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Non-credit beginning Korean course

Come join us for an informative Korean language program in an engaging environment at ALTEC.

Beginning Korean requires no previous knowledge or exposure to Korean. This class begins with basic skill building for communication through a variety of classroom activities. Location: Hellems 145

Visit the link below for further information on the classes.


Non-credit beginning Russian course

We are putting a little extra some zest in Russian I this fall. Using a comprehensible input approach that leaves no adult learner behind, students will experience language through its narrative and creative avenues. Each lesson will focus on the repetition in multiple contexts of a very small handful of structures.

No previous experience necessary.

Register now before it is too late.


Pell Grant students - Special study abroad scholarship

Pell Grant recipients: Federal funding, via the Gilman Scholarship, is available for study abroad in addition to your current financial aid package. We'll cover the application process and tips for a successful application. Learn more: Thursday, Sept. 15, 12 p.m. (the CUE, 3rd floor C4C) and Wednesday, Sept. 21, 4:15 p.m. (Fleming 241). Sponsored by Study Abroad, SASC and the CUE.

September 13, 2016 • Steve Rose • Steven.Rose@Colorado.edu

Non-credit intermediate Spanish 2 course

The week before our first class, the instructor will send out a short survey to hear what vocabulary, grammar and cultural material you're most interested in learning or practicing. Grammar options could include more advanced tenses such as the future, conditional, or the present subjunctive or difficult grammar points such as Spanish pronouns. Classes will be conducted almost entirely in Spanish, so be ready to practice. Oct. 20-Dec. 15 Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 pm https://altec.colorado.edu/languageclasses/registration.shtml?classid=00454

Non-credit beginning French 2 course

In this highly interactive course students will continue acquiring French and building proficiency through listening and reading with a comprehensible input approach that leaves no adult learner behind. Students will continue to experience language through its narrative and creative avenues in an anxiety-reducing, naturalistic environment. Communicative competence will continue to be front and center.

Oct. 18 - Dec. 13, Tuesdays 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Register now.


See the exhibit 'Broadcast Generation' on the first floor of Norlin Library

Sept. 13, 2016 through Aug. 23, 2017

This is the third iteration of poster exhibits produced by students in conjunction with instructor Petger Schaberg (coordinator of digital literacies in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric) and Andrew Violet (graphic designer for the University Libraries). It is the product of a creative assignment. The title, Broadcast Generation, is a student-generated identity uncovered for the first time in this iteration of the exhibit.

September 13, 2016 • Andrew Violet • andrew.violet@colorado.edu

Non-credit conversational Russian 2 course

Come brush up on your Russian through ALTEC.

Requires previous experience with the language.

Meets Oct. 19-Dec. 7, Wednesdays 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Register now before it's too late.


Faculty Development Workshop: Teaching Critical Thinking

Attend a faculty development workshop on Teaching Critical Thinking with former Vice Provost Michael Grant, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1 to 5 p.m. All five rostered ranks and all disciplines are eligible; first-time participants only.

Each attendee will receive a $400 extra pay stipend; attendance is limited to 15 participants. We will use the NSF-developed Critical Thinking Analysis Test (CAT) to analyze CU student responses. CAT details at https://www.tntech.edu/cat/

Apply to Michael.Grant@colorado.edu as soon as you can FIRMLY commit.

September 12, 2016 • Michael Grant • Michael.Grant@colorado.edu

Call for proposals: Art + Research Series

The TECHNE Lab at CU Boulder is seeking proposals for short works that tell the story of how scholarly and artistic practices intersect or co-create each other in already realized practice-based research projects. We are looking for relatively short pieces, intended to appear online at the TECHNE website and that provide access to an artist’s creative thought process.

September 12, 2016 • Tim Roberts • tim.roberts@colorado.edu

IFS Presents: CU at the Movies - Last Life in the Universe

Hosted by The Japan Foundation and C.U. Center for Asian Studies. Special guest: Director Hara from the Japan Foundation. Discussion to follow.

Free admission. The screening of Last Life in the Universe starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Muenzinger auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

For more information: www.internationalfilmseries.com.

The future of brain imaging at INC and beyond

Join us Sept. 30, 12 to 3 p.m. as Intermountain Neuroimaging (INC) celebrates its 5th anniversary and upgraded brain imaging facilities. Dr. Marie Banich, executive director of INC, will give an overview of brain imaging research at the INC. Drs. Angela Bryan, Tor Wager and McKell Carter will discuss and take questions regarding their research on aging and exercise, pain and autism and social decision making. We will have ongoing tours of the INC facilities. RSVP by filling out the brief registration form here.

September 12, 2016 • Nicole Speer • nicole.speer@colorado.edu

IFS Presents: CU at the Movies - Cinema Kabuki: Sagi Musume

Hosted by The Japan Foundation, Japan America Society of Colorado and C.U. Center for Asian Studies.

Free admission. The screening Cinema Kabuki: Sagi Musume starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Muenzinger auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

For more information: www.internationalfilmseries.com.

Bursar's Office closing early on Thursday, Sept. 15

The Bursar's Office will close at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, so staff can attend training. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

September 12, 2016 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu

A Liminal Space

A Liminal Space is a transdisciplinary collaboration between artists Ana Baer, Heike Salzer and Rosely Conz. The production utilizes dance and video projections to create captivating, kinesthetic poetry. Featuring dancers Heike Salzer, Rosely Conz, Amanda Benzin and Bailey Anderson.

Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sep. 17, 8 to 9 p.m. Black Box Theater, Roser ATLAS Center (level B2).

September 12, 2016 • Kolby Harvey • kolbyharvey@gmail.com

Looking for diverse music and dance performers

The Diverse Musicians' Alliance is seeking performers to showcase in our annual Diversity Concert on Wed. Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in Grusin Music Hall in the Imig Music Building at CU. All genres of music and dance are welcome. If you or a group of performers is interested in performing in this concert, please SIGN UP at http://tinyurl.com/SignUpDiverseMusicConcert by Sept. 23 deadline.

September 12, 2016 • Alejandro Cremaschi • cremasch@colorado.edu

Late-start Catalan language courses

Introducing CU Catalan studies at ALTEC.

We are offering two new non-credit courses: Catalan Beginning 1 and Catalan Intermediate 1 starting this October.

Late Fall Catalan – Beginning 1 Oct. 17 - Dec. 14 Mondays and Wednesdays 4:05 to 4:50 p.m.

Register Here!

Late Fall Catalan – Intermediate 1 Oct. 17 - Dec. 14 Mondays and Wednesdays 3:05 to 3:50 p.m.

Register Here!

September 12, 2016 • Anderson Language & Technology Center • altec@colorado.edu

The Connection Bowling Re-Opening Party!

Come check out the brand new bowling equipment at The Connection!

We're hosting a re-opening party to celebrate!
Free bowling, billiards, food, prizes and fun.

Wednesday, Sept. 14
3:30 to 6 p.m.
UMC first floor

Rare II: New exhibit in the BioLounge

CU Museum of Natural History presents RARE II, an exhibition of contemporary botanical illustrations featuring globally imperiled plants found in Colorado. The 40 original works of art are rendered by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists in watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, oil, pastel, print and mixed media and meet criteria for scientific accuracy, aesthetics, and technical mastery. Exhibit is free and open daily through March 20, 2017 in the BioLounge.

September 9, 2016 • CU Museum of Natural History • cumuseum@colorado.edu

MALfunction #1: Mediated intimacy - One artist and one researcher discuss technology

MALfunction: A series of events pairing an artist and researcher whose works raise similar questions about technology. Free and open to the public.

#1: Mediated Intimacy, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m. - Museum of Natural History, CU Boulder

Artist: Isaac Oliver will read technology-related selections from his book, Intimacy Idiot, on being a "young, fanciful, and extremely single gay man in NYC."

Researcher: Amy Hasinoff will discuss research for her book Sexting Panic, on sexual consent via the medium of sexting.

Learn how to dance salsa

The CU Boulder chapter of Ritmos Latinos, a recognized student organization, holds classes in basic salsa every Tuesday night. The next class is on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Come join us at the Dennis Small Cultural Center (UMC 4th floor, Room 457) from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and learn to dance rueda-de-casino style salsa. There's no charge and you don't have to bring a partner. Classes are open to all members of the CU Boulder student, staff and faculty community. Feel free to bring a friend.

September 8, 2016 • Ritmos Latinos CU-Boulder • ritmoslatinos@colorado.edu

Sleep and the emotional brain: A study for 5-year-olds

Ever wondered how sleep affects child brain development and how children express their emotions? The CU Sleep and Development Laboratory is looking for 5-year-olds who typically sleep 9 hours or less at night. Families will be compensated for participating.

For more information visit our website or contact us at sleepdev@colorado.edu or (303) 492-4584.

September 8, 2016 • Sachi Wong • sleepdev@colorado.edu

LGBTQ ice skating night Sept. 9

Rec Center is hosting a free ice skating night for LGBTQ community at CU Boulder. Please bring your Buff OneCard with you.

Location: Rec Center

When: Sept. 9, 8 to 10:30 p.m.

September 8, 2016 • Gender and Sexuality Center • gsc@colorado.edu

You're almost there...Study Abroad deadlines approaching

Upcoming deadlines for study abroad programs this spring range from Sept. 15 through Oct. 3. 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.

Intermediate French conversation course

Join us at ALTEC this fall to brush up on your French. Whether you're going abroad or just want to dust off the cobwebs, this non-credit course is perfect for you to practice your everyday French.

French – Intermediate Conversation Oct. 15 - Dec. 3 on Saturdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Register Here.

Class starts soon. Get your seat today.

September 8, 2016 • Anderson Language & Technology Center • altec@colorado.edu

Animated innovation: The marriage of art, storytelling and technology at Dreamworks Animation

Featured in the credits of the 13 DreamWorks movies, CU Boulder engineering alumnus, Rob Sherwood, shares his high-level perspective on the growth of the animation industry and the technologies that have made this innovation possible. He will discuss current animation processes and offer a sneak peek at the technologies in the pipeline that promise the next chapter of transformation.

Friday, Sept. 9, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Atlas 100. Free and open to the public.