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.

Build mastery and manage performance anxiety: Learners Lunch @ Music

Learn, explore and discuss techniques and skills that advance music practice and performance. Learn to employ breath awareness, mindfulness skills, and thought exercises to support your and your students’ music making. Overview processes that are geared to help musicians build confidence and mastery while successfully managing performance anxiety.

Nov. 12, noon, Imig N285

November 10, 2014 • Matt Tomatz


New works in classic traditions

In their shared MFA thesis show, choreographers Kristen Demaree and Sara Roybal explore culture and self-identification with fresh new pieces that utilize and upend classical ballet and folkloric dance.

Nov. 14 - 16, Irey Theatre, University Theatre Building


Free family therapy

The Colorado Family Project, a group of clinicians and researchers at CU, is conducting a study of family-based therapy for youth with mood swings and a family history of bipolar disorder. Treatment focuses on helping youth and their families understand and cope with mood swings, develop plans for preventing moods from getting worse, communicate more effectively and solve family problems. Treatment is free of charge, and families are compensated for participation in regular research interviews.

November 10, 2014 • Anna Frye • anna.frye@colorado.edu

Exhibit opening and family day - 'Steps in Stone: Walking Through Time'

Steps in Stone: Walking Through Time is a new exhibition that features real fossil tracks and trackways from the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History collections. Interactive elements invite children and adults alike to explore how animals moved across the earth, how their tracks became fossils, and how we study tracks to learn more about ancient landscapes and animals.

The museum is hosting a free family day for children and adults to explore and learn about fossil tracks.

Saturday | Nov. 15 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

November 10, 2014 • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History • museumpr@colorado.edu

Lecture and book signing: The Muslims of the Medieval West

Rumi Club cordially invites you to:

Lecture and book signing event with Dr. Brian Catlos, author of "Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom."

Date : Wednesday, Nov. 12

Venue : Roser Atlas Center (ATLS) 100

Time : 6:45 p.m. panel discussion; 7:45 p.m. reception and book signing

You'll have the opportunity to try some delicious Turkish food and desserts at reception.

Please RSVP - This is a free and public event.

November 10, 2014 • Hakki Gurhan • rumiclub@colorado.edu

'The Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Work of William Weber'

The CU Libraries and Friends of the Libraries will present "The Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Work of William Weber," Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in the Center for Irish and British Studies, Norlin Library, 5th floor.

Speakers will be James F. Williams, dean of the University Libraries; Rebecca Hufft Kao, Denver Botanic Gardens; Erin Tripp, CU Museum of Natural History herbarium; and Pat Kociolek, director, CU Museum of Natural History. The program will include a short video chronicling William Weber's life and career.

November 10, 2014 • Mary Jane Campbell, 303-492-7511 • maryjane.campbell@colorado.edu

'My Name is Rachel Corrie' - the play Nov. 14

$10. Doors open 7 p.m., play is at 7:30 p.m. at CU's Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St. The one woman show, "My Name is Rachel Corrie," was edited from the original writings of Corrie and edited by actor Alan Rickman and journalist Katherine Viner. The play chronicles the life of the American peace activist who traveled to Gaza in 2003 with the ISM to defend Palestinian homes. She was killed on March 16 of that year by a bulldozer while protecting a host family’s house from being destroyed. Actress Ashley Milloy, directed by Josh Pearlman.

A Stop on the Road Map: Shared Governance Open Forum

This panel discusses what various shared governance groups like CUSG, Boulder Staff Council and Boulder Faculty Assembly do to educate and inspire staff, faculty and students on issues of diversity and inclusion. These groups work to create programs and information streams that empower and transform individuals and departments to act as a catalyst for change on campus. Attendees can submit ideas how shared governance groups can help achieve these goals. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 12:30 p.m. in Dennis Small.

Study finance in London in summer 2015: Interest meeting Nov. 12

Study international finance in London this summer, with CU Business Professor Roy Baas. This seminar includes lectures from prominent financial professionals and field trips to sites such as Lloyd’s of London, Bloomberg and Paris. Eligibility requirements include a minimum 2.5 GPA and coursework in business or economics. To learn more, join us on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 5 - 6 p.m. in KOBL 220.

Lessons from the ADA for a GLBT Civil Rights Bill, Nov 11, 11:20 a.m. UMC 457

Four waves of civil rights activism led by people of color, women, people with disabilities and GLBT people pulsed through U.S. culture during the late 20th century. Three led to federal legislation with significant civil rights implications. As of yet, there is no federal civil rights legislation for GLBT people. Why not? Oliver Gerland analyzes ADA history and useful practices for crafting GLBT federal civil rights legislation. Daniel Ramos provides updates on One Colorado, an advocacy group devoted to securing civil rights for GLBT people.

CU on the Weekend: Stories Behind the Musical Masterpiece

Join Jeremy Smith, associate professor of musicology, for a discussion about how composers over the centuries— from Byrd to Bach to Beethoven — have told their stories through their music, often with powerful results. Saturday, Nov. 15, 1-3 p.m. Benson Earth Sciences, Room 180.

The event is part of CU on the Weekend, which is free and open to the public.

November 7, 2014 • CU on the Weekend • weekend@colorado.edu

Makers Collective first meeting

The Makers Collective's purpose is to bridge the gap between arts and sciences by bringing people from all backgrounds and experience levels to collaborate. We aim to serve the community through workshops and projects that teach various skills including, but not limited to: physical computing, interaction design, lighting design, programming, and building/fabrication. Our first meeting will be held Nov. 11, 5 p.m. in ENVD 234. Free pizza.

November 7, 2014 • Alex Klinger • alkl6306@colorado.edu

Introduction to Jewish Culture (Spring 2015 course)

JWST/GSLL 2350 -- Tu/Th 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Explores the development and expressions of Jewish cultures across the chronological and geographical map of the Jewish people, with an emphasis on the variety of Jewish ethnicities and their cultural productions and changes, including such issues as sexuality and foodways. Sets the discussion in relevant contexts, and looks at cultural representations that include literary, religious, and visual texts.
Satisfies Core requirement: Human Diversity

November 7, 2014 • Prof. Sasha Senderovich • sasha.senderovich@colorado.edu

International Education Week: Nov. 17-21

Join the Office of International Education as we celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 17-21. Check out our website for a full schedule of what’s going on, including an International Community Parade (bring a sign saying why you’re proud to be a part of CU’s international community, and you could win a prize), a reception where the 2014 Global Citizens and Champions of International Education –as well as our student Photo Contest winners– will be recognized, International Trivia night, and our weekly International Coffee Hour.

Transnational migration of Korean-Chinese between China and neighboring states

CAS Luncheon Series: This talk will discuss ethnic identity among Korean-Chinese communities along China’s borders, including the Korean Peninsula and Russia. These communities have changed significantly due to transnational migration networks. In particular, urban changes due to migration remittances and development will be discussed. Featuring Yinhe Li, Ph.D. student in geography at Ewha Woman's University. Lunch will be provided. Friday, Nov. 14, 12 p.m. CAS Conference Room, two doors north of Starbucks on University and Broadway.

November 7, 2014 • Patricia Helfenbein • casevent@colorado.edu

Sugar Free Feminism: Native Voices

Come join the Women's Resource Center this holiday season to learn about the lives of Native women. Take a look at Thanksgiving from a Native perspective and learn about what it means to be a Native woman and a feminist. This is a great opportunity to look at history from a different perspective and to expand your own world view, so make sure to stop by. Monday, Nov. 17, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Hellems 177.

Crafternoon-Crayon canvases

Come join the CU Women’s Resource Center for a fun afternoon of crafting. Come make new connections, relax and let your creativity loose. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome! Located in the Women's Resource Center UMC 416, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m.

Diverse Solutions and Traditions for a Sustainable World

A perception has emerged that being “green” is only for white people or people of wealth and status. Environmental organizations in the US are largely homogenously white and are missing key aspects of the sustainability equation. We’ll explore diverse approaches to sustainability and learn about sustainability legacies and strategies from a wide array of people around the world. Tue, Nov. 11, 2-3:15pm, UMC 247

Microaggressions in the classroom, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. in UMC 415

Recent climate surveys at CU-Boulder have found a significant percentage of students (particularly those from under-represented groups) do not feel welcome or respected on campus. How can instructors deal with micro-aggressions such as sexism, racism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination that emerge in the classroom environment? This interactive workshop will provide scenarios for discussion, feedback and brainstorming on how to handle these difficult issues. Presented by Tracy Ferrell, Andrea Feldman, Jim Walker.

Study in Cuba - May 2015

Earn 3 credits in 2 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, Lorraine Bayard de Volo: Nov. 14, 12-1 p.m., Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage. A light lunch will be served.

Advance screening: 'Dumb & Dumber To'

Program Council’s Film Series presents the advance screening of "Dumb & Dumber 2."

When: Nov. 12, at 9 p.m.

Where: Chem 140 Lecture Hall

This event is free, but requires a ticket:

Each ticket admits two but does not guarantee you a seat. We will give priority seating to people with tickets. You can get them from UMC 401.

November 7, 2014

Hank & Cupcakes concert Nov. 8

Program Council is excited to announce that Hank & Cupcakes and Vance Romance are coming to CU.

When: Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. Where: Club 156 Cost: ONLY $10


Listen to Hank & Cupcakes here.

Listen to Vance Romance here.

November 7, 2014

Justice: An Integral Part of Sustainability

The Assembly for Sustainability and Equity (ASE) is a team of students working to raise awareness issues of environmental and climate justice on campus. In this student-led interactive workshop, we’ll introduce environmental justice, review ASE’s work and make some of the connections between sustainability and social justice—locally and globally. Presented at the Diversity Summit by Heather Boronski and Gabriel Martinez on Tues, Nov. 11, 12:30 p.m. in UMC 247.

LASP public lecture—Kepler to K2: Repurposing a great observatory

In this Nov. 12 talk, Ball Aerospace Kepler Program Manager, John Troeltzsch, will discuss highlights of the NASA Kepler space telescope's prime mission (one that continues to revolutionize our understanding of the prevalence and characteristics of exoplanets in our galaxy through data analysis), how the repurposed K2 mission came about, and what scientists hope K2 will accomplish.
In the LASP SPSC building (Room W120), located at 3665 Discovery Dr. in the East Campus Research Park. Parking and admission are free. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Calling all undergraduates: Enroll now in EDUC/INVS 2919

Interested in empowering youth while earning academic credit? If yes, contact verveer@colorado.edu to register for EDUC/INVS 2919: Renewing Democracy in Communities and Schools. A practicum course, EDUC/INVS 2919 invites undergraduates to work alongside K-12 students as they identify and address salient community issues. The course, which fulfills the Human Diversity core requirement and may be applied toward the Education minor, will meet on campus on Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m. or 2:55-4:25 p.m., and once weekly at a partnering K-12 school.