February 22, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

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Student life: Alternative Breaks Maymester 2013

By Ayush Adhikari, freshman, biochemistry and MCDB

Every summer break, the Alternative Breaks program from the CU Volunteer Resource Center sends out teams of students to work on a community based project trip for two weeks.

‘Out of Poverty’ author and social entrepreneur Paul Polak to speak at CU-Boulder

Paul Polak, a social entrepreneur and author who has dedicated more than 30 years to developing practical solutions to world poverty will give a free public talk “Leadership, Engineering and Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail," on Monday, March 4, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Math 100 Auditorium.

Group projects – Stop, collaborate, and listen

“Two heads are better than one” is a common theme among professors hence, the inevitable group project.  Avoid the stress and headache of working on a group project by learning how to communicate effectively and work together in February’s issue of CU-Boulder Student Health 101.

Community Notes

Reward offered as Boulder PD seeks to identify suspects in African spears theft

Boulder police are asking the public to look at new surveillance photos taken during the vandalism and theft of artifacts from the Historic Highland Building a few blocks west of campus. Up to a $1,000 reward is offered for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of suspects.

Internet access will be disrupted morning of Feb. 27

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will be conducting maintenance on the campus border router/firewall on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 5:30 a.m. to increase stability of the service. This maintenance will disrupt connections from the campus network to the Internet for approximately 20 minutes.

Sex you want, sex you don’t want

When it comes to sex, sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what you want. In this one-hour discussion with coordinators from Community Health, learn how to maintain open communication in your sexual relationships. Food will be provided in this laid-back yet informative discussion.

Tuesday, Feb. 26,  5:30-6:30 p.m. in the West Solarium at Wardenburg Health Center

SDO view of the sun

Dr. Daniel Baker presents 'The Impacts of Space Weather on Society and the Economy'

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (CUSEDS) is pleased to host Dr. Daniel Baker, director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), as he presents "The Impacts of Space Weather on Society and the Economy." 

Center for Multicultural Affairs

Exploring diversity through film

Bring your multicultural lens to informal conversations that explore diversity, social justice and intersectionality with others. Spring 2013 theme is "land loss . . . land rights." The Center for Multicultural Affairs viewing/conversation sessions are in C4C N320, 12 - 2 p.m., Thursdays. Join us!

Baby

Are you the mother of a baby between 3 and 6 months?

Are you a new mom? 
Have you felt down or depressed at any point in your life?

If your baby is between 3 and 6 months of age, you may be eligible to participate in a study examining the effects of a brief mindfulness practice on a mother's mood, stress, and how things are going with her baby. The study consists of filling out questionnaires and watching and responding to a short movie. Participants also may be asked to do a brief daily mindfulness practice. In addition, childcare will be provided while you are at our research offices.

 
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