|Thursday, February 02, 2012
| ||Exhibition: “the invisible connectedness of things”
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The exhibit the invisible connectedness of things created by internationally recognized visual artist Kim Abeles and co-presented by the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and EcoArts Connections will be on display Tuesday Jan. 17 – Monday Oct. 1, 2012.
The exhibit is inspired by the spectacular structure, colors and longevity of lichens and the fact that they are bio-monitors of pollution. With a 16’ video wall, photos, paintings, puzzles, sculpture, “smog collector" plates and more, the exhibit explores the effects that transportation choices have on Boulder’s air quality. The project has been created in collaboration with atmospheric scientists, emissions specialists, lichenologists, transportation professionals and middle school students, among others. This exhibit is commissioned by EcoArts Connections (EAC) and co-presented by the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and EAC in collaboration with Envirotest - Air Care Colorado, Manhattan Middle School and Spark: UCAR Science Education.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
| ||Off-Campus Housing Fair
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The 27th annual Off-Campus Housing Fair will have over 50 local landlords, property managers, and realtors present.
View hundreds of properties without ever leaving campus. Enjoy FREE pizza, giveaways, and enter our raffle to win a new TV! For more information on the fair or to find off-campus housing visit: offcampushousing.colorado.edu
Our office provides housing and roommate listings, information on Boulder, and free legal advice.
| ||The Anxiety of Influence: Selections from the CU Art Museum's Ceramics Collection
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Curated by Lisa Tamiris Becker, Director, CU Art Museum and Kim Dickey, Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Colorado Boulder
Drawing on Harold Bloom's seminal work of poetic criticism, "The Anxiety of Influence," to interpret the significant role that "influence" plays within the global history, culture, and tradition of ceramics, this exhibition will present Modern and Contemporary Ceramics as well as selected historic works from the CU Art Museum's permanent collection. The exhibition will feature major pieces by Scott Chamberlin, Rick Dillingham, Arthur Gonzalez, Wayne Higby, Anne Kraus, Graham Marks, Jim Melchert, Linda Sikora, Suo Tan, Peter Voulkos, Betty Woodman and many others. The exhibition will also include works on paper by noted ceramic artists such as Robert Arneson and Ken Price to further explore the conceptual, aesthetic, and methodological influences on Modern and Contemporary ceramic artists. While many previous exhibitions have chronicled the decorative and technological influences of various ceramic traditions as they travelled across Eastern and Western cultures, this exhibition is the first to apply Bloom's complicated post-Freudian theories of "influence" to the realm of ceramics and its poetics, in order to construct a more complex understanding of the medium.
| ||Interest Meeting for ART IN SPAIN
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Keynote presentation: images of art, flamenco, bullfighting, photography and film, as well as students from previous programs, informal Q & A concerning costs, academics and admin. issues, light refreshments.
Unable to attend? Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for one on one meeting.
Cost includes instruction cost, all site visits, onsite transportation, apartments in Madrid, hotel in Barcelona, and program travel in Spain to Granada, Toledo, Barcelona, Figueras (Museu Teatro Salvador Dali).
Some scholarships available through Office of International Education and UROP (SURF).
Come! It’s a life-changing experience. All UCB majors welcome.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND @ 11.30am, VAC (Visual Arts Complex) Room VAC-455
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th @ 11.30am, VAC (Visual Arts Complex) Room VAC-455
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY, 22 @ 5P.M. VAC (Visual Arts Complex) Room -VAC 303
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY, 29 @ 5P.M. VAC (Visual Arts Complex) Room -VAC 303
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
DILS - M. Knowles
|Well Fed: Loving Your Body
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Well Fed is a women’s health & nutrition series held in the Women’s Resource Center. We discuss topics from cooking to body image—and we eat, of course.
We meet bi-monthly at 12 p.m. in UMC 416. This Feb. we’ll talk about loving and appreciating our bodies while enjoying healthy winter comfort foods from Alfred Packer Grill. Visit us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/250824378272937/
| ||Meditation for Stress Management
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Practice mindful meditation for increased awareness, presence and well-being. Beginners can learn
and practice meditation basics, while those more experienced with meditation can maintain their
Please arrive 10 minutes early if you would like brief meditation instruction.
Meet in the Center for Community, 4th floor room S484.
|Spanish and Portuguese Modified Program
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The Department of Anthropology is proud to announce Anne Allison as its annual Distinguished Cultural Anthropologist for the 2011-2012 year. Please join us for two special events by Professor Allison on February 2 and 3.
Anne Allison Robert O. Keohane Professor of Anthropology
Co-editor of the leading disciplinary journal Cultural Anthropology.
Event #1: "Precarity, Sociality, and Hope." Workshop participation requires the reading of three pre-circulated papers by Anne Allison, Henrietta Moore, and Guy Standing. Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for copies.
Thursday, February 2
Distinguished Lecture in Cultural Anthropology
"Precarious Japan: A Precarity of Life and Death in Times of Crisis."
Friday, February 3
Reception immediately to follow Friday's public talk.
Anne Allison is Robert E. Keohane Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies at Duke University. She is a cultural anthropologist who researches the intersection between the political economy and imaginative dreamworlds of everyday life in Japan. Among her many publications are the books Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club (1994), Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan (1996), and Millenial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination (2006).
Her current work focuses on precarious workers and the precarity of sociality as well as the hope, and hopelessness, surrounding futurity in the context of 21st century Japan. How, for example, is hope reconfigured in a context of rising insecurities and in a place that has historically linked success to national character?
For more on Professor Allison, see her website: http://culturalanthropology.duke.edu/people?subpage=profile&Gurl=%2Faas%2FCA&Uil=anne.allison
For further information about Professor Allison's visit, please contact email@example.com
| ||Culture Sip: The Many Faces of the Prison Industrial Complex
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
How do different populations experience life
behind bars? Join the Dennis Small
Cultural Center to kick off our “Modern Day Oppression Series: The Many
Faces of the Prison Industrial Complex.” This series will take a look
at the different, and often unjust, treatment of prisoners. For our
first event, CU-Boulder’s Dr. Alphonse Keasley will discuss the
experiences of African American men. Refreshments will be provided.
| ||Study the works of Michelangelo in Florence and Rome!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Have you ever wanted to learn about Michelangelo? How about in Italy - where he created his great works of art, such as David and the Sistine Chapel? Join Program Director Albert Alhadeff in a three-week seminar in Florence and Rome that explores Michelangelo and his art. Italian is not required - just an interest in Italian culture! Learn more Thursday, February 2nd from 4-5pm in Visual Arts Complex room 308.
| ||Entrepreneurship & Empowerment in South Africa Interest Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Want to spend your summer in South Africa gaining hands on experience as a consultant? Earn 6 credits in 6 weeks while helping emerging entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town. Students form consulting teams with local South African students to develop deliverables for clients. Make a difference and enhance your resume! Program directed by Frank Moyes, Leeds School of Business. Open to all majors.
Come learn more: Monday January 23rd, 4-5pm in C4C N215
OR Thursday February 2nd, 5-6pm in KOBL 375.
|Hilf Memorial Lecture - Geohazards and Large Geographically Distributed Systems
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
19th Jack W. Hilf Memorial Lecture in Geotechnical Engineering
Geohazards and Large Geographically Distributed Systems
Tom O'Rourke, Cornell University
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Lecture at 5:00 pm, reception to follow
Abstract: Geotechnical engineers play a critical role in managing the performance of large
geographically distributed systems that are affected by geohazards such as earthquakes, floods,
hurricanes, and landslides. Systems, such as water supplies, levees, and gas and liquid fuel supply
networks, may cover thousands of km2 and be subject to many different ground response and
geotechnical failure mechanisms. The geotechnical factors affecting system behavior have broad
implications for life safety and regional economic stability. The lecture will explore the geotechnical
aspects of large system behavior during extreme natural events, starting with the performance of
system components under extreme conditions of soil-structure interaction. The results of large-scale
laboratory tests of underground pipeline response to ground rupture will be summarized. The results
will be used to illustrate how such testing not only improves our understanding of complex soilstructure
interaction, but leads to improvements in geotechnical instrumentation and modeling of soil
behavior. The geotechnical factors affecting regional system response to geohazards will be
examined with reference to earthquake effects on the Los Angeles and San Francisco water
distribution networks as well as hurricane effects on both the New Orleans levee system and Gulf of
Mexico oil and gas pipeline supply network. The lecture will explore the implications of recent
earthquakes in New Zealand and the Tohoku earthquake in Japan with respect to low
probability/high consequence events and the need to improve the protection of critical infrastructure.
Biosketch: Professor O’Rourke is the Briggs Professor of Engineering at Cornell University. He is a
member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of American Association for the
Advancement of Science. He received several awards from professional societies, including the
Collingwood, Huber Research, C. Martin Duke Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, Stephen D. Bechtel
Pipeline Engineering, and Ralph B. Peck Awards from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE),
the Hogentogler Award from American Society for Testing and Materials, and Trevithick Prize from
the British Institution of Civil Engineers. He served as President of the Earthquake Engineering
Research Institute and as a member of the U.S. National Academies Committee for New Orleans
Regional Hurricane Protection Projects. He authored or co-authored over 350 technical publications.
His research interests cover geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, underground
construction technologies, large geographically distributed systems, and geographic information
technologies and database management. He served as chair or member of the consulting boards of
many underground construction projects, as well as the peer reviews for projects associated with
highway, rapid transit, water supply, and energy distribution systems.
| ||Summer Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain: Literature & Culture Global Seminar
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Attend class and live in central Barcelona on this exciting new Global Seminar! Earn 6 credits in 5 weeks while completing SPAN 4220 and SPAN 3270 (fulfills the Human Diversity core requirement). Participate in excursions to world-class museums, theatres; see the remarkable street culture, and more. Great for SPAN, SPPR, IAFS, & others. Learn more: Thursday, Feb. 2, 5:00 p.m., UMC 325.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
| ||Opening Reception for Keeping It Real: Korean Artists in the Age of Multi-Media Representation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Please join us for a reception, Thursday, February 2nd, from 6 - 8 pm, to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, 'Keeping It Real: Korean Artists in the Age of Multi-Media Representation.' This exhibition comments on the contemporary state of South Korean art by offering a unique and unprecedented opportunity to experience new art forms pioneered by emerging Korean artists working in Seoul, New York, and Europe. The artists in this exhibition lead us into a mysterious, ironic, and hybrid reality, a reality that completely challenges our perceptions of the world as we are conditioned to think about it. The works on view are a series of dialogues that illuminate conjunctures between real life and fantasy which present objects and human behaviors through a creative and conceptual kaleidoscope. The virtual reality in their art—a hyper-reality materialized in scientific, technological, and global idioms—unerringly subverts our intellectual, experienced, and intuitive knowledge about art and society. These artists belong to a new generation, born since the tumultuous social and political phase of modern Korean society subdued; without the Cold War, without riot police, yet possessing access to the larger world via the internet, opportunities to travel abroad, and products promoted locally by global corporations. The exhibition features photography, video, site-specific installation, and sculpture and includes the work of eight artists including:
Kyung Woo Han
Sun K. Kwak
The exhibition is on view from February 3 – May 12, 2012.
Curated by J.P. Park, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Colorado Boulder
This exhibition is generously supported in part by the NBT Charitable Trust, the HBB Foundation, Arts Council Korea, Wayne F. Yakes, MD, the CU Art Museum benefactors and members, as well as by the CU Boulder Student Arts and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) fees. Additional funding for the related symposium is generously provided by the James and Rebecca Roser Visiting Artist Program and the Center for Asian Studies, University of Colorado Boulder.
| ||Intermission: Ace of Cakes competition
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Think you have what it takes to be the best? Come compete on a team or individually and express your most creative cake with your interpretation of our theme, “The Best Part of CU.” Supplies will be provided. Join us for this free event in the UMC Grill.
| ||Percival Everett Reading
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pervical Everett will be the first guest reader of CU's Creative Writing Department's Spring 2012 Reading Series. Percival Everett is the author of nearly twenty novels, three collections of short fiction, and two volumes of poetry.
Among his novels are Assumption, I Am Not Sidney Poitier, The Water Cure, Wounded, Glyph, Erasure, American Desert, For Her Dark Skin, Zulus, Cutting Lisa, Watershed, and God's Country.
Swimming Swimmers Swimming is his newest collection of poems (Red Hen Press, 2011).
| ||CO Skies: Celestial Mechanics
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Come join us for an evening under the planetarium dome as we talk about the night sky and the motions of celestial objects.
| ||CU Theatre Presents: Everything You Can Imagine is Real
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The University of Colorado Department of Theatre & Dance is proud to present Everything You Can Imagine is Real – An evening of one act plays where the audience experiences the artistic mind, where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
- Degas C'est Moi , by David Ives
- Ballerinas, by Don Nigro
- The Bohemian Seacoast, by Don Nigro
- Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread, by David Ives
| ||Genghis Barbie Horn Quartet - Master Class & Concert
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
| ||Demetri Martin
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Demetri Martin is a person. He lives on either side of the country, near the water (but not that close to it). He writes and tells jokes. He worked as a writer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He worked as a contributor on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He did stand-up specials on TV. Then he did his own TV show called Important Things with Demetri Martin. He was an actor in a few movies. He has brown hair. Follow @DemetriMartin or else.