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.

Student groups: Apply for UMC office space, lockers by March 3

The UMC is accepting applications from student organizations for free office space or lockers during the fall 2017 semester. Pick up an application in the UMC Executive Director’s Office (UMC 305) or CUSG (UMC 125) or download an application from our website.

Groups with current space MUST reapply!

IMPORTANT: Applications must be submitted by NOON on Friday, March 3.

Act now! Help your organization succeed with a central office location. Questions? Call 303-492-8832.

Catherine Larkins retirement party

Please join the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at a retirement party for Catherine Larkins on Monday, Feb. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. in room S228 of the Sustainability and Environment Complex (SEEC).

Larkins began her CU career in 2000. Currently the CFO for INSTAAR, she has had roles in the Associate Vice President for HR in System Administration, UCB Applied Mathematics, UCB Journalism and Mass Communication and the AMC Center for Native Oral Health Research at UCD.

For more information call 303-492-6387.

February 19, 2017 • Sue Ponsor • susan.ponsor@colorado.edu

Student writing contest with $500 prizes, due March 21

Are you a CU Boulder student (undergraduate or graduate) working on a research paper, journalistic piece, essay, poem, or short story that touches on a topic related to the American West? Are you writing about public lands, Native American issues, immigration, water or wildfire?

Center of the American West is seeking entries for the 18th annual Thompson Awards for Western American Writing. Seven winners will each receive $500. The entry deadline is March 21.

See website for details and to read winning entries from previous years.

Peace Corps storytelling night

Peace Corps Day is right around the corner!

  • Join us for a fun night of storytelling from returned volunteers and travelers.
  • Learn about challenging, rewarding and inspirational moments from being abroad.
  • All stories are welcome as long as they have an international theme.
  • Want to share? Submit a short outline of your story and aim for 5 to 10 minutes.

Come see us at 7 p.m. on March 1 at the Innisfree Poetry Bookstore. [Register online.] (https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/?states=11&zipcode=80309&range=2)

February 19, 2017 • Tim Hoisington • PeaceCorps@colorado.edu

Peace Corps film festival

It's Peace Corps Week!

  • Travel the world through the eyes and experiences of international volunteers.
  • Learn about the Peace Corps through films, fun activities and stories.
  • Meet and engage with local returned Peace Corps volunteers.
  • Meet with recruiters to get your questions answered.

Feel free to register for the event and visit the CU Boulder Peace Corps Facebook page.

February 19, 2017 • Tim Hoisington • PeaceCorps@colorado.edu

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, March 11. Items will be available for preview beginning at 8 a.m., and the auction will begin at 9 a.m.

Auctions are held on CU Boulder's East Campus at the Distribution Center located at 3300 Walnut Street.

February 19, 2017 • Steve Marvel, 303-492-1120 • Steve.Marvel@colorado.edu

Breathing life into the score: A performance lecture with Professor Korevaar

David Korevaar, Helen and Peter Weil Professor of Piano, College of Music, will deliver a unique Distinguished Research Lecture on Feb. 24, from 4 to 5:45 p.m. with a reception to follow at Grusin Music Hall.

Korevaar, one of two recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Research Lectureship, presents “The score is alive...with the sound of music,” a lecture performance that focuses on the process of translating notes on the page into music that comes alive.

This event is free. Registration is requested.

Ethics and Compliance Brown Bag: Graduate student accommodations

February's monthly session is Monday, Feb. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Rec Center Ice Rink Overlook Meeting Room. It will feature staff from Disability Services focusing on the subject of graduate student accommodations.

Faculty and staff often have questions on how to address student needs in the classroom; the team will share insights on how Disability Services can be a invaluable partner in this process.

Attendees are welcome to bring lunch. Light refreshments will be provided. Please visit our website for full presentation details.

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 Fulbright student grants. Grants are for any student who will have at least a bachelor's degree by the time the grant starts and won’t yet have completed a PhD.

Learn how to apply to do overseas study/research or to be an English teaching assistant overseas at the upcoming informational meetings in NRLN S421.

Feb. 22, 5 p.m.
March 1, 5:30 p.m.
March 17, 5 p.m.

February 19, 2017 • Deborah L Viles • viles@colorado.edu

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder and feeling depressed? (Paid research)

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Currently depressed?

We are looking for potential participants for a paid research study on mood and emotion. Qualifying participants will be asked to come to our lab for a 3- to 4-hour session and will be compensated up to $40.

Participation requirements:
1. Age: 25-55
2. Have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or history of depression

Thank you for your interest, we are looking forward to hearing from you.
**If interested, please complete email us with subject line "BuffB GDEP"

February 17, 2017 • June Gruber • gruberpeplab@gmail.com

Paid study: Young adult mood study (up to $200)

Participate in a paid study on emotion and mood in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Earn up to $200 to participate in studies answering questions about your feelings and thoughts, watching brief films, playing computer games and logging emotions and activities. The study includes two separate visits (first: 2 to 3 hours, second: 4 hours) paying $10/hour in cash. Option for paid follow-up phone interviews in addition.

If interested, please complete our survey.

February 17, 2017 • June Gruber • gruberpeplab@gmail.com

Department of Classics: Fountain Symposium, March 4

Join the Department of Classics for the fifth annual Celia M. Fountain Symposium, "Continuity and Change in Late Antiquity," on Saturday, March 4, in the British and Irish Studies Room, Norlin Library.

Presentations will take place from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

McClanahan Lecture Series Feb. 22

Forgotten cities hidden in plain sight: archaeology and ancient landscapes in Greece presented by Professor Dimitri Nakassis on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in HUMN 1B50.

Archaeology is usually associated with excavation, a process that brings the past into the present by peeling away layers, revealing ancient surfaces and structures along with their associated artifacts. In places like Rome and Athens, there is a city beneath the city: ancient monuments of stone underneath the modern concrete jungle.

Department of Physics releases values statement

The Department of Physics recently released a values statement to faculty, staff and students that affirms the department's commitment to the University of Colorado non-discrimination policy.

Read the statement on the department's Web site

February 15, 2017 • Veronica Lingo • veronica.lingo@colorado.edu

10th annual Great Debate: "Catholic Feminism? Is the Church Anti-Woman?"

The Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought will host its 10th annual Great Debate on Thursday, Feb. 23. Erika Bachiochi of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and Mary Anne Case of the University of Chicago will go head-to-head debating whether the Catholic Church really respects women.

Located in Math 100. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are FREE for all CU students, with a suggested $5 donation for all others. Tickets will be distributed at weekend masses (Feb. 11-12, Feb. 17-18) and can be purchased online and at 1520 Euclid Avenue.

Visiting Artist Lecture: Tip Toland, Feb. 21

Tip Toland explores age and aging, giving a voice to inner psychological and spiritual states of being. It is of primary importance to her that the figures contain particular aspects of humanity, which they mirror back to the viewer. It’s the fragility and transient aspect of mankind that the artist is after. That is one reason for choosing very old or very young subjects; they both portray innocence as well as complexity.

Lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in VAC 1B20.

Irish Music Club

Seeking students with an interest in Irish music to begin a traditional music club

The proposed club would meet weekly or biweekly to play together and learn new tunes. If you play fiddle, guitar, accordion, pipes, whistle, concertina, bodhrán or any other Irish instrument and want to be part of such an organization, contact Alex Sandridge at alexander.sandridge@colorado.edu.

February 14, 2017 • Alex Sandridge • alexander.sandridge@colorado.edu

Student Employee of the Year nominations due Friday

The deadline to submit a student for Student Employee of the Year is this Friday, Feb. 17. Work-study, hourly and salaried student employees are eligible.

First place will receive Buff gear donated by the CU Book Store and will be nominated for the Western Association of Student Employment Administrators Award. Second place will receive Buff gear by Student Employment (within the Office of Financial Aid).

To nominate, visit our website.

Fools For a Day: Shane Mauss, Adam Bradley and Peter McGraw

So a stand-up comic, a literary scholar and a behavioral scientist walk into a lecture hall, and a Western American historian hands them the question, "What’s so funny about pop music?"

To hear the answer, along with an abundance of punch lines, plan to attend the Rock, Rap and Laughter event yourself on Wednesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Old Main Chapel.

February 14, 2017 • Center of the American West • info@centerwest.org

Short video competition: Comedy for climate change

In this call, we seek to harness the powers of climate comedy through compelling, resonant and meaningful VIDEOS—up to 3 minutes in length—to meet people where they are and open them up to new and creative engagement. We are especially interested in pieces that deal with issues related to the American West.

The winning entry will receive a cash prize and be shown during the upcoming Stand Up for Climate: An Experiment with Creative Climate Comedy night.

Visit www.centerwest.org for more information and full contest rules.

February 14, 2017 • Center of the American West • info@centerwest.org

Fools for a Day Award: Ian and Cora Frazier

Father and daughter duo Ian Frazier and Cora Frazier, humorists who write for The New Yorker magazine as well as a host of other outlets, will join Patty Limerick for a discussion about applying humor to a range of contemporary issues. Don’t expect a dour evening filled with flow charts and analytics. This night will feature free-roaming conversations, jokes, readings, plenty of laughter and perhaps even a surprise treat for the audience!

Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.
Old Main Auditorium

The event is FREE and open to the public.

February 14, 2017 • Center of the American West • info@centerwest.org

Share your traveler's tales at Innisfree Cafe

Are you an education abroad returnee with stories to tell? Considering a program abroad and unsure where to start? Interested in connecting with other education abroad alumni?

Join us for a cup of coffee or tea, and share your stories with other alumni from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe on The Hill.

Center for Asian Studies special event fund deadline March 3

CAS provides funding for up to three academic events. Priority is given to proposals with multiple speakers, academic product or outcome following the visit, and other elements. CAS handles most planning and logistical responsibilities. Applicant is responsible for additional fundraising and hosting of visiting speakers. Cost-sharing with other departments or units is highly encouraged but not required. Deadline is March 3.

For more information and to apply, please visit the CAS website

Study Abroad scholarship opportunity for Pell Grant recipients

Pell Grant recipients: Federal funding, via the Gilman Scholarship, is available for study abroad in addition to your current financial aid package.

The informational meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 7, at noon (C4C, third floor, suite N320) and Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 4 p.m. (Fleming, room 265). It will cover the application process and tips for a successful application.

Sponsored by Study Abroad, SASC and the CUE

February 13, 2017 • Steve Rose • Steven.Rose@Colorado.edu

Bursar's Office opening late Tuesday, Feb. 14

On the second Tuesday of every month, the Bursar's Office will open 15 minutes later (9:15 a.m.) for a staff meeting.

February 13, 2017 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu