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March 17, 2017


Friday, March 17, 2017

All Day

Standing Up for Climate: An Experiment with Creative Climate Comedy (co-sponsored by The Center of the American West)
Event Date: Mar 17, 2017
1st place: $400 prize
2nd place: $250
3rd place: $100

Competition Details

Humor is a tool underutilized in the area of climate change; yet comedy has power to effectively connect people, information, ideas, and new ways of thinking/acting.

In this call, we seek to harness the powers of climate comedy through compelling, resonant and meaningful VIDEOS – up to 3 minutes in length – to meet people where they are, and open them up to new and creative engagement. We are especially interested in pieces that deal with issues related to the American West.

The winning entry will receive a cash prize, and be shown during the upcoming ‘Stand Up for Climate: An Experiment with Creative Climate Comedy’ night on March 17 on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, Colorado. The event will feature a range of comedic approaches, including stand-up comedy, sketch and situational comedy, and improv.

The primary audience will be University students along with members of the community in Boulder, Colorado (no age restrictions will be in place).

Award Criteria: Successful entries will have found the funny while relating to climate change issues. Each entry will be reviewed by a committee composed of students, faculty and graduate students at CU-Boulder.

Application Requirements
(1) 1-2 page pdf description of entry, including

– title of creative work,
– names and affiliations of all authors/contributors,
– contact information of person submitting the entry,
– a statement of permissions for use of content, as necessary, and
– 100-word description of the work.

(2) A link to the up-to-3-minute composition, posted on Youtube or Vimeo or the like

Must be a citizen of Planet Earth; work created since January 2015 is accepted; works must be less than 3 minutes in length, captured through video; CU-Boulder employees are not eligible

Submission Deadline
– March 1: entries due to itgcomedy@colorado.eduds
– March 13: applicants informed of decisions
– March 17: winning entries shown at ‘Climate and Comedy’ night

Max Boykoff
Associate Professor
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies (CIRES)
Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR)
Environmental Studies Program

Beth Osnes
Associate Professor
Department of Theater and Dance
University of Colorado Boulder

This initiative is part of the Inside the Greenhouse project at CU-Boulder. This competition is co-sponsored by the Center of the American West.

This Inside the Greenhouse project acknowledges that, to varying degrees, we are all implicated in, part of, and responsible for greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. We treat this ‘greenhouse’ as a living laboratory, an intentional place for growing new ideas and evaluating possibilities to confront climate change through a range of mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Our project is also associated with the Spring 2017 ‘creative climate communications’ course (ENVS3173/THTR4173/ATLS4173) at CU-Boulder.
Arabic 3120
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

ARAB 3120
Friday Forum: PlayPosit: Interactive Video Quiz Tool
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

PlayPosit: Interactive Video Quiz Tool

Brad Grabham and Rebecca Kallemeyn, Learning Experience Designers, Academic Technology Design Team (ATDT), OIT

Do you want your video content to actively supportive your teaching? ATDT is piloting PlayPosit as an interactive video tool solution for the CU Boulder campus. PlayPosit is an interactive video tool which allows you to customize the student experience by laying your own custom lesson (quiz questions, text prompts, etc.) over video content. Using video from YouTube or other sources, you can add images, text, or a variety of quiz questions, share the lesson with your students for completion through D2L, and then monitor student activity and engagement through the analytics collected by the platform. PlayPosit also allows you to incorporate feedback and can be an excellent platform for formative assessment.

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.

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 Discover: Wellbeing at CU: Financial Wellness and More!
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Financial wellness for employees is one of the hottest topics in employee benefits right now. Come learn about the wellness resources that are available to CU Boulder employees right now! The session will cover information regarding one-on-one financial advisor sessions, web resources that speak to your real life needs, and how to bring a financial education workshop right to your department. Employees in both PERA and TIAA will benefit from this information.

Presenter: Josh Brumley, Program Manager – Wellbeing at CU, Employee Services

At the end of   the session, Participants will:      
Understand how to take full advantage of Financial Wellness resources
Understand how to get a free lunch and a financial education workshop
Understand where to look for all the perks related to Wellbeing at CU        

Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join us for the Environmental Engineering Seminar Series.

March 17th, 2017 12-1pm, SEEC N128
Speaker:  Paige Novak, Professor, Environmental Engineering, University of Minnesota
Title: Microbial Ecology and Energy and Environmental Applications
Download the Spring 2017 Schedule:

Environmental Studies Colloquium: Janet Franklin
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

: Janet Franklin, Arizona State University School of Geography Science and Urban Planning Topic: Biodiversity and Conservation of Tropical Dry Forest
Indigenous Storytelling and Law
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Indigenous Storytelling and Law
March 17 & 18, 2017
Presented by the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies

This interdisciplinary symposium will explore ways Indigenous narratives are spoken, heard, and acted upon in legal settings.
*What does it mean for law to solicit Native testimony?
*Who tells such stories, with what authority, and with what protections and possible consequences?
*How do traditions and stories get reshaped in legal contexts? How might storytelling challenge law?

Keynote Speakers:
Brendan Hokowhitu, University of Waikato, Dean of the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies
E. Kalani Flores, a party in the Mauna Kea Contested Case & Professor of Hawaiian Studies

Symposium Speakers include:
Sonya Atalay
Kristen Carpenter
Clint Carroll
William C’Hair
Andrew Cowell
Barbara Duncan
Nicholle Dragone
Crystal Echohawk
Carla Fredericks
Michael McNally
Brian Rice
Jen Shannon
John Standingdeer
Greg Johnson
Penelope Kelsey
Angelica Lawson

Friday, March 17th, 1pm-5pm at UMC 235
Saturday, March 18th, 9am-6pm at Wolf Law


Swedish 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Swedish 2020
Merete Leonhardt Lupa
Swedish 2020 - Merete Leonhardt Lupa
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Swedish 2020 - Merete Leonhardt Lupa
The Inclusive Classroom: Inclusive Classrooms: What is it and How Do I Do It?
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Inclusive Classrooms: What is it and How Do I Do It?

Vanessa Roberts, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, CU Boulder

Interested in the buzzwords flying around campus including and related to “inclusive excellence”? Wondering what it might mean to incorporate these ideas into your classroom? Then please join Vanessa Roberts to discuss practical tips, tricks, and strategies for making your classroom a place that fosters inclusion and supports student learning. Covering topics from course design to pedagogy, this seminar is applicable to our work as educators.

Event Image Guest Master Class: Richard Savino, baroque guitar and theorbo
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

College of Music   Map to Venue
APPM Department Colloquium - Andy Bernoff
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Andrew J Bernoff, Department of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd University

Title and Abstract Pending
EBIO Colloquium: Dr. Janneke Hille Ris Lambers
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

EBIO Colloquium

Dr. Janneke Hille Ris Lambers
University of Washington
Event Image MMB
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mostly Molecular Biology - two graduate students share their research.

Please contact Kathy Lozier if you wish to attend.
ALTEC Community Courses non-credit languages
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Various language courses
Event Image Extreme Bowling
7:00 PM

Electrify your Friday and Saturday nights at the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder!

Black lights, lane lights and color pins. Win prizes for color head pin strikes.

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events:

The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor


Event Image Dual Junior Student Recital: Abigail Bernat, trumpet, and Allison Charles, trumpet
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Abigail Bernat and Allison Charles for French music, traditional folk tunes, heartwrenching classical tunes, and the combination of trumpet and violin on the stage for one night only! Come and enjoy a varied repertoire that will capture your attention and surprise you throughout the night!

College of Music   Map to Venue
Event Image Master Student Recital: Eric Haugen, cello
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

College of Music   Map to Venue
Event Image The Magic Flute
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

For centuries, Mozart’s timeless fairy tale has inspired children and adults alike all over the world. Like a fantasy adventure film come to life, “The Magic Flute” blends together whimsical humor and irresistible melodies to tell the gripping story of a prince who must outwit an evil queen to be united with his true love.
Sung in German

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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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