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.

Sustainability Awards call for nominations: Deadline extended to March 5

Deadline: March 5

The annual CU-Boulder Campus Sustainability Awards is now accepting nominations. The University of Colorado wishes to recognize outstanding individuals and departments who demonstrate a sincere commitment to transforming the CU-Boulder campus into a living laboratory for sustainability through innovation that directly reduces the university's ecological footprint, enhances social cohesion and equity in the campus community and/or integrates sustainability into the culture of Boulder and our local communities.

Buff Talks: Non-Profits

Be empowered. Explore careers in non-profits from experts in the non-profit field. Learn from panelists about their career paths and how to get involved. This is a great opportunity to meet with local non-profit executives and discover the benefits of working at a non-profit.

Buff Talks: Non-Profits - Tuesday, March 3, 4-6 p.m. C4C Abrams.

February 27, 2015 • Career Services • CSEvents@colorado.edu
http://www.colorado.edu/career

Steampunk-ed Kung Fu: Transnational Modernity in Hong Kong Director Stephen Fung's Tai Chi Films

Kenneth Chan, University of Northern Colorado, will discuss Hong Kong director Stephen Fun's two-part 3D martial arts extravaganza, "Tai Chi Zero" and "Tai Chi Hero." These kung fu flicks would have been unremarkable as Hong Kong entries to the genre if not for the fact that the director has amalgamated, rather creatively, the martial arts film with a form of retro science fiction: steampunk films. Chan argues that these films force a rethinking of China's and Chinese cultures' relationship to the West. Friday, March 6, 5 p.m. Humanities 250.

Fulbright student grant information meeting

The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship program for international educational exchange, and CU-Boulder has an excellent record of U.S. Fulbright student grants. Come to an information meeting to learn how you can apply for a Fulbright grant to do overseas study/research or to be an English teaching assistant overseas. These grants are for any student who will have at least a bachelor's degree by the time the grant starts and won’t have completed a PhD before October 2015. Meetings: 3/11, 4/6, or 4/28 at 5 p.m. in C4C, S350.

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: Tuesday, March 3, 5-6 p.m. UMC 335.

Equity and Excellence Award call for nominations: Due March 31

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE) seeks nominations for the 2015 Equity and Excellence Awards. This award is designed to recognize CU-Boulder undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of diversity and inclusive excellence in all campus involvement. Award recipients will be honored at a celebration on April 22 at Koenig Alumni Center.

IMPART grants: Call for applications – due April 3

IMPART Fellowships (up to $4,000) are available to CU-Boulder faculty. We seek proposals that improve the campus environment in the area of gender, ethnic, and cultural diversity that promote inclusive excellence. Support for faculty members (especially assistant professors) to initiate new research and scholarly programs as well as expanding the undergraduate curriculum in the areas of ethnic and gender diversity are encouraged. Submit an online application by Friday, April 3, at 5 p.m.

Healthy aging: Sleep and health on March 14

Healthy, adequate sleep is critical for maintaining optimal health. Disruption of sleep and the internal circadian clock have been shown to contribute to health problems including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, cognitive impairments and accidents. Join Kenneth Wright, professor of integrative physiology, for discussion about the basics of sleep, how sleep changes with age, and strategies to improve sleep. Saturday, March 14, 1 p.m., Benson Earth Sciences – Room 180. Part of CU on the Weekend, which is free and open to the public.

February 27, 2015 • CU on the Weekend • weekend@colorado.edu
http://conted.colorado.edu/cuontheweekend

Equity and Excellence Award call for nominations: Due March 31

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE) seeks nominations for the 2015 Equity and Excellence Awards. This award is designed to recognize CU-Boulder undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of diversity and inclusive excellence in all campus involvement. Award recipients will be honored at a celebration on April 22 at Koenig Alumni Center.

Give new meaning to the unused coffee mugs in your life

The Office for Outreach and Engagement is collecting coffee mugs for Boulder’s Bridge House. Bridge House serves some 300 meals a day to Boulder’s homeless and working poor families, and they don’t have enough coffee mugs on hand. How can you help? Dust off that unused coffee mug that is taking up space and bring it to the outreach office on the 3rd floor in room 337 of the Continuing Education Building. If your group or department collects a box of mugs, give us a call at 2-4471 and we’ll pick it up.

February 26, 2015 • Wynn Martens • Wynn.Martens@Colorado.EDU

SIT Study Abroad meet and greet

Are you interested in an SIT Study Abroad program? Through the School for International Training (SIT), CU students have studied throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Please join recent SIT alumni for a light lunch on March 4th from 1-3 p.m. in the Aspen Room, UMC. Come learn more about their experiences and ask any questions you may have about SIT programs. CU Study Abroad and SIT Study Abroad staff will be available to discuss financial aid, scholarships and application steps. We hope to see you there.

February 26, 2015 • Cloud Baffour • Baffour@Colorado.EDU
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/

Healthy Aging: Optimal Longevity and Cardiovascular Health

Join Doug Seals and Tom LaRocca, from the Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory, for a discussion about aging in Colorado and beyond. Together, they will focus on the concept that optimization of physiological function throughout the lifespan as a major emphasis of contemporary biomedical policy to combat global aging and the importance of adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve arterial health and combat cardiovascular disease and aging. Saturday, Feb. 28, 1-3 p.m., Benson Earth Sciences, room 180. Free and open to the public.

'The Grenada Revolution, The US Invasion and the Public Humanities'

Thurs. 2/26, 5 p.m., in Norlin M549, the Departments of English and French and Italian are hosting the 1st in a series of 3 lectures on Caribbean Studies. Shalini Puri will give a talk entitled "Lives and Afterlives: The Grenada Revolution, the US Invasion and the Public Humanities". Puri is an associate professor of English, University of Pittsburgh. She works on postcolonial theory and cultural studies in the Caribbean. Her book on Grenada is the first scholarly book to look at conflicting memories of the revolution and U.S. intervention.

February 26, 2015 • Jocelyn Franklin • jocelyn.franklin@colorado.edu

Study ecology and evolution in the Galápagos Islands - winter 2015-16 study abroad program

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 upper-division EBIO credits with course hours in the fall and then on-site next winter break. Join us to learn more: Tuesday, March 3, 4:30 p.m., Center for Community, N215.

Enhancing function in later life: Exercise and Functional Network Connectivity

25-35 year old Boulder or Denver area residents and CU students, faculty, staff and alumni

Planning to live in the Boulder/Denver Area for next three months

Compensation: $100 for three meetings.

ELIGIBILITY: 25-35 years old, not regular exercisers. No non-removable metal in body.

CONTACT: (303) - 492-9549 or force.researchstudy@gmail.com (Please leave your name and a number where we can reach you)

February 26, 2015 • Deborah Atwell • force.researchstudy@gmail.com

Enhancing function in later life: Exercise and Functional Network Connectivity

Age 65 and older, Boulder or Denver area residents and CU students, faculty, staff and alumni

Planning to live in the Boulder/Denver Area for next six months

Compensation: $300 for six meetings plus a 16-week supervised exercise program.

ELIGIBILITY: 65 years old or older, not regular exercisers. No non-removable metal in body.

CONTACT: (303)-492-9549 or force.researchstudy@gmail.com (Please leave your name and a number where we can reach you)

February 26, 2015 • Deborah Atwell • force.researchstudy@gmail.com

16th Annual Thompson Awards for Western American Writing

Each year, Center of the American West awards $500 cash prizes to talented students writing on Western topics. All CU-Boulder degree program students are eligible. Categories are poetry, fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction and academic non-fiction. The deadline is March 22, and we are accepting entries now.

You could take advantage of a class assignment to write something that would be perfect for the contest.

For rules, entry form, and to read winning entries from previous years, please visit our website.

Healthy Aging: Sleep and Health on March 14

Healthy, adequate sleep is critical for maintaining optimal health. Disruption of sleep and the internal circadian clock have been shown to contribute to health problems including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, cognitive impairments and accidents. Join Kenneth Wright, professor of integrative physiology, for discussion about the basics of sleep, how sleep changes with age, and strategies to improve sleep. Saturday, March 14, 1 p.m., Benson Earth Sciences – Room 180. Part of CU on the Weekend, which is free and open to the public.

February 26, 2015 • CU on the Weekend • weekend@colorado.edu
http://conted.colorado.edu/cuontheweekend

Distinguished Lecture with Mike Connor, Deputy Secretary of the Interior

2015 Getches-Wilkinson Center Distinguished Lecture

Featuring: Mike Connor, Deputy Secretary of the Interior "Expanding the Watershed: Certainty and Sustainability in 21st Century Water Resources Management."

Tuesday, March 10 5:30 p.m. Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

This event is free and open to the public. You must be registered to attend. Reception to follow in Boettcher Hall.

More information at: http://www.colorado.edu/law/research/gwc/events Register at:https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_eWGUevh2ZEmNkwt

Site visit to University of Northern Colorado Friday, April 17

This is an exciting opportunity to experience another campus on the Front Range. The participants on this site visit will be able to talk with faculty and find out what it is like teaching and being a faculty member at UNC, Greeley. Graduate student participants from all campuses must submit a CV to Dr. Border by Monday, March 16. Click here for more details.

Intern abroad with AIESEC

With AIESEC, going abroad is easier and cheaper than you think. You can be "that friend" that takes advantage of the opportunity and travels to exciting new destinations. It's time for less talking a more doing!

Come our info sessions for more info!

Wednesday, Feb. 25 * 1pm @RAMY N1B23 * 6pm @RAMY N1B23

Thursday, Feb. 26 * 1pm @DUAN G1B35 * 6pm @RAMY N1B23

Can't make it? Email us as vpogx-colorado@aiesecUS.org or come by our office @UMC 121A to chat with one of our representatives! We can't wait to meet you!

February 25, 2015 • Sarah Lincoln • vpcomm-colorado@aiesecus.org

Equity and Excellence Award call for nominations - due March 31

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE) seeks nominations for the 2015 Equity and Excellence Awards. This award is designed to recognize CU-Boulder undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of diversity and inclusive excellence in all campus involvement. Award recipients will be honored at a celebration on April 22 at Koenig Alumni Center.

First Annual Doug Burger Lecture in Medieval and Early Modern Literature honors Doug Burger

On Tuesday, March 10, the English Department is kicking off the First Annual Doug Burger Lecture in Medieval and Early Modern Literature to honor Doug Burger, a much-loved professor. Reception at 4 pm in the British Studies Room (Norlin M549), followed by a talk at 5 pm by David Aers of Duke University. Aers’s talk will explore one of the grand narratives of modernity —­ the Reformation — tracing the concerns about the church that William Langland raises in his late-fourteenth-century poem Piers Plowman forward to the work of John Milton.

February 25, 2015 • Kim Elzinga • englmarketing@colorado.edu
http://english.colorado.edu

IMPART Grants - Call for applications, due April 3

IMPART Fellowships (up to $4,000) are available to CU-Boulder faculty. We seek proposals that improve the campus environment in the area of gender, ethnic and cultural diversity that promote inclusive excellence. Support for faculty members (especially assistant professors) to initiate new research and scholarly programs as well as expanding the undergraduate curriculum in the areas of ethnic and gender diversity are encouraged. Submit an online application by Friday, April 3, at 5 p.m.

Graduation!

Graduating in May? Please make an appointment to see your advisor and submit your application. Check the website for updated information, including details about the ceremony, caps and gowns, announcements, disability services, parking and other events. Grads will also received detailed information via email in the coming weeks.

February 25, 2015 • Sarah A. Hallock Adderholt • sarah.adderholt@colorado.edu
http://www.colorado.edu/commencement/

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