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February 16, 2017


Thursday, February 16, 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.
Your Ideal CU
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Are you committed to creating sustainability on the CU campus? Do you want to make your voice heard on how CU can be more sustainable and better fit the needs of its students and faculty? Come to Your Ideal CU!

We will have discussions in a small-table style about the issues YOU care about and come together to discuss why they matter and how they can be implemented. There will also be free food! Check out the Facebook event page for more information.
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
Graduate Seminar: Yuanyue Liu
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Yuanyue Liu, (Host: Xiaobo Yin)
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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.
Event Image Beyond the Traveler’s Gaze. Patagonia in Contemporary Argentinean Literature
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us for a free lecture presented by Dr. Jenny Haase from the  Humboldt University in Berlin.

Dr. Jenny Haase examines how Patagonia has fascinated travelers and writers ever since the first European travel account by Antonio Pigafetta through New Patagonian Poetry. For more information, 
TIGER 2 Workshops: Writing Your Teaching Portfolio
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Writing Your Teaching Portfolio - ATLAS 301

Marcia Yonemoto, Director, Graduate Teacher Program 

In this session, we will focus specifically on your teaching statement for an academic job by looking at examples of teaching statements, methods for writing, and you will
receive feedback on your current work towards the statement.

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.

Sensei Online Tutor Meet and Greet
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

When: Thursday, February 16th 11:00am - 2:00pm
​Where: Outside Leeds Library
​Who: ​Undergrads in Marketing, or interested in Sales

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.

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

College of Music   Map to Venue
Silicon Flatirons Conference: Entrepreneurship and Collaboration
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Collaboration has always played a central role in entrepreneurship, as resource-constrained entrepreneurs and young ventures strive to leverage resources they do not necessarily own or control. Recent developments such as the explosion of accelerators, crowdsourcing and funding platforms and emerging hybrid-organizational forms present new opportunities related to how we conceptualize collaboration, notions about firm boundaries and the value of creation activities that take place within and across these boundaries.

At this conference, we aim to bring together scholars whose work has primarily focused on collaboration in its many forms to discuss applications of this work to the realm of entrepreneurship as it is evolving, as well as entrepreneurship scholars with research and interests in the role of collaboration in entrepreneurial decisions, dynamics and outcomes. The conference will include keynote panels and presentations from scholars such as Kathy Eisenhardt (Stanford University), Ben Gomes-Casseres (Brandeis) and Gillian Hadfield (University of Southern California Gould School of Law), as well as more traditional sessions. The event is held in partnership with the Leeds School of Business.
APPM Complex/Dynamical Systems Seminar - Peter Wills
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Peter Wills, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder

Detecting Topological Changes in Dynamic Community Networks

The study of time-varying networks is of fundamental importance for computer
network analytics. Dynamic networks provide models for social networks, and are
used to decode functional connectivity in neuroscience and in biology.
Several methods have been proposed to detect the effect of significant
structural changes (e.g., changes in topology, connectivity, or relative size of
the communities in a community graph) in a time series of graphs.
The main contribution of this work is a detailed analysis of the dynamic
stochastic blockmodel, a model for a random growing graph with community
structure. The goal of the work is to detect the time at which the graph
dynamics switches from a normal evolution -- where two balanced communities grow
at the same rate -- to an abnormal behavior -- where the two communities are
merging. Because the evolution of the graph is stochastic, one expects random
fluctuation of the graph geometry. The challenge is to detect an anomalous event
under normal random variation.
In order to circumvent the problem of decomposing each graph into communities,
we use a metric to quantify changes in the graph topology as a function of time.
The detection of anomalies becomes one of testing the hypothesis that the graph
is undergoing a significant structural change.
In addition to the theoretical analysis of the statistical test, we conduct
several experiments on synthetic and real dynamic networks, and we demonstrate
that our test can detect changes in graph topology.
This work is in collaboration with François Meyer.
CMCI Informational Meeting
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) offers students the cutting-edge skills and intellectual insight to thrive in today’s media landscape. We welcome you to become part of this great community of students and faculty who share your passion for the new world of digital communication.

CMCI offers six undergraduate degrees: Strategic Communication (The Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design); Communication; Media Production (The Department of Critical Media Practices); Information Science; Journalism; and Media Studies.

Current CU Boulder undergraduate students who want to pursue one of the six undergraduate degrees in CMCI must apply to the college.

For more information and to speak to an advisor, come to an informational meeting. More info »

German Kaffeestunde (Coffee Hour)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

German conversation hour kit Kaffee und Kuchen
Swedish 1020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Swedish 1020 - 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. 

Community Engagement Coffee Hour
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This is the first of an ongoing series of coffee hours for CU Boulder faculty, staff and students who are interested in community engagement. We welcome those who are new or experienced in this work. Drop in for five minutes or the whole time to connect with others and build community.

For this first event, in addition to mingling, we will think together about ways to organize our new Imagining America affiliation on campus and discuss the organization’s upcoming conference. Imagining America is a national higher education consortium dedicated to community engagement that highlights the humanities, arts and design. Join us the third Thursday of each month to continue the conversation. Each month will focus on different community engagement topics that help us learn together. Dates include Feb. 16, March 16 and April 20. This event is sponsored by CU Engage and the Office for Outreach and Engagement.
CompSci Colloquium: Orit Peleg (Harvard)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Local Sensing in Disordered Systems: Lessons from Insect Behavior

ABSTRACT: To survive in noisy environments, organisms must buffer themselves against large fluctuations and accommodate adaptation over a wide range of length and time scales. They often sense their local environment and respond in a way that promotes survival, yet face challenging problems when environmental changes occur globally or far away. In this talk, Peleg will describe several local sensing solutions insects use to solve global problems, including beetles that navigate using volatile celestial cues, and honeybee clusters that change their morphology to both regulate their bulk temperature, and to withstand mechanical stresses. In these examples, organisms could be conceptualized as active matter where tension prevails between order and disorder: while ordered systems are stable and predictable, they leave little room for exploration; therefore, these local sensing solutions are accomplished at an intermediate level of disorder. Her team's observations suggest a new paradigm for local sensing and feedback-driven stabilization of biological processes in the presence of disorder, and entail implications for engineered systems such as robotics and smart materials in the context of navigation, structural stability and self organization. 

BIO: Orit Peleg is a physicist with a passion for living materials. Currently, Peleg is a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University, under the supervision of L. Mahadevan. She received her PhD in material science from ETH Zürich in 2012, under the supervision of Martin Kröger, Viola Vogel and Yitzhak Rabin. She earned her MSc degree in physics and her BSc in computational physics in 2007 from Bar-Ilan University, under the supervision of Yitzhak Rabin.  
Event Image Darren Speece, Defending Giants
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Darren Speece, Assistant Dean of Students at Sidwell Friends Academy in Washington, D.C., will present a lecture on his new book, DEFENDING GIANTS: THE REDWOOD WARS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS
ALTEC Community Courses non-credit languages
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Various language courses
Traveler's tales at Innisfree Cafe
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Are you an education abroad returnee with stories to tell? Considering a program abroad & unsure where to start? Interested in connecting with other education abroad alumni? Join us for a cup of coffee or tea & share your stories with other alumni from 5:30-6:30 on Thursday, 2/16 @ Innisfree on the Hill!
Inclusive Rec: Goalball Drop In
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Come learn what Goalball is all about.  Bring your friends and stop by to give Goalball a try in an informal, drop-in setting. Although designed for the vision impaired, Goalball is fun for everyone. Players rely on the sound of the bell within the ball to judge its position and movements, while trying to get the ball in the opponent's goal. Come to the lower basketball courts and try it for yourself! 

Like all Inclusive Rec events, this event is completely free. 
Leeds Young Alumni Happy Hour and Watch Party in Denver
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

When: Thursday, February 16th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm MST
​​Where: ​Blake Street Tavern, 2301 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80205
​Who: ​Leeds Young Alumni and Friends

Event Image Juno: Mission to Jupiter
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Dr. Fran Bagenal as we explore the largest planet in our solar system and its newest orbiting companion.  Juno's principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Underneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter safeguards secrets to the fundamental processes and conditions that governed our solar system during its formation. As our primary example of a giant planet, Jupiter can also provide critical knowledge for understanding the planetary systems being discovered around other stars.
Event Image Meet the Firms, Summer Leadership Programs Edition (hosted by BAP)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

When: Thursday, February 16th 7:00pm - 9:00pm
​Where: KOBL Atrium
​Who: ​Sophomores & Juniors in Accounting

Come meet with recruiters to discuss furthering your career development through Summer Leadership Programs.
Event Image Doctoral Student Recital: Ashley Gulbranson, horn [CANCELLED]
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

College of Music   Map to Venue
Event Image Jazz Ensemble II and Thompson Jazz Faculty
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

PROGRAM: Wayne Shorter arr. Mike Tomaro: "Footprints"; Duke Ellington arr. Mike Tomaro: "In A Sentimental Mood"; Miles Davis arr. George Stone: "Nardis"; Wayne Shorter arr. Mike Tomaro: "Yes Or No"; Duke Ellington arr. Michael Phillip Mossman: "C-Jam Blues Ala Mambo"; Thelonious Monk/Cootie Williams arr. Mike Tomaro: "Round Midnight"; John Gunther: "Be Boulder"; Paul McKee: "Back Home"; Jeff Jenkins: "Away From Home"; John Gunther: "Free Wheeler"; Brad Goode: "Joe"; Dave Corbus: "Snow Interlude"; Jeff Jenkins: "Strength and Kindness"; Paul Romaine: "Where You Ben"

College of Music   Map to Venue

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Leeds Young Alumni Happy Hour and Watch Party in Dallas
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

When: Thursday, February 16th 7:30 - 10:30 pm CST
​​Where: ​Old Chicago at Mockingbird Station - 5319 E Mockingbird Lane #100, Dallas, Texas 75206
​Who: ​Leeds Young Alumni and Friends

Leeds Young Alumni Happy Hour and Watch Party in Houston
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

When: Thursday, February 16th 7:30 - 10:30 pm CST
​​Where: ​The Phoenix on Westheimer - 1915 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77098
​Who: ​Leeds Young Alumni and Friends

Leeds Young Alumni Happy Hour and Watch Party in New York City
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

When: Thursday, February 16th 7:30 - 10:00 pm EST
​​Where: ​Suite 36 - 16 W 36th Street, New York, New York 10018
​Who: ​Leeds Young Alumni and Friends

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
Event Image Karaoke Night
8:00 PM

Take an energizing break from your studies. Sing along to your choice of fun tunes at Karaoke Night, Thursday nights at The Connection! Use Club 156’s awesome sound and light systems!

Starts at 8 p.m. in Club 156, first floor UMC. Food and beverages are right next door in The Connection.

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