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April 11, 2017


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ARAB 1020 001 (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

ARAB 1020 001 - Muhammed
Event Image Fall 2017 Petitions Accepted for Colorado Residency (Multi-Day Event)
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See Tuition Classification.
Event Image Fall 2017 Registration for Current Degree-Seeking Graduate Students (By Assigned Appointment) (Multi-Day Event)
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View enrollment dates in MyCUInfo. Registration remains open through Aug. 24.
Event Image Fall 2017 Registration for Current Degree-Seeking Undergraduates (By Assigned Appointment) (Multi-Day Event)
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View enrollment dates in MyCUInfo. Registration remains open through June 16. The schedule adjustment period is Aug. 14–18.
Event Image Summer 2017 Petitions Accepted for Colorado Residency (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

See Tuition Classification.
Event Image Time Collection Due
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Off-Campus time collection is due April 11, 2017 for pay period March 26, 2017 - April 8, 2017. The pay date is April 21, 2017.

On-Campus time collection is due April 13, 2017 for pay period March 26, 2017 - April 8, 2017. The pay date is April 21, 2017.

Conference of World Affairs
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Conference on World Affairs
Alumni Breakfast 2017

Tuesday, April 11
8-9:30 a.m.

Koenig Alumni Center 
1202 University Ave 
Boulder, CO 80309 

Cost: Free

The Alumni Association welcomes all Forever Buffs to the Koenig Alumni Center for a free breakfast during the 69th annual Conference on World Affairs! 

Enjoy a delicious breakfast in one of CU Boulder's coziest and most historic buildings. You'll also hear from CWA marketing director Alan Culpepper (Geog'96), a two-time Olympian in long distance running, Vicki Huddleston (A&S'64), a former ambassador to Mali and Madagasar, Steven Vertovec (RLST'79), Director at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Germany and Florence Williams, Non-fiction, Contributing Editor for Outside Magazine and Freelance Journalist.

Register today!

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: $210 (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 $210! Don’t miss this opportunity to receive this incredible training that is transforming organizations around the country!)

Registration is required. Register Now
Event Image Staff Council Blood Drive
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

The Boulder Campus Staff Council will be hosting a blood drive April 11 through April 13. Walk-ins are welcome from 9 a.m to 2:30 p.m., or schedule an appointment.
Graduate Seminar: Andy Delano
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Graduate Seminar: Andy Delano (Host: YC Lee)

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.
Event Image Colorado Open Scholarship Series: Leading the Call for Open Data
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Academic libraries across Colorado are hosting the Colorado Open Scholarship Series to increase awareness and promote open access, open data, and open educational resources. We have invited experts from SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources) to talk about the challenges and opportunities for supporting open scholarship at CU Boulder and beyond. Please join us for a series of events to learn more about open scholarship during the following events.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Norlin Library, room M210

Leading the Call for Open Data

Heather Joseph will present at the University of Denver and the event will be live streamed in Norlin Library, M210


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

2:00-3:00 pm

Norlin Library, Fifth floor (room M549)

Tackling the Textbook Crisis: The Role of Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Materials

Presentation by Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)


The price of textbooks has skyrocketed more than three times the rate of inflation for decades. College students face steep price tags that can top $200 per book, and K-12 schools use books many years out of date because they are too expensive to replace. The rapidly rising cost of textbooks in higher education has left many students without access to the materials they need to succeed. Using Open Education Resources solves this problem because the material is free online, affordable in print, and can be saved forever. Resources that would otherwise go to purchasing textbooks can be redirected toward technology, improving instruction, or reducing debt. Textbook costs should not be a barrier to education and this session will describe the issue and possible solutions for students, educators, and academia.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Norlin Library, room M210


Open Educational Resources: Reducing Costs, Expanding Access, Improving Quality



Promotion, Tenure, and Open Access

Heather Joseph and Nicole Allen will present at the Colorado School of Mines and the event will be live streamed in Norlin Library, M210.


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 Exhibit: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Artists featured: Erica Day, John DeFeo, Corrina Espinosa, Ben McQuillan, Carissa Samaniego, Adam Sekuler, Britland Tracy, Lilly Zuckerman. 
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.

Event Image OpenRefine Data Wrangling Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

OpenRefine (formerly known as Google Refine) is a free and open source application used for cleaning and transforming data. It is particularly useful for working with messy data and is actually quite easy to use! Phil White will introduce workshop participants to the interface and will then walk everyone through solving a few common data-cleaning problems. Please bring your own laptop with OpenRefine pre-installed ( Contact Philip.White@Colorado.EDU if you need assistance with installation. Please register in advance (walk-ins will be welcomed):
APPM Math Bio Seminar - John Nardini
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Advanced topics in Math Biology

Seminar meets in ECCR 131
Swedish 1020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Swedish 1020 - Merete Leonhardt-Lupa
Physics Recognition Ceremony
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A ceremony to honor our graduating students in both Physics and Engineering Physics. Family and guests must RSVP through their graduating students.
CompSci Colloquium: Paris Smaragdis (University of Illinois)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Machine Listening: Making Computers Understand Sound

ABSTRACT: Enabling machines to perceive the world using various modalities is one of the holy grails of artificial intelligence. In this talk, Smaragdis will present some research on creating machines that do as such by listening. He will discuss some of the unique difficulties in this field and present a thread of research which spans a range of computational disciplines relating to signal processing, machine learning and cryptography. This research will be introduced in the context of classic audio problems such as time/frequency analysis, music transcription, source separation, recognition in mixtures and more. He will show how this work generalizes and finds applications to other domains, what its practical implications are, and what it takes to move it from the whiteboard to the real-world.

BIO: Paris Smaragdis is an associate professor in the computer science and electrical & computer engineering departments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a senior research scientist at Adobe Research. He completed his master's (1997), PhD (2001) and postdoctoral studies (2002) at the Machine Listening Group, MIT Media Lab. He was previously a research scientist at Mitsubishi Electric Research (MERL).

Smaragdis was selected by MIT’s Technology Review as one of 2006's top young technology innovators (TR35) for his work on machine listening. In 2015, he was elevated to IEEE Fellow "for contributions in audio source separation and audio processing." He has been elected as a full member, Acoustical Society of America (2008), and recipient of the C.W. Gear Outstanding Junior Faculty Award (2015), an NSF CAREER grant, and multiple teaching awards at the University of Illinois.

Smaragdis was Chair, IEEE Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee (2013-2014); Chair, LVA/ICA conference steering committee (2012-2015); Member, IEEE Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee (2010-2015); Member, Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee (2011-present); Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2012-present); and Area Editor, IEEE Transactions for Signal Processing (2015-present). Smaragdis was an organizer of the GLOBALSIP Symposium on Machine Learning for Speech Processing (2014); General Co-Chair, Machine Learning for Signal Processing Workshop (2014); Technical Chair, IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (2011); and an organizer of multiple special sessions and tutorials at international conferences.

Smaragdis’ research is on applications of machine learning techniques on signal processing problems, especially as they apply to the analysis of sound mixtures. He has more than 120 publications in the areas of audio signal processing and machine learning, and holds 59 patents internationally.
Stats, Optimization, and Machine Learning Seminar -
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Topics in Statistics, Optimization, and Machine Learning
Time Is on Your Side: Managing your minutes, manage your life
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

**Fleming 150** Open to ALL CU Students*
For those of us who cannot stop, bend, or create extra time, this workshop is for you.  Do you have problems managing your time?  Are you a procrastinator?  Are you serious about getting away from the habit of pulling all-nighters?  Learn the basic skills to succeed, how to plan out your academics for your learning benefit! The solution you are looking for might be simpler than you think!  Time does not have to be your enemy. 
Spend your winter in the Galapagos!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Study ecology and conservation in one of the most biologically diverse locations on the planet:  The Galapagos Islands! Get hands-on experience in principles and practice of ecology and conservation biology while swimming with sea turtles & hanging out with tortoises. Earn 3 EBIO credits with course hours in the fall and then on-site next winter break. Join us to learn more: Tuesday, April 11th at 4:00pm in C4C S350.
Investigate Careers in the Environment
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Jarret Roberts, Director of Programs, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

Fleming 102
ALTEC Community Courses non-credit languages
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Various language courses
Event Image Free LinkedIn Headshots - Last one of the Semester!
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

When: Tuesday, April 11th 6:30-7:30pm 
​Where: KOBL S115
​Who: ​Leeds students

Last headshot session of the semester! Visit S115 anytime between 6:30pm and 7:30pm on Tuesday. The backdrop will be black! You'll write your name and student ID number on the sheet of paper outside the door. Your edited pictures will be emailed to you within 5-7 business days. There is no cost, and we recommend wearing business casual.
MALfunction #6: Materiality
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

MALfunction is a series of intimate events that question where media and society, research and practice meet. Each event features one researcher and one artist whose projects examine a similar technological theme. 

The upcoming materiality session will feature researcher Ben Fino-Radin and artist Melanie Clemmons.
Event Image Junior Student Recital: Joanna Hope Toohey, flute
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Joanna Hope Toohey, flute, presents a program featuring works by Carl Reinecke, George Frideric Handel and Kellan Toohey, among others. Spanning a range of time periods and styles, this concert showcases prominent flute repertoire alongside distinctive contemporary compositions.

PROGRAM: Carl Reinecke: Sonata "Undine" for Flute and Piano, Op. 167; G.F. Handel: "Neun deutsche Arien"; Kellan Toohey: "Charis"; C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concerto in D Minor, Wq 22 

College of Music   Map to Venue
Event Image Mariachi Ensemble
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Mariachi Ensemble performs traditional mariachi music, showcasing individual students and choruses in the ensemble and celebrating this rich Mexican tradition.

College of Music   Map to Venue

Watch Online

Media and Public Engagement Showcase
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

The first graduating class of CU's Media and Public Engagement MA program invites you to join us for refreshments, celebration, and the chance to explore innovative multimedia projects, on public view for the first time.

The MAPE program is a project of the Media Studies department in the College of Media, Communication and Information.

Impact Hub Boulder
1877 Broadway, Suite 100, Boulder
Event Image Performance Certificate Recital: Ekaterina Kotcherguina, soprano
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

College of Music   Map to Venue
Event Image Performance Certificate Recital: Joshua Ulrich, violin
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

College of Music   Map to Venue

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