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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.

Modern Indian Identity - The Critical Indigenous Exchange with Will Wilson

Modern Indian Identity - Featuring Diné Photographer Will Wilson 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Hale 270

Will Wilson is a Diné photographer who spent his formative years living in the Navajo Nation. Wilson created The Critical Indigenous Exchange because he was impatient with the way that American culture remains enamored with photographer Edward S. Curtis’s portraits. Wilson is resuming the documentary mission of Curtis from the standpoint of a 21st century indigenous photographer, building a contemporary vision of Native North America.

October 5, 2015 • Austin Quinty • admin@centerwest.org

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 on Monday, Oct. 5, 12:15 p.m. in UMC 353. (Photo by Kaifa Roland).

Study building construction in Valencia, Spain

Study building construction in the beautiful city of Valencia this summer. While earning credit for AREN 2050, you can examine world-renowned architectural works in Spain. A two-day field trip to Barcelona is also included, and all engineering students are guaranteed a $750-$1,500 scholarship. The course counts as a technical elective for most engineering majors. Learn more at an informational meeting: Thursday, Oct. 15, 5 to 5:30 p.m. ECCR 131. (Photo by ISA).

Round and Round and Up and Down: an MFA dance production

Round and Round and Up and Down: an MFA dance production, Oct. 10-11, 7 p.m., Fiske Planetarium

Legos and eyeballs and time travel, oh my! Michelle Bernier's MFA performance is described as "kid-friendly and adult-friendlier," using science, math, storytelling and movement to explore how spirals interact with different fields and disciplines of human knowledge.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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 Monday, Oct. 12, 5 to 6 p.m. in the C4C S341. (Photo by Nan Goodman).

Be a zero-waste warrior with Ralphie’s Green Stampede

Join Ralphie’s Green Stampede at home football games and help us keep Folsom a zero-waste stadium. Free entrance to the game, meal and T-Shirt. Volunteers are needed to staff zero-waste stations throughout the stadium to educate football fans about the importance and impact of composting and recycling. Volunteers are on the front line to divert waste from the landfill, helping us get to our goal of 90 percent diversion. Come as an individual, with friends, or as an organization and check out what the zero-waste excitement is all about.

Sing along at Karaoke Night on Oct. 15

Put this one on your calendar for an energizing break from studies.

Sing along to your choice of fun tunes on Thursday night using Club 156's cool sound and light systems. This rocks for a fun time with new and old friends.

8 p.m. in Club 156, first floor UMC. Food and beverage are right next door in The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games.


  • Sept. 17
  • Oct. 1, 15, 29
  • Nov. 12
  • Dec. 3
  • The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, first floor UMC

    Free Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament, Oct. 13

    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.


  • Sept. 1, 15, 29
  • Oct. 13, 17
  • Nov. 10
  • Dec. 1
  • Grand Championship (winners play-off): Dec. 8
  • Discover all that The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games offers, first floor UMC, at colorado.edu/umc/connection.

    9-Ball Billiards Tournament on Oct. 7

    Alternating Wednesdays, The Connection hosts 8 or 9-Ball Billiards Tournaments.

    $5 entry fee. Sign up starts 6 p.m. at the Connection Front Desk; play begins at 7 p.m. Tournaments run in either double elimination or round robin format. BCA rules apply. Prizes for top finishers.


  • 9/23: 8-Ball
  • 10/7: 9-Ball
  • 10/21: 8-Ball
  • 11/4: 9-Ball
  • 11/18: 8-Ball
  • 12/2: 9-Ball
  • The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, first floor UMC

    Nature Church - Sundays 10:10AM

    Experience nature as "church."

    A series of outings in the foothills surrounding Boulder. We'll have brief moments of setting intention, reflection, prayer, pondering, & alternative forms of communion. Ideally, you'll be able to walk up to 4 miles in the high country - up to 2 miles in & out, depending on the week.

    Meet at CU's Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St. at 10:10AM. We'll carpool & return by Noon.

    "The mountains are calling and I must go." John Muir "Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer." Luke 5:16

    Soul Food Sundays 5 p.m.

    A time to reflect upon how God is at work in our lives and in the world while enjoying a free home-cooked meal. Casual, conversational, social justice minded, science embracing, Jesus-loving Christianity. Meets in the lounge at CU's Wesley Chapel.

    Wesley Fellowship is a progressive Christian campus ministry that helps university students grow in faith, service, and love. Fully LGBTQI-friendly. "Stretch your mind, feed your soul!" 1290 Folsom St., across from the stadium, at the corner of University Heights Avenue.

    October 4, 2015 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org

    Friday night concert and rave Oct. 2

    Six local musicians and DJs. Six times the fun. Get your rave on at Wesley Student Center. 8 p.m. - midnight. Friday, Oct. 2. For CU Students. Free.

    Hosted by professional DJ (& CU alumn) "D-Joya!"

    Wesley Student Center, 1290 Folsom St. at the corner of University Heights Avenue, across from Folsom Field.

    Substance-free Fun. Bring friends!

    Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1501565716835192/

    CWA Athenaeum presents: Jo Becker

    The Conference on World Affairs at CU-Boulder is honored to welcome Jo Becker, an award-winning journalist for the New York Times, a critically acclaimed author, a Pulitzer Prize winner and a University of Colorado graduate. She published the book The Forcing of Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality in 2014, covering the fight to present the case of same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court.

    October 1, 2015 • Briana Johnson • ath@colorado.edu

    Women's wellness study

    Participants needed for a paid research study.

    Researchers in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at CU-Boulder are conducting a study seeking to understand the neuroscience of emotion and well-being. If you are a woman between 18 – 55, you may be eligible to participate.

    Earn up to $180.

    Participants must be:

    1. Healthy women OR Women with a history of depression
    2. Ages 18 - 65
    3. Willing to participate in an MRI assessment
    4. Smartphone users

    Contact us at:

    womenswellness@colorado.edu 303-492-7378.

    October 1, 2015 • Marina Lopez-Sola, PhD. • womenswellness@colorado.edu

    CU on the Weekend: Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio and the birth of humanism Oct. 10

    Join Valerio Ferme, professor of Italian and associate dean for the arts and humanities, for a talk exploring the humanities through the work of Italy’s “three crowns,” Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, and showing how the values that they made central to their writings continue to engage us today, in an age that seems so distant and different from their own. Saturday, Oct. 10, 1 to 3 p.m., Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium. Part of CU on the Weekend, which is free and open to the public.

    October 1, 2015 • CU on the Weekend • weekend@colorado.edu

    Global seminar information session for CU Faculty

    Global seminars are summer courses where a faculty member takes a group of CU undergraduate students to study in an Asian country. Courses may focus on any topic related to the country they are based in. For the information session, we have invited past global seminar leaders to describe their experiences, and will also offer brief presentations by Study Abroad and CAS. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 12 to 1 p.m., CAS Conference Room (1424 Broadway). Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP to casevent@colorado.edu by Tuesday, Oct. 6.

    Monday Night Bowl special Oct. 5

    Monday Nights, 6 p.m. to close

    Make Mondays special! $8 per person for two hours of unlimited bowling. Shoes and a fountain drink are included in the price. Come alone, or with friends or family. Everyone is welcome. This is the best deal.

    Click here to learn about all The Connection's weekly events.

    2015 DATES:

  • Every Monday except:
  • Not available Nov. 23
  • The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor

    October LASP public lecture: 'Zombie Satellites, Killer Electrons, and Physics in Space!'

    In this Oct. 7 talk, Craig Rodger, a space physics researcher from New Zealand, will discuss how Earth-orbiting satellites can be damaged or even lost due to increased high-energy electron fluxes in the Earth’s radiation belts. Professor Rodger studies how these high energy particles are lost into the polar atmosphere using the AARDDVARK satellite network located in the Arctic and Antarctic.

    7:30 p.m. in the LSTB building (rm 299), located at 1234 Innovation Dr. in the east campus research park.

    Doors open at 7 p.m. FREE

    Cleopatra: An archaeological perspective on Egypt’s last pharaoh

    Join John Hale as he presents an illustrated tour of the Egypt that Cleopatra inherited from her Ptolemaic ancestors. View her self-chosen portraits on coins and temple walls, learn about her extraordinary achievements as goddess, priestess, queen, civil administrator, scholar, lover, and above all, mother. This free lecture will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Eaton Humanities Building, room 1B50 on CU-Boulder’s main campus as part of the Archaeological Institute of America Lecture Series.

    September 30, 2015 • CU Museum of Natural History • cumuseum@colorado.edu

    Free T-shirt day Oct. 7

    Do you love free T-shirts? Do you like to design your own T-shirt? Then Oct. 7 is the day for you. Stop by the UMC fountain area to print a custom T-shirt with CWA and local printmakers.

    We will have three designs to choose from and five different super soft T-shirt colors.

    Come to the UMC fountain area on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    September 30, 2015 • Amanda Roper • amanda.roper@colorado.edu

    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