, and Study Abroad Student of the Year. Nominations (or applications) due by 5 pm on Oct. 10. More info or call Janet Garcia at 303-492-7604.

Submit your creative writing to Journal 2020

Journal 2020 is a student-run creative writing nonfiction journal that publishes one issue per semester for the university. Our journal celebrates undergraduate voices in creative nonfiction-personal essays, new journalism, portrait essays, and more are accepted. Journal 2020 relies on submissions from the undergraduate population, so if you are someone who enjoys creative writing, consider submitting your work for publication in the journal. To submit your work, go to our website and click: Submission Guidelines.

September 26, 2014 • Adam Drandell • adam.drandell@colorado.edu
http://journal2020.wordpress.com

Seeking new members: Chancellor's Advisory Committee on GLBT Issues

The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on GLBT Issues is seeking new committee members: undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty. The GLBT Committee advocates for GLBTQ people within the university community. The committee meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at noon in the Center for Community. For more information visit our website. Email Scarlet.Bowen@colorado.edu or Sean.Kenny@colorado.edu

Boren Fellowship information meeting, Oct. 2

Please come to Boren Fellowship information meeting for graduate students on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in C4C N215. Learn about Boren Fellowship grants for international study and research. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research.

September 26, 2014 • Nancy Vanacore • nancy.vanacore@colorado.edu
http://www.borenawards.org/

Study Finance in London in Summer 2015: Interest meeting Sept. 29

Study international finance in London next summer, with CU Business Professor Roy Baas. This seminar includes lectures from prominent financial professionals and field trips to sites such as Lloyd’s of London, Bloomberg and Paris. Eligibility requirements include a minimum 2.5 GPA and coursework in business or economics. To learn more, join us on Monday, Sept. 29, from 11 - 11:50 a.m. in KOBL 302.

ChBE invites you to StAR Symposium!

Graduate students from the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department will host the 13th Student Annual Research Symposium (StARS) on Oct. 9, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in JSCBB.

The purpose of this event is to showcase the research that is currently being done in the CHBE department. This symposium is an all day conference led by graduate students with attendance from local industry professionals and faculty. We have industry representatives from such companies and organizations as NIST, Lexmark, Cerapedics and more.

September 25, 2014 • StARS Committee • starsatcu@gmail.com
https://sites.google.com/site/custars2014

Korean film series

Screenings of two Korean films and a public lecture. "Oldboy" (2003) will be shown on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Complex (VAC) Auditorium. "The Host" (2006) will be shown on Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Muenzinger Auditorium. "The Host" will be preceded by a public lecture, “The Politics of Transnational Korean Genre Films: Park Chan-wook's 'Oldboy' and Bong Joon-Ho's 'The Host,'” by Hye Seung Chung and Scott Diffrient, Communication Studies at Colorado State University, on Friday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m., Muenzinger Auditorium.

September 25, 2014 • Patricia Helfenbein • casevent@colorado.edu
http://cas.colorado.edu

Boren study abroad scholarship meeting Oct. 2

Studying abroad in a non-traditional location during the 2015-16 academic year? Studying a non-traditional language? Boren undergraduate scholarships support study abroad in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Latin American (Europe/Oceania/SAS excluded). The Boren on-campus deadline is Jan. 26, 2015, for study abroad during the 2015-16 academic year, so advance planning is necessary. To learn more, attend an informational meeting: Thursday, Oct. 2, from 4 - 5 p.m. in C4C N215.

September 25, 2014 • Steven Rose • Steven.Rose@Colorado.edu
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu

Colorado ski racing

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for the students of this university to continue or begin ski racing after high school, even if they are not varsity caliber athletes; all ability levels are welcome. This program is designed as a stepping stone for building character, friendships, improving team skills, time management skills, physical fitness, mental focus and attaining goals.

Who wouldn't want to make new friends, ski all the time and have fun?

September 25, 2014 • Paul Rozsypal • csr@colorado.edu
http://www.skiracecu.com/

Our National Parks: Lessons in Courage, Diversity, Justice and Environmental Quality

The Center of the American West is proud to present former National Park Service Director Robert Stanton giving the 2014 Randy Jones Lecture, Oct. 9, in celebration of the centennial of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Date: Oct. 9 Location: Eaton Humanities – Room 150 Time: 6:30 p.m.

The Randy Jones Memorial Lecture Series was created by CU-Boulder’s Center of the American West, in collaboration with Rocky Mountain National Park, as a tribute to former National Park Service Deputy Director Randy Jones.

September 25, 2014 • Jessica Brawner • admin@centerwest.org
http://www.centerwest.org

Subjects needed for study: Effort and decision making

The Neuromechanics Lab needs volunteers for a study on effort and movement decision making. You must be English-speaking, right-handed, between 18-40 years old, and have normal or corrected vision, have no movement control problems, and have no recent orthopedic surgeries or broken bones. This study is expected to take 2-2.5 hours. All procedures take place in our campus laboratory (Clare Small Arts and Science building, room 107). Subjects will be compensated. Contact: Megan O’Brien, megan.obrien@colorado.edu

September 25, 2014 • Megan O'Brien • megan.obrien@colorado.edu

Study film and art in Rome next summer: Interest meeting - Sept. 29

Students can spend three weeks in May and June studying film, art and culture in Rome. All majors can apply and receive three UD credits. Course taught in English. Fulfills UD Lit. and Arts core. Program led by Film Studies Professor Suranjan Ganguly. Film screenings and lectures are combined with excursions in and around Rome. Learn more at an informational meeting: Monday, Sept. 29, 6 - 7:15 p.m., ATLAS 1B31.

September 24, 2014 • Suranjan Ganguly • ganguly@colorado.edu
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu

Don’t sleep through the deadline

Upcoming deadlines for study abroad programs this spring range from Sept. 15 - Oct. 1. Don’t miss your chance to enhance your college experience with overseas studies. Learn more about your study abroad opportunities by completing Study Abroad 101, which covers key information to get you started on your study abroad journey. Study Abroad 101 is offered online and in-person - get started today.

September 24, 2014 • Study Abroad • studyabroad@colorado.edu
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu

Global Seminar: Leading and managing across cultures in northern Europe

Study in northern Europe next summer. Leading and managing diversity in international business is a challenge that managers need to face. The number of interactions that people of different cultural backgrounds have with one another has exponentially increased in the work place. The international business scenario in northern Europe is a natural lab where you can observe, recognize and analyze most of the business concepts and variables at play to manage successfully across cultures. Learn more: Oct. 1, KOBL 220 at 5 p.m.

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. 1, 4:30-5:30 p.m., UMC 415.

The making of Milarepa: Reading and writing the life of Tibet's great saint

Andrew Quintman, Yale University, explores the extraordinary life story of Yogin Milarepa composed by Madman Tsangnyön Heruka, tracing its historical formation, changing narrative voices, and enduring legacy across the region, as this story inspired new forms of religious literature across the Himalayan world, new styles of artistic production, and new traditions of spiritual practice. In time, the Madman’s version of the Yogin’s life would become Tibet’s most famous book. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 5 p.m., British Studies Room, Norlin Library.

September 24, 2014 • Patricia Helfenbein • casevent@colorado.edu
http://cas.colorado.edu

UMC Halloween Costume Contest

Join us for the annual Halloween Costume Contest with free cider and snacks and the contest starting at 12:30 p.m. The first 35 participants will receive a free soup coupon to the UMC Alferd Packer Grill as a participant prize. Please email Kim Kruchen and Kimberly.kruchen@colorado.edu to reserve your spot for the competition.

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