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March 9, 2017


Thursday, March 09, 2017

ARAB 1020 001 (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

ARAB 1020 001 - Muhammed
Event Image 2017 Pac-12 Men's Tournament Buffs Bash (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

2017 Pac-12 Men's Tournament Buffs Bash 

March 8-11, 2017
2.5 hours before each CU game in the Pac-12 Men's Tournament
Double Barrel Roadhouse
3770 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Cost: Free

Join your fellow Forever Buffs at the Double Barrel Roadhouse on the Las Vegas Strip throughout the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament. The Alumni Association will be your host as you enjoy free appetizers and happy hour pricing at a cash bar before every CU tournament game. 

Buffs Bashes will begin 2.5 hours before each CU men's basketball game in the Pac-12 Tournament. Admission is free to every Buffs Bash.
Be sure to join us and get ready to cheer Tad Boyle's team on to the conference title!

Register today!

Event Image PLC Interview Days (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Presidents Leadership Class will host approximately 100 panelists and 150 applicants for two days of in-person, panel style, selection interviews for the PLC cohort of 2017.  Interviews will take place in the UMC from 8am-5pm each day.
New Employee Welcome Experience
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The New Employee Welcome Experience is the first event in a year-long series designed to help increase the understanding of CU Boulder’s culture, organizational structure and governance, operations, learning mission, values, and campus initiatives. This program is offered to new, permanent employees in their first 30-45 days of employment.

This day-long event will help new employees become oriented with the CU Boulder campus. The New Employee Welcome Experience starts at Norlin Library in the historic heart of campus where participants will begin to develop their understanding of what it means to be a member of the CU Boulder community. The day will include a 2 hour walking tour of campus and a 1 hour bus tour broken into two portions throughout the day.
Lunch will be provided by Elevations Credit Union and print materials are provided by CU Imaging Services (your campus printer).

Registration is required. Register Now
Graduate Seminar: Nathalie Vriend
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Nathalie Vriend, (Host: Peter Hamlington)

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

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: Developing Your Broader Impacts Statement for your Grant Proposal
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Developing Your Broader Impacts Statement for your Grant Proposal - ATLAS 301

Adam Blanford, TIGER Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program 

Broader impacts are increasingly important for grant applicants as they must articulate how they will mentor students and release their results to the general public.  Dr. Blanford will discuss strategies for developing your broader impacts for your research project.

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.

It's Test Time! A Test Taking Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

*C4C CUE N320* Test Time is approaching! This one hour session will provide you with the right tips for doing the best in your tests.
Event Image What is Research in English: Finding Archival Sources
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This is the first of three faculty panel sessions, scheduled for Spring and Fall 2017, titled, “What is Research in English?

At these sessions, English department faculty will introduce students to the vast range of faculty research projects that are currently being conducted by tenured and tenure-track faculty members.  

At each event, which will feature an informal catered lunch, four different faculty members will speak about their research. This will enable students to ask questions about the particulars of these varied projects—e.g. How do faculty members decide upon their research topics? Where does a faculty member begin, in terms of creating a new research project? What do faculty members actually do once they are in an archive or another generative resource? How do faculty members decipher difficult-to-read handwriting? How much time should a researcher spend assembling archival materials? How does a faculty member analyze the research that he or she has assembled?

Russian Grammar Bash
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Come join us for the Russian Grammar Bash!
Silicon Flatirons Conference: The Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence
1:00 PM - 5:45 PM

“The next generation of artificial intelligence (AI) promises to have an impact as big as the mobile revolution or the Internet revolution before that,” state Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google’s parent, Alphabet, Inc., and Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas. Or, as The Economist put it, “The robots are coming. And we will be merging, mating and morphing with them.” AI is already entering our lives—think Siri, self-driving cars and programmed stock trading—and this trend will only accelerate. Recognizing AI’s impact, the White House issued a report on AI in the fall of 2016, with two White House officials calling for increased attention on this topic to “develop the positive aspects of the technology, manage its risks and challenges, and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to help in building an AI-enhanced society.” At this conference, we will bring together futurists, entrepreneurs, academics and policymakers to consider the social implications of AI. In particular, after introducing AI and its social, legal and policy implications in a panel format, the conference will discuss AI’s implications for civil rights, law and governance and the future of the workforce in interactive breakout groups.
Book Publication Celebration!
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Please Join Us in Celebrating Our Recent Faculty Book Publications on March 9th in the CU Heritage Center.  See Attached Flyer for Details and to RSVP
APPM Complex/Dynamical Systems Seminar - Rob Maier
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rob Maier, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona

Legendre Functions and Spherical Harmonics with Fractional Parameters
Legendre polynomials are the most familiar orthogonal polynomials, and are used in approximation theory.  Their generalizations, 
called Legendre functions, are parametrized by an order as well as a degree, and are typically not polynomials. But they too can be
used in series approximations. They appear most often in spherical harmonics, which are used in modal decomposition of functions
on the sphere, and in series and closed-form solutions of PDEs: Laplace's equation, the wave equation, etc. However, the Legendre
functions in common use are of integer degree and order. In this talk, we explain why many Legendre functions and spherical
harmonics of fractional degree and order are not really mysterious: they too are elementary functions. They can be used in solving
PDEs in wedge geometries, and elsewhere. The many identities, such as recurrences, that relate these new functions will be
German Kaffeestunde (Coffee Hour)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

German conversation hour kit Kaffee und Kuchen
OIEC Information Session: Colorado Pregnancy Legislation (Multi-Day Event)
2:00 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.
Swedish 1020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Swedish 1020 - Merete Leonhardt-Lupa
Event Image Patten Seminar Series: Michael Jewett
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Hear from Michael Jewett, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering and co-director of the Center for Synthetic Biology at Northwestern University. Jewett will present a talk titled "Repurposing the Translation Apparatus for Synthetic Biology."

The event is part of the James and Catherine Patten Seminar Series and is hosted by Joel Kaar.
CompSci Colloquium: Yufei Ding (NC State)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

High-Level Program Optimizations for Data Analytics

ABSTRACT: Many modern applications, especially those data analytics, often spend a large number of cycles on unnecessary computations. To find a document most similar to a query document, for instance, these applications typically would need to examine hundreds of thousands of other documents (that are not the most similar ones) in the dataset. Such redundant computations have been hidden in the useful instructions of the applications and are elusive for traditional compiler-based code optimizations. Ding's work harnesses these hidden but significant optimization opportunities by raising the level of program optimizations from implementations to algorithms, and from instructions to formulas.

BIO: Yufei Ding is a PhD candidate in the Computer Science Department at North Carolina State University. She received her BS and MS in Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China and the College of William and Mary, respectively. In 2012, she started her PhD study in computer science. Her research interest resides at the intersection of compiler technology and (big) data analytics, with a focus on enabling high-level program optimizations for data analytics and other data-intensive applications. Ding has been actively publishing in major venues in both computer systems and data analytics areas, such as ASPLOS, PLDI, VLDB, ICDE and ICML. She was the recipient of the NCSU Computer Science Outstanding Research Award in 2016.
Event Image Industry Night: Careers in Non-Profits
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

When: Thursday, March 9th 4:00-7:00pm
​Where: C4C, Abrams Lounge
​Who: ​All students interested in a career in Non-Profits

Event Image 18/19 Reading Group Speaker Series
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Jon Klancher of Carnegie Mellon University will deliver "Origins of the Concept of 'Scale':  Reading the Print Technologies 1680-1820."

Location: TBD
Event Image 18/19 Speaker Event: Jon Klancher on March 9
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Jon Klancher of Carnegie Mellon University for his talk, "Origins of the Concept of 'Scale': Reading the Print Technologies 1680-1820," on March 9th, 4:30-6pm, in ECON 13. Dr. Klancher will be introduced by Professor Thora Brylowe.

Dr. Klancher's talk should be of particular interest to anyone working in the broad fields of print culture, book history, and media studies.


Dr. Jon Klancher is Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University. His research has focused on the British Romantic and Victorian periods, print history, and the sociology of culture.  He has recently published a book on the emergence of new fields of knowledge in the early nineteenth century, Transfiguring the Arts and Sciences: Knowledge and Cultural Institutions in the Romantic Age (Cambridge University Press, Fall 2013).  At present he is working on the historical relationship of so-called "new" and "old" media in a project on book history, the long nineteenth century, and the current debates around new media and digital humanities. He is also author of The Making of English Reading Audiences, 1790-1832, and related essays on Romantic-age cultural and media history, and in recent years he has edited A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age for Blackwell and contributed to a wide range of article collections and reference books.

Abstract: "The concept of 'scale' has become a newly important and complex idea in several disciplines across the humanities--from the debate on the Anthropocene, to questions of globalization and cultural geography, to the controversy about digital humanities and literary studies.  In this talk, I look behind such fields to ask: where we did we get the modern language of scale in the first place? Using long-eighteenth-century scientific and artisanal or mechanical-arts print genres as a basis, I ask how measures of labor skill in the early modern period might translate into intellectual skills and methods in the Romantic age and nineteenth century. The focal point here will be the epicconfrontation between Romanticism and the Utilitarian visions of knowledge pursued by Jeremy Bentham. By showing how scale works there, I aim to ask new questions about the humanities’ long-term resistance to scale-thinking and why this history may inform the new fascination with questions of scale now."

Asian Borderlands Series: Displaced and Stateless People in Asia
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

In this talk, Catherine Allerton examines the unique experiences of children (aged 8 to 18) who have been "born across borders" to Indonesian and Filipino migrant parents in Sabah, East Malaysia. Such children are mostly undocumented and are considered at risk of statelessness. They are excluded from Malaysian schools and denied access to other state services. The talk engages with work on migrant illegality and non-citizenship and argues for the need to attend to children’s very particular forms of "differential inclusion." Allerton also considers how Sabahan perspectives on these children are strongly shaped by the politics of race and "deservedness" in postcolonial Malaysia.

Abdul Malik Mujahid is an Imam, award-winning author and producer with a focus on contemporary social issues, public policy and Islam-West relations. Mujahid is founding president of Sound Vision. In a recent Huffington Post article he wrote, “...voices including Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, George Soros, and Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi—alarmed that 150,000 Rohingya Muslims live in concentration camps and other 'conditions calculated to bring about their destruction.'"

Allerton and Mujahid will be joined by CU graduate student respondent Dawa Lokyitsang (anthropolgy) and faculty member and CAS interim director Carla Jones (professor, anthropology).
Event Image StartsUps2Students
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

When: Thursday, March 9th 5:00-7:30pm
​Where: Idea Forge Commons
​Who: ​All students interested in Start-Ups

To learn more about this opportunity, please click HERE.
ALTEC Community Courses non-credit languages
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Various language courses
Event Image H.G.S.A. Fifth Annual Spring Speaker Series: Dr. Lincoln Bramwell - U.S. Forest Service Historian
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The History Graduate Student Association Presents the 5th Annual Spring Speaker Series

Dr. Lincoln Bramwell

U.S. Forest Service Historian

 Join us for Dr. Bramwell’s Lecture and Workshop featuring the versatility advanced degrees outside of Academic Settings. Dr. Bramwell is a Forest Service Historian for the U.S. Forest Service with a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico


LECTURE Thursday, March 9, 2017

Hellems 199 @ 6:00 PM


WORKSHOP Friday March 10, 2017

Hellems 199 @ 10:30 AM

Coffee and Pastries provided

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Evening MBA Information Session
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

When: Thursday, March 9th 6:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Liniger Building - CU South Denver
Who: Prospective Evening MBA Students
Event Image Herd Movie Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Herd Movie Night

Thursday, March 9
7-9 p.m.

Koenig Alumni Center
1202 University Ave
Boulder, CO 80027

Join the Herd at Koenig Alumni Center for a free showing of She's the Man open to all students! Free food catered by Front Range Catering and a cozy atmosphere. Take a break from the semester for a movie night on us!

For more information, contact the Herd Program Manager at

Event Image In Search of Sunset on Alien Worlds
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our Solar System is not alone. We now know of thousands of planets orbiting other stars in the Milky Way galaxy. Although the vast majority of these planets are entirely invisible next to the glow of their bright stars, astronomers have developed techniques to discover them, to determine their orbits, to measure their sizes and masses, and even to observe the color of their sunset. Join Dr. Zach Berta-Thompson for a discussion of what we’ve learned from these weird new worlds and of what we hope to learn in the coming years.
Winnemucca Lake, NV Petroglyph Site
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a free lecture presented by Dr. Larry Benson, Adjunct Curator of Anthropology in the CU Museum of Nature and Science. 
A recent study led by a University of Colorado Boulder researcher shows the older known petroglyphs in North America, which are cut into a large carbonate mound un western Nevada, date to at least 10,500 years ago and perhaps even far back as 14,800 years ago. The petroglyphs located at the Winnemucca Lake petroglyphs site 35 miles northeast of Reno consist of large, deeply carved grooves and dots forming complex designs on several large limestone boulders that have been known about for decades. 
Event Image Jazz Ensemble lll & Thompson Latin Jazz Ensemble
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

PROGRAM: Glen Miller: "Here We Go Again"; Fred Norman: "Boulder Buff"; Henry Mancini: "Too Little Time"; Fred Sturm: "Riverscape"; Mike Tomaro: "Rivers"; Billy Strayhorn/arr. John Clayton: "Raincheck"; Oscar Hernández: "Good Vibes," "New Beginnings," and "Danzón for my Father"; Edsel Gómez: "Tertulia"; Bob Mintzer: "Mofongo"

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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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