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March 16, 2017


Thursday, March 16, 2017

ARAB 1020 001 (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

ARAB 1020 001 - Muhammed
Power Talk: Developing Public Speaking Skills (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 6:00 PM

*Fleming 150* Speaking up--in class, sounding confident in talking to professors, or developing the skills to speak before a group, we will cover the steps it takes to get there.
Graduate Seminar: Joseph Brown
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

March 16 (Thu) Joseph Brown, Innovation from Nanomanufactured Structures and Devices, University of Colorado, Boulder, (Host: Y.C. Lee)

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Event Image AeroSpace Ventures Small Business Forum
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Are you a small business leader interested in learning how you can best partner with CU Boulder? Join us for the inaugural AeroSpace Ventures Small Business Forum. Sessions will identify pathways, best practices and expectations for small aerospace businesses that engage with CU Boulder through sponsored research, technology transfer, SBIR/STTR and hiring, among other topics.
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: What is "Professional Development?"
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

What is "Professional Development?" - ATLAS 301

Adam Blanford, TIGER Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program 

Dr. Blanford discusses the importance of professional development and how it can help improve your prospects and the quality of your career.

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 - 7:00 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.

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.

CU @ Lunch Discussion Forum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Topic: Account Codes
APPM Complex/Dynamical Systems Seminar - David Goluskin
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

David Goluskin, Mathematics Department & Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan

Bounding average quantities in dynamical systems using semidefinite programming
I will discuss the task of computing bounds on average quantities in dissipative dynamical systems, including time averages in
finite-dimensional systems and spatiotemporal averages in PDE systems. In the finite-dimensional case, I will describe computer-assisted methods for computing bounds by constructing nonnegative polynomials with certain properties, similarly to the way nonlinear stability can be proven by constructing Lyapunov functions. Nonnegativity of these polynomials is enforced by requiring them to be representable as sums of squares, a condition that can be checked computationally using the convex optimization technique of semidefinite programming. These methods will be illustrated using the Lorenz equations, for which they produce novel bounds on various average quantities. I will then discuss work in progress on extending these computer-assisted methods to dissipative PDEs, using the Kuramoto-Sivashinky equation as an example.

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

German conversation hour kit Kaffee und Kuchen
Swedish 1020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Swedish 1020 - Merete Leonhardt-Lupa
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 Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar: Aaron Anselmo
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Hear from Aaron Anselmo, a postdoctoral research associate at the David H. Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The event is part of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering seminar series and is hosted by Andrew Goodwin.
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. 

Community Engagement Coffee Hour
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for this second in an ongoing series of coffee hours for CU Boulder faculty, staff and students who are interested in community engagement. For this event, we will discuss campus funding resources for outreach and engagement work and talk to current recipients of the CU Boulder Outreach Awards and the CU Engage Community-Based Research Fellowships. The event is co-sponsored by the Office for Outreach and Engagement and CU Engage.

We welcome those who are new or experienced in this work. Drop in for five minutes or the whole time to connect with others and build community.

The coffee hour is held the third Thursday of each month to continue the conversation about different community engagement topics. The coffee hour on April 20 will focus on community engagement in challenging times.
CompSci Colloquium: Dan Massey (Homeland Security)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Cyber Security in an Information-Centric Internet of Things World

ABSTRACT: This is a critical time in the design and deployment of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Advances in networking, computing, sensing and control systems have enabled a broad range of new devices. Our transportation systems, emergency response systems, energy systems and medical devices are rapidly adding cyber components to these existing physical systems. These systems are being designed and deployed now, but unfortunately security is often left as an additional feature that will be bolted on later. Industry is driven by functional requirements and fast-moving markets. The system designs are evolving rapidly and in most cases design standards are only now beginning to emerge. Many of the devices being deployed today have lifespans measured in decades. The design choices being made today will directly impact next several decades in transportation, emergency response, energy, medical devices and so forth. 

This talk presents both the challenges and opportunities in building security into the design of these critical systems. These systems are connected to the Internet, but may not require traditional networking solutions or traditional security solutions either. Content-centric networking is an emerging area that is directly applicable to CPS and IoT devices.  Content-centric networking makes fundamental changes in the core networking concepts, shifting communication from the traditional source/destination model to a new model where forwarding and routing are based on the content sought. In this new model, packets need not even include a source. This talk will argue this model is ideally suited for CPS and IoT environments. A content-centric does not just improve the underlying communications system, it fundamentally changes the security and allows designs to move currently intractable security designs to new designs that are both more efficient and more secure.

BIO: Dan Massey is a program manager in the Cyber Security Division, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. At DHS, his portfolio includes Distributed Denial of Service Defense (DDoSD), security for Cyber Physical Systems (CPSSEC), Secure Protocols for Routing Infrastructure (SPRI), and Homeland Open Security Technology (HOST). Prior to joining DHS, Massey served as a PI on research funded by DHS, DARPA and NSF while working at Colorado State University and the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute. Some of his projects have included the Named Data Networking project that is developing a new information centric architecture, editor for the DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC), and internet BGP monitoring and analysis, and infrastructure security enhancements such as the Route Origin Verifier. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science and master’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of California, San Diego and his doctorate in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Event Image A Conversation about Education Reform with Rick Hess
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The CU Boulder School of Education will host a public dialogue with Rick Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. Hess will share knowledge inspired by his conversations with young, would-be reformers who are passionate about transforming education, which is also the source of inspiration for his recent book, “Letters to a Young Education Reformer." Terrenda White, CU Boulder assistant professor of education, will lead the conversation with Hess, and Kevin Welner, CU Boulder professor and director of the National Education Policy Center, will moderate the Q&A session with attendees.
Event Image Dr. Carolyn Dinshaw - The Third Annual Doug Burger Lecture in Medieval and Early Modern Literature
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Carolyn Dinshaw, The Julius Silver, Roslyn S. Silver, and Enid Silver Winslow Professor of English and Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, will visit CU to deliver the third Annual Doug Burger Lecture in Medieval and Early Modern Studies on March 16, 2017, and to run a seminar on March 17, 2017, for interested graduate and advanced undergraduate students. 

Dr. Dinshaw is one of the most influential writers and thinkers in cultural studies today. Author of groundbreaking works on Chaucer's poetry, Chaucer's Sexual Poetics (1989), and medieval literature, Getting Medieval: Sexualities and Communities, Pre- and Postmodern (1999) and How Soon is Now? Medieval Texts, Amateur Readers, and the Queerness of Time (2012), Dinshaw has been a leader in opening up what was an extremely traditional field - medieval English literature - to new, theoretical approaches, such as feminist and queer theory. Equally at home in both fields, literary theory and literature, her work has enabled an important dialogue about what we are doing when we study the past and why we might want to continue to do so.

Paradise, Mirage, Archive
     Thursday, March 16, 2017
     British Studies Room, Norlin Library M549
     4:30 p.m. reception, 5 p.m. talk

This talk will explore impossible or unmappable spaces, taking as its point of departure St. Brendan's Isle, an edenic spot supposedly reached by St. Brendan in the early Middle Ages but by the late 18th century determined to be a mirage, in order to speculate about exploration and empire, historical research, and the promise of utopia – a place at once real, illusory, and animated by desire.

The Burger Lecture has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Department of English, the Center for Western Civilization, Thought, and Policy, and the Department of Women and Gender Studies.

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

Various language courses
Event Image Entrepreneurs Unplugged: Chris White, Co-founder and CEO, Shinesty (and 80's Night)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Silicon Flatirons and StartUp Meetup present Chris White as our featured entrepreneur. In the spirit of Shinesty's mission, attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite 80's or other "outlandish" apparel and Shine On! Entrepreneurs Unplugged is a meeting place where faculty, students, and community members learn about and get involved in entrepreneurship. In particular, the program offers students, faculty and the Front Range startup community an opportunity to learn how a successful startup is created as well as an opportunity to network. Each Entrepreneurs Unplugged meeting features food, drink and - most importantly - an experienced entrepreneur to discuss his/her start-up experiences. Chris White, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Shinesty At age 18, Chris was forced to become financially independent, plus pay for his tuition at DePauw University. He started working multiple commission-based sales jobs and it set his life on a different course. After graduating, with majors in Religious Studies and Communications, Chris moved to Colorado to pursue a JD/MBA at CU Boulder and became hooked on the Colorado Startup life. While in graduate school, Chris learned about the apparel business by selling screen printed clothing to students and became very aware of what college students thought was funny. From there, Chris set off to build a totally ridiculous, sarcastic, and irreverent brand that helped people look awesome and find unique, outlandish products. Shinesty now has 25+ employees; a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 400% over the last two years; nationally known customers, such as the Chicago Cubs; and recently filmed a docu-comedy series for MTV that will air in the spring or summer of 2017.
Event Image Tree X Office Opening Celebration
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us in celebrating the opening of the Tree X Office, a new outdoor open office, study zone, meeting place, performance stage, discussion platform, and gathering spot. 
Women's Entrepreneurship Prize Finals
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join CU's New Venture Challenge for the Women's Entrepreneurship Prize finals, as our teams pitch their ideas for a chance at a $10,000 grand prize and more.
Event Image 1492: Columbus, the Jews, and the Messiah in Spain
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder is pleased to welcome Professor Matt Goldish as the 2017 annual Sondra and Howard Bender Visiting Scholar. Goldish will be in residence March 15 to 16.

Goldish's public lecture will focus on three enormous events that occurred in Spain during 1492: the end of the centuries-long war to stop Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula, the voyage of Christopher Columbus and the expulsion of the Jews. These events are intimately connected, and their intersections run directly through Spanish expectations about the messiah.

Goldish is a professor of history and Jewish studies at The Ohio State University and holds the Melton Chair in Jewish history. His research interests focus on the Western Sephardi Diaspora and the Portuguese conversos of Amsterdam, London and Hamburg.

Men's Lacrosse vs. New Hampshire
7:00 PM

Come out and support the men's lacrosse team in their game against New Hampshire.
Event Image The Great American Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017
7:00 PM

On Aug. 21, 2017 the best total eclipse of the Sun in 40 years will cross the United States. Colorado will see roughly 95% of the sun covered by the Moon, and lucky people in Wyoming will see an amazing TOTAL eclipse with fiery pink prominences at the Sun’s edge, silver streamers of the corona crossing the sky, and animals and people doing strange things!

Fiske Planetarium Director, Dr. Doug Duncan, has been chasing eclipses since he was a student in 1970. Additionally, he arranged to charter the supersonic Concorde to fly as fast as the Moon’s shadow. In 2017, he will lead a trip to Grand Teton in Wyoming. This talk will explain the tremendous excitement of eclipses, and the HUGE difference between 95% and total. Prepare for an experience you will remember your whole life!

Event Image Visiting Scholar Lecture: "1492: Columbus, the Jews, and the Messiah in Spain" - Prof. Matt Goldish
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CU Program in Jewish Studies 

1492: Columbus, the Jews, and the Messiah in Spain

2017 Sondra and Howard Bender Visiting Scholar

 Public Lecture with Professor Matt Goldish

Thursday, March 16, 2017

7:00PM - 8:30PM

Old Main Theater, CU Boulder Campus

1600 Pleasant Street

The Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado is pleased to welcome Professor Matt Goldish as the 2017 Sondra and Howard Bender Visiting Scholar.

 In his public lecture, 1492: Columbus, the Jews, and the Messiah in Spain, Professor Goldish will focus on three enormous events that occurred in Spain during 1492: the end of the centuries-long war to stop Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula; the voyage of Christopher Columbus; and the expulsion of the Jews. These events are intimately connected and their intersection runs directly through Spanish expectations about the messiah. Is it possible that we did not learn everything there is to know about Columbus in school? Find out from a Columbus (Ohio) resident!

Matt Goldish is a Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Ohio State University and holds the Melton Chair in Jewish History. His research interests focus on the Western Sepharadi Diaspora and the Portuguese Conversos of Amsterdam, London, and Hamburg. His book, The Sabbatean Prophets, deals with the role of prophecy in the great messianic movement of Sabbatai Zevi, which swept the Jewish world in 1665-1666. Additionally, he works on the seventeenth century, and his monograph, Judaism in the Theology of Sir Issac Newton, revolves around the impact of Jewish ideas and literature on European intellectuals at the dawn of the Enlightenment. He is also the author of Jewish Questions: Responsa on Sephardic Life in the Early Modern Period.


Event Image Chamber Orchestra
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Chamber Orchestra, made up of members of the CU The Chamber Orchestra, made up of members of the CU Symphony Orchestra, performs smaller works for chamber orchestra including symphonies and works by classical composers, along with modern chamber works.

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Event Image Senior Student Recital: Julian Stevens, jazz saxophone
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

PROGRAM: John Coltrane: "On Green Dolphin St." and "Central Park West"; Thelonious Monk: "Monk's Dream"; Herbie Hancock: "Tell Me A Bedtime Story"; The Beatles: "Let It Be"; Chris Potter: "Pop Tune #1"

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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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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.

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