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February 2, 2017

  

Thursday, February 02, 2017

ARAB 1020 001 (Multi-Day Event)
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ARAB 1020 001 - Muhammed
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for Jan 2017 - 6:00 pm
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.
TIGER 2 Workshops: A Gift to Yourself: Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A Gift to Yourself: Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School - ATLAS 301

Polly McLean, Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies

Professor McLean will discuss the keys to success in graduate school including good practices as well as avoiding common pitfalls.

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.

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.

 
Research Seed Grant Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) invites faculty to an upcoming workshop on RIO’s Innovative Seed Grant Program (ISGP). RIO leadership will moderate a panel discussion that will include previous ISGP grantees and experts on data management plans. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and hear from a variety of previous grantees, two of whom have gone on to secure millions in federal funding as a result of the seed grant offered by RIO. Interested attendees should RSVP here (https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5nYwVaRmpoV5qD3) by Friday, January 27, and mark your calendars for the workshop on February 2 from 12-1:30 in UMC Aspen Rooms 285-289. Participants include: • Victor Bright, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, Research & Innovation Office • Andrew Johnson, Research Data Librarian/Assistant Professor, University Libraries • Abbie Liel, Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering • Loren Hough, Assistant Professor, Physics • Valerio Ferme, Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities, College of Arts & Sciences For more information on the ISGP, visit: http://www.colorado.edu/innovate/fundingawards/innovative-seed-grant-program
Russian Grammar Bash
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Come join us for the Russian Grammar Bash!
Special Seminar
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

James Brannick, Department of Mathematics, Penn State University

Algebraic Multigrid: Theory and Practice

This talk gives an overview of recent progress made in the design and analysis of algebraic multigrid methods. The focus is on the setup algorithm that automatically constructs the multilevel hierarchy used in the solve phase. A sharp two-grid theory is introduced and then used to derive various quality measures of the coarse spaces constructed by the setup algorithm, based on the ideas of compatible relaxation.  We consider measures that assume the use of the so-called ideal interpolation operator as well as a new optimal form of classical algebraic multigrid interpolation that gives the best possible two-grid convergence rate. Various numerical results are presented to illustrate these theoretical results. As test problems, we focus on discretizations of a scalar diffusion problem with highly varying (discontinuous) diffusion coefficient and linear elasticity.

 


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

German conversation hour kit Kaffee und Kuchen
Event Image International Student Success: Faculty Town Hall Meeting
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Task Force for International Student Success has scheduled several town hall meetings with faculty, staff and students in an effort to better support international students. Coffee, cookies and conversation will be provided.

Please visit CU Boulder Today for the complete list of scheduled meetings.

Event Image International Student Success: Staff Town Hall Meeting
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Task Force for International Student Success has scheduled several town hall meetings with faculty, staff and students in an effort to better support international students. Coffee, cookies and conversation will be provided.

Please visit CU Boulder Today for the complete list of scheduled meetings.

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 International Student Success: Student Town Hall Meeting
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Task Force for International Student Success has scheduled several town hall meetings with faculty, staff and students in an effort to better support international students. Coffee, cookies and conversation will be provided.

Please visit CU Boulder Today for the complete list of scheduled meetings.

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. 

CompSci Colloquium: Yuan Tian (Carnegie Mellon)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Protecting User Security and Privacy in Emerging Platforms

ABSTRACT: The evolution of apps on new platforms such as mobile, web and the Internet of Things are bringing more functionality and convenience for people; however, these new platforms also expose users to security and privacy risks. For example, mobile devices use sensors and other context information to provide richer functionality, but these features may violate users’ security and privacy. Researchers and developers are spending much effort to protect the users, but unauthorized information leakage is still rampant, especially when new features or new techniques are introduced. To resolve these problems, Tian works on changing the way platform designers think about designing secure systems, educating the developers about the system implementations, and creating technological solutions to facilitate better security decision-making.

In this talk, she will present two of her example projects in the thrusts of (1) Identify and understand new threats, as well as (2) design and implement secure and privacy preserving systems. In the first example project, she works on defending against new privacy threats in web. She did a security analysis for HTML5 design and identify issues that break the foundation of browser security policy. Her team's proposed solutions have been adopted by browser vendors. In the second example project, Tian builds secure and privacy preserving systems for Internet of Things. She performed program analysis to discover problems of current permission systems in third-party apps on Internet of Things. With the insights from the program analysis, she proposes principles and implement a privacy preserving system to share least privilege information to third-party apps without affecting their functionality. In general, she hopes to bring the low-level privacy enhancements to the users through thorough design, efficient implementation, and usable interface.

BIO: Yuan Tian is a PhD candidate at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests involve security and privacy and its interactions with computer system, machine learning, and human-computer interaction. Her current research focuses on developing new technologies for protecting user privacy, particularly in the areas of mobile systems and Internet of Things. Her work has been adopted by platform designers and application developers (such as Chrome, Firefox, and iOS) and has been incorporated into security and computing curricula at Universities such as Stanford,Stanford, Saarland University, and UIC. She was awarded as Rising Stars in EECS 2016 and Black Hat Future Female Leaders in Cyber Security 2015. She was a recipient of IBM Fellowship and in the final list of Microsoft Research Fellowship and Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship.
Global Seminar: Exploring China Through English Teaching - Summer 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Spend five weeks in Chengdu, exploring Chinese culture through English teaching! You’ll have the opportunity to participate in field-based learning by visiting local classrooms and connecting with English language learners and teachers. Additional seminars in Tai Chi, Calligraphy, and Chinese language will deepen your understanding of Chinese culture. LING 3800 is open to all majors. It counts towards the linguistics major or minor and is a core course for the new undergraduate certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Learn more at an interest meeting with the faculty director, Maria Thomas-Ruzic, on February 2 from 4-5 pm in C4C S341.
 
Viewing -When the Bough Breaks
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join the Cultural Unity & Engagement Center, Health Promotion, and the Rec Center for a screening of "When the Bough Breaks" on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm Ice Overlook Large Meeting Room. "When the Bough Breaks" is a short film that explores why well-educated Black women have worse birth outcomes than white women who haven’t finished high school. Could it be a subtle, everyday stressor? What programs are helping African American women find the resources they need? This event is a part of the CUE Center’s Black History Month: The Crisis in Black Education.

DATE: Thursday, Feb. 2, 4:30-5:30pm
LOCATION: Ice Overlook Large Meeting Room
Event Image Global Seminar: Accounting in a Global Economy
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Spend 2 weeks next summer on this new Global Seminar in London and Amsterdam and complete ACCT 3700!  Build an understanding of how the global economy affects financial reporting and legal transfer pricing strategies for multi-national corporations.  Information meeting with the Director, Josh Neil: Thursday, February 2nd, 5:00 pm in KOBL 355.

http://abroad.colorado.edu/?go=AccountingGS
Event Image Opening Reception: Bawdy Bodies exhibition and First Thursday event
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Bawdy Bodies Exhibition Opening and First Thursday

Thursday, February 2, 5-7 p.m.
CU Art Museum

Join us for the opening celebration of Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women and our February First Thursday eventThe 18th century British caricatures and satires in this exhibition exemplify the bawdy humor that was used to deprecate the follies and foibles of prominent women. Cast members from CU's upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show will make an outrageous appearance celebrating bawdy humor from the 18th century to today. We invite you to experience Bawdy Bodies, enjoy refreshments, and rock ‘n’ roll to an unruly playlist spun live by Radio 1190 KVCU.

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

Various language courses
Event Image Global Seminar: Composing Irish Odysseys in Dublin, Ireland - Summer 2017
5:30 PM - 6:30 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. Informational meeting at 5:30 pm, February 2nd in C4C S484.
 
Event Image Miriam Posner, UCLA: The Humanities Scholar, the Meanings of Data, and the Radical Potential of...
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday February 2, 5:30 p.m
Norlin Library N410

Miriam Posner

University of California Los Angeles

"The Humanities Scholar, the Meanings of Data, and the Radical Potential of Digital Humanities "

Description Digital humanists have no particular problem talking about data. We use it, trade it, and think about it constantly. Many "traditional" humanists, though, bristle at the notion that their sources constitute “data.” And yet humanists work with evidence, and they speak of proving their claims. So is this just a problem of terminology? I'll argue in this talk that our data trouble is more substantial than we’ve acknowledged. The term "data" seems alien to the humanities not just because humanists aren't used to computers, but because it exposes some very real differences in the way humanists and scholars from some other fields conceive of the work they do.

A Message from Dr. Posner:  In this talk, I will outline the specific points of tension between the notion of data and the ways that humanists work with sources, and I will explain why I think this epistemological divide actually suggests some incredibly interesting avenues of investigation. In particular, could humanities scholars bring their concern with nuance and uncertainty to the data discussion? What would maps and data visualizations look like if they were built to show us categories like race or gender as they have been experienced, not as they have been captured and advanced by businesses and governments?

 

ABOUT:

Miriam Posner
coordinates and teaches in the Digital Humanities program at UCLA. She got her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University in 2011, and has emerged as one of the best-known practitioners of and commentators on digital humanities; her commentaries on the field have appeared in the Journal of Digital Humanities and elsewhere, and she has given several talks at a variety of conferences and workshops as well as invited talks at several universities. She also serves on the executive committee of the Association for Computers and the Humanities. 

 

 

The Exploring Digital Humanities series is organized by the Department of History and the University Libraries. Co-sponsors: President's Fund for the Humanities, Center for Humanities and the Arts, Institute for Behavioral Sciences, Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship, Institute for Cognitive Science, Faculty Teaching Excellence Program, Departments of English, Computer Science, Philosophy, Linguistics, Art and Art History, Political Science, and Anthropology

 

 

 

Study Building Construction in Valencia, Spain!
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Study building construction in the beautiful city of Valencia this summer!  While earning credit for AREN 2050, you can examine world-renowned architectural works in Spain.  A 2-day field trip to Barcelona is also included, along with various excursions in and around Valencia.  The course also counts as a technical or free elective for many engineering majors. Learn more at an informational meeting: 2/2 from 5:30-6:00 in ECCR 116
 
MBA/MS Info Session
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

When: Thursday, February 2nd 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Koelbel s230
Who: Prospective MBA and MS Students
RSVP 
Event Image Lee Fang: "Investigative Journalism: From the Obama Era to Trump"
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lee Fang graduated from the University of Maryland in 2009 with a BA in government and politics. He has written about how public policy and the US political system is influenced by organized groups and money.  His work has been published in VICE, The Baffler, The Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Progressive, NPR, In These Times and The Huffington Post. 

His first book, “The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right,” published by The New Press, explores how the conservative right rebuilt the Republican Party and its political clout in the aftermath of President Obama’s 2008 election victory. And a recent piece, published in The Intercept, looks at political media outlets who have offered special access, for a price, to their editorial staff at the Republican and Democratic conventions last summer.

CMCI is collaborating with the Conference on World Affairs (CWA) for this visit.
Event Image Portland Forever Buffs: Join the Leadership Team Event
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the Leadership Team Event

Thursday, Feb. 2
6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Burnside Brewing Company
701 East Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97214

Vice-presidentRepresentatives from the CU Boulder Alumni Association will be coming to Portland on Thursday, February 2. Join us at 6:30 pm for free appetizers and to learn more about how you can keep Buffs pride strong in Portland with the local chapter.

The Alumni Association has more than 40 chapters and clubs, all volunteer-run, which bring the CU Boulder experience close to home no matter where home is. Our non-dues paying local chapters host a variety of events from family-friendly outings to Buffs watch parties at the best venues.  

But to make it all work, we need dedicated CU Boulder alumni who bleed black and gold to take on volunteer leadership positions. That's where you come in! The Portland Forever Buffs are looking for: 

  • Secretary
  • Athletic Event Chair
  • Sponsorship & Donation Chair
  • Non-Athletic Events Chair
  • Communications Chair
  • General Board Volunteer
Event Image Global Warming Demystified
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you have questions about the science or reality of global warming? This presentation by noted educator Jeffrey Bennett should answer them, while showing that the solutions to this important problem are ones that people of all political persuasions can agree on. The level is suitable for middle school age and up, and draws from Dr. Bennett’s book, A Global Warming Primer.

Astrophysicist/author Jeffrey Bennett, winner of the American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, has been teaching about global warming for more than 30 years. He is the lead author of college textbooks in astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics, of five critically acclaimed books for the general public, and of a children’s series selected as the first books to be read aloud from the International Space Station for “Story Time From Space.”

Event Image Winnemucca Lake, NV Petroglyph Site, 10,500 to 14,800 Years BP
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A recent study led by a University of Colorado Boulder researcher shows the oldest known petroglyphs in North America, which are cut into a large carbonate mound in western Nevada, date to at least 10,500 years ago and perhaps even as far back as 14,800 years ago. The petroglyphs located at the Winnemucca Lake petroglyph site 35 miles northeast of Reno consist of large, deeply carved grooves and dots forming complex designs on several large limestone boulders that have been known about for decades. Although there are no people, animals or handprint symbols depicted, the petroglyph designs include a series of vertical, chain-like symbols and a number of smaller pits deeply incised with a type of hard rock scraper. Several methods were used to date the petroglyphs, including determining when the water level the Winnemucca Lake basin—which back then was a single body of water connecting the now-dry Winnemucca Lake and the existing Pyramid Lake—reached the specific elevation of 1207 m. The elevation was key to the study because it marked the maximum height the ancient lake system could have reached before it began spilling excess water over Emerson Pass to the north. When the lake level was at this height, the petroglyph-peppered boulders near the base of the mound were submerged and therefore not accessible for carving. Co-authors on the study included Eugene Hattori of the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, Nevada John Southon of the University of California, Irvine. The National Research Program of the U.S. Geological Survey funded the study. The oldest dates calculated for the Winnemucca Lake petroglyph site correspond with the time frame linked to several pieces of fossilized human excrement found in a cave in Oregon. The caves, known as the Paisley Caves in south central Oregon, held not only fossilized human coprolites that dated to roughly 14,400 years ago. Fifty-five sites near and southeast of the Paisley Caves exhibit the same type of petroglyphs as the Winnemucca Lake glyphs, suggesting the same people may have occupied both areas 14,000 ± years ago.
Event Image The Nile Project
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Take in vibrant, joyful and original music combining the traditions of 11 countries up and down Africa’s diverse Nile River basin. This “committed, euphoric international coalition” (The New York Times) of performers transcends language and cultural barriers to unite in harmony.
"The Nile Project is the performing side of an effort that also includes education in music and environmental issues, raising awareness of the entire Nile basin as an ecosystem. With such vibrant music, the good intentions were a bonus; the Nile Project was a superb example of what I call small-world music, of what happens to traditions in the information age." -Jon Pareles, The New York Times

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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.

SPRING 2017 DATES
January 19
February 2, 16
March 2, 16 
April 6, 20 
May 4 

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


Men's Hockey vs. Arizona
9:00 PM

Come out and support the Men's Hockey team as they take on Arizona!

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