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October 20, 2014 - December 18, 2014

  

Monday, October 20, 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.
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 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.
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 CU Homecoming Kickoff Event
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Start CU Homecoming Week off right at The Connection (1st floor UMC)! Join us Monday, October 20 from 6-11pm for:

- Half-price bowling and billiards

- Color Head Pin Strike Prizes – When Gold or Silver bowling pin are at the head pin, bowlers must get a staff members' attention to watch bowler. If bowler gets a strike they get to spin The Connection Prize Wheel. Prizes include Connection SWAG, coupons for free food and services, and tickets to some special homecoming week events (including the football game!)

- Free snacks for students in attendance!
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. 
Event Image A Cappella Sing-Off
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

There will be an A Cappella Sing-Off in Club 156 (Next door to The Connection, 1st floor UMC) on Monday, Oct. 20 at 7pm as part of CU Homecoming! Stop by to hear some great singers!

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.

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.
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.
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.

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.
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 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.
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!)
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.

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 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
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.
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.
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 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 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), Colorado (Loveland and Colorado Springs) Washington (Everett) and New Jersey (Budd Lake).  We will have a complete description of all open requisitions at this event.

 

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.  With its HP and Agilent legacy, Keysight delivers solutions in wireless communications, aerospace and defense and semiconductor markets with world-class platforms, software and consistent measurement science.  The company's 9,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries.

 

Come and learn who we are, where we came from and where we are going

– We have an exciting future!

 

The event will feature a brief introduction of Keysight, a couple of representative demos of what we make and lots of time for Q/A with recent CU grads working at Keysight

– oh yeah pizza and drinks will be provided.
Event Image Chamber Orchestra
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Gluck, Fauré and Brahms

Friday, October 24, 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.

Beginning of Comps week - MA students
All Day

MA students - Friday, October 24th marks the beginning of Comprehensive Exam week.  If you are in a program that has a take-home Comp Exam, the questions will be e-mailed to you by your Comps committee chair by 9:00 a.m.
Beginning of Comps Week - PhD students
All Day

PhD students - Friday, October 24th marks the beginning of Comprehensive Exam week.  If you are in a program that has a take-home Comp Exam, the questions will be e-mailed to you by your Comps committee chair by 9:00 a.m.
Event Image Pay Day
All Day

Pay day for September 28, 2014 - October 11, 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.
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.
Medieval Materiality: A Conference on the Life and Afterlife of Things (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 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 2014 Burridge Conference
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The annual Burridge Center Conference will take place in the heart of the CU-Boulder campus. The all-day event will include a variety of presentations with time allocated for Q&A. The conference format in the morning and afternoon will be presentations by our guest speakers followed by discussion with audience and Q&A and panel discussions. Lunch and refreshments will be offered. The schedule will conclude with a networking event. http://burridgecenter.colorado.edu/html/index_conference_2014.html
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 Leeds Business Power Breakfast with Professor Donald Lichtenstein
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Leeds Business Power Breakfast:
Price, Brand Name or Online Ratings?
The True Indicator of High-Quality Products

Friday, October 24
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Leeds School of Business
William M. White Business Library - First Floor
995 Regent Drive
Boulder, Colorado 80309


Please RSVP by Friday, October 17.
Space is limited.

A Presentation by Professor Donald Lichtenstein in partnership with the
Homecoming Weekend Alumni Lecture Series.
For a full list of events, please visit the CU-Boulder Alumni Association's
Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend website.

It's no surprise that consumers love high-quality brands at a great price, but how do we know what we're buying is truly a good deal? Do we trust online reviews and ratings by other consumers on popular websites like Amazon.com? Or do we simply rely on price or brand name?

Professor Donnie Lichtenstein will discuss the many influences on consumer perceptions of quality in the marketplace and how, or if, these perceptions match our reality.

Breakfast will be provided at 8:30 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Please advise October 24 is Homecoming Weekend. Attendees will receive additional information about on-campus parking options.

Questions? Please contact Samantha.A.Johnson@colorado.edu or call 303.492.9014. 

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: Writing an Effective Teaching Portfolio in the Humanities
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop: Writing an Effective Teaching Portfolio in the Humanities
Laura L. B. Border, Director, Graduate Teacher Program

When you write your portfolio what should you take into account? Style, format, evidence? How can
your portfolio stand out from others? This workshop is for humanists who are on the job market.

 

Natural treatment systems for water quality
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This week's speaker will be Josh Sharp, Assistant Professor, CEE, Colorado School of Mines
ICS Fall 2014 Colloquia Series - Shaun Kane, Ph.D.
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Shaun Kane, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
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: How Does Study Abroad Relate to Your Discipline & Your Students
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

How Does Study Abroad Relate to Your Discipline & Your Undergraduate Students?
Liza Hensleigh, Coordinator for Diversity & Access, Office of International Education

Have you studied abroad? Have you considered how your discipline relates to study abroad? Ms. Hensleigh shares her ideas on the importance of study abroad, regardless of discipline, for your undergraduates and for you as an instructor.

 

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 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 BLOrk Orchestra
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

BLOrk plays live soundtrack to the silent film classic “Call of Cthulhu.”
Event Image DMA Recital: Owen Zhou, piano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Tsontakis and Chopin
Event Image Legacy of Light
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

By Karen Zacarías
Directed by Jennifer Hubbard, Roe Green Visiting Guest Artist

Two women scientists, living hundreds of years apart, explore the meaning of love, motherhood, family, art and science in this contemporary comedy. The play juxtaposes the story of Émilie du Châtelet, a mathematician, scientist, and lover of the great 18th-century philosopher Voltaire, who became unexpectedly pregnant at 42, and that of a 21st-century physicist desperately trying to conceive a child.

“This is a work with its heart in the right place, one in which the comic machinations emanate from a source of bona fide light.” —Washington Post
Event Image Pirates of Penzance
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved comic operetta tells of the coming of age of Frederic, indentured to pirates as a boy, and his desire to leave the buccaneer’s life and marry beautiful Mabel. But first, he must find a way to defeat the swashbucklers he’s known and loved all his life. In keeping with the play’s long tradition, CU Opera’s performances will be spiced up with wry contemporary political references.
Event Image FNFS: Guardians of the Galaxies
9:00 PM

Friday Night Film Series presents the screening of the film Guardian of the Galaxy.

WHEN: Friday, October 24th at 9:00 PM

WHERE: Chem 140 Lecture Hall located on campus

This event is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP here.

Saturday, October 25, 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 Leeds Football Pregame CU vs. UCLA - Homecoming Weekend


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 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.
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 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 Legacy of Light
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

By Karen Zacarías
Directed by Jennifer Hubbard, Roe Green Visiting Guest Artist

Two women scientists, living hundreds of years apart, explore the meaning of love, motherhood, family, art and science in this contemporary comedy. The play juxtaposes the story of Émilie du Châtelet, a mathematician, scientist, and lover of the great 18th-century philosopher Voltaire, who became unexpectedly pregnant at 42, and that of a 21st-century physicist desperately trying to conceive a child.

“This is a work with its heart in the right place, one in which the comic machinations emanate from a source of bona fide light.” —Washington Post
Event Image Pirates of Penzance
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved comic operetta tells of the coming of age of Frederic, indentured to pirates as a boy, and his desire to leave the buccaneer’s life and marry beautiful Mabel. But first, he must find a way to defeat the swashbucklers he’s known and loved all his life. In keeping with the play’s long tradition, CU Opera’s performances will be spiced up with wry contemporary political references.

Sunday, October 26, 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.
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 BM Senior Recital: Adam Sammakia, jazz bass
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Ahbez, Byard, Donaldson, Vinegar and Sammakia
Event Image Legacy of Light
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

By Karen Zacarías
Directed by Jennifer Hubbard, Roe Green Visiting Guest Artist

Two women scientists, living hundreds of years apart, explore the meaning of love, motherhood, family, art and science in this contemporary comedy. The play juxtaposes the story of Émilie du Châtelet, a mathematician, scientist, and lover of the great 18th-century philosopher Voltaire, who became unexpectedly pregnant at 42, and that of a 21st-century physicist desperately trying to conceive a child.

“This is a work with its heart in the right place, one in which the comic machinations emanate from a source of bona fide light.” —Washington Post
Event Image Pirates of Penzance
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved comic operetta tells of the coming of age of Frederic, indentured to pirates as a boy, and his desire to leave the buccaneer’s life and marry beautiful Mabel. But first, he must find a way to defeat the swashbucklers he’s known and loved all his life. In keeping with the play’s long tradition, CU Opera’s performances will be spiced up with wry contemporary political references.
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 Guest Chamber Recital: Véréna Dietrich, piano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

 featuring:
Jane Goodall, piano
Christina Jennings, flute
Hsing-ay Hsu, piano
Grant Larson, saxophone
Doug Walter, marimba

Performance will include selections by Chaminade, Maurice, Sancan and Ravel

Monday, October 27, 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.
Event Image Spring 2015 Course Reservation Begins


Course reservation is Oct. 27–31. See Course Reservation for more information.
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.
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.
October 27th, 29th & 31st - EECD Comp Exams - PhD students
12:00 AM

PhD students in EECD only - This will be the week of your Comprehensive Exams in the School of Education.  Your exam will be on one of these three days.  More information to follow.
Event Image Colorado Law Fair
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Thinking about Law School? Each year the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) hosts forums around the country for anyone thinking about attending law school to explore their options.

Prospective law students can meet with representatives from nearly 200 law schools nationwide, as well as financial aid specialists, law school diversity directors, and lawyers in a variety of fields who are ready to answer your questions.

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: Patrick Simen, Oberlin College

Topic: Interval timing and decision making with an opponent Poisson diffusion model

Abstract:  Diffusion models explain patterns of choice probabilities and response times (RTs) in perceptual decision making tasks. In these models, a random quantity representing the "evidence" favoring one choice over another builds up over time until a boundary is reached, resulting in a decision. Recently, my colleagues and I have applied diffusion models to interval timing task performance, with accumulation rates determined by the rates of stochastic clock-pulse emitters (Simen et al., 2011, 2013). To make a fast response, the model accumulates pulses, or "spikes", at a high rate; conversely, slow responses require low spike rates. Despite major differences between these task types, RT distributions in both exhibit suggestively similar relationships between their standard deviations and means across task conditions. The std/mean ratio – the coefficient of variation (CV) – is typically constant across conditions. This phenomenon has long been regarded in the timing literature as a "law of behavior", akin to the Weber-Fechner law of choice probability in decision making (e.g., Gibbon, 1977). More recently, CV invariance has also been nominated as a behavioral law of decision making (Wagenmakers & Brown, 2007). This parallel suggests that a process of noisy accumulation might underlie both decision making and timing. However, even the prototypical diffusion model – which is simpler than versions used to fit decision data in practice – is too flexible to account for CV invariance: it can equally well fit data that adhere to it and data that violate it. To understand how a diffusion model could explain CV invariance, we examined what happens when the diffusion process emerges from counting up the outputs of one Poisson spike source (e.g., a pool of neurons in primary visual cortex) and simultaneously counting down the outputs of an opponent spike source. Assuming that spike rates are proportional to the strength of evidence (in decision making) or clock speed (in timing) leads to the prediction of CV invariance and conformance to Weber's law under certain changes of task conditions – but not others! We tested both types of prediction in three sensory modalities, and our results largely support them. These findings may help unify decision making and timing theories in terms of a single cognitive process.
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: Helping Your Students Teach Themselves
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Helping Your Students Teach Themselves
Ramesh Muralimanohar, LEAD 2013-15

In this interactive session participants will discuss methods and strategies to encourage student learning
among your students. Self-teaching helps students build the skills they need in a real-life work environment
and also allows for deeper coverage of topics. Come prepared to discuss and work through strategies that
you can use in your class.

 

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.

C4C Room S341: 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 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
Portuguese Table
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Portuguese Table
Marcelo Tadeu Schincariol
Event Image TBD
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

TBD
Event Image Guest Master Class: Jorja Fleezanis, violin
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  
French 5 - ALTEC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French 5 - ALTEC
Cecile
Event Image Internship/Job Search & Interviewing
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Start an Internship or Job Search here! Learn the secrets of internship and job searching to find what you’re looking for. Build social media job searching skills and interviewing skills to gain an edge in your search.

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 3 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 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 The Invention of Influence: Public Reading with Poet, Translator and Literary Scholar Peter Cole
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The University of Colorado Boulder's Program in Jewish Studies, English Department
History DepartmentMediterranean Studies Group, Spanish and Portuguese DepartmentReligious Studies Department and Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and the University of Denver's 
Center for Judaic Studies and Creative Writing Program welcome acclaimed poet, translator, literary scholar and specialist in Medieval Spanish Hebrew poetry, Peter Cole, who will be performing a public poetry reading from his most recent book The Invention of Influence.

 

The Invention of Influence

Public Reading with Peter Cole

Monday, October 27 at 7:00PM

University of Colorado Boulder Campus

Eaton Humanities, Room 150

Space is Limited - Please RSVP to CUJewishStudies@colorado.edu

 

The recipient of a 2007 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Peter Cole is a renowned poet and translator, deemed "an inspired writer" by The Nation and "one of the handful of authentic poets of his own American generation," by Yale University author and professor Harold Bloom. Booklist calls Cole's most recent poetry publication, The Invention of Influence (2014) "Masterful…. Deeply allusive, profound, committed verse." In this, his fourth book of poems, Cole presents a ramifying vision of human linkage. At the heart of the collection stands the stunning title poem which brings us into the world of Victor Tausk, a maverick and tragic early disciple of Freud who wrote about one of his patients’ mental inventions — an "influence machine" that controlled his thoughts. In Cole’s symphonic poem, this machine becomes a haunting image for the ways in which tradition and the language of others shape so much of what we think and say. The shorter poems in this rich and surprising volume treat the dynamics of coupling, the curiously varied nature of perfection, the delights of the senses, the perils of poetic vocation, and more.

Peter Cole is the author of four books of poetry: Rift; Hymns & Qualms; Things on Which I've Stumbled; and The Invention of InfluenceCole's numerous translations of contemporary Hebrew and Arabic poetry and fiction include The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492, recipient of the National Jewish Book Award and winner of the American Publishers Association’s Award for Book of the Year; War & Love, Love & War by Aharon Shabtai; Love & Selected Poems by Aharon Shabtai; J’Accuse by Aharon Shabtai; and So What: New & Selected Poems, 1971-2005 by Taha Muhammad Ali. Cole was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1957 and began studying Hebrew in Jerusalem in 1981.

 

Questions? Please contact the Program in Jewish Studies at CUJewishStudies@colorado.edu or by phone at 303.492.7143.

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 28, 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.
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 TECHNOLOGY Workshops: Using Naxos Music Library and Streaming Media in the Classroom
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Using Naxos Music Library and Streaming Media in the Classroom
Grace Haynes, Howard B. Waltz Music Library, University Libraries

Overwhelmed by all the streaming music and media services out there? Are you curious about which
tool can best suit your needs in the classroom? In this session, we’ll take a look at Naxos Music
Library and more streaming resources that can be used for teaching and learning.

 

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

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
 
SLA & Technology: The Theory in Practice
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

SLA & Technology: The Theory in Practice
Mark Knowles

Event Image TIGER 1 Workshops: Classroom Assessment Techniques for STEM Classrooms
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Classroom Assessment Techniques for STEM Classrooms
Lorine Giangola, Lead Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program

How do you know if your students understand the important concept you just explained? How can
you tell if you need to spend more time on certain material or if you can move on to new content? This
workshop will discuss methods that help us assess student learning in real time and allow us to study
the effectiveness of our teaching.

Event Image Meet Buff Employers: Go Global & Travel
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Includes: International, Multi-national, Cross Cultural and Teaching/Working Abroad 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

Professional Headshots for Leeds Students (Free)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Come professionally dressed (at least from the waist up) and get your free professional headshot to use on LinkedIn. Then make sure to stay for the Introduction to LinkedIn Workshop at 5:30pm in KOBL S127. 

Read these tips from Photofeeler on how to have The Perfect Profile Photo!
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 Guest Recital: Jorja Fleezanis, violin
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Performance will include selections by Beethoven, Bartók and Mozart.
Event Image Introduction to LinkedIn Workshop
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Do you have a LinkedIn account, but don't know how to use it? Or do you need help setting up your account? Attend this fun and interactive workshop and we will show you why LinkedIn is a great tool to use to start building your professional brand! Make sure to also get your free LinkedIn headshot before the event in the atrium from 4:30-5:30pm. 
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. 

Your Brain on Art: Agony & Ecstasy featuring Leonie Koban and Marina López-Solà with guests
6:00 PM - 8:05 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.
In the second program of the series on October 28, BMoCA hosts Colorado Shakespeare Festival actor, Karen Slack, who will perform a monologue of both agony and ecstasy; Julie Puma, an artist whose paintings convey the pain of aging with striking physical presence; and experts in the study of affect theory Leonie Koban and Marina López-Solà, both Doctoral Research Associates, Cognitive and Affective Control Laboratory, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder. 
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 | Diane Burko
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monumental geological phenomenon of the world have captured Diane’s attention throughout her career. Since 2006 her artistic practice has been located at the intersection of Art and Science and has been used as a tool for social change and environmental policy, bringing attention to the urgent issues of climate change. This past year she participated in expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, which profoundly augmented her ongoing study of ice as an indicator of environmental change.
Event Image Faculty Tuesday: Michael Thornton, horn
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

An avid chamber musician and a recognized soloist internationally, Michael Thornton has been a featured performer at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (NM), Mainly Mozart (CA), Spoleto (SC), Moab Music Festival (UT), Campos do Jordao International Winter Festival (Brazil), Medellin Festicamara (Colombia), among many others. He performs annually as the Solo Horn of the Washington Island Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin, and will serve this season as hornist with the Camerata Pacifica Chamber Ensemble in Southern California. As a soloist, in addition to his regular appearances with the Colorado Symphony, Mr. Thornton has performed with the National Arts Center Orchestra (Canada), Melbourne Musician’s Chamber Orchestra (Australia), and numerous orchestras in the US. He has also appeared as a featured artist at several horn symposia, most notably the 40th International Horn Symposium (Denver), the Western US Horn Symposium (Las Vegas), and Hornswoggle (Jemez Springs, NM).

Appointed to the faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1999, Michael Thornton is currently Associate Professor of Horn. In addition, he serves as a Faculty Artist at the Colorado College Music Festival each June. Mr. Thornton holds certification in Mental Toughness Training from the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Florida, and implements this training in his teaching. His students hold positions in orchestras throughout the United States and abroad, and have won numerous awards and competitions. Professor Thornton has twice received the Marinus Smith Award, which is bestowed upon teachers at CU Boulder who have made significant contributions to their students’ development.
Event Image Throwback Movie Tuesday: THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
8:00 PM

Throwback Movie Tuesday presents the screening of the film The Blair Witch Project.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 28th at 8:00 PM

WHERE: Chem 140 Lecture Hall located on campus

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 29, 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.
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 Time Collection Due
All Day

Off-Campus time collection is due October 29, 2014 for pay period October 12, 2014 - October 25, 2014. The pay date is November 7, 2014.

On-Campus
time collection is due October 30, 2014 for pay period October 12, 2014 - October 25, 2014. The pay date is November 7, 2014
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Career & Internship Fair
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder cordially invites you and your organization to take part in the CEAE Mini-Career and Internship Day. This event is intended to provide all participating companies and organizations equal opportunity to interact with interested students currently specializing in all areas of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering.
Event Image Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Fall Mini-Career and Internship Day
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This event is open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in the Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Program with a focus on Construction Engineering and Structures.  While juniors will be actively pursuing internships, and seniors will be looking for job opportunities, freshmen and sophomores may be gathering information to make them better informed job-seekers in the future. 
Event Image Virtual Career Information Session
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

AT&T Retail is hosting a Virtual Career Information Session on Oct 29th@ 10am and 6pm (Mountain) for the Rocky Mountain Region.  Please help promote this event by distributing this information amongst your clients, community partner contacts, market connections and any entities – or individuals – you feel would benefit from it. 

 

Retail opportunities range from Retail Sales Consultants, who work directly with our customers and sell our state-of-the-art products in our retail locations; to Retail Store Managers and Assistant Store Managers who oversee operations and manage and develop teams, just to name a few.  Currently, we’re actively recruiting for Full Time & Bilingual Retail Sales Consultants.

 

AT&T offers paid training, competitive wages and benefits that include medical, dental, paid vacation and more! 

  • Medical/Dental/Vision benefits
  • Earn up to 22 paid days off per year
  • Discounts on AT&T products and services
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program               
  • Pre-taxed flexible spending accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Competitive salary + Commission
  • 401K with a company match

 

***Our current full-time Retail Sales Consultants earn an average of $47,175.00 in total compensation in the first year when successfully meeting or exceeding sales goals (base plus commission).

 

WHAT: AT&T Retail Virtual Career Information Session

WHEN: Oct 29th, 2014 @ 10am & 6pm (Mountain)

HOW to APPLY: Candidates interested in attending the Info Session MUST apply at http://attlinks.com/co-1467466 and RSVP for the session at http://attlinks.com/eventbrite-RMR-VICS-10-29-14. Please register for only ONE session.

 

Ed Minor Meeting
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Room 230
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. 
REM Seminar
11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

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

Rm. 330
Chinese Tutoring
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Chun-ling Hsu
Chinese Tutoring

Group Meeting - Andrea/Adrianne
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

JSCBB B331
Event Image Music and the Law: Copyright and Music Study : Learners Lunch @ Music
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Can I make an arrangement of that song? Can I put a copy of this score in my dissertation? What are my rights in the song I just wrote? What can I put up on YouTube? How can I find media that is copyright-free? Copyright plays an increasingly important role in the lives of musicians, but remains a subject of both myth and mystery. At this workshop we'll review the basics of fair use, and then look at some of the ways it affects musicians in an academic environment. Bring your questions! Presented by Eric Harbeson
Literacy & Math/Science Program Area Meetings
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Literacy: Room: 230
Math/Science: Room 341
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!)
EECD, EFPP, EPSY, & REM Program Area Meetings
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

EECD: BUENO Conference Room
EFPP: Room 338
EPSY: Room 334
REM: Room 230
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: William Boyd, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law and Environmental Studies Program

Topic:  Genealogies of Risk: How Risk Triumphed Over Precaution in US Environmental Law and Why You Should Care

Co-Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the School of the Environment and Sustainability.
Event Image Summer course and project in Bolivia: meeting 10/29
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Earn 6 credits in 5 weeks in this off-the-beaten-path South American destination. Students will earn 3 credits for the Democracy & Development course, and then 3 credits for a research or service-learning project. Gain an inside perspective of the strategies and political organization of rural communities, and make a difference through your hands-on project. Interest meeting Oct. 29th, 4:30-5 pm in UMC 417.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=BoliviaGS
French 5 - ALTEC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French 5 - ALTEC
Cecile
Event Image Launch Your Global Career
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Get hired based on your international experience. International students, returned study abroad students, and all other students interested in internationalizing their careers are invited to an event and workshop! In this event you’ll get a chance to learn how to develop global competencies, search for global opportunities, and market your international experience to employers. Food and refreshments will be provided.
Event Image Janus Information Session (Summer Internships) Fixed Income & Equity Research
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

KOBL 235
Alums from Janus will be here on Wednesday, October 29th at 6:00pm.  They will be talking about the fixed income internship and the research internship. In addition, Addison Maier, Jonathan Aal and Taylor Portman will be talking about Janus in general.

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 Watershed Wednesday: Prevent Thirstier Thursdays with Water Sustainability
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the Energy Outreach Team at the Environmental Center in a film screening of Watershed with discussions led by Gary Wockner of Save the Colorado and Aaron Derwingson of Nature Conservancy. Watershed explains the current state of the Colorado River and the issues the western U.S. faces in regards to water availability. The guest speakers will lead discussion on pathways to individual action. Free Half Fast (while it lasts!) Date: October 29 at 7pm Location: HUMN 1B80 See you there!
Event Image Legacy of Light
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

By Karen Zacarías
Directed by Jennifer Hubbard, Roe Green Visiting Guest Artist

Two women scientists, living hundreds of years apart, explore the meaning of love, motherhood, family, art and science in this contemporary comedy. The play juxtaposes the story of Émilie du Châtelet, a mathematician, scientist, and lover of the great 18th-century philosopher Voltaire, who became unexpectedly pregnant at 42, and that of a 21st-century physicist desperately trying to conceive a child.

“This is a work with its heart in the right place, one in which the comic machinations emanate from a source of bona fide light.” —Washington Post
Event Image Pendulum New Music
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  

Thursday, October 30, 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.
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 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…
TESOL DST Workshop
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

TESOL DST Workshop
Edwige Simon
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: Karon MacLean (University of British Columbia)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Details coming soon!
Event Image TIGER 2 Workshops: A Guide to Conversations and Peer Consultation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A Guide to Conversations and Peer Consultation
Laura L. B. Border, Director, Graduate Teacher Program 

Dr. Border will share the secrets of the “do no harm” inquiry-based consultation method, which can be applied in conversations with students and research team members.

 

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 Virtual Career Information Session
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

AT&T Retail is hosting a Virtual Career Information Session on Oct 29th@ 10am and 6pm (Mountain) for the Rocky Mountain Region.  Please help promote this event by distributing this information amongst your clients, community partner contacts, market connections and any entities – or individuals – you feel would benefit from it. 

 

Retail opportunities range from Retail Sales Consultants, who work directly with our customers and sell our state-of-the-art products in our retail locations; to Retail Store Managers and Assistant Store Managers who oversee operations and manage and develop teams, just to name a few.  Currently, we’re actively recruiting for Full Time & Bilingual Retail Sales Consultants.

 

AT&T offers paid training, competitive wages and benefits that include medical, dental, paid vacation and more! 

  • Medical/Dental/Vision benefits
  • Earn up to 22 paid days off per year
  • Discounts on AT&T products and services
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program               
  • Pre-taxed flexible spending accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Competitive salary + Commission
  • 401K with a company match

 

***Our current full-time Retail Sales Consultants earn an average of $47,175.00 in total compensation in the first year when successfully meeting or exceeding sales goals (base plus commission).

 

WHAT: AT&T Retail Virtual Career Information Session

WHEN: Oct 29th, 2014 @ 10am & 6pm (Mountain)

HOW to APPLY: Candidates interested in attending the Info Session MUST apply at http://attlinks.com/co-1467466 and RSVP for the session at http://attlinks.com/eventbrite-RMR-VICS-10-29-14. Please register for only ONE session.

 

Event Image Jazz Combos Showcase
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Artist in Residence: saxophonist & composer Greg Osby joined by students of the McKee & Jenkins Combos
Event Image Legacy of Light
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

By Karen Zacarías
Directed by Jennifer Hubbard, Roe Green Visiting Guest Artist

Two women scientists, living hundreds of years apart, explore the meaning of love, motherhood, family, art and science in this contemporary comedy. The play juxtaposes the story of Émilie du Châtelet, a mathematician, scientist, and lover of the great 18th-century philosopher Voltaire, who became unexpectedly pregnant at 42, and that of a 21st-century physicist desperately trying to conceive a child.

“This is a work with its heart in the right place, one in which the comic machinations emanate from a source of bona fide light.” —Washington Post
Event Image ADVANCED SCREENING: Nightcrawler
8:00 PM

Program Council Film Series presents the ADVANCED SCREENING of Nightcrawler!

When: Thursday, October 30th at 8:00 PM

Where: Chem 140 Lecture Hall

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

RSVP here.

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 31, 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 Fall 2014 Last Day to Change Your Final Exam Schedule
All Day

Last day for students who have three or more final exams on the same day to make arrangements to change their final exam schedule. Students may also arrange an alternative examination time if two final exams are scheduled to meet at the same time. Students should make arrangements with the instructor.
Event Image Queer Women in Community (QWIC)
All Day

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
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.
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.
Turn Comp Exam in via e-mail - MA students
All Day

​MA students - ​E-mail your Comprehensive Exam back to your committee chair by 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 31st.
Turn Comp Exam in via e-mail - PhD students
All Day

PhD students - E-mail your Comprehensive Exam back to your committee chair by 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 31st.
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. 
Effect of Dissolved Organic Matter Redox State on Aqueous Mercury Speciation and Mercuric Sulfide R
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: Effect of Dissolved Organic Matter Redox State on Aqueous Mercury Speciation and Mercuric Sulfide Reactivity.

This week's speaker will be Brett Poulin, Ph.Dc, CEAE, CU Boulder
Halloween Costume Contest
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Join us for the annual Halloween Costume Contest with free cider and snacks. The first 35 participants in the contest will receive a coupon for free soup from the UMC Alferd Packer Grill. Email Kim Kruchen at kimberly.kruchen@colorado.edu to reserve your spot! Everyone is welcome to watch the contest and cheer on the creativity of your fellow Buffs. The contest starts at 12:30 p.m.
ICS Fall 2014 Colloquia Series - R. McKell Carter, Ph.D.
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

R. McKell Carter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Institute of Cognitive Science and Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of Colorado Boulder

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 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.
SOE Halloween Family Celebration
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

School of Education Room 151
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 Legacy of Light
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

By Karen Zacarías
Directed by Jennifer Hubbard, Roe Green Visiting Guest Artist

Two women scientists, living hundreds of years apart, explore the meaning of love, motherhood, family, art and science in this contemporary comedy. The play juxtaposes the story of Émilie du Châtelet, a mathematician, scientist, and lover of the great 18th-century philosopher Voltaire, who became unexpectedly pregnant at 42, and that of a 21st-century physicist desperately trying to conceive a child.

“This is a work with its heart in the right place, one in which the comic machinations emanate from a source of bona fide light.” —Washington Post
Event Image Theatre of the Vampires
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Frequent Flyers® Theatre of the Vampires is a wild phantasmagoria of aerial, dance, theatre, music, chills and thrills. One night only: Halloween, 2014. Sensual, dark, provocative, funny, and campy. Come in costume! (Rated: PG-13).
Event Image Fall 2014 Last Day to Drop a Course via MyCUInfo
11:59 PM - 11:59 PM

Last day for students to drop a course without approval signatures via MyCUInfo. All dropped courses are assessed 100% of tuition and fees ($0 refund) and a W grade is posted to transcripts.

After this date, all dropped courses require the instructor's and dean's signatures on a special action form. These forms are available at the instructor's department. Additional approval, such as petitioning the dean, may be required for some colleges (check with your school or college). See Drop/Add for more information.

After this date, Education students require a dean's signature on their withdrawal requests. See Withdraw for more information.

Saturday, November 01, 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 Apply for Graduation and Have Name in Program


See Graduation for more information.
Event Image Leeds Football Pregame CU vs. Washington


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 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 2015-16 CU-Boulder Scholarship Application Opens
All Day

The CU-Boulder Scholarship application is available every year from November to March through MyCUBoulder for prospective freshmen & transfer students and MyCUInfo for continuing undergraduate & graduate students.

The application requires completing a resume and general essay. Additionally, some of the scholarships may require writing a special essay, submitting recommendation letters, or documenting eligibility. Any scholarship that has financial need as criteria for eligibility also requires a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application requirements for each scholarship vary and are available in the portal or the CU-Boulder Scholarship Database.

To complete the application, follow these tips:

A scholarship committee evaluates submitted applications and selects recipients. Scholarships are highly competitive and award criteria may include academic merit, financial need, extracurricular activities, leadership, or other requirements.


For more information visit www.colorado.edu/scholarships.
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.
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 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 Legacy of Light
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

By Karen Zacarías
Directed by Jennifer Hubbard, Roe Green Visiting Guest Artist

Two women scientists, living hundreds of years apart, explore the meaning of love, motherhood, family, art and science in this contemporary comedy. The play juxtaposes the story of Émilie du Châtelet, a mathematician, scientist, and lover of the great 18th-century philosopher Voltaire, who became unexpectedly pregnant at 42, and that of a 21st-century physicist desperately trying to conceive a child.

“This is a work with its heart in the right place, one in which the comic machinations emanate from a source of bona fide light.” —Washington Post
Event Image David Sedaris
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Humorist, New York Times best-selling author and a lively performer who always sells out Boulder shows, DAVID SEDARIS will return to Macky Auditorium on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM. The evening includes presentation by Sedaris, questions and answers, and book signing. His latest, "Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls," became an instant best seller when published in April 2013.

Sunday, November 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.
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 BM Junior Recital: Anisha Rush, jazz saxophone
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Blade, Nelson, Heusen, Bonfá, Garrett, Rush and Dameron
Event Image Legacy of Light
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

By Karen Zacarías
Directed by Jennifer Hubbard, Roe Green Visiting Guest Artist

Two women scientists, living hundreds of years apart, explore the meaning of love, motherhood, family, art and science in this contemporary comedy. The play juxtaposes the story of Émilie du Châtelet, a mathematician, scientist, and lover of the great 18th-century philosopher Voltaire, who became unexpectedly pregnant at 42, and that of a 21st-century physicist desperately trying to conceive a child.

“This is a work with its heart in the right place, one in which the comic machinations emanate from a source of bona fide light.” —Washington Post
Event Image Takács Quartet
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Grammy Award-winning chamber quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts for three decades at CU-Boulder. Their irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality has led The Guardian (London) to proclaim, “The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level.”
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 Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, and Collegiate Choral
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Billings, Fasolo, Wildhorn, Harrison, Morley, Dvořák, Mendelssohn, Ramsey, Cain, Tate, Jacobson, Tchaikovsky, Elder and Halley

Monday, November 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.
Event Image Spring 2015 Registration Period for Continuing Degree Students (By Assigned Appointment)


Check MyCUInfo for your enrollment appointment. Enrollment appointments are assigned November 3–21. For best course selection, register as soon as possible after your enrollment appointment begins. Continuing degree students can register through January 8 and also during Open Enrollment.
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.
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 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: Scott Schafer, Wager Lab

Topic: TBA
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 Musicology Colloquium: Heather Willoughby, Ewha Womans University
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 
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
Portuguese Table
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Portuguese Table
Marcelo Tadeu Schincariol
Event Image TBD
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

TBD
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.

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 Takács Quartet
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Grammy Award-winning chamber quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts for three decades at CU-Boulder. Their irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality has led The Guardian (London) to proclaim, “The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level.”
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, November 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.
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 TECHNOLOGY Workshops: Blogging as a Teaching Tool
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Blogging as a Teaching Tool
Alessandra Link, PhD Candidate, History

How can student blogs strengthen course goals? In this workshop we will discuss how to create a
blog and the ways in which blogging can enhance student learning.

 

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 Neuroscience Seminar Series
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Seminar talk with Dr. Richard Olson, Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder

Tuesday, Nov 4th
MUEN E214
4-5pm

Talk title: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Reading and Related Skills

Behavior-genetic research with identical and fraternal twins suggests that on average, genes account for most of the population variance and deficits (dyslexia)in reading and related skills. I will review results from our Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center and the International Longitudinal Twin Study that support this conclusion, and I will discuss its implications for public policy in education. Molecular genetic studies of the twins' DNA and potentially related differences in brain structure and activity are beginning to suggest biological pathways that may be associated with individual differences and deficits in reading.

(For additional information, please contact Linda Watkins at: linda.watkins@colorado.edu)



Event Image TIGER 1 Workshops: Writing your Diversity Statement for an Academic Job
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Writing your Diversity Statement for an Academic Job
Laura L. B. Border, Director, Graduate Teacher Program 

Academic jobs are very competitive, and a quality diversity statement can definitely help give you an edge over other applicants. Come in and learn about how to craft one for yourself.

Event Image Professional Headshots for Leeds Students (Free)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Come professionally dressed (at least from the waist up) and get your free professional headshot to use on LinkedIn. Then make sure to stay for the Advanced LinkedIn Workshop at 5:30pm in KOBL S127.
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 Advanced LinkedIn Workshop
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join recruiters from The Integer Group for an advanced workshop on LinkedIn! They will show you how they use LinkedIn on the recruiter side to find potential candidates. This is a great opportunity for students who already have a LinkedIn profile set-up, but need some help tweaking it to make themselves more marketable to companies! The recruiters will individually go through your profile to provide feedback and tips to make your profile awesome! 

Make sure to get a professional headshot taken before this event. 

Workshop with be held in KOBL S127.
Event Image Visiting Artist Lecture |: Sanford Biggers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

An LA native working in NYC, Sanford Biggers creates artworks that integrate film, video, installation, sculpture, drawing, original music and performance. He intentionally complicates issues such as hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity and art history in order to offer new perspectives and associations for established symbols. Through a multidisciplinary formal process and a syncretic creative approach he makes works that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are conceptual. Biggers is an assistant professor at Columbia University’s Visual Arts program and a board member of Sculpture Center, Soho House and the CUE Foundation.
Event Image An Evening with Soledad O'Brien
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Distinguished Speakers Board is pleased to announce its first event of the year. Soledad O’Brien, former CNN anchor for Weekend Today and founder of Starfish Media Group, will be speaking on Tuesday, November 4th at CU Boulder’s Macky Auditorium Concert hall. Doors will open at 6:45pm and O’Brien will begin at 7:30pm. O'Brien's lecture for the evening will be titled: "Creating Truth: The Media and its Viewers." After the lecture portion of the event, a Q&A session with the audience will follow.

O'Brien is an award winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer.  O’Brien was the originator of the Black in America and Latino in America documentary series on CNN.  In June 2013 she launched Starfish Media Group, a multiplatform media production and distribution company, dedicated to uncovering and producing empowering stories that take a challenging look at the often divisive issues of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity, through personal stories.  Starfish Media Group continues to produce Black in America and Latino in America and other programming for CNN. Also, in June 2013, O’Brien joined HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel as a correspondent, and joined the Harvard University Graduate School of Education as a visiting fellow for the 2013-14 school year. In 2010, she wrote a critically-acclaimed memoir The Next Big Story: My Journey through the Land of Possibilities, which chronicles her biggest reporting moments and how her upbringing and background have influenced these experiences. O'Brien came to CNN from NBC News where she anchored the network’s Weekend Today. Soledad O’Brien is a graduate of Harvard University and currently lives with her husband and four children in Manhattan.

Tickets for the event will be free for CU Students with a valid BuffOne card and $8 for the community. Tickets will be available starting October 20th on the first floor of the University Memorial Center (UMC) at the Distinguished Speakers Board Table, Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm. Limited community tickets will be available online at macky.colorado.edu starting October 13th.

The Distinguished Speakers Board is a student-run cost center of CU Student Government with the mission to bring the world’s greatest minds to the CU Boulder campus. For more information please visit http://CUdsb.org.


For information about the event or event accommodations, contact the Distinguished Speakers Board at DSBchair@gmail.com.
Event Image Faculty Tuesday: Carter Pann, composer
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

In the last ten years Carter Pann’s music has become known for its blend of crafty, popular-sounding idioms, subtle and unabashed humor, and haunted melodic writing. His music has been performed around the world by such ensembles and soloists as the London Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Berlin-Stockholm-Finnish Radio Symphonies, Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, National Symphony of Ireland, New York Youth Symphony, Richard Stoltzman, the Ying Quartet, pianists Barry Snyder and Winston Choi, and the Antares ensemble, among others. Honors in composition include the K. Serocki Competition for his First Piano Concerto (premiered by the Polish Radio Symphony in Lutoslawski Hall, Warsaw 1998), the Charles Ives Scholarship from the Academy of Arts and Letters, and five ASCAP composer awards. His Piano Concerto was nominated for a GRAMMY as “Best Classical Composition of the Year” 2001. Pann’s Clarinet Concerto Rags to Richard, commissioned for Richard Stoltzman, was recorded by the Seattle Symphony under Gerard Schwarz. Love Letters (string quartet no. 1) was commissioned by the Ying Quartet for their LIFE MUSIC commissioning project through a grant from the American Music Institute. His workSlalom (for orch.) was performed by the London Symphony under Daniel Harding in 2001 and has since been widely performed throughout the United States and Europe (and subsequently showcased on NPR’s Performance Today). Concerto Logic (Piano Concerto No. 2) was commissioned by a consortium of nearly two dozen wind symphonies around the country with the composer as soloist. His most recent work, Mercury Concerto for flute and orchestra, was written for and premiered by fellow faculty member Christina Jennings and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston. Throughout the last six years Carter has contributed regularly to the explosion of new Wind Symphony works being written for the many ensembles around the country. He was the most featured composer at the recent Nationwide CBDNA conference in Austin, TX (2009).  

Wednesday, November 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.
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 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. 
Packard Competition Brown Bag
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

• Each year the Boulder campus is asked to submit two candidates for consideration for a Packard Award. Past awardees and members of the campus selection board will present on what they and the Packard committee are looking for in a successful application. Highly recommended for anyone who plans to compete for this honor.
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!
EPSY Seminar
11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Room 334
Chinese Tutoring
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Chun-ling Hsu
Chinese Tutoring

Group Meeting - Kelly S/Balaji
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 Producing Academic Posters that Respect Your Work | Norlin Learner’s Lunch Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Would you wear sweatpants to a graduation ceremony? Why not? They're comfortable, easy, and cheap, right? And that's precisely the point: comfortable, easy, and cheap is a wholly inappropriate look for an occasion that honors hard work, commitment, and attention to detail. An academic poster is no different. Why, after devoting untold hours to excellence in research and writing, would you want to send your work out into the world dressed like the guy on the next StairMaster over? Your work deserves better. Creating beautiful, more credible academic posters is mostly a matter of common sense and can be done with familiar software. We’ll look at some very simple guidelines and design ideas that can help make your work visually smashing. Presenter: Dave Underwood
Event Image What is CU Scholar? : Learners Lunch @ Music
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This Fall, the University Libraries will be introducing CU Scholar, a brand new institutional repository (IR) to house the University’s scholarly output, to the entire University of Colorado Boulder campus. This workshop will offer background on the IR, IR policies, submission process, and helpful resources. There will be time for questions and the second portion of the session will be highly interactive. Presented by Jennifer Chan
Event Image Wednesday Workshop: Meatballs & Resumes
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This is day-of prep for our Fall Career Fair.  Bring your resume and create your :30 pitch.  Learn how to brand yourself and capture the attention of employers at tonight’s fair:  5:307:30 in UMC 235.  Yes, there WILL be meatballs!

Get more Career Fair info on our Facebook page.

Teacher Ed Curricular Meeting
1:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Room 231
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: TBD

Co-Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the School of the Environment and Sustainability.
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: November 5th, 2014; KOBL 302 at 5:00 PM.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=NorthernEuropeGS
Event Image New Global Seminar in Istanbul, Turkey, Summer 2015
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Spend two weeks next summer in Istanbul, exploring its multi-ethnic history with professor Nan Goodman. This 2-week, 3 credit global seminar will give you the opportunity to learn about Jewish-Muslim relations alongside local university students, and visit numerous cultural landmarks (including a Dervish Lodge)! Open to all majors; learn more (including details about pre-program classes on campus in the spring) at an informational meeting with the Director on November 5th from 5 - 6 pm in C4C N215.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=IstanbulGS
Event Image Study Theatre, Music and Culture in Edinburgh, Scotland this summer!
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Earn 3 credits in 3 weeks this summer while experiencing the world's largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, first hand! In addition to staying in Scotland's beautiful capital, students take a five day tour of the Highlands and a day trip to Glasgow. See the arts in a whole new way! Interest meeting: Weds., 11/5, 5-6pm in UMC 325.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=ScotlandGS
French 5 - ALTEC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French 5 - ALTEC
Cecile
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 DMA Recital: Diego Caetano, piano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Rachmaninoff, Villa-Lobos, Chopin and Liszt
Event Image Jazz Ensemble III, Good and Reed Combos
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  

Thursday, November 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.

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.
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 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 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
CS Colloquium: Marek Petrik (IBM Research)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Details coming soon! 
Event Image TIGER 2 Workshops: Tips and Tricks for Mentoring Undergraduate Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tips and Tricks for Mentoring Undergraduate Students
Janet Tsai, Doctoral Candidate, Mechanical Engineering 

Should you be a boss or a coach when mentoring an undergraduate student? This workshop will utilize illustrative vignettes from a one-on-one mentoring program in engineering to demonstrate extremes of the mentoring spectrum. Spoiler alert: there are no guarantees of success when developing a mentoring relationship, but being aware of the common phases of mentoring relationships and learning from others’ mentoring pitfalls can make you a better mentor!

 

Event Image Global Seminar: Introduction to Operations & Information Management
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Complete BCOR 2500 this summer in Spain! Travel to Valencia, Spain, this summer and study Management in one of Spain's most exciting cities . You will engage in site visits to local businesses and learn first-hand about Spanish and international companies. Find out more on November 6th, 2015, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Koelbel 230.
http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=ValenciaGS
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 "Apartheid and the Role of South African Jews" - CU at the Boulder JCC with Zilla Goodman
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

"Apartheid and the Role of South African Jews"

With Professor Zilla Goodman

Thursday, November 6 @ 7PM

Boulder JCC, 3800 Kalmia Ave.

 

Join the Boulder JCC's Menorah: Arts, Culture, and Education for a fascinating presentation by Zilla Goodman, Senior Instructor, Coordinator of the Hebrew Language & Literature Program, and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Program in Jewish Studies, entitled "Apartheid and the Role of South African Jews."

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 Chamber Choir
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image DMA Recital: Heath Walton, jazz saxophone
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Cornell, Dogg, Cuomo, Jones, Wilson and Corgan

Friday, November 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.

EECD Portfolios due - MA students
All Day

​MA students in EECD only​ - Portfolios are due to the Graduate Studies Coordinator, Staci Shea, in Education 151 by Friday, November 7th.
Event Image Front Range Bioneers Conference: A Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Bioneers is inspiring a shift to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of life, each other and future generations. The 12th annual event creates community opportunities for sharing, learning and action, and brings together the region's cutting edge solutions ideas, people and organizations. The event features a broadcast of the national Bioneers plenaries and is locally enriched with: music and arts, networking, children's eco-activities, field trips, sessions, workshops and For more info and to register, visit http://ecenter.colorado.edu/bioneers
Event Image Pay Day
All Day

Pay day for October 12, 2014 - October 25, 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.
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.
November 7-21 - Comps oral defenses - MA students
12:00 AM

​MA students - ​Comps oral defenses
November 7-21 - Comps oral defenses - PhD students
12:00 AM

PhD students - Comps oral defenses
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.
Summer 2015 Centrally Controlled Classroom Assignments Made
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Assignments are posted in ISIS and a printout will be emailed to departments. Assignments should be carefully reviewed. If you were not assigned a classroom, you should contact Academic Scheduling immediately.
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: Lessons for Life Through Art
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Faculty Forum: Lessons for Life Through Art
George Rivera, Associate Professor, Art & Art History

Presentation is about how art reflects life and what we might learn from it, especially for those who will
join academia.

 

Microbial Capacitive Desalination for Produced Water Treatment and Energy Production
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This week's speaker will be Casey Forrestal, Research Associate, CEAE, CU Boulder.
ICS Fall 2014 Colloquia Series - ICS Summer Research Award Recipient
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

ICS Summer Research Award Recipient
Katherine Phelps, Graduate Student, ICS and Department of Linguistics

Rebecca Scarborough, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics and
Fellow, Institute of Cognitive Science
Lewis Harvey, Jr., Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and
Fellow, Institute of Cognitive Science

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: Helping International First-Year Students Succeed in Your Class
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Helping International First-Year Students Succeed in Your Class
Paige Progar, International Student Advisor, Office of International Education

Have you observed international students having difficulty with taking tests, studying, participating in class? Do they seem reluctant to ask for help? Have you observed cheating or found plagiarism? We will discuss why and explore strategies to help these students succeed in your class.

 

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
Event Image AES Distinguished Lecture Series: C.D. Mote Jr.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

What's Coming, Whether We Like It or Not
A Presentation by National Academy of Engineering President C.D. Mote Jr.  

Predicting the future is unreliable. However, simply recognizing the direction to the future, when it is little changing, is often useful for planning purposes. Such was the case for university planning during the period of great stability 1945-1990.

However, when the direction to the future changes, as it did during the 1990s, guidance is influenced by the new, 21st century direction whatever it may be. This presentation addresses these 20th and 21st century directions, and offers observations drawn from the 21st century direction that may be useful in university planning today.

Planning for the 21st century direction, and stepping away from planning for the 20th century direction that no longer exists, is surprisingly difficult but necessary to at least consider.

Biography
C. D. Mote, Jr. is President of the National Academy of Engineering and Regents Professor, on leave, from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Mote earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees at the University of California, Berkeley in mechanical engineering between 1959 and 1963. After a postdoctoral year in England and three years as an assistant professor at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, he returned to Berkeley to join the faculty in mechanical engineering for the next 31 years. He and his students investigated a wide range of problems in dynamics, controls and biomechanical engineering. Fifty-eight Ph.D. students earned their degrees under his mentorship.

At Berkeley, he held an endowed chair in mechanical systems and served as chair of the mechanical engineering department from 1987 to 1991, and in 1991 he was appointed vice chancellor of the university expressly to create and lead a $1 billion capital campaign for the campus that ultimately reached $1.4 billion. In 1998, Dr. Mote was recruited to the presidency of the University of Maryland, College Park, a position he held until 2010 when he was appointed Regents Professor. His goal for the university was to elevate its self-expectation of achievement and its national and global position through proactive initiatives. During his tenure, he founded a 130-acre research park next to the campus, faculty research funds increased by 150%, and partnerships with surrounding federal agencies and with international organizations expanded greatly, among other achievements.

Dr. Mote’s recognitions include the NAE Founders Award, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Medal, and the Humboldt Prize of the Federal Republic of Germany. At the University of California, Berkeley, he was honored with the Distinguished Teaching Award, Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award, Berkeley Citation, and Excellence in Achievement Award. He is an Honorary Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Mechanics, the Acoustical Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He holds three honorary doctorates and two honorary professorships.
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 DMA Recital: Kellan Toohey, clarinet
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  
Event Image MFA 2014 Fall Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join the CU Art Museum in celebrating the 2014 MFA Fall Thesis Exhibition.
Graduate school presents one with a solitary journey of discovery in the company of others.  Like the grass-worn lines that crisscross the campus quads, graduate study requires urgent trail blazing.  It focuses on questions of identity and history, materiality and form, wherein one attempts to fill in the missing gaps of knowledge, whether personal or cultural, historic or contemporary.  In its brief duration for an artist, graduate study also begs one to project the future, or the place you hope to reach. 

Each of these artists has negotiated this journey in highly personal and poetic ways, illuminating these desires as the need to make visible the invisible, and by doing so acknowledge the connections we all share whether they be our need for support in our striving for the ideal (Hebbert), or in examining the unseen distance between those closest to us (Pialtos), or by revealing how social ‘structures’ shape how we participate in public reception and discourse (Watters), or in the tactile nature of our yearnings to nurture and procreate (Guerra), or in how important it is to closely observe and attend to communities that exist in the margins of our societies (Lopez). 

All of these artist demonstrate tremendous empathy for their subjects, be it an audience member, a historic figure, an imagined being, or participant.  That these works embody such fundamental notions of love speaks beautifully to who these artists are and what they have to contribute to the world.  We applaud them for bringing to form such a critical, and too often, missing component in the dialogue within the art world and academy.  Their paths are worth following.

Kim Dickey, Professor
Department of Art & Art History
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 DMA Recital: JD Little, saxophone
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image Mummenschanz
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Silence, illusion, light and shadow. Masks and props made from everyday objects. Mind and body, sleight of hand. For more than four decades, the surreal Swiss theater troupe has brought myth, mystery and plenty of laughter to audiences around the world, using its unique universal language to explore the human condition.

Saturday, November 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 Club 156 presents: HANK & CUPCAKES CONCERT


Program Council is excited to announce that Hank & Cupcakes and Vance Romance are coming to CU!

When: Saturday, November 8th at 8:00 PM

Where: Club 156

Cost: ONLY $10!

Get your tickets here.

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 Front Range Bioneers Conference: A Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Bioneers is inspiring a shift to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of life, each other and future generations. The 12th annual event creates community opportunities for sharing, learning and action, and brings together the region's cutting edge solutions ideas, people and organizations. The event features a broadcast of the national Bioneers plenaries and is locally enriched with: music and arts, networking, children's eco-activities, field trips, sessions, workshops and For more info and to register, visit http://ecenter.colorado.edu/bioneers
Event Image MFA 2014 Fall Thesis Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Graduate school presents one with a solitary journey of discovery in the company of others.  Like the grass-worn lines that crisscross the campus quads, graduate study requires urgent trail blazing.  It focuses on questions of identity and history, materiality and form, wherein one attempts to fill in the missing gaps of knowledge, whether personal or cultural, historic or contemporary.  In its brief duration for an artist, graduate study also begs one to project the future, or the place you hope to reach. 

Each of these artists has negotiated this journey in highly personal and poetic ways, illuminating these desires as the need to make visible the invisible, and by doing so acknowledge the connections we all share whether they be our need for support in our striving for the ideal (Hebbert), or in examining the unseen distance between those closest to us (Pialtos), or by revealing how social ‘structures’ shape how we participate in public reception and discourse (Watters), or in the tactile nature of our yearnings to nurture and procreate (Guerra), or in how important it is to closely observe and attend to communities that exist in the margins of our societies (Lopez). 

All of these artist demonstrate tremendous empathy for their subjects, be it an audience member, a historic figure, an imagined being, or participant.  That these works embody such fundamental notions of love speaks beautifully to who these artists are and what they have to contribute to the world.  We applaud them for bringing to form such a critical, and too often, missing component in the dialogue within the art world and academy.  Their paths are worth following.

Kim Dickey, Professor 
Department of Art & Art History 
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.
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 CU GOLD Student Leadership Conference
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

CU GOLD invites you to participate in its 7th Annual Student Leadership Conference on Saturday November 8 from 10am-4:30pm at University of Colorado Boulder in the University Memorial Center, Room 235. Our workshops will explore topics in relational leadership, social media, and personal branding, building a resume, and how to apply leadership in both your professional and daily life. We will also have a series of breakout sessions in categories such as cross-cultural communication, social justice, conflict resolution, and service/volunterrism.

Come join us for a half day of relevant and interesting seminars, lunch, and more!

Ticket Registration Here


Thou Art Miscast workshop (ages 8-18) (Multi-Day Event)
10:00 AM

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Ever wanted to play a Shakespeare role that no one would cast you in (yet)? Well...where there's a Will, there's a way! Explore a scene that challenges you as an actor and will be wacky fun as well. We'll encourage experimentation and find out how RIGHT we just might be for these roles, if someone would only cast us in them!
Event Image Japanese and Balinese Ensembles
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  
Event Image MM Recital: Trevor Minton, cello
2:00 PM - 3:30 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 African Highlife Ensemble
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image Boulder Phil: Piano Legends - Music of Billy Joel & Elton John
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Michael Butterman, Music Director
Jean Meilleur & John Regan, Guest Artists

A tribute concert featuring the music of two legends, Billy Joel and Elton John. Guest artists Jean Meilleur and John Regan will perform the best of what these two brilliant singer-songwriters have given the world. Hit songs include Say Goodbye to Hollywood, Piano Man, Only the Good Die Young, Circle of Life, Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me and much more.

Sunday, November 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.

Event Image Front Range Bioneers Conference: A Bioneers Resilient Communities Network Event (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Bioneers is inspiring a shift to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of life, each other and future generations. The 12th annual event creates community opportunities for sharing, learning and action, and brings together the region's cutting edge solutions ideas, people and organizations. The event features a broadcast of the national Bioneers plenaries and is locally enriched with: music and arts, networking, children's eco-activities, field trips, sessions, workshops and For more info and to register, visit http://ecenter.colorado.edu/bioneers
Event Image MFA 2014 Fall Thesis Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Graduate school presents one with a solitary journey of discovery in the company of others.  Like the grass-worn lines that crisscross the campus quads, graduate study requires urgent trail blazing.  It focuses on questions of identity and history, materiality and form, wherein one attempts to fill in the missing gaps of knowledge, whether personal or cultural, historic or contemporary.  In its brief duration for an artist, graduate study also begs one to project the future, or the place you hope to reach. 

Each of these artists has negotiated this journey in highly personal and poetic ways, illuminating these desires as the need to make visible the invisible, and by doing so acknowledge the connections we all share whether they be our need for support in our striving for the ideal (Hebbert), or in examining the unseen distance between those closest to us (Pialtos), or by revealing how social ‘structures’ shape how we participate in public reception and discourse (Watters), or in the tactile nature of our yearnings to nurture and procreate (Guerra), or in how important it is to closely observe and attend to communities that exist in the margins of our societies (Lopez). 

All of these artist demonstrate tremendous empathy for their subjects, be it an audience member, a historic figure, an imagined being, or participant.  That these works embody such fundamental notions of love speaks beautifully to who these artists are and what they have to contribute to the world.  We applaud them for bringing to form such a critical, and too often, missing component in the dialogue within the art world and academy.  Their paths are worth following.

Kim Dickey, Professor 
Department of Art & Art History 
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.
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.
Thou Art Miscast workshop (ages 8-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Ever wanted to play a Shakespeare role that no one would cast you in (yet)? Well...where there's a Will, there's a way! Explore a scene that challenges you as an actor and will be wacky fun as well. We'll encourage experimentation and find out how RIGHT we just might be for these roles, if someone would only cast us in them!
Event Image MM Recital: Peter Bauer, clarinet
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    
Event Image DMA Recital: Andrew Packard, collaborative piano
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  
Event Image Early Music Ensemble
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  
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 Altius Quartet
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Graduate String Quartet in Residence

Monday, November 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.

Event Image Houston Career Trek (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Are you a Leeds junior or senior? Are you interested in the energy industry? Go to Houston, Texas with Leeds Career Development and the Burridge Center to visit multiple companies in the energy industry! Apply online HERE.
Event Image MFA 2014 Fall Thesis Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Graduate school presents one with a solitary journey of discovery in the company of others.  Like the grass-worn lines that crisscross the campus quads, graduate study requires urgent trail blazing.  It focuses on questions of identity and history, materiality and form, wherein one attempts to fill in the missing gaps of knowledge, whether personal or cultural, historic or contemporary.  In its brief duration for an artist, graduate study also begs one to project the future, or the place you hope to reach. 

Each of these artists has negotiated this journey in highly personal and poetic ways, illuminating these desires as the need to make visible the invisible, and by doing so acknowledge the connections we all share whether they be our need for support in our striving for the ideal (Hebbert), or in examining the unseen distance between those closest to us (Pialtos), or by revealing how social ‘structures’ shape how we participate in public reception and discourse (Watters), or in the tactile nature of our yearnings to nurture and procreate (Guerra), or in how important it is to closely observe and attend to communities that exist in the margins of our societies (Lopez). 

All of these artist demonstrate tremendous empathy for their subjects, be it an audience member, a historic figure, an imagined being, or participant.  That these works embody such fundamental notions of love speaks beautifully to who these artists are and what they have to contribute to the world.  We applaud them for bringing to form such a critical, and too often, missing component in the dialogue within the art world and academy.  Their paths are worth following.

Kim Dickey, Professor 
Department of Art & Art History 
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.
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.
Thou Art Miscast workshop (ages 8-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Ever wanted to play a Shakespeare role that no one would cast you in (yet)? Well...where there's a Will, there's a way! Explore a scene that challenges you as an actor and will be wacky fun as well. We'll encourage experimentation and find out how RIGHT we just might be for these roles, if someone would only cast us in them!
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: Dan Gustavson

Topic: TBA
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 Musicology Colloquium: Jay Keister, University of Colorado, Boulder
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Naughty Women vs. Macho Men: Glam-punk and Homophobia in Southern California in the late 1970s
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

Irene Blair talk
Portuguese Table
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Portuguese Table
Marcelo Tadeu Schincariol
Event Image 2014 LESTER LECTURE: "Sibling Rivalries, Scriptural Communities: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam"
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

THE DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES

OF THE

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER

IN COLLABORATION WITH

THE CU MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES GROUP AND THE PROGRAM IN JEWISH STUDIES PRESENTS

THE

 2014 LESTER LECTURE

SIBLING RIVALRIES, SCRIPTURAL COMMUNITIES:

JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, AND ISLAM

FEATURING

DAVID NIRENBERG

HISTORY & THE COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL THOUGHT

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

MONDAY, 10 NOVEMBER 2014

BRITISH STUDIES ROOM, NORLIN LIBRARY

RECEPTION: 5:30 PM

LECTURE 6;00 PM

ALL ARE WELCOME!

The Lester Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of the Lester family. This year’s lecture is dedicated to the memory of Professor Robert C. Lester, Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, CU Boulder (1933-2013).

Details at: website
Professor Nirenberg will also lead a mid-day lunch/seminar for graduate students. For further information and to register for the seminar, contact Tyson Martinez (Tyson.martinez@colorado.edu

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.

Event Image 2014 Annual Lester Lecture featuring David Nirenberg, University of Chicago
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

University of Colorado Department of Religious Studies in collaboration with the CU Mediterranean Studies Group and the Program in Jewish Studies presents the 2014 Annual Lester Lecture featuring David Nirenberg, History and the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago. David Nirenberg will be giving a talk titled "Sibling Rivalries, Scriptural Communities: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam" on Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 6:00pm in the British Studies Room inside Norlin Library.  

Inter-religious conflict—and, with it, many questions about the role of scripture in that conflict—is once again at center stage in our geopolitical consciousness. Do the claims of the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic holy texts contribute to the violence between the various communities that read them? Or do they provide a basis for solidarity between these three religions? This talk will examine how the Qur’an, Torah, and New Testament have been read at different moments in history to consider the politics of conflict and community among the “peoples of the Book.”

The Lester Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of the Lester Family. This years lecture is dedicated to the memory of Robert C. Lester, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado Boulder Religious Studies Department (1933-2013).  

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 BM Senior Recital: Conrad Sclar, viola
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image BME Junior Recital: Coire Geare, double bass
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image Symphonic Band
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Matthew J. Roeder, conductor
with
Special Guest: Skyline High School, Stephanie Texera-Gunther, director

Performance will include selections by Schuman, George, Ives/Schuman, LoPresti, Nelson, Barber and Sousa.
Guest conductor: Robert Schwartz



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, November 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.

Event Image Houston Career Trek (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Are you a Leeds junior or senior? Are you interested in the energy industry? Go to Houston, Texas with Leeds Career Development and the Burridge Center to visit multiple companies in the energy industry! Apply online HERE.
Event Image MFA 2014 Fall Thesis Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Graduate school presents one with a solitary journey of discovery in the company of others.  Like the grass-worn lines that crisscross the campus quads, graduate study requires urgent trail blazing.  It focuses on questions of identity and history, materiality and form, wherein one attempts to fill in the missing gaps of knowledge, whether personal or cultural, historic or contemporary.  In its brief duration for an artist, graduate study also begs one to project the future, or the place you hope to reach. 

Each of these artists has negotiated this journey in highly personal and poetic ways, illuminating these desires as the need to make visible the invisible, and by doing so acknowledge the connections we all share whether they be our need for support in our striving for the ideal (Hebbert), or in examining the unseen distance between those closest to us (Pialtos), or by revealing how social ‘structures’ shape how we participate in public reception and discourse (Watters), or in the tactile nature of our yearnings to nurture and procreate (Guerra), or in how important it is to closely observe and attend to communities that exist in the margins of our societies (Lopez). 

All of these artist demonstrate tremendous empathy for their subjects, be it an audience member, a historic figure, an imagined being, or participant.  That these works embody such fundamental notions of love speaks beautifully to who these artists are and what they have to contribute to the world.  We applaud them for bringing to form such a critical, and too often, missing component in the dialogue within the art world and academy.  Their paths are worth following.

Kim Dickey, Professor 
Department of Art & Art History 
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.
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.
Thou Art Miscast workshop (ages 8-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Ever wanted to play a Shakespeare role that no one would cast you in (yet)? Well...where there's a Will, there's a way! Explore a scene that challenges you as an actor and will be wacky fun as well. We'll encourage experimentation and find out how RIGHT we just might be for these roles, if someone would only cast us in them!
Event Image Time Collection Due
All Day

Off-Campus time collection is due November 11, 2014 for pay period October 26, 2014 - November 8, 2014. The pay date is November 21, 2014.

On-Campus
time collection is due November 13, 2014 for pay period October 26, 2014 - November 8, 2014. The pay date is November 21, 2014.
Diversity and Inclusion Summit (Multi-Day Event)
8:30 AM

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Summit on November 11-12. This year’s theme is “Building the Road Map: Wondering, Wandering, Envisioning” and sessions are designed to take attendees “beyond talking” to actionable outcomes that could be implemented over the coming year.
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 Veterans Day Ceremony 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join the University of Colorado Boulder, the Office of Veteran Services, the Student Veterans Association, and the University Memorial Center in recognizing the contributions made by Colorado veterans. This ceremony will feature Sergeant Neil Duncan, a retired U.S. Army sergeant that was wounded in battle. Other speakers will include Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, the University of Colorado Board of Regents, the President of the Student Veterans Association, Benjamin Purser, and the UMC Board Chair, Joseph Soto. A presentation will also be made by the Joint ROTC Color Guard.
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.
Flipped Tutorials with VoiceThread
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Flipped Tutorials with VoiceThread
Edwige Simon

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 Ogilvy Public Relations Info Session (Multi-Day Event)
5:30 PM

 KOBL 302

Ogilvy Public Relations Information Session. We have a few amazing opportunities for students interesting pursuing their careers in Public Relations, including our summer internship program and our elite associates program. 

Who are we? We have four offices on the west coast: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boulder, and Sacramento.

What is the Associates Program? This is a full-time rotational program designed to give superstar entry-level hires experience in a variety of public relations practices such as public affairs, tech, social and Earth, our green PR practice.

Who are we looking for? Future PR superstars! Our summer internship is perfect for freshman to juniors, while our full-time internship and Associates Programs are best for graduating seniors. 

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 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 | Laurie Britton-Newell
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Laurie Britton-Newell is a curator who has worked across the fields of contemporary art, craft and design in Europe and the USA. Whilst working at the V&A Museum in London she curated critically acclaimed exhibitions such as Memory Palace in 2013, Make Lab in 2011, 1:1: Architects Build Small Spaces in 2010 and Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft in 2008. She writes and lectures regularly about art and design.

Laurie will curate an exhibition with students two weeks after the lecture.
Event Image BM Senior Recital: Jordan Flewelling, mezzo-soprano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image MM Recital: Hemi Kim, collaborative piano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Performance will include selections by Brahms and Schumann
Event Image Wind Symphony with University Singers
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  

Wednesday, November 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.

Event Image Houston Career Trek (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Are you a Leeds junior or senior? Are you interested in the energy industry? Go to Houston, Texas with Leeds Career Development and the Burridge Center to visit multiple companies in the energy industry! Apply online HERE.
Event Image MFA 2014 Fall Thesis Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Graduate school presents one with a solitary journey of discovery in the company of others.  Like the grass-worn lines that crisscross the campus quads, graduate study requires urgent trail blazing.  It focuses on questions of identity and history, materiality and form, wherein one attempts to fill in the missing gaps of knowledge, whether personal or cultural, historic or contemporary.  In its brief duration for an artist, graduate study also begs one to project the future, or the place you hope to reach. 

Each of these artists has negotiated this journey in highly personal and poetic ways, illuminating these desires as the need to make visible the invisible, and by doing so acknowledge the connections we all share whether they be our need for support in our striving for the ideal (Hebbert), or in examining the unseen distance between those closest to us (Pialtos), or by revealing how social ‘structures’ shape how we participate in public reception and discourse (Watters), or in the tactile nature of our yearnings to nurture and procreate (Guerra), or in how important it is to closely observe and attend to communities that exist in the margins of our societies (Lopez). 

All of these artist demonstrate tremendous empathy for their subjects, be it an audience member, a historic figure, an imagined being, or participant.  That these works embody such fundamental notions of love speaks beautifully to who these artists are and what they have to contribute to the world.  We applaud them for bringing to form such a critical, and too often, missing component in the dialogue within the art world and academy.  Their paths are worth following.

Kim Dickey, Professor 
Department of Art & Art History 
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.
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.
Thou Art Miscast workshop (ages 8-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Ever wanted to play a Shakespeare role that no one would cast you in (yet)? Well...where there's a Will, there's a way! Explore a scene that challenges you as an actor and will be wacky fun as well. We'll encourage experimentation and find out how RIGHT we just might be for these roles, if someone would only cast us in them!
Diversity and Inclusion Summit (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 4:30 PM

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Summit on November 11-12. This year’s theme is “Building the Road Map: Wondering, Wandering, Envisioning” and sessions are designed to take attendees “beyond talking” to actionable outcomes that could be implemented over the coming year.
Event Image Ogilvy Public Relations Info Session (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 7:30 PM

 KOBL 302

Ogilvy Public Relations Information Session. We have a few amazing opportunities for students interesting pursuing their careers in Public Relations, including our summer internship program and our elite associates program. 

Who are we? We have four offices on the west coast: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boulder, and Sacramento.

What is the Associates Program? This is a full-time rotational program designed to give superstar entry-level hires experience in a variety of public relations practices such as public affairs, tech, social and Earth, our green PR practice.

Who are we looking for? Future PR superstars! Our summer internship is perfect for freshman to juniors, while our full-time internship and Associates Programs are best for graduating seniors. 

Faculty Mentoring
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Room 338
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. 
EECD Seminar
11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

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

Rm. 338
Math/Sci Seminar
11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

Math: Rm 230
Science: Rm 346
Event Image Build Mastery and Manage Performance Anxiety
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn, explore, and discuss techniques and skills that advance music practice and performance. Learn to employ breath awareness, mindfulness skills, and thought exercises to support your and your students’ music making. Overview processes that are geared to help musicians build confidence and mastery while successfully managing performance anxiety. Presented by Matt Tomatz
Chinese Tutoring
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Chun-ling Hsu
Chinese Tutoring

Event Image Creating Attractive & Effective Presentations that Captivate Your Audience | Norlin Learner’s Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to create a unique PowerPoint (or Keynote) presentation, but just didn’t know where to start? Or maybe thought that it just took too long to create? Here’s your opportunity to learn some quick and easy ways to wow your audience. Bring a laptop and a presentation that you'd like to edit with you! Presenters: Jacie Moriyama & Viktoriya Oliynyk
Group Meeting - Emi/Kyle
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

JSCBB B331
Dean's Advisory Council (DAC)
1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Room 142
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: TBD

Co-Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the School of the Environment and Sustainability.
French 5 - ALTEC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French 5 - ALTEC
Cecile
Event Image Metric Theory Info Session
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

KOBL 330
ATTENTION Marketing students!
Join Metric Theory, a data-driven marketing company focused on driving results for clients, to learn what they look for when hiring! Their open position is posted in career buffs. Food will be provided.
Join Metric Theory, a data-driven marketing company focused on driving results for clients, to learn what they look for when hiring! Food will be provided!
Join Metric Theory, a data-driven marketing company focused on driving results for clients, to learn what they look for when hiring! Food 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.
Event Image MM Recital: Bilinda Lou, piano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

  
Event Image ADVANCED SCREENING: Dumb and Dumber To
9:00 PM

Program Council’s Film Series presents the ADVANCED SCREENING of Dumb & Dumber 2.

When: November 12th, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Where: Chem 140 Lecture Hall

This event is FREE, but REQUIRES A TICKET:

Each ticket admits two but does not guarantee you a seat. We will give priority seating to people with tickets. You can get them from UMC 401 starting this Tuesday 10/21.

Thursday, November 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.
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 MFA 2014 Fall Thesis Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Graduate school presents one with a solitary journey of discovery in the company of others.  Like the grass-worn lines that crisscross the campus quads, graduate study requires urgent trail blazing.  It focuses on questions of identity and history, materiality and form, wherein one attempts to fill in the missing gaps of knowledge, whether personal or cultural, historic or contemporary.  In its brief duration for an artist, graduate study also begs one to project the future, or the place you hope to reach. 

Each of these artists has negotiated this journey in highly personal and poetic ways, illuminating these desires as the need to make visible the invisible, and by doing so acknowledge the connections we all share whether they be our need for support in our striving for the ideal (Hebbert), or in examining the unseen distance between those closest to us (Pialtos), or by revealing how social ‘structures’ shape how we participate in public reception and discourse (Watters), or in the tactile nature of our yearnings to nurture and procreate (Guerra), or in how important it is to closely observe and attend to communities that exist in the margins of our societies (Lopez). 

All of these artist demonstrate tremendous empathy for their subjects, be it an audience member, a historic figure, an imagined being, or participant.  That these works embody such fundamental notions of love speaks beautifully to who these artists are and what they have to contribute to the world.  We applaud them for bringing to form such a critical, and too often, missing component in the dialogue within the art world and academy.  Their paths are worth following.

Kim Dickey, Professor 
Department of Art & Art History 
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 5:30 PM

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.
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.
Thou Art Miscast workshop (ages 8-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Ever wanted to play a Shakespeare role that no one would cast you in (yet)? Well...where there's a Will, there's a way! Explore a scene that challenges you as an actor and will be wacky fun as well. We'll encourage experimentation and find out how RIGHT we just might be for these roles, if someone would only cast us in them!
Event Image Site Visit - November 13, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Reserve your place on the site visit to Front Range Community College. This is an exciting opportunity to experience a community college campus. Registration must be received by Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Community college campuses have very different missions and goals from the traditional research intensive university. The participants on this site visit will be able to talk with faculty and find out what it is like teaching and being a faculty member at a community college. Graduate student participants must submit a CV to Dr. Border by Tuesday, October 28, 2014. They will then be matched with a faculty member from their discipline at FRCC. Participants will take a campus tour, meet faculty, visit the department, and visit a classroom. Attendance is limited to 10 CU Boulder and 5 UNC graduate students. Site visit reservations will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Because of the arrangements in faculty and administrative time that FRCC will need to make ahead of time, participants must make a firm commitment to attend. Please view the site visit as a chance to learn about FRCC and as practice for future job interviews.

To reserve your place on the site visit, please contact:
Laura Border, Director, with your name, email, & CV.
Deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 28, 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. 
Digital Story Telling
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Digital Story Telling
LING-TESOL Methods
Edwige Simon
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
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 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.
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 Concert Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble II
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

 
Event Image Guest Recital and Master Class: Denise Tyron, horn
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Denise Tryon joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2009 as fourth horn. Previously the fourth horn of the Detroit Symphony, she has also held positions with the Baltimore, Columbus, and New World symphonies and has participated in the Colorado Music Festival and the Pacific Music Festival.

Ms. Tryon graduated high school from the famed Interlochen Arts Academy and received her Bachelor of Music degree, with distinction in performance, from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. As a member of the Taiyo Wind Quintet, she had the privilege of working with John Harbison, Luciano Berio, György Ligeti, and Elliott Carter.

An active and accomplished educator, Ms. Tryon started Audition Mode, a yearly horn seminar, with Karl Pituch. She was a contributing artist at the International Horn Society Symposium in San Francisco in 2011, as well as being one of the Solo Artists at the Nordic Hornfest in Norway in 2012. She was on the horn faculty at BIBA (Blekinge International Brass Academy) in Sweden, as well as one of the solo artists at the Warsaw Horn Workshops in 2013. Sought after for master classes, Ms. Tryon has taught extensively in the United States, Scandinavia, and Europe. Currently she is on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.
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, November 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.

Event Image MFA 2014 Fall Thesis Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Graduate school presents one with a solitary journey of discovery in the company of others.  Like the grass-worn lines that crisscross the campus quads, graduate study requires urgent trail blazing.  It focuses on questions of identity and history, materiality and form, wherein one attempts to fill in the missing gaps of knowledge, whether personal or cultural, historic or contemporary.  In its brief duration for an artist, graduate study also begs one to project the future, or the place you hope to reach. 

Each of these artists has negotiated this journey in highly personal and poetic ways, illuminating these desires as the need to make visible the invisible, and by doing so acknowledge the connections we all share whether they be our need for support in our striving for the ideal (Hebbert), or in examining the unseen distance between those closest to us (Pialtos), or by revealing how social ‘structures’ shape how we participate in public reception and discourse (Watters), or in the tactile nature of our yearnings to nurture and procreate (Guerra), or in how important it is to closely observe and attend to communities that exist in the margins of our societies (Lopez). 

All of these artist demonstrate tremendous empathy for their subjects, be it an audience member, a historic figure, an imagined being, or participant.  That these works embody such fundamental notions of love speaks beautifully to who these artists are and what they have to contribute to the world.  We applaud them for bringing to form such a critical, and too often, missing component in the dialogue within the art world and academy.  Their paths are worth following.

Kim Dickey, Professor 
Department of Art & Art History 
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.
Thou Art Miscast workshop (ages 8-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Ever wanted to play a Shakespeare role that no one would cast you in (yet)? Well...where there's a Will, there's a way! Explore a scene that challenges you as an actor and will be wacky fun as well. We'll encourage experimentation and find out how RIGHT we just might be for these roles, if someone would only cast us in them!
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.
MA Comp Exams- Linguistics
8:45 AM - 12:45 PM

MA Comp Exams- Linguistics
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. 
Recalcitrant Nutrient Species Challenge Ability to Meet Low Nutrient Targets Reliably
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This week's speaker will be JB Neethling, Technical Director for Wastewater, HDR Engineering, Inc. 2014 Kappe Lecturer for the AAEES.
ICS Fall 2014 Colloquia Series - ICS Summer Research Award Recipient
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

ICS Summer Research Award Recipient
Adrian Ward, Senior Research Associate, Department of Marketing and
Scholar, Center for Research on Consumer Financial Decision Making

Michael Mozer, Professor, ICS and Department of Computer Science

Ian Smith, Graduate Student, Department of Computer Science
John Lynch, Ted Anderson Professor of Free Enterprise, Department of Marketing and
Director, Center for Research on Consumer Financial Decision Making

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 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 Everyone
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
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.

DMA Recital: Amanda Setlik Jones, piano
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  
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 BM Senior Recital: Edna Jeon, flute
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image Early Music Ensemble
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image Liminal
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

New works in classic traditions

In their shared MFA thesis show, choreographers Kristen Demaree and Sara Roybal explore culture and self-identification with fresh new pieces that utilize and upend classical ballet and folkloric dance.

Event Image POETRY SLAM 2014
8:00 PM

CALLING ALL POETS!

Program Council, The Dennis Small Cultural Center, and CU Late Night are excited to announce our Fall 2014 POETRY SLAM

All poets, please find more information and apply here by 10/25.

Auditions will take place on October 27th starting at 6:00 PM in Club 156.

Fall 2014 Poetry Slam event will take place on November 14th starting at 8:00 PM in UMC Room 235.

RSVP here.


Saturday, November 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.

Event Image MFA 2014 Fall Thesis Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Graduate school presents one with a solitary journey of discovery in the company of others.  Like the grass-worn lines that crisscross the campus quads, graduate study requires urgent trail blazing.  It focuses on questions of identity and history, materiality and form, wherein one attempts to fill in the missing gaps of knowledge, whether personal or cultural, historic or contemporary.  In its brief duration for an artist, graduate study also begs one to project the future, or the place you hope to reach. 

Each of these artists has negotiated this journey in highly personal and poetic ways, illuminating these desires as the need to make visible the invisible, and by doing so acknowledge the connections we all share whether they be our need for support in our striving for the ideal (Hebbert), or in examining the unseen distance between those closest to us (Pialtos), or by revealing how social ‘structures’ shape how we participate in public reception and discourse (Watters), or in the tactile nature of our yearnings to nurture and procreate (Guerra), or in how important it is to closely observe and attend to communities that exist in the margins of our societies (Lopez). 

All of these artist demonstrate tremendous empathy for their subjects, be it an audience member, a historic figure, an imagined being, or participant.  That these works embody such fundamental notions of love speaks beautifully to who these artists are and what they have to contribute to the world.  We applaud them for bringing to form such a critical, and too often, missing component in the dialogue within the art world and academy.  Their paths are worth following.

Kim Dickey, Professor 
Department of Art & Art History 
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.
Thou Art Miscast workshop (ages 8-18) (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 1:00 PM

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Ever wanted to play a Shakespeare role that no one would cast you in (yet)? Well...where there's a Will, there's a way! Explore a scene that challenges you as an actor and will be wacky fun as well. We'll encourage experimentation and find out how RIGHT we just might be for these roles, if someone would only cast us in them!
Event Image CU on the Weekend: Stories Behind the Musical Masterpiece
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Jeremy Smith, associate professor of musicology, for a discussion about how composers over the centuries— from Byrd to Bach to Beethoven — have told their stories through their music, often with powerful results. 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 DMA Chamber Recital: Toku Kawata, piano
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  
Event Image MM Recital: James Held, baritone
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  
Event Image BM Senior Recital: Marisa Ishikawa, violin
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 BME Junior Recital: David Lonowski, tenor
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image Liminal
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

New works in classic traditions

In their shared MFA thesis show, choreographers Kristen Demaree and Sara Roybal explore culture and self-identification with fresh new pieces that utilize and upend classical ballet and folkloric dance.

Event Image Percussion Ensemble
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

   

Sunday, November 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.

Event Image MFA 2014 Fall Thesis Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Graduate school presents one with a solitary journey of discovery in the company of others.  Like the grass-worn lines that crisscross the campus quads, graduate study requires urgent trail blazing.  It focuses on questions of identity and history, materiality and form, wherein one attempts to fill in the missing gaps of knowledge, whether personal or cultural, historic or contemporary.  In its brief duration for an artist, graduate study also begs one to project the future, or the place you hope to reach. 

Each of these artists has negotiated this journey in highly personal and poetic ways, illuminating these desires as the need to make visible the invisible, and by doing so acknowledge the connections we all share whether they be our need for support in our striving for the ideal (Hebbert), or in examining the unseen distance between those closest to us (Pialtos), or by revealing how social ‘structures’ shape how we participate in public reception and discourse (Watters), or in the tactile nature of our yearnings to nurture and procreate (Guerra), or in how important it is to closely observe and attend to communities that exist in the margins of our societies (Lopez). 

All of these artist demonstrate tremendous empathy for their subjects, be it an audience member, a historic figure, an imagined being, or participant.  That these works embody such fundamental notions of love speaks beautifully to who these artists are and what they have to contribute to the world.  We applaud them for bringing to form such a critical, and too often, missing component in the dialogue within the art world and academy.  Their paths are worth following.

Kim Dickey, Professor 
Department of Art & Art History 
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 BM Senior Recital: Aleksa Kuzma, viola
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM