Published: Sept. 17, 2020

This weekend brings HackCU, a digital conference on the origins of writing, free cereal, Health Professionals 101 and more.

Friday, Sept. 18

Digital conference: The Origins of Writing: Power and Technology

Sept. 18-19  Zoom

Interested in the history of writing? This digital conference will feature nationally and internationally recognized experts on early writing. Learn more and register today.

Health Professions 101

 10–10:30 a.m.   Handshake
Interested in becoming a physician, dentist, nurse, physical therapist, physician assistant, pharmacist or other health professional? This small group session will answer the most common questions about health professions, help you understand the basic requirements (including prerequisite coursework) and introduce you to essential resources and services at CU to support your preparation. RSVP on Handshake.

Lunch with Limerick – Rescuing a Nation: Advice from a 'Turnaround Artist'

 12–1:30 p.m.  Zoom

In a conversation with Center of the American West Faculty Director Patty Limerick, business turnaround artist Gus Halas will offer stories and insights drawn from the years he has spent observing the capacity of human beings to stop short of the brink of calamity. He will explore our nation’s dilemmas and offer an appraisal of the craft of leadership required to address those dilemmas. Learn more and register today.

How to Register for Fall Virtual Career Fairs

 12:30–1:30 p.m.  Zoom
Learn how to register for the virtual career fairs this semester, best practices for putting your best foot forward in employer chats and how to navigate Handshake!

HackCU: Hack for Impact

6:30 p.m. Virtual event
HackCU’s first virtual hackathon of the year will be taking place from Friday evening to Sunday. The theme of this event is impact—whether it’s local or global, come build something that impacts others. Be sure to register for the event and watch for details on the @hackcu Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Email with any questions. Dial-in instructions will be sent upon registration.

Buffalo Nites: Cereal and Serial Killers

 6 p.m.  Zoom
Join the Center for Student Involvement to learn about the origins of the breakfast food, infamous serial killers, cold cases and how it all connects. Free cereal! 

Saturday, Sept. 19

CU on the Weekend: A Mission to Touch the Sun

 1–2:30 p.m. Zoom 
Join the first virtual CU on the Weekend lecture of the season as Assistant Professor David Malaspina from the astrophysical and planetary sciences department discusses solar wind and the big questions that motivate the Parker Solar Probe mission, which began a historic mission of discovery to the sun in 2018. Click here to register.

Sunday, Sept. 20 

Enjoy the CU Museum of Natural History

Every day  Virtual

The CU Museum has gone virtual, offering a wide range of exhibits and educational materials for students, families and community members—online accessible every day and always free.