Published: Oct. 15, 2020

This weekend brings Feel Good Fridays, a dialogue on reducing polarization, Homecoming events, ATLAS Research Showcase, TEDxCU's global TED Countdown event and more.

students outside in a group of six peopleFriday, Oct. 16

Forever Buffs Spotlight Live Faculty Q&A

Noon Virtual
CU brings you this engaging mini-lecture series featuring world-renowned CU professors speaking on their cutting-edge research. Featured faculty will inspire you, inform you of the amazing work currently happening on campus and remind you that we’re all part of the same amazing community. This week, join Danny Dig, associate professor of computer science. 

Reducing Polarization Dialogue

Noon to 1 p.m. Virtual
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.

Feel Good Fridays

12:15 p.m. Virtual
Join this weekly workshop to learn about a work of art and then participate in a related mindfulness practice. The powerful, guided meditation can undo stress, soothe the nervous system and help you feel relaxed and revitalized. No need for past experience with meditation. Registration is required.

“What’s going on in here? ‘Remixing’ Music Education”

2 p.m.  Zoom
Inspired by the current discussions revolving around equity and access in music education, Sarah Minette takes an approach to music education that is grounded in culturally sustaining and anti-racist pedagogy. In this talk, Minette offers contemplations on the necessity to consider “what if,” “why” and “with whom” and the implications these ponderings have for the future of music education.

ATLAS Research Showcase

3–4:30 p.m.  Zoom
Take a virtual open lab tour and learn about the ATLAS Institute's inventive exploration and interdisciplinary research in fields such as human-robot interaction, wearable technologies, game design and more. Opening remarks by ATLAS Director Mark D. Gross will be followed by lightning talks by researchers and designers. During the breakout sessions that follow, visitors are invited to take a deeper dive into the work of individual labs and studios. Register now.

Saturday, Oct. 17

Buff Family regional meetups

11 a.m. Virtual
As a Buff Family, you can connect virtually to other families in your area during Homecoming and Family Weekends Wherever You Roam. Meetups are scheduled for the East Coast, Chicagoland area, the Midwest, Texas/South, the Pacific Coast, Rocky Mountain Region and International Families.

TEDxCU: Countdown

3–5:30 p.m.  Zoom
TED ⁠Countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. The goal: to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world—a world that is safer, cleaner and fairer for everyone.⁠ TEDxCU's Countdown event will feature talks shared at TED Countdown, in addition to our own panel and discussion focused on local solutions.

Sunday, Oct. 18 

Buffs Around the World

10 a.m. (MDT)  Zoom
No matter where in the world you are right now, join the International Festival committee for conversation, games and a cultural escape room. Students must log in with their IdentiKey.

Free virtual fitness classes with The Rec

Through Oct. 24  YouTube
You’re invited to participate in free virtual fitness classes through the CU Rec Center during Homecoming and Family Weekends Wherever You Roam. This weekend, check out some of The Rec's recorded classes.

Conversations with Sustainable Buffs

2–3 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.