Published: Oct. 8, 2020

This weekend brings talks on a variety of topics, an event centered on reclaiming Native American food traditions, professional development workshops, a Buffs Around the World cultural escape room and more.

student joins virtual event on laptop outsideFriday, Oct. 9

Professional Development in the Arts: Ryan Everson

11 a.m. to noon  Zoom
The Art & Art History department has invited arts leaders from around the region and CU Boulder alumni to share their knowledge and provide a direct link for students to learn about and discuss career-relevant topics. Open to students in all disciplines. This session will feature Ryan Everson, an MFA program graduate and current owner of Matchless in Portland.

Managing Stress in Times of Chaos

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Virtual event
In this talk, you will learn the science of emotional regulation and how best to cultivate psychology resilience and strength in challenging times. You will leave with evidence-based tools and techniques you can practice at home. Learn more and register.

Reducing Polarization Dialogue

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Virtual event
Please join a group of students, staff and faculty in collaboration with the CU Dialogues Program for a series of discussions aimed at building empathy and understanding across political and other divisions. We welcome all viewpoints and perspectives and fundamentally aim to better understand the issues and where each of us is coming from, not to "win" a debate on any particular topic. Register here.

How to Register for Fall Virtual Career Fairs

 12:30 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.

How to Get a Job with the National Park Service

 3–4 p.m.  Zoom
Interested in working for the National Park Service or another federal agency? This presentation will cover the basics of how to find and apply for jobs on, federal résumé writing, federal hiring authorities, and will highlight jobs or higher-level fellowships that might be of interest to MENV students and graduates. Register here.

Fri-Yay Nights: Virtual challenge experience

 7–7:45 p.m.  Zoom
Think you have what it takes to complete the virtual challenge course? Try it out! Register here.

Saturday, Oct. 10

CU on the Weekend: Compromise in an Era of Party Polarization

1–2:30 p.m.  Zoom
Professor Jennifer Wolak from the political science department will discuss how, in contrast to conventional wisdom, Americans want politicians to work together to find compromises. Even if they disagree about partisan priorities, most Americans prefer elected officials who will make compromises to those who stand firm to their ideological convictions. Advance registration required.

Back to the Source: Reclaiming Native American Food Traditions with the Flatirons Food Film Festival

5:30 p.m. Eventive livestream  $24
This event centers around Gather, a documentary about a growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities through obtaining sovereignty over their ancestral food systems. It will feature a chef's demo and film screening and panel discussion with pre-ordered takeout dinners from Tocabe, a Native American eatery. 

Buffs Around the World

11 p.m. Zoom
Join the International Festival Committee on Zoom for conversation, games and a cultural escape room! This event is open to all CU students, whether you are currently in Colorado or not. There will be an identical event at 10 a.m. Oct. 18.

Sunday, Oct. 11

Conversations with Sustainable Buffs

 7 p.m.  Zoom
Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice, and Sustainability connects the dots between three of society’s most pressing challenges and helps participants find pathways for powerful change in our everyday lives. Join this discussion hosted by the Environmental Center to talk more about this compelling topic. 

Last day to register for the virtual 5K

Registration through Oct. 11  $30
Alumni, students, parents and Buffs fans around the world are invited to participate by running or walking a 5K any time throughout the month of October. Register today to receive a race bib, CU-themed medal and a CU spirit pack. 

Museum From Home

Virtual event
The CU Museum of Natural History is now offering a wide range of exhibits and educational offerings for students, families and community members virtually. You can find recent exhibits, engaging activities to do with children at home or outside, and even some Zoom backgrounds of the BioLounge. Check back weekly, as they are continuing to expand their content offerings!