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Study entrepreneurship and innovation in Panama this May

Panama is considered the fourth strongest economy in Latin America and one of the top 20 fastest growing economies in the world. However, strong economic performance has not translated into broadly shared prosperity. Participate in this Global Seminar to partner with local entrepreneurs and learn first-hand about the potential for business solutions to address poverty and related social and environmental challenges. This program runs for two weeks in May. Informational meeting Jan. 21, 6 p.m. in KOBL 102.

Experience theatre, music and culture in Edinburgh, Scotland this summer

Earn three credits in three weeks this summer while experiencing the world's largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, first hand. In addition to staying in Scotland's beautiful capital, students take a five-day tour of the Highlands and a day trip to Glasgow. See the arts in a whole new way. Interest meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 27, 5-6pm in C4C N215.

'The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds'

Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of Tillie, a bright young girl in 1970s America whose mother is mentally ill. As she works on the eponymous research, she and her disabled sister Ruth discover that sometimes, the only person you can count on is yourself. A classic story of discovery, love, family and the harm parents can inflict on their children.

Jan. 28-Feb. 1, Loft Theatre, University Theatre Building


Global Seminar: Doing business in China, summer 2015

On this Global Seminar in Beijing and Shanghai, you will 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 village life to the Great Wall. Learn more: Jan. 21, 5:30-6:40 p.m. in Koelbel 302.

It's not too late: Add an applied music course to your schedule

Earn two credit hours this spring with CU-Boulder's Applied Music Program. Group classes include guitar and hand drum circle. Private lessons are available for everything from banjo and guitar to voice and piano. Lessons begin Feb. 2. Register now on MyCUInfo portal. $326 per credit. Tuition is separate from main campus tuition. Contact advisor at appmusic@colorado.edu or 303-492-5950. Detailed information: http://conted.colorado.edu/programs/applied-music/courses/.

16th annual Thompson Awards for Western American Writing - $500 prizes

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.

If you keep it in mind this semester, you may be able to use a class assignment to write something that will be perfect for the contest.

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

Faculty opportunity at the Center of the American West

Are you a faculty member involved in Western American studies or research? We want to know about you!

We at the Center of the American West believe that an understanding of the historical origins of the West's problems, an emphasis on the common interests of all parties, and a dose of good humor are essential to constructive public discussion.

Visit our website at www.centerwest.org and then tell us about your work and we can see what collaborations we can develop! Please email Jessica Brawner at admin@centerwest.org

January 19, 2015 • Jessica Brawner • admin@centerwest.org

2015 CU Digital Humanities speaker and workshop series kickoff

Digital Humanities Research: Techniques and Questions Will Thomas, Chair, History Department, University of Nebraska - Lincoln Jan. 23 , 3 - 4:30 p.m., Norlin 5th floor.

This talk will explore the methods behind digital humanities research projects and will offer an introduction to the digital humanities. Examining a range of successful projects in History, Literary Studies, Media Studies, and Geography, as well as digital libraries, we will explore what the digital medium does well and how it can be used for humanities research.

January 19, 2015 • Merlyn Holmes • eventsgs@colorado.edu

Kicking the Habit: Sanho Tree on Drug Policy Reform in the U.S. and Around the World

Students for Sensible Drug Policy presents this special event with Sanho Tree on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the University Memorial Center, Room 235. Sanho Tree is a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., and director of its Drug Policy Project, which works to end the domestic and international “War on Drugs” and replace it with policies that promote public health and safety. Light appetizers will be served during the event.

Spring 'Beyond Academia' lecture series Begins with Dr. Chipman

Jan 22. 4 - 5 p.m. Main Campus - Muenzinger E214

Join us for the Spring “Beyond Academia” lectures, hosted by the Graduate School. This series is designed to inform graduate students about possibilities for careers outside of academia by connecting CU-Boulder students with scholars working outside of universities. The first lecture of the spring will be Dr. Susan Chipman and will be co-hosted with Prof. Linda Watkin's "Scientific Skills Development" class. For more info, email Linda.Watkins@colorado.edu

January 19, 2015 • Merlyn Holmes • eventsgs@colorado.edu

Be part of the Sunday Bowling Leagues

Get your team together and be part of a league! It's better than ever and easy fun! We offer an Early League for 4-person teams from 6-8:30 p.m. and a Late League for 2-person teams from 8:30-10:30 p.m. There's a one-time registration fee of $10/person and a $5 weekly fee/person.

This is a fantastic value and a fun way to get together with friends on a regular basis. Stop by or contact The Connection to learn how: theconnection@colorado.edu or 303.735.BOWL(2695)

Leagues run Sundays, Feb. 8 - April 26. (No leagues on March 22 and 29.)

Free poker tournament Tuesday, Jan. 27

Tuesday Night Free Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments

Put on your poker face and win prizes. Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection Front Desk; cards fly at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome - all skill levels.

2015 DATES: On Tuesdays:

  • Jan. 27
  • Feb. 10 & 24
  • March 10 & 31
  • April 14
  • Grand Championship on April 28
  • The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC

    Monday Night Bowl Special January 26

    Monday Nights, 6 p.m.-close

    We 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 and family. Everyone is welcome. This is the best deal.

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

    2015 DATES:

  • Mondays through April 27
  • Not offered Monday, Jan. 19, due to early holiday closure
  • The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC 1st floor

    Property Services’ live auction of surplus property and equipment

    University of Colorado Boulder Property Services will hold a public auction of surplus property and equipment on Saturday, Feb. 7. Items will be available for preview beginning at 8 a.m. and the auction will begin at 9 a.m.

    Auctions are held on the east side of: University of Colorado Boulder Distribution Center 3300 Walnut St. Boulder, CO 80301

    January 16, 2015 • Steve Marvel, (303) 492-1120 • Steve.Marvel@colorado.edu

    Entrepreneurship and empowerment in South Africa interest meeting: Jan. 21

    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: Jan. 21, 5-6 p.m. in KOBL 203.

    Teen playwriting class with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival

    Do you know a teenager with a passion for playwriting? The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is offering teenagers a 10-week playwriting intensive, held on Monday evenings (Feb. 23-May 4), and taught by Theatre doctoral student Sarah Johnson. Students enrolled in the course will write 10-minute plays, and submit to national playwriting contests. Ask about our CU employee discount. Call 303-492-1973 for details, or to register your child.

    Global Seminar St. Petersburg, summer 2015: Interest meeting on Wed. Jan. 21

    Make summer 2015 summer 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 and 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 welcome. Learn more: Jan. 21, 5 p.m. HUMN 190.

    Sylvia Wilkinson presents her new novel, 'Big Cactus'

    Friends of the CU Libraries will host Sylvia Wilkinson reading from and discussing her new novel, "Big Cactus," Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in Norlin Library, 5th Floor. In "Big Cactus," plucky teenage Benny takes his headstrong 84-year-old Aunt Lucy on a road trip from North Carolina to see the giant saguaro cactus in Arizona. Along the way, they rescue a stranded runaway, and the three venture forth in Benny’s 1965 GMC pickup, accompanied by Benny’s dog Polar. "Big Cactus" is published in Boulder by Owl Canyon Press.

    Don’t sleep through the deadline

    Upcoming deadlines for study abroad programs this summer and fall range from Jan. 25 - March 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.

    Global seminar: Doing business in China, summer 2015

    On this global seminar in Beijing and Shanghai, you will 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 village life to the Great Wall. Learn more: Jan. 21, 5:30-6:40 p.m. Koelbel 302.

    Learn a language: Non-credit classes at ALTEC

    The Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for spring language classes. These classes are non-credit and are open to the CU Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students, Retirees and their spouses.

    Classes begin Jan. 26 and meet two hrs/week for 8 weeks. Tuition is only $75. This spring choose from various levels of French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swahili and Swedish.

    *Note: French 4 is a 10 week class with an increased rate of $93 and will run through April 10.

    Study and research in Brazil this summer

    Earn six credits in five weeks in Brazil this summer. Gain academic and professional experience while immersed in the language and culture of contemporary Brazil. Work alongside Brazilian students to complete a research project, improve your Portuguese language skills, learn capoeira, attend local festivals and more. The first 10 accepted students receive a $300-600 scholarship. Learn more at an informational meeting: Jan. 22, 4:15-4:45p.m., UMC 335.

    Subjects needed for passive cycling study: $160

    The Applied Exercise Science Lab is seeking sedentary male subjects aged 18-55 to study passive cycling (involves a stationary bicycle with a motor rotating the bicycle pedals for you). The experiment will consist of four separate sessions each lasting four hours. Benefits of participating include: body composition (percent body fat), fitness assessment, bone density, glucose tolerance assessment and determination of caloric expenditure. You will be paid $160 for study completion.

    January 15, 2015 • James Peterman • James.Peterman@colorado.edu

    Free avalanche awareness talk

    The Backcountry Club has arranged for Friends of Berthoud Pass to conduct a talk on avalanche awareness and safety this Thursday, Jan. 15. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in room 180 of the Benson Earth Sciences building. The talk is free and open to the public; you do not need to be a member of the Backcountry Club in order to attend.

    January 15, 2015 • Katya Selivanoff • katya.selivanoff@colorado.edu

    Study international operations management in Hong Kong this summer

    Global Seminar: International Operations (Hong Kong). Travel to Hong Kong this summer and study operations management in one of the largest trading centers in Asia. You will engage in daily site visits to local businesses and learn first-hand about manufacturing in mainland China during an overnight field trip to Guangdong Province. Find out more at a meeting: Jan. 22nd, 6-7 p.m. in Koelbel 102.