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March 15, 2017


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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: $200 (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 $200! Don’t miss this opportunity to receive this incredible training that is transforming organizations around the country!)

Registration is required. Register Now
Arabic 3120
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

ARAB 3120
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.

Event Image Exhibition: Home: American photography at the CU Art Museum
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Home: American photography at the CU Art Museum
March 2 - July 15, 2017

Is home “where the heart is”? Is it a building, a landscape or a state of mind? Drawn from the photography collection of the CU Art Museum, Home investigates how American photographers working from the late 1800s to today have engaged with these questions. Through a presentation of landscapes, family photos and candid portraits visitors are invited to consider central themes of the exhibition, including environment, nostalgia and family.

What does home mean to you?
We invite our guests to respond to the images and ideas presented in the exhibition by visiting a special programming space in our FlexSpace gallery, open from February 2, 2017–March 25, 2017.

This exhibition is generously supported by CU-Boulder Student Arts and Cultural Enrichment fees, and CU Art Museum members.

OIEC Information Session: Colorado Pregnancy Legislation
11:00 AM - 12:00 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.
Event Image St. Baldrick's Day
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

St. Baldrick's Day

March 15
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
UMC Fountains

Are you looking for a creative and fun way to give back? Check out The Herd’s St. Baldrick’s Day on March 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  You can participate in this rewarding fundraiser by becoming a shavee, or by donating to the organization that raises money for children’s cancer research.

Register today!

 In 2016, we raised over $17,000 for the cause. Help us surpass that for our 2017 event!

Vimeo video:

Check out these articles from previous years about the event:

2014 St. Baldrick’s Day from the Colorado Daily and Daily Camera.

“St. Baldrick’s shaves the day for children” – CU Independent 2013

“St. Baldrick’s CU Boulder” – Boulder8

“St. Baldrick’s Day: losing locks for a cause at CU, in Boulder” – Daily Camera 2009

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.

Brown Bag
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The lunch-hour brown bag series offers an opportunity for graduate students, post-docs, research assistants and faculty in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department to present current research, stories of recent travels to conduct scientific work or other science-related topics. This forum is an excellent opportunity (especially for graduate students) to gain valuable feedback on concepts, methods, statistical analyses and many other aspects of their work. Brown bag has an informal atmosphere that fosters dynamic discussions and friendly conversation.

Event Image Opera Brown Bag: The Magic Flute
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Stress Management Series
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Stress management is a concern for everyone in these busy and uncertain times. In this educational and participatory workshop series, we will learn and practice several different effective strategies for reducing everyday life stress, including mindfulness, meditation, visualization, guided imagery, cognitive restructuring, emotional health and regulation, communication, assertiveness, and movement. Participants will be asked to commit to attending all eight sessions and complete outside assignments for maximum benefit. We will meet weekly for an hour to an hour and a half.
  • Wednesdays, March through April 2017 - 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 (No session on 3/29 for Spring Break)
  • Facilitated by Paulette Erickson England, LCSW, Senior Counselor, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
  • To register email Connie North at
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 »

Swedish 2020 - Merete Leonhardt Lupa
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Swedish 2020 - Merete Leonhardt Lupa
Event Image Guest Master Class: Arthur Greene, piano
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Arthur Greene, professor of piano at the University of Michigan, presents a master class with the CU piano studios.

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Swedish 1020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Swedish 1020 - Merete Leonhardt-Lupa
Mary Czerwinski: Lessons Learned from Designing Interventions for Health and Wellbeing
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Affective computing is emerging as an important field in the design of emotional, intelligent, conversational agents that can be used in the healthcare arena, but also in everyday life. In addition, ubiquitous recording, both in the field and in the doctor's office/patient's home, has influenced how we think about wellbeing in the future. In our research, we use sensing technologies to develop contextualized and precise delivery of interventions, both in terms of the content and in the timing the intervention delivery, using machine learning algorithms. I will discuss how we use affective computing technologies to deliver just in time health interventions for improved health and for personal, behavioral reflection. For example, I will describe the Entendre project, which has implications for the design of visual feedback to encourage empathic patient-centered communication. I will also talk about ParentGuardian, a wearable sensing system that delivers just in time interventions to parents with ADHD children. In addition, I'll present our findings from two applications that deliver interventions and skills from psychology for coping with conditions ranging from general stress and depression to serious mental illness, like the intent to commit suicide, using conversational agents that users trust. Finally, I'll briefly touch on some of our designs for helping users to reflect on their daily behaviors in order to improve general well-being.

Dr. Mary Czerwinski is a Principal Researcher and Research Manager of the Visualization and Interaction (VIBE) Research Group. Mary's latest research focuses primarily on emotion tracking and intervention design and delivery, information worker task management and health and wellness for individuals and groups. Her research background is in visual attention and multitasking. She holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington. Mary was awarded the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award, was inducted into the CHI Academy, and became an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2010. She also received the Distinguished Alumni award from Indiana University's Brain and Psychological Sciences department in 2014. Mary became a Fellow of the ACM in 2016. More information about Dr. Czerwinski can be found at her website

EBIO Colloquium- Lauren Shoemaker Exit Talk
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

EBIO Colloquium

Lauren Shoemaker
Exit Talk
Performing Arts Track Finals/New Venture Challenge
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

At the ninth annual New Venture Challenge (NVC) Performing Arts Track Finals, student teams will pitch ideas for new products/services and compete for track prize. Winner moves on to campus-wide NVC finals on April 6.
Physics Colloquium
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by: Harry Atwater, Caltech


Coffee, tea and cookies will be available in DUAN G1B31 beginning at 3:45 p.m.
NVC IT Track Practice & Semifinals
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Practice & Semifinal Round for the NVC IT Track. In the first round, teams will have the opportunity to practice their pitch in front of a panel of judges and receive feedback. The second round will be the semifinals round after which teams will be selected to pitch in the IT Track Finals set for March 22nd.
Event Image H1B Visa and US Work Authorization Workshop with an Immigration Lawyer
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

When: Wednesday, March 15th 5:00-7:00pm
​Where: C4C, Abrams Lounge
​Who: ​International Students

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

Various language courses
Honors Program Distinguished Lecture Series: Reiland Rabaka
6:30 PM

Have you ever wondered what rap music and hip hop culture may have “inherited” from the popular music and political movements of the past? This presentation offers an imaginative mash-up. Juxtaposing the popular culture and political culture of previous movements, such as the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement, with rap music and the Hip Hop Movement in the present, this presentation explores the origins and evolution of modern black popular culture from the Jazz Age through to Obama’s America.

Reiland Rabaka is Professor and Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He also has faculty affiliations with the Department of Women & Gender Studies, Humanities Program, Graduate Program in Critical Theory, School of Education, College of Media, Communication & Information, and College of Music at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of more than fifty scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as more than a dozen books including: Against Epistemic Apartheid; Forms of Fanonism; Concepts of Cabralism; The Negritude Movement; and The Hip Hop Movement.
Event Image Guest Recital: Arthur Greene, piano
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Arthur Greene, professor of piano at the University of Michigan, performs a program featuring music by Chopin and Scriabin, along with Ives' monumental and rarely performed masterpiece, the "Concord" sonata.

PROGRAM: Frederic Chopin: Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 1 and Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52; Alexander Scriabin: Six Preludes from Op. 11 and "Fantasy," Op. 28; Charles Ives: Sonata No. 2, "Concord, Mass. 1840-1860"

Arthur Greene was a gold medal winner in the William Kapell and Gina Bachauer International Piano Competitions. Greene has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco, Utah, and National Symphonies, the Czech National Symphony and the Tokyo Symphony; he has played recitals in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Moscow, Tokyo, Lisbon, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.

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Event Image The Rocky Horror Show, the musical
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

“The Rocky Horror Show” is an outrageous mashup of campy science fiction, Marvel-inspired characters, 1960s beach party jams and rock ’n’ roll music of every vintage. When a newly engaged couple gets caught in a storm and meets the tan, muscular new creation of mad transvestite scientist Frank N. Furter, their world is forever changed. First premiered at a small experimental theater in London more than 40 years ago, “The Rocky Horror Show” is now a worldwide stage hit.

Note: CU-Boulder’s University Theatre will provide props for audience members. Please do not bring your own.

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