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.

Film screenings: 'The Land of Many Palaces' and 'Mountain Town'

In "The Land of Many Palaces," co-directors Adam Smith and Song Ting chronicle the transformation associated with rapid urbanization in the Inner Mongolian city of Ordos. The film follows a government official who must convince local farmers that their lives will be better off in the city, and a farmer in one of the last remaining villages in the region who is pressured to move. Smith will also offer a preview screening his new film, "Mountain Town." Free and open to the public. CAS Speaker Series. Thursday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m., Chemistry 142.

February 6, 2015 • Patricia Helfenbein • casevent@colorado.edu

Gilman Scholarship - Have you been a reader?

Have you ever participated in an IIE Gilman Scholarship panel? If so, we invite you to help CU undergrads with their Gilman applications. Info sessions/workshops will be held Fleming room 244 on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 4-5 p.m. OR Center for Community (C4C) room S350 on Thursday, Feb. 12, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. If you are interested in helping, please contact Liza.Hensleigh@colorado.edu or call 303-735-2602.

RHA Valentine's Day dodgeball tournament

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2-5 p.m., Carlson Gym. Grab your friends and join the Residence Hall Association's Valentine's Day dodgeball tournament. Come to Center for Community (C4C) Room N161 to register your team FOR FREE before Thursday, Feb. 12. Prizes for winning teams. Questions? Contact rha@colorado.edu.

February 5, 2015 • Jesse Van Divier • rha@colorado.edu

Explore the globe by studying abroad with Semester at Sea 

You too can have this once-in-a-lifetime experience while sailing around the world visiting 8-10 countries and earning CU-Boulder "in residence" credit. Learn about exciting new developments, incredible scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and application procedures at an informational meeting with a Semester at Sea representative and CU Study Abroad staff: Monday, Feb. 9, 4-5 p.m. in C4C N215.

February 5, 2015 • Cloud Baffour • Baffour@Colorado.EDU

Sneak peek - Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art exhibit at CU Art Museum

Ariana Maki will discuss the upcoming exhibition at the CU Art Museum, Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art. This exhibit highlights photography, painting, sculpture and digital video created since 2008. This luncheon talk highlights some of the artworks and artists involved in Anonymous, and how they express perspectives on modernization, global culture, the commodification of Buddhism, and the search for the self. CAS Luncheon Series. Thursday, Feb. 12, 12 p.m., CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway. Lunch will be provided.

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, 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 4, 2015 • Jessica Brawner • admin@centerwest.org

Faculty fellows in community-based learning request for proposals (RFP) – due Feb. 27

CU Engage is pleased to announce a request for proposals that will provide grants of up to $4,000 for faculty fellows. This program provides resources and support for faculty to design a new course or modify an existing course to include a community-based learning component. The aim of the Faculty Fellows Program is to expand, deepen and institutionalize community-based learning at CU-Boulder. We define community-based learning as an intentional pedagogical strategy to integrate academic learning with community engagement.

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

February 3, 2015 • Steve Marvel, (303) 492-1120 • Steve.Marvel@colorado.edu

Volunteer Resource Center's Better Boulder Better World site leaders 2015

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. Site leaders learn first hand about wonderful programs and help make the projects possible. Applications are due Feb. 20, at 11:59 p.m.

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

February 3, 2015 • VRC Marketing • vrcevents@colorado.edu

Student research about inclusion: Presentation and discussion

Feb. 11 UMC Gallery 12-1 p.m., light snacks provided

Come hear from a group of undergraduate researchers who have been working with graduate students and faculty to find out what can be learned from students of color about community engagement on the CU-Boulder campus. The talk, titled, “Students of Color are motivated agents of change, why aren’t we joining your programs?” discusses research findings about how to ensure that student programming is welcoming and supportive to all CU students.

February 3, 2015 • Melissa Rubin • cuengage@colorado.edu

Spring Volunteer Fair 2015

Wondering how you can get involved in meaningful volunteer opportunities in your community this semester? Connect with the Volunteer Resource Center and over 40 community partners at the annual Spring Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. There will be free food and wonderful opportunities to get more involved in the Boulder/Denver area.

For more information visit volunteer.colorado.edu or email vrcevents@colorado.edu.

February 3, 2015 • VRC Marketing • vrcevents@colorado.edu

Study finance in London in Summer 2015: Interest meeting Feb. 4

Study international finance in London this summer, with CU business Professor Roy Baas. The 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, Feb. 4, 5 - 6 p.m. in KOBL S110.

Learning with Lynda.com: Learners Lunch @ Music

All CU-Boulder faculty, staff and students now have access to lynda.com, an online library of high-quality instructional videos on the latest software applications, as well as creative and business skills. With more than 2,500 courses, including some on Office 365, lynda.com is designed for all levels of learners and is available from any location with internet access. Start learning at www.colorado.edu/lynda.

Imig Music, N285, Wednesday Feb. 4, noon - 1 p.m.

Study abroad scholarship opportunity for Pell Grant students

Pell Grant recipients: Federal scholarship funding is available for study abroad in addition to your current financial aid package. Learn about the Gilman Scholarship application process and tips for a successful application. Come to either Fleming room 244 on Tuesday, Feb. 10 4-5 p.m. OR Center for Community (C4C) room S350 on Thursday, Feb. 12, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

February 2, 2015 • Liza Hensleigh • Liza.Hensleigh@Colorado.EDU

Explore the globe by studying abroad with Semester at Sea 

You too can have this once-in-a-lifetime experience while sailing around the world visiting 8-10 countries and earning CU-Boulder "in residence" credit. Learn about exciting new developments, incredible scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and application procedures at an informational meeting with a Semester at Sea representative and CU Study Abroad staff: Monday, Feb. 9, 4-5 p.m. in C4C N215.

February 2, 2015 • Cloud Baffour • Baffour@Colorado.EDU

'Polar Ice in a Changing Climate: From Hot Air to Cool Science' Feb. 7

Join Waleed Abdalati, professor of geography and director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, for a discussion about how ice in the polar regions is changing and its link to climate change. The former NASA chief scientist will share insights on how to create meaningful conversations about difficult, divisive topics, such as climate change. Saturday, Feb. 7, 1-3 p.m., Benson Earth Sciences - Room 180.

Part of CU on the Weekend, which is free and open to the public.

February 2, 2015 • CU on the Weekend • weekend@colorado.edu

Barcelona literature and culture global seminar

Attend class and live in Barcelona on this exciting global seminar. Earn six credits in five weeks while completing SPAN 3270 (fulfills the Human Diversity core requirement) and SPAN 3230. Participate in excursions to world-class museums and theaters; see the remarkable street culture and more. Great for SPAN, SPPR, IAFS and others. Learn more: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m., UMC 245.

One-bedroom boulder apartment

I am subleasing an apartment five minutes away (walking) from campus located at the Cascade Apartment complex at 765 20th St., starting at the beginning of June. Subleasing will be available for two months and renting is possible after that. It is $1,098 a month and 550 sq/ft with a newly renovated kitchen and floors. It is centrally located and close to Chataqua, and has great views of the Flatirons. Call 720-988-5901 or email andrew.ormsby@colorado.edu for more information.

February 2, 2015 • Andrew Ormsby • andrew.ormsby@colorado.edu

Medeski, Martin and Wood with Alarm Will Sounds

Get ready for a little jamming, incomparable originality and a lot of fun when the hip, cutting-edge chamber music of Alarm Will Sound blends with the eclectic avant-jazz-funk sound of Medeski, Martin and Wood. The groove-oriented trio, a hit on the jam-band circuit pioneered by the Grateful Dead, and the versatile new-music ensemble will take you on an evening of daring collaboration and thrilling improvisation.

Feb. 6, Macky Auditorium


For the Health of It - 'Unpacking Perfectionism'

Whether it's the pressure from New Year's resolutions, parents, peers, the media, every day and this time of year especially we are bombarded constantly with messaging around how we need to look, act and be perfect. Join us for a critical breakdown of perfectionism in society, analyzing different standards of perfectionism and their sources. We will talk about how to cultivate confidence and compassion to realize our own worth and help empower others to do so.

February 2, 2015 • Chloe Strascina-Dower • wrchealth@colorado.edu

Alternatives to refworks: Mendeley ~ Norlin Learner's Lunch Feb. 4

Looking for a reference manager that will help you organize PDFs as well as cite them? Mendeley could be the answer you are looking for. Comprising a simple to use interface and streamlined project management capability, you can also seamlessly import from Refworks, Endnote or Zotero. This workshop will cover Mendeley basics as well as importing from other tools.

Norlin Commons room E113, Wednesday Feb. 4, noon - 1 p.m.

February 2, 2015 • Caroline Sinkinson & Alison Hicks • caroline.sinkinson@colorado.edu

Buffs Talks: Career panels

This spring construct your career and discover new career paths. Career Services is bringing executives and professionals to campus to speak about their careers and teach students how to get involved.

Buff Talks: Careers in Beer - Wednesday, Feb. 11, 4-6 p.m. C4C Abrams.

Buff Talks: Emergency First Responders - Tuesday, Feb. 17, 4-6 p.m. C4C S350.

Buff Talks: Execs Tell All - Thursday, Feb. 26, 4-6 p.m. C4C Abrams.

Buff Talks: Non-Profits - Tuesday, March 3, 4-6 p.m. C4C Abrams.


February 2, 2015 • Career Services • CSEvents@colorado.edu

Apply now to the INVST Communtiy Leadership Program

For CU students from all majors and minors 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.

SocialDining Android app for group dining - Get paid $120 for six-week study

Our research group in the CU-Boulder Computer Science Department has publicly launched an Android app called SocialDining. This app allows you to create an invitation, send it to your friends, vote on different dates and times for the invitation, and vote on the restaurant for the invitation. Use this fun app while dining out with friends and get $120 for participating. For details click here Download SocialDining from here

Contact Khaled Alanezi on listed e-mail to start participating.

February 2, 2015 • Khaled Alanezi • khaled.alanezi@colorado.edu

CU Museum concert for kids with Jeff & Paige

Come visit us at the Museum of Natural History. Howl along with Jeff & Paige, our favorite singers of songs about the world around us. We'll host two shows filled with nature, science and fun on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission is free.

February 2, 2015 • museumed@colorado.edu