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October 23 - 29, 2017

  

Monday, October 23, 2017

Contemporary WA: Shodo/Sumi painting exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries welcome you to experience Contemporary WA: Shodo/Sumi paintings of Sensou Miyajima and Tei Kobayashi, now through October 30 in Norlin Library.

You may view the exhibit in Norlin's Ventana and Triptych Galleries, as well as the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, all located on the 3rd floor. The SCA Reading Room, N345, is open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The rest of the exhibit is accessible whenever Norlin Library is open.

The exhibit showcases a collaboration between traditional Japanese calligraphy and enigmatic "Nihonga"(Japanese Style) painting.  You may enjoy a glimpse into the heart of Hikaru Genji as he speaks of his love in Lady Murasaki Shikibu's Waka from the Heian Period, revel in the ephemera of Haiku, or relish the quiet beauty of the morning glory.

A small opening reception is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m., outside the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room in Norlin Library.

Sponsored by: 
Special Collections & Archives, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, The Book Arts League and the Japan Exchange & Teaching Alumni Association of the Rocky Mountains. 
Mustang in Black and White: Himalayan Photography Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries invite you to an exhibit of Kevin Bubriski's photography of Mustang, Nepal, showing through December 2017 in the 1st Floor, Underground West Gallery of Norlin Library.

"Mustang, Nepal, is known for its vibrant landscapes —blue skies, vermilion-colored cliffs, fluted canyons of deep ochre. It is a tapestry of Himalayan culture and history, a social and economic crossroads for trade, tourism, and Tibetan tradition. Today, the people of Mustang are navigating significant transformations: from the impacts of climate change across this rain shadow landscape to the lived effects of out-migration on communities who have relied for centuries on agriculture, pastoralism, and their role as culture brokers between the Tibetan plateau and Hindu South Asia."

From the new book, Mustang in Black and White by Kevin Buriski and Sienna Craig.
Programming in Python (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Registration for this workshop is full! If you are interested in learning of similar offerings, please visit the CRDDS website:  http://www.colorado.edu/crdds/

        Programming in Python Short Course
            Location:  Norlin E206
            Dates:  Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 pm
    Part 1:  September 21-October 12, 2017
            Part 2:  October 19-November 9, 2017
    Instructor:  Nick Featherstone, Research Computing
    Sponsored by: 
            Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) and Research Computing 

            This pair of short courses will provide an overview of Python fundamentals, split into two sessions, each meeting one hour for four weeks.  It is targeted at participants with prior experience programming in another language, but who wish to get up and running with Python.  Topics covered will include variables & objects, functions, conditionals, and loops. We will also discuss how to build custom Python modules and provide an overview of popular 3rd-party packages such as Numpy.  This course will combine lectures with interactive exercises.  It is available free of charge.  Participants must have the following knowledge to be able to participate:  be familiar with fundamental aspects of programming (loop structure, variables, basic data structures), and a laptop.

NOTE:  This course will not cover “how to program” – we that expect you have prior experience in another programming language, and that you want to transition to using Python.

Registration closes September 13 or once full.  Due to anticipated demand, we ask that if you register for a short course you make a commitment to attend all sessions in the course.

Due to the brevity of these sessions, we will not be able to address issues related to a faulty Python installation in-class.  Attendees are expected to arrive with a functional installation of Python 3.x and the following packages installed on their laptop:  Numpy, Matplotlib, h5py, netCDF4, and Pandas.   Installation instructions will be emailed in advance of the course.  Those requiring assistance during the installation process should either attend the September 14 prep session or make a separate appointment with Nick Featherstone (feathern@colorado.edu).

Tentative agenda:

September 14:  Prep session (optional)

Short Course Part 1 (Programming Basics):

September 21:  Overview, variables, memory
September 28:  Conditionals, functions
October 5:  Loops, lists
October 12:  Objects, modules

Short Course Part 2 (Python Packages):

October 19:  Numpy
October 26: Data Management (HDF5; NetCDF; Pandas)
November 2:  Matplotlib
November 9: Creating Custom Packages, F2py and Cython

Data Visualization Contest (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries are accepting submissions to the 2017 Data Visualization Contest, an opportunity for students to share their visualizations and draw attention to their projects.

Deadline: December 1, 2017
Submit at bit.lyCUDataViz

Prize Information: 
1st Place: $200 gift card
2nd Place: $100 gift card
3rd Place: $50 gift card

Selected visualizations will be displayed in Norlin Library.

Judging Criteria: 

1. Ability of visualization to communicate insightful information 
2. Overall design and aesthetics
3. Technical merit 
4. Originality

Suggested visualization types:

1. Maps/GIS
2. Data as art
3. 3D
4. Temporal
5. Graphs & plots

Rules & Eligibility:

1. Maximum of two entries. 
2. Visualization must have been created during the 2017 calendar year.
3. Open to current students only, including undergraduates and graduate students
 

Event Image RA Recruitment 2018-19 (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Make a difference and become an RA! Applications for academic year 2018-19 are open from September 29-October 30, 2017. Visit the RA section on the Housing & Dining Services website for qualifications, timelines and application link.
Event Image Winter & Spring 2018 Petitions Accepted for Colorado Residency (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

See Tuition Classification.
Event Image Spring 2018 Course Reservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Waitlisted students not enrolled in a course during the last term it was offered may be eligible to reserve that course for Spring 2018. See Reserve a Course.
UNP Transfer
All Day

UNP Transfer date
ARAB 1010-001
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

ARAB 1010-001
ARAB 1010-002
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

ARAB 1010-002
ARAB 1010-003
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ARAB 1010-003
ARAB 1010-004
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ARAB 1010-004
Event Image Ethics & Compliance Education Session: High School Students in Research Labs
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

October’s Monthly Ethics & Compliance Education Series will feature a presentation on best practices in mentoring and working with high school students in your research labs. CU Science Discovery has managed a successful high school research program for several years and will share useful tips and lessons learned to help CU researchers support high school students while volunteering in on-campus labs. Stacey Forsyth, Director of CU Science Discovery, and Kathryn Penzkover, High School Programs Manager, will share their knowledge and insight into what you should know before having a high school student in your lab. Their session will provide an overview of guidelines and required university paperwork, tips on recruiting and selecting motivated students, training resources for you to use to help prepare high school student researchers and a checklist to ensure you remain on track for a successful mentoring relationship. Stacey and Kathryn will be joined by Dr. Dana Calhourn from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, who will share a firsthand experience from her recent mentor relationship. Risk Management will also be in attendance to answer questions regarding university resources available. During the hour session, there will be ample time for audience Q&A.
Stress Management
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

~Open to ALL CU Students~  Fleming 170
Frank discussion about stress and anxiety, self-care, values and academics.  Learn how stress can work for you when managed, and how to limit the negative impact of stress on your academics.

Monday Workshops - How Can Academics Connect with Professional Track Students?
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

How Can Academics Connect with Professional Track Students?

Chelsea Daggett, Former Lead Graduate Teacher, Journalism

Many TAs and Graduate Part Time Instructors spend their lives learning how to teach from academics. Students in professional disciplines relate differently to dense, theoretical course material. So how can we make these concepts relevant, concrete, and practical for students who prefer to learn through action and application? This workshop will provide resources to develop effective teaching. Workshop will be held in ATLAS 301.

SWED 2010
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

SWED 2010 : Merete Leonhardt Lupa
Event Image Microsoft Office Hours
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

When: Monday, October 23, 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Where: KOBL S200, S260, & S262 | Sign up on Handshake
Who: Accounting, Finance, Operations, & Information Management Students

Speak with recruiters from Microsoft to learn about their career opportunities. You can learn more about the company and view any posted opportunities on the Microsoft Handshake profile.

Event Image Music Lecture: Pursuance and Miles' Mode
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Music Lecture: Pursuance and Miles' Mode - Untangling Harmonic and Rhythmic Interactions of John Coltrane's Classic Quartet

College of Music   Map to Venue
Open Research at the Media Archaeology Lab
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This event is part of Open Access Week 2017.

The Media Archaeology Lab is a place for cross-disciplinary experimental research and teaching using still functioning media from the past. It is a collection of media history, and an open and modular lab with a non-hierarchical structure that permits for a wide range of artistic and/or scholarly investigations. Maya Livio and Libi Rrose Striegl will present an overview of the lab as well as examples of their own research using the lab's collections. 

Date: Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Time: 2 pm - 3 pm 
Location: Norlin Library, Room N410
Presenters: Maya Livio and Libi Striegl, CMCI
Link to Register: http://colorado.libcal.com/event/3600371
SWED 1010
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SWED 1010 : Merete Leonhardt Lupa
Event Image Tuition Classification 101: Emancipation
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Regent Administrative Center, room 1B60 (lower level)

Anyone interested in petitioning for Colorado residency may attend an on-campus Tuition Classification 101 session; attendance is required for students needing to prove emancipation.

Sessions are scheduled monthly on the second and fourth Monday and the first and third Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. (excluding holidays) during the semester. Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat by clicking the Register icon. An email with specific directions to the session will be sent out prior to the event.

Attending one of these sessions is the only way to obtain a residency petition for emancipation.
Event Image Tuition Classification 501: Adult
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Regent Administrative Center, room 1B60 (lower level)

This sessions will provide information for the following qualified petitioners only:

Adult Students who are at least 23 years of age prior to the first day of classes in the semester for which they are petitioning.
Students Married for at least one year prior to the first day of classes in the semester for which they are petitioning.
Second Year Graduate students.

This session is not intended for students needing to prove Emancipation.

Sessions are scheduled monthly on the second and fourth Monday and the first and third Thursday from 3 to 3:30 p.m. during the semester. Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat by clicking the Register icon. An email with specific directions to the session will be sent out prior to the event.

SWED 3010
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

SWED 3010 : Merete Leonhardt Lupa
The Business of Creativity II: Building Your Personal Brand
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Do you want to learn more about building your personal brand, and being successful in a creative field? 
Join us for our panel discussion in the second installation of The Business of Creativity Series!

Further information will be posted closer to the event, check back soon.

ALTEC Community Courses non-credit languages
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Various language courses
Event Image Microsoft Info Session
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

When: Monday, October 23, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Where: KOBL 210 | Sign up on Handshake
Who: Accounting, Finance, Operations, & Information Management Students

Join recruiters from Microsoft to learn more about the company and the application process. View posted internships and full-time positions on the Microsoft Handshake profile.
Pitch Open Practice
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

At Pitch Open Practice students practice pitching their innovative and entrepreneurial ideas to community leaders and mentors. Everyone is welcome! Pitches range from ideas in the very first stages of development to growing student ventures. At the event you will receive feedback on your ideas and pitch, connect with the startup community, and hear about innovative projects that are happening at CU.
Sutherland Seminar Series on Bipolar Disorder
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Sutherland Seminar Series is an 8-part series that covers in-depth topics related to bipolar disorders. The sessions will be held at the Longmont Church of Christ/Hopelight Medical Clinic, 1351 Collyer St, Longmont CO 80501. The seminars are primarily designed for adults with a bipolar disorder, their family and friends who want to support and understand them, mental health professionals, and anyone who wants to better comprehend the complications, challenges, and implications of the illness. The speaker, Dr. Alisha Brosse, is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of the Sutherland Bipolar Center in the Raimy Clinic, Psychology Department, Muenzinger Building. With over 15 years of experience treating clients with bipolar disorder, she covers a wide range of subjects that are applicable, practical, and rooted in evidence-based research and proven treatment.
Event Image Trivia Night at The Connection
7:00 PM

New this year! Join The Connection on Mondays for Trivia Night. Test your knowledge of everything from celebrities to sports to history and more!

FREE to enter! Teams and individuals welcome!

Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Games begin at 7 p.m.
Prizes for top finishers!

Fall 2017 Dates
September 11, 25
October 9, 23
November 6, 27
December 11

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events!
The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor


Event Image Concert Band
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Concert Band, which is open to music majors and non-majors on the CU Boulder campus, maintains an active schedule performing traditional and contemporary works for band. 

PROGRAM: Richard L. Saucedo: "American Barndance"; Josef Rheinberger, arr. Shelley Hanson: Abendlied, Op. 69, No. 3; Jan Van der Roost: Suite Provençale; Léo Delibes, arr. Eric Osterling: March and Procession of Bacchus from "Sylvia"

CU Presents   Map to Venue

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Contemporary WA: Shodo/Sumi painting exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries welcome you to experience Contemporary WA: Shodo/Sumi paintings of Sensou Miyajima and Tei Kobayashi, now through October 30 in Norlin Library.

You may view the exhibit in Norlin's Ventana and Triptych Galleries, as well as the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, all located on the 3rd floor. The SCA Reading Room, N345, is open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The rest of the exhibit is accessible whenever Norlin Library is open.

The exhibit showcases a collaboration between traditional Japanese calligraphy and enigmatic "Nihonga"(Japanese Style) painting.  You may enjoy a glimpse into the heart of Hikaru Genji as he speaks of his love in Lady Murasaki Shikibu's Waka from the Heian Period, revel in the ephemera of Haiku, or relish the quiet beauty of the morning glory.

A small opening reception is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m., outside the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room in Norlin Library.

Sponsored by: 
Special Collections & Archives, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, The Book Arts League and the Japan Exchange & Teaching Alumni Association of the Rocky Mountains. 
Mustang in Black and White: Himalayan Photography Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries invite you to an exhibit of Kevin Bubriski's photography of Mustang, Nepal, showing through December 2017 in the 1st Floor, Underground West Gallery of Norlin Library.

"Mustang, Nepal, is known for its vibrant landscapes —blue skies, vermilion-colored cliffs, fluted canyons of deep ochre. It is a tapestry of Himalayan culture and history, a social and economic crossroads for trade, tourism, and Tibetan tradition. Today, the people of Mustang are navigating significant transformations: from the impacts of climate change across this rain shadow landscape to the lived effects of out-migration on communities who have relied for centuries on agriculture, pastoralism, and their role as culture brokers between the Tibetan plateau and Hindu South Asia."

From the new book, Mustang in Black and White by Kevin Buriski and Sienna Craig.
Programming in Python (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Registration for this workshop is full! If you are interested in learning of similar offerings, please visit the CRDDS website:  http://www.colorado.edu/crdds/

        Programming in Python Short Course
            Location:  Norlin E206
            Dates:  Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 pm
    Part 1:  September 21-October 12, 2017
            Part 2:  October 19-November 9, 2017
    Instructor:  Nick Featherstone, Research Computing
    Sponsored by: 
            Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) and Research Computing 

            This pair of short courses will provide an overview of Python fundamentals, split into two sessions, each meeting one hour for four weeks.  It is targeted at participants with prior experience programming in another language, but who wish to get up and running with Python.  Topics covered will include variables & objects, functions, conditionals, and loops. We will also discuss how to build custom Python modules and provide an overview of popular 3rd-party packages such as Numpy.  This course will combine lectures with interactive exercises.  It is available free of charge.  Participants must have the following knowledge to be able to participate:  be familiar with fundamental aspects of programming (loop structure, variables, basic data structures), and a laptop.

NOTE:  This course will not cover “how to program” – we that expect you have prior experience in another programming language, and that you want to transition to using Python.

Registration closes September 13 or once full.  Due to anticipated demand, we ask that if you register for a short course you make a commitment to attend all sessions in the course.

Due to the brevity of these sessions, we will not be able to address issues related to a faulty Python installation in-class.  Attendees are expected to arrive with a functional installation of Python 3.x and the following packages installed on their laptop:  Numpy, Matplotlib, h5py, netCDF4, and Pandas.   Installation instructions will be emailed in advance of the course.  Those requiring assistance during the installation process should either attend the September 14 prep session or make a separate appointment with Nick Featherstone (feathern@colorado.edu).

Tentative agenda:

September 14:  Prep session (optional)

Short Course Part 1 (Programming Basics):

September 21:  Overview, variables, memory
September 28:  Conditionals, functions
October 5:  Loops, lists
October 12:  Objects, modules

Short Course Part 2 (Python Packages):

October 19:  Numpy
October 26: Data Management (HDF5; NetCDF; Pandas)
November 2:  Matplotlib
November 9: Creating Custom Packages, F2py and Cython

Data Visualization Contest (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries are accepting submissions to the 2017 Data Visualization Contest, an opportunity for students to share their visualizations and draw attention to their projects.

Deadline: December 1, 2017
Submit at bit.lyCUDataViz

Prize Information: 
1st Place: $200 gift card
2nd Place: $100 gift card
3rd Place: $50 gift card

Selected visualizations will be displayed in Norlin Library.

Judging Criteria: 

1. Ability of visualization to communicate insightful information 
2. Overall design and aesthetics
3. Technical merit 
4. Originality

Suggested visualization types:

1. Maps/GIS
2. Data as art
3. 3D
4. Temporal
5. Graphs & plots

Rules & Eligibility:

1. Maximum of two entries. 
2. Visualization must have been created during the 2017 calendar year.
3. Open to current students only, including undergraduates and graduate students
 

Event Image RA Recruitment 2018-19 (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Make a difference and become an RA! Applications for academic year 2018-19 are open from September 29-October 30, 2017. Visit the RA section on the Housing & Dining Services website for qualifications, timelines and application link.
Event Image Winter & Spring 2018 Petitions Accepted for Colorado Residency (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

See Tuition Classification.
Event Image Spring 2018 Course Reservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Waitlisted students not enrolled in a course during the last term it was offered may be eligible to reserve that course for Spring 2018. See Reserve a Course.
Event Image #ILookLikeAnEngineer Reception
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Please join us for a breakfast reception of bagels and coffee, meet your librarians and make your own #ILookLikeAnEngineer photo to share!
Crucial Conversations
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Consider these questions:

Does your department suffer from taboo topics, deference, disagreement, analysis paralysis, information hoarding, office politics, or alienation?  Is your department battling slow productivity or low morale? Are you a supervisor who struggles with having difficult conversations with employees?  Then you, your team, or your department needs Crucial Conversations training.

Crucial Conversations is a two-day course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics – at all levels of the organization.  By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.

The CU Boulder Department of Human Resources has teamed up with VitalSmarts to offer this important course to CU Boulder employees. Based on the national best-selling book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High, the Crucial Conversations course teaches participants to speak persuasively, not abrasively; foster teamwork and better decision making; build acceptance rather than resistance; and resolve individual and group disagreements. See the attached document for a detailed description of the course.

Who Should Attend: Crucial Conversations training is appropriate for employees at all levels of the organization. Supervisors, managers, and executive leaders will find the course to be particularly relevant to their work.

Cost: $210 (The course fee includes a Crucial Conversations Toolkit, cue cards for each lesson, a Crucial Conversations model card, a copy of the New York Times bestselling book, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, the Crucial Conversations audio companion MP3 download, and a course completion certificate).

(If you were to take this course directly from VitalSmarts, the cost would be $1,395. But because we have certified CU Boulder trainers to deliver the course, we are able to offer it to CU Boulder employees for $210! Don’t miss this opportunity to receive this incredible training that is transforming organizations around the country!)

Registration is required. Register Now
ARAB 1010-001
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

ARAB 1010-001
ARAB 1010-002
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

ARAB 1010-002
Computational Math Seminar
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Advanced topics in the field of computational mathematics
ARAB 1010-003
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ARAB 1010-003
Event Image Faculty Exhibition: 2017
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Faculty Exhibition: 2017 celebrates the creative work of faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder whose scholarship and teaching is grounded in an art-making practice. CU Art Museum brings together works by faculty from across campus to showcase the collective creativity of CU faculty artists for campus and community audiences.
On view August 17 - December 23, 2017 at the CU Art Museum.

Stress Management
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

~Open to ALL CU Students~  Fleming 170
Frank discussion about stress and anxiety, self-care, values and academics.  Learn how stress can work for you when managed, and how to limit the negative impact of stress on your academics.

ARAB 1010-004
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ARAB 1010-004
Free Data Visualization Consultations
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) and CU Research Computing is sponsoring open, free consulting hours to help you with your scientific and data visualization problems and needs. Come with your application, coding (Python, C/C++, Javascript, etc.), coloring, pipeline, data exploration, data prep, post and final processing or any other question you may have. No problem is too big or too small. Consults are open to all—from undergrad to faculty and beyond.

Host: Timothy Dunn
SWED 1010
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SWED 1010 : Merete Leonhardt Lupa
The Power of Open: Fueling Creativity and Innovation
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This event is part of Open Access Week 2017.

Digital technology has transformed everyday creativity and innovation, providing the tools for anyone to be content producers, researchers, and inventors. However, along with freedom of dissemination and ease of content re-use, issues of copyright become complex. The same laws that were designed to incentivize innovation by protecting ownership also constrain re-use and access. In this talk I discuss case studies of creative remix and critique in the context of traditional copyright laws, explaining the power of fair use tempered by the challenges that content creators can face. I also present open access as a paradigm that has allowed for new forms and scales of creativity, innovation, and scholarship.

Presenter: Dr. Casey Fiesler
Date: Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
Time: 2 pm - 3 pm 
Location: Norlin Library, Room E260 A-B
Link to Register: http://colorado.libcal.com/event/3600570 

Dr. Casey Fiesler is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Science at CU. Armed with a PhD in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Tech and a JD from Vanderbilt Law School, she studies the role of law, ethics, and norms in socio-technical systems. Also interested in copyright advocacy, she has interned for Creative Commons and sits on the legal committee of the Organization for Transformative Works. She is also a published science fiction writer and occasional remixer, most notable being her feminist remix of the book Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer.
Environmental Studies Internship Fair
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at SEEC for an Internship Fair with a focus on Environmental Studies! SEEC Auditorium, room 120. No ICE talk.
Event Image Innovation to Impact
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Come learn about the process through which ideas, knowledge, creations, and inventions are shared and transferred from one organization to another for economic benefit. *Light refreshments will be provided.*
Innovation to Impact: Commercialization in the Biosciences Seminar
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Commercializing your innovations is a powerful way to create impact from your research. Join us for this educational session to hear about resources and best practices for transforming technologies in the biological sciences into commercial opportunities. Speakers from the CU Boulder Technology Transfer Office, Innosphere, SAGE Boulder, MBio Diagnostics, and Suvica will share their experience. East Campus Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotech Building A104
Nonlinear Waves Seminar - Olivier Pinaud
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Olivier Pinaud, Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University
Recent results in the analysis of quantum hydrodynamical models

The motivation for this work is to lay the mathematical foundations of a formal theory introduced by P. Degond and C. Ringhofer in 2003 about quantum hydrodynamics. Their idea is to transpose to the quantum setting Levermore's closure strategy by entropy minimization for the derivation of hydrodynamical models from first principles. After introducing the salient features of Degond and Ringhofer theory, we will present various mathematical results: some concerning the resolution of the so-called quantum moment problem, which is the a transposition to operators of the classical moment problem for measures; some other concerning the dynamics of quantum states and their convergence to statistical equilibria.
Event Image CMEMS Invited Speaker: Dr. Carol Symes - "Everyman His Own Sacred Historian: Popular Literacies ..."
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Welcomes
Professor Carol Symes
Associate Professor of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Everyman His Own Sacred Historian: Popular Literacies and the Contested Commemoration of the First Crusade." 

Tuesday October 24 at 5 PM
 
Ramaley Biology N1b31
(located 
between Norlin Library and Muenzinger.)

Carol Symes ​is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and executive editor of The Medieval Globe (https://arc-humanities.org/our-series/arc/tmg/).  Professor Symes is one of the most creative and ground-breaking historians currently working on the crusades, as evinced by her recent Past & Present article and blog post: http://pastandpresent.org.uk/radical-feminist-writing-first-crusade/







 



Fika - Swedish Coffee Hour
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Enjoy a late-afternoon break with coffee and conversation. Meet others interested in Nordic culture and languages, and practice your Swedish, if you wish. Fika is an everyday Swedish tradition, where Swedes take breaks during the day to chat with others over a cup of coffee or tea. It is often considered one of the secrets to the Nordic happiness with life.

Location: Hellems 159 (ALTEC Multimedia Library

Hosted by CU Nordic Club and The Nordic Program

Contact: leonharm@colorado.edu

Event Image Global Seminar: Writing in Dublin, Ireland - Summer 2018 Interest Meeting!
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Complete your A&S Core Upper Division Written Communication requirement abroad in Ireland next June! You'll create your own Irish Odyssey digital story and explore both Dublin and the Irish countryside, including taking part in the exciting Bloomsday Festival. Learn more at an interest meeting with the Director, Catherine Kunce: Tuesday, Oct. 24th at 5 p.m. in C4C S435.
Society of Physics Students Weekly Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The CU Boulder Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a student run organization open to physics, astronomy/astrophysics, and engineering physics majors. We meet on Tuesdays at 5pm in DUAN F1117 (11th floor Commons Room) where we relax, discuss physics, and enjoy life.
ALTEC Community Courses non-credit languages
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Various language courses
Event Image CU Bike Program: Replacing Broken Spokes and Wheel Truing
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In this Replacing Broken Spokes & Wheel Truing clinic students identify the different parts that make up a wheel, how to replace spokes, how to true wheels and asses the overall condition of the rim and spokes.
Event Image New Venture Challenge: Quick Pitch Night I
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Come participate as teams pitch their ideas to the community, build teams and meet mentors. The CU Boulder New Venture Challenge (NVC) is the go-to program for aspiring entrepreneurs. Participants represent majors and departments from across the university. From undergraduates to graduates, PhD candidates to postdocs, and faculty to staff, everyone is invited to come watch and support or actually pitch their idea. For more information visit the NVC website.
Mini Law School 2017: Lifelong Learning Lecture Series for Non-Lawyers
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Have you ever wondered: How national monuments are designated and whether they can be undesignated? How a case gets to the Supreme Court and what they do with it once they get it? What power does an executive order have and how can it be reviewed? We will explore all of these topics and more in this fall's Mini Law School: Hot Topics. 

Mini Law School provides participants with a better understanding of important legal principles in key areas of the law. Taught by members of the CU Boulder law school faculty, the seven-week series provides a look into some of the hottest legal topics of our time. Open to all, this program is an excellent lifelong learning opportunity and is a great chance to get a mini taste of what law school is like. For fall 2017, we are excited to roll out a brand new Mini Law School curriculum, presenting topics that have not been offered previously. Each member of the Mini Law School Faculty will discuss “hot topics” in a different area of the law. The selected subjects cover some of the most pressing issue in the law today. Each week, a different topic is presented.

We will hold seven sessions on Tuesday evenings, Sept. 12 through Oct. 24. Colorado Law’s Mini Law School also will be livestreamed from Boulder to CU South Denver in Parker, Colorado, on the same dates and times. For those who neither Boulder nor Parker is convenient, we also have livestream and recorded viewing options. Participants selecting those options will receive the class materials and a link to the lecture weekly and can watch at their own pace and at the location of their choosing.
Event Image Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Navigating a Hostile Climate
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Climate--whether it’s political climate or climate change--how do we have a powerful impact on our environments? Gather tools from outside the academic box and deepen your knowledge about how sustainability and social justice connect. The Eco-Social Justice Team at the Environmental Center invites you to Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Navigating a Hostile Climate. Put the knowledge you already have into action with interactive practices from around the world. October 24th from 6-8pm in ENVD 134. FREE HALF FAST SUBS! The Eco Social Justice Team is a section of the Environmental Center at CU. We focus on bringing Environmental Justice issues to campus to facilitate discussions of the important connections between environmental degradation and social inequality.
Event Image CANCELLED - LinkedIn at Leeds
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

When: Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: KOBL S135 | Register through link below
Who: All Leeds students

This event has been cancelled; we apologize for the inconvenience. If you would like your LinkedIn profile reviewed, please email us with a link to your profile at leedscareer@colorado.edu.

Event Image Combating the Black Death: Mitigating Sylvatic Plague in the Western United States
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The word plague is used to describe a multitude of biological events with negative consequences for humans. Speaking strictly, however, there is one plague–the zoonotic disease caused by Yersinia pestis, a flea-borne bacterium that infects mammal hosts, including humans. Plague is arguably best known for causing the Black Death in Europe, the greatest public health disaster in history. However, plague persists mostly in wildlife, and can infect mammals of at least 73 genera and more than 200 species globally. This presentation will summarize research on the ecology of plague in the western United States. Controlled experiments demonstrate that plague is causing chronic problems in populations of many mammals, including threatened and endangered species. Moreover, several lines of evidence suggest plague is disrupting ecosystem functions, for instance when the disease suppresses populations of keystone or foundation species. Case examples will be presented, and a proposal will be extended for a greater emphasis on the conservation ramifications of plague.

About the Speaker: David Eads is a post-doctoral researcher with Colorado State University and the U. S. Geological Survey in Fort Collins, Colorado. David has studied free-living mammals for 13 years, with an emphasis on grassland species. Themes have included aspects of behavioral ecology, predator-prey relationships, and the ecology of plague, with an underlying motivation for conservation of wildlife. David has worked with colleagues at field sites in Colorado, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Taxa of interest have included carnivores, rodents, lagomorphs, arthropods, and bacteria. His current research emphasis is on the chronic effects of plague on wildlife populations and ecosystems.

Event Image Rainbow Kitten Surprise
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Rainbow Kitten Surprise is performing at CU's Glenn Miller Ballroom for Program Council's annual Homecoming concert!! Tuesday, Oct. 24th | 7pm | Glenn Miller Ballroom (UMC) Tickets are currently on sale right here: https://pc-rks.eventbrite.com Student Tix: $5 | Public Tix: $10 Visit Program Council's Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/programcouncil/
Event Image Faculty Tuesdays: Finnish Celebration
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a musical feast celebrating the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence! Jennifer Bird, Paul Erhard, Hsing-ay Hsu, Yoshi Ishikawa, David Korevaar, Margaret McDonald, Harumi Rhodes, Daniel Silver and the Ajax Quartet perform. The program features a world premiere by composer Conor Brown.

PROGRAM: Jean Sibelius: "En Saga"; Eijohuhani Rautavaara: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, Op. 26; Teppo Hauta-aho: Duo - ASTA for Double Bass and Piano: Kaija Saariaho: "Tocar"; Connor Abbot Brown: "Ladub hiihan laulajille" (“I’ll Ski a Trail for Singers”)

Featuring Jennifer Bird, soprano; Paul Erhard, bass; Hsing-ay Hsu, piano; Yoshi Ishikawa, bassoon; David Korevaar and Margaret McDonald, piano; Harumi Rhodes, violin; and Daniel Silver, clarinet

CU Presents   Map to Venue

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Contemporary WA: Shodo/Sumi painting exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries welcome you to experience Contemporary WA: Shodo/Sumi paintings of Sensou Miyajima and Tei Kobayashi, now through October 30 in Norlin Library.

You may view the exhibit in Norlin's Ventana and Triptych Galleries, as well as the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, all located on the 3rd floor. The SCA Reading Room, N345, is open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The rest of the exhibit is accessible whenever Norlin Library is open.

The exhibit showcases a collaboration between traditional Japanese calligraphy and enigmatic "Nihonga"(Japanese Style) painting.  You may enjoy a glimpse into the heart of Hikaru Genji as he speaks of his love in Lady Murasaki Shikibu's Waka from the Heian Period, revel in the ephemera of Haiku, or relish the quiet beauty of the morning glory.

A small opening reception is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m., outside the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room in Norlin Library.

Sponsored by: 
Special Collections & Archives, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, The Book Arts League and the Japan Exchange & Teaching Alumni Association of the Rocky Mountains. 
Mustang in Black and White: Himalayan Photography Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries invite you to an exhibit of Kevin Bubriski's photography of Mustang, Nepal, showing through December 2017 in the 1st Floor, Underground West Gallery of Norlin Library.

"Mustang, Nepal, is known for its vibrant landscapes —blue skies, vermilion-colored cliffs, fluted canyons of deep ochre. It is a tapestry of Himalayan culture and history, a social and economic crossroads for trade, tourism, and Tibetan tradition. Today, the people of Mustang are navigating significant transformations: from the impacts of climate change across this rain shadow landscape to the lived effects of out-migration on communities who have relied for centuries on agriculture, pastoralism, and their role as culture brokers between the Tibetan plateau and Hindu South Asia."

From the new book, Mustang in Black and White by Kevin Buriski and Sienna Craig.
Programming in Python (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Registration for this workshop is full! If you are interested in learning of similar offerings, please visit the CRDDS website:  http://www.colorado.edu/crdds/

        Programming in Python Short Course
            Location:  Norlin E206
            Dates:  Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 pm
    Part 1:  September 21-October 12, 2017
            Part 2:  October 19-November 9, 2017
    Instructor:  Nick Featherstone, Research Computing
    Sponsored by: 
            Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) and Research Computing 

            This pair of short courses will provide an overview of Python fundamentals, split into two sessions, each meeting one hour for four weeks.  It is targeted at participants with prior experience programming in another language, but who wish to get up and running with Python.  Topics covered will include variables & objects, functions, conditionals, and loops. We will also discuss how to build custom Python modules and provide an overview of popular 3rd-party packages such as Numpy.  This course will combine lectures with interactive exercises.  It is available free of charge.  Participants must have the following knowledge to be able to participate:  be familiar with fundamental aspects of programming (loop structure, variables, basic data structures), and a laptop.

NOTE:  This course will not cover “how to program” – we that expect you have prior experience in another programming language, and that you want to transition to using Python.

Registration closes September 13 or once full.  Due to anticipated demand, we ask that if you register for a short course you make a commitment to attend all sessions in the course.

Due to the brevity of these sessions, we will not be able to address issues related to a faulty Python installation in-class.  Attendees are expected to arrive with a functional installation of Python 3.x and the following packages installed on their laptop:  Numpy, Matplotlib, h5py, netCDF4, and Pandas.   Installation instructions will be emailed in advance of the course.  Those requiring assistance during the installation process should either attend the September 14 prep session or make a separate appointment with Nick Featherstone (feathern@colorado.edu).

Tentative agenda:

September 14:  Prep session (optional)

Short Course Part 1 (Programming Basics):

September 21:  Overview, variables, memory
September 28:  Conditionals, functions
October 5:  Loops, lists
October 12:  Objects, modules

Short Course Part 2 (Python Packages):

October 19:  Numpy
October 26: Data Management (HDF5; NetCDF; Pandas)
November 2:  Matplotlib
November 9: Creating Custom Packages, F2py and Cython

Data Visualization Contest (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries are accepting submissions to the 2017 Data Visualization Contest, an opportunity for students to share their visualizations and draw attention to their projects.

Deadline: December 1, 2017
Submit at bit.lyCUDataViz

Prize Information: 
1st Place: $200 gift card
2nd Place: $100 gift card
3rd Place: $50 gift card

Selected visualizations will be displayed in Norlin Library.

Judging Criteria: 

1. Ability of visualization to communicate insightful information 
2. Overall design and aesthetics
3. Technical merit 
4. Originality

Suggested visualization types:

1. Maps/GIS
2. Data as art
3. 3D
4. Temporal
5. Graphs & plots

Rules & Eligibility:

1. Maximum of two entries. 
2. Visualization must have been created during the 2017 calendar year.
3. Open to current students only, including undergraduates and graduate students
 

Event Image RA Recruitment 2018-19 (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Make a difference and become an RA! Applications for academic year 2018-19 are open from September 29-October 30, 2017. Visit the RA section on the Housing & Dining Services website for qualifications, timelines and application link.
Event Image Winter & Spring 2018 Petitions Accepted for Colorado Residency (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

See Tuition Classification.
Event Image Spring 2018 Course Reservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Waitlisted students not enrolled in a course during the last term it was offered may be eligible to reserve that course for Spring 2018. See Reserve a Course.
ARAB 1010-001
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

ARAB 1010-001
ARAB 1010-002
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

ARAB 1010-002
Be Seen and Be Cited: How to Prosper with Open Profiles and Publishing
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This event is part of Open Access Week 2017.

Whether or not you are a new or a seasoned researcher, in our fast-paced and information-rich milieu it is more important now than ever to be seen and cited. There is no better way to increase your visibility and impact than through participating in a culture of open scholarship. This presentation will discuss some of the most prominent open scholarly profile systems to showcase your research, and how to identify the right one for you. You will also learn how to empower yourself by finding open access journals that can maximize your visibility and fulfill your needs. You will leave this session more knowledgeable and empowered about how to promote your scholarly portfolio on the platforms that matter to you.

Presenter(s): Melissa Cantrell
Date: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 11 am
Location: Norlin Library, Center for Research Data & Digital Scholarship, Room E206
Link to Register: http://colorado.libcal.com/event/3555661 
Event Image Web Express Open Lab
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Open labs are a great opportunity for you to ask any specific questions about your site, work one-on-one with us on how to use any of the features, or to brainstorm ideas with us. 

If you are planning on attending, please fill out the Open Lab RSVP form.
Welcome Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Religious Studies would like to nourish your body with 

FREE BAGELS
and your mind with
CONVERSATION ABOUT STUDYING RELIGION

The Last Wednesday of the Month
October 25, 2017
HUMN 273
10:00 am until we run out

ARAB 1010-003
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ARAB 1010-003
Event Image Faculty Exhibition: 2017
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Faculty Exhibition: 2017 celebrates the creative work of faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder whose scholarship and teaching is grounded in an art-making practice. CU Art Museum brings together works by faculty from across campus to showcase the collective creativity of CU faculty artists for campus and community audiences.
On view August 17 - December 23, 2017 at the CU Art Museum.

ARAB 1010-004
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ARAB 1010-004
Digital Scholarship Brown Bag
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us at the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship for our brown bag series! The speaker for this Brown Bag will be Jesse Niebaum from Psychology and Neuroscience, in a talk titled “The Motivation for Open Access in Academic Research”. Throughout the academic year, CU students and faculty will address how they practice digital scholarship and what benefits there are to doing so. Through these informal talks and ensuing discussion, we hope to increase the exposure of the different approaches to discovery, and the novel research questions that can be addressed through the use of digital tools and methods. All are welcome to join us! Light refreshments will be served. Interested in other events and workshops hosted by the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship? Visit our event calendar (http://www.colorado.edu/crdds/events) for a full list of events this semester.
Proposal Budgeting 101
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Stressed about developing budgets for grant proposals? Please join the Research & Innovation Office (RIO) and the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) for a Budgeting 101 Workshop for externally funded research, scholarship, and creative work projects. Senior OCG staff will provide an overview of the budget process for faculty and administrators looking to understand budget basics, including the federal and university policies that guide budget development. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for Q&A. •Date and Time: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 / 12 – 1:30pm •Location: University Memorial Center (UMC) 247 •RSVP (http://www.cvent.com/d/l5q6gs) by 5:00pm on October 19 to reserve your spot.
Russian Tea
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for tea and conversation!

Wednesdays 12-1:00 pm in Macky 223. 

Contact elena.kostoglodova@colorado.edu for details.
Stress Management Series
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Register

Stress management is a concern for everyone in these busy and uncertain times. In this educational and participatory workshop series, we will learn and practice several different effective strategies for reducing everyday life stress, including mindfulness, meditation, visualization, guided imagery, cognitive restructuring, emotional health and regulation, communication, assertiveness, and movement. Participants will be asked to commit to attending all eight sessions and complete outside assignments for maximum benefit. We will meet weekly for an hour to an hour and a half.
 
  • Wednesdays, September through November 2017 - 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15
  • Facilitated by Paulette Erickson England, LCSW, Senior Counselor, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
  • Register

Event Image Getting Started with ArcGIS Pro
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Have you given ArcGIS Pro a try? ArcGIS Pro is Esri’s latest full-featured desktop GIS application (and perhaps the eventual replacement to ArcMap?). GIS users familiar with ArcMap will find much of the same functionality in ArcGIS Pro with a much needed update to the user interface –it is actually quite intuitive. In this workshop, Phil White will introduce participants to the Pro interface, review new features, and walk participants through common GIS procedures. Particpants must have a CU Boulder ArcGIS Online account to use ArcGIS Pro-–request an account here: https://docs.google.com/a/colorado.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_cw7Y2XxV31UjI9Nze7FPgEqsov6TO675K6QMVv3etAxBgA/viewform?c=0&w=1. Laptops with requisite software applications will be provided. Participants may also bring a personal laptop with ArcGIS Pro installed (installation instructions available here: http://sitelic.colorado.edu/esri/arcgispro/). Contact Philip.White@colorado.edu if you need assistance with installation or authorization. Register here: https://colorado.libcal.com/event/3565149 Walk-ins welcome!
SWED 2010
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

SWED 2010 : Merete Leonhardt Lupa
Developing Intercultural Competence Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CU Boulder is committed to a strong campus climate in which all students, staff, and faculty thrive and feel a sense of commitment to and from our community.  Creating this depends on our ability to shift cultural perspectives and appropriately adapt behaviors to cultural differences and commonalities.   This workshop is open to all CU Boulder faculty and staff interested in learning more about intercultural competence and how the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) can be used to assess, and build upon, your own level of intercultural competence.  CU Boulder IDI qualified administrators will guide you through attitudes, awareness, knowledge, and skills associated with creating an inclusive campus environment.

Facilitated by: Amy Moreno, Diversity Education Program Manager, Department of Human Resources

Brian Shimamoto, Assistant Director of HR, Housing and Dining Services 

Register for Developing Intercultural Competence

Rogues and Rebels: Less than Legal Platforms for Open Access Resources
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This event is part of Open Access Week 2017.

Within the past decade, we have seen years of open access growth and are now celebrating Open Access Week’s tenth anniversary, but have also seen an emergence and increased use of websites that host pirated academic content. This presentation will profile the who’s, what’s, and why’s of some less than legal academic access platforms, how these platforms are affecting the world of academic publishing, and look into legal open access repositories that are trying to accomplish many of the same goals as their illegal counterparts. Without going too far into the challenges of ‘open access’ itself, this presentation and following discussion will evaluate the perceived needs and outputs of communities using and creating these sites while also thinking of ways to confront these needs through more legal avenues.

Presenter(s): Jane Thaler
Date: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Norlin Library, Center for Research Data & Digital Scholarship, Room E206
Link to Register: http://colorado.libcal.com/event/3555764 
SWED 1010
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SWED 1010 : Merete Leonhardt Lupa
Teaching Large Classes
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Facilitated by David Brain, Professor, Space Physics, and Tim Wadsworth, Professor, Sociology. This symposium will combine presentation and open discussion to focus on several key issues for professors teaching large classes. The goal for the session is to give new faculty both some useful and tested practices for handling large classes. Please register to attend this event by emailing: ftep@colorado.edu.
Walk In Academic Skills: Individual Coaching Meetings
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

~Open to All CU Students~ Fleming 190

Improve your academic performance by improving your study skills. We look at every student as an individual and help you map out a plan for any class or challenge. Bring in any questions or concerns—test taking, study skills, organization, procrastination--you determine the focus of the m
eeting.  

ENVS Colloquium: Human-Environment Interactions in Coastal Settings
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Human-Environment Interactions in Coastal Settings; Kimberly Rogers, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) CU Boulder Please join us for The ENVS Colloquium meets Wednesdays from 3-4pm in the Sievers Room (S228)
Proper Punctuation Prevents Poor Performance
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

~Open to ALL CU Students~  fleming 170
A long time ago, punctuation was a matter of sound, intuition, and even breathing. "A long time ago," though, is not today. In fact, the term "technical writing" may be said to be almost a redundancy: all writing is "technical" because punctuation is technical. In this presentation, we shall consider the various elements of punctuation (periods, semi-colons, colons, and even commas), and, along the way, we might even see how punctuation can even be--however subtly—rhetorical!

 

Peter Kratzke, Ph.D.

Senior Instructor, Program for Writing and Rhetoric

Associate Editor, The College English Association Critic

Digital Scholarship Hacky Hours
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Drop in to the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship for our Digital Scholarship Hacky Hours! These Hacky Hours are intended to provide a communal working space for the CU Boulder research community to work on digital scholarship research, from coding to writing to exchanging ideas. We hope to see you there! Interested in other events and workshops hosted by the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship?Visit our event calendar (http://www.colorado.edu/crdds/events) for a full list of events this semester.
Physics Colloquium
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by:

Abstract: 

Coffee, tea and cookies will be available in DUAN G1B31 beginning at 3:45 p.m.
SWED 3010
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

SWED 3010 : Merete Leonhardt Lupa
Event Image Open Mic Night at the Dennis Small Cultural Center
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Open Mic Nights at the Dennis Small Cultural Center are a great opportunity to share, laugh and perform!

You have a stand up routine you want to practice? A new song you want to perform in a safe space? What about some poetry?

Join us for great performances, free food and a GREAT TIME!
Event Image Fall Color Tree Walk
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Enjoy the splendor of Boulder in the fall! Join Facilities Operations Arborist Vince Aquino to learn about the unique history and features of different species of trees located on CU’s campus. Rain or shine. The tour will meet at the south entrance of the CU Museum of Natural History.

The Phoenix Years: Art, Resistance, and the Making of Modern China with Madeleine O'Dea
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Please join us as Sydney-based foreign correspondent and writer Madeleine O'Dea talks about her new book The Phoenix Years. The riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in four decades is illuminated by another, equally fascinating, narrative beneath its surface―the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ongoing struggle for freedom of expression.

By following the stories of nine contemporary Chinese artists, The Phoenix Years shows how China's rise unleashed creativity, thwarted hopes and sparked tensions between the individual and the state that continue to this day. It relates the heady years of hope and creativity in the 1980s, which ended in the disaster of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Following that tragedy comes China's meteoric economic rise, and the opportunities that emerged alongside the difficult compromises artists and others have to make to be citizens in modern China.

O'Dea has been an eyewitness for over thirty years to the rise of China, the explosion of its contemporary art and cultural scene, and the long, ongoing struggle for free expression. The stories of these artists and their art mirror the history of their country. The Phoenix Years is vital reading for anyone interested in China today.
Voices of Vienna Maymester Info. Meeting: 10/25
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Spend your Maymester earning three Humanities (or elective) credits in Vienna! Students will explore how one Vienna gave rise to such a rich culture. Field trips around the city will be offered almost every day. Learn more at a meeting with the program Directors: Wednesday, Oct. 25th at 5 p.m. in ECCR 108.
ALTEC Community Courses non-credit languages
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Various language courses
Event Image PMP Kickoff
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

When: Wednesday, October 25, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: Leeds Atrium
Who: Professional Mentorship Program Participants

PMP mentors and mentees connect, mingle, and learn more about the program with light appetizers and refreshments. If you are not a PMP member but would like to learn more, please visit the Leeds Mentoring website.
Event Image Teen Science Cafe
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

A sheet of newspaper is about 100,000 nanometers thick-so it's hard to imagine just how small one nanometer is. It's even harder to imagine doing science at this scale! Our October Café presenter, Dr. Jorge Hernandez Charpak, is an expert in nanoscale physics. Much of his work involves understanding the basic challenges one has to deal with when working with only tens or hundreds of atoms and molecules at time, as opposed to millions. What tools can we design to see things at nanoscale? How do we measure energy moving between tiny components of a nanotech processor? Breakthroughs in answering these essential questions are at the heart of a more than 60 year old race to make technology smaller and smaller. But how small is too small? Amazingly, nanotech isn't just about making things tiny. Nanoscale materials behave in different and unexpected ways that can either enhance or hinder properties such as strength, weight, and chemical reactivity than their larger-scale counterparts. Come learn about the teeny tiny engineering, chemistry, and physics inside our favorite devices that we take for granted every day.
Event Image Career Services: Job Search Success Group
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Job Search Success Group
Wednesdays: Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $25

Abrams Lounge
Center for Community, CU Boulder campus
2249 Willard Loop Drive
Boulder, CO 80309

Are you an experienced professional who has been job searching for a while with little to no success? Do you feel that you are doing all of the right things but aren’t getting the results you want? This program is designed to provide you the tools and support you need to find success in your job search.

In this six week program we will cover: 

  1. How to make yourself stand out with your résumés and cover letter.
  2. Job search strategies that will bring you the best return on your investment of time and energy.
  3. Interviewing techniques that will leave a lasting impression.
  4. Networking skills that are proven to work.
  5. The power of your beliefs, thoughts and attitudes, and how they impact your success as a job seeker.
  6. How to create an effective action plan to assist you in moving forward positively.

Register today!

Event Image 8-Ball Billiards Tournament
7:00 PM

Show your skills at this week’s 8-Ball Billiards Tournament at The Connection!

Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Play begins at 7 p.m. 

$5 entry fee.

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

Fall 2017 Dates
8-Ball:
September 27, October 25, December 6

9-Ball:
​September 13, October 11, November 8

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events!

The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor


Dancing with Boulder Stars
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Business professionals by day, dancers by night…Boulder County’s favorite dance competition is back! The 11th Annual Dancing with Boulder Stars takes place at the Boulder Theatre on Wednesday, October 25th at 7 pm! Based on the hit TV show, 8 local celebrities are paired with professional dancers and undergo an exhilarating 10-week long rehearsal process in preparation for the big competition. WATCH: These pairs are pushed out of their comfort zones and perform in front of a panel of judges, hosts and you: our live audience! Each pair will compete for fame & fundraising, in hopes of winning the first ever “Boulder Ball” trophy and fundraising the most to benefit YWCA Boulder County! VOTE & DONATE: As our live audience, YOU decide who will be this year’s Dancing with Boulder Stars Champion. Place your “vote” for your favorite pair by donating towards YWCA Boulder County programs. JOIN US: For a dance-filled night of sizzling salsa, tantalizing tango, irresistible Irish step, hip-hop that can’t-stop-won’t stop and MORE. STEP TO IT: Tickets are limited and on sale NOW! How to Get Tickets Tickets available online at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1531935, at Boulder Theater Box Office, by phone at (303)-786-7030 or online at http://www.bouldertheater.com/

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Contemporary WA: Shodo/Sumi painting exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries welcome you to experience Contemporary WA: Shodo/Sumi paintings of Sensou Miyajima and Tei Kobayashi, now through October 30 in Norlin Library.

You may view the exhibit in Norlin's Ventana and Triptych Galleries, as well as the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, all located on the 3rd floor. The SCA Reading Room, N345, is open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The rest of the exhibit is accessible whenever Norlin Library is open.

The exhibit showcases a collaboration between traditional Japanese calligraphy and enigmatic "Nihonga"(Japanese Style) painting.  You may enjoy a glimpse into the heart of Hikaru Genji as he speaks of his love in Lady Murasaki Shikibu's Waka from the Heian Period, revel in the ephemera of Haiku, or relish the quiet beauty of the morning glory.

A small opening reception is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m., outside the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room in Norlin Library.

Sponsored by: 
Special Collections & Archives, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, The Book Arts League and the Japan Exchange & Teaching Alumni Association of the Rocky Mountains. 
Creation, validation, and dept approval of Oct JEs and PETs for Fund 30/31 projects
All Day

Creation, validation, and dept approval of Oct JEs and PETs for Fund 30/31 projects, Fund 34 gift fund journals due.
Gift Expenditure cutoff to make the Oct 31 end-of-month CUF wire transfer
Mustang in Black and White: Himalayan Photography Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries invite you to an exhibit of Kevin Bubriski's photography of Mustang, Nepal, showing through December 2017 in the 1st Floor, Underground West Gallery of Norlin Library.

"Mustang, Nepal, is known for its vibrant landscapes —blue skies, vermilion-colored cliffs, fluted canyons of deep ochre. It is a tapestry of Himalayan culture and history, a social and economic crossroads for trade, tourism, and Tibetan tradition. Today, the people of Mustang are navigating significant transformations: from the impacts of climate change across this rain shadow landscape to the lived effects of out-migration on communities who have relied for centuries on agriculture, pastoralism, and their role as culture brokers between the Tibetan plateau and Hindu South Asia."

From the new book, Mustang in Black and White by Kevin Buriski and Sienna Craig.
Programming in Python (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Registration for this workshop is full! If you are interested in learning of similar offerings, please visit the CRDDS website:  http://www.colorado.edu/crdds/

        Programming in Python Short Course
            Location:  Norlin E206
            Dates:  Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 pm
    Part 1:  September 21-October 12, 2017
            Part 2:  October 19-November 9, 2017
    Instructor:  Nick Featherstone, Research Computing
    Sponsored by: 
            Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) and Research Computing 

            This pair of short courses will provide an overview of Python fundamentals, split into two sessions, each meeting one hour for four weeks.  It is targeted at participants with prior experience programming in another language, but who wish to get up and running with Python.  Topics covered will include variables & objects, functions, conditionals, and loops. We will also discuss how to build custom Python modules and provide an overview of popular 3rd-party packages such as Numpy.  This course will combine lectures with interactive exercises.  It is available free of charge.  Participants must have the following knowledge to be able to participate:  be familiar with fundamental aspects of programming (loop structure, variables, basic data structures), and a laptop.

NOTE:  This course will not cover “how to program” – we that expect you have prior experience in another programming language, and that you want to transition to using Python.

Registration closes September 13 or once full.  Due to anticipated demand, we ask that if you register for a short course you make a commitment to attend all sessions in the course.

Due to the brevity of these sessions, we will not be able to address issues related to a faulty Python installation in-class.  Attendees are expected to arrive with a functional installation of Python 3.x and the following packages installed on their laptop:  Numpy, Matplotlib, h5py, netCDF4, and Pandas.   Installation instructions will be emailed in advance of the course.  Those requiring assistance during the installation process should either attend the September 14 prep session or make a separate appointment with Nick Featherstone (feathern@colorado.edu).

Tentative agenda:

September 14:  Prep session (optional)

Short Course Part 1 (Programming Basics):

September 21:  Overview, variables, memory
September 28:  Conditionals, functions
October 5:  Loops, lists
October 12:  Objects, modules

Short Course Part 2 (Python Packages):

October 19:  Numpy
October 26: Data Management (HDF5; NetCDF; Pandas)
November 2:  Matplotlib
November 9: Creating Custom Packages, F2py and Cython

Data Visualization Contest (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries are accepting submissions to the 2017 Data Visualization Contest, an opportunity for students to share their visualizations and draw attention to their projects.

Deadline: December 1, 2017
Submit at bit.lyCUDataViz

Prize Information: 
1st Place: $200 gift card
2nd Place: $100 gift card
3rd Place: $50 gift card

Selected visualizations will be displayed in Norlin Library.

Judging Criteria: 

1. Ability of visualization to communicate insightful information 
2. Overall design and aesthetics
3. Technical merit 
4. Originality

Suggested visualization types:

1. Maps/GIS
2. Data as art
3. 3D
4. Temporal
5. Graphs & plots

Rules & Eligibility:

1. Maximum of two entries. 
2. Visualization must have been created during the 2017 calendar year.
3. Open to current students only, including undergraduates and graduate students
 

Event Image RA Recruitment 2018-19 (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Make a difference and become an RA! Applications for academic year 2018-19 are open from September 29-October 30, 2017. Visit the RA section on the Housing & Dining Services website for qualifications, timelines and application link.
Event Image Time Collection Due
All Day

Off-Campus time collection is due October 27, 2017 for pay period October 8, 2017 - October 21, 2017. The pay date is November 3, 2017.

On-Campus time collection is due October 26, 2017 for pay period October 8, 2017 - October 21, 2017. The pay date is November 3, 2017.
Event Image Winter & Spring 2018 Petitions Accepted for Colorado Residency (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

See Tuition Classification.
Event Image Spring 2018 Course Reservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Waitlisted students not enrolled in a course during the last term it was offered may be eligible to reserve that course for Spring 2018. See Reserve a Course.
Crucial Conversations
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Consider these questions:

Does your department suffer from taboo topics, deference, disagreement, analysis paralysis, information hoarding, office politics, or alienation?  Is your department battling slow productivity or low morale? Are you a supervisor who struggles with having difficult conversations with employees?  Then you, your team, or your department needs Crucial Conversations training.

Crucial Conversations is a two-day course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics – at all levels of the organization.  By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.

The CU Boulder Department of Human Resources has teamed up with VitalSmarts to offer this important course to CU Boulder employees. Based on the national best-selling book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High, the Crucial Conversations course teaches participants to speak persuasively, not abrasively; foster teamwork and better decision making; build acceptance rather than resistance; and resolve individual and group disagreements. See the attached document for a detailed description of the course.

Who Should Attend: Crucial Conversations training is appropriate for employees at all levels of the organization. Supervisors, managers, and executive leaders will find the course to be particularly relevant to their work.

Cost: $210 (The course fee includes a Crucial Conversations Toolkit, cue cards for each lesson, a Crucial Conversations model card, a copy of the New York Times bestselling book, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, the Crucial Conversations audio companion MP3 download, and a course completion certificate).

(If you were to take this course directly from VitalSmarts, the cost would be $1,395. But because we have certified CU Boulder trainers to deliver the course, we are able to offer it to CU Boulder employees for $210! Don’t miss this opportunity to receive this incredible training that is transforming organizations around the country!)

Registration is required. Register Now
ARAB 1010-001
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

ARAB 1010-001
Event Image Aerospace Building Groundbreaking
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join the College of Engineering and Applied Science for the groundbreaking of the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences building. The 144,000-square-foot building on East Campus will provide students and researchers with spaces for flight-testing unmanned aircraft, laboratories for the design and construction of small satellites, and collaborative spaces that foster interdisciplinary work between aerospace engineering’s six main research clusters, as well as with programs like mechanical engineering and computer science. The building is slated for completion by Fall 2019.

The groundbreaking will take place on the SEEC Lawn, 4001 Discovery Drive, CU Boulder East Campus. Reception to follow.
ARAB 1010-002
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

ARAB 1010-002
Negotiations Workshop
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Postdoctoral Association of Colorado and the Graduate School invite you to a workshop on negotiations, presented by Antonio Papuzza. In this interactive workshop, you will learn negotiation strategies for a variety of situations affecting your professional life, including job offers and startup packages as well as annual reviews and promotions/raises.

Antonio Papuzza is an instructor in the Leeds School of Business with professional expertise in organizational behavior and international business. He teaches courses on a range of topics, including leadership, negotiation and conflict management, intercultural communication, and organizational development. Antonio is also the academic director and coordinator of the Leeds program “Certificate in Managing Global Competencies for International Careers.”

Thursday, October 26th
10:30—11:30 AM
SEEC C120
Refreshments will be provided

RSVP Here

ARAB 1010-003
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ARAB 1010-003
Event Image Faculty Exhibition: 2017
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Faculty Exhibition: 2017 celebrates the creative work of faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder whose scholarship and teaching is grounded in an art-making practice. CU Art Museum brings together works by faculty from across campus to showcase the collective creativity of CU faculty artists for campus and community audiences.
On view August 17 - December 23, 2017 at the CU Art Museum.

Event Image Fall Greenhouse Tours
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tess Additon and Tom Lemieux will offer an exclusive tour of the Biology Greenhouse, highlighting some of the important and interesting plants. The Greenhouse is for research and teaching, and is not typically open tot he public. 

Tours fill quickly! Please make sure to call and RSVP by October 20th if you would like a spot. Make sure to specify your reservation for either the 11:00am tour or the 2:00pm tour. Also, please be aware that we will not be accepting reservations for more than two people! if you do not get a spot on the tour, you will be added to a wait list and contacted if a spot opens up before the tour begins. 

We will be meeting at the 30th Street Greenhouse, 1380 30th St. Boulder, CO 80301. Please arrive 15 minutes early and take care with transportation. Parking at the greenhouse lot is by permit only! The best option is to take public transportation, ride a bike, or walk.

Please call 303-492-6892 to reserve your spot for a tour or for any questions you might have.

About the speaker: Tom Lemieux, CU Biology greenhouse manager, has a long history with and love for working with plants. With an MA in Botany from UC Berkeley, he has been very engaged in working with and educating others about wildlife and horticulture. He also worked in greenhouse management for an agricultural biotech company for 8 years, and has been the manager of biology greenhouses at CU for the past 25 years. 
Stochastics Seminar - Gu Wang
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gu Wang, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

High-water Mark Fees with Stochastic Benchmark

A hedge fund manager invests the fund in a constant investment opportunity, and receives high-water mark fees when the fund reaches a new maximum relative to a stochastic benchmark, aiming to maximize the expected power utility from fees in the long run. The manager's optimal portfolio includes a Merton component with the risk aversion parameter shifted towards one, and a hedging component against the risk in the benchmark, both of which depend on how the fund investment opportunity compares to the benchmark. A stochastic benchmark in the calculation of high-water mark fees introduces the moral hazard of risky fund investment with hedging motives, but also provides a possibility of regulating the manager's risk taking with a carefully chosen benchmark.
The Best Weapon of Democracy: Creative Commons and the Common Good from Niels Bohr through the Fake
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This event is part of Open Access Week 2017.
 
This presentation places the beginning of the open access paradigm in scientific enquiry with Niels Bohr’s recommendation to share nuclear technology with Russia during the denouement of WWII, and follows its development through present challenges in strategic, military, and political applications of science.  If a thing can be known, someone will come to know it, and during WWII the only hope was that those on the “right” side of history would get there first. Bohr, however, noted that the Nazis believed they were “right,” too, and argued that only intersubjectivity could regulate these dangerous monopolies on what is presumed “good,” as well as prevent divisions of labor and knowledge among those without the monopoly, which not only prevented unauthorized use, but ethical consideration, of the deadly whole of their work.  Today the Open Access movement, whether with respect to biomedical, environmental, or military research, is Open in order to close those same divides.

Presenter(s): Emily Fidelman
Date: Thursday, October 26th, 2017
Time: 11 am - 12 pm
Location: Norlin Library, Room E260 A-B
Link to Register: http://colorado.libcal.com/event/3600725 
ARAB 1010-004
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ARAB 1010-004
How to Increase Citizen Engagement in Scientific Research
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This event is part of Open Access Week 2017.

Citizen science initiatives are remarkably successful in motivating the general public to participate in large-scale scientific data collection. This not only provides researchers with valuable data, but also increases and broadens the accessibility of scientific research to the public. This talk will focus on the benefits of creating a citizen science project and how to do so yourself.

Presenter(s): Nathalie Chardon
Date: Thursday, October 26th, 2017
Time: 1 pm - 2 pm
Location: Norlin Library, Room N410
Link to Register: http://colorado.libcal.com/event/3600432 

 
Active Reading Skills for Comprehension
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

~Open to ALL CU Students~  Center For Community, CUE N 320~

Learn how to tackle those piles of readings. We will review techniques for active reading to improve comprehension. Bring your most difficult reading for us to look at! 


Complex/Dynamical Systems Seminar - Juan Restrepo
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Juan Restrepo, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder

Uncovering low-dimensional macroscopic chaotic dynamics of large finite size complex systems
 
In the last decade it has been shown that a large class of phase oscillator models admit low dimensional descriptions for the macroscopic system dynamics in the limit of an infinite number N of oscillators. The question of whether the macroscopic dynamics of other similar systems also have a low dimensional description in the infinite N limit has, however, remained elusive. In this talk I’ll show how techniques originally designed to analyze noisy experimental chaotic time series can be used to identify effective low dimensional macroscopic descriptions from simulations with a finite number of elements. As an example, this approach will be applied to an ensemble of globally coupled Landau-Stuart oscillators for which low dimensional macroscopic chaotic behavior is found with an effective 4-dimensional description. By using this description, one can calculate dynamical invariants such as Lyapunov exponents and attractor dimensions. One could also use the reconstruction to generate short-term predictions of the macroscopic dynamics.
Event Image Fall Greenhouse Tours
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tess Additon and Tom Lemieux will offer an exclusive tour of the Biology Greenhouse, highlighting some of the important and interesting plants. The Greenhouse is for research and teaching, and is not typically open tot he public. 

Tours fill quickly! Please make sure to call and RSVP by October 20th if you would like a spot. Make sure to specify your reservation for either the 11:00am tour or the 2:00pm tour. Also, please be aware that we will not be accepting reservations for more than two people! if you do not get a spot on the tour, you will be added to a wait list and contacted if a spot opens up before the tour begins. 

We will be meeting at the 30th Street Greenhouse, 1380 30th St. Boulder, CO 80301. Please arrive 15 minutes early and take care with transportation. Parking at the greenhouse lot is by permit only! The best option is to take public transportation, ride a bike, or walk.

Please call 303-492-6892 to reserve your spot for a tour or for any questions you might have.

About the speaker: Tom Lemieux, CU Biology greenhouse manager, has a long history with and love for working with plants. With an MA in Botany from UC Berkeley, he has been very engaged in working with and educating others about wildlife and horticulture. He also worked in greenhouse management for an agricultural biotech company for 8 years, and has been the manager of biology greenhouses at CU for the past 25 years. 
SWED 1010
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SWED 1010 : Merete Leonhardt Lupa
Active Reading Skills for Comprehension
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

~Open to ALL CU Students~  Center For Community, CUE N 320~

Learn how to tackle those piles of readings. We will review techniques for active reading to improve comprehension. Bring your most difficult reading for us to look at! 


Event Image Leveraging Multiple Forms of Expertise in Museum and Community-Based Collaborations
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Molly Shea explores how museums can collaborate and incorporate community expertise (informal education) into research and programs to better reflect the communities they serve.  Themes include: using community resources to design transformational spaces that reflect the identity of youth in their community; engaging families in design and implementation of STEM-rich making projects; how flexible, process-driven projects allow youth and adults to improvise and develop STEM practices that arise through collaborative design.

Molly Shea has a PhD in Education from University of Colorado Boulder School of Education and a Master's of Business Administration from CU Boulder. She is an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University. Shea focuses on the social, cultural, and historical interactions that shape human development.

This talk is part of Learning in Informal Settings, an innovative, new seminar series co-sponsored by the CU Museum of Natural History and the CU Boulder School of Education. This series will cover a variety of topics including learning through making, interactional studies, and contemplative studies of the natural world. All lectures are free and open to CU faculty, alumni, students, educators, and the public.

More information at www.colorado.edu/cumuseum/learning-informal-settings
Event Image Global Seminar: French Connections - Summer 2018 Interest Meeting!
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Spend 2 weeks in June this summer studying France-American relations in Bordeaux, France! This three credit course is taught by CU Professor and Int'l Affairs Director, Tom Zeiler. Study in beautiful Bordeaux through lectures, guest speakers, and excursions around Bordeaux. There are extra scholarships available for this program! Learn more at the upcoming meeting: Thursday, Oct. 26th at 5 p.m. in C4C N215.
Guest Speaker Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

“L2 Interactional Competence as learning target: What it is and how to teach and research it?”

The concept and development of L2 interactional competence (IC) have gained much attention among researchers in SLA. Studies have empirically documented evidence of how L2 learners make use of linguistic and non-linguistic resources at their disposal when engaged in oral communicative interaction in instructional and non-instructional settings. In her talk, Prof. Taleghani-Nikazm concentrates on understanding interaction and spoken language as understood within a conversation analytical (CA) framework by examining a collection of documented naturally occurring episodes of interaction among L1 speakers in selected languages.  Furthermore, she will discuss how to effectively translate interaction research into pedagogical practice. In her talk, we will look at concrete examples of how to integrate authentic excerpts from everyday interactions into the language curriculum and how to create pedagogical spaces that promote interaction among learners and L2 speakers in the target language. 

A talk sponsored by ALTEC (Anderson Language & Technology Center)

Guest Speaker Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm 

Professor, Department of Germanic Languages & Literature

The Ohio State University



ALTEC Community Courses non-credit languages
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Various language courses
Event Image New Venture Challenge: Quick Pitch Night II
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Come participate as teams pitch their ideas to the community, build teams and meet mentors. The CU Boulder New Venture Challenge (NVC) is the go-to program for aspiring entrepreneurs. Participants represent majors and departments from across the university. From undergraduates to graduates, PhD candidates to postdocs, and faculty to staff, everyone is invited to come watch and support or actually pitch their idea. For more information visit the NVC website.
Event Image Colorado Skies Astrobiology: The Toolbox in Search for Life
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We are all familiar with human beings, animals, and plants. However, that is just one data point - and the only data point we have for the existence of life. How do we know what to look for when searching for life elsewhere? What assumptions can we make that are valid? In this vast universe, we have already found thousands of exoplanets, born from molecular clouds that are seeded with organic compounds - the building blocks for life. Can we use science and technology to determine whether we're just one incident of life in the universe? Perhaps cosmic neighbors are much closer than we think.
Night of the Living Deadlift
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Zombies, pumpkins, zumba & more.  Come see what Night of the Living Deadlift has in store! (Free with a Buff OneCard.)
Event Image Chamber Orchestra
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Chamber Orchestra, made up of members of the CU Symphony Orchestra, performs smaller works for chamber orchestra, including symphonies and works by classical composers, along with modern chamber works.

PROGRAM: Edgard Varèse: "Octandre"; Juhani Nuorvala: Variationes ex “Bene quondam”; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550

CU Presents   Map to Venue
Language Film Series
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Language Film Series

Friday, October 27, 2017

Contemporary WA: Shodo/Sumi painting exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries welcome you to experience Contemporary WA: Shodo/Sumi paintings of Sensou Miyajima and Tei Kobayashi, now through October 30 in Norlin Library.

You may view the exhibit in Norlin's Ventana and Triptych Galleries, as well as the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, all located on the 3rd floor. The SCA Reading Room, N345, is open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The rest of the exhibit is accessible whenever Norlin Library is open.

The exhibit showcases a collaboration between traditional Japanese calligraphy and enigmatic "Nihonga"(Japanese Style) painting.  You may enjoy a glimpse into the heart of Hikaru Genji as he speaks of his love in Lady Murasaki Shikibu's Waka from the Heian Period, revel in the ephemera of Haiku, or relish the quiet beauty of the morning glory.

A small opening reception is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m., outside the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room in Norlin Library.

Sponsored by: 
Special Collections & Archives, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, The Book Arts League and the Japan Exchange & Teaching Alumni Association of the Rocky Mountains. 
Event Image International Education Week Photo Contest - Deadline Extended!
All Day

The deadline to submit photos has been extended to Friday, October 27th! First place gets a $75 gift card! In honor of the upcoming International Education Week (November 13-17, 2017), Education Abroad and International Student & Scholar Services is excited to announce a Photo Contest that is open to our recent study abroad returnees and current international students and scholars! Entrants are encouraged to submit a photo that reflects International Education Week’s mission of promoting international and intercultural understanding. Submit your photo at https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4UCrowJhhQVHvj7. Please read the rules and eligibility requirements carefully before submitting your photo. Three winners will be selected from Education Abroad Alumni photo submissions and three winners will be selected from the International Student and Scholar photo submissions. Winners will be honored at an IEW reception on Wednesday, November 15th. Stay tuned for more details on International Education Week and all the great events to look forward to in November: http://www.colorado.edu/oie/internationalization-cu/international-education-week. We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Mustang in Black and White: Himalayan Photography Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries invite you to an exhibit of Kevin Bubriski's photography of Mustang, Nepal, showing through December 2017 in the 1st Floor, Underground West Gallery of Norlin Library.

"Mustang, Nepal, is known for its vibrant landscapes —blue skies, vermilion-colored cliffs, fluted canyons of deep ochre. It is a tapestry of Himalayan culture and history, a social and economic crossroads for trade, tourism, and Tibetan tradition. Today, the people of Mustang are navigating significant transformations: from the impacts of climate change across this rain shadow landscape to the lived effects of out-migration on communities who have relied for centuries on agriculture, pastoralism, and their role as culture brokers between the Tibetan plateau and Hindu South Asia."

From the new book, Mustang in Black and White by Kevin Buriski and Sienna Craig.
Programming in Python (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Registration for this workshop is full! If you are interested in learning of similar offerings, please visit the CRDDS website:  http://www.colorado.edu/crdds/

        Programming in Python Short Course
            Location:  Norlin E206
            Dates:  Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 pm
    Part 1:  September 21-October 12, 2017
            Part 2:  October 19-November 9, 2017
    Instructor:  Nick Featherstone, Research Computing
    Sponsored by: 
            Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) and Research Computing 

            This pair of short courses will provide an overview of Python fundamentals, split into two sessions, each meeting one hour for four weeks.  It is targeted at participants with prior experience programming in another language, but who wish to get up and running with Python.  Topics covered will include variables & objects, functions, conditionals, and loops. We will also discuss how to build custom Python modules and provide an overview of popular 3rd-party packages such as Numpy.  This course will combine lectures with interactive exercises.  It is available free of charge.  Participants must have the following knowledge to be able to participate:  be familiar with fundamental aspects of programming (loop structure, variables, basic data structures), and a laptop.

NOTE:  This course will not cover “how to program” – we that expect you have prior experience in another programming language, and that you want to transition to using Python.

Registration closes September 13 or once full.  Due to anticipated demand, we ask that if you register for a short course you make a commitment to attend all sessions in the course.

Due to the brevity of these sessions, we will not be able to address issues related to a faulty Python installation in-class.  Attendees are expected to arrive with a functional installation of Python 3.x and the following packages installed on their laptop:  Numpy, Matplotlib, h5py, netCDF4, and Pandas.   Installation instructions will be emailed in advance of the course.  Those requiring assistance during the installation process should either attend the September 14 prep session or make a separate appointment with Nick Featherstone (feathern@colorado.edu).

Tentative agenda:

September 14:  Prep session (optional)

Short Course Part 1 (Programming Basics):

September 21:  Overview, variables, memory
September 28:  Conditionals, functions
October 5:  Loops, lists
October 12:  Objects, modules

Short Course Part 2 (Python Packages):

October 19:  Numpy
October 26: Data Management (HDF5; NetCDF; Pandas)
November 2:  Matplotlib
November 9: Creating Custom Packages, F2py and Cython

Data Visualization Contest (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries are accepting submissions to the 2017 Data Visualization Contest, an opportunity for students to share their visualizations and draw attention to their projects.

Deadline: December 1, 2017
Submit at bit.lyCUDataViz

Prize Information: 
1st Place: $200 gift card
2nd Place: $100 gift card
3rd Place: $50 gift card

Selected visualizations will be displayed in Norlin Library.

Judging Criteria: 

1. Ability of visualization to communicate insightful information 
2. Overall design and aesthetics
3. Technical merit 
4. Originality

Suggested visualization types:

1. Maps/GIS
2. Data as art
3. 3D
4. Temporal
5. Graphs & plots

Rules & Eligibility:

1. Maximum of two entries. 
2. Visualization must have been created during the 2017 calendar year.
3. Open to current students only, including undergraduates and graduate students
 

Event Image RA Recruitment 2018-19 (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Make a difference and become an RA! Applications for academic year 2018-19 are open from September 29-October 30, 2017. Visit the RA section on the Housing & Dining Services website for qualifications, timelines and application link.
Event Image Winter & Spring 2018 Petitions Accepted for Colorado Residency (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

See Tuition Classification.
Event Image Spring 2018 Course Reservation (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Waitlisted students not enrolled in a course during the last term it was offered may be eligible to reserve that course for Spring 2018. See Reserve a Course.
ARAB 1010-001
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

ARAB 1010-001
Trainer Time: Proper Push-Ups
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Push-up is one of the most functional full body movements which you can practice anywhere using just your own body weight. In this workshop you will learn the benefits of incorporating push-ups in your routine, where to begin if you have never done them before or if you have been practicing but haven't seen much progress. Through several beginner variations you'll learn proper push-up form and introduced to advanced progressions.

Free for Rec Center Members 

Walk In Academic Skills: Individual Coaching Meetings
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

~Open to All CU Students~
Fleming 144 (in main SASC office, 141)

Improve your academic performance by improving your study skills. We look at every student as an individual and help you map out a plan for any class or challenge. Bring in your questions or concerns—test taking, study skills, procrastination--you determine the focus of the m​eeting.  


ARAB 1010-002
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

ARAB 1010-002
Event Image Distinguished Seminar: Arnaud Trouvé
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

2017-18 Distinguished Seminar Series
Fridays 10-11am, ECCS 1B28

October 27: Arnaud Trouvé    
Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Fire Protection Engineering University of Maryland
An Overview of Fire Dynamics in Buildings and of their Treatment by Current CFD Capabilities

These seminars will count toward the PDP requirement. Refreshments will be served.

ARAB 1010-003
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ARAB 1010-003
Event Image Faculty Exhibition: 2017
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Faculty Exhibition: 2017 celebrates the creative work of faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder whose scholarship and teaching is grounded in an art-making practice. CU Art Museum brings together works by faculty from across campus to showcase the collective creativity of CU faculty artists for campus and community audiences.
On view August 17 - December 23, 2017 at the CU Art Museum.

ARAB 1010-004
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ARAB 1010-004
SWED 2010
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

SWED 2010 : Merete Leonhardt Lupa
18th- and 19th-Century Studies Network Work-in-Progress series
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Deven Marie Parker, Department of English, University of Colorado Boulder, on the rise of the semaphore or visual telegraph in 1790s France and England and its effect on conceptions of distance and space in literature
Event Image Dean's Scholars Lunch with Alumni
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

In this special event for Homecoming weekend, CMCI Dean's Scholars are invited to meet and mingle with visiting alumni.
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Please join us for our

2017 Fall Environmental Engineering Seminar Series

Friday 2-3 PM, SEEC classroom N124

Speaker: Joel Pedersen, University of Wisconsin

Title: Prions: Environmental contamination and disease transmission

Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

Rec Recess
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us on the Rec Plaza for cornhole, spikeball, popcorn and more!  
What Cognitive Psychology Says About Learning: 21 Training Principles
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Facilitated by Alice Healy, College Professor of Distinction, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and Institute of Cognitive Science, and Director, Center for Research on Training. Dr. Healy will discuss 21 principles of training, or training tips, to advance the learning of knowledge and skills. There are three forms of task engagement that are the basis of successful training for peak performance—acquisition, retention, and transfer—and three corresponding goals of training—efficiency, durability, and flexibility. Dr. Healy will briefly review each of the training principles organized by their form of task engagement and their corresponding primary goal, and then she will select a subset of these principles to discuss in greater detail, both in terms of the scientific evidence for these principles and in terms of exercises that students can practice using the training tips. The following are the learning goals for the symposium participants: 1. Optimize acquisition of knowledge and skills by maximizing the efficiency of learning. 2. Optimize the retention of knowledge and skills by maximizing the durability of learning. 3. Optimize the transfer of knowledge and skills by maximizing the flexibility of learning.
Department Colloquium - Christoffer Heckman
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Christoffer Heckman, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder

Autonomous Robotics: Estimation and Nonlinear Dynamics
In this talk, I will discuss algorithms that are addressing critical challenges to robot autonomy: visual-inertial perception with online statistical change detection and drift correction, and adaptive simulation-in-the-loop model predictive control (MPC). Visual-inertial simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) is a technique used to navigate in unknown environments; we have augmented it with the ability to both self-calibrate and correct for calibration drift over time. Our method relies on determining when calibrations have become stale and initiates a new self-calibration when they do, applying calibrations post-hoc for higher accuracy. Nonlinear MPC on the other hand focuses on how to infer optimal control inputs of a high-dimensional nonlinear plant model. I will show how these methods apply to autonomous vehicles moving at fast speeds, and how they extend to novel maneuvers such as jumping and slipping on real platforms.
Homecoming Event: Legacy Family Info Session hosted by Admissions
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Legacy Family Info Session hosted by Admissions
Friday, Oct. 27

3-4 p.m.
Admission: Free. Registration is required
Location: TBD

If you’re a member of a CU legacy family, join the Office of Admissions for a special session highlighting the Buffalo Legacy program on campus. Learn about what it means to be a legacy, and what CU offers to legacy students, including scholarships and exclusive events. Registration for this free event is required.

Register

Event Image Sustainability Skills Workshop: Basics of Carbon Emissions Inventory (Multi-Day Event)
3:00 PM

This hands-on skill building workshop focuses on the first part of Greenhouse Gas Accounting and includes an introduction to the international standard for Greenhouse Gas Accounting - The Greenhouse Gas Protocol - and its principles and requirements. You will learn how to assess and calculate a baseline of carbon emissions for households, setting organizational and operational boundaries, and much more. Location: SEEL Lab Building Room 303 (next to the SEEC building)
EBIO Colloquium: Dr. Elizabeth Wolkovich The race for spring: How climate change alters plant commun
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

EBIO Colloquium
Dr. Elizabeth Wolkovich
The race for spring: How climate change alters plant communities
Harvard University
Event Image CU Boulder School of Education Scholarship Reception
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us in honoring our scholarship recipients and gracious donors. 
International Coffee Hour
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

International Coffee Hour is a weekly social event. All students, scholars, staff and faculty are welcome to stop by for free coffee, tea, snacks and prizes. This is a great opportunity to connect with the international community here at CU Boulder.
Math Bio Seminar - Abhyudai Singh
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Abhyudai Singh, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Delaware

Stochastic Dynamics of Biomolecular Circuits in Single Cells

In the noisy cellular environment, expression of genes has been shown to be stochastic across organisms ranging from prokaryotic to human cells. Stochastic expression manifests as cell-to-cell variability in the levels of RNAs/proteins, in spite of the fact that cells are genetically identical and are exposed to the same environment. Development of computationally tractable frameworks for modeling stochastic fluctuations in gene product levels is essential to understand how noise at the cellular level affects biological function and phenotype. I will introduce state-of-the-art computational tools for stochastic modeling, analysis and inference of biomolecular circuits. Mathematical methods will be combined with experiments to study  infection dynamics of virus lambda phage in single bacterial cells. A novel approach based on first-passage times is shown to capture stochasticity in viral lysis times, and provide unique insights into regulatory mechanisms essential for precise biological timekeeping.

Seminar meets in ECCR 116
The Revised Common Rule and Beyond: Opportunities for Ethical Innovation
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The Revised Common Rule and Beyond: Opportunities for Ethical Innovation

This presentation will consider the 2017 revisions to the regulation for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (the Common Rule).  We will briefly examine the history and political economy of this regulation, providing some insights into why it took more than seven years for the revisions to occur.  We will consider arguments that our ethical theory is underdeveloped with respect to important provisions of the regulation, a state of affairs that possibly affected both the process and substance of the revisions.  We will discuss what has changed, paying particular attention to implications for non-medical and “big data” research.  As research in education, sociology, economics, and other non-medical domains increasingly includes the collection of specimens and biomarker testing, such research will encounter the same fault lines and complexities in the regulation as biomedical research.  Finally, we note that some research involving humans, their specimens, or their data is not regulated under the Common Rule, but can still raise important ethical concerns.  In such situations, researchers and their institutions have opportunities to develop novel processes for ethics oversight and participant protection.  We will conclude by discussing some proposals for innovative research governance and some barriers to implementing these proposals.

Bio

Pilar Ossorio, Ph.D., JD, is Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and the Ethics Scholar-in-Residence at the UW-affiliated Morgridge Institute for Research.  She is co-Director of the Law and Neuroscience Program, leader of the Ethics Core for UW’s Big Data Center (CPCP), and director of UW’s Research Ethics Consultation Service.  In 2016, she completed her service on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections.  She currently serves on the National Heart Lung and Blood Advisory Council, the Ethics Committee of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, and the Ethics Committee of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics.  She is a past member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research, has served on numerous committees of the U.S. National Academies, and on many professional working groups.  She participated in or advised the International HapMap Project, the 1000 Genomes Project, and the Human Microbiome Project. Her research interests include governance data sharing in research; ethical and regulatory issues in health-related data science; regulation of medical devices; ethics of human subjects research; ethics and regulation of human microbiome research and clinical microbiome applications; and uses of race in research and medicine.  She received her Ph.D. from Stanford in Microbiology and Immunology, and her law degree from U.C. Berkeley.

Event Image CMCI Homecoming Reception
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us before the Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally for a reception on the Pearl Street Mall in the studio and creative space designed for the Strategic Communication Design master’s program.

Meet Dean Lori Bergen and faculty, mingle with other alumni and learn more about the new college.

Friday, Oct. 27

5 - 7 p.m.

Where:
 1301 Walnut Street
(downstairs courtyard)
Boulder, Colorado 80302
USA

 RSVP now!

Geography Department Alumni Event
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rediscover and Reconnect with CU Boulder Geography

Come back to Boulder during Homecoming 2017 to celebrate and reconnect with your friends from CU!  In addition to the reunion tailgate on Saturday October 28, which you can register for here, we are also holding a special event to feature and celebrate the work of the Geography department on Friday Oct 27, 5:00 - 8:00 pm in IBS 155 (Institute of Behavioral Science - map).

Dr. Waleed Abdalati, Professor of Geography at CU Boulder, alumnus of the department (PhD 1996) and former Chief Scientist at NASA will be giving a lecture on “Earth from space.” In addition to a reception to reconnect with current faculty, students, and other alumni, a number of current graduate students will also giving exciting IGNITE talks about their research.

We are required by university policy to have a guest list for this event. Therefore please register here if you’d like to come.  Although this event is aimed at alumni, we welcome other community members as well.

Come join us! We hope to see you!

Geography >>

Waleed Abdalati: Climate related topic TBD
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Department of Geography Colloquium Series Presents:
Presentation by Dr. Waleed Abdalati, Professor of Geography and Executive Director of CIRES
Institute of Behavioral Science, IBS room 155, 1440 15th St., Boulder, CO This colloquium is scheduled later than normal to be part of our department alumni event. More information>>
ALTEC Community Courses non-credit languages
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Various language courses
Event Image Extreme Bowling at The Connection
7:00 PM

Electrify your Friday and Saturday nights at the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder!

Black lights, lane lights and color pins. Win prizes for color head pin strikes!


Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events: http://www.colorado.edu/umc/connection/events

​The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor
Event Image Laser Halloween and Spooky Moons
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come to Fiske for some haunted Halloween laser magic and learn about spooky moons that are beyond your imagination!
Event Image Doctoral Student Recital: Maria Kurchevskaya, piano
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

"Jewels Of The Early Twentieth Century Music"
Maria Kurchevskaya presents four cycles of songs for voice and piano, along with a two-piano work, all written within the first half of the 20th century. The composers represented are George Crumb, Claude Debussy, Leonard Bernstein, Nikolai Medtner and Witold Lutosławski. A variety of moods, from mysterious yearnings and sensitive feelings of love to childish innocence and sarcastic fun, dominate the program. The concert also features Ekaterina Kotcherguina, soprano, and Maria Wietrzynska, piano.

PROGRAM: George Crumb: "Three Early Songs"; Claude Debussy: "Ariettes oubliées"; Leonard Bernstein: "I Hate Music: A Cycle of Five Kids Songs for Soprano and Piano"; Nikolai Medtner: Suite-Vocalise in F minor, Op. 41; Witold Lutosławski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Two Pianos

College of Music   Map to Venue
Event Image The Merry Widow: An opera by Franz Lehár
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Vienna's definitive romantic operetta uses laugh-out-loud comedy and lavish costumes to concoct the perfect musical confection. At a gala reception in Paris, an ambassador plans to save his poverty-stricken kingdom by sending one of his noblemen to court the fabulously wealthy Hanna Glawari.
Left Right Tim Show
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A weekly show from Left Right Tim, CU's premiere improv comedy group

Everything is made up on the spot, can you believe it? I certainly can't, and I'm on the team! Come laugh and maybe even cry on a weekly basis. I'm shocked and appalled that these people don't have a life and can perform for people weekly, but they do.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Contemporary WA: Shodo/Sumi painting exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries welcome you to experience Contemporary WA: Shodo/Sumi paintings of Sensou Miyajima and Tei Kobayashi, now through October 30 in Norlin Library.

You may view the exhibit in Norlin's Ventana and Triptych Galleries, as well as the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, all located on the 3rd floor. The SCA Reading Room, N345, is open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The rest of the exhibit is accessible whenever Norlin Library is open.

The exhibit showcases a collaboration between traditional Japanese calligraphy and enigmatic "Nihonga"(Japanese Style) painting.  You may enjoy a glimpse into the heart of Hikaru Genji as he speaks of his love in Lady Murasaki Shikibu's Waka from the Heian Period, revel in the ephemera of Haiku, or relish the quiet beauty of the morning glory.

A small opening reception is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m., outside the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room in Norlin Library.

Sponsored by: 
Special Collections & Archives, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, The Book Arts League and the Japan Exchange & Teaching Alumni Association of the Rocky Mountains. 
Mustang in Black and White: Himalayan Photography Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries invite you to an exhibit of Kevin Bubriski's photography of Mustang, Nepal, showing through December 2017 in the 1st Floor, Underground West Gallery of Norlin Library.

"Mustang, Nepal, is known for its vibrant landscapes —blue skies, vermilion-colored cliffs, fluted canyons of deep ochre. It is a tapestry of Himalayan culture and history, a social and economic crossroads for trade, tourism, and Tibetan tradition. Today, the people of Mustang are navigating significant transformations: from the impacts of climate change across this rain shadow landscape to the lived effects of out-migration on communities who have relied for centuries on agriculture, pastoralism, and their role as culture brokers between the Tibetan plateau and Hindu South Asia."

From the new book, Mustang in Black and White by Kevin Buriski and Sienna Craig.
Programming in Python (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Registration for this workshop is full! If you are interested in learning of similar offerings, please visit the CRDDS website:  http://www.colorado.edu/crdds/

        Programming in Python Short Course
            Location:  Norlin E206
            Dates:  Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 pm
    Part 1:  September 21-October 12, 2017
            Part 2:  October 19-November 9, 2017
    Instructor:  Nick Featherstone, Research Computing
    Sponsored by: 
            Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) and Research Computing 

            This pair of short courses will provide an overview of Python fundamentals, split into two sessions, each meeting one hour for four weeks.  It is targeted at participants with prior experience programming in another language, but who wish to get up and running with Python.  Topics covered will include variables & objects, functions, conditionals, and loops. We will also discuss how to build custom Python modules and provide an overview of popular 3rd-party packages such as Numpy.  This course will combine lectures with interactive exercises.  It is available free of charge.  Participants must have the following knowledge to be able to participate:  be familiar with fundamental aspects of programming (loop structure, variables, basic data structures), and a laptop.

NOTE:  This course will not cover “how to program” – we that expect you have prior experience in another programming language, and that you want to transition to using Python.

Registration closes September 13 or once full.  Due to anticipated demand, we ask that if you register for a short course you make a commitment to attend all sessions in the course.

Due to the brevity of these sessions, we will not be able to address issues related to a faulty Python installation in-class.  Attendees are expected to arrive with a functional installation of Python 3.x and the following packages installed on their laptop:  Numpy, Matplotlib, h5py, netCDF4, and Pandas.   Installation instructions will be emailed in advance of the course.  Those requiring assistance during the installation process should either attend the September 14 prep session or make a separate appointment with Nick Featherstone (feathern@colorado.edu).

Tentative agenda:

September 14:  Prep session (optional)

Short Course Part 1 (Programming Basics):

September 21:  Overview, variables, memory
September 28:  Conditionals, functions
October 5:  Loops, lists
October 12:  Objects, modules

Short Course Part 2 (Python Packages):

October 19:  Numpy
October 26: Data Management (HDF5; NetCDF; Pandas)
November 2:  Matplotlib
November 9: Creating Custom Packages, F2py and Cython

Data Visualization Contest (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries are accepting submissions to the 2017 Data Visualization Contest, an opportunity for students to share their visualizations and draw attention to their projects.

Deadline: December 1, 2017
Submit at bit.lyCUDataViz

Prize Information: 
1st Place: $200 gift card
2nd Place: $100 gift card
3rd Place: $50 gift card

Selected visualizations will be displayed in Norlin Library.

Judging Criteria: 

1. Ability of visualization to communicate insightful information 
2. Overall design and aesthetics
3. Technical merit 
4. Originality

Suggested visualization types:

1. Maps/GIS
2. Data as art
3. 3D
4. Temporal
5. Graphs & plots

Rules & Eligibility:

1. Maximum of two entries. 
2. Visualization must have been created during the 2017 calendar year.
3. Open to current students only, including undergraduates and graduate students
 

Event Image RA Recruitment 2018-19 (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Make a difference and become an RA! Applications for academic year 2018-19 are open from September 29-October 30, 2017. Visit the RA section on the Housing & Dining Services website for qualifications, timelines and application link.
Event Image Winter & Spring 2018 Petitions Accepted for Colorado Residency (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

See Tuition Classification.
Event Image Sustainability Skills Workshop: Basics of Carbon Emissions Inventory (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 7:00 PM

This hands-on skill building workshop focuses on the first part of Greenhouse Gas Accounting and includes an introduction to the international standard for Greenhouse Gas Accounting - The Greenhouse Gas Protocol - and its principles and requirements. You will learn how to assess and calculate a baseline of carbon emissions for households, setting organizational and operational boundaries, and much more. Location: SEEL Lab Building Room 303 (next to the SEEC building)
Event Image Ralphie's Corral: CU vs. Cal
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ralphie's Corral is moving to Duane Field!

More room for every CU fan. Easier access to Folsom Field. Fun for the whole family.  

Open to everyone, Ralphie's Corral is a free tailgate held before all CU football games at Folsom Field. Ralphie's Corral includes:

  • Photo ops with Ralphie - the best mascot in college football
  • Performances by the CU Marching Band and Spirit Squad
  • Fun games for kids
  • Pictures with Chip
  • Premium giveaways including CU Nike Gear 
  • Great music
  • Concession-style food and drink available for purchase 

Registration is not required to attend Ralphie's Corral and everyone is welcome!

The Herd: CU vs. Cal Homecoming Tailgate
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CU vs. Cal Homecoming Tailgate!
Saturday, October 28 

3 hours prior to kick-off
Location TBD

The Herd football pre-games are a Buff tradition! All Herd members are encouraged to stop by the Ralphie's Corral Tailgate to enjoy free food, grab free swag, and play lawn games before the game! Special appearances by Ralphie, the best mascot in collegiate athletics, the Golden Buffalo Marching band, CU Spirit, and more! Come kick-off the football season with us!
Leeds Football Pregame | CU vs. California
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

When: Saturday, October 28, 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Where:  Engebretson Quad
Who:  Leeds Alumni and Friends 

RSVP
Event Image Faculty Exhibition: 2017
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Faculty Exhibition: 2017 celebrates the creative work of faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder whose scholarship and teaching is grounded in an art-making practice. CU Art Museum brings together works by faculty from across campus to showcase the collective creativity of CU faculty artists for campus and community audiences.
On view August 17 - December 23, 2017 at the CU Art Museum.

Event Image Extreme Bowling at The Connection
7:00 PM

Electrify your Friday and Saturday nights at the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder!

Black lights, lane lights and color pins. Win prizes for color head pin strikes!


Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events: http://www.colorado.edu/umc/connection/events

​The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor
Event Image The Merry Widow: An opera by Franz Lehár
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Vienna's definitive romantic operetta uses laugh-out-loud comedy and lavish costumes to concoct the perfect musical confection. At a gala reception in Paris, an ambassador plans to save his poverty-stricken kingdom by sending one of his noblemen to court the fabulously wealthy Hanna Glawari.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Contemporary WA: Shodo/Sumi painting exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries welcome you to experience Contemporary WA: Shodo/Sumi paintings of Sensou Miyajima and Tei Kobayashi, now through October 30 in Norlin Library.

You may view the exhibit in Norlin's Ventana and Triptych Galleries, as well as the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, all located on the 3rd floor. The SCA Reading Room, N345, is open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The rest of the exhibit is accessible whenever Norlin Library is open.

The exhibit showcases a collaboration between traditional Japanese calligraphy and enigmatic "Nihonga"(Japanese Style) painting.  You may enjoy a glimpse into the heart of Hikaru Genji as he speaks of his love in Lady Murasaki Shikibu's Waka from the Heian Period, revel in the ephemera of Haiku, or relish the quiet beauty of the morning glory.

A small opening reception is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m., outside the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room in Norlin Library.

Sponsored by: 
Special Collections & Archives, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, The Book Arts League and the Japan Exchange & Teaching Alumni Association of the Rocky Mountains. 
Mustang in Black and White: Himalayan Photography Exhibit (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries invite you to an exhibit of Kevin Bubriski's photography of Mustang, Nepal, showing through December 2017 in the 1st Floor, Underground West Gallery of Norlin Library.

"Mustang, Nepal, is known for its vibrant landscapes —blue skies, vermilion-colored cliffs, fluted canyons of deep ochre. It is a tapestry of Himalayan culture and history, a social and economic crossroads for trade, tourism, and Tibetan tradition. Today, the people of Mustang are navigating significant transformations: from the impacts of climate change across this rain shadow landscape to the lived effects of out-migration on communities who have relied for centuries on agriculture, pastoralism, and their role as culture brokers between the Tibetan plateau and Hindu South Asia."

From the new book, Mustang in Black and White by Kevin Buriski and Sienna Craig.
Programming in Python (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Registration for this workshop is full! If you are interested in learning of similar offerings, please visit the CRDDS website:  http://www.colorado.edu/crdds/

        Programming in Python Short Course
            Location:  Norlin E206
            Dates:  Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 pm
    Part 1:  September 21-October 12, 2017
            Part 2:  October 19-November 9, 2017
    Instructor:  Nick Featherstone, Research Computing
    Sponsored by: 
            Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) and Research Computing 

            This pair of short courses will provide an overview of Python fundamentals, split into two sessions, each meeting one hour for four weeks.  It is targeted at participants with prior experience programming in another language, but who wish to get up and running with Python.  Topics covered will include variables & objects, functions, conditionals, and loops. We will also discuss how to build custom Python modules and provide an overview of popular 3rd-party packages such as Numpy.  This course will combine lectures with interactive exercises.  It is available free of charge.  Participants must have the following knowledge to be able to participate:  be familiar with fundamental aspects of programming (loop structure, variables, basic data structures), and a laptop.

NOTE:  This course will not cover “how to program” – we that expect you have prior experience in another programming language, and that you want to transition to using Python.

Registration closes September 13 or once full.  Due to anticipated demand, we ask that if you register for a short course you make a commitment to attend all sessions in the course.

Due to the brevity of these sessions, we will not be able to address issues related to a faulty Python installation in-class.  Attendees are expected to arrive with a functional installation of Python 3.x and the following packages installed on their laptop:  Numpy, Matplotlib, h5py, netCDF4, and Pandas.   Installation instructions will be emailed in advance of the course.  Those requiring assistance during the installation process should either attend the September 14 prep session or make a separate appointment with Nick Featherstone (feathern@colorado.edu).

Tentative agenda:

September 14:  Prep session (optional)

Short Course Part 1 (Programming Basics):

September 21:  Overview, variables, memory
September 28:  Conditionals, functions
October 5:  Loops, lists
October 12:  Objects, modules

Short Course Part 2 (Python Packages):

October 19:  Numpy
October 26: Data Management (HDF5; NetCDF; Pandas)
November 2:  Matplotlib
November 9: Creating Custom Packages, F2py and Cython

Data Visualization Contest (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The University Libraries are accepting submissions to the 2017 Data Visualization Contest, an opportunity for students to share their visualizations and draw attention to their projects.

Deadline: December 1, 2017
Submit at bit.lyCUDataViz

Prize Information: 
1st Place: $200 gift card
2nd Place: $100 gift card
3rd Place: $50 gift card

Selected visualizations will be displayed in Norlin Library.

Judging Criteria: 

1. Ability of visualization to communicate insightful information 
2. Overall design and aesthetics
3. Technical merit 
4. Originality

Suggested visualization types:

1. Maps/GIS
2. Data as art
3. 3D
4. Temporal
5. Graphs & plots

Rules & Eligibility:

1. Maximum of two entries. 
2. Visualization must have been created during the 2017 calendar year.
3. Open to current students only, including undergraduates and graduate students
 

Event Image RA Recruitment 2018-19 (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Make a difference and become an RA! Applications for academic year 2018-19 are open from September 29-October 30, 2017. Visit the RA section on the Housing & Dining Services website for qualifications, timelines and application link.
Event Image Winter & Spring 2018 Petitions Accepted for Colorado Residency (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

See Tuition Classification.
Event Image Laser Halloween and Spooky Moons
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Come to Fiske for some haunted Halloween laser magic and learn about spooky moons that are beyond your imagination!
Event Image The Merry Widow: An opera by Franz Lehár
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Vienna's definitive romantic operetta uses laugh-out-loud comedy and lavish costumes to concoct the perfect musical confection. At a gala reception in Paris, an ambassador plans to save his poverty-stricken kingdom by sending one of his noblemen to court the fabulously wealthy Hanna Glawari.
Event Image Takács Quartet
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Grammy Award-winning string 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 Laser Halloween and Spooky Moons
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Come to Fiske for some haunted Halloween laser magic and learn about spooky moons that are beyond your imagination!
Event Image Senior Student Recital: Nicolas Killeen, jazz saxophone
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Saxophonist Nicolas Killeen presents his senior recital, featuring jazz standards and contemporary tunes, along with some of Killeen's original compositions.

PROGRAM: Works by Vincent Youmans, Joel Frahm and Dave King, as well as original works by Killeen

Featuring Alex Heffron, guitar; Leo Argüello, bass; BK Kahn, drums; Rocco Williams, vibraphone; and Daryl Gott, tenor saxophone

College of Music   Map to Venue
Trainer Time: Functional Training
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Don't know where to begin upstairs? Learn how to utilize all of the equipment in the 3rd floor functional training room with this fun and simple 6 exercise circuit lead by one of CU's Certified Personal Trainers! 

Free for Rec Center Members 


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