March 12, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

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The 'study drugs' debate

Although "study drugs" are perceived to increase productivity, knowledge retention may not actually occur and the long-term side effects are often overlooked. Get the full story about "study drugs" in this month’s issue of CU-Boulder Student Health 101.

Elephant Revival at CU March 13

It’s a night of local folk talent as Global Brigades, Cultural Events Board and Program Council have teamed up with Elephant Revival, Cold River City and 2012 CU Battle of the Bands winner, Cascade Kinzie,  for a concert on Wednesday, March 13, at 8 p.m. in Glenn Miller Ballroom. Tickets for the show are $8 for students in advance, $10 at the door and $25 for the public.

Less sleep leads to more eating and more weight gain, according to new CU-Boulder study

Sleeping just five hours a night over a workweek and having unlimited access to food caused participants in a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder to gain nearly two pounds of weight.

TRANSforming Gender Symposium March 15-16

CU Boulder’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (GLBTQ) Resource Center will host its seventh annual TRANSforming Gender Symposium, March 15-16, 2013. The Symposium is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Center for Community. Please visit the GLBTQ web site to register for the symposium and view the full schedule. Organizers and co-sponsors are committed to addressing equality, support, visibility, and scholarship for transgender, gender nonconforming and intersex people.

Community Notes

CU Poetry Slam March 7

The 11th annual CU Poetry Slam is set to take place in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom on Friday, March 7. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. After many poets auditioned and tried out to be a part of CU history, 10 skilled CU poets prevailed and are ready to compete for the title of Poetry Slam Champion. However, CU’s annual Poetry Slam has not always been this big.

CU in D.C. information meeting March 13

CU in D.C. will host an information meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 4 p.m., in Hellems room 104.

CU in D.C. is a semester-long experience that allows students to earn full credit for professional internships and CU coursework in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the program, please join us for our upcoming information meeting. Visit our website to find out how you can take advantage of this great opportunity.

 

A&S student interested in exploring career options?

Come hear what several CU Alumni are doing with their A&S degrees on Thursday, March 14, 5:30-7 p.m., C4C Abrams Lounge. Alumni panelists will share their career stories, how they promoted their degree and skills acquired at CU to land their jobs, and how they use these skills on a daily basis. They also will offer advice to current students about how to market your skills and experience and increase your odds of landing an exciting job. The event is hosted by Career Services.

 

Film screening of 'Crude' March 20

Interested in environmental and international social issues? Come watch "Crude," the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial environmental lawsuits on the planet. Join CU-Boulder's Assembly for Sustainability and Equity on Wednesday, March 20, from 6-8 p.m. in Eaton Humanities room 135.

Colorado Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Symposium, March 19-20

The Colorado Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Symposium will be held on March 19-20, in the Discovery Learning Center on campus. While the symposium is free, participants are asked to register through our website.  The two day Symposium provides a platform for enlightening, encouraging and challenging discussions about global WASH issues and solutions and will draw together students, faculty and researchers, Coloradan non-profits and internationally prominent development practitioners engaged in the WASH agenda.

 
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