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Entrepreneurship and empowerment in South Africa interest meeting Sept. 30

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: Sept. 30, 5 to 6 p.m. in KOBL 203. (Photo by John Snedegar).

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

Global seminar: Russian language and culture, summer 2016 - Interest Meeting on Oct. 1

Make summer 2016 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/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 are welcome. Learn more: Oct. 1, 5 p.m. HUMN 1B90. http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=StPetersburgGS

Conservation biology and practice in Brazil’s Atlantic forest – May Study Abroad program

Earn 3 credits this May in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest on this exciting CU-Boulder global seminar. 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 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: Tuesday, Sept. 29,  3:30 to 4:15 p.m. in UMC 353.

CHINA Town Hall: Local connections, national reflections

The 2015 program will feature a live webcast panel discussion with Robert Rubin; Sheldon Day; Daniel Rosen; and Stephen Orlins. The panel will discuss Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. This will be followed by our on-site speaker, William Hurst, associate professor of political science at Northwestern University. He will speak on “Consultative Authoritarianism versus Political Decay: Politics at the Grassroots in China Today.” CAS Speaker Series. Monday, Oct. 5, 5 p.m. Eaton Humanities 250, CU-Boulder.

Study Virginia Woolf in London

Spend three weeks studying Virginia Woolf’s work on site – in London. Experience the life and work of Woolf first-hand as you visit important literary sites such as Monk’s House, Charleston, Kew Gardens and Sissinghurst. This program, directed by Jane Garrity, examines the ways that London and its environs impacted Woolf’s vision of the English nation. Come learn more at the interest meeting: Wednesday, Oct 7, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in UMC 353.

Global seminar: Accounting in a global economy interest meeting

Spend the summer on this new Global Seminar in London and Amsterdam and complete ACCT 3700. Build an understanding of how the global economy affects financial reporting and legal transfer pricing strategies for multi-national corporations. Information meeting with the director, Josh Neil: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. in KOBL 375. (Photo by Bryce Patterson).

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.

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 Thursday, Oct. 8, from 5 to 6 p.m. in C4C S435.

OIE Global Citizen Award nomination

The Office of International Education (OIE) is pleased to announce the OIE Global Citizen Awards to honor and recognize outstanding contributions to international understanding by members of the CU-Boulder community.

Applications and supporting material are due by 5 p.m. on Oct. 2. The recipients of all awards will be honored during International Education Week at a special awards ceremony on Nov. 18, 4:30 to 6 p.m.  More information

Sept. 30: CMCI information fair

Join us to learn about different clubs and get involved.

Date: Sept. 30

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: UMC Arcade

September 28, 2015 • Kimberly Donovan • kim.donovan@colorado.edu

Oct. 8-11: Short-form storytelling: An immersive workshop

CMCI is hosting a three-day immersive workshop for those interested in learning more about short-form storytelling, ideally for the web. Attendees will learn key principles for effective storytelling in audio, video and motion graphics. The workshop is geared for anyone who has an interest in short-form video and motion graphics. Register at: https://www.regonline.com/multimediaworkshop

Contact Ross Taylor for more information at: ross@rosstaylor.net, 757-412-8558.

September 28, 2015 • Kimberly Donovan • kim.donovan@colorado.edu

Oct. 8: Josephine B. Jones lecture series

In March, 1965, just days after the well-publicized racial violence of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama, President Lyndon B. Johnson went on national television to speak before Congress. His speech, now known as “We Shall Overcome,” was consequential in its own time, and scholars from multiple disciplines have documented its legislative and electoral impacts.

Date: Oct. 8 Time: 5 p.m. Location: Eaton Humanities 1B50

September 28, 2015 • Kimberly Donovan • kim.donovan@colorado.edu

Oct. 22: CMCI Fall Career Fair

Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: Oct. 22

Location: University Memorial Center, UMC Ballroom

RSVP on the Facebook event.

September 28, 2015 • Kimberly Donovan • kim.donovan@colorado.edu

Game lovers: 'Super Smash Bros BRAWL' tournament Sept. 25

Whether you're a 'gamer' or not, here's your chance to watch others in action, try different games, and maybe earn bragging rights and prizes.

Sign up starts 6 p.m. at The Connection, 1st flr UMC; play begins 7 p.m. $5 entry fee. Prizes for top finishers. Different games each tournament.


  • 9/25: Super Smash Bros. BRAWL
  • 10/9: FIFA 16
  • 10/23: NBA 2K16
  • 11/6: HALO 5
  • 11/20: COD Black Ops III
  • 12/4: NHL 16
  • 12/11: Rock Band 4
  • Extreme Bowling on Friday & Saturday nights

    7 p.m. - Close

    Friday and Saturday nights can be fun and electrifying by bowling with black lights, lane lights and color pins. It's the only Extreme Bowling you'll find in Boulder - and it's fun for everyone.

    Win prizes for Color Head Pin Strikes. Note: Be sure to tell The Connection Staff before bowling the color pins so they can see you make the strike.

    2015 DATES:

  • Fridays and Saturdays through May 2

    Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC

  • Workshop: A path to climate justice

    A Path to Climate Justice Workshop: Charting the Intersections of Climate Disruption, Social Justice and a Sustainable Future with Heather Hackman. Sept. 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. UMC Gallery Registration by Sept. 25 is required. Register here

    Hackman helps us identify our current climate reality, how we got here, and how a social justice lens is necessary for a humane and sustainable response.

    Ferment! Thursdays 5:30 p.m.

    Ferment: Eat, drink, & talk about life, faith/doubt, theology, God, spirituality, hope, love.

    Meets Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. during the fall & spring semesters at Backcountry Pizza & Taphouse. 2319 Arapahoe just west of Folsom St.

    Open to under-grad & grad-students of any, or no, faith background. Seeking people who are open-minded, aren't rigid, and who come without agendas or needs to hog conversations. Free food & beverages for the first 6 who arrive!

    Hosted by Wesley Fellowship.

    September 24, 2015 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org

    Learn how to dance salsa

    This is a reminder that the Boulder chapter of Ritmos Latinos, conducts classes in basic salsa every Tuesday night from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Dennis Small Cultural Center (UMC, 4th floor, Room 457).

    No partner is necessary but feel free to bring a friend. Classes are open to all members of the CU-Boulder student, staff and faculty community.

    September 24, 2015 • Ritmos Latinos • ritmoslatinos@colorado.edu

    Spatial variations in gender norms among Korean Chinese communities in northeastern China

    This talk, presented by Amy Schubert, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geography, explores how divergent historical, social and economic experiences in northeastern China have produced spatial variation in gender norms among the ethnic Korean Chinese minority there. Essentially, Yanbian's geographic proximity to the Korean peninsula has made it an exceptional space within China, with consequently exceptional social practice. CAS Luncheon Series. Thursday, Oct. 1, 12 p.m., CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway. Lunch will be provided.

    Recreationally-active subjects needed for research study

    The Applied Exercise Science Lab is recruiting male subjects (ages 18-30) for a study looking at how breathing low levels of carbon monoxide (CO) affects the total amount of hemoglobin in the body and whether this affects cardiovascular fitness and exercise performance.

    -The experiment will consist of 20 visits that will take a total of nine hours duration over a one-month period.

    -Compensation of $10/hour ($90 for study completion)

    If interested, please contact Benjamin Ryan at benjamin.ryan@colorado.edu.

    September 24, 2015 • Benjamin Ryan • benjamin.ryan@colorado.edu

    Fun research projects for kids

    The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children age birth to 12 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about memory and language development. A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel and kids receive a fun prize.

    For more information or to sign up, see our information below or call us at 303-492-6389.

    Campus-wide photo shoot for LGBTQ and allied community Sept. 30

    In order to celebrate CU-Boulder's designation as one of the Top 25 LGBTQ-incluisve universities and colleges in the nation, we would like to invite faculty, staff and administrators to attend a campus-wide photo shoot to highlight our support for the LGBTQ and allied community.

    The photo shoot will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 11:45 a.m. in the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre. We will take the photograph promptly at noon. If you are able to participate, please request a photo release form and return it to sj.miller@colorado.edu.

    Solar Benefits workshop

    Sept. 25 UMC 353, 12 to 1 p.m. Bring a lunch!

    Solar Benefits Colorado pools the power of the community to get more competitive pricing from a pre-selected solar company, with an additional incentive that provides even better savings as more people contract for solar on their homes.

    A local and experienced solar firm has been selected for the program through a competitive bidding process and is offering discounted pricing to residents. This opportunity runs for a limited time, so sign up for a free site evaluation now!

    Research participants for memory study- Compensation provided

    Healthy participants between 18 – 22 years needed for a speech research study examining the role of working memory on speech motor functions. Compensation provided. Call 303-492-5829 or e-mail speechlab@colorado.edu for details. Ask for information about the MEMORY study.

    September 23, 2015 • Katherine Cavaliere • speechlab@colorado.edu