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Provost Candidate Open Forum Today, April 13
Robert Sternberg, candidate for CU-Boulder provost, is visiting the Boulder campus this week to interview with campus faculty, staff, students and administrators. A provost candidate open forum for faculty and staff will be held today, Tuesday, April 13, 3-4:30 p.m. in UMC 247. The schedule of campus interviews and Sternberg's curriculum vita are posted on the search website.

Former Queen of Jordan to Speak April 15
Queen Noor, an international humanitarian, activist and voice for women’s empowerment and cross-cultural understanding of Arab-Western relations, will speak about women’s empowerment and cross-cultural understanding in Macky Auditorium on Thursday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. CU-Boulder’s student-run and funded Cultural Events Board and Distinguished Speakers Board are sponsoring the event. Doors open 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $1 for students, $10 for community members and $20 for preferred seating. Tickets can be purchased through the UMC Connection or Tickets West. For more information about the event contact the Cultural Events Board at 970-402-3591 or the Distinguished Speakers Board at 303-735-6653.

CU Earth Fest, April 22
CU Earth fest starts at 8 a.m. on the Norlin Quad, April 22. For more information visit the CU Environmental Center website.

  • Peas on Earth, seed planting to-go
  • Farmers Market
  • Vermaculture and Vertical gardening display and free materials
  • Earth Science Display including Weather Balloon
  • Fashion Swap
  • Free Boulder ice cream and Polar Bottles for Live Green and Green Graduation Pledges
  • Smoke Free campus display about the environmental toxicity of cigarettes
  • Local Organic BYOPicnic on Norlin Quad at 5 p.m.
  • UMC Fountains Sculpture Installation with Bruce Campbell

Earth Day 5K April 25, 10. a.m.
Put on your running shoes to raise money the Center for Resource Conservation by participating in Earth Day 5K April 25, 10 a.m. For the eighth year in a row, CRC with CU's Environmental Center is hosting a Bolder-Boulder qualifying race that generates funds for the CRC. The 5K begins on Potts Field, CU Research Park (4001 Discovery Drive) and ends at the city of Boulder's EarthFest. Event information can be found on the Earth Day 5K website, or the CU Environmental Center website.

Presentation by Elijah Anderson, April 23
Elijah Anderson, one of the nation’s most influential scholars in the field of urban inequality, will present “The Cosmopolitan Canopy: The Meanings of Race in Public Life” in Old Main Chapel, Friday, April 23, 2-3 p.m. Anderson’s expertise covers social psychology of organizations, field methods of social research, social interaction and social organization. Co-sponsored by the University of Colorado Law School

CU Faculty and Staff Help Needed for UMC Midnight Breakfast
The UMC is seeking faculty and staff volunteers for the upcoming semi-annual Midnight Breakfast. This semester the event will have a medieval theme. A team of volunteers is needed to prepare the food, serve the students and help clean up on Monday, May 3, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up by Tuesday, April 20 by emailing Erin Westmoreland-King or calling 303-492-0627.

COLTT Conference Call for Proposals
The program committee for Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference 2010 is now soliciting proposals for conference presentations during the 13th annual conference on the CU-Boulder campus, Wednesday, Aug. 11 and Thursday, Aug. 12. This event offers an exceptional professional development opportunity for individuals in education and related fields who are interested in the latest innovations, current research, the opportunity for hands-on technology workshops and more sessions that explore learning, teaching, and technology. The committee looks for sessions that will influence participants' teaching and work; encourage participants to think differently about educational technologies; give participants the opportunity to reflect on their own teaching practices; and provide learning opportunities about trends in educational technology use and research. Access the complete call for proposals online. This year's proposal deadline is April 23, 2010. Early registration will begin in April. Questions can be directed to Deborah Keyek-Franssen, email or Jill Lester, email.

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