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Like-minded discourse breeds extremism, research finds

Sept. 2, 2016

Those bemused by political prattle on Facebook or the flag-waving frenzy at both major parties’ national conventions should withhold judgment about citizens who become politically extreme, according to new research by Jessica Keating, a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. The study examined how even short discussions among like-minded people can radicalize individuals, often without them knowing their attitudes have changed.

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CU Theatre & Dance stages ‘44 Plays for 44 Presidents’

Sept. 2, 2016

Just in time for the United States presidential election, CU Boulder's Department of Theatre & Dance gears up for a production of "44 Plays for 44 Presidents," a funny and poignant whirlwind trip through American history. The production, presented in collaboration with Boulder’s own square product theatre, runs Sept. 23 through Oct. 2 in the University Theatre.

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CU seeks city support on development of new hotel-conference center in heart of Boulder

Sept. 1, 2016

The city manager and staff will ask the Boulder City Council next week to consider a collaborative plan with the university to develop a new hotel and conference center in the heart of the city. The center will have the potential to help revitalize The Hill commercial district and create a modern gathering place for academics, researchers and the community.

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Celebrate your colleagues, nominations needed for Employee of the Year

Sept. 1, 2016

Chancellor DiStefano invites nominations for the 2016 Chancellor’s Employee of the Year Award. This annual award is presented to CU Boulder staff in recognition of, and appreciation for, exceptional job performance and distinguished contributions to the campus community.

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Fall language classes at ALTEC, register now

Sept. 1, 2016

Interested in learning a foreign language this fall, or, just brushing up? Want to learn in a multi-formated, exciting way with an engaging class size? Check out the number of different options offered through ALTEC this semester right here on campus, and feed your brain! CU affiliates are eligible for special pricing.

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Single tickets now on sale for CU Theatre & Dance 2016-17 season

Aug. 31, 2016

From an all-female production of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" to a weekend Hip-Hop showcase to the classic "Rocky Horror Show" musical, the 2016-17 season at the University of Colorado's Department of Theatre & Dance promises fun, thought-provoking entertainment for audiences of all ages and tastes.

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TRESTLE: STEM course transformation grants and course support

Aug. 31, 2016

STEM faculty and instructors, support your course redesign work with our course development awards (both large and small). Applications are now open.

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Property Services’ live auction of surplus property and equipment Sept. 10

Aug. 31, 2016

University of Colorado Boulder Property Services will hold a public auction of surplus property and equipment on Saturday, Sept. 10. Items will be available for preview beginning at 8 a.m. and the auction will begin at 9 a.m.

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Happiness, Connection and Meditation

Aug. 30, 2016

Meditation can increase our happiness, enhance our family connections and improve our relationships. Join CU Libraries for a traditional Tibetan smoke ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. in the Sundial Plaza and for Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche's lecture beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Center for British and Irish Studies (CBIS) on the 5th floor of Norlin Library.

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CU Boulder's newest minor - in space - has lift off

Aug. 30, 2016

Capitalizing on its reputation as a top public university in space research, CU Boulder has launched a brand new Space Minor program for all undergraduate students. Students are invited to learn more at an event 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Fiske Planetarium. The event will feature astronaut Jim Voss - and pizza and drinks.

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