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Learn how to dance salsa

The CU-Boulder Chapter of Ritmos Latinos, an affiliated student organization, will begin classes in basic salsa next Tuesday, Jan. 27, and every Tuesday night throughout the spring 2015 semester.

Come join us at the Dennis Small Cultural Center (UMC 4th floor, Room 457) from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. and learn to dance both partner and 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.

January 21, 2015 • Ritmos Latinos CU-Boulder • ritmoslatinos@colorado.edu

Society of Environmental Engineers: Kickoff meeting Jan. 22

Come join the Society of Environmental Engineers (SEVEN) for the semester kickoff meeting. We will cover events happening this semester, and also be giving away prizes. Find us this Thursday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. in ECCR 1B06. Free pizza will be provided.

January 21, 2015 • Peter Hassinger • Peter.Hassinger@colorado.edu

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

Earn three credits this May in Brazil’s Atlantic forest on this exciting CU-Boulder Global Seminar. Obtain hands-on experience in the principles and practice of conservation biology.  Students from a range of disciplines with an interest in conservation are encouraged to apply. This course fulfilles the EBIO 4100 major requirement and ENVS’s application and specialization requirements (also offered as EBIO 5100). Learn more at an informational meeting with the director: Thursday, Jan. 29, 3:30-4:15 p.m. in UMC 247.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter meetings

SSDP believes the "War on Drugs" has been a failure and drug use should be treated as a public health issue rather than a criminal one. Our [scheduled meetings] (https://www.facebook.com/events/1566929243522120/) for the spring semester are below. All dates are Tuesdays and the time will always be 6 p.m.

*Jan. 27 in UMC 335 *Feb. 10 in UMC 335 *Feb. 24 in UMC 335 *March 10 in UMC 335 *March 31 in UMC 335 *April 7 in Hellems 251 *April 14 in UMC 335 *April 28 in UMC 335

January 21, 2015 • Kara Janowsky • kara.janowsky@colorado.edu

Better Boulder Better World site leader applications

Are you looking for leadership experience and a way to get involved in your community? Better Boulder Better World is the VRC's annual day of service. Students, staff and faculty are invited to choose from a variety of projects that emphasize environment, youth, creativity, cross-cultural connections, poverty recovery and more. Learn first hand about wonderful programs and make an impact in the Boulder/Denver region. Applications are due Feb. 20, at 11:59 p.m.

For more information, please visit volunteer.colorado.edu/events/bbbw

January 21, 2015 • The Volunteer Resource Center • vrcevents@colorado.edu

CU student job openings at the UMC! Apply now!

Work at the heart of the university! UMC employment provides valuable training, leadership and job experiences. Because the UMC hosts a wide variety of services, we offer an array of positions that can match your style, interests, and skills. Some include added benefits & some have excellent promotion opportunities. Check our website and be sure to follow the application instructions. Apply now!

Check back frequently. New jobs are always opening!

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. 22, 6-7 p.m. in Koelbel 102.

Study gender, race and revolution in Cuba this May

Earn three credits in two weeks in Cuba this May. Use gender, sexuality and race to better understand the Cuban insurrection and revolution from the Castro-led insurrection and guerrilla war (1953-1958), through the Soviet era (1959-1990), and into the current post-Soviet period (1990-today). Learn from guest lecturers and visit museums and places of cultural and historical relevance. Learn more at an informational meeting with the director, Dr. Lorraine Bayard de Volo: Wednesday, Jan. 21, 4 p.m., Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage (near Hale).

Piano lessons (intermediate level)

The Piano Pedagogy Department offers supervised piano lessons for teens and adults who have at least 2-3 previous years of piano instruction. The instructors are piano majors in their junior or senior years. No university credit. Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi, in the piano faculty, supervises the interns. Information at: http://spot.colorado.edu/~cremasch/Piano_for_adult_beginners/Welcome.html

Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Dance Company

Choreographed to some of the world’s best-loved and most seminal works of classical music — Mozart, Ravel, Schubert — and performed with live musicians, Bill T. Jones’ astonishingly original, muscular work, Play and Play, is dance like you’ve never seen it before. Winner of two Tony Awards and recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, Jones has continually expanded the possibilities of dance.

Jan. 22, Macky Auditorium


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

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.