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.

Don’t sleep through the deadline

Upcoming deadlines for study abroad programs this summer and fall range from Jan. 25 - March 1. Don’t miss your chance to enhance your college experience with overseas studies. Learn more about your study abroad opportunities by completing Study Abroad 101, which covers key information to get you started on your study abroad journey. Study Abroad 101 is offered online and in-person - get started today.

Global seminar: Doing business in China, summer 2015

On this global seminar in Beijing and Shanghai, you will 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 village life to the Great Wall. Learn more: Jan. 21, 5:30-6:40 p.m. Koelbel 302.

Learn a language: Non-credit classes at ALTEC

The Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for spring language classes. These classes are non-credit and are open to the CU Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students, Retirees and their spouses.

Classes begin Jan. 26 and meet two hrs/week for 8 weeks. Tuition is only $75. This spring choose from various levels of French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swahili and Swedish.

*Note: French 4 is a 10 week class with an increased rate of $93 and will run through April 10.

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 $300-600 scholarship. Learn more at an informational meeting: Jan. 22, 4:15-4:45p.m., UMC 335.

Subjects needed for passive cycling study: $160

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 four hours. Benefits of participating include: body composition (percent body fat), fitness assessment, bone density, glucose tolerance assessment and determination of caloric expenditure. You will be paid $160 for study completion.

January 15, 2015 • James Peterman • James.Peterman@colorado.edu

Free avalanche awareness talk

The Backcountry Club has arranged for Friends of Berthoud Pass to conduct a talk on avalanche awareness and safety this Thursday, Jan. 15. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in room 180 of the Benson Earth Sciences building. The talk is free and open to the public; you do not need to be a member of the Backcountry Club in order to attend.

January 15, 2015 • Katya Selivanoff • katya.selivanoff@colorado.edu

Study international operations management in Hong Kong this summer

Global Seminar: International Operations (Hong Kong). Travel to Hong Kong this summer and study operations management in one of the largest trading centers in Asia. You will engage in daily site visits to local businesses and learn first-hand about manufacturing in mainland China during an overnight field trip to Guangdong Province. Find out more at a meeting: Jan. 22nd, 6-7 p.m. in Koelbel 102.

Finding Ourselves in Stories: How Good Work Happens With Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation

Dan and Deb Morrison, faculty members at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, will present on their latest project, Science & Memory, which took four professors and 19 journalism and advertising students to Alaska’s Copper River Delta to research and report on climate change. Information on this project can be found at http://uoclimatereport.tumblr.com/ and http://scienceandmemory.uoregon.edu/.

Monday, Jan. 26 Humanities 1B80 6 p.m.


January 15, 2015 • Kimberly Donovan • kim.donovan@colorado.edu

Flutes, Wine, and Astronomy: Shamans in Early East Asia?

Chinese archaeologists have identified a number of archaeological manifestations that they attribute to shamanism. These include evidence of music (drums, flutes, bells), alcoholic beverages, and evidence of worship of the sky. Dr. Nelson will examine the Chinese evidence and then consider it in the broader perspectives of shamanism in East Asia from the Neolithic era to the present.

Wednesday | Jan. 21 | 7 p.m. | Paleontology Hall

Sarah Milledge Nelson, Department of Anthropology, University of Denver

January 15, 2015 • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History • museumpr@colorado.edu

CU PIIE application deadline extended

Are you looking for a paid internship next summer? The CU Public Interest Internship Experience (PIIE) is looking for students who want to make a difference. PIIE is offering paid summer internships at non-profits and government agencies in the Boulder and Denver metro area. Internships range in job categories from education, to sustainability, government, health, animals and more.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Jan. 23. Find out more about CU PIIE at www.colorado.edu/career/piie.

January 15, 2015 • Dylan Mark • cupiie@colorado.edu

The Bible App: Reading scripture in the third spaces of digital religion

Around the world, millions of Christians now use digital media to engage with the Bible. The Bible can be accessed as a mobile app, played as a game, studied through electronic tools and commentaries and introduced to children on an iPad. This talk suggests some of the ways in which the relationship between religious practitioners and their sacred texts is changing in this shift from page to screen.

Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 11:30 a.m. in the Armory Bldg. room 218.

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 two weeks in May. Informational meeting Jan. 21, 6 p.m. in KOBL 102.

Friday Night Film Series: 'Fury'

Program Council is very pleased to announce that we will be playing the action packed movie "Fury," featuring Brad Pitt on Jan. 23 in Chem 140. As always this is a free screening. @ProgramCouncil

Global seminar St. Petersburg, summer 2015: Interest meeting on Jan. 21

Make summer 2015 summer unforgettable - spend six weeks immersed in Russian culture and language in St. Petersburg. The program, directed by Professor Artemi Romanov, includes language courses each morning, and afternoon and weekend excursions around the city and sites nearby, plus a weekend trip to Moscow. Earn nine credits and fulfill the A&S Historical Context core requirement. Beginning to advanced Russian speakers welcome. Learn more: Jan. 21, 5 p.m. HUMN 190.

Winter welcome for LGBTQ and allied students

Join us to celebrate the GLBTQ Resource Center's 20th anniversary at our annual winter welcome for LGBTQ and allied students. Friday, Jan. 16, from 4-6 p.m. at the Center for Community, 3rd floor, Abrams Lounge. Hot cider, hot chocolate and other refreshments will be served.

January 12, 2015 • Scarlet Bowen • scarlet.bowen@colorado.edu

Caught in the cross-publics of the 'Muslimwoman'

Renowned Columbia University professor of anthropology, Lila Abu-Lughod, will offer the 2015 Distinguished Lecture in Cultural Anthropology on Feb. 13, 4 p.m. in 230 Hale. Author of the 1986 classic "Veiled Sentiments," on emotion and gender among Egyptian bedouins, Abu-Lughod is synonymous with theoretically sophisticated and ethnographically rich scholarship. Her talk will analyze public reaction to her recent book, "Do Muslim Women Need Saving?," a book intended to counter inaccurate media representations about Muslim women and their rights.

January 12, 2015 • Carla Jones • carla.jones@colorado.edu

Study gender, race and revolution in Cuba this May!

Earn three credits in two weeks in Cuba this May. Use gender, sexuality, and race to better understand the Cuban insurrection and revolution from the Castro-led insurrection and guerrilla war (1953-1958), through the Soviet era (1959-1990), and into the current post-Soviet period (1990-today). Learn from guest lecturers and visit museums and places of cultural and historical relevance. Learn more at an informational meeting with the director, Dr. Lorraine Bayard de Volo on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 4 p.m., Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage (near Hale).

Entrepreneurship & empowerment in South Africa interest meeting: Jan. 21

Want to spend your summer in South Africa gaining hands on experience as a consultant? Earn six credits in six weeks while helping emerging entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town. Students form consulting teams with local South African students to develop deliverables for clients. Make a difference and enhance your resume! Program directed by Erick Mueller, Leeds School of Business. Open to all majors. Come learn more: Jan. 21, 5-6 p.m. in KOBL 203.

Participate in paid psychology experiments

Tim Curran's lab at the CU-Boulder department of psychology is looking for participants for a multi-part experiment about learning and memory. Participants will be paid $10 per hour, and participants completing all eight sessions within two weeks will receive a $25 bonus. You must be 18-29 years old to participate. If you are eligible to participate and interested, please visit our website for more information and to sign up for our experiments.

Mosaic Gospel Choir Wednesdays 7pm

Sing your heart out with the Mosaic Gospel Choir! Wednesday nights, 7pm at CU's Wesley 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: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mosaic-Gospel-Choir/458932904141494?fref=ts)

RHA Throwback Thursday: I <3 the 90s

Kick off the new semester with the Residence Hall Association (RHA) for Throwback Thursday: I <3 the 90’s! You’re invited to the most rad party of the year including classic video games, 90s snacks, all your favorite tunes and much more.

Make sure to stop by the Kittredge Central Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday, Jan. 15, 7-9:30 p.m.

January 12, 2015

CU Book Store special hours

The CU Book Store has extended hours to help you purchase your textbooks and supplies. Still in the UMC, on campus for your convenience. Don’t forget you can also shop online at http:///www.cubookstore.com and pick your books up in the store or have them shipped. Monday, Jan. 12-Tuesday, Jan.13, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 14, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. We will also be open Martin Luther King Jr. weekend Friday-Monday.

January 12, 2015 • CU Book Store • assist@cubookstore.com

Summer Session courses offered over new three-week term in August

Summer Session offers a wide range of courses throughout a series of terms, including a new three-week term in August called Augmester that is offered Aug. 3-20. It is never too early to start planning for summer. Search for summer 2015 courses in MyCUinfo. Enrollment begins March 4.

January 12, 2015 • Summer Session • ssdean@Colorado.edu

Bowling and Billiards early-bird and mid-day specials in the UMC

Mondays through Fridays take a fun break to unwind for only a dollar, or 1/2 off with discounted rates for everyone.

Early-Bird Specials, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
  • Billiards: $1 per hour per person

    Mid-Day Specials, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
  • Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

    Visit our website to learn about other special programs and activities. 1st floor UMC.

  • Apply now! Puksta Scholars Program

    An undergraduate civic engagement program, CU Boulder's Puksta Scholars Program is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Emerging sophomores or juniors, who have a strong commitment to civic responsibility and seek to create positive social change on campus and in the greater community are encouraged to apply. A limited number of $4,500 annual scholarships will be provided. Applications, which may be accessed via www.colorado.edu/cuengage will be accepted through Jan. 31.

    January 8, 2015 • Elaina Verveer • verveer@colorado.edu