Skip to content
Search events. View events.

All Categories

Welcome to the CU-Boulder Events Calendar.

Click to subscribe to the current view of events. Click for help in using calendar displays. Print the contents of the current screen.

Advanced Search

(New Search)


Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view.

February 15, 2017


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

ARAB 1020 001 (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

ARAB 1020 001 - Muhammed
Event Image Fall 2017 Curriculum Management Schedule 25 Room Process Runs (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Feb. 6–24, 2017

The Schedule 25 process assigns centrally controlled classrooms to classes and assigns classrooms for all lecture and seminar classes, labs and rec classes.

NOTE: During this period, no changes to Fall 2017 can be made in Campus Solutions.
Event Image 2017-18 FAFSA Priority Date
All Day

The Office of Financial Aid highly recommends students complete the 2017-18 FAFSA by February 15, 2017 to be considered for all aid students may be eligible for. Some funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Event Image CU Boulder Scholarship Application Deadline
All Day

The CU Boulder Scholarship Application closes at 11:59 p.m. (MT) on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

View more information about the CU Boulder Scholarship Application.

Event Image Scholarship Deadline: American Welding Society
All Day

The American Welding Society awards multiple scholarships to students pursuing careers related to the welding industry.

Some scholarships require proof of financial need and/or US citizenship. See individual scholarships for eligibility requirements.

For more information and to apply, visit:

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2017

Event Image Scholarship Deadline: National Hydropower Association
All Day

The National Hydropower Association awards the Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship to students who will be college juniors or seniors beginning Fall 2017, or graduate students who demonstrate academic skills and commitment to help create the next generation of leaders in the hydropower industry. Applicant must be pursuing a program related to the hydropower industry: Engineering, sciences (biology, fisheries, and hydrology), communications, or environmental studies.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university.

For more information and to apply, visit:

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2017

Event Image Spring 2017 Last Day to Withdraw from CU with 40% Tuition Assessment & a W Grade (11:59 p.m.)
All Day

From Feb. 16 through March 1, students who drop all Main Campus classes pay 60 percent of tuition and fees, and W grades are posted to transcripts.

See Withdraw from CU.
Business Minor Summer Application Deadline
12:00 AM

When:  Wednesday, February 15th, Apply by 11:59 MST
Where:  Online Application 
Who:  Prospective undergraduate Students (Non-business majors)

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
Event Image Mile High Jazz Festival
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

College of Music   Map to Venue
Arabic 3120
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

ARAB 3120
OIEC Information Session: Colorado Pregnancy Legislation
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

On Dec. 8, 2016, the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) circulated an Administrative eMemo regarding recent Colorado legislation passed into law. Read the full memo text here. The new law, effective Aug. 10, 2016, requires Colorado employers to engage in an interactive process to assess potential reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees for conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth.

In an effort to educate CU Boulder employees, the OIEC has scheduled information sessions. Employees will learn about applicable rights as a pregnant employee and supervisors will learn about necessary requirements as a state of Colorado employer.
ARAB-1020 001 Beginning Arabic 2
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Continuation of ARAB 1010. Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of ARAB 1010 (minimum grade C).

Instructor: Randa Muhammed.
ARAB-1020 002 Beginning Arabic 2
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Continuation of ARAB 1010. Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of ARAB 1010 (minimum grade C).
Instructor: Randa Muhammed.

Event Image Grant Thornton Meet and Greet
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

When: Wednesday, February 15th 11:00am-2:00pm
​Where: Outside Leeds Library
​Who: ​Sophomores & Juniors emphasizing in Accounting & MS Accounting students with at least a 3.0 GPA

Academic Coaching: Walk in Time for YOU!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

*Fleming 190* Improve your academic performance. We look at every student as an individual and help them map out a plan for any class or challenge. Bring in your questions or concerns— you determine the focus of the meeting. Any student attending this Academic Coaching Walk-In times can schedule follow up individual meetings with the SASC Academic Success Team.
ARAB-1020 003 Beginning Arabic 2
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Continuation of ARAB 1010. Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of ARAB 1010 (minimum grade C).
Instructor: Randa Muhammed.

Brown Bag
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The lunch-hour brown bag series offers an opportunity for graduate students, post-docs, research assistants and faculty in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department to present current research, stories of recent travels to conduct scientific work or other science-related topics. This forum is an excellent opportunity (especially for graduate students) to gain valuable feedback on concepts, methods, statistical analyses and many other aspects of their work. Brown bag has an informal atmosphere that fosters dynamic discussions and friendly conversation.

Event Image Concert Jazz Ensemble: Guest Paul McKee
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

College of Music   Map to Venue
NSF CAREER Proposal Writing
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) invites faculty to a writing workshop on the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER program. The CAREER program is an NSF-wide activity that offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

For additional information on the CAREER program, visit the NSF website. This workshop will provide information on NSF CAREER requirements and concrete suggestions on how to write a competitive proposal and features a panel discussion with current CU Boulder CAREER awardees, noted below.

Joel Eaves: Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2015 CAREER recipient

Nancy Emery: Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2016 CAREER recipient

Tom Yeh: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, 2015 CAREER recipient

Don Wilkerson: Senior Instructor at Program for Writing and Rhetoric

Event Image Science Learner's Lunch Workshop Series
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Science Learner's Lunch is a workshop series designed to provide students with tools and information that complements the skills they learn in the classroom. These workshops take place every Wednesday, at 12:00 p.m., in Math 150, inside the Leonard H. Gemmill Library of Enigneering, Mathematics & Physics. Upcoming Science Learner's Lunch Workshops January 25: Project Management February 1: Basic Zotero February 8: LaTeX February 15: BibTeX February 22: Company and Industry Research: Preparing For Your Next Step March 1: MatLab
Science Learner's Lunch Workshop Series
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Mathematics/Gemmill Engineering, Math & Physics Library Science Learner's Lunch is a workshop series designed to provide students with tools and information that complements the skills they learn in the classroom. These workshops take place every Wednesday, at 12:00 p.m., in Math 150, inside the Leonard H. Gemmill Library of Enigneering, Mathematics & Physics. Upcoming Science Learner's Lunch Workshops January 25: Project Management; February 1: Basic Zotero; February 8: LaTeX; February 15: BibTeX; February 22: Company and Industry Research: Preparing For Your Next Step; March 1: MatLab
Russian Grammar Bash
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Come join us for the Russian Grammar Bash!
Don't Put This Off:Time Management Basics
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

*Fleming 150* Join us in this workshop to get some basic tips and tricks on how to plan and manage time throughout the semester!
We guarantee that you will walk out with ideas that can work for you!
Swedish 2020 - Merete Leonhardt Lupa
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Swedish 2020 - Merete Leonhardt Lupa
Swedish 1020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Swedish 1020 - Merete Leonhardt-Lupa
Graduate Seminar: Building Inclusivity: How You Can Make a Difference
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Building Inclusivity: How You Can Make a Difference, Panelists: Janet Tsai,   Engineering Plus Instructor (PhD alumna); Callie Frazier, Senior R&D Engineer at Medtronic (MS alumna); Sarah Rimmel, Womens Resource Center; Vanessa Dunn, Director of Student Engagement at the BOLD Center. (Host: Mike Hannigan)

3-4 PM, DLC
Melissa Cefkin: Autonomy and sociality: what we might learn from cars
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Self-driving cars are among the most visible instantiation of a broader trend, to make technologies of all kinds autonomous. The self-acting car is expected to operate correctly on its own, to move down the road without human control. What, then, is the assumed relationship between the autonomy of the object and the autonomy of the people for whom it is designed? Human-computer (and machine) interaction typically focuses on the direct relationship between user and the computer or machine. Collaborative and social computing widens this to consider collectives of people interacting with a computer application or system. As an anthropologist I am interested in the impact of autonomous and semi-autonomous systems on the social and relational dimensions of society more broadly. As an applied researcher developing autonomous vehicles, I am actively aware that what I create will impact not just the human-machine interaction but human-human interactions as autonomous vehicles make their way further onto the roads. In this talk I will show how my colleagues and I are using research into of the very peopled realities of vehicle systems, road use practices, and cultures of the street with the aim to inform the design of socially acceptable autonomous vehicles.

Melissa Cefkin (PhD Anthropology, Rice) leads a social and human centered research team at Nissan Research Center-Silicon Valley. Her group focuses on exploring the potential future of having autonomous vehicles as interactive agents in the world and their potential impact on the future of mobility. She joined Nissan in 2015 from IBM Research where her research focused on work and organization. She also has experience in design and consulting, and was previously a Director of Advance Research and User Experience at Sapient Corporation, and a senior research scientist at the Institute for Research on Learning. Melissa served on the Board of Directors and conference co-organizer for the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC). She is the editor of Ethnography and the Corporate Encounter (Berghahn Books 2009) and numerous other publications. A Fulbright award grantee, she enjoys frequent presentations at conferences, and has served a committee for the National !
Academies of Science and on a number of editorial boards.
Physics Colloquium, "Looking for Fossils of the Big Bang in Molecular Spectra"
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by: Eric Cornell, JILA and University of Colorado, Boulder

Abstract: How can you learn about the early moments of the universe? How can you discover evidence for new sub-atomic particles? We usually think of ever-more exotic telescopes, or of ever-larger particle accelerators. I will talk about the third leg of the stool: precision measurement. We will see that the humble two-atom molecule should be thought of as an ultrahigh electric-field laboratory.

Coffee, tea and cookies will be available in DUAN G1B31 beginning at 3:45 p.m.
Event Image Open Mic Night at the DSCC
4:30 PM - 6:30 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!

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

Various language courses
MALfunction #4: Consciousness
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

MALfunction: A series of intimate events that question where media and society, research and practice meet. Each MALfunction features one researcher and one artist whose projects examine a similar technological theme.

Curated by Maya Livio

Researcher: Jed Brubaker / Postmortem Interaction
Artist: Rachel Stuckey / Surfing for Signs of Intelligent Life in Cyberspace

Jed Brubaker 
The explosion of personal data precipitates an astounding quantity and variety of post-mortem data in the traces we leave behind. With this explosion come questions around how we should use and interact with the data of those who have died.

Post-mortem data is opening up a new interaction space in need of research, design, and services experimenting with ways to maintain, reflect on, and use these data. In this talk, Brubaker will focus on possible pro-social futures for post-mortem interaction. As encounters with death become increasingly “everyday,” he argues that post-mortem interaction provides us an opportunity to design moments of remembrance that are equally everyday.

Jed Brubaker is an Assistant Professor in Information Science at University of Colorado–Boulder. He conducts research in social informatics, social media, and infrastructure studies, studying how identity is designed, represented, and experienced in socio-technical systems. He holds a PhD from the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine, where his research focused on our digital afterlives, interactions with post-mortem data, and how to improve the management of accounts and personal data after we die. His work has received numerous awards and international media attention, and directly informed the design and development of Facebook’s Legacy Contact.

Brubaker is the Robert Kling Fellow, William Hulings ARCS Scholar, and was named University of California, Irvine’s Most Promising Future Faculty Member for 2013. He is a member of the Intel Science & Technology Center for Social Computing, Facebook Compassion Research.

Rachel Stuckey 
Rachel Stuckey is interested in questioning, parodying, and endorsing technology’s influence on human bodies, minds, and systems of belief. Her work crossbreeds new media with analog media and New Ageism with technophilia. Her artist talk will cover recent projects including 'Estrin Tide is Fresh', 'Everyone Else is Tired' and 'Update Required' that explore transhumanism, xenofeminism, and technologized spirituality through performative video, multi-sensory installations, and VR mindhacking sessions.

Rachel Stuckey is a new media artist based in Austin, Texas. She received her MFA in Transmedia Studio Arts from the University of Texas in 2016, and her BFA in Filmmaking from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is hyper-employed as Director of Speculative Futures at The Museum of Human Achievement in Austin and Director of The Welcome to my Guest Room Digital Artist Residency Program at
Her work has shown in Houston, Nashville, Chicago, Providence, New York, Milwaukee, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Prague, Ljubljana, and elsewhere.
Event Image Anderson Undergraduate Voice Competition: Finals
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Anderson Undergraduate Scholarship Competition in Voice is held annually and is open to all undergraduate voice students completing their freshman, sophomore or junior year of study. During this final round of the competition, three students will be awarded $2,000 scholarships.

Judges for the Final Round: Valorie Goodall (Rutgers), John Seesholtz (CSU), and Daniel Silver (CU Boulder)

College of Music   Map to Venue
Event Image Unspoken
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Exploring how hope is born from tragedy, Unspoken peers into the lives of a small group of friends in New York City and examines how unexpected events alter their lives.

Event Page   Map to Venue

Calendar Software powered by Dude Solutions   
Select item(s) to Search
Select item(s) to Search
Select item(s) to Search
Select item(s) to Search

Featured Events

Today's Events