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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration
The annual celebration of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in partnership with the City of Boulder and the Boulder Valley School District offers a variety of campus and community events. Please attend and invite others to share in this important festival of events designed to help us remember, celebrate and rededicate ourselves, the campus and the Boulder community to building a more inclusive democracy. For additional information please contact ODECE at 303-735-1332.

Monday, Jan. 18

  • "Human Rights: Beyond Civil Rights," hosted by the City of Boulder and the Boulder Valley School District at Boulder High School, 12-4 p.m.
  • Rally and march on Pearl Street Mall, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by keynote speaker Stuart C. Lord, president of Naropa University; a human rights fair, workshops, special activities for children; and “Singing in the Spirit” by Debra Frazier, CMA/ODECE, and her sisters.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

  • Workshop, "lessons learned from the most recent 15th Annual Diversity Summit: next steps for campus action," Recreation Center Conference Room, 12-2 p.m.
  • A Night of Poetry featuring Slam Nuba in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom, 8-10 p.m.

Connection grand reopening
The UMC Connection is hosting more reopening events this week to show off the new bowling lanes. Bowl a game for free on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 14, 7-10 p.m. (Big Lebowski bowling); and Sunday, Jan. 17, 12-4 p.m. Visit the website for a listing of all activities. Located in the UMC on the first floor, public welcome.

Panel discussion: Defining sustainability – people, planet and profit?
Join a panel of experts to discuss the concept of "people, planet, and profit," the triple bottom line embraced by The United Nations for sustainable development. The Sustainability Management Certificate, the newest addition to CU-Boulder's Sustainable Practices Program, will host the panel discussion Jan. 14, 5:30-7 p.m. in the Continuing Education Building. For more information visit the website.

International conference on Islam and the Media held Jan. 7-10
The CU-Boulder Center for Media, Religion and Culture hosted an international conference Jan. 7-10 on “Islam and the Media: Who Speaks for Islam?” The four-day event brought to campus more than 100 scholars, media professionals, activists, community members and people connected with nongovernmental organizations to explore the interaction between Islam and global, regional, national and local media. The conference was co-sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Center for Asian Studies, Intersections, the Estlow Center for Journalism and New Media at the University of Denver, and the Multicultural Mosaic Foundation.

Call for 2010 Session Proposals
The President's Teaching Scholars and the President's Teaching and Learning Collaborative invite proposals from CU faculty for sessions addressing the conference theme, "How our students learn: implications for faculty." The University of Colorado President's Teaching Scholars-sponsored spring conference on teaching will be held Friday, March 5 at the Anschutz campus. To propose a session, please email information by Jan. 29. Submissions will be selected by the organizers based on relationship to the theme, judged audience interest, and balance with other sessions. All CU faculty are welcome to register for one of 100 seats.

Origin of not so “Temporary” Building 1
Temporary Building 1 (TB1) was the University Hospital, designed to house the medical school and training school for nurses. By 1914 a new wing was added to the east. In 1927, that wing was demolished to build the women’s gymnasium, now the Clare Small Arts and Sciences Building. It is possible to enter TB1 through Clare Small. A wooden porch and balcony on the west side of TB1 was removed in 1934 when Sewall Hall was built. The main wing was to be redone in sandstone with a red tile roof to match. When these plans were being considered, the building received its “temporary” designation. The redesign proved to be structurally unfeasible, but the “temporary” designation remained in the name. The Student Health Center was housed there until 1959, when Wardenburg was completed. Since then, the building has housed academic departments, and in 1987 improvements were made in the basement for the Writing Center. The first hospital, built in 1884, was torn down in the 1950s to build the UMC.


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