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February 7, 2017


Tuesday, February 07, 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.
Gift expenditure cut-off
All Day

to make the 2/10 CUF wire transfer
Event Image Spring 2017 Courses Post to Transcripts
All Day

Event Image Workday Office Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

When: Tuesday, February 7th 9am-5pm
​Where: KOBL S210
​Who: Marketing Seniors, and seniors specializing in sales

Workday is hiring for a Corporate Sales Development position! Sign up for a timeslot HERE 
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.

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.

New Postdoc Orientation
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

New Postdoc Orientation will help postdocs get started at CU-Boulder by:

  • Introducing you to the campus and city;
  • Helping you learn how to set up your online profile and take required training;
  • Introducing you to your benefits package and how to enroll in benefits;
  • Providing specialized information for international postdocs and postdocs with families;
  • Introducing you to career planning techniques and how to create your Individual Development Plan (IDP); and
  • Introducing you to important on-campus resources, including Faculty Relations, Career Services and the PAC.

An RSVP is required for attendance at this event.


12:00 – 1:30 PM     Presentations, featuring Annie Piatt of Career Services, Suzanne Soled of Faculty Relations and Brian Aguado from the PAC
1:30 – 2:00 PM     Networking

Tuesday, February 7th
12:00 – 2:00 PM
UMC 382
RSVP Required by Friday, February 3rd

OIEC Information Session: Colorado Pregnancy Legislation
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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.
Pell Grant Students - Special Study Abroad Scholarship
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Pell Grant recipients: Federal funding, via the Gilman Scholarship, is available for study abroad in addition to your current financial aid package.  We'll cover the application process and tips for a successful application.  Tuesday, Feb. 7th at 12:00 pm (the CUE, 3rd floor C4C) and Tuesday, Feb.  14th at 4:00 (Fleming 265). Sponsored by Study Abroad, SASC, and the CUE.
Women and Retirement Planning Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Women & Money Series is offered by female financial advisors and focus on some of the unique financial challenges facing women today. Attend this seminar, and you'll learn:

  • The importance of planning for retirement;
  • The need to account for inflation, taxes, and the potential future cost of health care;
  • The basics of Social Security retirement income;
  • What you can do now;
  • Steps you can take as you get closer to retirement.

You'll also receive a free workbook created just for this presentation that contains key information, worksheets, and questions to help you remember important points from the seminar.

The Women and Retirement Planning workshop and lunch is presented by Elevations Credit Union Wealth Management. Presented by Jeanette Beatty, Elevations Wealth Management

To register Email Connie North at

Event Image Putska Scholars: Information and Application Workshop
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The Puksta Scholars, an exemplary undergraduate civic engagement program, is accepting applications for 2017-18 new scholars (due Feb. 15). This workshop will provide more information on the program, as well as tips on crafting a strong application.

Please note this scholarship is only available for students who will be freshmen, sophomores or juniors in academic year 2017-18. It is not available for incoming seniors (exceptions can be made for transfer students).

The Puksta Scholars program provides a $4,500 scholarship for students to develop projects that bring about positive change within our campus and communities. Puksta Scholars are supported in this work by advisers and by regularly meeting as an inclusive community for reflection, workshops and technical assistance. Projects have included working with Engineers without Borders to develop a water collection system for a village in Nepal, creating videos to help the Veterans Helping Veterans raise funds, developing strategies to close the digital divide in Lafayette and organizing a Women in Leadership Conference.

Event Image CMCI Informational Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:00 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 »

Special Seminar
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Daniel Appelö, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of New Mexico

High order accurate methods for time dependent problems

The defining feature of waves is their ability to carry information over long distances relative to their wavelength. This intrinsic feature is what makes high order accurate methods errors so attractive. For example, using a 10th order accurate method to propagate a wave one hundred wavelengths in (3+1) dimensions with an error of 10% can be thousands of times more efficient than a 2nd order accurate method. 

In this talk I will describe two elements from my research program on high order accurate methods for time dependent problems: arbitrary order Hermite methods and energy based discontinuous Galerkin methods. 

Hermite methods are general purpose nodal based methods that use the solution and its derivatives as degrees of freedom. The methods have exceptional resolving power, excellent explicit time stepping properties and very high computation to communication ratio, making them ideally suited for parallel implementation. The first part of the talk will discuss the basic elements of Hermite methods for time-dependent PDE. Time permitting I will show some extensions of the basic algorithms such as h and p-adaptivity, propagation of discontinuities and shocks. 

In the second part of the talk I will present a new general theory for spatial discontinuous Galerkin discretization of time dependent partial differential equations in first and second order form. Common to the problems that we consider is that they have a Hamiltonian that is conserved in time, and that the evolution equations governing the solution can be derived by Hamilton's principle. The goals of our discretization strategy is to conserve the Hamiltonian, evaluated for the semi-discretization, as well as to obtain a spectrally accurate approximation to the evolution equations. By using a non-standard test quantity combined with an appropriate choice of numerical fluxes we show that these goals can be achieved.

Swedish 1020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Swedish 1020 - Merete Leonhardt-Lupa
CompSci Colloquium: Marynel Vazquez (Carnegie Mellon)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Beyond One-on-One Human-Robot Interactions

ABSTRACT: While social robots are being produced for a variety of application domains, they still lack many of the abilities that enable people to interact with more than one person simultaneously. For example, people easily adapt to variations in their social context when the members of a conversation change. Humans can also recognize social norms that emerge in crowded environments. As robots become more capable in many domains, like education, health and entertainment, these type of abilities become essential for them to integrate with and operate among people.

Vázquez's research agenda aims to fill this gap by providing robots with the necessary capabilities to interact with and around multiple individuals. Her efforts focus on two complementary research directions to enable autonomy in these scenarios and to make robots better social actors. On the one hand, her work aims to make robot perception cognizant of social behavior in order to overcome the inherent perception challenges of these interactions. On the other, she creates systems to study the intricacies of multi-party encounters with robots and explore social group phenomena in the context of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI).

In this talk, Vázquez will show how these two research directions can help robots better understand human spatial behavior during group conversations. This capability improves robots’ human awareness as well as their communication skills, e.g., by enabling them to cooperate to sustain group spatial arrangements. As part of this talk, she will also describe several experimental methods that we designed to study human spatial behavior in HRI. These methods can be leveraged to further explore other interesting group phenomena with social robots.

BIO: Marynel Vázquez is a PhD candidate working with Aaron Steinfeld and Scott E. Hudson in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research crosses the boundaries between Human-Computer and Human-Robot Interaction to make interactive computing technologies meaningful, intuitive and appropriate for users. Marynel was born in Venezuela, received her bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Universidad Simón Bolívar in 2008, and then obtained her MS in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2013. She is an active collaborator of Disney Research, and has been recognized for her scholarly achievements with scholarships from Apple and Google. 
Stats, Optimization, and Machine Learning Seminar - Will Kleiber
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

William Kleiber, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder 

Simulation of High-Resolution Random Fields
Simulation of spatial random fields is an essential goal in most geostatistical analyses. This talk will focus on two approaches to generating high resolution simulations of nonstationary Gaussian random fields.  The first relies on spatial deformation of a stationary solution that can then be generated using extant approaches such as circulant embedding.  The second generates approximate realizations for an arbitrary given covariance function.  The procedure rests on sequential conditional simulations based on topologically connected regions in the domain.  We suggest initializing this consecutive conditioning approach with an initial coarse resolution simulation over the domain to reduce bias of correlations at long distances.  We provide a theoretical justification for the local prediction step.  Both approaches are illustrated on climatological datasets.
Career Tracks in Asian Studies
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Open to all majors! Meet professionals with expertise in Asia. Discover how you can apply your Asian area interests to a global career.

Charles Jess served in the foreign service as a U.S. diplomat for over 27 years. He held consular posts in Baghdad and Shanghai, as well as Australia, Laos, Japan, Thailand and most recently the Czech Republic.

Isshaela Ingham has been an acupuncturist and yoga instructor in the Denver area for many years. She teaches and studies the Chinese arts of medicine. Susan Weller is an alumna of the Leeds School of Business and Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan; currently she does international marketing at Oranni Consulting, specializing in global food chain supply.
Event Image ICE Series | Joel Harter
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Explore environmental careers with professionals who share their experiences in a low key setting.

Joel Hartter is an associate professor in Environmental Studies and the director of the Masters of the Environment professional degree program at University of Colorado-Boulder, and he is a National Geographic Explorer.  Joel has spent more than a decade working in communities around national parks. From the American West to Uganda’s Albertine Rift, he is on the frontlines of conservation, working with local people who are facing the challenges of poverty and climate change, while also protecting some of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots. He uses geospatial technologies, forestry and social science to understand how people’s relationships with parks can also impact health, climate, wildlife, and livelihoods.

Note the new room.
Free pizza!

For more information on the talk or series, contact Dale Miller at 303-492-6629 (

Co-sponsored by: Environmental Studies Program, Career Services, Environmental Center, and CU Environmental Program.

MS Accounting and Taxation Program Information Session
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

When: Tuesday, February 7th 5:00-6:00pm
Where: Koelbel 300
Who: Prospective MS Students
ALTEC Community Courses non-credit languages
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Various language courses
Village Center Student Ideation & Design Session
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We are envisioning possibilities for the design of a new entrepreneurial space, which will open in the Village Center main lobby in fall 2017. This will be a student-centered space for entrepreneurial and innovative activities, and we need your creative input. Come join us for a fun design session, plus free pizza and drinks!
Event Image Jenny Sabin - Matrix Architecture
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Jenny E. Sabin is an architectural designer whose work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st century architectural practice, one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures.

This talk will present ongoing trans-disciplinary research and design spanning across the fields of cell biology, materials science, physics, fiber science, fashion, electrical and systems engineering, and architecture. Through the visualization and materialization of dynamic and complex datasets, Sabin has generated a body of speculative and applied design work that aligns crafts-based techniques with digital fabrication alongside questions related to the body and information mediation. 
Russian Film Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Watch Out for the Automobile (1966)

dir. Eldar Riazanov

 The story of a Soviet "Robin Hood", who works as an insurance agent, committing all money to charity. Suddenly his life situation becomes complicated: his best friend is a cop who is trying to catch the serial car thief.

Free and open to the public.

English subtitles.

Event Image Faculty Tuesday: Vibraphonist Douglas Walter and friends
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

"Rapture's 4 Stages"
Take a musical journey through C.S. Lewis' Four Stages of Enchantment, from Winnie-the-Pooh innocence to sorcery to maturity, with mezzo soprano Abigail Nims. Fiery flamenco marimba and guitar music by Steve Mullins follows. The second half of the program features a swinging vibes-bass duo in jazz standards, originals and gospel.

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