Published: April 4, 2017

Spring 2017:


Description of Funded Event


Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)


The 2017 Science Communication (SciComm) Symposium is an expansion on the well-received First Annual WiSE SciComm Symposium, established in April 2016. The 2017 SciComm Symposium will extend its efforts to a full-day event that will consist of a morning AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) hands-on workshop and an afternoon session of short TED talk-style research presentations, communication-based activities, and a networking hour.

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Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Association


The 7th Annual Graduate Student Conference is an interdisciplinary humanities conference, and this year’s theme is “Spheres of Influence: Latin American and Iberian Languages and Cultures in Contact.”  We have received abstracts from graduate students affiliated with several departments here at CU Boulder as well as from other academic institutions throughout the United States. In addition to a full day of graduate student presentations during multiple, thematically organized panels, there will be a keynote speech by Dr. Ericka Beckman, Associate Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Persian Student Association


We would like to expand our meeting leading to the Persian New Year in March and International Festival in April to provide a dinner at the C4C to allow these graduate students (and a few undergraduates, if applicable) to participate in a shared meal and conversation about recent governmental actions that impacts many of our students, researchers, and families – primarily, the prevention of Iranian nationals to enter in the United States for the next 90-120 days.

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Latin America Studies Graduate Research Cluster


On March 9-10, 2017, the Latin American Studies Center (LASC) Graduate Student Research Cluster is organizing a visit by anthropologist, Dr. Winifred Tate. During her visit, Dr. Tate will meet with an undergraduate class, attend a lunch with graduate students (open to all disciplines), and give a public talk.  Dr. Tate’s work on human rights, violence, and US foreign policy in Colombia is very timely given the recent signing of the peace accords between the Colombian government and guerrilla FARC in December 2016. Further, her experience in activist, research, and policy realms will speak to a broad range of disciplines interested in conflict, peace, foreign policy, and human rights within and beyond Latin America.

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Feminist Theory Reading Group


Dr. Gina Colvin will give a public lecture entitled "Telling the Divine Feminine: Womanist Spiritual Activism at the Religious and Cultural Margins" on April 4, 5:30 PM at the Center for British and Irish Studies, Norlin Library (room M549).  Dr. Colvin is a fellow at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and a Mãori woman of Ngati Porou and Nga Puhi descent who writes, speaks and teaches about decolonization and post-colonialism at the intersection of culture, race, gender, class and religion.  She is also the host of the popular Mormon podcast 'A Thoughtful Faith', hosts a controversial blog and is an activist for the revival of the feminine divine in Christianity.

On April 5 from 10-11:30 AM, Dr. Colvin will be offering a special graduate seminar in the Hazel Gates Cottage library. Spots are limited to currently enrolled graduate students in any department.  If you would like to sign up for the seminar or want more information, please RSVP to by March 31.  Readings, if any, will be distributed by April 1.  Lunch will be provided.

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Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference


The Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference (RMIHC) is a unique conference that the University of Colorado's history graduate students plan and organize and that graduate students from around the country and across a number of disciplines attend. This year's conference, on September 29-October 1, marks the eighteenth annual event. The principle goal of the conference is to provide graduate students with the opportunity to present their original work among their peers in an atmosphere that is both professional and congenial. RMIHC mirrors the format and structure of a professional academic conference; each panel features a faculty moderator, a graduate student commentator, and a group discussion. In past years, RMIHC has offered ten to twelve conference panels of three presenters each. A hike at Colorado Chatauqua, a welcome banquet, a professional development panel, a happy hour, and a keynote address, this year to be given by Dr. Fredy Gonzalez, provide attendees with an opportunity to make professional connections, to discuss their scholarship, and to become acquainted with the resources that CU Boulder has to offer.

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Atlas Graduate Student Collective


The ATLAS Graduate Student Collective is partnering with CU Café and BioFrontiers to bring Dr. Geraldine Cochran, Dean of the Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Science, Mathematics, & Engineering, to CU Boulder. On April 5 (4-5 PM in ATLAS 100), Dr. Cochran will discuss current research, including her own recent studies, on inclusion and intersectionality (the interaction of multiple identities) in graduate physics education.  A complete abstract for this talk, along with a list of future speakers in this seminar series, can be found on the CU Café website.  In addition to this open research talk, Dr. Cochran will share how sticking to the motto "upward and onward" has shaped her professional path in a special career talk during a graduate student lunch on April 6 (12- 1 PM in Gamow Tower 11th Floor Reading room).

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Christian Legal Society


Christian Legal Society, the Women’s Law Caucus, and Boulder Cru invite you to attend our "Human Trafficking and the Law" event taking place on Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m. in Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law Building (room 101). The event, open to the public, will feature guest speakers Rosi Orozco, former Mexican Congresswomen and International Counter-Trafficking Advocate, and Noemi Muñoz, a Human Trafficking Survivor and current law student at Universidad del Valle de México.  Ms. Orozco and Ms. Muñoz will describe their encounters with the human trafficking industry, and share how they are working to transform laws in Mexico and abroad to prevent trafficking and obtain justice for survivors.  After the speaking portion of the event, and a brief Q&A, guests are invited to meet and greet the speakers and other attendees from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Boettcher Reception Hall. Light appetizers will be provided. We thank you for your support. 

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Graduate Philosophy Society


The 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Philosophy Conference is a student philosophy conference that hosts undergraduate and graduate students from around the country. This year, the conference will be held April 7-8 include two keynote addresses, by Helen Longino of Standford University(4/7, 5:30 PM in HUMN 150) and Chandra Sripada  of the University of Michigan (4/8, 4:30 PM in HUMN 125).  There will also be ten student presentations with commentaries (from our own CU Boulder philosophy students), and opportunities for socializing and networking.  Questions? Contact

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