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Immaterial bodies: Images of the body in medieval India

In this CAS Luncheon Series talk, Professor Loriliai Biernacki will address the idea of wonder in medieval Indian Tantra. For the West, the notion of wonder early in the tradition bifurcates into two somewhat divergent conceptions - wonder as the beginning of philosophy, and wonder as a prompt for the search for cause and effect. In contrast, the 11th century Indian philosopher, Abhinavagupta, links wonder with the capacity for a vital self reflexivity. Lunch will be provided. Thursday, Feb. 26, 12 p.m., CAS Conference Room (1424 Broadway).

Poetry Slam

Real Choices Student Organization is presenting a Poetry Slam on March 31 in the UMC room 225. Awarding-winning poet Ayinde Russell will be co-hosting and also giving a writing workshop after the slam. We encourage all poets and creatively-minded students to submit their work to us at choices@colorado.edu . The winner of the slam will get their work in Rooster Magazine and the Colorado Daily, as well as a Campus Cash gift card.

February 19, 2015 • Mallory O'Steen • choices@colorado.edu

Student groups - Now's your chance to get office space in the UMC!

The UMC is accepting applications from student organizations for free office space during the FALL 2015 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 6.

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

February 18, 2015 • UMC Administration • Jimmie.Baker@colorado.edu

2015 Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

Sunday, April 26 is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's annual CU Campus Walk. It's free to join and an awesome event for showing some love to those who have dealt with suicide and also learning more about the topic. The walk is free, but for those who want to do some fundraising there are tons of prizes; everything from Project Pie pizzas to AFSP merchandise.

Auditions for the BFA in Performance, March 7 2015

The CU-Boulder Theatre & Dance Department announces
Auditions for the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Performance.

Saturday, March 7, 12-4 p.m.
University Theatre in the CU Theatre Building

Prepare two contrasting monologues and submit the written application materials.

Visit the CU BFA Performance website for information.

The BFA in Performance program is a professional acting conservatory within the CU academic community.

February 18, 2015 • Chip Persons • chip.persons@colorado.edu

Deadline approaching: Call for nominations for Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards

Special Undergraduate Enrichment Programs invites nominations from undergraduates who have worked with CU faculty on research, scholarly and creative projects for SUEP’s Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Mentor Awards. Nomination letters should be 750 words or less and should provide concrete examples of how the faculty mentor has excelled in all of the following areas: training, professional development, ongoing support, evaluation and feedback and impact on student learning and development. Email letters to urop@colorado.edu by March 1, 3 pm.

February 18, 2015 • May Penuela • urop@colorado.edu

Friends of the CU Libraries celebrates Rocky Mountain National Park's 100 Years

Friends of the CU Libraries will host a panel event, Thursday, March 5, 4-6 p.m., Norlin Library, 5th Floor. Five CU-Boulder researchers will speak at “One Park, Many Perspectives: An Exploration of Rocky Mountain National Park at its Centenary," including Thomas Andrews, associate professor, history; Andrew Cowell, professor, linguistics; Phoebe Young, associate professor, history; Jim White, professor, geological sciences and environmental studies and INSTAR director. Sharon Collinge, environmental studies program moderator.

Bursar's Office opening late Friday, Feb. 20

The Bursar's Office will open 15 minutes late on Friday, Feb. 20, so that staff can attend a special event. We will open at 9:15 a.m.

February 18, 2015 • Susie Jacobs • suzanne.jacobs@colorado.edu

Ash Wednesday services at St. Aidan's/Canterbury

Ash Wednesday Services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 18: 7 a.m., noon, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 2425 Colorado Ave. (directly across from CU Engineering). Everyone welcome.

Connect with us on our Facebook page or call us at 303-443-2503


February 17, 2015 • Amanda Nuku • office@saintaidans.org

CSSA Chinese New Year Gala 2015 Feb. 21

Chinese Students and Scholars Association will host spectacular and meaningful event at Macky Auditorium to welcome in the Year of the Sheep. Come enjoy first class cultural performances by internationally-renowned and award winning artists from China and around the United States. There will be acrobats, magic, lion dance, opera, folk and modern dances, Kungfu performances. Invite family and friends to celebrate with us on this unique festival and you can experience a variety of culture displays.

February 17, 2015 • Kelly • hila1936@colorado.edu

Help fund an honest discussion about Fracking: Help fund FrackingSENSE

The Center of the American West’s widely respected FrackingSENSE series will return with three speakers who offer unique perspectives on hydraulic fracturing and natural gas and oil development. But this time, the center needs your help to make these events a reality.

For a short period of time (one month) the center will be collecting funds to support these three events. To find out more go to: http://www.colorado.edu/crowdfunding/

February 17, 2015 • Jessica Brawner • admin@centerwest.org

Enhancing function in later life: Exercise and Functional Network Connectivity

Age 65 and older, Boulder or Denver area residents and CU Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni:

Planning to live in the Boulder/Denver Area for next six months.

Compensation: $300 for six meetings plus a 16 week supervised exercise program.

ELIGIBILITY: 65 years old or older, not regular exercisers. No non-removable metal in body.

CONTACT: 303-492-9549 or force.researchstudy@gmail.com (Please leave your name and a number where we can reach you).

February 17, 2015 • Deborah Atwell • force.researchstudy@gmail.com

Earn Money for Experiment Participation

Researchers in CU's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience are seeking participants to take part in a variety of paid studies. For more information, or to view available studies and sign up, visit the following website: http://ucboulderpaid.sona-systems.com/

February 17, 2015 • Human Research Coordinator, Dept. of Psychology & Neuroscience • hrcoord@colorado.edu

Modern Indian Identity Film Screening: 'Winter in the Blood'

The Center of the American West’s Modern Indian Identity series is thrilled to present filmmakers Andrew and Alex Smith and their movie, Winter in the Blood for a free screening and conversation.

The event will take place Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Eaton Humanities, room 1B50.

Following the film NPR film critic Howie Movshovitz, the Center of the American West Faculty Director Patty Limerick, and Alex and Andrew Smith will engage in a discussion about the film and the issues it raises.

Find out more at www.centerwest.org

February 17, 2015 • Jessica Brawner • admin@centerwest.org

Love Boulder? Write about it and win $1,000

Can you come up with a great story that includes Boulder? The Dick Shahan CU-Boulder Undergraduate Writing Competition gives all CU-Boulder undergraduates a chance to win a $1,000 prize for the best creative fiction prose. Every entry must have a connection to Boulder and can be in any genre of fiction — action, adventure, historical, horror, mystery, western or a combination of genres (no poetry or playwriting).Deadline for entry is Monday, March 16. Check out more details at english.colorado.edu/undergraduates/scholarships-awards/.

February 17, 2015 • Kim Elzinga • englmarketing@colorado.edu

Enhancing function in later life: Exercise and functional network connectivity

25-35 year old Boulder or Denver area residents and CU students, faculty, staff and alumni

Planning to live in the Boulder/Denver area for next three months.

Compensation: $100 for three meetings.

Eligibility: 25-35 years old, not regular exercisers. No non-removable metal in body.

Contact: 303-492-9549 or force.researchstudy@gmail.com (Please leave your name and a number where we can reach you).

February 17, 2015 • Deborah Atwell • force.researchstudy@gmail.com

Participants Needed for Cardiovascular Research Study

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab is looking for participants for multiple studies on factors associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. We are looking for men & women, 45-80 years old, non-smokers, with no chronic health problems. Volunteers receive compensation as well as free comprehensive health information including an exercise stress test, VO2 max test, blood cholesterol and body composition. For more information, call 303-735-6410, or email us at ipalab@colorado.edu.

The Assad Brothers with Romero Lubambo

An exotic Latin flair takes the stage when the Assad Brothers, Brazil’s most celebrated classical guitarists, join with jazz guitar virtuoso Romero Lubambo for Samba Exótico, an exploration of Samba and Choros, a popular 19th-century genre that blossomed in Rio de Janeiro. With its roots in Africa and unique fermentation in the coastal city of Bahia, Samba vibrates with the essence of Brazil.

Feb. 19, Macky Auditorium


Surf & learn: The wave of free educational tools - Norlin Learner's lunches Feb. 18

Do you enjoy learning at your own pace in your own space? Have you ever wanted to learn more about - A History of Vampires, Fad Diets, How to Build a Motorcycle, Artificial Intelligence or Starting Your Own Business?

If so, come to this workshop and learn where to find free courses and tools. We’ll talk about MOOCs, Open Educational Resources and web-based tutorials to learn a new skill for personal or professional development or just to satisfy your curiosity.

Norlin Commons room E113 Wednesday Feb. 18, Noon-1 p.m.

February 16, 2015 • Caroline Sinkinson & Alison Hicks • caroline.sinkinson@colorado.edu

Global seminar: Leading and managing across cultures in Northern Europe

Study in Northern Europe next summer. Leading and managing diversity in international business is a challenge that managers need to face. The number of interactions that people of different cultural backgrounds have with one another has exponentially increased in the work place. The international business scenario in Northern Europe is a natural lab where you can observe, recognize and analyze most of the business concepts and variables at play to manage successfully across cultures. Learn more: Feb. 24, 5-6 p.m. in ECME 137 A&B.


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.

February – Mini Mason Jar Candles March – Plastic Spoon Flower Jewelry April – T-shirt to Tank Transformations

February 16, 2015 • Abi Whitmore • wrcprograms@colorado.edu

Getting to Inbox Zero: Learners Lunch @ Music

This class covers the core principles of getting to inbox zero and staying there. Informed by David Allen's Getting Things Done system, we will focus on how to process email and maintain tasks/projects in simple reliable systems. Leave with strategies for getting email inbox to zero messages, a fresh framework for managing tasks, projects and priorities, as well as suggestions on software that can support these healthy practices.

Imig Music, N285, Wednesday, Feb. 18, noon to 1 p.m.

African Students' Association presents 2015 spring tour of Africa

We are showcasing different forms of African culture through music, art, fashion, dancing, spoken word and of course food. During this event there will be performances from African artists in the Denver metro area including: the Logo Ligi Band, The Ethiopian Youth Dancers of Colorado, Khadijah Smith, the ASA Dance Troupe and the ASA Choir. The event will be held Feb. 21, at the CU Recreational Center’s Lower Gym starting at 5:30 p.m., and there will be authentic food from three regions of the continent served. This is a free event.

February 16, 2015 • African Students' Association • asa@colorado.edu

Celebrate National TRIO Day Feb. 27

Celebrate National TRiO Day on Friday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Fleming 265 and raise awareness of the importance of equal access to higher education and the difference TRiO makes in the live of students from low-income backgrounds. TRiO Day is also recognized as a Day of Service. We will also be hosting a non-perishable, canned food drive to be donated to the Family Learning Center. If you are unable to stay for the reception and refreshments, please feel free to drop off your donations at any time that day.

February 16, 2015 • Loretta Wahl • AESSS@colorado.edu

Interested in scholarly teaching in STEM?

Interested in scholarly teaching in STEM?

The Center for STEM Learning is offering a new spring education workshop series; sign up for individual workshops, or the whole series. Three tracks allow in-depth exploration of the use of clickers, approaches to assessment and education research, including classroom observations.

For the complete schedule, registration and downloadable flier, see http://www.colorado.edu/csl/workshops.html.

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