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October 1 - 31, 2014

  

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Doctoral Deadline to Apply Online to Graduate


Doctoral students must apply online to graduate by this date in order to graduate in December.  This is required to graduate whether or not you plan to participate in the graduation ceremony.  To apply online, logon to myCUinfo.colorado.edu.  For other graduation deadlines, please see http://www.colorado.edu/GraduateSchool/academics/#
Event Image Fall Work-Study Use It or Lose It Deadline


Last day to start earning work study for Fall 2014 without it being cancelled. Please contact Student Employment if you need more time to begin earning your award.
Masters Candidacy Application Deadline


Masters students must submit to the Graduate School a Candidacy Application for an Advanced Degree.  Please view other deadlines for graduation at http://www.colorado.edu/GraduateSchool/academics/#.
Masters Deadline to Apply Online to Graduate


Masters students must apply online to graduate. This is required in order to graduate in December, whether or not you plan to participate in the graduation ceremony.  To apply online to graduate, logon to myCUinfo.colorado.edu. Please view other deadlines for graduation at http://www.colorado.edu/GraduateSchool/academics/#
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Event Image Work-Study Waitlist Review Begins


The Work-Study waitlist will be reviewed for the first time starting today (10/1/2014) and will continue to be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis.
Apply for graduation online (no grace period) - MA students
All Day

MA students - If you plan to graduate at the end of Fall semester, you must apply to graduate online (www.mycuinfo.com) by October 1st.  There is no grace period.  If you don't apply to graduate by this deadline, you will not be able graduate as of the Fall term.  If you miss this deadline, but complete your program in the Fall, you will not officially graduate until Spring 2015.
Apply for graduation online (no grace period) - PhD students
All Day

PhD students - If you plan to graduate at the end of Fall semester, you must apply to graduate online (www.mycuinfo.com) by October 1st.  There is no grace period.  If you don't apply to graduate by this deadline, you will not be able graduate as of the Fall term.  If you miss this deadline, but complete your program in the Fall, you will not officially graduate until Spring 2015.
Event Image Time Collection Due Date
All Day

Off-Campus time collection is due October 1, 2014 for pay period September 14, 2014 - September 27, 2014. The pay date is October 10, 2014.

On-Campus
time collection is due October 2, 2014 for pay period September 14, 2014 - September 27, 2014. The pay date is October 10, 2014.
Unreasonable Boot Camp
All Day

Funder Boot Camps are 1 day events designed to give those with little or no investment experience a dummy-run of what it might look like to make a direct investment into an impact-focused business. (Impact focused = investing in organizations working to solve the world’s biggest problems)
Event Image Work-Study Deadline: Use it or Lose it
All Day

Last day to start earning work-study for Fall 2014 without it being cancelled. If you cannot start working until after October 1, contact Student Employment.
Spring 2015 Centrally Controlled Classroom Assignments Created
8:00 AM

 Assignments are posted in ISIS and a printout will be e-mailed to departments. Assignments should be carefully reviewed. If you were not assigned a classroom, you should contact Academic Scheduling immediately.
Spring 2015 Change Request for Schedule of Classes (Multi-Day Event)
8:00 AM

Departments can contact Academic Scheduling for any changes that need to be made to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes. A Course Term Update Form is not required (because the shopping cart is not viewable). The period to make requests for changes ends on Oct. 10, 2014.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Hydrologic Sciences & Water Resources Seminar
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This week's speaker will be Dr. Andrew Wood, research scientist in the Research Applications Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder. 
EECD Seminar
11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Rm. 251
EFPP Seminar
11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Rm. 338
Literacy Seminar
11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Rm. 330
Math/Sci Seminar
11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Math: Rm 230
Science: Rm 346
Chinese Tutoring
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Chun-ling Hsu
Chinese Tutoring

Event Image Effective Collaboration & Productivity with Trello | Norlin Learner’s Lunch Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Are you looking to jump start your team’s collaboration, project management, and your own personal task management? Come learn about Trello, a free, easy-to-use, and powerful web-based tool. At it's simplest, Trello is an online version of a whiteboard with sticky notes. It offers many powerful features including comments, checklists, due dates, file attachments, notifications, and can be integrated with many other popular productivity tools. Join us as we explore Trello's features, use-cases, and examples from CU-Boulder users.

Presenters: Mark Gammon and Viktoriya Oliynyk
Event Image Getting Started with VoiceThread : Learners Lunch @ Music
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

VoiceThread is an online program that allows users to upload pictures, video and documents into a digital slideshow, record or type comments about these media and share the product with others who can record or type their own comments. In this workshop, we will discuss engaging uses of VoiceThread for the classroom, how to upload and access the media, and the many commenting options.

Presented by Courtney Fell.
Teacher Ed Curricular Meeting
1:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 231
Susanna Pamies
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Susanna Pamies
Event Image Men's Group
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Connect with other men to gain the support and inspiration you need. We explore all the things we face as men, including: relationships, social dynamics, troublesome behaviors, hopes and dreams, work and life direction, and masculinity in general.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image The preservation and transmission of Buddhist texts from Tibet
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The preservation and transmission of Buddhist texts from Tibet is the focus of a series of free and open-to-the-public events and exhibits beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1 on the CU-Boulder campus, in conjunction with the Tsadra Foundation's conference on "Translation and Transmission" in Keystone, Colorado on Oct 2-5, 2014.

At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct 1 on the fifth floor of Norlin Library, Andrew Quintman of Yale University will present "The Making of Milarepa: Reading and Writing the Life of Tibet's Great Saint."

Prior to the lecture, a 3:30 p.m. reception hosted by the CU Art Museum in its lobby opens a special exhibit of paintings by the Lhasa artist Gade on the theme of "pecha" or traditional Tibetan texts.

Also prior to the lecture, starting at 4:30 p.m. on the Norlin Library third floor northwest, tours will be available of the multi-media exhibit, "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation." The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among texts gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries.

More information at http://cas.colorado.edu/events/making-milarepa-reading-and-writing-life-tibets-great-saint
Portuguese
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Portuguese
Marcelo
6th Annual UROP Symposium (1st Power Hour for McNeill Sophomores)
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

(Held in UMC 235)  Professor Reiland Rabaka from the Department of Ethnic Studies will deliver the keynote address, “The Hip-Hop Movement: From the Civil Rights Movement to the Hip Hop Generation.” Following his talk, students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty from various departments to learn more about their research work and ways to collaborate with faculty on their projects. This is an incredible opportunity for professional networking as well as to learn firsthand the importance of academic scholarship in today’s society.  Please RSVP to UROP@colorado.edu by September 26th
Event Image Barcelona Literature & Culture Global Seminar
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Attend class and live in Barcelona on this exciting Global Seminar! Earn 6 credits in 5 weeks while completing SPAN 3270 (fulfills the Human Diversity core requirement) and SPAN 3230. Participate in excursions to world-class museums and theatres; see the remarkable street culture, and more. Great for SPAN, SPPR, IAFS, & others. Learn more: Wednesday, October 1st, 4:30-5:30 p.m., UMC 415.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=BarcelonaLiteratureCulture
Event Image Global Seminar: Discover the Past, Archaeology in Greece
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Earn six credits in summer 2015 in Greece's Western Argolid on an exciting CU-Boulder Global Seminar. Obtain hands-on experience in the principles and practice of archaeology by working on an archaeological project. You will discover and explore new sites in the territory of Argos in southwestern Greece. Learn more at an informational meeting with the Director, Dr. Sarah James: Wednesday, October 1st, 5-6pm, HUMN 1B90.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=GreeceGS
Event Image Global Seminar: Leading & Managing Across Cultures in Northern Europe
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Study in Northern Europe next summer! Leading and managing diversity in international business is a challenge that managers need to face. The number of interactions that people of different cultural backgrounds have with one another has exponentially increased in the work place. The international business scenario in Northern Europe is a natural lab where you can observe, recognize, and analyze most of the business concepts and variables at play to manage successfully across cultures. Learn more: October 1st, KOBL 220 at 5:00 PM.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=NetherlandsGS
Event Image The Making of Milarepa: Reading and Writing the Life of TIbet's Great Saint
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

In this lecture, Andrew Quintman explores the extraordinary life story of Yogin Milarepa composed by Madman Tsangnyön Heruka, tracing its historical formation, changing narrative voices, and enduring legacy across the region, as this story inspired new forms of religious literature across the Himalayan world, new styles of artistic production, and new traditions of spiritual practice. In time, the Madman’s version of the Yogin’s life would become Tibet’s most famous book.
The Making of Milarepa: Reading and Writing the Life of Tibet's Great Saint
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

[CAS Speaker Series] Andrew Quintman of Yale University will visit CU Boulder on Wednesday, October 1st to deliver a lecture on "The Making of Milarepa: Reading and Writing the Life of Tibet's Great Saint." Late in the eleventh century a wandering mendicant, the Yogin, starved himself in the frigid mountains of southern Tibet while undertaking ascetic practice. He was later recognized as a buddha famed for his poetry and songs of spiritual realization. Four hundred years later, a tantric adept emerged from the jungles of Tibet’s borderlands, naked, human entrails wound in his dangling dreadlocks. This adept, the Madman, composed a new and novelistic version of the Yogin’s life. The story it told of a great Tibetan saint would inspire new forms of religious literature across the Himalayan world, new styles of artistic production, new traditions of spiritual practice. In time, the Madman’s version of the Yogin’s life would become Tibet’s most famous book. In this lecture, Andrew Quintman explores the extraordinary life story of Yogin Milarepa composed by Madman Tsangnyön Heruka, tracing its historical formation, changing narrative voices, and enduring legacy across the region. Drawing on his recent book, The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet’s Great Saint Milarepa, he presents a new way of reading The Life of Milarepa by foregrounding the unique relationship between Yogin and Madman together with the processes through which the narrative took shape.

Andrew Quintman is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University, specializing in the Buddhist traditions of Tibet and the Himalaya. His areas of teaching and research include Buddhist literature and history, sacred geography and pilgrimage, and visual cultures of the wider Himalayan region. He is author of The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet’s Great Saint Milarepa (Columbia University Press, 2014) and translator of the new English translation of The Life of Milarepa, published by Penguin Classics in 2010.

There will be a reception with Professor Quintman before his lecture at 3:30pm at the CU Art Museum. In tandem with his lecture, the CU Art Museum will be hosting an art exhibit by the Lhasa artist Gade on the theme of "pechas" or Tibetan texts, in which Gade creates surreal modern landscapes on traditional manuscript paper. Prior to the lecture, at 4:30pm, anyone is invited to visit the third floor of Norlin Library for a tour of our library display on Tibetan textual production and its translation and transmission to the West. The lecture takes place in the British Studies Room on the fifth floor of Norlin. The lecture will take place at 5pm in the British Studies Room on the 5th floor of Norlin Library. It is free and open to the public. 

These events celebrate the Tsadra "Translation and Transmission" Conference in Keystone, Colorado on October 2-5th. CAS is a partner for the conference.
French 5 - ALTEC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French 5 - ALTEC
Cecile
Event Image PA Consulting Group Information Session
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Come and meet PA Consulting Group! At this interactive presentation, you will have the opportunity to learn more about our firm, the exciting work we do in the energy sector, and meet company representatives. Refreshments will be served.
Event Image Resumes That Rock!
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Starting a resume from scratch? Need help tailoring a resume to a specific job description for an upcoming interview?

Don’t miss Resumes That Rock! Learn how to write a resume that will get noticed. During the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to write or update your resume and ask your resume specific questions. This workshop is tailored for undergraduate students.

As a result of attending this workshop, you will be able to:

-explain what information to include and what to leave out in a high quality resume 
-know the process to create a tailored resume 
-feel confident about submitting tailored marketing materials for jobs and internship

Event Image Branch Out: Papa Rellenas Cooking Class
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 Please join the DSCC for a cultural cooking class! Learn how to make Papas Rellenas, stuffed potatoes. Papas Rellenas is a traditional Cuban dish. Please wear closed toes shoes and meet us in front of Alfred Packer Grill. Come early, it is first come first serve!

Event Image FactSet Info Session
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Come by KOBL 210 and enjoy snacks while learning about FactSet, a multinational financial data and software company. The company provides financial information and analytic software for investment professionals. FactSet was Ranked #44 on FORTUNE's "Best Companies to Work For" list, for the fifth time in the U.S.   
Please email Leedscareer@colorado.edu to register.



 Learn about positions they are hiring for and hear about great perks of employment, like 
  • Certification reimbursement for eligible expenses related to the CFA exams
  • Financial assistance for fully accredited, eligible academic coursework
  • Locations accessible by mass transit
  • Sodas, juices, hot beverages, and a variety of snacks all day
  • Free working lunch in the office

Event Image Planetary Resources, Inc. Info Session
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Planetary Resources’ vision is to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials through the rapid development of cost-effective robotic space exploration and prospecting technologies. We aim to change the economics of space travel, providing the foundation for permanent human activity in space and a sustainable supply of raw materials to the ever-growing population on Earth...and beyond.  It may sound like science fiction, but it’s just science!
Event Image The Body: Learning and serving in community
6:00 PM

A group for college students and young adults seeking to live, learn and serve in community. We'll alternate exploring ideas in Shane Claiborne's book "The Economy of Love," and serving in community service projects out in the Boulder community.  

Meets Wednesdays during CU's fall and spring semesters at 6 p.m. Hosted by Rev. Trish Jordan.
Event Image Journalist Julia Loffe Talk: "To Russia, With Straight Talk: Media, Culture and Contemporary Crisis"
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

To Russia, With Straight Talk:

Media, Culture, and Contemporary Crisis

Public Lecture by Julia Loffe

October 1, 2014 @ 6:30 P.M.

Eaton Humanities 150

 

Julia Loffe is a senior editor at The New Republic. Prior to joining the magazine in 2012, she spent three years reporting from Russia for major international publications.

Drawing on her knowledge of Russian and Western media, she will discuss how the ongoing conflict in that region is playing out in an increasingly restricted media environment.

This event is made possible with the support of the Russian Studies program, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, the History Department, CMCI, Political Science, the Program in Jewish Studies and the International Affairs program.

For more information, visit www.colorado.edu/cmci

Event Image Raymond James Information Session
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Raymond James Investment Banking Denver office, focused exclusively on M&A, public equity, and debt raising advisory within the health care software industry, is currently looking to hire an Investment Banking Analyst to start in July 2015.  The job description is posted in career buffs. Our resume drop at the Leeds School of Business on Wednesday, 10/1 from 6:30-7:30pm, is intended to be include a brief presentation from Raymond James, followed by a Q&A session and informal discussion setting to meet with interested individuals. This will be held in Koelbel 308.

 

Event Image To Russia, With Straight Talk: Media, Culture and Contemporary Crises
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

As the showdown between Russia and Ukraine claims world attention, veteran reporter Julia Ioffe will speak Wednesday, Oct. 1, on how the ongoing conflict is playing out in an increasingly restricted media environment.

Ioffe is currently a senior editor at The New Republic. Prior to joining the magazine in the summer of 2012, she spent three years reporting from Russia, where she wrote for The New Yorker and Foreign Affairs, as well as Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg Business Week and the Columbia Journalism Review.

Her presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. in Room 150 of the Eaton Humanities Building on the CU campus.
Event Image Our Town
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Wilder’s beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic depicts life, love and death in the American town of Grover’s Corners. Small-town hopes and dreams expand into questions about meaning and purpose: How does one “realize life”? How do we take advantage of the time that we have? A poignant portrayal of how relationships and seemingly simple moments can provide the deepest echoes throughout our lives.

“One of the finest achievements of the current stage” – The New York Times

Event Image Pendulum New Music
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Madsen, Villwock, Mehlenbacher, Heggie and Simmons.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Spring 2015 Change Request for Schedule of Classes (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Departments can contact Academic Scheduling for any changes that need to be made to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes. A Course Term Update Form is not required (because the shopping cart is not viewable). The period to make requests for changes ends on Oct. 10, 2014.
Unreasonable Investor Days (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

At Unreasonable Investor Days we unite Unreasonable Ventures that are tackling major social and environmental problems with 100 investors, angels, foundations. The goal? To mobilize capital to create massive global impact. It’s not about pitches. It’s about action. It’s about adding value to ventures trying to make the world a better place. We provide a structure that allows attendees to collectively move diligence and deals forward by making room for funders to connect with thrice-vetted ventures and ample time for conspiring with peer funders. (And for those new to impact investing wanting to learn the ropes, we also host Funder Boot Camps.)
Event Image Community Roast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A group for young adults seeking to make sense of the news and current events around the world from a Christian, and otherwise spiritual, perspective. Open-minded. No agenda. Open to all who give a darn and care about what's going on.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image WEBINAR SERIES: Define Your Dream Job
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

When: October 2, 9, 23, 30 
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Cost: Valued at $499. Cost for University of Colorado, Boulder alumni: $295 
($30 per webinar, $99 workbook, $75 individual coaching call)

The University of Colorado, Boulder Career Services and the Alumni Association has partnered with www.HallieCrawford.com to provide a special career coaching webinar program. This dynamic intensive coaching group combines the benefits of individual coaching with group support in a 4 session coaching intensive. Because this is a self-reflective process, there is one week off during the group to give participants time to explore their ideas for their career direction. October 2, 9, 23, 30 – 11:00 a.m. MST (Instructions for webinar will be provided 1 week prior to the first class)



  • October 2, 9, 23, 30 - 11:00a.m. MST (Instructions for webinar will be provided 1 week prior to the first class)

Read more about Hallie Crawford here: http://www.halliecrawford.com/bio.html

In this program you will … Identify your career values, clarify your talents and skills and how they translate into the right job, determine your ideal work environment based on your personality type, and much more. This program will provide you with the foundation for and action steps required to identify your ideal career.

This group follows the same highly successful, coaching process Hallie has used with her clients for over 10 years with a 98% success rate. Group coaching gives you the added benefit of support and accountability from multiple sources, and perspectives from participants as well as Hallie. 

Register Here


"The best choice I made during my transition. The knowledge you gain is priceless..the results are spot on accurate. Worth every penny.”
Make your next career change the right one…
Event Image Beginning the American Dream: Building Credit in the U.S. (Workshop for International Students)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Establishing good credit is critical in order to secure major purchases such as a home or a car in the United States.  There are unique challenges international students, faculty and staff face when chasing the American Dream.  Nicholas Cheong (Banking Officer, 1st Bank) was in international student himself.  He will use his first-hand experience to walk you through the steps to begin building credit and a solid foundation for financial stability and success in the U.S.  This workshop will cover:

-Defining credit history and credit scores and explain how this works in the U.S.
-Steps to building credit
-Maintaining good credit

This workshop is open to all international students, faculty and staff.

Location:  Regent Administrative Center, Room 302

Space is limited.  Please RSVP by sending us an email to CUmoneysense@colorado.edu to let us know you'll be there.

Sponsored by CU Money Sense.  For more information about managing your money, credit, debt, and protecting your identity, visit CU Money Sense or check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

Event Image Buff Up Your Academic Skills
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a 4-part series, rich with information to help you succeed academically. We will target specific skills like note taking, studying, and exam preparation. We will also help you  discover your learning style and create a schedule that works for you. It’s never too late to learn strategies to boost your academic performance. All sessions will take place in C4C S440.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
CS Colloquium: Kenneth E. Jansen (University of Colorado, Boulder)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Computational Science Challenges in Extreme Scale CFD

ABSTRACT: Parallel, adaptive, implicit computational fluid dynamics solvers have recently been shown to scale to the full machine at several of the largest computer facilities (e.g., 92 billion unstructured finite elements on over 3 million processes). To accomplish this, a number of computational science challenges were overcome including; load balancing, parallel I/O and implicit equation solution.  These challenges and new ones such as extreme scale data analytics will be discussed within the context of real world applications stemming from aerodynamic flow control.

BIO: Kenneth Jansen joined the faculty of CU-Boulder's Aerospace Engineering Sciences in January 2010 after 13.5 years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he held appointments in Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering (home) and Computer Science (joint). Prior to this, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research (NASA/Stanford University). He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Division of Applied Mechanics, from Stanford University in 1993. His research balances the computational science challenges with the physical modeling challenges of massively parallel/adaptive computational fluid dynamics and has been funded by NSF (CISE), DOE (SciDAC), DOD and several companies. Applications span diverse fields of aerodynamics, cardiovascular flow, and multiphase flow. 
Boren Fellowship Meeting - (GTP BGIA Workshop Credit)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please come to a Boren Fellowship information meeting for graduate students on Thursday, October 2 at 4:00 p.m. in C4C N215. Learn about Boren Fellowship grants for international study and research.  Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research. The 2015-16 application deadline is January 27, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST. A representative from the Boren Fellowship office will present the application requirements and answer questions regarding this fellowship. Information at:  http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship

Attendance to this informational workshop counts towards the GTP 
Professional Development Certificate for Preparing Future Professionals in Business, Government, Industry and the Arts (PDC:BGIA) certificate requirements.


 


Event Image Boren Study Abroad Scholarship Meeting October 2nd
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Studying abroad in a non-traditional location during the 2015-16 academic year? Studying a non-traditional language? Boren undergraduate scholarships support study abroad in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Latin American (Europe/Oceania/SAS excluded). The Boren on-campus deadline is January 26th, 2015 for study abroad during the 2015-16 academic year, so advance planning is necessary! To learn more, attend an informational meeting: Thursday, October 2nd, from 4-5pm in C4C N215.
Event Image Graduate Boren Fellowship Information Meeting, October 2nd, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please come to Boren Fellowship information meeting for graduate students on Thursday, October 2nd at 4:00 p.m. in C4C N215. Learn about Boren Fellowship grants for international study and research. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research.
http://www.borenawards.org/
Intra-University Transfer (IUT) to Engineering Information Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presentation and Q&A session for all students interested in transferring via the Intra-University Transfer (IUT) process to the College of Engineering and Applied Science. 

Topics will include: IUT admission criteria, course selection, IUT application process and timeline, Q&A for all other IUT related processes.

Any student interested in the IUT process to engineering should first visit our IUT webpage and complete the online survey found here: http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/admissions/transfer/intra-university 

Location Information:
Main Campus – Engineering Center – Classroom Wing (ECCR)  
Boulder, CO
Room: ECCR 1B51


Event Image TIGER 2 Workshops: Organizing a Research Presentation *
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Organizing a Research Presentation
Trevor DiMartino, TIGER/CIRTL liaison, Graduate Teacher Program 

Don’t lose your audience! While the organization of a research presentation may seem straightforward,
there are plenty of ways to change things up and WOW your audience, whoever they are.

 

 

 

Event Image City Year Info Session
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Every 26 seconds a student gives up on school in the United States of America, resulting in over 1.2 million students who drop out of school every year.  City Year, an education focused non-profit organization with a mission to end this drop-out crisis in America, is hiring young idealists of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service in schools.  These 17-24 year old "corps members", will serve as tutors, mentors, and role models to students, while partnering with teachers, to build positive relationships with students and their families in order to keep kids in school and on track to graduate.  

The job is hard, but through our diverse team-based service in schools, you can make a huge impact on the lives of students at any one of our 25 sites across the country.  At the same time, you will receive consistent training in leadership development, diversity awareness, networking skills, and post-City Year opportunities.  In just one year working with City Year you can change the life trajectory of 3rd-9th grade students across the country, and at the same time gain valuable skills that you can take with you into whatever career you choose.  This is not a year off, this is a year on.
Event Image Ralphie's Cooking Basics
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join your fellow students to learn basic cooking techniques each week at Ralphie's Cooking Basics! The class will be taught each Thursday on a first come, first serve basis from 5:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. All materials will be provided. We begin signing up at 4:45 p.m. on Thursdays and space is limited to the first twenty people. To view the schedule of topics for the various cooking classes, visit www.colorado.edu/umc/cookingbasics.
Event Image Ferment: Eat, Drink, Discuss
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Ferment: Eat, drink and talk about life, faith/doubt, theology, God, Spirit, hope and love.

For university students ages 21-29, but you can be younger. Open to persons of any, or no, faith background. Seeking people who are open-minded, aren't rigid, and who come without agendas or needs to hog conversations. Free food and beverages for the first 6 who arrive.
Event Image PMP Fall Kick-Off
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the Professional Mentorship Program in celebrating the start of another great year of mentorship. This will be the first opportunity for students in the program to meet their mentor. All students and mentors in this program are invited to attend. We hope to see you there! Students please RSVP HERE.
Spanish 1
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Swedish 2
Event Image "Soviet Jews, Re-Imagined" - CU at the Boulder JCC with Sasha Senderovich
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

"Soviet Jews, Re-Imagined: New Literature by Russian-Born American Jewish Writers"

With Professor Sasha Senderovich

Thursday, October 2 @ 7PM

Boulder JCC, 3800 Kalmia Ave.

 

Join the Boulder JCC's Menorah: Arts, Culture, and Education for a fascinating presentation by Sasha Senderovich, Assistant Professor of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and Jewish Studies at CU, entitled "Soviet Jews, Re-Imagined: New Literature by Russian-Born American Jewish Writers."

In this talk, Professor Senderovich will discuss David Bezmozgis's short story, "Roman Berman, Massage Therapist," from his 2004 collection Natasha and Other Stories. David Bezmozgis is one of the writers in the cohort of Soviet-born Jewish writers who moved from the Soviet Union and have been writing, in English, for the past decade. In 2010, he was named by The New Yorker magazine as one of "20 under 40" -- one of the 20 writers then under the age of 40 to watch as the big talents of the current decade. The 16-page story will be sent to registered participants to read in advance. Bezmozgis has a new novel coming out on this month, The Betrayers, in which the main protagonist is loosely based on Natan Sharansky. Check out Professor Senderovich's recently released review of this book in The New Republic, "Finally, a Russian Jewish Novel Breaks Out of the Autobiographical Rut."

Throughout the year, Menorah is hosting a lecture series highlighting the esteemed faculty of the Program in Jewish Studies. Come discover why this relatively new CU department has established a national reputation for innovation and excellence!

Learn more about this series at www.boulderjcc.org.
 

Event Image Choir Festival Concert
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:
Mountainside United Methodist Church
355 Ponca Place, Boulder
Event Image DMA Recital: William Kinne, conductor
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Bozza, Mozart and Dove.
Event Image Our Town
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Wilder’s beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic depicts life, love and death in the American town of Grover’s Corners. Small-town hopes and dreams expand into questions about meaning and purpose: How does one “realize life”? How do we take advantage of the time that we have? A poignant portrayal of how relationships and seemingly simple moments can provide the deepest echoes throughout our lives.

“One of the finest achievements of the current stage” – The New York Times

Event Image Karaoke Nights
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sing along to some great tunes while trying out the fantastic sound system and special lighting in Club 156! Bring your friends or singing group for a fun night of music on Thursdays at 8pm on:
  • September 4 & 18
  • October 2, 16 & 30
  • November 13
  • December 4 & 11
Located in Club 156, right next door to The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC.
Click here to check out all the events at The Connection: www.colorado.edu/umc/connection 

Friday, October 03, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Spring 2015 Change Request for Schedule of Classes (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Departments can contact Academic Scheduling for any changes that need to be made to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes. A Course Term Update Form is not required (because the shopping cart is not viewable). The period to make requests for changes ends on Oct. 10, 2014.
Unreasonable Investor Days (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

At Unreasonable Investor Days we unite Unreasonable Ventures that are tackling major social and environmental problems with 100 investors, angels, foundations. The goal? To mobilize capital to create massive global impact. It’s not about pitches. It’s about action. It’s about adding value to ventures trying to make the world a better place. We provide a structure that allows attendees to collectively move diligence and deals forward by making room for funders to connect with thrice-vetted ventures and ample time for conspiring with peer funders. (And for those new to impact investing wanting to learn the ropes, we also host Funder Boot Camps.)
Retirement Forecasting
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Are you saving enough? Do want to increase your confidence about your retirement? Do you have an accurate forecast for your PERA or other retirement income? A conversation with your CU 403B Advisor can help. Please call to reserve your time slot for an individual appointment.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Environmental Engineering Seminar
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In this week's session, Danielle France, NRC Postdoctoral Associate at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) will be speaking about materials for water treatment. 
Event Image Friday Forum & Workshop: Understanding Art & Literature from a Cross Cultural Perspective *
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Faculty Forum: Understanding Art & Literature from a Cross Cultural Perspective is Foundational to Critical Thinking
Claire Farago, Professor, Art & Art History

Professor Farago discusses how and why she developed an introductory course in art history that
focuses on cultural exchange to introduce students to the role of art in society. Her presentation
raises the issue of why the arts and humanities are important to a liberal arts education and will help
graduates land jobs and further their education, no matter what field of study or careers they pursue.
Come join the discussion and conversation.

 

Taylor Ulrich
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Taylor Ulrich

Nuria Silleras-Fernandez

Event Image Feel Good Fridays
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Need a break? Want to unwind before the weekend? This drop-in group is an opportunity to be led through a powerful guided meditation to undo your stress, soothe your nervous system, and feel good. Please arrive on time so the meditation is not disturbed - there will be no late admittance. You are encouraged to bring materials for your personal comfort and to aid in your meditation, e.g., yoga mat, small cushion or pillow. All groups will take place at the CU Art Museum Visual Arts Complex.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Intercultural Workshops: Vets in the College Classroom *
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Vets in the College Classroom
Mike Burtis, Doctoral Student, Sociology

Because of the GI Bill, many veterans are returning to college or beginning as freshmen. Mr. Burtis discusses the benefits that veterans bring to a class as well as some of the personal issues faced by veterans returning to civilian campuses.

 

Allison Glover
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Allison Glover
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops 
Event Image Oasis
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Oasis invites you to join our community circle. We use the traditional South American beverage maté to create a simple social ritual that helps us develop dynamic community and  conversation. Join this inclusive community for connection, encouragement, and support in sobriety.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Yoga for EveryStudent: Yoga Snacks!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Held in Fleming 244)  Experience Yoga Safely Whether you are experienced or not, this is JUST FOR YOU! Simple yoga poses proven to reduce stress & that you can integrate immediately into your life! Guaranteed fun. Every week, a new focus: stress management, yoga and learning, etc. No special equipment. We have mats, or bring your own. Dress in appropriately.
Event Image International Coffee Hour
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

CU students, scholars, staff and faculty are welcome at International Coffee Hour. Are you... Someone who likes good conversations with interesting people? An armchair traveler? An International Affairs major? A Study Abroad Program returnee? An international student or scholar? A GRAPer? Please join us for International Coffee Hour Friday afternoons across from Baby Doe's and the Alfred Packer Grill in the UMC Grill. International Coffee Hour happens every week except during school holidays and summer. Free refreshments! No reservations are required.

Event Image Extreme Bowling Friday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell The Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 
Event Image MM Recital: Abigail Triemer, soprano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Handel, Chaminade, Strauss, Salieri and Larsen.
Event Image Our Town
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Wilder’s beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic depicts life, love and death in the American town of Grover’s Corners. Small-town hopes and dreams expand into questions about meaning and purpose: How does one “realize life”? How do we take advantage of the time that we have? A poignant portrayal of how relationships and seemingly simple moments can provide the deepest echoes throughout our lives.

“One of the finest achievements of the current stage” – The New York Times

Event Image Club 156 presents: FacePUDDLE
8:00 PM

Program Council's Club 156 presents: FacePUDDLE

When: Friday, October 3rd at 8:00 PM
Where: Club 156 (located on the first floor of the UMC)
Cost: ONLY $8

Get your tickets here.

RSVP here.

Event Image FNFS: A Most Wanted Man
9:00 PM

Program Council's Friday Night Film Series presents: A Most Wanted Man

When: Friday, October 3rd at 9:00 PM
Where: Chem 140 Lecture Hall

This event is FREE and open to students and the general public.

RSVP here.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Spring 2015 Change Request for Schedule of Classes (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Departments can contact Academic Scheduling for any changes that need to be made to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes. A Course Term Update Form is not required (because the shopping cart is not viewable). The period to make requests for changes ends on Oct. 10, 2014.
Event Image Leeds Football Pregame CU vs. Oregon State
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Leeds School of Business invites you to attend the 2014 Pregame Receptions before select home football games. Join us for this annual tradition on the Engebretson Quad just west of the business school, before heading over to Folsom Field to support your Colorado Buffaloes. Enjoy food and drinks with fellow alumni and friends. Events begin two hours before kickoff.

RSVP Required
Event Image Extreme Bowling Saturday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell The Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 
Event Image Our Town
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Wilder’s beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic depicts life, love and death in the American town of Grover’s Corners. Small-town hopes and dreams expand into questions about meaning and purpose: How does one “realize life”? How do we take advantage of the time that we have? A poignant portrayal of how relationships and seemingly simple moments can provide the deepest echoes throughout our lives.

“One of the finest achievements of the current stage” – The New York Times

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Spring 2015 Change Request for Schedule of Classes (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Departments can contact Academic Scheduling for any changes that need to be made to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes. A Course Term Update Form is not required (because the shopping cart is not viewable). The period to make requests for changes ends on Oct. 10, 2014.
Event Image Our Town
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wilder’s beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic depicts life, love and death in the American town of Grover’s Corners. Small-town hopes and dreams expand into questions about meaning and purpose: How does one “realize life”? How do we take advantage of the time that we have? A poignant portrayal of how relationships and seemingly simple moments can provide the deepest echoes throughout our lives.

“One of the finest achievements of the current stage” – The New York Times

Event Image BM Junior Recital: Kate Manley, soprano
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Schubert, Rossini, Bellini, Debussy, Fauré, Kœchlin, Olcott and Brown.
Event Image Sunday Bowling Leagues
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Early and Late Bowling Leagues: Get together a team and be in a league! The Early Leagues have 4-person teams and Late Leagues have 2-person teams. It's a fantastic value and fun way to meet up regularly with friends.

Leagues only cost a one-time registration fee of $10/person and then $5 fee weekly/person. 

Sunday Early League: 6pm-8:30pm
Sunday Late League: 8:30pm-10:30pm
Leagues run September 14 through December 7. (No league on Nov. 23)

Call or email us to learn more. Also visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection/bowling for details or www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for all the Connection's events and activities.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Spring 2015 Change Request for Schedule of Classes (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Departments can contact Academic Scheduling for any changes that need to be made to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes. A Course Term Update Form is not required (because the shopping cart is not viewable). The period to make requests for changes ends on Oct. 10, 2014.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Mindfulness Monday: Meditation in the galleries
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join CUAM for Mindfulness Monday as we welcome Janet Solyntjes to lead a session of mindfulness meditation in our gallery. Janet is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and Adjunct Professor at Naropa University. A practitioner of mind-body disciplines since 1977, she completed a professional training in MBSR with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli and an MBSR Teacher Development Intensive at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Janet and her husband, Jeff Price, are co-founders of the Boulder-based Center for Courageous Living, committed to promoting the inherent goodness of individuals and groups through a variety of supportive services, programs, and retreats.

 

Chairs and meditation pillows will be provided. Please arrive on time so the meditation is not disturbed.  There is no late admittance.

Event Image Tai Chi
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This class will utilize Tai Chi exercises as a way to release stress and increase a sense of calmness. It is intended to facilitate physical and psychological wellness, as well as to  increase your awareness of how stress impacts your daily life, health, and emotional well-being.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops 
Event Image Coffee and the Campus Budget
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Join Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Kelly Fox and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance Steve McNally for an inside-the-campus view of how the University of Colorado Boulder is financed and the challenges and opportunities we face as an institution.

Regent Room 302: RSVP required, space is limited. Click the register icon above.

Each session will be covering the same material, so you do not need to register for multiple sessions.
Drop In Advising Hours
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in advising hours campus-wide to visit with an advisor in any discipline. Visit http://www.colorado.edu/advising/drop-hours for more information.
Stress Management (or, "Stressed spelled backwards is desserts")
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Held in Fleming 170)  Stress and anxiety are often synonymous with taking exams. Some anxiety can aid performance, but too much can interfere. Learn tools you can utilize to help you; we will review related study skills strategies and direct calming techniques which can be applied while taking tests. It’s never too early, or too late, to practice these tried and true methods for stress management—be ready for whatever comes your way this semester!
Event Image I Love Mondays
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us every Monday for a free activity that will be sure to cure your case of the Mondays. Activities include tie-dye, cookie decorating, a live dj, pumpkin painting, build-a-bear workshops, and more! The event is always free and a great way to get your week started.

To learn each week's activity, visit www.colorado.edu/umc/mondays 
Event Image Monday Workshops: Being Responsive and Rigorous in Your Teaching *
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Being Responsive and Rigorous in Your Teaching
Tamara Milbourn, LEAD 2014-15, Education

The word “university” comes from the Latin universus meaning “together, all in one, whole, entire, relating
to all.” Many instructors experience tension between being inclusive in the classroom while enforcing
standards of the academic community. This workshop focuses on discussing issues related to being
responsive to students and at the same time building an academically rigorous classroom atmosphere.

 

 

Event Image Guest Master Class: Donald McInnes, viola and Collaborative Piano Master Class
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Donald McInnes, a professor of viola at the USC Thornton School of Music, has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, and l’Orchestre National de France, among others, and for many years was a resident member of Camerata Pacifica. His career includes associations with many of the world’s major artists, including Leonard Bernstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Lynn Harrell, and Yo-Yo Ma.

An active recording artist, Mr. McInnes can be heard on the Columbia, RCA, Deutsche Grammophon, Angel/EMI, and Laurel labels. He has introduced many new works for viola, including those commissioned for him by William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, William Bergsma, Robert Suderberg, Paul Tufts, and Thomas Pasatieri.

A frequent guest artist and teacher at leading music schools, including the University of Michigan, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the University of Washington, Mr. McInnes was named the 2004 American String Teachers Association Teacher of the Year. He has been associated with the Banff Centre in Canada, the Menuhin Schools in both England and Switzerland, and the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in England, as well as festivals at Interlochen, St. Barts, Marlboro, and Sunflower, and the International String Workshop.

Last year, Mr. McInnes was a guest professor at the Royal Conservatory in Barcelona, the Shanghai Conservatory, and the Central Conservatory in Beijing.

Camerata Pacifica, the Music Academy of the West, and USC recently honored Mr. McInnes with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and the International Viola Society presented him with the Silver Alto Clef, its highest honor, at the 2007 International Viola Congress in Adelaide, Australia.
Event Image Keep Your Calm
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a 4-part series designed to help you make a change in your life by examining your thoughts, actions, and emotions. You will learn to get unstuck from your thoughts, to understand and work with your emotions, to use your body posture for positive change, and much more. There’s no better time than now to learn skills to deal with stressful situations and overwhelming emotions. All sessions will take place in C4C S440.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Colloquium
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Departmental Colloquium
Oct 6, 2014
4pm to 5pm
MUEN E214

Speaker: Matt Jones

Title: Learning and Representation
Abstract: Representation -- the manner in which information or knowledge is encoded in the mind -- is at the heart of cognitive science. Moreover, flexibility of representation is arguably fundamental to the power of human intelligence, in that representing a problem or task environment in a way that somehow captures its inherent structure can be critical to successful learning, generalization, and discovery. This talk will summarize my work on two questions: (1) how can we as researchers identify the representation a person is using in a given task, and (2) how do people adapt or construct representations to suit their needs? For the first question, I will focus on my work using sequential effects in repeated tasks to reveal representations and learning mechanisms, the basic principle being that sequential effects are a signature of how knowledge is updated. For the second question, I will describe a theoretical framework integrating theories of representation with reinforcement learning, and my lab's efforts to develop models that build new concepts by discovering structure in the world. Finally, I will summarize some of my more meta-theoretical work on the explanatory contributions of computational models of cognition, and explain how some of the problems I have identified in currently influential models of decision-making might be solved by incorporating my work on learning and sequential effects.
From Anthropology to Jewish Studies: How to Study for Social Science Classes
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Held in Fleming 150)  It's not about knowing the material, but how to apply the information for seminars, tests, and papers!  When you find that "just reading over" the subject matter for social sciences classes (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, History, Jewish Studies, Political Science, etc.) doesn't work for you, you are ready for the next level of learning.  Come for hints, ideas, best practices.  Bring your syllabi and class notes/books to delve deeper into what can help YOU!
Event Image How customers express themselves and co-create a major retail brand
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Jed Paulson, CU alum and Director of Marketing and eCommerce for Urban Outfitters' brand Free People, will discuss a social network app that encourages customers to be brand co-creators as they express themselves. 

Learn more. Visit http://atlas.colorado.edu/events

4 p.m. this Monday, Oct. 6, ATLAS 100 

Cofrin Auditorium, 1st floor, Roser ATLAS building, CU-Boulder

Free and open to the public.

Launched in 2013, Free People’s fully shoppable iOS mobile app includes a program called FP Me, a social network that allows customers to share inspiration and styling photos, view an Instagram-like gallery and interact in numerous ways. 

Jed Paulson will discuss the role of the app in launching a social engagement program, as well as the effects of the FP Me program on the brand and its customers. Paulson joined Free People in 2010. He previously held technology and marketing leadership roles at eBay and Accenture.

Seating is free, limited and first-come, first-served. 

Audiences are advised to arrive a few minutes early.

Get directions to ATLAS. Visit http://atlas.colorado.edu/directions

Portuguese Table
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Portuguese Table
Marcelo Tadeu Schincariol
CU Energy Club General Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rationalizing Tariffs for Solar Shawn Fountain- BRIDGE Energy Group Solar is becoming more cost competitive. New materials and manufacturing processes have helped. Different equipment and ways of configuring the grid are being explored. There are exciting ideas for even more improvements in the future. But today without incentives solar does not have much traction. A critical feature of existing tariffs, the regulatory agreements that define how end users are billed, is a material (though indirect) deterrent. That feature is flat rates where one price is applicable for all hours. Time of Use (TOU) pricing and other pricing structures can enable more efficient price signals overall and that also better incentivize solar. There are still huge costs to enabling new tariffs. This discussion focuses on those costs that would better incentivize solar. Shawn is currently a Principal Consultant at BRIDGE Energy Group, Shawn worked at F8 Solutions as a Partner and consultant focused on custom application development, software implementation, and other consulting services to the energy sector. Prior to F8, Mr. Fountain served as VP Professional Services and Business Development at Power Tagging, a Boulder startup focused on grid communications, and at Oracle as the Consulting Senior Practice Director where he ran services for the LODESTAR utilities software suite. In prior roles, he was VP Product Management and Services at LODESTAR, a strategy and management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, a software programmer with Utilities International, and an energy markets analyst at Resource Data International. Shawn earned his BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and his Diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics. As always this event is free and open to the public. FREE cosmos pizza!
French 5 - ALTEC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French 5 - ALTEC
Cecile
Event Image Keysight Technologies Info Session
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Never heard of Keysight?  Not surprising since our first “official” day of operation was August 1, 2014 when we split from Agilent Technologies. 

Although we are new, our heritage dates back 75 years to the original Hewlett Packard that launched Silicon Valley!  Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is the world's leading electronic measurement company, transforming today's measurement experience through innovation in wireless, modular, and software solutions.  
Event Image Resumes & Networking
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Prepare for an Internship or Job Search. 80% of jobs are found through networking! Get ready for your internship or job search by learning about resumes and how to network to your next position. This is an overview of resumes, for a resume critique check out our drop-in schedule.

Go Pro With Your Career! Summit to career success to gain the resources and professional skills employers are looking for in students entering the internship and job market.

Learn more: CU Buffs Professional Program Event 2 of 4.

Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy!

This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre.

Event Image Alumni Assessment Series
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

When: Three Mondays – October 6, 13, 20, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $65

Do you want to gain more clarity about your passions, interests and strengths to help you know what career direction to take?  Do you have a job but are looking for something that is more fulfilling?  Have you been laid off and now are ready to explore another career path but aren’t sure which one would be the best fit?  It’s important to know who you are and what you have to offer.  

Taking assessments is a great place to start as it will increase your level of self-awareness and help you know which career path is right for you.  By the end of the series, you’ll have more clarity regarding which career path will be the best match based on your personality, interests, strengths and values.  Myer’s Briggs Type Indicater, Strong Interest Inventory, StrengthsQuest, and a Values assessment will be used.  More info. 

Call 303-492-6541 to register


*You must attend all three classes in order to participate.

Event Image Free Yoga Mondays
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Yoga for CU students Monday nights at 6 p.m. Authentic hatha, vinyasa flow taught by Brian Saeger. Bring a mat if you have one. We have extras if you don't. Best to eat dinner after class.

Meets at CU's Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., across from the stadium, 1 block north of Colorado Ave, at the corner of University Heights Ave. LGBTQ-friendly. Bring friends!! ($5 for faculty, staff and admin)
Event Image Monday Night Bowl
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Start the week with some FUN! Only $8 for two hours of unlimited bowling! Price includes shoes and a fountain drink. Bring friends; it's a great deal. Everyone is welcome! 
Mondays, 6pm-close. 

Include dinner, snacks and beverages while you bowl. The Connection will begin serving a new late night pub menu in October! Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for details on all the events, and like us at www.facebook.com/cuconnection for the latest info. 
Event Image Chamber Winds Concert
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Matthew J. Roeder, conductor

Performance will include selections by Schubert/Reynolds, Daugherty, Hindemith and Bach/Pann.
Event Image OASIS - Spiritual but not Religious
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

O.A.S.I.S. is "Open Accepting Students Into Spirituality"

Many college students and young adults embrace spirituality, but don't identify with "religion." OASIS is a community of CU-Boulder college and grad students who seek to explore various spiritual traditions and practices in a relaxed and open-minded environment.

Mary Wolf facilitates the group.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Spring 2015 Change Request for Schedule of Classes (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Departments can contact Academic Scheduling for any changes that need to be made to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes. A Course Term Update Form is not required (because the shopping cart is not viewable). The period to make requests for changes ends on Oct. 10, 2014.
Event Image Technology Workshops: Teaching with Prezi *
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Teaching with Prezi
Marcelo Schincariol, Instructor, Spanish and Portuguese

This workshop explores the presentation software Prezi as a teaching tool for more communicative
and interactive language classes.

 

DILS Tibetan
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

DILS Tibetan
gayley@colorado.edu
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Dissertation Working Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This is an on-going workgroup for graduate students who have passed their comprehensive exams and are engaged in any part of the dissertation process. It is a  supportive place to set and achieve goals that will move you concretely toward the completion of your dissertation.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops

Event Image Reading the IPCC Report: Near Term Climate Change
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Ever wonder what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says? Learn more on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this fall during a seminar series by IPCC authors and contributors. This fall’s focus is on Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (Working Group I’s contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report).

Find the topics and speakers for the whole series here: http://cires.colorado.edu/news/announcements/2014/IPCCseminar.html Hosted most Tuesdays and some Thursdays through Dec. 9, 2014.
Event Image Getting off to a Smart Start in Graduate School
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

This workshop series is designed to help Master’s students develop concrete skills early in their graduate career related to balancing work and play/family life, time  management, and study skills.
We will also hone skills in research and reviewing literature, assembling a way to keep track of what you read, and writing. Get off to a good start̶even if you started a while ago! All sessions will take place in C4C N215.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
 
Event Image "The Synthesis of One's Own Body" A Colloquium with Professor Sue Zemka
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

"The Synthesis of One's Own Body: Merleau-Ponty, Kurt
Goldstein, and the Case of Schneider, 1920 - 1945"
Colloquium with Professor Sue Zemka
Tuesday, October 7 @ 4PM

As part of our faculty and graduate student colloquia series, the Program in Jewish Studies welcomes Sue Zemka, Professor of English and Jewish Studies at CU Boulder, who will give a presentation of her current research.

Space is Limited. Please RSVP to CUJewishStudies@colorado.edu for location and pre-circulated reading.
Event Image Neuroscience Seminar Series
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Seminar talk with Dan Storm, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Washington, Seattle

Tuesday, Oct 7th
MUEN E214
4-5pm

Talk title: ³Role of Circadian Rhythm and REM Sleep for the Persistence of Hippocampus-Dependent Memory²

A striking feature of memory is the persistence of long-term memory (LTM) which can last for periods exceeding the lifetimes of proteins synthesized during the initial memory consolidation. Consolidation of

hippocampus-dependent memory depends upon Ca2+ activation of the cAMP/Erk MAP kinase (MAPK) /CRE (cAMP/cAMP/ Response Element) transcriptional pathway and protein synthesis. Stimulation of MAPK activity positively regulates CRE-mediated transcription  and protein synthesis  during memory formation. We hypothesize that activation of CRE-mediated transcription in the hippocampus during consolidation depends upon the calmodulin (CaM)-stimulated adenylyl cyclases (AC1 and AC8) which generate a cAMP signal necessary for the activation of MAPK. We discovered that the

cAMP/MAPK/ CRE transcriptional pathway undergoes a circadian oscillation in the hippocampus  and that disruption of this oscillation days after memory consolidation impairs memory persistence. Furthermore, we discovered that this memory consolidation pathway is activated during REM sleep. Moreover, we found that protein synthesis undergoes a diurnal oscillation in the hippocampus. We hypothesize that hippocampus-dependent memories are maintained over extended periods of time by periodic reactivation of CRE-mediated transcription and protein synthesis during the circadian cycle, during RE MAPK.  We hypothesize that this critical cAMP signal is generated by CaM-stimulated adenylyl cyclases. We propose that neurons stimulated during the acquisition of hippocampus-dependent memory may be periodically reactivated during the circadian cycle. (For additional information, please contact Linda Watkins at: linda.watkins@colorado.edu)




Event Image TIGER 1 Workshops: Collaborative Course Design *
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Collaborative Course Design
Mike Klymkowsky, Professor, Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology 

Taking a collaborative approach to course design can help us make realistic decisions as to which materials and skills students need to master, and how to help them master them. This workshop will cover some of the benefits and obstacles involved therein.

LGBTQ 2-Day Teacher Institute
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

LGBTQ Teacher Institutes 

Research continues to suggest that many teachers feel unsupported in their efforts to create safe and affirming classrooms and schools for LGBTQ students. Our goal, in these institutes, is to change this!

You’re invited to attend a 2-DAY professional development TEACHER INSTITUTE, hosted by the School of Education at CU-Boulder, the focus of which is gender and sexual diversity.

In these institutes, we hope to create learning communities across grades, schools, and subjects in which we share our experiences and support one another as we take up topics of gender and sexual diversity in our classrooms and schools. In these gatherings, we'll collaborate, practice, role play, invent, reflect, and basically create amazing trajectories for ourselves and our colleagues. Here’s what these institutes are all about:

Collaborating with teacher colleagues in local districts, CU pre-service teachers, and faculty

Learning practical strategies for creating safe, inclusive, and affirming classrooms through both the social and academic curriculum (consistent with Educator Effectiveness standards)

Creating Standards-based LGBTQ-inclusive lesson plans

Becoming a leader in your school and a resource for your staff around these important topics

Receiving contact hour credit for licensure recertification from BVSD (We’re working on other districts!)

Eating yummy food with awesome educators

When: Tuesday, October 7 and Tuesday, October 14, 4:30-7:00 pm

Where: CU School of Education (room to be announced)

Space is limited, so please RSVP to at aqueerendeavor@colorado.edu by September 19, 2014.

Please include the following in your RSVP: Name, subject area, elementary/ secondary

* Feel free to email with any questions as well!*

Master Class: Kronos Quartet
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

  
Event Image Rooted: Immigration and Caribbean Music
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for a seminar about music and immigration by Tamil Maldonado of the organization Barrio E’ in honor of immigrant heritage week! She will show us the musical influences related to immigration into the Caribbean, and immigration into the US. The immigration processes will be discussed through a musical lens and we will explore how all these cultures enriched music, dance and arts.

Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre.
Event Image NetApp Info Session
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Come see for yourself why NetApp is not just a great place to develop your career, it's also an exciting place to work.
We work hard at NetApp, but we also understand the importance of supporting a healthy, happy lifestyle; having a diverse work environment; and doing our part for our global environment.

FORTUNE magazine recently ranked us #5 on its 2011 "100 Best Companies to Work For" list, up from #7 in 2010 (#1 in 2009), thanks in part to our unique offering of employee benefits and our employee enthusiasm.  Creating a healthy work environment plays an important role in building employee enthusiasm and fostering the collaboration and creativity for which NetApp is known.  Our daily activities and events help us build our community and maintain a healthy balance between work and play.  In addition to a great work environment, you’ll get to work on one of the leading innovative storage and data management solutions in the industry.
Event Image Study International Operations Management in Hong Kong, China this summer!
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Global Seminar: International Operations (Hong Kong, China). Travel to Hong Kong, China this summer and study Operations Management in one of the largest trading centers in Asia. You will engage in daily site visits to local businesses and learn first-hand about manufacturing in mainland China during an overnight field trip to Guangdong Province. Find out more at a meeting: October 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Koelbel 302.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=HongKongGS
Event Image MillerCoors Info Session
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Koelbel S127

We are passionate about beer and the beer business. 


We have a strong leadership team and dedicated, hard-working people. We’re committed to building our great beer brands the right way and have a deep sense of responsibility to the environment, our communities and beer drinkers. 

We're focused on creating big ideas and innovations that drive profitable growth and will help create a new era in the American beer industry. Add it all up and you’ll see we’re dedicated to creating America’s best beer company. 
Event Image MillerCoors Info Session
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We are passionate about beer and the beer business. 

We have a strong leadership team and dedicated, hard-working people. We’re committed to building our great beer brands the right way and have a deep sense of responsibility to the environment, our communities and beer drinkers. 

We're focused on creating big ideas and innovations that drive profitable growth and will help create a new era in the American beer industry. Add it all up and you’ll see we’re dedicated to creating America’s best beer company.
Event Image Amadeus Consulting Info Session
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Amadeus Consulting is a custom software development company dedicated to creating comprehensive, intelligent, and scalable technology solutions with successful business results. Utilizing a rare blend of business, technical and creative ingenuity, the company is an expert in complete technology solutions including creative web design, rich Internet applications, content management systems, e-commerce, surveys, data collection and management, and mobile application development.
Event Image The Science of Smell
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On October 7, the University of Colorado BioFrontiers Institute will honor a professor dedicated to the science of smell with a public lecture. Dr. Richard Axel, a professor at Columbia University, has studied the olfactory processes in mammals for more than two decades. In 2004, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of a large gene family that underlies the olfactory system in humans, allowing us to distinguish between more than 10,000 different smells. The BioFrontiers Institute will honor Dr. Axel with the 2014 Charlie Butcher Award for his work on the olfactory genome, believed to be the largest gene family in humans.
Event Image Faculty Tuesday: Matthew Chellis, tenor
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Newly appointed Assistant Professor of Voice Matthew Chellis is considered one of America’s most versatile singing actors. Join us for his debut performance. His performance will include selections by Britten, Lizst, Donizetti, Rossini, Poulenc, Bucchino and Blake.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Fall 2014 Last Day to Withdraw with 60% Tuition Assessment


Last day to withdraw from the university and only be assessed 60% of tuition and fees (40% refund). A W grade is posted to transcripts. After this date, all withdrawals are assessed 100% tuition and fees.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Engineering Days (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

University of Colorado's Annual 3 Day Celebration of Engineering! Varying events will be going on Wednesday-Friday including egg drops, rocket launches, and free swag! Join us!
Event Image Multiple Important Deadlines
All Day

October 8 is host to two deadlines from the Office of the Registrar & Bursar's Office:

Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Spring 2015 Change Request for Schedule of Classes (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Departments can contact Academic Scheduling for any changes that need to be made to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes. A Course Term Update Form is not required (because the shopping cart is not viewable). The period to make requests for changes ends on Oct. 10, 2014.
Event Image Galloping COLTT presents: Create a Professional Looking Web Site with Adobe Muse
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Having a web presence is important. A professional looking website can get your program, portfolio, club, or idea noticed. A great website can generate interest and lead to opportunity. In this 2.5-hour hands-on session, learn how to use Adobe Muse to create a special interest web site that includes slideshows, navigation, interactive widgets, and video. No coding is required!

Space is limited. If you would like to register, follow this link to the registration form: http://www.cu.edu/coltt/forms/galloping-coltt-registration.

It is important to note that this live, hands-on session:

1) requires you to have the current version of Adobe Creative Cloud downloaded and installed on your laptop prior to arrival to the workshop. If you do not have access to the latest versions of the Adobe tools, you can download a 30-day trial version at http://www.adobe.com/downloads.html.

2) requires that you BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Hydrologic Sciences & Water Resources Seminar
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This week's speaker will be Peter Hamlington, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at CU-Boulder. Hamlington is part of the Turbulence and Energy Systems Laboratory (TESLa) and specializes in computational fluid dynamics. 
Event Image Teach for America Meet and Greet
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Teach for America representatives are coming to campus! Stop by the Trep Cafe and learn more about the staff positions they offer. TFA is actively seeking business students!
REM Seminar
11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Rem Lab
ROTATE Seminar
11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Rm. 330
Event Image Apps Aplenty for Music Ed : Learners Lunch @ Music
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Apps for tablets and smartphones can help music teachers and students to learn and have fun. At this workshop, we'll highlight apps ranging from tuners and metronomes to SmartMusic and ForScore. Please bring your devices for hands-on learning and your app recommendations to share. Presented by Grace Haynes and Laurie Sampsel
Chinese Tutoring
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Chun-ling Hsu
Chinese Tutoring

Group Meeting - Chun/Kelly M
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

JSCBB B331
Event Image IRB Workshops (Main Campus)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you need IRB guidance for drafting your submission packet? Still not sure which buttons to click in eRA? Come out to an IRB Workshop where members of the IRB staff can answer your human research questions and guide you through the next steps of the submission process.

Registration is required.  Please plan to register at least 3 hours before the session start time.  Sessions will be cancelled if there are no registrants.

Main Campus: Norlin Library, 1st Floor Commons, Rm 109

Time: 11AM-1PM

  • Monday, September 29
  • Monday, October 13
  • Monday, October 27

Time: 12PM - 2PM

  • Wednesday, October 8
  • Wednesday, October 22
  • Wednesday, November 5

East Campus: Administrative & Research Center, Rm A16

Time: 11AM - 1PM

  • Tuesday, September 30
  • Tuesday, October 14
  • Tuesday, October 28

Time: 12PM -2PM

  • Thursday, October 9
  • Thursday, October 23
  • Thursday, November 6



Event Image Keeping Up, Keeping Track: Dealing with Information Overload | Norlin Learner’s Lunch Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to keep on top of all the changes in your field? Having trouble tracking new publications, websites, blogs and social media? In this workshop, you will learn a variety of techniques and tools to simplify and streamline your research process, and conquer information overload. Presenter: Alison Hicks
Event Image Wednesday Workshop: Headshots
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Everyone needs one! Use your headshot for your LinkedIn profile and more.  A professional photographer will be on campus to snap your headshot.  You pay just $10 (best deal on the planet!) and get full access to digital images.  SPACE IS LIMITED AND RSVP IS REQUIRED.  Contact Christine.Mahoney@colorado.eduto reserve your spot and be assigned a time slot.  This workshop sells out, so don’t delay!
Event Image Galloping COLTT presents: Create eBooks Using Adobe InDesign
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

In this 2.5-hour hands-on class, you will learn how to make an eBook with rich imagery and elaborate layout that looks just like the print version of your document. Your eBook can then be distributed through iTunes, Amazon.com, your website, or simply email the ePub to your audience.

Space is limited. If you would like to register, follow this link to the registration form: http://www.cu.edu/coltt/forms/galloping-coltt-registration.

It is important to note that this live, hands-on session:

1) requires you to have the current version of Adobe Creative Cloud downloaded and installed on your laptop prior to arrival to the workshop. If you do not have access to the latest versions of the Adobe tools, you can download a 30-day trial version at http://www.adobe.com/downloads.html.

2) requires that you BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).
Dean's Advisory Council (DAC)
1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Room 142
Let's Talk: Wednesday Walk Ins!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Held in Fleming 190)  Bring in your question(s).  Personalized assistance!  Wow!  First come, first served!
Event Image Men's Group
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Connect with other men to gain the support and inspiration you need. We explore all the things we face as men, including: relationships, social dynamics, troublesome behaviors, hopes and dreams, work and life direction, and masculinity in general.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
School of the Environment and Sustainability Colloquium Series
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Old Main

Speaker: Suzanne Anderson, Associate Professor of Geography and Fellow of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research

Topic: The Surprisingly Deep History of Boulder’s Iconic Landscape

Co-Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the School of the Environment and Sustainability.
Event Image Meet Buff Employers - Computers, Electronics & Telecommunications
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Meet Buff Employers is your opportunity to speak with organizations interested in hiring CU-Boulder students and alumni in areas of Computers, Electronics & Telecommunications Fields. This night will include organizations in Computing hardware and software, Computer controls and the vast array of technical telecommunication fields . They’ll be recruiting from these industries and for these types of positions. Find out who’ll be attending by viewing the registered employers.

At 4:00 there will be an informal workshop to brush up on your networking skills, before the event begins at 4:30. Be ready to listen, ask questions, and speak with representatives. Be prepared to hand over a resume or apply online for potential positions.

Event Image Suzanne Heintz brings mannequin family to campus
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Many people think 1987 CU alumna Suzanne Heintz is crazy. She got tired of dealing with the question, "Why aren't you married?" So, she decided to buy a mannequin husband and daughter, and for the last 14 years she has traveled all over to photograph special Kodak moments with her "family." Why? Because she has something important to say about roles and societal expectations, and she does it in a humorous, startling way. Find out more about Suzanne's work Wednesday, October 8, from 4 to 5:30 pm in Roser ATLAS 100. If you've ever wondered if you could make a crazy idea work, come meet the woman who did.
Event Image Alumni Career Check-up
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Alumni Career Check-up


When: October 8, 22
Time:
 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Career Services Den
Cost: 
Free

Do you need a quick resume review?  Do you have a job search question?  Career counselors are on hand for free 20 minute appointments.  You can attend the Career Check-up during any of the “Meet Buff Employers” events and meet with a career counselor. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  No registration necessary. 
Event Image Application Deadline: Houston Career Trek
4:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the energy industry in Houston. Open to all sophomores through seniors in any area of emphasis! Make sure to apply by 5pm on October 8th to be considered for the Houston Career Trek from November 9th-12th. Companies you will get to visit include: ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66, Shell and Noble Energy! 

Apply HERE
Event Image Meet Buff Employers: Computers, Electronics & Telecommunications
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Includes: Software, Hardware, Telecommunications and Electronics industries and positions

 

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in C4C Abrams Lounge. Arrive at 4:30 p.m. for organization introductions

 

Meet with organizations interested in recruiting CU-Boulder students in a smaller, more relaxed setting. These events are divided up by industry and job category. Attend any or all nights that interest you. Check out the organizations registered and additional Meet Buff Employer Events by logging on to Career Buffs. Click on “Career Events” and select the “Career Fair” category to filter. 


Sponsored by CU Career Services

Event Image Global Seminar St. Petersburg, Summer 2015! Interest Meeting on Wed. October 8th
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Make Summer 2015 summer unforgettable - spend six weeks immersed in Russian culture and language in St. Petersburg! The program, directed by Professor Artemi Romanov, includes language courses each morning, and afternoon and weekend excursions around the city and sites nearby, plus a weekend trip to Moscow! Earn nine credits and fulfill the A&S Historical Context core requirement. Beginning to advanced Russian speakers welcome. Learn more: Oct 8, 5 pm. HUMN 190.  http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=StPetersburgGS
Event Image Tuition Due Date
5:00 PM

Payment for tuition and fees is due, including new and previously unpaid charges. If payment is mailed or placed in the dropbox outside the Regent Administrative Center, it must be received by close of business (5:00 p.m. for fall and spring semester; 4:30 p.m. for summer session). If paying online, payment is due by 11:59 p.m. Dates may be subject to change.
French 5 - ALTEC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French 5 - ALTEC
Cecile
Event Image Branch Out:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the DSCC and Ritmos Latinos for a free dance class! Come feel the passion and experience Latin rhythms. Attendees will learn the basics of Salsa dancing. No partner or experience required! Come ready to dance!

Event Image The Body: Learning and serving in community
6:00 PM

A group for college students and young adults seeking to live, learn and serve in community. We'll alternate exploring ideas in Shane Claiborne's book "The Economy of Love," and serving in community service projects out in the Boulder community.  

Meets Wednesdays during CU's fall and spring semesters at 6 p.m. Hosted by Rev. Trish Jordan.
Event Image 8 & 9-Ball Billiards Tournaments
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Test your skills, learn new skills and earn bragging rights at The Connection's 8 and 9-Ball Billiards Tournaments. Every other Wednesday; $5 entry fee. Sign up starts 6pm at the Connection Front Desk; play begins at 7pm. 

Prizes for the top finishers! Tournaments run in either double elimination or round robin format. BCA rules apply.

8-Ball Tournament dates:
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 19

9-Ball Tournament dates:
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 5
  • December 3

8 & 9 Ball Tournament: 
  • December 10
Event Image Kronos Quartet
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Join the world-renowned Kronos Quartet for a program that includes a commemoration on the centennial of the outbreak of “the war to end all wars.” “Beyond Zero: 1914-1918,” by Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebelov musically explores the brutality that set off a century of bloody warfare and features projections of seldom-seen film from World War I.
Event Image MM Recital: Mark Hsieh, bass trombone
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Program will include selections by Lassen, Stephenson, Small, Gillingham and Williams

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Engineering Days (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

University of Colorado's Annual 3 Day Celebration of Engineering! Varying events will be going on Wednesday-Friday including egg drops, rocket launches, and free swag! Join us!
Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Spring 2015 Change Request for Schedule of Classes (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Departments can contact Academic Scheduling for any changes that need to be made to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes. A Course Term Update Form is not required (because the shopping cart is not viewable). The period to make requests for changes ends on Oct. 10, 2014.
Event Image Community Roast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A group for young adults seeking to make sense of the news and current events around the world from a Christian, and otherwise spiritual, perspective. Open-minded. No agenda. Open to all who give a darn and care about what's going on.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image WEBINAR SERIES: Define Your Dream Job
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

When: October 2, 9, 23, 30 
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Cost: Valued at $499. Cost for University of Colorado, Boulder alumni: $295 
($30 per webinar, $99 workbook, $75 individual coaching call)

The University of Colorado, Boulder Career Services and the Alumni Association has partnered with www.HallieCrawford.com to provide a special career coaching webinar program. This dynamic intensive coaching group combines the benefits of individual coaching with group support in a 4 session coaching intensive. Because this is a self-reflective process, there is one week off during the group to give participants time to explore their ideas for their career direction. October 2, 9, 23, 30 – 11:00 a.m. MST (Instructions for webinar will be provided 1 week prior to the first class)



  • October 2, 9, 23, 30 - 11:00a.m. MST (Instructions for webinar will be provided 1 week prior to the first class)

Read more about Hallie Crawford here: http://www.halliecrawford.com/bio.html

In this program you will … Identify your career values, clarify your talents and skills and how they translate into the right job, determine your ideal work environment based on your personality type, and much more. This program will provide you with the foundation for and action steps required to identify your ideal career.

This group follows the same highly successful, coaching process Hallie has used with her clients for over 10 years with a 98% success rate. Group coaching gives you the added benefit of support and accountability from multiple sources, and perspectives from participants as well as Hallie. 

Register Here


"The best choice I made during my transition. The knowledge you gain is priceless..the results are spot on accurate. Worth every penny.”
Make your next career change the right one…
Christos Lecture on Humanism of Willa Cather
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Free lecture and lunch, "Humanism of Willa Cather," by Professor Bradley Birzer. This talk explores the humane and humanistic aspects of such works as "Death Comes for the Archbishop," "The Professor’s House," "My Antonia," and "O Pioneers." In each, she espoused a sound humanism rooted deeply in her Anglo-Catholic religious faith.

RSVP to office@saintaidans.org or 303-443-2503. Sponsored by http://www.canterburycolorado.org
Event Image IRB Workshops (East Campus)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you need IRB guidance for drafting your submission packet? Still not sure which buttons to click in eRA? Come out to an IRB Workshop where members of the IRB staff can answer your human research questions and guide you through the next steps of the submission process.

Registration is required.  Please plan to register at least 3 hours before the session start time.  Sessions will be cancelled if there are no registrants.

Main Campus: Norlin Library, 1st Floor Commons, Rm 109

Time: 11AM-1PM

  • Monday, September 29
  • Monday, October 13
  • Monday, October 27

Time: 12PM - 2PM

  • Wednesday, October 8
  • Wednesday, October 22
  • Wednesday, November 5

East Campus: Administrative & Research Center, Rm A16

Time: 11AM - 1PM

  • Tuesday, September 30
  • Tuesday, October 14
  • Tuesday, October 28

Time: 12PM -2PM

  • Thursday, October 9
  • Thursday, October 23
  • Thursday, November 6

Event Image Southwest Airlines Information Session
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Center for Community Building
Rm S350

An Internship with Southwest Airlines is more than a job — it’s an opportunity of a lifetime.  You will get hands-on experience in your particular field as well as the opportunity to experience the Fun-LUVing Culture that makes NoLimits one of the most LUV’ed internship programs year after year.

Where else can you…

· Fly to San Antonio for the evening just to have dinner?

· Wear shorts and t-shirts to work everyday?

· Gain practical workplace skills in a FUN, easy-going environment?

Join us for an information session where we’ll give you a run down of the NoLimits program, provide all the information you need to get started with the application process, and answer any questions you may have. 

Undergraduate and Grad Students of all majors are

invited!

Questions? Email NoLimits@wnco.com

Facebook.com/NoLimitsInternship

 

 

Event Image Two Conservative Scholar Public Lectures on Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Professor Bradley Birzer, Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy at the University of Colorado Boulder, College of Arts and Sciences, will be giving two public lectures on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.

Lecture #1: Humanism of Willa Cather
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Room: University Memorial Center, Room 382-386
University of Colorado Boulder
Free and open to the public.

Hosted by Canterbury Colorado, the Episcopal campus ministry at the University of Colorado Boulder
Lunch provided.
Please RSVP to office@saintaidans.org or 303-443-2503

For more information, see:
http://artsandsciences.colorado.edu/ctp/2014/10/the-first-of-two-public-lectures-this-thursday/


Lecture #2: The Three Founders of 20th Century Anglo-American Conservatism

(T.E. Hulme, Irving Babbitt and Paul Elmer More)

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Time: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Room: Hellems 267University of Colorado Boulder 

Free and open to the public.

For more information, see:
http://artsandsciences.colorado.edu/ctp/2014/09/cu-scholar-to-discuss-three-pillars-of-conservatism/

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The Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy is a three-year pilot program supported by private funds. More than 20 donors have raised $1 million to support the program. 

Click here for more information:
http://artsandsciences.colorado.edu/ctp/

Event Image Taking Charge of Your Birth Control
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Keep forgetting to take your pill? Tired of worring every month about pregnancies or STI's? Did you know there are now methods that are over 99.9% effective for up to 12 years? Join us for a presentation with a professional Community Health Educator from Boulder Valley Women's Health Center to learn about the over 17(!) types of contraception. Get the facts from a sexual health expert and learn how to talk to your doctor about your options so that you can find the method that works best for you, your body, and your lifestyle.
Academic Skills Development Series at C4C: Test-Taking
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(Held in C4C N320 - The CUE Center)  Need we say more?
Event Image Colloquium: Allen R. McConnell, University of Miami
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Colloquium
Thursday, Oct 9
2-3:30pm
ICS Conference Room, D430

Speaker: Allen R. McConnell, University of Miami

Title: On the basic properties of families: Implications for well-being and resilience

Abstract: Family is viewed by the majority of people as the most meaningful thing in their lives, but what ar ehte implications of this most important ingroup? Our work examines some of the basic properties of families, with a focus on how they promote well-being (e.g., self-esteem, depressed affect, stress-related illnesses) and adaptive social connectedness. Implications for our understanding of the functions of groups in general, and of families in particular, are discussed. 
Event Image Reading the IPCC Report: Near Term Climate Change
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Ever wonder what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says? Learn more on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this fall during a seminar series by IPCC authors and contributors. This fall’s focus is on Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (Working Group I’s contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report).

Find the topics and speakers for the whole series here: http://cires.colorado.edu/news/announcements/2014/IPCCseminar.html Hosted most Tuesdays and some Thursdays through Dec. 9, 2014.
Event Image Buff Up Your Academic Skills
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a 4-part series, rich with information to help you succeed academically. We will target specific skills like note taking, studying, and exam preparation. We will also help you  discover your learning style and create a schedule that works for you. It’s never too late to learn strategies to boost your academic performance. All sessions will take place in C4C S440.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
CS Colloquium: Sinead Williamson (University of Texas, Austin)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Parallelizing MCMC for Bayesian Nonparametrics

ABSTRACT: Bayesian nonparametric models, such as those based on the Dirichlet process and the Pitman-Yor process, provide elegant and flexible alternatives to parametric models when the number of underlying components is unknown or growing. Unfortunately, inference in such models can be slow, and previous parallelization methods have relied on introducing approximations which can lead to inaccuracies in the posterior estimate. In this talk, Williamson will construct auxiliary variable representations for the Dirichlet process, the Pitman-Yor process, and some hierarchical extensions, and show how these representations facilitate the development of distributed Markov chain Monte Carlo schemes that use the correct equilibrium distribution. Experimental analyses show that this approach allows scalable inference without the deterioration in estimate quality that accompanies existing methods.

BIO: Sinead Williamson is an Assistant Professor in the Information, Risk, and Operations Management department of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.  She received her MEng from the University of Oxford, MSc from University College London, and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. Her main research areas are Bayesian nonparametric statistics and machine learning. Before joining the faculty at UT Austin, Sinead was a post doc at Carnegie Mellon University.

Event Image Entrepreneurship Program in South Africa this Summer!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students can gain hands on experience as consultants working with entrepreneurs this summer in Cape Town, South Africa. Students form consulting teams with local South African students to help emerging entrepreneurs in townships surrounding Cape Town. Earn 6 credits in 6 weeks and fulfills Entrepreneurship Certificate requirements. Program directed by Erik Mueller, Leeds School of Business. Open to all majors with Junior standing. Students can learn more at an informational meeting: Thursday, October 9, 4-5 pm in C4C N215. http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=CapeTownEntrepreneurshipGS.

Event Image TIGER 2 Workshops: Public Speaking for a Research Presentation *
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Public Speaking for a Research Presentation
Andrew Long, Lead 2014-2015, Communications 

Are you terrified of public speaking? Mr. Long will present tips on delivery, pace, voice, and engaging
the audience with your research. He will also discuss how to project confidence and expertise.

 

 

 

Event Image Career Panel for Asian Studies
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about global career opportunities with a panel of experts in Asia-related fields, including international business, travel, and the public sector. Learn from these current professionals and get advice on how to use your education in a promising global career. A networking reception will follow. All majors welcome.
Event Image Netapp Info Session
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Engineering, ECCR 155

Come see for yourself why NetApp is not just a great place to develop your career, it's also an exciting place to work.

We work hard at NetApp, but we also understand the importance of supporting a healthy, happy lifestyle; having a diverse work environment; and doing our part for our global environment.

FORTUNE magazine recently ranked us #5 on its 2011 "100 Best Companies to Work For" list, up from #7 in 2010 (#1 in 2009), thanks in part to our unique offering of employee benefits and our employee enthusiasm.  Creating a healthy work environment plays an important role in building employee enthusiasm and fostering the collaboration and creativity for which NetApp is known.  Our daily activities and events help us build our community and maintain a healthy balance between work and play.  In addition to a great work environment, you’ll get to work on one of the leading innovative storage and data management solutions in the industry.
Event Image NetApp Info Session
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Come see for yourself why NetApp is not just a great place to develop your career, it's also an exciting place to work.
We work hard at NetApp, but we also understand the importance of supporting a healthy, happy lifestyle; having a diverse work environment; and doing our part for our global environment.

FORTUNE magazine recently ranked us #5 on its 2011 "100 Best Companies to Work For" list, up from #7 in 2010 (#1 in 2009), thanks in part to our unique offering of employee benefits and our employee enthusiasm.  Creating a healthy work environment plays an important role in building employee enthusiasm and fostering the collaboration and creativity for which NetApp is known.  Our daily activities and events help us build our community and maintain a healthy balance between work and play.  In addition to a great work environment, you’ll get to work on one of the leading innovative storage and data management solutions in the industry.

Located in: Engineering, ECCR 155
Event Image Ralphie's Cooking Basics
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join your fellow students to learn basic cooking techniques each week at Ralphie's Cooking Basics! The class will be taught each Thursday on a first come, first serve basis from 5:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. All materials will be provided. We begin signing up at 4:45 p.m. on Thursdays and space is limited to the first twenty people. To view the schedule of topics for the various cooking classes, visit www.colorado.edu/umc/cookingbasics.
Event Image Ferment: Eat, Drink, Discuss
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Ferment: Eat, drink and talk about life, faith/doubt, theology, God, Spirit, hope and love.

For university students ages 21-29, but you can be younger. Open to persons of any, or no, faith background. Seeking people who are open-minded, aren't rigid, and who come without agendas or needs to hog conversations. Free food and beverages for the first 6 who arrive.
Event Image Sandia National Laboratories Info Session
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Sandia National Laboratories is a premier national security laboratory that is managed by Lockheed Martin Corporation for the U.S. Department of Energy.  Sandia's core purpose is to help the nation secure a peaceful and free world through technology.  
Spanish 1
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Swedish 2
Event Image Workiva Info Session
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Engineering, ECCR 139

Workiva is a web-based application that simplifies data gathering and organization, and the authoring of complex business reports and presentations, so your team can spend more time on what matters most.


https://www.workiva.com/content/careers
Event Image Workiva Info Session
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Wdesk is a web-based application that simplifies data gathering and organization, and the authoring of complex business reports and presentations, so your team can spend more time on what matters most.
Event Image LogRhythm Inc. Info Session
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Did you want to be a superhero when you were five?

Well now you can keep your dream alive.

At LogRhythm, all of our employees are superheroes involved in the fight against cyber-crime, cyber-warfare and cyber-espionage. Our products and services are used by some of the largest organizations in the world. We protect the integrity of network security infrastructures–one customer at a time. If you read the headlines every day and wonder how you can make a difference in the fight against cybercrime, then consider coming to work at LogRhythm.
Event Image LogRhythm Info Session
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Superheroes Wanted! Mere Mortals Need Not Apply.

Did you want to be a superhero when you were five?

Well now you can keep your dream alive.

At LogRhythm, all of our employees are superheroes involved in the fight against cyber-crime, cyber-warfare and cyber-espionage. Our products and services are used by some of the largest organizations in the world. We protect the integrity of network security infrastructures–one customer at a time. If you read the headlines every day and wonder how you can make a difference in the fight against cybercrime, then consider coming to work at LogRhythm.

We solve real world, contemporary problems using big data security analytics, heuristic algorithms, and good old ingenuity. We design, develop and deliver awesome technology. We collaborate with brilliant people, including the visionary founding team. We nurture an environment that values our customers, our employees–and getting an open slot on our coveted indoor bike rack.

There are very few companies headquartered in the Boulder/Denver corridor that can compete with LogRhythm.  We’re a grown-up startup. Yes, we’ve got foosball, but we also have competitive benefits and a 401K plan. Yes, we’ve got Free Food Friday, but we also host Fortune 500 companies in our executive board room. Text us. Tweet us.  Send us your LinkedIn profile. Be a real-world superhero.
Event Image Dish Network Info Session
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Engineering, ECCR 155

Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of information and entertainment to become the sole provider of voice, video and data.


We set aggressive goals and we need strategic talent who can rise to the challenge - leaders with creativity, enthusiasm, and a relentless drive for innovation.  We look forward to meeting you.
Event Image DISH Network Info Session
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Competition in the media entertainment industry is fierce, as major players vie for new customers with innovative products and services. In the middle of this highly dynamic space is DISH. As a Fortune 250 company, we make a difference in the lives of consumers by delivering the best content experience at an unbeatable value. Our vision is to recreate the landscape of information and entertainment to become the sole provider of voice, video and data.

We set aggressive goals and we need strategic talent who can rise to the challenge - leaders with creativity, enthusiasm, and a relentless drive for innovation.  We look forward to meeting you. 

Located In: Engineering, ECCR 155
Event Image DMA Recital: Ciara Glasheen-Artem, oboe
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Marais, Pierné, Dutilleux and Klughardt.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Engineering Days (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

University of Colorado's Annual 3 Day Celebration of Engineering! Varying events will be going on Wednesday-Friday including egg drops, rocket launches, and free swag! Join us!
Event Image Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships & Student Employment Closed
All Day

The Office of Financial Aid (including Scholarship Services and Student Employment) will be closed all day Thursday, October 30 for a staff training. We appreciate your patience!
Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Event Image Pay Day
All Day

Pay day for September 14, 2014 - September 27, 2014 pay period.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Spring 2015 Change Request for Schedule of Classes (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Departments can contact Academic Scheduling for any changes that need to be made to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes. A Course Term Update Form is not required (because the shopping cart is not viewable). The period to make requests for changes ends on Oct. 10, 2014.
Retirement Forecasting
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Are you saving enough? Do want to increase your confidence about your retirement? Do you have an accurate forecast for your PERA or other retirement income? A conversation with your CU 403B Advisor can help. Please call to reserve your time slot for an individual appointment.
Event Image Denver Career Trek
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join the Leeds Career Development Office on a Career Trek to Denver for marketing and management, juniors and seniors. We will be visiting Boulder Brands, The City and County of Denver, Ready Talk, Wayin, and Ping Identit throughout the day in Denver. All transportation and costs will be covered by Career Development. To apply for the trek, click here!


Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Friday Forum & Workshop: Aesthetics of Flow Visualization: Art in Engineering *
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Faculty Forum: Aesthetics of Flow Visualization: Art in Engineering
Jean Hertzberg, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Flow visualization contributes strong messages of science content within the community of fluid
dynamicists, but outside such a specialized community, the aesthetics of fluid flows carries the most
weight. As I present examples of four aesthetics – beauty, power, destruction, and oddness – each
is illustrated with examples drawn from flow visualizations from both the Flow Visualization course
(MCEN 4151) and sources on the web.

 

New EPA Small Drinking Water System Center DeRISK
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This week's speaker for the Environmental Engineering Seminar will be Scott Summers, Professor and Director of EVEN and EPA Center.
ICS Fall 2014 Colloquia Series - Jordan Boyd-Graber, Ph.D.
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Jordan Boyd-Graber
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science

University of Colorado Boulder

 

Title: Thinking on your Feet: Reinforcement Learning for Incremental Language Tasks

 

Abstract: In this talk, I'll discuss two real-world language applications that require "thinking on your feet": synchronous machine translation (or "machine simultaneous interpretation") and question answering (when questions are revealed one piece at a time).  In both cases, effective algorithms for these tasks must interrupt the input stream and decide when to provide output.

 

Synchronous machine translation is when a sentence is being produced one word at a time in a foreign language and we want to produce a translation in English simultaneously (i.e., with as little delay between a foreign language word and its English translation). This is particularly difficult in verb-final languages like German or Japanese, where an English translation can barely begin until the verb is seen. Effective translation thus requires predictions of unseen elements of the sentence (e.g., the main verb in German and Japanese, or relative clauses in Japanese, or post-positions in Japanese). We use reinforcement learning to decide when to trust our verb predictions. It must learn to balance incorrect translation versus timely translations, and must use those predictions to translate the sentence.

 

For question answering, we use a specially designed dataset that challenges humans: a trivia game called quiz bowl. These questions are written so that they can be interrupted by someone who knows more about the answer; that is, harder clues are at the start of the question and easier clues are at the end of the question. We create a recursive neural network to predict answers from incomplete questions and use reinforcement learning to decide when to guess.  We are able to answer questions earlier in the questions than most college trivia contestants.

Event Image Feel Good Fridays
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Need a break? Want to unwind before the weekend? This drop-in group is an opportunity to be led through a powerful guided meditation to undo your stress, soothe your nervous system, and feel good. Please arrive on time so the meditation is not disturbed - there will be no late admittance. You are encouraged to bring materials for your personal comfort and to aid in your meditation, e.g., yoga mat, small cushion or pillow. All groups will take place at the CU Art Museum Visual Arts Complex.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Intercultural Workshops: Respecting Students with Disabilities *
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Respecting Students with Disabilities
Joseph Andenmatten, Disability Access Coordinator, Disability Services

This interactive session allows instructors to explore various aspects of disabilities in the classroom setting. Mr. Andenmatten will provide different perspectives on disabilities and make suggestions on how best to acknowledge and integrate all students into your classrooms.

 

 

Keep Calm and Stress Less
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

(Held in SASC Student Lounge, Fleming 265)  Stress Assessment, Aromatherapy, and Haven Chair Massages.  This Stress(less) session is designed to help you discover useful relaxation techniques and incorporate regular relaxation into your life.  Sponsored by SASC and Community Health, Wardenburg Health Center.
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops 
McNeill Power Hours for Freshmen
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

(Held in Fleming)  Power Hours are organized like mini-conferences. They allow students to learn more about programs and opportunities on campus, network with others, and spend time with the McNeill community in a comfortable setting. All McNeill students are required to attend 2 Power Hours per semester.
Event Image Oasis
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Oasis invites you to join our community circle. We use the traditional South American beverage maté to create a simple social ritual that helps us develop dynamic community and  conversation. Join this inclusive community for connection, encouragement, and support in sobriety.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
LEAD Alliance Event - meet the CO Lt. Governor
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

(Held in C4C Abrams Lounge)  You are invited to attend the LEAD Alliance Oktoberfest event. Raffles, prizes, and food. All students who attend will receive a gift. The Lt. Gov. will be present.
Event Image International Coffee Hour
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

CU students, scholars, staff and faculty are welcome at International Coffee Hour. Are you... Someone who likes good conversations with interesting people? An armchair traveler? An International Affairs major? A Study Abroad Program returnee? An international student or scholar? A GRAPer? Please join us for International Coffee Hour Friday afternoons across from Baby Doe's and the Alfred Packer Grill in the UMC Grill. International Coffee Hour happens every week except during school holidays and summer. Free refreshments! No reservations are required.

Event Image Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and the Arts
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Elegant, courtly representations of nature and seasons fill a wide range of Japanese genres and media—from poetry and prose fiction to screen paintings, tea ceremony, flower arrangement and annual observances. Haruo Shirane, Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at Columbia University, shows how, when, and why this occurred and the manner in which it intersected with a non-aristocratic representations of farm villages and rural landscape to create the complex cultural landscape we have today in Japan.
Event Image OIE Global Citizen Awards
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Office of International Education (OIE) is pleased to announce the OIE Global Citizen Awards to recognize outstanding contributions to international understanding by members of the UCB community. The following awards will be given to one individual each for 2014: Campus Global Citizen of the Year, Muneeb Kamal Int’l Student of the Year, and Study Abroad Student of the Year. Nominations (or applications) are due by 5 p.m. on October 10, 2014. For more info please visit the website Global Citizen Awards webpage: http://www.colorado.edu/oie/awards-and-recognitions/global-citizen-award-nominations or call Janet Garcia at (303) 492-7604.
SOE Scholarship Celebration
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

5:30-7:30pm
CU Stadium Club at Folsom Field 

Event Image Calling all Gamers! Video Game Tournaments!
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Compete against other players in this Friday's tournament. $5 entry fee. Sign up starts at 6pm at The Connection Front Desk; games begin at 7pm. 

Games are on PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, or Nintendo Wii gaming systems. Tournament formats are double elimination and/or round robin. Prizes for the top finishers!

2014 DATES: 
September 12: Madden 15
September 26: Ultra Street Fighter
October 10: FIFA 15
October 24: Super Smash Bros. BRAWL
November 7: COD Advanced Warfare
December 5: Mario Kart
December 12: INJUSTICE: Gods Among Us

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for more events, special programs, food and beverage menus, and hours. 
Event Image Extreme Bowling Friday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell The Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 
Event Image MM Recital: Erik Correll, piano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Program will include selections by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image BME Junior Recital: Carly Neumann and Madeline Smith, soprano
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

 
Event Image Extreme Bowling Saturday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell The Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 
Event Image BM Senior Recital: Woody Riehl, tuba
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Program will include selections by Handel, Ross, Bach, Hindemith and Riehl
Event Image Boulder Phil: Wings & Spirits
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Michael Butterman, Music Director
Brian Jones, Timpani
Twyla Robinson, Soprano

Program includes Apparition, a work for timpani and orchestra written by Longmont-based composer Michael Udow and featuring Brian Jones, Principal Timpanist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and soprano Twyla Robinson in Four Last Songs by Strauss, a performance honoring the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image (Cancelled) MM Recital: Wesley Leffingwell, piano
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Program will include selections by Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms
Event Image Sunday Bowling Leagues
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Early and Late Bowling Leagues: Get together a team and be in a league! The Early Leagues have 4-person teams and Late Leagues have 2-person teams. It's a fantastic value and fun way to meet up regularly with friends.

Leagues only cost a one-time registration fee of $10/person and then $5 fee weekly/person. 

Sunday Early League: 6pm-8:30pm
Sunday Late League: 8:30pm-10:30pm
Leagues run September 14 through December 7. (No league on Nov. 23)

Call or email us to learn more. Also visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection/bowling for details or www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for all the Connection's events and activities.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
PhD Dissertation Title Deadline


PhD students must submit to the Graduate School a typed copy of the exact title of your dissertation.  This title will appear on your transcript.  You can mail it to us at 26 UCB, or e-mail it to us at gradinfo@colorado.edu.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Event Image Spring 2015 Course Listings Available in MyCUInfo


Tentative date.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Schedule your dissertation defense - PhD students
All Day

PhD students - You must schedule your dissertation defense at least two weeks before you plan to defend.  You do this by submitting the Doctoral Leaflet to Staci Shea, the Graduate Studies Coordinator, in Education 151.  The doctoral leaflet can be found on the Graduate School website:  http://www.colorado.edu/GraduateSchool/academics/doctoral_graduation_packet.html  
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Submit title of dissertation - PhD students
All Day

PhD students - If you plan to defend your dissertation this semester, a typed copy of your exact dissertation title must be sent to the Graduate School by Monday, October 13.  The title will appear in the commencement program and on your transcript.  E-mail your dissertation title, name, and department to gradinfo@colorado.edu.
Spring 2015 Shopping Cart Available
12:00 AM

The shopping cart is available for student view. A Course Term Update Form is now required for changes to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image IRB Workshops (Main Campus)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Do you need IRB guidance for drafting your submission packet? Still not sure which buttons to click in eRA? Come out to an IRB Workshop where members of the IRB staff can answer your human research questions and guide you through the next steps of the submission process.

Registration is required.  Please plan to register at least 3 hours before the session start time.  Sessions will be cancelled if there are no registrants.

Main Campus: Norlin Library, 1st Floor Commons, Rm 109

Time: 11AM-1PM

  • Monday, September 29
  • Monday, October 13
  • Monday, October 27

Time: 12PM - 2PM

  • Wednesday, October 8
  • Wednesday, October 22
  • Wednesday, November 5

East Campus: Administrative & Research Center, Rm A16

Time: 11AM - 1PM

  • Tuesday, September 30
  • Tuesday, October 14
  • Tuesday, October 28

Time: 12PM -2PM

  • Thursday, October 9
  • Thursday, October 23
  • Thursday, November 6



Event Image Cognitive Lunch Series
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

MUEN E214
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Speakers: Alice Healy & Vicki Schneider

Topic: Psychonomics practice talk and poster
Event Image Tai Chi
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This class will utilize Tai Chi exercises as a way to release stress and increase a sense of calmness. It is intended to facilitate physical and psychological wellness, as well as to  increase your awareness of how stress impacts your daily life, health, and emotional well-being.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops 
Drop In Advising Hours
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in advising hours campus-wide to visit with an advisor in any discipline. Visit http://www.colorado.edu/advising/drop-hours for more information.
Event Image Employer Resume Reviews
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Students who are interested in careers in Going Global or in Helping Professions are invited to get your resume reviewed by industry representatives! This is a great opportunity for you to get feedback on your resume and meet industry reps! 

This is one of our most popular events! Your resume is reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, and you will have about 15 minutes of individual time with your industry rep. 

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Grad students, and alumni are welcome!
Event Image I Love Mondays
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us every Monday for a free activity that will be sure to cure your case of the Mondays. Activities include tie-dye, cookie decorating, a live dj, pumpkin painting, build-a-bear workshops, and more! The event is always free and a great way to get your week started.

To learn each week's activity, visit www.colorado.edu/umc/mondays 
Event Image Monday Workshops: Your Language for Beginners: Practical Strategies for Teaching the First Semester*
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Your Language for Beginners: Practical Strategies for Teaching the First Semester
Rachel Austin, LEAD 2014-15, French and Italian

In this workshop, we will reconnect with our former selves as beginning language students. Then, using
different learning strategies, we will rework basic model exercises into activities that will engage more
students in your classroom.

 

Event Image Musicology Colloquium: Matthew Brown, Professor of Music Theory, Eastman School of Music
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Comic Book Opera
Theory Mini-Series
Event Image Keep Your Calm
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a 4-part series designed to help you make a change in your life by examining your thoughts, actions, and emotions. You will learn to get unstuck from your thoughts, to understand and work with your emotions, to use your body posture for positive change, and much more. There’s no better time than now to learn skills to deal with stressful situations and overwhelming emotions. All sessions will take place in C4C S440.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Department of Psychology & Neuroscience - Faculty Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Faculty meeting 4pm - 5pm. MUEN E-214
Event Image Experience Design & Making Products More Usable
4:00 PM

The Art & Science of Experience Design (UX)

Featuring Brian Baker, managing partner, First User Group

When designing or building a new product, what are the behaviors of your user? What emotions do they experience when holding your product? How do we build in more of what your users and customers love? Brian Baker will explore these and other issues.

 

A thought leader in the Experience Design and User Experience (UX) field, Brian Baker of First User Group regularly speaks about making products more usable for customers. His consumer product work has received many awards and has been featured in Wired Magazine.

 

For more information, visit: http://atlas.colorado.edu/events

 

For directions to the Roser ATLAS building, visit: http://atlas.colorado.edu/directions

Portuguese Table
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Portuguese Table
Marcelo Tadeu Schincariol
Event Image EF Educational Tours Info Session
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

EF Educational Tours offers international learning opportunities designed to provide students with firsthand exposure to the world’s cultural, historic and natural sites as they study them. For more information, visit www.eftours.com.

EF Educational Tours is a division of EF Education First, the world leader in international education. Founded in 1965, EF’s mission is to break down barriers of language, culture, and geography. To date, EF has helped more than 15 million people learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree. For more information, visit http://www.ef.com/careers.

Event Image EF Educational Tours Information Session
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

EF Educational Tours Info Session
5:30-6:30PM
Koelbel, Rm 340

EF Educational Tours offers international learning opportunities designed to provide students with firsthand exposure to the world's cultural, historic and natural sites as they study them. For more information, visit www.eftours.com.

EF Educational Tours is a division of EF Education First, the world leader in international education. Founded in 1965, EF's mission is to break down barriers of language, culture, and geography. To date, EF has helped more than 15 million people learn a language, discover the world or earn an academic degree. For more information, visit http://www.ef.com/careers.

French 5 - ALTEC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French 5 - ALTEC
Cecile
Event Image Huron Consulting Group Info Session
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join Huron Consulting Group in Koelbel 102 for an information session to learn more about the jobs that they hire for, their culture, and network with their employees!


Huron Consulting Group
Focusing on strategy, finance, operations and technology, we help global clients improve performance, comply with complex regulations and reduce costs—delivering measurable, sustainable results.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy!

This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre.

Event Image Alumni Assessment Series
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

When: Three Mondays – October 6, 13, 20, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $65

Do you want to gain more clarity about your passions, interests and strengths to help you know what career direction to take?  Do you have a job but are looking for something that is more fulfilling?  Have you been laid off and now are ready to explore another career path but aren’t sure which one would be the best fit?  It’s important to know who you are and what you have to offer.  

Taking assessments is a great place to start as it will increase your level of self-awareness and help you know which career path is right for you.  By the end of the series, you’ll have more clarity regarding which career path will be the best match based on your personality, interests, strengths and values.  Myer’s Briggs Type Indicater, Strong Interest Inventory, StrengthsQuest, and a Values assessment will be used.  More info. 

Call 303-492-6541 to register


*You must attend all three classes in order to participate.

Event Image Free Yoga Mondays
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Yoga for CU students Monday nights at 6 p.m. Authentic hatha, vinyasa flow taught by Brian Saeger. Bring a mat if you have one. We have extras if you don't. Best to eat dinner after class.

Meets at CU's Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., across from the stadium, 1 block north of Colorado Ave, at the corner of University Heights Ave. LGBTQ-friendly. Bring friends!! ($5 for faculty, staff and admin)
Event Image Lockheed Martin Info Session
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In KOBL 302; Recruiters will be present to answer questions and provide information about career opportunities within Lockheed Martin. All pre-selected candidates who will be interviewing with Lockheed Martin are urged to attend this informative session.
Event Image Lockheed Martin Info Session
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Recruiters will be present to answer questions and provide information about career opportunities within Lockheed Martin. All pre-selected candidates who will be interviewing with Lockheed Martin are urged to attend this informative session.
Event Image Monday Night Bowl
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Start the week with some FUN! Only $8 for two hours of unlimited bowling! Price includes shoes and a fountain drink. Bring friends; it's a great deal. Everyone is welcome! 
Mondays, 6pm-close. 

Include dinner, snacks and beverages while you bowl. The Connection will begin serving a new late night pub menu in October! Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for details on all the events, and like us at www.facebook.com/cuconnection for the latest info. 
Event Image DMA Recital: Rose Louise Lachman, piano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Program will include selections by Bach, Haydn, Hall, Scriabin and Franck
Event Image OASIS - Spiritual but not Religious
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

O.A.S.I.S. is "Open Accepting Students Into Spirituality"

Many college students and young adults embrace spirituality, but don't identify with "religion." OASIS is a community of CU-Boulder college and grad students who seek to explore various spiritual traditions and practices in a relaxed and open-minded environment.

Mary Wolf facilitates the group.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Time Collection Due
All Day

Off-Campus time collection is due October 14, 2014 for pay period September 28, 2014 - October 11, 2014. The pay date is October 24, 2014.

On-Campus
time collection is due October 16, 2014 for pay period September 28, 2014 - October 11, 2014. The pay date is October 24, 2014
Event Image 2014 State of the Campus address
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Join University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano for the annual State of the Campus Address. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., the address begins at 8 a.m.

If you cannot attend in person, watch the livestream at https://new.livestream.com/cubouldermusic/stateofthecampus2014
Event Image TECHNOLOGY Workshops: Portals to the Past and Present: How Primary Sources Lead Students and Scholar
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Portals to the Past and Present: How Primary Sources Lead Students and Scholars to New Ways of Thinking
Susan Guinn-Chipman, Barb Losoff, and Deborah Hollis, University Libraries

Many graduate student teachers and researchers are not aware of the rich resources held in the
Special Collections Library. From primary source materials to photography and artists books,
Special Collections offers unique materials for encouraging excellence in teaching and scholarship.
Learn how you can collaborate with the librarians to develop active and creative assignments for
undergraduates using primary source material.

 

DILS Tibetan
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

DILS Tibetan
gayley@colorado.edu
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image IRB Workshops (East Campus)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Do you need IRB guidance for drafting your submission packet? Still not sure which buttons to click in eRA? Come out to an IRB Workshop where members of the IRB staff can answer your human research questions and guide you through the next steps of the submission process.

Registration is required.  Please plan to register at least 3 hours before the session start time.  Sessions will be cancelled if there are no registrants.

Main Campus: Norlin Library, 1st Floor Commons, Rm 109

Time: 11AM-1PM

  • Monday, September 29
  • Monday, October 13
  • Monday, October 27

Time: 12PM - 2PM

  • Wednesday, October 8
  • Wednesday, October 22
  • Wednesday, November 5

East Campus: Administrative & Research Center, Rm A16

Time: 11AM - 1PM

  • Tuesday, September 30
  • Tuesday, October 14
  • Tuesday, October 28

Time: 12PM -2PM

  • Thursday, October 9
  • Thursday, October 23
  • Thursday, November 6

MRI Proposals Brown Bag
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The campus is usually allowed only three proposals (one of which must be a development proposal) as part of NSF’s Major Research Infrastructure (MRI) competition. There will be a panel of past awardees discussing what goes into a successful proposal and also a chance for individuals/groups to network and see if there are opportunities to work together and produce fewer, stronger, pre-proposals. Note – this year the internal MRI competition will be run earlier than usual to allow more time for final proposal development.
MRI Proposals Brown Bag
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

• The campus is usually allowed only three proposals (one of which must be a development proposal) as part of NSF’s Major Research Infrastructure (MRI) competition. There will be a panel of past awardees discussing what goes into a successful proposal and also a chance for individuals/groups to network and see if there are opportunities to work together and produce fewer, stronger, pre-proposals. Note – this year the internal MRI competition will be run earlier than usual to allow more time for final proposal development.
Event Image Dissertation Working Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This is an on-going workgroup for graduate students who have passed their comprehensive exams and are engaged in any part of the dissertation process. It is a  supportive place to set and achieve goals that will move you concretely toward the completion of your dissertation.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops

Event Image Change Corps Information Session
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Change Corps is hosting an information session from 1:15-2pm on October 14th in Koelbel S130. Join Change Corps to learn about positions available for graduating seniors who are passionate about getting change unstuck on the issues we care about most. You will make a real impact on social issues while earning a $25,000 salary plus benefits.

Please bring your BuffOne card to sign in. 
Let's Talk: Walk Ins!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Held in Fleming 190)  Need help in any academic study area but can't make it to the workshops offered?  Bring in your question(s) and we will help you identify what you can do to improve your academic skills!  First come, first served!  (P.S.  If you want an extended time, please make an appointment instead.  These are meant for 10-15 minute discussions!)
Event Image Reading the IPCC Report: Near Term Climate Change
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Ever wonder what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says? Learn more on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this fall during a seminar series by IPCC authors and contributors. This fall’s focus is on Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (Working Group I’s contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report).

Find the topics and speakers for the whole series here: http://cires.colorado.edu/news/announcements/2014/IPCCseminar.html Hosted most Tuesdays and some Thursdays through Dec. 9, 2014.
Event Image Getting off to a Smart Start in Graduate School
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

This workshop series is designed to help Master’s students develop concrete skills early in their graduate career related to balancing work and play/family life, time  management, and study skills.
We will also hone skills in research and reviewing literature, assembling a way to keep track of what you read, and writing. Get off to a good start̶even if you started a while ago! All sessions will take place in C4C N215.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
 
Keeping Up, Keeping Track: Dealing with Information Overload
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

 Keeping Up, Keeping Track: Dealing with Information Overload
FLTP- Allison Hicks

Event Image Meet Buff Employers - Help People & Go Green
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Meet Buff Employers is your opportunity to speak with organizations interested in hiring CU-Boulder students and alumni in areas of Human Services or Environmental Fields. This night will include organizations in Health and Human Services, Recycling, Environmental awareness and/or action fields . They’ll be recruiting from these industries and for these types of positions. Find out who’ll be attending by viewing the registered employers.


At 4:00 there will be an informal workshop to brush up on your networking skills, before the event begins at 4:30. Be ready to listen, ask questions, and speak with representatives. Be prepared to hand over a resume or apply online for potential positions.

Special Series: How to Improve Your Writing
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Held in Fleming 170)  2 dates offered in October--attend any one you wish!  From thesis statements to topic sentences, writing can be frustrating and daunting. This workshop will focus on how to construct a paper, writing a concise thesis statement, efficient writing, and much more! This workshop gives you a great opportunity to improve your writing and your performance in classes that are writing intensive. If possible, please bring an old essay or research paper so we can see where you are at with your writing.
Event Image Alumni Career Check-up
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Alumni Career Check-up


When: October 14
Time:
 4:30- 6:30 p.m.
Where: Center for Community, S341 
Cost: 
Free

Do you need a quick resume review?  Do you have a job search question?  Career counselors are on hand for free 20 minute appointments.  You can attend the Career Check-up during any of the “Meet Buff Employers” events and meet with a career counselor. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  No registration necessary. 
LGBTQ 2-Day Teacher Institute
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

LGBTQ Teacher Institutes 

Research continues to suggest that many teachers feel unsupported in their efforts to create safe and affirming classrooms and schools for LGBTQ students. Our goal, in these institutes, is to change this!

You’re invited to attend a 2-DAY professional development TEACHER INSTITUTE, hosted by the School of Education at CU-Boulder, the focus of which is gender and sexual diversity.

In these institutes, we hope to create learning communities across grades, schools, and subjects in which we share our experiences and support one another as we take up topics of gender and sexual diversity in our classrooms and schools. In these gatherings, we'll collaborate, practice, role play, invent, reflect, and basically create amazing trajectories for ourselves and our colleagues. Here’s what these institutes are all about:

Collaborating with teacher colleagues in local districts, CU pre-service teachers, and faculty

Learning practical strategies for creating safe, inclusive, and affirming classrooms through both the social and academic curriculum (consistent with Educator Effectiveness standards)

Creating Standards-based LGBTQ-inclusive lesson plans

Becoming a leader in your school and a resource for your staff around these important topics

Receiving contact hour credit for licensure recertification from BVSD (We’re working on other districts!)

Eating yummy food with awesome educators

When: Tuesday, October 7 and Tuesday, October 14, 4:30-7:00 pm

Where: CU School of Education (room to be announced)

Space is limited, so please RSVP to at aqueerendeavor@colorado.edu by September 19, 2014.

Please include the following in your RSVP: Name, subject area, elementary/ secondary

* Feel free to email with any questions as well!*

Event Image Meet Buff Employers: Help People & Go Green
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Includes: Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, Non-profit, Environment and Sustrainability industries and positions

 

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in C4C Abrams Lounge. Arrive at 4:30 p.m. for organization introductions

 

Meet with organizations interested in recruiting CU-Boulder students in a smaller, more relaxed setting. These events are divided up by industry and job category. Attend any or all nights that interest you. Check out the organizations registered and additional Meet Buff Employer Events by logging on to Career Buffs. Click on “Career Events” and select the “Career Fair” category to filter. 


Sponsored by CU Career Services

Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre.
Event Image Rooted: Intersections – Queer and Trans People of Color
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for the second event of our monthly Intersections event series, where we will explore the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and culture inherent to a person’s identity, and create a discourse representing the most highly marginalized groups. This week we will collaborate with QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color) and have a discussion about issues relevant to their identities and lives. Refreshments will be provided!

Event Image The Hong Kong Protest Movement: A Forum Discussion
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join the Center for Asian Studies as we hold a forum discussion on the recent protests in Hong Kong. Panelists will offer an analysis of the protests, including the historical background of the protests, the contemporary context of the protests, and present-day Hong Kong and Chinese relations. Panelists include Tim Oakes, Professor of Geography and Director of the Center for Asian Studies; Timothy Weston, Associate Professor of History and Associate Director of the Center for Asian Studies; and Yang Yang, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Geography.
Event Image Adolphe Sax Exhibit at Macky Auditorium (Multi-Day Event)
5:30 PM

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth in Belgium of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone. In honor of Adolphe Sax and his contribution to modern music a traveling exhibit of photographs and artwork covering his life and invention was created. In collaboration with the Honorary Consulate of Belgium for Colorado and CU Music School, CEUCE is excited to bring this exhibit to CU Boulder. Please join us at the opening reception. Light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Attendance is free. Please register for this event. The exhibit will also be available for viewing on Wednesday 10/15 from 11am till 4pm.
Event Image Colloquium
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Special Talk
Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
MUEN E214
5:30 to 6:45pm

Speaker: Brian McCabe, PhD, Director, Sub-department of Animal Behavior, Madingley, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK

Title: Integrative Research on the Neurobiology of Chick Imprinting, at Madingley, Cambridge

Abstract: 
Imprinting is a form of learning readily studied in the domestic chick. The talk will describe the neurobiological and behavioural analysis of a memory system for imprinting in the chick forebrain and the importance of sleep in the function of this system. This multi-disciplinary research program was started at the Sub-department of Animal Behaviour at Madingley by Patrick Bateson and Gabriel Horn and has continued since for over 40 years, in close association with its place of origin and in collaboration with Steven Rose,Brian McCabe, and many others. The integration of animal behavior, neuroethology, and behavioral neuroscience has been a prominent feature of research at the Madingley Sub-department since its founding in 1950. The imprinting research project will be presented as an illustration of this integrative approach.

Refreshments served at the talk and at reception following.
Event Image Queer Women in Community (QWIC)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Are you a queer woman looking for community on campus? QWIC is a social gathering that meets in the Women’s Resource Center. Join us for free food, conversation, and fun!

This semester we are going to be meeting on the second Tuesday of every month (starting on the 9th of September) from 5:30-7:00pm in UMC 416 (The Women’s Resource Center). On the fourth week of every semester we will be going on fun free field trips!

The upcoming schedule of dates:

9/9 Meeting in UMC
9/27 Field Trip
10/14 Meeting in UMC
10/31 Spooky Halloween Field Trip
11/11 Meeting in UMC
11/22 Field Trip
12/9 Meeting in UMC
Event Image Free Tuesday Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Put on your poker face for the FREE poker tournaments. Everyone is welcome - all skill levels. Win prizes.
Sign up starts at 6pm at The Connection Front Desk; cards fly at 7pm.

Tournament dates for fall semester: 
September 2, 16 & 30
October 14 & 28
November 11
December 2
Grand Championship Final: Dec 9

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for more special programs and events at The Connection. 

Event Image OCTOBER LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH: Film Screening "Breaking Through"
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

OCTOBER L G B T Q HISTORY MONTH

FILM SCREENING: Breaking Through

A documentary about how politicians have overcome gender, sexual orientation, class and race barriers to become effective political leaders.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, ATLAS 229, 6 PM
Visit Breaking Through (Trailer)

Event Image Ebola: Contagion and Quarantine
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Ebola: Contagion and Quarantine” is the focus of the next Social Sciences Today Forum at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The event, featuring three experts, is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in Hale Sciences 270 on the CU-Boulder campus.

Three members of the CU-Boulder social science faculty will speak about Ebola for about 10 minutes each and then answer questions. The panelists are:

Ann Carlos, professor of economics

Darna Dufour, professor of anthropology

Megan Shannon, assistant professor of political science

The Social Sciences Today Forum, a monthly series, is designed to help the public gain broader perspectives and deeper understanding of human society and how individuals relate to the community and one another.

Ebola is such a topic. During the last year, the forum has focused on aging, “language wars,” inequality, immigration, natural disasters and “outsourcing.”

Event Image Students for Sensible Drug Policy Chapter Meetings
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Students for Sensible Drug Policy invites members of the campus community to join us for bi-weekly meetings in Hellems 104 on CU Campus. We are a group of activists dedicated to ending the failed policies of the war on drugs. Our chapter activities include educational outreach regarding substance use, harm reduction efforts, and advocating for just policies. Send an email to SSDP@colorado.edu or like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/SSDPatCU for more info.
Event Image Visiting Artist Lecture | Natalija Vujosevic
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Natalija is an ArtsLink Fellow from Montenegro who will be living and working with our department for six weeks (Oct. 9 – Nov. 11). Natalija’s work combines installation, video, drawing and performance to explore the archeology of identity produced in a particular social, technological and ideological environment. Collaboration is an important component of her process. She often bridges artists, composers, sound designers and engineers to create her work which combines objects from everyday life with animate elements and sound creating an atmosphere of frozen time that is connected to emotional memories.
Event Image Faculty Tuesday: Hsing-Ay Hsu, piano with Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson, soprano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Steinway Artist Hsing-ay Hsu performs music spanning the life of Johannes Brahms, one of the most beloved German Romantic composers. The program begins with the early Ballades Op.10, travels through a selection of diverse songs, and ends with the Sonata Op.120 No.2 for Clarinet and Piano.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Adolphe Sax Exhibit at Macky Auditorium (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 8:00 PM

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth in Belgium of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone. In honor of Adolphe Sax and his contribution to modern music a traveling exhibit of photographs and artwork covering his life and invention was created. In collaboration with the Honorary Consulate of Belgium for Colorado and CU Music School, CEUCE is excited to bring this exhibit to CU Boulder. Please join us at the opening reception. Light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Attendance is free. Please register for this event. The exhibit will also be available for viewing on Wednesday 10/15 from 11am till 4pm.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Hydrologic Sciences & Water Resources Seminar
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This week's speaker will be John Pitlick, professor of geography at CU-Boulder. Pitlick's research focuses on linkages between surface-water hydrology and geomorphology in high-gradient river systems. 
 
Event Image Majors Fair
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come One, Come All to the Arts & Sciences Majors Fair! This is chance for you to declare a major, double major, or minor. You can meet with advisors from all majors in Arts & Sciences, along with advisors from Business, Engineering, Music, Journalism and Mass Communications and the School of Education. Learn more about Study Abroad, and figure out how Career Services can help with career planning! The Majors Fair is Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the newly remodeled Recreation Center (Lower Gym).
Event Image Trilobite Cookies for National Fossil Day
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

We'll be outside the north entrance to the museum with our chocolate fondue pot so you can design your own trilobite cookie.

Explore real trilobite fossils and other trilobite activities. Join us for a bite of fun in the middle of your day and after school! Please note that we'll be doing this activity from 11am-1pm and 3-5pm. FREE.

EPSY Seminar
11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Room 334
Chinese Tutoring
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Chun-ling Hsu
Chinese Tutoring

Event Image Citation Managers: How Do I Choose? | Norlin Learner’s Lunch Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

How do you prefer to read research material? What format does it tend to take? Cloud storage or local? Everyone has their own research process, with their own preferences and needs for reading, storing and accessing relevant materials. In this brown bag, which will focus on reference and citation managers such as Zotero, Mendeley and Refworks. We will help you examine your workflow and use of technology so you can become a more efficient and effective researcher!

Join us and learn about the advantages (and disadvantages) of some of our favorites and talk to librarians about which is the best fit for you, your research and your workflow.

Presenters: Caroline Sinkinson, Alison Hicks & Jennifer Gerke
Event Image Name That Tune! : Learners Lunch @ Music
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Want to learn how to use your smartphone to identify the music playing in a restaurant or store? Need help finding a song when all you remember are the lyrics? Ever have a melody stuck in your head that you cannot place? Come to this workshop and learn how to identify music based on a recording, the lyrics, or the melody using free software and apps. We’ll explore Shazam, SoundHound, musiXmatch, ThemeFinder, and more! Bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone for hands-on learning. Presented by Laurie Sampsel.
Faculty Meeting
1:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Room 231
Event Image Be Money Smart & Career Wise Workshop
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Career decisions are financial decisions. Once you graduate, how you manage your career will be one of the biggest personal finance choices you will make. What are you doing today to move yourself forward tomorrow? Join us for a free workshop to learn the differences between a job and career, the ways your career affects your future finances, and how your choices steer the direction of your career success.

Space is limited; please RSVP to CUmoneysense@colorado.edu to let us know you'd like to attend.

Location: UMC 425

This free workshop is provided by CU Money Sense and Career Services. For more information, please visit http://cumoneysense.colorado.edu/.

Event Image Crafternoon
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come join the CU Women's Resource Center for a fun afternoon of crafting. Come make new connections, relax, and let your creativity loose! All students, staff, and faculty are welcome!

October - Fall scrapbooking!
November - Crayon canvases
Event Image Men's Group
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Connect with other men to gain the support and inspiration you need. We explore all the things we face as men, including: relationships, social dynamics, troublesome behaviors, hopes and dreams, work and life direction, and masculinity in general.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
School of the Environment and Sustainability Colloquium Series
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Old Main

Speaker: Jason Neff, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies Program

Topic: The Past, Present, and Future of Dust in the Western US (or why the west is getting dustier and why you should care!)

Co-Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the School of the Environment and Sustainability.
Event Image Culture, History, & Literature - Global Seminar Study Abroad Program in Rosario, Argentina
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Earn six credits in five weeks during an intensive summer program in Rosario, Argentina, one of the most culturally and economically dynamic cities in Argentina. You’ll earn SPAN 3260 and a second course at the SPAN 3--- level.  Live with an Argentine family, attend cultural excursions and much more. Join program director Dr. Susan Hallstead and Study Abroad staff to learn more: Oct. 15, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, UMC 425.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=RosarioGS 
French 5 - ALTEC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French 5 - ALTEC
Cecile
Event Image Global Seminar Doing Business in China, Summer 2015
5:30 PM - 6:40 PM

On this Global Seminar in Beijing and Shanghai, you will explore important topics related to succeeding in China’s business environment, meet with business leaders, visit industrial sites and universities, and seek to understand challenges faced by businesses operating in China. In addition, you will discover key cultural features of China ranging from village life to the Great Wall. Learn more: October 15th, 5:30-6:40 Koelbel 302.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=ChinaBusinessGS
Event Image Halliburton Info Session
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Innovative, adventurous and up for a challenge – is that you? If so, consider a career as a field engineer at Halliburton.

As one of the world’s largest energy service companies, Halliburton provides oil and gas operators with the technology, solutions and expertise to locate, drill, evaluate, produce and maintain their oil and gas wells. Our field engineers are on the front linerepresenting Halliburton in the field as we provide these services that are vital to our customers and the energy industry as a whole.
Event Image Branch Out: Clothesline Project
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join the sisters of DSCC, Sigma Psi Zeta, and GLBTQ Resource Center to decorate T-shirts in acknowledgement of victims, survivors, and supporters concerning the issues of violence against ALL people.

This campaign invites the community to share their touching stories through decorating a T-shirt. The T-shirts will be hung on a clothesline at Norlin Quad for others to view as testimony to the problem of sexual violence. This acts as an educational tool for those who come to view the Clothesline; it becomes a healing tool for everyone. All supplies will be provided.

Event Image The Body: Learning and serving in community
6:00 PM

A group for college students and young adults seeking to live, learn and serve in community. We'll alternate exploring ideas in Shane Claiborne's book "The Economy of Love," and serving in community service projects out in the Boulder community.  

Meets Wednesdays during CU's fall and spring semesters at 6 p.m. Hosted by Rev. Trish Jordan.
Candlelight Vigil for 70,000 Victims of Drug War in Mexico
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Students for Sensible Drug Policy invites you to join us in a Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, October 15th at 7pm in the Fountain Area of the UMC. More than 70,000 people have lost their lives to the War on Drugs in Mexico alone. The most recent victims were 43 students who were abducted by Police and Drug Cartels in Iguala, Mexico on September 26th, 2014. We will stand in solidarity with the victims and their families against this senseless violence. This event will coincide with events happening throughout the US and Mexico.
Energy Hour
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Meet the Energy Club in the upstairs room at the Dark Horse to mingle and network with your fellow students. Happy hour pricing will be in effect until 8 pm so show up early. If you have an Energy Club t-shirt, throw it on. Everyone is welcome to this event, especially if they like energy! (The Dark Horse is ALL AGES until 10pm.) Dark Horse, 2922 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80309
Event Image Diverse Music Concert
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The annual Diverse Music Concert features performances from different cultures, eras and ethnic traditions. This year the concert include Latin jazz, tap dancing, Spanish music, Japanese ensemble, a cappella group singing, swing dance, Balinese Gamelan and more.   

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Community Roast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A group for young adults seeking to make sense of the news and current events around the world from a Christian, and otherwise spiritual, perspective. Open-minded. No agenda. Open to all who give a darn and care about what's going on.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Time Is on Your Side: Managing your minutes; Managing your life
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(Held in Fleming 244)  Need we say more?
Event Image Trilobite Cookies for National Fossil Day
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

We'll be outside the north entrance to the museum with our chocolate fondue pot so you can design your own trilobite cookie.

Explore real trilobite fossils and other trilobite activities. Join us for a bite of fun in the middle of your day and after school! Please note that we'll be doing this activity from 11am-1pm and 3-5pm. FREE.

Event Image Buff Up Your Academic Skills
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a 4-part series, rich with information to help you succeed academically. We will target specific skills like note taking, studying, and exam preparation. We will also help you  discover your learning style and create a schedule that works for you. It’s never too late to learn strategies to boost your academic performance. All sessions will take place in C4C S440.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Special Series: How to Improve Your Writing
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Held in Fleming 170)  2 dates offered in October--attend any one you wish!  From thesis statements to topic sentences, writing can be frustrating and daunting. This workshop will focus on how to construct a paper, writing a concise thesis statement, efficient writing, and much more! This workshop gives you a great opportunity to improve your writing and your performance in classes that are writing intensive. If possible, please bring an old essay or research paper so we can see where you are at with your writing.
Event Image TIGER 2 Workshops: Preparing a Research Statement for the STEM Disciplines *
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Preparing a Research Statement for the STEM Disciplines
Lorine Giangola, Lead Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program 

It is never too early to start crafting your research statement for research job applications. Dr. Giangola
discusses the elements of an effective and engaging research statement.

 

 

 

 

Event Image Beyond the Professoriate: Preparing for a nonfaculty job search
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

L. Maren Wood, of the Lilli Research Group, will discuss strategies for a non-academic job search. The talk will provide information for graduate students at all stages of their programs, as well as tips for faculty mentors. 

This lecture is a part of the Beyond Academia lecture series and is hosted by the Graduate School. Participants may earn credit for the Professional Development Certificate in Business, Government, Industry and the Arts through the Graduate Teacher Program.

Please join us at 4:30 p.m. in the British and Irish Studies Room of Norlin Library.
For more information, please contact Merlyn Holmes.

Please sign in to receive credit towards the GTP certificate requirements.
Event Image Beyond The Professoriate: Preparing For a Non-Faculty Job Search
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

L. Maren Wood, of the Lilli Research Group, will discuss strategies for a non-academic job search. The talk will provide information for graduate students at all stages of their programs, as well as tips for faculty mentors.

This lecture is a part of the Beyond Academia lecture series and is hosted by the Graduate School. Participants may earn credit for the Professional Development Certificate in Business, Government, Industry and the Arts through the Graduate Teacher Program.

Please join us at 4:30 p.m. in the British and Irish Studies Room of Norlin Library.

For more information, please contact Merlyn Holmes.
26th Annual Robert G. Athearn Lecture Series Welcomes Dr. Kate Brown
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

26th Annual Robert G. Athearn Lecture Series


The late Prof. Robert G. Athearn (1914–1983) was a professor of Western History at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1947 until his retirement in 1982. An extraordinarily productive scholar, his publications included Westward the Briton (1953), Union Pacific Country (1971) The Coloradans (1976), The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad: Rebel of the Rockies (1977), The Mythic West in Twentieth Century America (1986), and William Tecumseh Sherman and the Settlement of the West (reprint 1995).

Professor Athearn was one of the founders as well as past president of the Western History Association, and during his career held numerous positions on historical committees, academic societies, and editorial boards. His impact as a teacher was equally great, he instructed thousands of undergraduate students over the years, and trained a score of contemporary Western historians in the profession he loved. As part of his legacy, Dr. Athearn endowed a lectureship in the Department of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder to be held on topics in Western history.

The 26th Athearn Lecture

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Dr. Kate Brown

Professor of History / Department of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

"We Are All Citizens of Plutopia:
The Militarization of the American and Soviet Landscapes"

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
5:00 pm
Humanities Building, Room 150

a reception will follow the lecture in HUMN 170.

Dr. Brown is a Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is the author of A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland (Harvard 2004) which won a handful of prizes including the American Historical Association’s George Louis Beer Prize for the Best Book in International European History. Brown’s Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters appeared in 2013 with Oxford University Press.  Plutopia won the the 2014 George Perkins Marsh Prize from the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) and the 2014 Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians (OAH). To read more about Kate Brown’s new book Plutopia, see www.plutopia.net.  She is a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow, and has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Science Research Council, the National Council for East European and Eurasian Research, the International Research and Exchange Board, the Eurasia Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, Harvard University’s Davis Center, UMBC’s Dresher Center and the Kennan Institute in Washington.

 

Event Image 26th Athearn Lecture
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The University of Colorado Boulder Department of History presents the 26th Athearn Lecture "We Are All Citizens of Plutopia: The Militarization of the American and Soviet Landscapes" by Kate Brown, professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Brown is the author of "A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland" (Harvard 2004) and "Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters" (Oxford University Press, 2013). 

There will be a reception following the lecture.
Event Image CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The University of Colorado Boulder is a local partner for this year’s annual CHINA Town Hall event. CHINA Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving about 70 cities throughout the United States. This year's national webcast features President Jimmy Carter. After the webcast program, Lionel Jensen, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame, will be our on-site speaker.
Event Image Global Seminar: Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Cocle, Panama) 2015
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Partner with local entrepreneurs in Panama to build social enterprises that address poverty, the environment and social challenges. Panama is considered the fourth strongest economy in Latin America and one of the top 20 fastest growing economies in the world. However, strong economic performance has not translated into broadly shared prosperity. Participate in this Global Seminar to learn about the potential for business solutions to address poverty and related social and environmental challenges. Informational meeting: Oct. 16th, 5-6 pm in KOBL 235.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=PanamaGS
Event Image Ralphie's Cooking Basics
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join your fellow students to learn basic cooking techniques each week at Ralphie's Cooking Basics! The class will be taught each Thursday on a first come, first serve basis from 5:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. All materials will be provided. We begin signing up at 4:45 p.m. on Thursdays and space is limited to the first twenty people. To view the schedule of topics for the various cooking classes, visit www.colorado.edu/umc/cookingbasics.
Event Image Ferment: Eat, Drink, Discuss
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Ferment: Eat, drink and talk about life, faith/doubt, theology, God, Spirit, hope and love.

For university students ages 21-29, but you can be younger. Open to persons of any, or no, faith background. Seeking people who are open-minded, aren't rigid, and who come without agendas or needs to hog conversations. Free food and beverages for the first 6 who arrive.
Spanish 1
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Swedish 2
Event Image Workiva Info Session
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Wdesk is a web-based application that simplifies data gathering and organization, and the authoring of complex business reports and presentations, so your team can spend more time on what matters most.
Game night and Pizza !
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Think you can beat the rest?? Test your skill with foosball, ping pong, Wii, Xbox and various board games and card games. Foosball & ping pong will be tournament-style w/sign ups at 6:30pm. All other games are open throughout the night! Free pizza and exciting prizes to be won. Sponsored by Residence Life.
Event Image Leeds Southern California Alumni Event
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The University of Colorado Boulder
Leeds School of Business
invites you and a guest to attend a 


Southern California Alumni Reception at 
The Recording Academy®(The GRAMMY®s)

We're excited to be back in the L.A. area! Meet David Ikenberry, Dean of the Leeds School of Business, and network with other local alumni. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Thank you to Evan Greene ('91 marketing), Chief Marketing Officer for the GRAMMYs,
for providing the venue at GRAMMY headquarters.

Thursday, October 16
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Recording Academy
3030 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90404
Directions & Maps

Please RSVP by Friday, October 10

Questions?  Please email Sarah.Martens@colorado.edu or call 303.735.5384
Free parking is available on site

Event Image Bully Proofing Skills Using Yoga
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bully Proofing Skills Using Yoga

Thursday, October 16, 2014

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Education Room 231

Presenter:  Dee Marie, Creator and Director of CALMING KIDS

Pre-service and in-service teachers are invited to a free CALMING KIDS workshop on using yoga-inspired techniques and games with K-12 students.

This CALMING KIDS workshop will teach participants how to inspire a positive, physically strong, confident student with a system of how to communicate in a relaxed way. Participants will learn easy yoga poses, games and movements that instill a sense of community, communication and connection.  Topics such as direct bullying and cyberbullying will be presented with strategies to address these ever rising problems.

Take-aways from the workshop will include:

  • Yoga exercise techniques to promote a confident, calmer relaxed body
  • Yoga breathing practices to increase high level brain function
  • Relaxation techniques for emotional balance
  • Games designed to develop communication awareness and social strategies

The workshop will include a presentation with optional participation in the practice of movements.   Comfortable clothing is suggested.

Pre-registration is not required – just show up!

For questions, contact kent.willman@colorado.edu.

Event Image Jazz Ensembles Concert
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

 
Event Image Karaoke Nights
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sing along to some great tunes while trying out the fantastic sound system and special lighting in Club 156! Bring your friends or singing group for a fun night of music on Thursdays at 8pm on:
  • September 4 & 18
  • October 2, 16 & 30
  • November 13
  • December 4 & 11
Located in Club 156, right next door to The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC.
Click here to check out all the events at The Connection: www.colorado.edu/umc/connection 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Retirement Forecasting
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Are you saving enough? Do want to increase your confidence about your retirement? Do you have an accurate forecast for your PERA or other retirement income? A conversation with your CU 403B Advisor can help. Please call to reserve your time slot for an individual appointment.
Event Image Coffee and the Campus Budget
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Kelly Fox and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance Steve McNally for an inside-the-campus view of how the University of Colorado Boulder is financed and the challenges and opportunities we face as an institution.

ATLAS Room 229: RSVP required, space is limited. Click the register icon above.

Each session will be covering the same material, so you do not need to register for multiple sessions.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
FLTP Guest Speaker
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FLTP Guest Speaker
Event Image Friday Forum & Workshop: Education in ‘Root Fields’—the Benefits of Humane Learning *
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Faculty Forum: Education in ‘Root Fields’—the Benefits of Humane Learning in a Scientological World
Noel Lenski, Professor, Classics

Professor Lenski will explore the ongoing importance of the study of humanities and the arts in a world
that has become obsessed with science and technology. He will focus on three primary areas: the
ongoing importance of language learning and language use in a world that is and will remain linguistically
mediated; the importance of a connection to shared culture and shared methods of cultural
understanding for human fulfillment; and the ongoing superiority of humanistic learning and research
as a hermeneutic tool for success in our society.

 

Multi-Objective Optimization of Engineered Injection and Extraction
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Title: Multi-Objective Optimization of Engineered Injection and Extraction to Improve In Situ Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater.

This week's speaker will be Amy Piscopo, Ph.Dc, CEAE, CU Boulder (Joint Seminar with Water Group).
ICS Fall 2014 Colloquia Series - Tom Yeh, Ph.D.
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Tom Yeh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Event Image Making New Islamic Spaces as a Way of Becoming Global
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Over the past decade, urban development has been central to China’s aspirations of becoming a global economic and political power. Cities with significant Muslim populations have, in this context, become crucial nodes linking China and the Middle East. This talk by Yang Yang, Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography, focuses on urban development in cities along this “new Silk Road,” and seeks to understand the role of Hui Muslims and Islam in the production of spectacular Islamic-themed urban landscapes, and the extent to which the Hui are perceived as resources in China’s efforts to build relationships with global Islamic financiers.
Event Image Feel Good Fridays
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Need a break? Want to unwind before the weekend? This drop-in group is an opportunity to be led through a powerful guided meditation to undo your stress, soothe your nervous system, and feel good. Please arrive on time so the meditation is not disturbed - there will be no late admittance. You are encouraged to bring materials for your personal comfort and to aid in your meditation, e.g., yoga mat, small cushion or pillow. All groups will take place at the CU Art Museum Visual Arts Complex.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Intercultural Workshops: GLBTQ Students in Undergraduate Courses *
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

GLBTQ Students in Undergraduate Courses
Scarlet Bowen, Director, and Morgan Seamont, Associate Director, LBGTQ Resource Center

This session introduces instructors to global issues of gender and sexuality and how they
play out in the classroom.

 

Event Image Understanding Self and Others
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops 
Event Image Oasis
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Oasis invites you to join our community circle. We use the traditional South American beverage maté to create a simple social ritual that helps us develop dynamic community and  conversation. Join this inclusive community for connection, encouragement, and support in sobriety.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Yoga for EveryStudent: Yoga Snacks!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Held in Fleming 244)  Experience Yoga Safely Whether you are experienced or not, this is JUST FOR YOU! Simple yoga poses proven to reduce stress & that you can integrate immediately into your life! Guaranteed fun. Every week, a new focus: stress management, yoga and learning, etc. No special equipment. We have mats, or bring your own. Dress in appropriately.
Event Image Catalonia, next state of Europe?
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Catalan Studies at the Spanish and Portuguese Department and the CU Catalan Club invite you to join us to a Catalan Day at CU where we'll discuss about the political present and future of Catalonia.

4:10 - Documentary Cataluña-Espanya by catalan director Isona Passola. Coffee and refreshments provided.
5:30 - Prof. Carles Boix lecture: "Catalonia's March Toward Self Determination: Why and How."
6:30 - Round table with profs. Javier Krauel and Juan Herrero (Dept. Spanish and Portuguese) and Scott Feinstein (Dept. Political Sciences)
7:30 - Reception with traditional Catalan food. Event free and open to the public.
Event Image International Coffee Hour
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

CU students, scholars, staff and faculty are welcome at International Coffee Hour. Are you... Someone who likes good conversations with interesting people? An armchair traveler? An International Affairs major? A Study Abroad Program returnee? An international student or scholar? A GRAPer? Please join us for International Coffee Hour Friday afternoons across from Baby Doe's and the Alfred Packer Grill in the UMC Grill. International Coffee Hour happens every week except during school holidays and summer. Free refreshments! No reservations are required.

Event Image MM Recital: Thomas Liddell, piano
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bach, Bartók and Ravel
Event Image Extreme Bowling Friday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell The Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 
Event Image Guest Recital: Forrest Kinney, piano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image The D.A.M. Show: Dance Art Media
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Entertain. Challenge. Question. New dance works for stage and screen

New dance works for stage and screen MFA candidate Jessica Page explores ideas about dance and its potential for communication, creating a shared live performance experience with the audience through state-of-the-art technology, real-time data collection and creative feedback.

The second half of the evening features the emerging, multi-dimensional, international cinema art form known as screendance. Presented by Boulder-based San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema.

Summer 2015 Update Access Ends
11:55 PM - 11:55 PM

By this date, all class information for Summer 2015 should be entered in ISIS. If you are using a non-centrally controlled classroom, that information should be entered in the Facility ID field, all combined courses should be set up, all notes should be entered, all variable credits should be fixed if necessary, and all extra components should be deleted from Adjust Class Associations.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Teachers of Color and Allies Summit (TOCA)
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Centaurus High School (Invitation & RSVP to follow for eligible participants)
Event Image CU Wizards - The Magic of Chemistry
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The show will demonstrate reactions that might appear "magical," but instead are based on well-understood, fascinating chemistry. The show will have a Halloween theme, and children are invited to wear costumes! Don’t miss the fire-breathing pumpkin and other "magic!"

For further information, please visit our website at: http://www.colorado.edu/physics/Web/wizards/cuwizards.html
Event Image Museum Family Day: Moccasins and More National Archaeology Day
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate National Archaeology Day with us as we discover the past under – and on – your feet.  Explore some of the techniques archaeologists use as they dig back through time to learn about sandals, moccasins, mukluks and more. Archaeologists can even trace the evolution of footwear through changes in the bone structure of our feet! Try your hand at making cordage from plant fibers, create your own design with beads and porcupine quills, dig for clues through layers of time.
Flint knapping demonstrations at 11am and 1 pm to make stone tools.
FREE fun for the whole family
Words, Words, Words workshop (ages 8-18)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Shakespeare invented over 1700 words, including "elbow", "amazement", "bloodstained", and "skim milk"! Join us as we explore the Bard's imaginative vocabulary, create scenes using his most bizarre words, and build a few words of our own.
Event Image LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH: GLBT Alumni Chapter's Oral History Event
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

October is
LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH

GLBT Alumni Chapter's Oral History Event:

This event will feature invited speakers, recorded interviews, write-in histories, and a photo booth. Current students are welcome

SATURDAY OCTOBER 18
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Koenig Alumni House

Event Image YAMs Sophomore Summit
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join the Young Alumni Mentors program at our annual Sophomore Summit, an etiquette lunch and professionalism training for all sophomores part of the YAMs program. Students in the program, please RSVP HERE.
Event Image CU on the Weekend: Introduction to Your Human Microbiome
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In many ways — including counts of the cells and the genes in and on our bodies — we are more microbial than human. Join Professor Rob Knight for a discussion about techniques scientists are using to find out about microbes across the human body, including the gut, and the ways that microbes contribute to disease.

The event is part of CU on the Weekend, which is free and open to the public. For the full program description or to sign up for an email reminder, visit: http://conted.colorado.edu/cuontheweekend.
Event Image Saturday Physics Series Lecture, 'Introduction to Quantum Computation and Quantum Information'
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presented by: Professor Charles Rogers

Abstract: Quantum computers and the algorithms that run on them can do everything that classical digital computers can do and, in some cases, provide in addition efficient solutions to problems where no classical algorithm is presently known. Thus, quantum computers appear to provide a model for computation that challenges the mechanical Turing Machine model that held for nearly 50 years. In this overview, we will cover briefly the classical models for computation, and then introduce quantum bits, quantum logic gates, and the quantum circuit model for quantum computation. We will discuss a couple of simple algorithms to illustrate how quantum computation works. The field of quantum computation and quantum information processing is active across the world, with research proceeding at university, government, and increasingly at industrial labs. Prospects for practical quantum computers will be briefly discussed.

The Saturday Physics Series presents lectures for high school students and adults interested in physics topics. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Event Image BM Junior Recital: Callie Brennan, violin
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Sarasate and Elgar
Event Image Extreme Bowling Saturday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell The Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 
Event Image MM Recital: Jacob Eichhorn, clarinet
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Martinů, Emmanuel, Bacri and Brahms

Event Image The D.A.M. Show: Dance Art Media
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Entertain. Challenge. Question. New dance works for stage and screen

New dance works for stage and screen MFA candidate Jessica Page explores ideas about dance and its potential for communication, creating a shared live performance experience with the audience through state-of-the-art technology, real-time data collection and creative feedback.

The second half of the evening features the emerging, multi-dimensional, international cinema art form known as screendance. Presented by Boulder-based San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema.

RHA Haunted Halls
8:00 PM - Midnight

Do you like to explore haunted asylums? Are you prepared for a zombie apocalypse? Are you ready to be scared? Join us for the Annual Residence Hall Association (RHA) Haunted Halls on Saturday, October 18th from 8pm-midnight in Stearns Central of Williams Village to brave the dark depths of the basement. The event will also include free food, a DJ, and an interactive photo booth. Must have a valid Buff One Card to enter. Questions? Contact Mary Augustine, RHA Director of Williams Village Programming, at maau4827exc@colorado.edu.
Event Image World Premiere Multimedia Concert: The Four Pillars Appearing from the Equal D…
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

As a visceral whirling mass of tones, melodies and rhythms soar to the stars, pianist R. Andrew Lee will explore and improvise upon the overtone content of each D on the keyboard. In combination and alone, he will create, with the aid of electronics, a three-hour world premiere performance. Learn more about composer Randy Gibson here, http://randy-gibson.com/biography.html.

This latest work from NYC-based Minimalist composer Randy Gibson was commissioned by pianist R. Andrew Lee. 

Inspired by his guru La Monte Young, The Four Pillars Appearing from the Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in the Midwinter Starfield, will be presented with high-definition video projections by Oscar H. Scott, Gibson’s longtime visual collaborator.

Tickets: $10 general admission; free for current CU students; $5 for non-CU students. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. Purchase tickets and reserve your seat – http://randy-gibson.com/tickets.

8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, ATLAS Black Box theater, 

University of Colorado Boulder, Roser ATLAS building

downstairs, lowest basement level, B2 

Get more information:

http://atlas.colorado.edu/events

Get directions to ATLAS:

http://atlas.colorado.edu/directions

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image BME/BM Recital: Madeline Gardner, soprano and Lauren Morales, soprano
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Vivaldi, Schubert, Schumann and Rodrigo
Event Image The D.A.M. Show: Dance Art Media
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Entertain. Challenge. Question. New dance works for stage and screen

New dance works for stage and screen MFA candidate Jessica Page explores ideas about dance and its potential for communication, creating a shared live performance experience with the audience through state-of-the-art technology, real-time data collection and creative feedback.

The second half of the evening features the emerging, multi-dimensional, international cinema art form known as screendance. Presented by Boulder-based San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema.

Event Image Takács Quartet Guest: Cavani Quartet
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  The world-famous, all-women Cavani Quartet, named after the 19th-century Italian violin makers Giovanni and Vincenzo Cavani, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The Cleveland Plain Dealer says, “Together, these players make music with passionate conviction, as if their lives depended on interaction.”
Event Image Sunday Bowling Leagues
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Early and Late Bowling Leagues: Get together a team and be in a league! The Early Leagues have 4-person teams and Late Leagues have 2-person teams. It's a fantastic value and fun way to meet up regularly with friends.

Leagues only cost a one-time registration fee of $10/person and then $5 fee weekly/person. 

Sunday Early League: 6pm-8:30pm
Sunday Late League: 8:30pm-10:30pm
Leagues run September 14 through December 7. (No league on Nov. 23)

Call or email us to learn more. Also visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection/bowling for details or www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for all the Connection's events and activities.
Event Image MM Recital: Steven Vaughn, tuba and euphonium
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Leidzén, Linkola, Bryant and Sparke.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Cognitive Lunch Series
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

MUEN E214
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Speakers: Claudia von Bastian (post-doc)

Topic: TBA

Event Image Fidelity Investments Meet & Greet
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Fidelity Investments is hosting a Meet & Greet outside the Trep Cafe!

We are looking for highly motivated, competitive, driven students who have an interest in the financial markets and relationship management.  We will hire rising seniors and upcoming Dec/May grads for intern and full time opportunities in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Providence, RI areas.  The “meat” of this role is sales focused which allows us to be flexible on majors however we typically end up hiring business minded students, athletes, those who have interned in sales or other banking/insurance/financial industry related businesses. What wins us over? A great personality, someone who is at east with themselves, open to coaching and development, hungry and driven and fun!

 Jobs listed in career buffs: (55017) Fidelity Investments Advisor Solutions intern & 55016 Fidelity Financial Advisor Solutions Inside Sales Rep

Event Image Tai Chi
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This class will utilize Tai Chi exercises as a way to release stress and increase a sense of calmness. It is intended to facilitate physical and psychological wellness, as well as to  increase your awareness of how stress impacts your daily life, health, and emotional well-being.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops 
Drop In Advising Hours
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop in advising hours campus-wide to visit with an advisor in any discipline. Visit http://www.colorado.edu/advising/drop-hours for more information.
Event Image I Love Mondays
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us every Monday for a free activity that will be sure to cure your case of the Mondays. Activities include tie-dye, cookie decorating, a live dj, pumpkin painting, build-a-bear workshops, and more! The event is always free and a great way to get your week started.

To learn each week's activity, visit www.colorado.edu/umc/mondays 
Event Image Monday Workshops: Teaching with the Primary Literature *
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Teaching with the Primary Literature
Joanna Hubbard, Doctoral Candidate, EBIO

In some disciplines, published papers, rather than textbooks, track the progress of the field. In this
workshop, we’ll discuss how to use this literature (specifically peer-reviewed scientific papers) in a course,
1) teaching your students how to read a scientific paper, 2) stimulating discussion among students, and
3) developing in-class activities.

 

Event Image Keep Your Calm
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a 4-part series designed to help you make a change in your life by examining your thoughts, actions, and emotions. You will learn to get unstuck from your thoughts, to understand and work with your emotions, to use your body posture for positive change, and much more. There’s no better time than now to learn skills to deal with stressful situations and overwhelming emotions. All sessions will take place in C4C S440.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Academic Skills Development Series at C4C: Reading
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Held in C4C N320 - The CUE Center)  Feel that you have too much to read? Confused about how to start, how much time to devote to reading? We will show you the most tried and true method for getting through the reading, and best of all—Remembering what you have read!!!That's right: this presentation is essential to anyone who wants to ensure consistent, successful results in courses involving--and being tested on--textbook readings.
Event Image Faculty Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Faculty Meeting 4pm - 5pm. MUEN E-214
Portuguese Table
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Portuguese Table
Marcelo Tadeu Schincariol
Event Image New Film: The Internet's Own Boy – with panel discussion
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The ATLAS Institute, Silicon Flatiron Student Group and Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic (TLPC) present: 

 

The Internet's Own Boy

A documentary about the life and tragic death of Aaron Swartz

http://atlas.colorado.edu/wordpress/?attachment_id=4826

 

Aaron Swartz, a programming prodigy/activist, helped create the web feed format RSS, 

technology that helps make Web content freely available.

 

In 2011, he was prosecuted for cyber-crimes – accused of illegally downloading literary 

and scientific journals at M.I.T. In 2013, at the age of 26, Aaron Swartz committed suicide. 

 

In the wake of his death, questions arise. To what extent shall we have unrestricted access 

to the Internet? How shall the law protect us online? When is a prosecution overreaching?  

 

Come to the movie. Stay for the reception and panel discussion.

5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, ATLAS 100, Cofrin Auditorium, first floor

- Film Screening 5:00-6:45 p.m.  

- Reception 6:45-7:15 p.m.  

- Panel Discussion 7:15-8:15 p.m.

 

A Discussion on Civil Liberties, Open Source Software and Technology 

Panelists include:

- Alicia Gibb, Exec. Dir., Open Source Hardware Assoc. and CU ATLAS Instructor

- Paul Ohm, CU Law, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

- Blake Reid, CU Law Professor

- Michael Skirpan, CU Ph.D. Student, Computer Science

 

Seating is limited. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Reserve your seats: http://TheInternetsOwnBoy.RSVPify.com

 

Learn more about this and other ATLAS events, http://atlas.colorado.edu/events.

French 5 - ALTEC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French 5 - ALTEC
Cecile
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy!

This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre.

ENVD Lecture Series: Michelle Delk
5:47 PM - 5:47 PM

Please join the Program in Environmental Design for a free and public lecture: "THE YEARLY CLIMB" by Michelle Delk, Discipline Director of Landscape Architecture at Snohetta in Oslo, Norway.  Snøhetta practices a self-defined trans-disciplinary process in which different professionals - from architects to visual artists, philosophers to sociologists - exchange roles in order to explore differing perspectives without the prejudice of convention.
Event Image Alumni Assessment Series
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

When: Three Mondays – October 6, 13, 20, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $65

Do you want to gain more clarity about your passions, interests and strengths to help you know what career direction to take?  Do you have a job but are looking for something that is more fulfilling?  Have you been laid off and now are ready to explore another career path but aren’t sure which one would be the best fit?  It’s important to know who you are and what you have to offer.  

Taking assessments is a great place to start as it will increase your level of self-awareness and help you know which career path is right for you.  By the end of the series, you’ll have more clarity regarding which career path will be the best match based on your personality, interests, strengths and values.  Myer’s Briggs Type Indicater, Strong Interest Inventory, StrengthsQuest, and a Values assessment will be used.  More info. 

Call 303-492-6541 to register


*You must attend all three classes in order to participate.

Event Image E & J Gallo Winery Info Session
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stop by Koelbel 330 to learn more about E & J Gallo Winery and their Management Development Program (career buffs position # 53137)
Event Image E. & J. Gallo Winery Info Session
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

E&J Gallo is the largest family owned producer of wine in the world and is a privately held, family-owned and managed winery, with a Commitment to Excellence in every aspect of our business. Achievement stems from a long-term business approach to include outstanding quality, commitment to research, highest-quality brands-building advertising, and a sales management organization that is unrivaled in the industry.
Event Image Free Yoga Mondays
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Yoga for CU students Monday nights at 6 p.m. Authentic hatha, vinyasa flow taught by Brian Saeger. Bring a mat if you have one. We have extras if you don't. Best to eat dinner after class.

Meets at CU's Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., across from the stadium, 1 block north of Colorado Ave, at the corner of University Heights Ave. LGBTQ-friendly. Bring friends!! ($5 for faculty, staff and admin)
Event Image Monday Night Bowl
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Start the week with some FUN! Only $8 for two hours of unlimited bowling! Price includes shoes and a fountain drink. Bring friends; it's a great deal. Everyone is welcome! 
Mondays, 6pm-close. 

Include dinner, snacks and beverages while you bowl. The Connection will begin serving a new late night pub menu in October! Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for details on all the events, and like us at www.facebook.com/cuconnection for the latest info. 
Panel Discussion: What We Learned at Grace Hopper
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Earlier this month, eight CU-Boulder students got the chance to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. During this interactive panel discussion, they'll share who they met and what they learned about resources and support available for women in the industry. 
Event Image Takács Quartet Guest: Cavani Quartet
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  The world-famous, all-women Cavani Quartet, named after the 19th-century Italian violin makers Giovanni and Vincenzo Cavani, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The Cleveland Plain Dealer says, “Together, these players make music with passionate conviction, as if their lives depended on interaction.”
Event Image OASIS - Spiritual but not Religious
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

O.A.S.I.S. is "Open Accepting Students Into Spirituality"

Many college students and young adults embrace spirituality, but don't identify with "religion." OASIS is a community of CU-Boulder college and grad students who seek to explore various spiritual traditions and practices in a relaxed and open-minded environment.

Mary Wolf facilitates the group.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Summer 2015 Schedule 25 Room Process
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM

The process assigns Centrally Controlled Classrooms for classes that are meeting at standard times for all Summer Terms. This includes assigning classrooms to all labs and rec classes. It takes through October 29th to complete the process.
Event Image TECHNOLOGY Workshops: Diversity & Technology *
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Diversity & Technology
Brian Casey, PhD Candidate, Music

In this workshop we’ll explore how to plan for a classroom of widely diverse learners and how we
can use technological tools to better reach students of all backgrounds, perspectives and capabilities.
These strategies will be applied to all aspects of the learning process from course creation to
lectures, recitations and study guides and learning metrics.

 

DILS Tibetan
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

DILS Tibetan
gayley@colorado.edu
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Dissertation Working Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This is an on-going workgroup for graduate students who have passed their comprehensive exams and are engaged in any part of the dissertation process. It is a  supportive place to set and achieve goals that will move you concretely toward the completion of your dissertation.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops

Event Image Reading the IPCC Report: Near Term Climate Change
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Ever wonder what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says? Learn more on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this fall during a seminar series by IPCC authors and contributors. This fall’s focus is on Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (Working Group I’s contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report).

Find the topics and speakers for the whole series here: http://cires.colorado.edu/news/announcements/2014/IPCCseminar.html Hosted most Tuesdays and some Thursdays through Dec. 9, 2014.
FLTP Blogs
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

FLTP Blogs
Event Image Getting off to a Smart Start in Graduate School
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

This workshop series is designed to help Master’s students develop concrete skills early in their graduate career related to balancing work and play/family life, time  management, and study skills.
We will also hone skills in research and reviewing literature, assembling a way to keep track of what you read, and writing. Get off to a good start̶even if you started a while ago! All sessions will take place in C4C N215.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
 
Event Image Neuroscience Seminar Series
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Seminar talk with Barbara Weiland, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Member of the Center of Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Boulder

Tuesday, Oct 21st
MUEN E214
4-5pm

Talk title: Multimodal Neuroimaging of Risk and Reward in Addiction

Dr. Barbara Weiland is Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado with a Ph.D. in biomedical physics.  Previously, she was a Research Investigator in the Substance Abuse Section of the Department of Psychiatry and the Addiction Research Center at the University of Michigan where she completed her postdoctoral training in the functional neuroimaging of substance use disorders.  Dr. Weiland is the recipient of a NIDA Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) and a Brain and Behavior Foundation (NARSAD) Young Investigator Grant, both focusing on the role of the dopaminergic reward system in substance abuse risk. Her work involves multimodal neuroimaging, including anatomical, functional and molecular imaging techniques, to investigate the mechanisms underlying addiction. Her work suggests that preexisting neurobiological vulnerability for substance abuse may be linked with competition and interaction of brain networks.  At the same time, chronic substance use negatively impacts both structure and function of key networks likely contributing to the addiction cycle.

(For additional information, please contact Linda Watkins at: linda.watkins@colorado.edu)


Special Series: Make your Writing Sparkle!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Held in Fleming 170)   2 dates offered in October--attend any one you wish!  If you have a paper or creative writing project that you think needs a second opinion, this is the workshop for you! We can help with developing ideas, creating an outline, formulating a thesis statement, or general edits. Writing pieces can be from any subject, from EBIO to Jewish Studies.
Event Image TIGER 1 Workshops: Conflict Management in Labs
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Conflict Management in Labs
Nancy Guild, Lab Coordinator, MCDB 

In science labs students often work in groups, thus conflicts about responsibilities, tasks, and timing can arise. Professor Guild addresses how best to prevent such conflicts and handle them when they arise.

Event Image Earn 3 History Credits This Summer: Study in France - Information Session
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

For the fourth year, the course
HIST 4190: America and France, Connections Through Time
will take place in Bordeaux, France.  This 3-credit Global Seminar, based at the prestigious Sciences Po-Bordeaux, will be led by Professor Tom Zeiler. The course compares and contrasts the history and contemporary issues facing the US and France.  Topics include revolution, democracy, war, gender relations, economy, terrorism, immigration, and a myriad of cultural ties.  Explore how two of the world's most powerful nations have interacted, and represented to the world two different models of democracy.  The course is two weeks, taught entirely in English, and satisfies elective History major and minor requirements. 

Check out the information session
Tuesday, October 21, 4:30-5:00 pm, UMC 353


 or contact Prof. Zeiler at thomas.zeiler@colorado.edu
Don't miss out - this program enrolls only 15 students, and it fills quickly!!

Event Image Global Seminar: Natural Resources in Rural South Africa - Summer 2015!
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Spend Maymester in rural South Africa learning about Natural Resources and Livelihoods with Sociology professor, Lori Hunter. This 3 week, 3 credit global seminar will begin in Soweto and travel to rural homelands near Kruger National Park. Engage with villagers in a 2-day homestay and learn from research experts at the University of Witswatersrand. Open to all majors, learn more at an informational meeting with the Director: October 21st, 4:30-5:30 pm in C4C S341.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=SouthAfricaGS
Event Image Study Abroad in Bordeaux, France this summer!
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Spend 2 weeks in June this summer studying France-American relations in Bordeaux, France! This three credit course is taught by CU History Professor (and Int'l Affairs Director) Tom Zeiler. Study in beautiful Bordeaux through lectures, guest speakers and excursions to various sites in and around Bordeaux. There are extra scholarships available for this program! Learn more at an upcoming meeting: October 21st, 4:30-5:00 pm in UMC 353.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=gsbordeaux
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre.
Event Image Education Pioneers Info Session
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

KOBL 302

Come learn how Education Pioneers, a national nonprofit, attracts, prepares, and advances top leaders and managers to transform education into the best led and managed sector in the U.S. so that all children receive a high-quality education. Education Pioneers is one of the only organizations focused directly on building the pipeline of top leadership and management talent for positions outside the classroom.
Learn more about their job opening for students with a masters degree: Career Buffs: 54906  Food will be provided!


Event Image Education Pioneers Information Session
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Come learn about Education Pioneers, a national nonprofit. attracts, prepares, and advances top leaders and managers to transform education into the best led and managed sector in the U.S. so that all children receive a high-quality education. Education Pioneers is one of the only organizations focused directly on building the pipeline of top leadership and management talent for positions outside the classroom. 

Food will be provided!
Event Image 'Raising Shrimp' Documentary Screening
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Why does our food come from so far away? Shrimp is the most popular seafood in the United States, where we eat over a billion pounds a year. But 90 percent of it is imported, and most of that is farmed, not wild caught. What are we really eating and is it our only choice? How do they farm shrimp? Is it safe to eat? What happened to the American shrimp fishery? What could a more local shrimp mean for our health, and the health of our nation? Is such a thing even possible?

Ted Caplow has an engineer's attitude: if something is broken, how do we fix it? He's joined by Andy Danylchuk, an aquatic ecologist, as they search for a seafood we can all believe in. They begin on the Gulf Coast, where the pursuit of shrimp has led fishermen on a wild downward ride from riches to rags, as they chase shrimp across the ocean floor against mounting economic and environmental forces. An adventure into the jungles, mangrove lagoons, and coral reefs of Belize finds a different sort of shrimp industry, where the animals are bred by the millions in elaborate laboratories, before being grown in enormous ponds and then harvested, frozen, and shipped in a single night. But here, too, the cutthroat global trade of seafood, as if it were just another commodity like wheat or tin, takes its toll. Only the shrewd survive.

Ted and Andy return home for an even more harrowing series of interviews with food safety experts, further sharpening their plea for a more local food system. Ultimately, they find hope in a most unlikely place, as their journey makes a sharp turn into modern agricultural science. Along the way, Ted and Andy help us look at shrimp with a new excitement, revealing why this little critter is more than just a tasty dining choice, and could be a hint of salvation for our entire food culture. Before that can happen, the film shows us that we have some major challenges to overcome...not least inside ourselves, as we come to terms with what it means to eat - and live - like a modern human.

See the trailer:


Filmmaker Sarah Curry will be there to answer questions after the 49-minute screening.

Sponsored by CU Environmental Center
Event Image 4000-level History Course in Shanghai, Maymester 2015 - INFORMATION SESSION
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

4000-level History Course in Shanghai, Maymester 2015

Professor Tim Weston, a specialist on modern Chinese history, will be teaching this course.  After teaching a similar course in Beijing two years ago, he said,
"It was one of the best teaching experiences of my life."


INFORMATION SESSION
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
5:30 PM

UMC 353

·  Discover how Shanghai’s and Nanjing's rich history has shaped modern China.

·  Live in one of the most dynamic and important cities in China and East Asia.

·  Visit transformed treaty port neighborhoods, the site where the Chinese Communist Party was founded, traditional gardens, and the center of China’s financial world.

·  If you are a History major or Asian Studies major or minor, fulfill an upper division major/minor requirement. No previous knowledge of Chinese language required.

·  This Global Seminar was awarded funding by the Center for Asian Studies through the Tang Fund. A generous scholarship will cover most participant expenses.

For eligibility and information, visit Office of International Education site:

Location Description

Shanghai has been China’s most vibrant and important global city since it was forcibly opened as a treaty port following the Opium War of the mid-nineteenth century. The city served as a melting pot for sojourners from across China and from around the world, which resulted in the development of a highly cosmopolitan urban culture. Shanghai was also China’s most important port city, the center of China’s industrial production, and the country’s financial and media capital. The transformations that Shanghai has undergone over the course of the nearly two centuries since the Opium War make it an ideal living laboratory for the study of modern Chinese history.

Academics

  • You will receive CU-Boulder "in residence" credit for courses taken on this program as if you had completed the work on the Boulder campus.
  • You are required to be a full time student while studying abroad (does not apply to summer programs).
  • You may apply credit to your major and college requirements with approval from your academic advisor.
  • You should be aware that some subjects (i.e. cooking, recreation, tourism) are not eligible to count for any credit at CU.

The purpose of this Global Seminar is to make use of the wide variety of museums and historical and contemporary sites in and around Shanghai to explore that city’s uniquely important role in modern Chinese history. We will begin by studying historical events and themes in a classroom setting and then venture into the city itself to study the multiple ways those same events and themes have been memorialized or in some instances erased, in present-day Shanghai. You will gain a strong appreciation for both the content of modern Chinese history and for how that history is remembered and made use of in China today. In addition, you will learn to think critically about the relationship of the past to the present; the ways the past is used by actors in the present; the way memorials capture and present meaning; the role of museums and how to view them with a critical eye; and the ways Shanghai, as a key site in modern China, has constantly re-invented itself in tandem with the dramatic transformation of the country as a whole over the course of modern history.

The course is open to any CU-Boulder undergraduate and there are no pre-requisites. Given the focus of the class, it should be of particular interest to students studying Chinese Language and Literature, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Geography, History, International Affairs, or Political Science. However, interested students from all disciplines are welcome. All instruction in the course will be done in English and all written work will likewise be done in English.

The 3-week course will start in Boulder and end with two weeks in Shanghai. The Boulder component will consist of 3-hour classes (with lecture, discussion, and film viewing components) to provide students with the basic historical narrative regarding modern Chinese history as a whole. The Shanghai component will consist of two hours of class discussion and 1 to 2 field trips, including lectures, each day. In addition to our time in Shanghai, we will travel to nearby Nanjing, another key city in modern Chinese history and the site of many important memorials, including one to Sun Yat-sen, the “founder” of modern China, and one to the victims of the horrific Nanjing Massacre conducted by the Japanese at the start of World War II in Asia.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015
Course Date: May 11 - May 25, 2015



Event Image Explore Majors and Careers
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Connect your strengths and skills to areas of interest and learn about resources to help you get started exploring majors or careers plans. Choosing a major or career can seem like a big decision. Whether you are still searching for a major, or unsure how to apply it to a career, we’ll help break down it down and give you tons of free resources and strategies to get started.

Go Pro With Your Career! Summit to career success to gain the resources and professional skills employers are looking for in students entering the internship and job market.

Learn more: CU Buffs Professional Program Event 1 of 4.

Event Image Liberal Learning & Imaginative Conservatism: What We Do for Love
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Liberal Learning & Imaginative Conservatism: What We Do for Love

Oct. 21, 2014
Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m
British Studies Room in Norlin Library
CU-Boulder campus

W. Winston Elliott III, publisher of The Imaginative Conservative and editor of Imaginative Conservative Books, will give a public lecture on the CU-Boulder campus this month.

Elliott’s presentation is titled “Liberal Learning & Imaginative Conservatism: What We Do for Love.” He appears at the invitation of Bradley F. Birzer, the 2014-15 visiting scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The event is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in the British Studies Room in Norlin Library on the CU-Boulder campus.

Since 1992, Elliott has served as president of the Free Enterprise Institute in Houston.

Additionally, Elliott is visiting professor of liberal arts and conservative thought at Houston Baptist University.

He earned his bachelor of arts degree in history from Washington College and his master’s of business administration, with honors, from the University of Houston.

The British Studies Room is on the fifth floor of Norlin Library, room M549. The room is wheelchair-accessible from the west entrance of Norlin via elevator to the fifth floor, but special arrangements to use this elevator must be made with library staff in advance.

Parking is available on Pleasant Street north of Norlin Library and in lot 380. After 5 p.m., the entrance gate east of Macky Auditorium and west of Sewall Hall provides access for $3.

There is also city metered parking along University Avenue north and west of Macky. City meters are free after 6 p.m.; university meters are free after 5 p.m.

See The Imaginative Conservative here

This talk is sponsored by the Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy, which is a three-year pilot program supported by private funds. More than 20 donors have raised $1 million to support the program. Bradley Birzer is the current Visiting Scholar. For more information, see:
http://artsandsciences.colorado.edu/ctp/


Event Image New Global Seminar in Shanghai, China, Summer 2015
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Attend this new summer Global Seminar in Shanghai, conducted by History Professor Timothy B. Weston and offered by Study Abroad, the Center For Asian Studies and the Tang Fund. Explore Shanghai’s uniquely important role in modern Chinese history and gain a strong appreciation for both the content of modern Chinese history and for how that history is remembered and made use of in China today. Selected participants will receive a generous scholarship funded by the Tang Fund and the Center for Asian Studies. Interest meeting Oct. 21 5:30-6:30 in UMC 353.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=ShanghaiWindowGS.
Event Image TransLingua Presentation: So You Want to Work in the Language Industry?
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

TransLingua will be holding a presentation going over the Language Industry and what potential job seekers can expect. 
Event Image Your Brain on Art: Agony & Ecstasy featuring Todd Siler and Geoffrey Ozin
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This program will occur at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, located at 1750 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302. For tickets please call 303-443-2122.

In the fourth series of Your Brain on Art, BMoCA and CU Art Museum (CUAM) explore how the emotions of agony, ecstasy, and fear are expressed by artists and interpreted by viewers. On October 21 at BMoCA,
CUAM exhibiting artist Todd Siler and nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin will discuss fear and possibility as it relates to art and environmental science. 

Event Image Visiting Artist Lecture | Judith Leemann
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Judith is an artist, educator and writer living in Boston. She teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and serves as artist in residence at the Design Studio for Social Intervention.
Event Image Faculty Tuesday: Nicolò Spera, guitar
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

"Bach's 5th and 6th Cello Suites performed on the 10-string guitar"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Global Development and Education – Setting Future Directions
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

A Government – Industry- Academic Partnership Symposium Hosted by the Mortenson Center

The challenge of how to educate the next generation of global development professionals is increasing in urgency as the number of issues affecting the global community increases on a daily basis. From the environment and the economy to infrastructure and global teaming, the professionals of tomorrow will face challenges that are increasingly global and complex. Compounding these issues are increasing demands on a global basis to address issues in a broader set of countries and communities. From mega-cities to small communities, issues of development, resiliency, and economic prosperity are challenging traditional approaches to global cooperation. The “Future Directions” Symposium is intended to start a dialogue between government agencies, academic institutions, and private industry to set a direction for greater cooperation in addressing how to educate the next generation of professionals that will enter diverse fields that focus on addressing these issues. By bringing together leaders in these fields, the stage will be set to fundamentally change the approaches for educating and introducing students to global issues and directions.

This symposium will provide a starting point from which a new set of outcomes can be developed in terms of the goals that we should set for new professionals entering the global development arena. This symposium will be a unique opportunity to hear keynote presentations, panel discussions, and interact with researchers and NGOs on emerging approaches to addressing global issues. The outcome of this interaction will be to set a new agenda from which the stakeholders can cooperatively pursue approaches that will better prepare individuals to be the next generation of global professionals.
Major Exploration Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a major exploration workshop to discover the varying opportunities that exist within CU's majors. The exploration and declaration process will be fully explored. 

Visit us in Ketchum 117 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Hydrologic Sciences & Water Resources Seminar
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This week's speaker will be Dr. Richard Koehler, National Hydrologic and Geospatial Sciences Training Coordinator
in the Forecast Decision Training Branch (FDTB) at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. Koehler will be speaking on new ways to visualize and analyze hydrologic time-series data, including application and case studies.
Event Image ProBuild Meet and Greet
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join ProBuild outside of the Trep Cafe for a Meet and Greet! Open to any undergraduate business student, they are interested in recruiting for manager in training programs. Stop by any time between 11:00-2:00pm! 
EECD Seminar
11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Rm. 251
EFPP Seminar
11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Rm. 338
Literacy Seminar
11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Rm. 330
Math/Sci Seminar
11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Math: Rm 230
Science: Rm 346
Event Image Brown Bag Preview: Pirates of Penzance
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  
Chinese Tutoring
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Chun-ling Hsu
Chinese Tutoring

Event Image Finding Images & Understanding Fair Use | Norlin Learner’s Lunch Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Looking for images of art, architecture, popular culture, historical events, famous people, or just about anything else? Discover the libraries' image resources, containing millions of high quality images. Then, learn how to legally use the images you find. Presenter: Alex Watkins
Event Image Getting to Inbox Zero : Learners Lunch @ Music
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you have thousands of emails in your inbox? Do your emails sit for days (weeks?!) flagged, started, and marked unread, only to remind you to do something later? This one-hour class covers the core principles of getting to inbox zero and staying there. Informed by David Allen's Getting Things Done system, we will focus heavily on how to process email and maintain tasks/projects in simple and reliable systems. Participants will leave with strategies for getting their email inbox to zero messages, a fresh framework for managing tasks, projects, and priorities, as well as suggestions on software that can support these healthy practices. Presented by Cory Pavicich
Group Meeting - Melissa/Katie
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

JSCBB B331
Event Image IRB Workshops (Main Campus)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you need IRB guidance for drafting your submission packet? Still not sure which buttons to click in eRA? Come out to an IRB Workshop where members of the IRB staff can answer your human research questions and guide you through the next steps of the submission process.

Registration is required.  Please plan to register at least 3 hours before the session start time.  Sessions will be cancelled if there are no registrants.

Main Campus: Norlin Library, 1st Floor Commons, Rm 109

Time: 11AM-1PM

  • Monday, September 29
  • Monday, October 13
  • Monday, October 27

Time: 12PM - 2PM

  • Wednesday, October 8
  • Wednesday, October 22
  • Wednesday, November 5

East Campus: Administrative & Research Center, Rm A16

Time: 11AM - 1PM

  • Tuesday, September 30
  • Tuesday, October 14
  • Tuesday, October 28

Time: 12PM -2PM

  • Thursday, October 9
  • Thursday, October 23
  • Thursday, November 6



Event Image Wednesday Workshop: Linkin’ It UP!
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Employers are recruiting new talent on LinkedIn – are you missing out?  Learn how to create a powerful student or alumni profile and start networking on LinkedIn.  Harness the power of this online job hunting tool by strengthening your profile.
Teacher Ed Curricular Meeting
1:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 231
Let's Talk: Walk Ins!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Held in Fleming 190)  Need help in any academic study area but can't make it to the workshops offered?  Bring in your question(s) and we will help you identify what you can do to improve your academic skills!  First come, first served!  (P.S.  If you want an extended time, please make an appointment instead.  These are meant for 10-15 minute discussions!)
Susanna Pamies
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Susanna Pamies
Event Image Men's Group
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Connect with other men to gain the support and inspiration you need. We explore all the things we face as men, including: relationships, social dynamics, troublesome behaviors, hopes and dreams, work and life direction, and masculinity in general.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
School of the Environment and Sustainability Colloquium Series
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Old Main

Speaker: Beth Osnes, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance and the Environmental Studies Program

Topic: Theatre for Women’s Participation in Sustainable Development

For our world to be sustainable, we need the collective wisdom and contributions of all sectors of society. Currently women with limited resources are largely unable to participate in the development impacting their own lives because of multiple barriers. Active theatre-based methods are a uniquely appropriate and effective tool for supporting women in authoring and participating in development. Come learn about how creative expression can unleash the contributions of women throughout the world who have valuable skills, knowledge, and perspectives. This talk is based on Beth’s most recent book, “Theatre for Women’s Participation in Sustainable Development.”

Co-Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the School of the Environment and Sustainability.
Event Image Meet Buff Employers - Go Global & Travel
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Meet Buff Employers is your opportunity to speak with organizations interested in hiring CU-Boulder students and alumni in areas of International Fields. This night will include organizations in Travel, International Education and foreign commerce fields . They’ll be recruiting from these industries and for these types of positions. Find out who’ll be attending by viewing the registered employers.


At 4:00 there will be an informal workshop to brush up on your networking skills, before the event begins at 4:30. Be ready to listen, ask questions, and speak with representatives. Be prepared to hand over a resume or apply online for potential positions.

Portuguese Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Portuguese Club
Marcelo
Event Image Alumni Career Check-up
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Alumni Career Check-up


When: October 8, 22
Time:
 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Career Services Den
Cost: 
Free

Do you need a quick resume review?  Do you have a job search question?  Career counselors are on hand for free 20 minute appointments.  You can attend the Career Check-up during any of the “Meet Buff Employers” events and meet with a career counselor. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  No registration necessary. 
Event Image Spend Maymester in Rome: Info. meeting Oct. 22
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

“Culture Wars in Rome” is a 2-week course led by Priscilla Craven, a Senior Instructor in the CU-Boulder Italian Department. Students earn three Humanities (or elective) credits through lectures and visits to major sites in and near Rome. Spend your Maymester walking, talking, eating, and exploring in central Rome! Attend an Info. Meeting with the Director and past participants: October 22nd, 4:30-5 pm in ECCR 131.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=RomeCultureWarsGS
Event Image Study Finance in London in Summer 2015! Interest meeting October 22nd
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Study international finance in London this summer, with CU Business Professor Roy Baas. This seminar includes lectures from prominent financial professionals and field trips to sites such as Lloyd’s of London, Bloomberg… and Paris! Eligibility requirements include a minimum 2.5 GPA and coursework in Business or Economics. To learn more, join us on Wednesday, October 22nd from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in KOBL 220.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=LondonGS 
French 5 - ALTEC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French 5 - ALTEC
Cecile
Event Image Branch Out: Painting Sugar Skulls
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the DSCC and the Sisters of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority for a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration.  We will be painting sugar skulls in honor of this holiday.  Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have passed away.

Event Image Careers at Goldman Sachs Discussion
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

KOBL 235

The Burridge Center for Finance and the Finance Club are bringing Tom Dunlap and Elizabeth Crum from Goldman Sachs Salt Lake Operations to meet with students to talk about careers at Goldman.  Tom is Goldman’s Managing Director in charge of CU-Boulder campus relations.  Elizabeth is in GSEC Trade Management.  The two of them will share a few remarks and answer questions on life at GS and in Salt Lake City.

When:  Wednesday, October 22nd, 6:00pm

* Refreshments will be served.

Event Image The Body: Learning and serving in community
6:00 PM

A group for college students and young adults seeking to live, learn and serve in community. We'll alternate exploring ideas in Shane Claiborne's book "The Economy of Love," and serving in community service projects out in the Boulder community.  

Meets Wednesdays during CU's fall and spring semesters at 6 p.m. Hosted by Rev. Trish Jordan.
Event Image 8 & 9-Ball Billiards Tournaments
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Test your skills, learn new skills and earn bragging rights at The Connection's 8 and 9-Ball Billiards Tournaments. Every other Wednesday; $5 entry fee. Sign up starts 6pm at the Connection Front Desk; play begins at 7pm. 

Prizes for the top finishers! Tournaments run in either double elimination or round robin format. BCA rules apply.

8-Ball Tournament dates:
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 19

9-Ball Tournament dates:
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 5
  • December 3

8 & 9 Ball Tournament: 
  • December 10
AIA Lecture Series: Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This lecture will explore the little-known story of the dramatic Viking/Norse expansion across the North Atlantic from 850-1000 CE and the explorations and settlement in Greenland and Northeastern North America. Dr. Fitzhugh will help to correct popular beliefs about “Vikings” in North America in contrast with new archaeological evidence from Arctic and Subarctic regions. In addition, the likely cases of failure of the western Norse colonies will be discussed along with implications for future human arctic endeavors.
Event Image Guest Recital: Michael Lewin, piano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Debussy, Scriabin and Schubert
Event Image Program Council and Dynamic Entertainment present: PEPPER!
8:00 PM

Program Council and Dynamic Entertainment are excited to announce that Pepper will be headlining our Homecoming Concert!

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Where: Balch Fieldhouse

This event is open to students and the general public.

Students: $20
Public: $30

Buy your tickets here.

RSVP here.

More information at www.programcouncil.com

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Event Image Celebrate Open Access Week 2014 October 20
All Day

Oct 20th: Norlin CBIS Room 1-5:00pm • Kick-Off Event Viewing Party, 1:00PM Join us for light refreshments as we view the live stream of the official kickoff event for International Open Access Week 2014. Co-hosted by SPARC and the World Bank and talk about Open Access. • Be Open Button Fest: Make your own buttons with our button maker. 1PM-5PM • CU Scholar Drop-In Submissions. Ready to make your scholarship Open Access? We’ll walk you through submitting your work to CU Scholar. Bring your digital files or your links to work in the Cloud. 2-5PM Oct 21st : ATLAS Lobby 1-3:00pm • Graduate Student Coffee Hour Oct 22nd : Norlin N410, 3-4:00pm Open Access & Librarianship. "Learn one librarian's perspective on how Open Access “makes sense and cents” in our world of information explosion." Oct 23rd : UMC Gallery, 5-6:30pm • Open Access and the Early Career Researcher: Use Open Access to increase your research impact. Learn how researchers here at CU have used Open Access to their advantage, and how you can employ their tips to get the most from your research.
Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The exhibit in the Norlin Library 3rd floor NW Triptych gallery (across from Special Collections), "Opening the Tibetan Treasury of Knowledge: Textual Transmission and Cultural Preservation," highlights key transformations in the production of Tibetan texts—from woodblock prints to digital searchable text. The display includes woodblock carvings of The Treasury of Knowledge, which is among the texts generously gifted by the Tsadra Foundation to the CU-Boulder Libraries. The gifted collection covers the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Community Roast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A group for young adults seeking to make sense of the news and current events around the world from a Christian, and otherwise spiritual, perspective. Open-minded. No agenda. Open to all who give a darn and care about what's going on.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Early-Bird & Mid-Day Break Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Weekdays, Mondays - Fridays, take a fun break during your day -- for only a dollar -- with our discounted bowling and billiards for everyone! 

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person for everyone
Billiards: $1 per hour/person for everyone

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental for everyone
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates for everyone

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Degree Audit Workshop
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Visit us for a workshop focused on how to best utilize your degree audit to check your academic progress and plan for future semesters.

Join us in Ketchum 117 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Event Image WEBINAR SERIES: Define Your Dream Job
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

When: October 2, 9, 23, 30 
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Cost: Valued at $499. Cost for University of Colorado, Boulder alumni: $295 
($30 per webinar, $99 workbook, $75 individual coaching call)

The University of Colorado, Boulder Career Services and the Alumni Association has partnered with www.HallieCrawford.com to provide a special career coaching webinar program. This dynamic intensive coaching group combines the benefits of individual coaching with group support in a 4 session coaching intensive. Because this is a self-reflective process, there is one week off during the group to give participants time to explore their ideas for their career direction. October 2, 9, 23, 30 – 11:00 a.m. MST (Instructions for webinar will be provided 1 week prior to the first class)



  • October 2, 9, 23, 30 - 11:00a.m. MST (Instructions for webinar will be provided 1 week prior to the first class)

Read more about Hallie Crawford here: http://www.halliecrawford.com/bio.html

In this program you will … Identify your career values, clarify your talents and skills and how they translate into the right job, determine your ideal work environment based on your personality type, and much more. This program will provide you with the foundation for and action steps required to identify your ideal career.

This group follows the same highly successful, coaching process Hallie has used with her clients for over 10 years with a 98% success rate. Group coaching gives you the added benefit of support and accountability from multiple sources, and perspectives from participants as well as Hallie. 

Register Here


"The best choice I made during my transition. The knowledge you gain is priceless..the results are spot on accurate. Worth every penny.”
Make your next career change the right one…
Event Image IRB Workshops (East Campus)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you need IRB guidance for drafting your submission packet? Still not sure which buttons to click in eRA? Come out to an IRB Workshop where members of the IRB staff can answer your human research questions and guide you through the next steps of the submission process.

Registration is required.  Please plan to register at least 3 hours before the session start time.  Sessions will be cancelled if there are no registrants.

Main Campus: Norlin Library, 1st Floor Commons, Rm 109

Time: 11AM-1PM

  • Monday, September 29
  • Monday, October 13
  • Monday, October 27

Time: 12PM - 2PM

  • Wednesday, October 8
  • Wednesday, October 22
  • Wednesday, November 5

East Campus: Administrative & Research Center, Rm A16

Time: 11AM - 1PM

  • Tuesday, September 30
  • Tuesday, October 14
  • Tuesday, October 28

Time: 12PM -2PM

  • Thursday, October 9
  • Thursday, October 23
  • Thursday, November 6

Event Image Buff Up Your Academic Skills
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a 4-part series, rich with information to help you succeed academically. We will target specific skills like note taking, studying, and exam preparation. We will also help you  discover your learning style and create a schedule that works for you. It’s never too late to learn strategies to boost your academic performance. All sessions will take place in C4C S440.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Coffee and the Campus Budget
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Kelly Fox and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance Steve McNally for an inside-the-campus view of how the University of Colorado Boulder is financed and the challenges and opportunities we face as an institution.

ARCE Room 346: RSVP required, space is limited. Click the register icon above.

Each session will be covering the same material, so you do not need to register for multiple sessions.
CS Colloquium: Michael Mozer (CU-Boulder)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Bayesian Optimization: From A/B Testing To A-Z Testing

A/B testing is a traditional method of conducting a randomized controlled experiment to compare the effect of two treatments, A and B, on human subjects. For example, two alternative banner ads may be served to evaluate which is more effective in driving click throughs. A/B testing is used not only for marketing and web design but is the dominant paradigm in the experimental behavioral sciences used to understand human learning, reasoning, and decision making.

ABSTRACT: Although the method can be extended to compare a handful of treatments, it does not solve the problem one often faces: searching over a large, possibly combinatorial or continuous space of alternatives to identify the treatment that achieves the best outcome. In this talk, Mozer will describe a solution to this problem using Gaussian process surrogate-based optimization, a Bayesian method that relies on generative probabilistic models of human choice and judgment. Instead of assigning many human subjects to each of a few of treatments, the technique evaluates a few subjects on each of many treatments. The technique leverages structure in the space of treatments to infer the function that relates treatment to outcomes. He will show the efficiency and accuracy of the technique on a range of problems, including: identifying preferred color combinations, maximizing charitable donations, and improving student learning of facts and concepts.

BIO: Michael Mozer received a Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of California at San Diego in 1987. Following a postdoctoral fellowship with Geoffrey Hinton at the University of Toronto, he joined the faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is presently a Professor in the Institute of Cognitive Science and the Department of Computer Science. He presently serves on the technical advisory boards of Sensory Inc. (1995-present), AnswerOn Technologies (2001-present), and Cognilytics (2010-present). He is secretary of the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation and has formerly served as NIPS Program Chair and General Chair, and as President of the Cognitive Science Society. He is the recipient of a 1990 National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, and has over 100 publications in machine learning and cognitive modeling. His research involves developing computational models to help understand the mechanisms of cognition, particularly in the areas of selective attention, visual perception, awareness, memory, learning, and executive control. He uses these models to build software that assists individuals in learning, remembering, and performing better. He also utilizes machine learning prediction and control techniques to solve problems in engineering, including intelligent environments, speech and language recognition systems, intelligent tutoring systems, and data mining of customer behavior.
Special Series: Make your Writing Sparkle!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Held in Fleming 170)   2 dates offered in October--attend any one you wish!  If you have a paper or creative writing project that you think needs a second opinion, this is the workshop for you! We can help with developing ideas, creating an outline, formulating a thesis statement, or general edits. Writing pieces can be from any subject, from EBIO to Jewish Studies.
Event Image TIGER 2 Workshops: Managing Research Teams
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Managing Research Teams
Alice Hill, PhD Student, Geography 

Providing students with an opportunity to collect data for a professional level research project adds legitimacy to the skills that they are learning, provides motivation to take the curriculum seriously, and empowers them with confidence. In this workshop we’ll discuss why this works, strategies on finding mentees, and how to set yourself up for success to capitalize on student mentorship opportunities while leveraging their efforts for your own data collection.

 

Event Image 2nd Annual James Field Willard Lecture Presents: Professor Emerita, Caroline Walker Bynum
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

2nd ANNUAL JAMES FIELD WILLARD LECTURE
PRESENTS:

CAROLINE WALKER BYNUM
Professor Emerita, History, Columbia University / Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ


Caroline Bynum’s work has been instrumental in introducing the concept of gender into the study of medieval Christianity. Her path-breaking books, Holy Feast and Holy Fast (1987) and The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christendom (1995), created the paradigm for the study of women’s piety that dominates the field today and helped propel the history of the body into a major area of pre-modern European Studies. Her recent work, in Wonderful Blood (2007) and in Christian Materiality (2011), is a radical reinterpretation of the nature of Christianity on the eve of the reformations of the sixteenth century. She is currently working on medieval devotional objects in comparative perspective.

(Bio courtesy of Institute for Advanced Study)



Medieval Materiality: A Conference on the Life and Afterlife of Things (Multi-Day Event)
5:00 PM

Medieval Materiality:

A Conference on the Life and Afterlife of Things

 

23-25 October 2014

University of Colorado at Boulder

Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS)

 

Recent work in medieval history has focused on materiality, specifically the object-ness of things – relics, cloth, books, and other materials – that survived from the medieval past.  At the same time, scholars of medieval literature have approached materiality by reinvigorating manuscript studies and by incorporating theories of digital media and networks. This interdisciplinary conference invites scholars in all fields to come together and ask two main questions: What does medieval materiality consist of? And what are the ramifications of such a focus for medieval studies more broadly.

Plenary Speakers:

Jessica Brantley – Associate Professor of English, Yale University

Caroline Walker Bynum – Professor Emerita, History, Columbia University / Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

Aden Kumler – Associate Professor of Art History, University of Chicago

Daniel Lord Smail – Professor of History, Harvard University

 

THURS: 5-7:30 PM
Norlin Library, British Studies Room
FRI: 8:30 AM - 6:15 PM
Norlin Library, British Studies Room
SAT: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Atlas Building

CONFERENCE DETAILS HERE
REGISTER ONLINE HERE

 

SPONSORED BY: English Language Notes, President’s Fund for Humanities, Center for the Humanities and the Arts, Center for Western Civilization, Arts and Sciences’ Fund for Excellence, and the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Event Image Ralphie's Cooking Basics
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join your fellow students to learn basic cooking techniques each week at Ralphie's Cooking Basics! The class will be taught each Thursday on a first come, first serve basis from 5:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m. All materials will be provided. We begin signing up at 4:45 p.m. on Thursdays and space is limited to the first twenty people. To view the schedule of topics for the various cooking classes, visit www.colorado.edu/umc/cookingbasics.
Event Image Textron Presentation: What it Takes to Drive Innovation
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

WHAT IT TAKES TO DRIVE INNOVATION
With Scott Donnelly, President & CEO, Textron Inc.
Location: ECCR 1B40
Date & Time: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 | 5–6:30pm


What can leaders do to encourage innovation? Hire great people, give them
the tools to succeed and then get out of their way. That’s the philosophy of
Scott Donnelly, the president & CEO of Textron Inc. and CU alumnus. As the
head of a Fortune 500 company with $12.1 billion in revenues that designs
and delivers business jets, helicopters, unmanned vehicles and gas-hybrid
vehicles, to name a few, Mr. Donnelly has a laser focus on driving innovation
with game-changing products that meet the needs of their commercial and
military customers.
Mr. Donnelly will talk about leading Textron’s culture of innovation:
Highly-focused teams across different functions that are developing new
products like the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter, the Cessna Citation Latitude
business jet and the Scorpion fighter jet – and bringing them to market
faster than ever before.
A 1984 graduate of CU with a B.S. degree in electrical and computer
engineering, Mr. Donnelly joined Textron in 2008 as executive vice president
and chief operating officer. He had previously been with General Electric (GE)
for 19 years, last serving as president and CEO of GE Aviation, the world’s
leading producer of large and small jet engines for commercial and military
aircraft and a major provider of flight management, actuation and power
management systems. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and director
of GE Global Research, the largest and most diversified industrial research
organization in the world.
As the head of Textron, Mr. Donnelly leads 32,000 employees in 25 locations
around the world. Textron is known for globally recognized brands such as
Cessna, Beechcraft, Bell Helicopter, Textron Systems, TRU Simulation +
Training, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Jacobsen and Kautex.
WHAT IT TAKES TO DRIVE INNOVATION With Scott Donnelly, President & CEO, Textron Inc.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

What can leaders do to encourage innovation? Hire great people, give them the tools to succeed and then get out of their way. That’s the philosophy of Scott Donnelly, the president & CEO of Textron Inc. and CU alumnus. As the head of a Fortune 500 company with $12.1 billion in revenues that designs and delivers business jets, helicopters, unmanned vehicles and gas-hybrid vehicles, to name a few, Mr. Donnelly has a laser focus on driving innovation with game-changing products that meet the needs of their commercial and military customers. 

Mr. Donnelly will talk about leading Textron’s culture of innovation: Highly-focused teams across different functions that are developing new products like the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter, the Cessna Citation Latitude business jet and the Scorpion fighter jet – and bringing them to market faster than ever before. 

A 1984 graduate of CU with a B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering, Mr. Donnelly joined Textron in 2008 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He had previously been with General Electric (GE) for 19 years, last serving as president and CEO of GE Aviation, the world’s leading producer of large and small jet engines for commercial and military aircraft and a major provider of flight management, actuation and power management systems. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and director of GE Global Research, the largest and most diversified industrial research organization in the world. 

As the head of Textron, Mr. Donnelly leads 32,000 employees in 25 locations around the world. Textron is known for globally recognized brands such as Cessna, Beechcraft, Bell Helicopter, Textron Systems, TRU Simulation + Training, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Jacobsen and Kautex. 

Event Image ENVD 2014 Alumni Panel Presentation
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Please join the Program in Environmental Design for a free and public presentation by a small group of ENVD Alumni.  To celebrate homecoming week we are showcasing what our alumni have been up to since graduation and the diversity of careers that undergraduates in Environmental Design go on to.  The event starts @ 5:30 p.m. in ENVD 134 and there will be a public reception directly following at Fate Brewing Company with free appetizers and a cash bar.  For a list of alumni panelists please visit our website.
Event Image Ferment: Eat, Drink, Discuss
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Ferment: Eat, drink and talk about life, faith/doubt, theology, God, Spirit, hope and love.

For university students ages 21-29, but you can be younger. Open to persons of any, or no, faith background. Seeking people who are open-minded, aren't rigid, and who come without agendas or needs to hog conversations. Free food and beverages for the first 6 who arrive.
Spanish 1
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Swedish 2
Event Image Supper with Snakes!
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for the Third Annual Supper with Snakes and enjoy a catered spaghetti dinner. Participate in games and trivia about snakes while we eat. After you’ve had your fill of spaghetti, enjoy a fun and informative program all about snakes. Live snakes will be present to look at and touch. The evening is appropriate for all ages, as long as participants are comfortable with snakes.
Advance registration and payment required.
Event Image Keysight Information Session
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

You are cordially invited to our Keysight Information Session

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM in Koelbel Building, Rm 340.

 

We have more than 30 full-time and over 20 intern positions available in California (Santa Rosa and Santa Clara)