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April 12, 2017


Wednesday, April 12, 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)
All Day

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.
Arabic 3120
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

ARAB 3120
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.
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 Exhibit: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
11:00 AM - 5:00 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 - 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.

Academic Coaching: Walk in Time for YOU!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

**Fleming 190** Open to all CU Students**
Improve your academic performance. We look at every student as an individual and help them map out a plan for any class or challenge. Bring in your questions or concerns— you determine the focus of the meeting.  Any student attending this Academic Coaching Walk-In times can schedule follow up individual meetings with the SASC Academic Success Team.
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- Taylor Chock - Early responses to biocrust restoration in dryland ecosystems
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ramaley N240

12:00 - 12:50

Taylor Chock 

Early responses to biocrust restoration and the role of exopolysaccharides in dryland ecosystems

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.

Exhibition Talk: Home
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Home exhibition talk, Wednesday, April 12, 12 p.m.

Wednesday, April 12, 12 p.m.
CU Art Museum

Join us for a three-part series of casual in-gallery conversations with experts from across campus discussing our exhibition Home: American Photography at the CU Art Museum.

This week's speakers are:
Pat Clark, Instructor of Media for the College of Media, Communication and Information at CU Boulder
Ross Taylor, Visiting Professor with the College of Media, Communication and Information at CU Boulder

Karrie Karahalios
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D., Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004.
Graphics, visualization and HCI applications to art, computers and education, cultural computing
Coordinated visit with Paris Smaragdis with CS and EECE (and IEEE scholar), LP Coordinating

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

Swedish 2020 - Merete Leonhardt Lupa
Event Image Guest Recital: Kevin Chance, piano
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

College of Music   Map to Venue
Event Image Phillips 66 Drop-in Resume Reviews
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

When: Wednesday, April 12th 2:00-4:30pm
​Where: KOBL S200
​Who: ​Leeds First-Years, Sophomores, and Juniors in all majors

Meet with recruiters from Phillips 66 and have your resume reviewed!
Swedish 1020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Swedish 1020 - Merete Leonhardt-Lupa
Event Image Tackling the Textbook Crisis: the Role of Open Educational Resources & Affordable Course Materials
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

Distinguished Speaker: Karrie Karahalios
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

 Millions of people use News Feeds daily.  Take Facebook’s NewsFeed for example.  This list of updating stories that appears front and center on Facebook home pages displays a curated or filtered list of stories selected from a pool of all stories written by one’s network of friends. How does the News Feed “algorithm” choose which stories to include in News Feed?  Such algorithms are buried not only outside of human perception, but behind walls of intellectual property. How does one begin to make sense of them?!  While occasionally mentioned in blog posts, the News Feed algorithm is a black box —  most often discussed when it’s perceived as “broken” or “illegally” fixed. Some people know their feed is curated; some don’t. People may have theories about how algorithms filter their feeds, but proving such theories is difficult. In this talk I discuss algorithm awareness of feeds through a series of social media narrative visualizations, viewers r!
 eactions to their feed, and folk theories created by users to make sense of their feed. This leads to a discussion of how to use design as a signal for algorithmic process, and the social and legal challenges in doing this work.

Karrie Karahalios is an Associate Professor of Computer Science, Co-Founder of the Center for People and Infrastructures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. And she is a Senior Research Scientist at Adobe. Karahalios completed an S.B. in Electrical Engineering, an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and an S.M. and Ph.D in Media Arts and Sciences at MIT. Her work focuses on the interaction between people and the social cues they perceive in networked electronic spaces. She is particularly interested in the design/analysis of social media systems, communication dynamics, and assistive technologies for communication in non-lab environments. She received the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Faculty Early-Career Development Award from the US National Science Foundation (NSF CAREER) in the area of human-centered computing. In addition, she is five-time winner of the ACM Best Paper award for her work on social media.
Physics Colloquium, "Structure and Dynamics with Ultrafast Electron Microscopes"
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"… or how to make atomic-level movies of molecules and materials" 

Presented by: Brad Sewick, McGill University

Abstract: In this talk I will describe how combining ultrafast lasers and electron microscopes in novel ways makes it possible to directly ‘watch’ the time-evolving structure of condensed matter on the fastest timescales open to atomic motion. By combining such measurements with complementary (and more conventional) spectroscopic probes one can develop structure-property relationships for materials under even very far from equilibrium conditions.

I will give several examples of the remarkable new kinds of information that can be gleaned from such studies and describe how these opportunities emerge from the unique capabilities of the current generation of ultrafast electron microscopy instruments. For example, in diffraction mode it is possible to identify and separate lattice structural changes from valence charge density redistribution in materials on the ultrafast timescale and to identify novel photoinduced phases that have no equilibrium analogs. It is also possible to directly probe the strength of the coupling between electrons and phonons in materials across the entire Brillouin zone and to probe nonequilibrium phonon dynamics (or relaxation) in exquisite detail. In imaging mode, real space pictures of nano- to microstructural evolution in materials at unprecedented spatio-temporal resolution can be obtained.

I will assume no familiarity with ultrafast lasers or electron microscopes.


1. G. Sciani and R. J. D. Miller, Femtosecond electron diffraction: Heralding the era of atomically resolved dynamics, Rep. Prog. Phys. 71 (2011) 096101
2. R. P. Chatelain, V. Morrison, C. Godbout, and B. J. Siwick, Ultrafast electron diffraction with radio-frequency compressed electron pulses, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101 (2012) 081901.
3. V. Morrison, R. P. Chatelain, K. Tiwari, A. Hendaoui, M. Chakker and B. J. Siwick, A photoinduced metal-like phase of monoclinic vanadium dioxide revealed by ultrafast electron diffraction, Science 346 (2014) 445 – 448.
4. R. P. Chatelain, V. Morrison, Bart L. M. Klarenaar and B. J. Siwick, Coherent and incoherent electron-phonon coupling in graphite observed with radio-frequency compressed ultrafast electron diffraction, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 (2014) 235502.
5. L. Nikolova, M. Stern, T. LaGrange, B. Reed, N. Browning, G. H. Campbell, J.-C. Kieffer, F. Rosei and B. J. Siwick, Complex crystallization dynamics in amorphous germanium studied with dynamic TEM. Phys. Rev. B 87 (2013) 064105.

Coffee, tea and cookies will be available in DUAN G1B31 beginning at 3:45 p.m.
PRSSA: Making the Most of Your Internship
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for a discussion on how to get the most out of your internship, the do's and don'ts of student work life, and more! Open to all majors and students. 

Guests: Caroline Patterson and Kaitlyn Ethier from Matter Communications
ALTEC Community Courses non-credit languages
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Various language courses
ITP Seminar Series - Principles of Internet Governance
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Speaker: Patrick Ryan, Google Strategic & Operations Principle
Topic: Principles of Internet Governance
Hire the Herd Series – How to Keep the Job
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Session: How to the the Job
Wednesday, April 5
6:30-9:30 p.m.
University Memorial Center
- Room 247

Let’s talk about networking, interview skills, social media presence, and standing out in a sea of candidates (in a good way!). Mock interviews with  CU Boulder alumni will help you hone your interview skills and resume. Do you need a head shot for your LinkedIn profile? We will have a professional photographer on-site to take it for you. Business professional attire required.

Register today!

Session 2: How to keep the Job
Wednesday, April 12
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Koenig Alumni Center

You got the job! Now what?! CU Boulder’s Career Center experts will help you navigate varied workplace environments, reading office culture, communication with colleagues, your relationship with your supervisor, and other things you might not have given much thought. Unlock the secrets to being the employee you were hired to be!

Register today!

Session 3: Etiquette Dinner
Wednesday, April 19
6-9 p.m.
Boulder Marriott

Which way to do you pass the rolls? Which fork do you use for your salad? How do you eat appropriately in front of your future boss? Our expert etiquette professional, Marie Hornback, will help you navigate a formal dining setting while you dine with a successful CU Boulder alum. This is your time to ask questions about formal dining and proper technique with Marie and the best and the brightest Buffs in their fields. Formal dinner will be provided; business professional attire required.

Register today!

Event Image 8-Ball Billiards Tournament
7:00 PM

Show your skills at this week’s 8-Ball Billiards Tournament at The Connection!

Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Play begins at 7 p.m. 

$5 entry fee.

Tournaments run in either double elimination or round robin format. BCA rules apply. Prizes for top finishers.

Spring 2017 Dates
9-Ball: Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 22, Apr. 26
8-Ball: Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr. 12 

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events!
The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor

Event Image Junius Henderson: The Man and His Museum
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Mona Lambrecht, Curator of History and Collections at the CU Heritage Center, for a fascinating look at the life and many scientific contributions of Junius Henderson (1865–1937). Henderson, who followed his family to Boulder and initially worked as a lawyer and Boulder County judge, became the first curator of the University of Colorado’s natural history collection. When he retired in 1933, Henderson, who the current museum building is named after, curated the largest natural history collection in the Rocky Mountain Region (1,250,000 specimens), a distinction that the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History proudly retains today with close to 5 million specimens.
This lecture is free, open to the public and part of the Happy Birthday Henderson Building lecture series at the CU Museum of Natural History. Seating is limited.  Birthday cake will be served!

Event Image Screening and discussion of Killing Gaza with filmmaker and journalist Max Blumenthal
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Killing Gaza intimately examines Israel’s fifty-one day offensive in summer 2014 against Gaza and Hamas.  Max Blumenthal and Daniel Cohen document the immediate devastation of the assault, which killed over 2,200 Palestinians and destroyed over 100,000 homes.  With its trenchant critique of Israel and the Western governments that arm it, and its humanizing counter-narrative of dispossessed Palestinians, Killing Gaza presents a perspective on the Middle East that many in the West do not get to see.  Beyond that, the film explores Gazans’ struggles to survive and resist Israeli oppression through everyday acts, the arts (poetry, painting, dance), and education.
Director and co-producer Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author.  His articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Guardian, Al Jazeera English and many other publications.  He is the author of Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, and The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza.  His most recent documentary Je Ne Suis Charlie reveals the surge of Islamaphobia and political repression in France after the 2015 Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Free and open to the Public
Co-sponsored by the Departments of English, Ethnic Studies, Geography, and Political Science, and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Event Image Junior Student Recital: Nicolas Killeen, alto saxophone
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

PROGRAM: Sonny Rollins: "Cutie"; John Coltrane: "Syeeda's Song Flute" and "Spiritual"; Murray Grand: "Guess Who I Saw Today?"; Nicolas Killeen: "Where Do We Go From Here?"; Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II: "This Song Is You"

College of Music   Map to Venue
Event Image Pendulum New Music Ensemble
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Pendulum, now in its 15th season, presents some of CU’s best performers from all departments, premiering original music of CU composers. Every monthly concert also features a faculty or guest performance; past features include Ursula Oppens, Bang on a Can All Stars, California Ear Unit, and eighth blackbird. Monthly concerts take place on Wednesdays in Grusin Music Hall, Imig Building, CU campus in Boulder, with special events in the Atlas Blackbox Theater and other venues. Pendulum’s mission is to promote new music and to equip students with the necessary skills and resources for successful collaborations and commissions.

College of Music   Map to Venue

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Event Image Senior Student Recital: Kevin McKenzie, baritone
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This is Kevin McKenzie’s final performance as an undergraduate of the University of Colorado Boulder. He will be performing beloved pieces in five different languages: English, German, French, Italian and Aramaic. Highlights include Bach's "Mache Dich" from St. Matthew Passion, Ravel's "Kaddisch" and Rossini's infamous "Largo al factotum" from The Barber of Seville.

College of Music   Map to Venue

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