February 1, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Budding leader? CU GOLD Core Leadership Program still taking applications

The CU GOLD Core Leadership Program is taking applications for spring 2013, but the Feb. 8 application deadline is quickly approaching. CU GOLD is a student-run program that provides free leadership development programs open to all CU students, with the goal of inspiring students to create positive change in their communities.

Sustainability pioneer Majora Carter to speak at CU Feb. 13

Once described as the “Green Power Broker” by The New York Times, Majora Carter will speak in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom on Wednesday, Feb. 13, as a guest of the student-run Cultural Events Board. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are free for students, faculty, staff and community members.

Can plants be altruistic? You bet, says new CU-Boulder-led study

We’ve all heard examples of animal altruism: Dogs caring for orphaned kittens, chimps sharing food or dolphins nudging injured mates to the surface. Now, a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder suggests some plants are altruistic too.

CU archives inform examination of state violence, repression in El Salvador

Michele Leiby, assistant professor of political science from the College of Wooster, Ohio will present “Bad Apples or Bad Leaders: Explaining State Repression and Sexual Violence in El Salvador” Thursday, Feb. 7. Leiby’s research is based on a comparison of data collected from two Salvadoran human rights organizations and housed in the University of Colorado Boulder Archives. She identified the timing and locations of various forms of state violence and compiled a demographic profile of the victims.

Community Notes

Find your community, become a leader, travel

INVST Community Studies is looking for students who are interested in environmental sustainability, social justice, and leadership development for our Community Leadership Program. Students begin by looking at themselves and their roles as community members, and progress to local, national and international levels of engagement. The program combines practical skills training, meaningful community service and theory in a unique, participatory model. Applications are due Feb. 18.

Bear Creek hiring community staff for next year

Manditory informational meetings will be held next week for students who are interested in applying for Bear Creek's live-in Community Support Staff positions (for next year) will be held Feb. 6-7. Email bearcreek@colorado.edu to register for one of the two meetings.

Interested in ultimate frisbee?

CU's women's ultimate frisbee team is looking for new recruits. Whether you have played ultimate frisbee before or are looking to try out a new sport, come check out a practice. It’s a great way to play competitively, get in shape, meet new friends and have fun.

Study Abroad

Spring Study Abroad Fair

Study Abroad Programs aims to debunk common myths about study abroad at its Feb. 7 Spring Fair. The fair includes presentations that focus on using financial aid and picking a program that fits your budget, boosting career opportunities and more!

Come to the Spring Study Abroad Fair!
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
UMC 235

Explore your many program choices any time from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and join us for special presentations that include:

4th Annual RISE Symposium: “The Future of Race and Education: Critical Theories and Critical Practices”

The RISE Symposium, “The Future of Race and Education: Critical Theories and Critical Practices,” will take place on Friday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at the Wittemeyer Courtroom in the Wolf School of Law Building. It will feature keynote speaker Django Paris (Michigan State), Samy Alim (Stanford), Victoria Hand (CU-Boulder), Susan Hopewell (CU-Boulder), Ben Kirshner (CU-Boulder), Edd Taylor (CU-Boulder) and others. Classroom application-oriented workshops will be offered by a group of CU-Boulder School of Education doctoral students.