March 8, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Academic advising: What's in it for me?

With the end of the semester and final exams right around the corner, it is a great time to think about how you can enhance your academic experience over the summer and to touch base with your academic advisor about your plans for next fall. Your advisor can help guide you toward courses, internships, research opportunities and much, much more.

Learning the business of music

Sophomore Daniel Mullan is preparing for a career in music by learning business and entrepreneurial skills from the Entrepreneurship Center for Music (ECM) at the College of Music.

Mullan is majoring in classical saxophone performance with a minor in business, and will be one of the first students enrolled in the  new certificate in music and entrepreneurship debuting in the fall. He realizes that to be successful, musicians need to be adaptable to a rapidly changing marketplace.

BioFrontiers scientist tackles a childhood disease of the heart

BioFrontiers Chief Scientific Officer Leslie Leinwand, has been studying the motor protein, myosin, for 25 years. This important protein is responsible for making muscles contract, including one vital muscle: your heart. Leinwand recently won a $45,837 grant from the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) to study the differences in the myosin mutations in adult and pediatric populations. She also plans to look at the effects of a small molecule drug on the pediatric versions of the protein in a test tube. This small molecule drug has promise for treating adults with heart failure.

Community Notes

One Little Change

Big goals are made of small steps. Making one little change can get you on your way and transform your life.

Israel Peace Week

Israel Peace Week (IPW) is a grassroots initiative to spread a simple, positive message: Israelis want peace, Israel has demonstrated this by making sacrifices for peace, and Israelis are waiting for a partner on the other side. IPW is a grassroots initiative held on over 75 university campuses each year. This is the first year at CU Boulder!

Photo scavenger hunt March 9

CU students are invited to a photo scavenger hunt (with prizes) on Saturday, March 9 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on the Pearl Street Mall.  All CU students are invited, including those in the International Student Guide Program (ISG’s), CU International and the International Festival Committee. Bring your friends!

The hunt will be on the Pearl Street Mall, with refreshments at Dushanbe Teahouse. Photos will be viewed that day and displayed later at the March 15 International Coffee Hour.


Distinguished Speakers Board membership drive

The Distinguished Speakers Board is currently conducting a membership drive seeking highly motivated and engaged students who are interested in helping plan, coordinate and execute a variety of high-profile, large speaking engagements each year.

Hindi Cultural Night March 11

This "Hindi-full" Monday (March 11) will be splashed with color, food, dance and awareness of one of the world's leading languages. Come to Eaton Humanities room 1B50 on Monday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. to  celebrate the diverse world of South Asia and enjoy food from one of Boulder's leading Indian restaurants following the program.