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Enter the Buffs One Read Storytelling Contest to win $500

Oct. 27, 2023

Share an essay, original artwork or multimedia reflection that responds to or celebrates the themes in The Book of Joy for a chance to win $500. Submissions are due by 12 p.m. on February 5.

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Cultivate compassion for your community and yourself at CU Boulder Days of Compassion

Sept. 19, 2023

Attend a screening of Mission Joy, take part in a guided compassion practice with Thupta Jinpa, and find resources for compassion at Norlin Library, the Renée Crown Wellness Institute, the Contemplative Resource Center and other campus partners.

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Join the Buffs One Read community

Aug. 24, 2023

Find out all you need to get the book, join the discussion, share your story or teach the course.

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Faculty: Resources are available for Buffs One Read text

May 3, 2023

Resources and a canvas course are available for the fall 2023 Buffs One Read title

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Buffs One Read receives campus sustainability award

April 24, 2023

The University Libraries' Buffs One Read program received a special recognition in this year's Campus Sustainability Awards presented by the Environmental Center.

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Buffs One Read picks new title for fall 2023

March 17, 2023

The Book of Joy, Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams has been selected.

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Meet the winners of the 2023 Buffs One Read Storytelling Contest

March 16, 2023

Taj Dehart, Livia Follet and Emily Reynolds were awarded a $500 prize for their essays based on this year’s Buffs One Read selection, “Braiding Sweetgrass.”

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Eco-anxiety workshops offer opportunity for community and expression

March 1, 2023

The University Libraries will host two workshops on eco-anxiety: “Climate Wisdom Lab” on March 7 and “Eco-Anxiety Zine Workshop” on March 8.

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‛Braiding Sweetgrass’ author offers Indigenous prescription to address climate change

Dec. 2, 2022

At a sold-out talk on December 1, Robin Wall Kimmerer discussed the importance of tapping Indigenous knowledge “not so that we can go back to some imagined past but so we can go forward together and find solutions that are not embedded only by the Western worldview.”

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Bring your class to see Robin Wall Kimmerer at the Boulder Theater

Oct. 24, 2022

Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass” is speaking at the Boulder Theater on Thursday, December 1 as part of the Buffs One Read program.