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.

Innovative Seed Grant Program: Now accepting proposals

The 2017 Innovative Seed Grant Program (ISGP) is designed to stimulate new, compelling areas of research and creative work on the CU Boulder campus. The program has set aside $1 million to fund grants of up to $50,000 each, with $250,000 reserved to support work connected to the campus Grand Challenge.

Faculty from across disciplines will be judged in categories designed to allow all disciplines an opportunity to compete successfully.

Proposals will be accepted through Sunday, Feb. 12. See the website below for more information.

Global Seminar interest meeting: Culture wars in Rome

Spend your Maymester walking, talking, eating and exploring in central Rome!

Culture Wars in Rome is a two-week course led by Paul Diduch, an instructor in the CU Boulder Herbst Program of Humanities. Students earn three humanities (or elective) credits through lectures and visits to major sites in and near Rome.

Attend the informational meeting with the director and past participants on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 5 to 5:30 p.m. in ECCR 108.

CU NightRide: We're hiring!

Work at the heart of the university!

CU NightRide is a student-operated program dedicated to meeting the safety needs of CU students, faculty and staff by providing nighttime transportation to support a safe academic and socially responsible environment on campus and in the community.

We're hiring driver/dispatchers to take calls, coordinate rides and drive within the city of Boulder from sundown to 12:15/1:15 a.m. Read the full job description and learn how to apply at UMC Student Jobs.

Global Seminar interest meeting: Russian language and culture

Make summer 2017 unforgettable, spending 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/weekend excursions around the city, plus a weekend trip to Moscow! Earn 9 credits and fulfill the A&S historical context core requirement. Beginning- to advanced-Russian speakers are welcome.

Learn more at the informational meeting Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. in HUMN 335.

Global Seminar: Entrepreneurship and innovation in Panama

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. An informational meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m. in KOBL 350.

Global Seminar: Finance in London

Study international finance in London this summer. This seminar includes lectures from prominent financial professionals and site visits to companies such as Bloomberg Financial Services and a weekend in Paris!

Eligibility requirements include a minimum 2.5 GPA and coursework in business or economics. To learn more, join the informational meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. in KOBL 350.

Global Seminar: Explore culture, media in Indonesia this summer

Attend a three-week field-based Global Seminar in Indonesia. Learn the ethnographic method, documentary filmmaking and critical media practice while living with indigenous people and immersing in the cultural politics of Indonesia.

Earn three upper-division credits for ANTH 3760. Open to all majors. Special funding available from CAS SE Asia Study Abroad Scholarship for $500 to $2,000. The program is directed by Christian Hammons. Learn more at an informational meeting Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Hale 450.

Women's wellness study

Earn up to $180 in a paid research study! Researchers in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at CU Boulder are conducting a study seeking to understand the neuroscience of emotion and well-being. If you are a woman between ages 18 and 55, you may be eligible to participate.

Participants must be:
* Healthy women OR women with a history of depression
* Ages 18 to 65
* Willing to participate in an MRI assessment
* Smartphone users

Contact us at womenswellness@colorado.edu or 303-492-7378.

January 26, 2017 • Marina Lopez-Sola • womenswellness@colorado.edu

Global Seminar: Conservation and indigenous peoples in Tanzania

Attend a three-week summer Maymester Global Seminar that explores remote conservation areas around the Serengeti. Learn more about indigenous peoples and conservation in one of the most beautiful and biologically-important regions of the world. Study political ecology, culture and development while living amongst indigenous groups such as the Maasai and Hadzabe people.

Open to all majors. Learn more at an informational meeting with Director Laura DeLuca on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in UMC 386.

On the Rocks: Spring audition!

Come audition for CU's only all-womens a cappella group. We will be having auditions on Jan. 25 and 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Hellems 229. Come prepared with a verse and chorus of a song that shows off your voice!

January 26, 2017 • On the Rocks

Learn how to dance salsa

The CU Boulder chapter of Ritmos Latinos, a recognized student organization, holds classes in basic salsa every Tuesday night. The first class of the spring semester will be next Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Join us at the Dennis Small Cultural Center (UMC fourth floor, room 457) from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and learn to dance rueda-de-casino style salsa. There's no charge, and you don't have to bring a partner. Classes are open to all members of the CU Boulder student, staff and faculty community. Feel free to bring a friend.

January 26, 2017 • Ritmos Latinos CU Boulder • ritmoslatinos@colorado.edu

Safe Zone Training: LGBTQ Ally Development Program

The Gender and Sexuality Center offers monthly Safe Zone Training to help create a welcoming, inclusive community for all members of campus.

Upcoming Training Sessions:
* Thursday, Feb. 9, 1 to 3 p.m., s435, C4C * Thursday, March 16, 1 to 3 p.m., s484, C4C * Friday, April 7, 12 to 2 p.m., s484, C4C * Thursday, May 18, 1 to 3 p.m., s484, C4C

Please register online for a Safe Zone Training for your department or group.

Surprising solar flares: Studying the Sun as a star

In this FREE Feb. 1 talk, LASP Solar Scientist and Associate Director Tom Woods will discuss our understanding of solar flares and coronal mass ejections, based on more than two decades of observations of the sun as a star with LASP-built instruments aboard NASA satellites.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the LSTB building on East Campus, room 299. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Game Night at CU Natural History Museum

Join the CU Natural History Museum every first Thursday of the month for a night of fun games!

Get your board games on in the BioLounge. Snacks and games will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring games from home (rated PG-13, please).

January 26, 2017 • CU Natural History Museum • museumed@colorado.edu

Global Seminar interest meeting: Accounting in a global economy

Spend two weeks next summer on this new Global Seminar in London and Amsterdam, and complete ACCT 3700! Build an understanding of how the global economy affects financial reporting and legal-transfer pricing strategies for multi-national corporations.

An informational meeting with Director Josh Neil is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m. in KOBL 355.

International Student Success: Faculty/staff town hall meetings Jan. 27

The Task Force for International Student Success has scheduled several town hall meetings in an effort to better support international students. Coffee, cookies and conversation will be provided.

The first meetings for faculty and staff members are Friday, Jan. 27 in UMC 247. The faculty session is from 9 to 10 a.m., and the staff session is from 10 to 11 a.m.

Please visit CU Boulder Today for the complete list of scheduled meetings.

Global Seminar interest meeting: Dante's Inferno interest meeting

Spend three weeks with CU Boulder’s Suzanne Magnanini in Italy, exploring Florence’s historic streets. Learn about Dante, his Inferno, paintings and frescoes inspired by the poem.

The course fulfills upper-division literature and the arts core and counts toward the Italian major and minor. You don't have to know Italian to spend part of your summer studying in Italy! Come learn more Monday, Jan. 30, in the C4C, room N215, from 5 to 6 p.m. See you there!