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Conservation biology and practice in Brazil’s Atlantic forest – May study abroad program

Earn three credits in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest on this exciting CU Boulder global seminar. Experience operational conservation programs in the Serra do Mar Biodiversity Corridor and participate in community-based conservation solutions. Students from a range of disciplines with an interest in conservation are encouraged to apply. Offered as EBIO 4340/5340 & ENVS 4340/5340, this fulfills the EBIO Lab/Field and 4000-course major requirements and ENVS's application/specialization requirements. Interest meeting: Sept. 28, 3:30 p.m. in UMC 245.

Global seminar: Doing business in China interest meeting

Global seminar: Doing business in China, interest meeting on Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. in KOBL S125 or Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. in KOBL 102. Explore important topics related to succeeding in China’s business environment, meet with business leaders, visit industrial sites and universities, and seek to understand challenges faced by businesses operating in China. In addition, you will discover key cultural features of China ranging from rural life to the Great Wall. Fulfills the global track requirement for business minors. Open to business minors only.

Study film and art in Rome next summer: Interest meeting - Sept. 28

Students can spend three weeks in May and June studying film, art and culture in Rome. All majors can apply and receive three UD credits. Course taught in English. Fulfills UD Literature and Arts core. Program led by film studies Professor, Suranjan Ganguly. Film screenings and lectures are combined with excursions in and around Rome. Learn more at an informational meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 to 8 p.m., ATLAS 1B31.

September 21, 2016 • Suranjan Ganguly • ganguly@colorado.edu

Mosaic Gospel Choir Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Sing your heart out with CU's Mosaic Gospel Choir on Wednesday nights, 7 p.m. at CU's Wesley Student Center/Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., across from the Stadium, one block north of Colorado Ave., at the corner of University Heights Ave. Drop-ins welcome. LGBTQI-friendly. Bring friends. (Don't need to be Christian. Open to all.) Facebook

SLA reading group at ALTEC

Join us for our fall SLA reading group. ALTEC turns its full attention to Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and Applied Linguistics during the summer when it hosts a multi-week workshop in SLA. During the regular academic year, ALTEC hosts the SLA Reading Group, which follows up on themes from the summer workshop. This year, individual differences in student learning will be the topic, and we will focus on the work of Zoltán Dörnyei, a Hungarian researcher whose specialization is student motivation. For more information contact Mark Knowles.

September 20, 2016 • Mark Knowles • Mark.Knowles@colorado.edu

Pell Grant students - Special study abroad scholarship

Pell Grant recipients: Federal funding, via the Gilman Scholarship, is available for study abroad in addition to your current financial aid package. We'll cover the application process and tips for a successful application. Thursday, Sept. 15 at 12 p.m. (the CUE, 3rd floor C4C) and Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 4:15 p.m. (Fleming 241). Sponsored by Study Abroad, SASC and the CUE.

September 20, 2016 • Steve Rose • Steven.Rose@Colorado.edu

Global seminar: Doing business in China interest meeting

Global seminar: "Doing Business in China" (Beijing and Shanghai) interest meeting: Thurs., Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. in Koelbel S125 or Wed., Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. in Koelbel 102. Explore important topics related to succeeding in China’s business environment, meet with business leaders, visit industrial sites and universities and seek to understand challenges faced by businesses operating in China. In addition, you will discover key cultural features of China ranging from rural life to the Great Wall. Fulfills the Global Track requirement for Business.

Geospatial data processing in Python workshop

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m.

Where: East Campus, SEEC C120, just north of the auditorium.

We will cover scripting geospatial data processing in Python, with an aim toward remote sensing and GIS applications. After this one-hour clinic, participants will be able to manipulate and perform basic analyses on raster and vector data in a programming environment. Skills covered in this workshop are especially useful for automating GIS workflows and performing complex analyses on large geospatial datasets.

September 20, 2016 • Elise Gowen • elise.gowen@colorado.edu

'Comics & Culture: Islam in Graphic Novels Sept. 21'

Presented by Project Nur and Cultural Events Board: The author of Ms Marvel, G. Willow Wilson will be giving a keynote address about her experience creating the first female Muslim character in the mainstream graphic novels, as well as share her own experiences as an American Muslim within the context of Marvel and comics. A short Q&A will follow her talk, and a book signing (the book store will be selling Ms Marvel comics as well). Glenn Miller Ballroom. Sept. 21. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event is free for students and the public.

Comprehensible input with Amick Chen

Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. in Hellems 152.

Comprehensible input is the key to language acquisition. Through a movie talk sample lesson, participants will learn about CI strategies for fun class activities and meaningful ways to get repetitions in order to engage students in the World Language classrooms.

This discussion will be led by Amick Chen, the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award 2015-16 in Colorado, so don't miss out on this event!

September 20, 2016

Language informants needed

ALTEC is seeking language informants for an intermittent week in helping in testing Amharic and Tigrinya.

For more information please contact the ALTEC program director, Mark Knowles, at mark.knowles@colorado.edu.

September 20, 2016 • Mark Knowles • mark.knowles@colorado.edu

ALTEC non-credit Portuguese course

Non-credit Portuguese is now available for students who are interested. Beginning Portuguese requires no previous knowledge or exposure to Portuguese, so everybody is welcome! This class begins with basic skill building for communication and introduces cultural information through a variety of classroom activities. The course runs Oct. 14 through Dec. 9, Fridays 5 to 6:50 p.m.

Register here Contact us altec@colorado.edu

September 20, 2016 • Anderson Language & Technology Center • altec@colorado.edu

Be involved, be heard...Join the UMC Board

Join the UMC Board and be part of the decisions that help the UMC fulfill its mission. The UMC Board is the governing board for CU's student union and currently has openings for student members. You must be able to make the board meetings on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning CU students. Learn more and apply by Oct. 3.

September 20, 2016 • Andrea Zelinko • zelinko@colorado.edu

ALTEC non-credit advanced Chinese course

Looking for a fun environment to practice your Chinese? Then look no further.

Announcing ALTEC's late-start Chinese advanced language course. Interact with other students who are just as passionate and increase your own language proficiency. Test your skills, learn something new and expand your world view the fun and affordable way at ALTEC.

Course runs Oct. 18 - Dec. 13 | Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Get your seat today! Click Here to Register!

September 20, 2016 • Anderson Language & Technology Center • altec@colorado.edu

ALTEC non-credit Swahili 2

Continuing with your Swahili language studies? Then sign up now for ALTEC's Late-Start Swahili 2.

This course will enhances students' proficiency in speaking, reading and writing of the Swahili language in meaningful communicative contexts. Expand your world view, and do it the fun, affordable way with ALTEC!

Meets Oct. 17 - Dec. 12, Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Register now while it's not too late! Sign up here!

September 20, 2016 • Anderson Language & Technology Center • altec@colorado.edu

Showcase your talent with the Diverse Musicians' Alliance

Calling all performers! Come showcase your talent at the annual concert of the Diverse Musicians' Alliance on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. in Grusin Hall of the Imig Music Building. All genres of music are welcome. Please join us. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/SignupDiverseMusicConcert by Sept. 23.

September's ethics and compliance brown bag features athletic compliance

September’s monthly brown bag series on Monday, Sept. 26, 12 to 1 p.m. in the Rec Center will feature a presentation by Ceal Barry and Jillian Keegan on compliance in athletics. The presentation will include an overview of CU's Athletic department values, highlights of the compliance program, equity aspects of Title IX and information on what Athletics does to ensure academic benchmarks are achieved while ensuring well-being for their student-athletes. Q&A will follow presentation. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

September 20, 2016 • Kylee Thomas • kylee.thomas@colorado.edu

Heatherlyn in Concert!

Award winning, Minneapolis based singer-songwriter Heatherlyn returns to Boulder! Soulful. Inspiring.

Let your mind and soul be nourished in the warm, intimate, vibey Performance Lounge at Wesley Chapel. 1290 Folsom St. Across from CU's Folsom Field, 1 block north of Colorado Ave., at the corner of University Heights Ave. On the Hop Bus line, bike racks, courtesy parking in the parking lot behind the chapel. Suggested donation: $5 students; $15-30 general public. See more: http://www.heatherlynmusic.com

Free Yoga Mondays at 6 p.m.

Authentic hatha, vinyasa flow. Bring a mat if you have one. We have extras if you don't. Best to eat dinner after class. Meets at CU's Wesley Student Center/Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., across from the Stadium, one block north of Colorado Ave. at the corner of University Heights Ave. LGBTQI-affirming. Bring friends.

NASA's mission to Europa: Exploring a potentially habitable world

Robert Pappalardo of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will discuss the upcoming NASA mission to Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, and its potential to support simple life. The mission, slated to launch in the early 2020s, will interrogate the moon’s ice shell, ocean, composition, geology and current activity.

This free lecture is sponsored by the CU Center for Astrobiology. Friday, Sept. 23, 5 to 6 p.m. Benson Earth Sciences room 180.

September 19, 2016 • Brian Hynek • hynek@lasp.colorado.edu

Mesa of Sorrows: Archaeology, History, and the Ghosts of Awat'ovi

Historian, anthropologist and award-winning author James F. Brooks will examine one of the most important events in the early historic period in the American Southwest. Brooks’ interdisciplinary research on the indigenous and colonial past explores complex interactions between the native people of the Southwest borderlands and subsequent intruders, probing divisions of gender and class within each group. Come to Hellems room 201 at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 for this free lecture.

September 19, 2016 • CU Museum of Natural History • cumuseum@colorado.edu

Study entrepreneurship and innovation in Panama this May

Panama is considered the fourth strongest economy in Latin America and one of the top 20 fastest growing economies in the world. However, strong economic performance has not translated into broadly shared prosperity. Participate in this global seminar to partner with local entrepreneurs and learn first-hand about the potential for business solutions to address poverty and related social and environmental challenges. This program runs for three weeks in May. Informational meeting Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in KOBL 225.

IFS Presents: 'Tickled'

A documentary with laughs and a dark edge.

The world of competitive tickling is even creepier than it sounds. The film is an investigative thriller that unravels the deep web of lies, threats and deceit that festers in the dark corners of the internet, and shows how online behavior can have damaging, real-world implications.

Admission: $8 and the screening starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Muenzinger auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

For more information: www.internationalfilmseries.com.

Science Discovery after-school fall classes

Give your child some STEM enrichment in the form of after-school classes at our on-campus (east) location. 3D Video Game Design, Lego Robotics WeDo and Myra Makes:STEM Adventures for Girls are being offered for six weeks starting next week.

CU employees receive a 5 percent discount. Call 303-735-2230 to have the discount applied.

Register now.

Science Learner's Lunch workshop series

Science Learner's Lunch is a workshop series designed to provide students with tools and information that complements the skills they learn in the classroom.

These workshops take place every Wednesday, at 12 p.m., in Math 150, inside the Gemmill Library of Engineering, Math & Physics.

Upcoming topics: Sept. 21: Basic Zotero Sept. 28: Advanced Zotero Oct. 5: Implicit Bias at Benson 380 Oct. 12: Introduction to ArcGIS Oct. 19: Building Your Professional Identity Oct. 26: SciFinder for Chemical Engineers