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Equity and Excellence Award call for nominations: Due March 31

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE) seeks nominations for the 2015 Equity and Excellence Awards. This award is designed to recognize CU-Boulder undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of diversity and inclusive excellence in all campus involvement. Award recipients will be honored at a celebration on April 22 at Koenig Alumni Center.

Give new meaning to the unused coffee mugs in your life

The Office for Outreach and Engagement is collecting coffee mugs for Boulder’s Bridge House. Bridge House serves some 300 meals a day to Boulder’s homeless and working poor families, and they don’t have enough coffee mugs on hand. How can you help? Dust off that unused coffee mug that is taking up space and bring it to the outreach office on the 3rd floor in room 337 of the Continuing Education Building. If your group or department collects a box of mugs, give us a call at 2-4471 and we’ll pick it up.

February 26, 2015 • Wynn Martens • Wynn.Martens@Colorado.EDU

SIT Study Abroad meet and greet

Are you interested in an SIT Study Abroad program? Through the School for International Training (SIT), CU students have studied throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Please join recent SIT alumni for a light lunch on March 4th from 1-3 p.m. in the Aspen Room, UMC. Come learn more about their experiences and ask any questions you may have about SIT programs. CU Study Abroad and SIT Study Abroad staff will be available to discuss financial aid, scholarships and application steps. We hope to see you there.

February 26, 2015 • Cloud Baffour • Baffour@Colorado.EDU
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/

Healthy Aging: Optimal Longevity and Cardiovascular Health

Join Doug Seals and Tom LaRocca, from the Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory, for a discussion about aging in Colorado and beyond. Together, they will focus on the concept that optimization of physiological function throughout the lifespan as a major emphasis of contemporary biomedical policy to combat global aging and the importance of adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve arterial health and combat cardiovascular disease and aging. Saturday, Feb. 28, 1-3 p.m., Benson Earth Sciences, room 180. Free and open to the public.

'The Grenada Revolution, The US Invasion and the Public Humanities'

Thurs. 2/26, 5 p.m., in Norlin M549, the Departments of English and French and Italian are hosting the 1st in a series of 3 lectures on Caribbean Studies. Shalini Puri will give a talk entitled "Lives and Afterlives: The Grenada Revolution, the US Invasion and the Public Humanities". Puri is an associate professor of English, University of Pittsburgh. She works on postcolonial theory and cultural studies in the Caribbean. Her book on Grenada is the first scholarly book to look at conflicting memories of the revolution and U.S. intervention.

February 26, 2015 • Jocelyn Franklin • jocelyn.franklin@colorado.edu

Study ecology and evolution in the Galápagos Islands - winter 2015-16 study abroad program

Study ecology and conservation in one of the most biologically diverse locations on the planet: the Galápagos Islands. Obtain hands-on experience in principles and practice of ecology and conservation biology. Also included is a visit to the Bellavista Cloud Forest, a rare and endangered ecosystem in Ecuador. Earn three upper-division EBIO credits with course hours in the fall and then on-site next winter break. Join us to learn more: Tuesday, March 3, 4:30 p.m., Center for Community, N215.

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 26, 2015 • Deborah Atwell • force.researchstudy@gmail.com

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 26, 2015 • Deborah Atwell • force.researchstudy@gmail.com

16th Annual Thompson Awards for Western American Writing

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.

You could take advantage of a class assignment to write something that would be perfect for the contest.

For rules, entry form, and to read winning entries from previous years, please visit our website.

Healthy Aging: Sleep and Health on March 14

Healthy, adequate sleep is critical for maintaining optimal health. Disruption of sleep and the internal circadian clock have been shown to contribute to health problems including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, cognitive impairments and accidents. Join Kenneth Wright, professor of integrative physiology, for discussion about the basics of sleep, how sleep changes with age, and strategies to improve sleep. Saturday, March 14, 1 p.m., Benson Earth Sciences – Room 180. Part of CU on the Weekend, which is free and open to the public.

February 26, 2015 • CU on the Weekend • weekend@colorado.edu
http://conted.colorado.edu/cuontheweekend

Distinguished Lecture with Mike Connor, Deputy Secretary of the Interior

2015 Getches-Wilkinson Center Distinguished Lecture

Featuring: Mike Connor, Deputy Secretary of the Interior "Expanding the Watershed: Certainty and Sustainability in 21st Century Water Resources Management."

Tuesday, March 10 5:30 p.m. Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

This event is free and open to the public. You must be registered to attend. Reception to follow in Boettcher Hall.

More information at: http://www.colorado.edu/law/research/gwc/events Register at:https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_eWGUevh2ZEmNkwt

Site visit to University of Northern Colorado Friday, April 17

This is an exciting opportunity to experience another campus on the Front Range. The participants on this site visit will be able to talk with faculty and find out what it is like teaching and being a faculty member at UNC, Greeley. Graduate student participants from all campuses must submit a CV to Dr. Border by Monday, March 16. Click here for more details.

Intern abroad with AIESEC

With AIESEC, going abroad is easier and cheaper than you think. You can be "that friend" that takes advantage of the opportunity and travels to exciting new destinations. It's time for less talking a more doing!

Come our info sessions for more info!

Wednesday, Feb. 25 * 1pm @RAMY N1B23 * 6pm @RAMY N1B23

Thursday, Feb. 26 * 1pm @DUAN G1B35 * 6pm @RAMY N1B23

Can't make it? Email us as vpogx-colorado@aiesecUS.org or come by our office @UMC 121A to chat with one of our representatives! We can't wait to meet you!

February 25, 2015 • Sarah Lincoln • vpcomm-colorado@aiesecus.org

Equity and Excellence Award call for nominations - due March 31

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE) seeks nominations for the 2015 Equity and Excellence Awards. This award is designed to recognize CU-Boulder undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of diversity and inclusive excellence in all campus involvement. Award recipients will be honored at a celebration on April 22 at Koenig Alumni Center.

First Annual Doug Burger Lecture in Medieval and Early Modern Literature honors Doug Burger

On Tuesday, March 10, the English Department is kicking off the First Annual Doug Burger Lecture in Medieval and Early Modern Literature to honor Doug Burger, a much-loved professor. Reception at 4 pm in the British Studies Room (Norlin M549), followed by a talk at 5 pm by David Aers of Duke University. Aers’s talk will explore one of the grand narratives of modernity —­ the Reformation — tracing the concerns about the church that William Langland raises in his late-fourteenth-century poem Piers Plowman forward to the work of John Milton.

February 25, 2015 • Kim Elzinga • englmarketing@colorado.edu
http://english.colorado.edu

IMPART Grants - Call for applications, due April 3

IMPART Fellowships (up to $4,000) are available to CU-Boulder faculty. We seek proposals that improve the campus environment in the area of gender, ethnic and cultural diversity that promote inclusive excellence. Support for faculty members (especially assistant professors) to initiate new research and scholarly programs as well as expanding the undergraduate curriculum in the areas of ethnic and gender diversity are encouraged. Submit an online application by Friday, April 3, at 5 p.m.

Graduation!

Graduating in May? Please make an appointment to see your advisor and submit your application. Check the website for updated information, including details about the ceremony, caps and gowns, announcements, disability services, parking and other events. Grads will also received detailed information via email in the coming weeks.

February 25, 2015 • Sarah A. Hallock Adderholt • sarah.adderholt@colorado.edu
http://www.colorado.edu/commencement/

The Return of FrackingSENSE!

With the help of community members like you, the Center of the American West’s FrackingSENSE series returns. These Spring 2015 events bring speakers who offer a unique range of perspectives on Hydraulic Fracturing and natural gas and oil development. First in our series is:

Dr. Jeffrey Jacquet - Community Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing: The importance of public participation and the distribution of costs and benefits
March 11, * 6:30 p.m., Old Main Chapel

For more information please visit our website. www.centerwest.org

February 25, 2015 • Jessica Brawner • admin@centerwest.org
http://www.centerwest.org

Asian Studies meet & greet

Join the Center for Asian Studies for an evening of pizza and networking. Meet other Asian Studies majors, minors and interested students, as well as members of our faculty. Hear about new developments in the Asian Studies program and meet our new Asian Studies instructor, Colleen Berry. All students are welcome, so bring a friend and come and learn more about Asian Studies at CU. Monday, March 3, 5:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway (2 doors north of Starbucks on University and Broadway).

LASP public lecture—NASA's Cassini Mission: Continuing to Explore the Saturn System

In this March 4 talk, LASP planetary scientist, Nicole Albers, will present highlights from 10 years of exploration at Saturn by the NASA Cassini Mission and will provide an overview of the spectacular final mission phase, currently underway.

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..

Digital Media Boot Camp

Looking for practical computing and creative tech skills that compliment any major? Register today for Digital Media Boot Camp Maymester of 2015 in the ATLAS building.

Digital Media Boot Camp is a three-week certificate program designed to help students be competitive, productive and versatile in today’s marketplace. Offered during Maymester (May 11-29), DMBC is an intensive and immersive introduction to digital media production that imparts a broad range of practical computing and technological skills to people from any field.

February 25, 2015 • Joel Swanson • joel.swanson@colorado.edu
http://dmbc.colorado.edu/

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 25, 2015 • Mallory O'Steen • choices@colorado.edu

Subjects Needed for passive cycling study

The Applied Exercise Science Lab is seeking sedentary male subjects aged 18-55 to study passive cycling (involves a stationary bicycle with a motor rotating the bicycle pedals for you). The experiment will consist of four separate sessions each lasting 4hrs. Benefits of participating include: body composition (% body fat), fitness assessment, bone density, glucose tolerance assessment, and determination of caloric expenditure. You will be paid $160 for study completion.

February 25, 2015 • James Peterman • James.Peterman@colorado.edu

The 8th annual SASA Show

South Asian Student Association's annual show, SASA show is a cultural event showcasing the culture of different South Asian countries. The show depicts South Asian culture through a night of cultural performances and food. This year, SASA Show will be held on Feb. 28, at the Lower Gym in the Rec Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and will be hosted by CU-Boulder's premier comedy troupe, Left Right Tim this year. There will be free admission, free food and an open dance floor at the end of the night. Join us for this amazing event.

February 24, 2015 • South Asian Student Association • ucb.sasa@gmail.com
http://www.colorado.edu/StudentGroups/SASA/

The Grenada Revolution, the U.S. invasion and the public humanities

Thurs. 2/26, 5pm, in Norlin M549, the departments of English and French and Italian are hosting the 1st in a series of 3 lectures on Caribbean Studies. Dr. Shalini Puri will give a talk entitled "Lives and Afterlives: The Grenada Revolution, the US Invasion and the Public Humanities". Puri is an associate professor of English, University of Pittsburgh. She works on postcolonial theory and cultural studies in the Caribbean. Her book on Grenada is the first scholarly book to look at conflicting memories of the revolution and U.S. intervention.

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