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.

'Songs for a New World' Nov. 5-9

Composer and playwright Jason Robert Brown’s “abstract musical” is a cycle of songs influenced by pop, gospel, jazz and Broadway, on the theme of “the moment of decision.”

Nov. 5 - 9, Acting Studio, University Theatre Building

More info.

New global seminar in Istanbul, Turkey, summer 2015

Spend two weeks next summer in Istanbul, exploring its multi-ethnic history with professor Nan Goodman. This two-week, three credit global seminar will give you the opportunity to learn about Jewish-Muslim relations alongside local university students, and visit numerous cultural landmarks (including a Dervish Lodge). Open to all majors; learn more (including details about pre-program classes on campus in the spring) at an informational meeting with the director on Nov. 5, from 5 - 6 p.m. in C4C N215.

Study and research in Brazil this summer

Earn six credits in five weeks in Brazil this summer. Gain academic and professional experience while immersed in the language and culture of contemporary Brazil. Work alongside Brazilian students to complete a research project, improve your Portuguese language skills, learn capoeira, attend local festivals and more. The first 10 accepted students receive a $580 scholarship. Learn more at an informational meeting: Nov. 5, 4-4:30 p.m. in HUMN 1B70.

Fellowship opportunity for seniors

If you’re a senior with a strong GPA, good writing skills and an interest in policy and peace, you might consider applying for a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a year-long, paid internship in Washington, D.C. after you graduate.

CEIP is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

Contact topscholarships@colorado.edu for the application materials. CU may nominate two students to compete for the award. The CU deadline is Dec. 19 for complete applications.

Italian Language Week

The French and Italian department invites you to join in the celebration of the Italian Language and Culture Week. Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 3 - 4, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in HUMN living area: Exhibit on The Dolomites. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. in HUMN 150: Presentations on the Dolomites. There are going to be door prizes and a refreshments will follow. Thursday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., in HUMN living area: Italian dessert competition. Stop by and vote for the best and the yummiest dessert.

October 27, 2014 • Chiara Torriani • chiara.torriani@colorado.edu

Annual Students Against Genocide conference Nov. 8-9

Join the Colorado Coalition for Genocide Awareness and Action at CU-Boulder for the 5th annual Youth Against Genocide conference, co-hosted by STAND, the leading student anti-genocide organization in the United States. Come learn about activism and action and meet new people who are as passionate as you are. This year's theme is 'Injustice for One is Injustice For All" and we will be focusing largely on taking action and making our voices heard.

The conference will be held in Old Main, Nov. 8-9, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

12th annual Front Range Bioneers: A bioneers resilient communities network event

Boulder is one of more than 20 communities in North America with a Bioneers live forum, taking place Nov. 7, 8 and 9 at CU-Boulder. Bioneers is the preeminent international gathering of leading innovators and visionaries who offer practical solutions to the most pressing environmental and social issues of our time. The Front Range Bioneers event creates community opportunities for sharing, learning and action, and brings together the region's progressive ideas, people and organizations.

Summer course and project in Bolivia: Meeting Oct. 29

Earn six credits in five weeks in this off-the-beaten-path South American destination. Students will earn three credits for the "Democracy and Development" course, and then three credits for a research or service-learning project. Gain an inside perspective of the strategies and political organization of rural communities, and make a difference through your hands-on project. Interest meeting Oct. 29, 4:30-5 p.m. in UMC 417.

UMC game day bratwurst specials

The Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill, 1st floor UMC, will be open Saturday, Oct. 25, 10am-12:30pm during the weekend for the game.

The Slumgullion Grill offers your favorites plus bratwurst specials:

1 Brat with Kraut on a Bun w/ any size Fountain Drink and Chips or French Fries: $5.99.

2 Brats with Kraut on a Bun w/ any size Fountain Drink and Chips or French Fries: $7.99.

The salad bar will also be open. Baby Doe's Coffee & Bakery will be open 11:30am-8:30pm for hot & cold beverages and snacks.

October 24, 2014 • Pamela Henderek • pamela.henderek@colorado.edu

Jumpstart your career in the exciting world of academic libraries

University Libraries is accepting applications for Provost's Fellows for graduate students (in conjunction with the Graduate Teacher Program) and applications for Friends of the Library Fellows for undergraduates (junior and senior) to explore academic librarianship.
Applications are due Friday, Oct 31.

Provost's Fellows Application

Friends of the Library Fellows App

Depoliticizing Hindi through linguistic federalism

In this CAS Luncheon Series event, Selma (Sam) Sonntag focuses on India's linguistic federalism as one of the major causes of the recent de-politicization of Hindi. The success of linguistic federalism, she suggests, lies in the language-based democratic-hegemonic bond between emerging regional elites and masses, initially forged in the south of India, later in the Hindi-belt of north India. Friday, Oct. 31, noon, CAS Conference Room, two doors north of Starbucks on University and Broadway. Lunch will be provided.

October 24, 2014 • Patricia Helfenbein • casevent@colorado.edu

Need direction on how to apply to graduate school?

Join English Department faculty and graduate students on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Hellems 252 to discuss: How do you write a successful statement of purpose? How important are GRE scores? Whom do you ask for a letter of recommendation? Why apply to graduate school? While the focus will be on those seeking an advanced degree in literary studies, students applying to other degree programs will find the information useful. The event is open to all English undergraduates (both literature and creative writing). Refreshments provided.

Peace Corps joint info session/application workshop

Date: Thursday, Oct. 23
Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Hellems 241
Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to start your career. This one-stop-workshop will put you way ahead of the crowd and give you a taste of what the Peace Corps has in store for you. We will have time to review each other’s resumes for Peace Corps specifics, discuss the interview and start (and maybe even finish) your no-strings-attached Peace Corps application. Be sure to bring your laptop and your resume. RSVP here

October 23, 2014 • Nicholas Politte • peacecorps@colorado.edu

The INVST Community Leadership Program

Apply now: Leadership training for young people who are passionate about social and environmental justice. Join our two-year program that combines theory, skills and community service in a unique, cohort-based model. Travel in the summers and learn first-hand about sustainability, climate justice, immigration and economic justice. Find your community in small classes. Earn practical skills through internships with local non-profits. Widen your horizons and meet passionate people who are committed to making a difference. Apps due Feb. 23, 2015.

'Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes' film screening Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

A must-see movie for those who care about the state of democracy and government in the U.S. A powerful mirror for persons from all political parties to gaze upon.

Held at Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., across from Folsom Field at the corner of University Heights Avenue. Doors open 6:30 p.m., movie at 7 p.m. Free - with donations to support the Peanutbutter 'N Luvin' project. Review