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.

What women wrote when no one thought they could

ENGL 4693-001 explores what women were writing in an era when many people thought women couldn’t write at all. We'll look at several topics/genres from religious experience to advice for children, from satire to what we now call fantasy fiction. To understand the contexts of these works, we'll read contemporary texts about women, like conduct books, popular pamphlets on witches, medical treatises and materials that capture glimpses of everyday concerns. Richelle Munkhoff M/W, 3 to 4:15 p.m. More info

August 12, 2015 • Kim Elzinga • englmarketing@colorado.edu

Fall 2015 Volunteer Fair

Interested in volunteering this semester? CU-Boulder’s Volunteer Resource Center is holding the Fall 2015 Volunteer Fair on Sept. 1, 2:30 to 6 p.m.. Stop by the UMC fountain and arcade area between, before or after your classes and meet more than 100 of the community organizations we work with. These organizations play a huge role in our Boulder community and are here to connect you with their incredible volunteer opportunities. Email us at volunteer@colorado.edu or stop by our office in UMC 458 with any questions.

August 11, 2015

Studying abroad next spring? Get started

Want to study abroad in Spring 2016? Summer is the perfect time to get started. Study Abroad is open during the summer; advisors are available to help you find the right program and start an application. App deadlines for spring 2016 range from Sept. 15 to Oct. 1 (varies by program).

If you haven’t already, your 1st step is to complete Study Abroad 101, a 30-minute info session offered online or in person. Then, contact our office with questions or to open an application.

Into the maelstrom: wayward genius James Joyce

Paris in the first part of the 20th century: European empires are in crisis, but the conditions for reinventing art, literature, music and politics have never been better. Into the maelstrom comes the wayward genius and Irishman, James Joyce. He, with the help of his promoters, reinvents the novel. Find out why Joyce’s Ulysses is considered to be the greatest novel of the twentieth century. ENGL 4039-008: James Joyce Prof Laura Winkiel T/TH 11a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Learn more about this course.

August 11, 2015 • Kim Elzinga • englmarketing@colorado.edu

Psychology experiment seeking participants $10/hour

The Social Neuroscience and Games Lab (SNaG) is seeking individuals between the ages of 18-55 for a two-hour experiment.

Participants will play several games with other individuals and a computer opponent for money, and will complete a series of questionnaires. Participants will be paid $10/hour for participating and will have the opportunity to earn bonus money for their performance in the games.

For more information or to sign-up for a session, please email, SNaGLab@colorado.edu with your name and age.

August 6, 2015 • Jacob Parelman • SNaGLab@colorado.edu

ENGL 4018 explores Israeli-Palestinian culture clash

ENGL 4018-001: Israel/Palestine in Global Culture examines the global circulation of discourses, images, and narratives about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Exploring a range of contemporary fiction, poetry, film, television, art, and other media, we seek to uncover the political ideologies inherent to cultural production, and discuss in detail how culture both exacerbates conflict and might help in resolving it. TTH, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Prof Karim Mattar. More info at http://english.colorado.edu/engl-4018-001.

LGBTQ and allied student leadership retreat

Are you a student interested in developing leadership skills to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied community? The GLBTQ Resource Center is offering a one-day leadership retreat on Friday, Aug. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will cover such issues as creating an inclusive community, leadership styles and strengths, building coalitions with other student leaders, how to start a student group, and fundraising to attend professional conferences.

Please rsvp to Scarlet.Bowen@colorado.edu by Wednesday, Aug. 12.

CU departments: Put your message on UMC digital signs

Do you have programs, services, courses, events or messages that you want or need to promote to get more attention? Put your message on the UMC digital signs!

Create your own eye-catching slides, animations, PowerPoint or videos that cycle on three different UMC digital signs in front of hundreds of students and UMC visitors. New this year - the 2nd floor sign is 55" large, brighter and more visible! It's environmentally-friendly, low cost and cuts down on print materials.

Contact Pamela Henderek to learn how! We'll help you.

August 5, 2015 • Pamela Henderek • Pamela.Henderek@colorado.edu

Bursar's Office special hours Aug. 6-7

Special hours for Bursar's Office staff training this week are:

Closed 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. on Aug. 6

Opening late at 9:15 a.m. on Aug. 7

August 4, 2015 • Susie Jacobs • suzanne.jacobs@colorado.edu

Azar Nafisi to give Best Should Teach Lecture Aug. 20

Azar Nafisi will speak on “The Republic of Imagination: Humanities & the Future of Democracies” during the Best Should Teach Lecture on Thursday, Aug. 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Macky auditorium. Signed copies of her new book, The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books—a hymn to the power of fiction to change lives will be available for purchase.
This is a free, but ticketed event. Doors open at 6 p.m. Order free tickets
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August 3, 2015 • Renie Dugwyler • gtpweb@colorado.edu

Property Services’ live auction of surplus property and equipment Aug. 29

University of Colorado Boulder Property Services will hold a public auction of surplus property and equipment on Saturday, Aug. 29. 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 Street Boulder, CO 80301

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

Participants needed for electrically assisted bicycle study

The Applied Exercise Science Lab is seeking sedentary subjects aged 18-55 to study electrically assisted bicycling (bicycle with a motor that only provides assistance when you pedal) and its potential effects on overall health. The experiment will consist of five separate sessions (up to 2.5 hrs. long) over 7 weeks. Benefits of participating include: body composition (% body fat), fitness assessment, bone density, glucose tolerance assessment and blood lipid profile. As compensation, you will be entered into a raffle to win an electric bike.

August 3, 2015 • Jim Peterman • James.Peterman@colorado.edu