December 14, 2012 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Free Midnight Breakfast to be held Dec. 17

The countdown to finals has begun, which means that Midnight Breakfast is almost here! The semi-annual event will take place on Monday, Dec. 17. Activities start at 9:30 p.m., and breakfast is served from 11:59 p.m. until 1 a.m. in the UMC Alfred Packer Grill. Everything is free for CU students, so pack up your books and notes, come to the UMC, and grab some FREE food on us!

CU-Boulder student life: Colorado Crew

At 5:45 a.m., the sun hasn’t made its climb over the horizon yet. In the dark, early-morning chill, the men’s and women’s rowing teams push off from shore at the Boulder Reservoir for practice.

CU-Boulder team develops swarm of pingpong ball-sized robots

University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll likes to think in multiples. If one robot can accomplish a singular task, think how much more could be accomplished if you had hundreds of them. Correll and his computer science research team recently created a swarm of 20 robots, each the size of a pingpong ball, which they call “droplets.” When the droplets swarm together, Correll said, they form a “liquid that thinks.”

Community Notes

Bursar's Office will be closed 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17

The Bursar's Office will be closed from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on Monday, December 17 so that staff can attend a special training. Payroll checks will not be available during that time.  Please plan accordingly.

University of Colorado Boulder

Campus support resources

The University of Colorado Boulder has many support and advocacy resources available for our campus community.

Shakespeare in your stocking?

Tickets for the 2013 Colorado Shakespeare Festival are now on sale.

Check bus schedules during finals week

Don't forget to check bus schedules before heading out for your weekend finals! Weekday bus schedules differ from weekend bus schedules. For more information on bus schedules check the RTD website or Go Boulder website.

Need a quiet place to study?

If you're looking for a quiet place to study for your finals, the University Libraries have extended hours to meet your studying needs. Don't forget to check out the branch libraries too!


Learn a language with 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 CU staff, faculty, graduate students, retirees and their spouses, as well as the Boulder community. Classes begin Jan. 27 and meet 2 hours per week for 8 weeks. Tuition is $75 for CU affiliates, and $150 for community members. This spring choose from various levels of French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and even Swahili!