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March 10, 2010


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Event Image Navajo Weaving: Diamonds, Dreams, Landscapes
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

In May of 2009, the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History will open a new exhibition entitled Navajo Weaving: Diamonds, Dreams, Landscapes. Presented in three iterations of 20-30 Navajo textiles each, the exhibit will showcase the breadth and depth of the Museum's Joe Ben Wheat Southwestern Textile Collection, considered to be one of the world's best collections of Navajo textiles.

A full slate of public and school programming will accompany the exhibit, including a grand opening event; hands-on workshops for adults, parents and children; guided tours; movie showings featuring movies with Navajo directors, producers, and actors; and programs and demonstrations on natural dyes and textile conservation. Judy M. Newland, Faculty Associate and Exhibit Developer at the Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology is the Guest Curator for the exhibition.
Event Image Weaving Memory: Monotypes by Melanie Yazzie
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Artist Melanie Yazzie's prints are inspired by the textiles from the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History's Joe Ben Wheat Collection and by memories from Yazzie's childhood with her grandmother Thelma Baldwin, a weaver in Wide Ruins, Arizona.
Event Image Holocaust Awareness Week
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Hillel at University of Colorado presents Holocaust Awareness Week, March 8th-11th
Today's Events
11:00 AM – Doris Small
Holocaust Survivor

1:00 PM – Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Kutner
Holocaust Survivors

2:30 PM – Stephen Feinberg
Director of International Holocaust Education at the United Status Hococaust memorial Museum in Washington, DC

7:00 PM – Movie “Blessed is the Match”
Followed by Q&A and talk by director Roberta Grossman
For more information, please click here.
Event Image Is a Teaching Career for You? Find Out!
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Educate the next generation! The School of Education is hosting Information Sessions for current undergraduate students interested in earning a teaching license. Be a part of the School of Education’s licensure program and enjoy small class sizes and close interaction with faculty. Attend an information session to learn about specific programs and the application process. For many students, it is possible to complete their Bachelor’s degree and the licensure program in four years. Come find out how! Two one-hour sessions for each date listed: Elementary Education (K-6) from 11:00AM - 12:00PM and Secondary Education from 12:00PM - 1:00PM. UMC 245 for March 9, 10 & 18; UMC 353 for April 6 & 7; UMC 245 for April 21. No need to RSVP.
Event Image CU Opera Brown Bag Preview: Don Giovanni
12:00 PM

Event Image Museum Student Award Recipient Presentations
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us as these students give us updates on the progress of their Museum Award supported projects. These funds are intended to support students in biology, anthropology and museum related research. Feel free to bring your lunch. Cookies will be provided. Presenters: Loren Sackett (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) Population-wide Effects of Plague on Prairie Dogs Melissa Islam (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) Tracing the Evolutionary History of Coca (Erythroxylum) Peter Erb (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) Predicting Carnivore Occurrence in the Appalachian Trail Corridor
Safe Spring Break - Self Defense Awareness
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Come join us at the CU Student Recreation Center for a "FREE" Lunchtime Seminar on Self Defense & Awareness.  This session will focus on general self defense and awareness techniques for both men and women.  Participation is open to all CU Faculty, Staff, and Students. Session meets in conference rooms #1 & 2 at the Student Recreation Center.
For more information, please click here.
Event Image Urban Teachers’ Views on Colorado Learning Assistant Program
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The university’s Learning Assistant (LA) model is used to successfully recruit and prepare teachers as well as to transform large-enrollment undergraduate courses to keep them aligned with educational research. At CU-Boulder, 694 LA positions in eight departments have been filled since 2003, helping transform 35 courses. Learn about this interactive teaching model that has been replicated by 12 schools across the country. Speakers: Valerie Otero, director of the LA program and an associate professor of science education; Vera Ananda, 4th-year secondary science teacher in Denver Public Schools; and Shelly Stachurski, physics, chemistry, and astronomy teacher at Welby New Technology High School in Denver. The event is part of the School of Education Spring Colloquium Series.
Event Image Free Yoga!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Chill out after class with some free yoga and guided meditation. The CU Yoga Empowerment + Service (YES+) Club is offering free Yoga classes every Wednesday and Thursday from 4-5pm in the CU Museum's Anthropology Hall (Henderson Building - next door to UMC on Broadway). Want to learn how to stay stress-free and happy all semester? Call us or come to Yoga to learn about the Art of Living weekend workshops!
For more information, please click here.
Event Image Doctoral Student Recital: Eneida Larti, piano
4:30 PM

Schumann - Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
Chopin - Fantasie in F minor, Op. 49
Scriabin - Fantasie in B minor, Op. 28
Event Image Networking Now – Arts/Media/Technology
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Don’t miss this FREE opportunity to attend a unique networking event focusing on industry professionals and students in the fields that blend media and technology. Come to the Atlas lobby between 4:30- 6:00 March 10th, 2010 armed with your Identity Branding Cards.**
And if you preregister* you may present a piece of work that you produced. All evening long images will be projected on the giant screens in the lobby…and you will be able to talk to other students and professionals in a casual setting. Yes, there will be free appetizers, but you may be too busy meeting cool and interesting people to even think about eating!
*To preregister, use your CSO account and go to Career Events select "Networking Now – Arts/Media/Technology **go to:
and click on business cards.
Event Image Disney College Program E-Presentation
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Have you been searching for a great internship? Looking for a job after graduation? Come learn about the Disney College Program, a paid internship with the Walt Disney Company. The Disney College Program is open to all college students, regardless of their major, and is a fully paid internship. Learn more by attending our E-Presentation event, led by alumni of the Disney College Program who are also CU-Boulder students.
Event Image Resume Writing Workshops Spring 2010
5:00 PM

Starting a resume from scratch? Need help tailoring a resume to a specific job description for an upcoming interview? Please join us at a Resume Writing Workshop Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in KTCH 3 beginning at 5:00 p.m. until you have received all help necessary. This workshop-type environment, presented by your Peer Career Advisors, will cover how to write and perfect your resume and is available to all students. The workshop is conducted in a computer lab where you can actually work on your resume while listening to helpful resume tips.  Please allow us to better assist you by coming prepared to the workshop with any specific questions you may already have.
Event Image Branch Out - Poetry Workshop with Isis
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The DSCC, in collaboration with the Miramontes Festival and Poetry Slam, invite you to a “page-to-stage” workshop led by touring performance poet and National Poetry Slam Champion Isis Speaks. All participants are required to bring a poem that they would like to translate into a performance piece. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required:
Event Image UMC Nite Bite
5:30 PM

What do you really know about what you eat or what others eat? Come enjoy some fun with food, and learn interesting food facts at the UMC Nite Bite Food Trivia game. It's all free with prizes! Sign up to participate by emailing with the words "Food Trivia" in the subject line.
Food is fun!

For more information, please click here.
Event Image Lights Out! Movie Series: Miss Navajo
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 Miss Navajo, a documentary by Billy Luther
For the past 50 years, the Miss Navajo Nation pageant has celebrated Navajo women and traditional values, language and inner beauty. Contestants are required to showcase skills that are crucial to Navajo daily life, including sheep butchering, fry-bread making and rug weaving. Through interviews with new and previous pageant contestants, "Miss Navajo" reveals the importance of cultural preservation and the meaning of being a woman in Navajo culture. After the film, Ava Hamilton (Director of the Native Film Alliance) and Melanie Yazzie (Navajo Artist & Professor) will lead a group discussion.
Event Image Strike Night!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6 to 8pm is STRIKE NIGHT at the UMC Connection! Bowl a strike and you get to spin the Connection prize wheel for very cool prizes! Limited to 3 spins per person per night.
Event Image CU Engineering - Class of 2010 Gift Kickoff Event
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Engineering students planning to graduate in May, August, or December 2010 are invited to attend the Class of 2010 Gift Kickoff Event. As you prepare to graduate, come learn how you can give back to and stay connected with CU Engineering.
The event will be held at Half Fast Subs on the Hill, 1215 13th Street, in Boulder. Organized and hosted by CU engineering students along with staff from the CU Foundation and Engineering Alumni Relations.
Event Image International Film Series Presents: Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy (Multi-Day Event)
7:00 PM

Those of you that saw FLOCK OF DODOS: THE EVOLUTION-INTELLIGENT DESIGN CIRCUS here at IFS are already familiar with the work of director Randy Olson. Tonight you can see his latest film and meet the filmmaker in person!

Sizzle will have ONLY one showtime on March 10th.

For additional information and to watch the trailer please visit:

Follow IFS on Twitter at BoulderIFS and on Facebook at InternationalFilmSeries for additional updates, ticket information, dates and times, and maps for parking.  

Event Image Jazz Combos
7:00 PM

Event Image SIZZLE: A Global Warming Comedy
7:00 PM

The Conference on World Affairs Athenaeum and IFS present a free public screening of the film SIZZLE: A Global Warming Comedy with the scientist turned filmmaker Randy Olson. The screening is free and open to the public.
For additional information please visit
Event Image Doctoral Student Recital: Patricia Fagan, bassoon
7:30 PM

Strauss - Duet-Concertino
Fasch - Sonata in C Major, FWV N:C1
Liste - Sonata for bassoon piano, Op. 3
Event Image Concert - The Strange Boys
9:00 PM

As heard on their debut album, The Strange Boys and Girls Club, this lo-fiquartet seem to take their sound straight out of the 1960's. The Strange Boys have toured with Julian Casablancas, Mika Miko, and the Black Lips, and played festivals like SXSW and Fun Fun Fun Fest. See them with Thee Goochie Boiz and Gauntlet Hair.

For more information, please click here.

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