February 14, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Too much, too little: Recognizing disordered eating habits

In college, students typically face many challenges, some rewarding and others that give new meaning to the word “stress." There are many productive ways to deal with pressure and change, but sometimes developing extreme eating and exercise patterns can cause more harm than good. Find out more in CU-Boulder Student Health 101.

Frog lessons: More biodiversity equals less disease

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have been on a frog hunt.

They’ve spent three years scouring hundreds of California ponds in search of amphibians with mangled, grotesque deformities. Sometimes, the frogs have misshapen legs. Sometimes, they have extra sets of legs sprouting where they don’t belong. And sometimes, they have no legs at all.

By cataloging the deformed frogs — and the toads, newts and salamanders that share their homes — the researchers have made an important discovery: more diversity equals fewer deformations.

'Life in Color' paint party to be held in Balch Fieldhouse Feb. 16

Program Council, in partnership with Disco Donnie and Life In Color (formerly Dayglow), will bring the world’s largest paint party to Balch Fieldhouse on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Borgore and Seven Lions will be joined by local producers, Basscrooks and TYR to blow the roof off of Balch, with some paint mixed in.

Community Notes

Public reading with Nathan Englander

CU-Boulder and the University of Denver welcome the critically acclaimed author and translator, Nathan Englander, who will be doing a public reading and signing from his recent book "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank" on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in UMC room 235. Englander’s reading is free and open to the public but as space is limited RSVPs are appreciated

Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'

Though widely considered to be part of Shakespeare’s comic canon, "As You Like It" also takes a walk on the dark side. Playing in the University Theatre Feb. 15-24.

Research participants needed, earn $25 for short screening interview

Research participants ages 12-21 are needed by the ADAPT program. Participants earn $25 to go through a short screening interview, and may be invited to participate in a 2-year longitudinal study ($25 per hour for 7-9 hours each year). ADAPT is a place for young people ages 12-21 who are worried about experiencing unusual thoughts, suspiciousness or paranoia, or seeing or hearing things that are not there.
For more information please call 303-492-4616 or visit http://www.adaptprogram.com.

Don’t get sQRewed by phishing attempts

Phishing attempts can come in all shapes and sizes. QR codes are convenient ways for you to quickly get to the information you want, but they can just as quickly install malicious software or drive you to phishing sites. But there are ways to tell the malicious apart from the legitimate.

Feb. 19 talk by Federico Peña at CU-Boulder postponed

The Feb. 19 energy policy discussion at the University of Colorado Boulder with Federico Peña has been postponed because of an illness in Peña’s family.

Presentation on 'The Impacts of Space Weather on Society and the Economy' Feb. 25

LASP Director Daniel Blake will give a presentation on "The Impacts of Space Weather on Society and the Economy" on Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Engineering Classroom Wing room 150. The talk is free and open to students.

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