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April 13, 2017


Thursday, April 13, 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)
All Day

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)
All Day

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.
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
Event Image Pink Life Saver Mobile Mammography
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The CU Boulder Faculty and Staff Assistance Program has teamed up with University of Colorado Hospital and Elevations Credit Union to bring the Pink Life Save to the Boulder campus. The mission of the Pink Life Saver and the University of Colorado Hospital Breast Imaging Department at the Diane O’Connor-Thompson Breast Center is to provide convenient and easy access for women to have their annual mammogram. 

 Services Include:

  • Hologic Dimensions 3-D Tomosynthesis mammography equipment- fully ACR and MQSA accredited
  • ARRT registered Mammography Technologist
  • Computer aided detection (CAD)- provides a “second look” of images

The Pink Life Saver, a mobile mammography program of University of Colorado Hospital, will be on the east campus (south of the ARCE building) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month starting June 16.

 Appointments are required - please contact 720-848-1030 to make your appointment and visit the Pink Life Saver program page at for details about cost and eligibility.  Parking for the Pink Life Saver is provided by Elevations Credit Union. 

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 - 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.

Event Image City Year Meet and Greet
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

When: Thursday, April 13th 11:30am-2:00pm
​Where: Outside Leeds Library
​Who: ​Leeds Undergraduates and Graduate Students

Meet the recruiter from City Year, learn about how you can apply your business skills in the education sector.
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.

Have it Your Way: Learning the Best Way for You!
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

*C4C: CUE Center, N320*  Open to ALL CU Students
Study tips personalized for you!  Your personal learning style will make a difference in how you enjoy, study and retain information.  Identify your academic learning style, and strategies most effective for you.
History Department Pedagogy & Practice Workshop #3 Convened by Anne E. Lester & Marcia Yonemoto
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Workshop 3: Bringing One’s “Whole Self” Into the Classroom: How, Why, When (or whether) to Use Honesty as a Teaching Strategy to Foster Inclusivity

Thursday, April 13th, 12-1pm

Old Main 1B-85

(lunch will be provided)


This workshop focuses on teaching strategies that bring a level of personal honesty into the classroom and addresses the role of authority and authenticity in that process. We will take up and discuss CU anthropologist Bianca Williams’s idea of “radical honesty” and its role in pedagogy. Some questions: How can honesty and inclusivity function as strategies for conflict management? Is “radical honesty” for everyone? What are the risks and potential benefits of putting this principle into practice?


Proposed Readings: Bianca Williams, “Radical Honesty: Truth-telling as Pedagogy for Working Through Shame in Academic Spaces,” In Race, Equity, and Higher Education: The Continued Search for Critical and Inclusive Pedagogies Around the Globe, Eds. Franklin Tuitt, Chayla Haynes, and Saran Stewart (Stylus Publishing, May 2016). (to be circulated electronically)



A Talk by Dr. Manuel Luis Espinoza: "Educational Dignity"
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

CU Boulder’s School of Education along with Ethnic Studies will be hosting a presentation by CU Denver Associate Professor Manuel Espinoza focused on "educational dignity” – the multifaceted sense of a person’s value generated via substantive educational experiences that recognize and cultivate one’s mind, humanity, and creative potential. Dr. Espinoza will discuss the efforts of his Right to Learn Undergraduate Research Collective to develop a social interactional approach to the study of dignity and the educational process. As a kind of "ambitious social science," they hope to rejuvenate the argument regarding education as a fundamental right of personhood under our Constitution. This will be a brownbag presentation, so feel free to bring your lunch.
For the Health of it: Yoga to Support Trauma Recovery
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Presented by the Women's Resource Center and Wardenburg Health Services, this two-part workshop will provide a greater understanding of neurobiology and explore the role of the body in healing, before concluding with a 45 minute yoga sequence. 

Survivors of trauma and allies are welcome to this experimental and educational event on trauma informed yoga.
APPM Complex/Dynamical Systems Seminar - Eric Thaler
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Eric Thaler, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder

Understanding Synoptic-Scale Atmospheric Dynamics through Quasigeostrophic Theory

The primitive equations used in meteorology are a set of mathematical laws describing conservation of momentum, mass and thermodynamic energy on the rotating earth.  They are a formidable system of nonlinear partial differential equations and it is difficult to obtain even qualitative information about their solutions without actually solving them, which must be done numerically. They describe many scales of motion, ranging from relatively unimportant small-scale gravity waves up to planetary scale Rossby waves.  In order to gain a better understanding of atmospheric motions somewhere in the middle of this range, known in meteorology as the synoptic scale, quasigeostrophic theory has been the method of choice.  Developed during the 1940s and 1950s, it has served, and continues to serve, both operational and research meteorology quite well.  Many applications of the theory revolve around the use of two fundamental equations, one describing pressure changes and the other vertical motions, arguably two of the most important parameters in operational weather forecasting.  Until rather recently, application of these equations in real-time weather forecasting has been somewhat qualitative.  This talk will discuss how more quantitative applications of the theory are now possible through the use of numerical solutions to the pressure change and vertical motion equations.  These solutions have helped meteorologists better understand synoptic scale weather systems, leading to improved forecasts of day-to-day weather.
German Kaffeestunde (Coffee Hour)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

German conversation hour kit Kaffee und Kuchen
Event Image Open Studios & King Exhibition Reception
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join the Department of Art & Art History for the opening of the King Exhibition, our fourth annual scholarship exhibition competition, followed by Open Studios, which will feature our MFA and BFA students as they open their studios to the public. The entire Visual Arts Complex will be utilized to show off the best of our student work. We will also have classrooms and labs open, such as our wood shop, metal shop and print lab. Please come by and see what our students have been up to! Refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit the event page.

Swedish 1020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Swedish 1020 - Merete Leonhardt-Lupa
CompSci Colloquium: Rebecca Morrison (MIT)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Towards Reliable Predictions: Bridging the Gap Between Physics-Based and Data-Driven Models

ABSTRACT: A major goal of computational science and engineering is to make predictions of quantities that cannot be observed. Historically, two major types of computational models have been used: physics-based and data-driven models. Physics-based models are critical to making extrapolative predictions because they are not restricted to the domain of calibration; that is, we trust the physics to hold in all scenarios of interest. However, the discovery and development of physics models is a slow process. Also, it is often the case these models are too computationally expensive to run repeatedly; thus reduced models are used, introducing error. On the other hand, data-driven models can be computed and calibrated relatively quickly, provide immense flexibility and the ability to leverage most or all the information content of the data. But there is no reason to believe that these models are reliable when making a prediction. Also, the data at hand may not in fact conform to common assumptions, such as normality.

In this talk, Morrison presents recent work that aims to bridge the gap between physics-based and data-driven models through two different examples. The first example augments a physics-based model with a stochastic data-driven component. In particular, a stochastic operator accounts for model error in a reduced combustion kinetics model. The operator is embedded within the differential equations of the combustion model, and is the most general (in some sense) formulation that still respects physical conservation laws. The second example illustrates how to identify sparse dependence structure in continuous and non-Gaussian high-dimensional distributions, given a corresponding set of data. The conditional independence structure of an arbitrary distribution can be represented as an undirected graph, but most algorithms for learning this structure are restricted to the discrete or Gaussian cases. Morrison's new approach allows for more realistic and accurate descriptions of the distribution in question, and in turn better estimates of its sparse structure. Moreover, finding such sparse structure is motivated by the need to build more efficient, coupled, multi-physics models.

BIO: Rebecca Morrison is a postdoc in the AeroAstro Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she works in the group for uncertainty quantification. Her research focus is on sparse graph learning in high-dimensional, non-Gaussian settings, and also the problem of model inadequacy of reduced or uncertain models. These topics are motivated by the goal to make reliable predictions of physical systems using computational, physics-based and data-driven models. Last year, Morrison received her PhD from the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, and before that, her BA from Scripps College in Claremont, Calif. She enjoys hiking, drawing and playing tennis. 
Event Image Martial Citizenship in China - Dr. Neil Diamant
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Martial Citizenship in China: A Conversation with Neil Diamant 2017.04.13

CAS Speaker Series
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
1424 Broadway
CAS Conference Room, CU Boulder

Neil J. Diamant's research focuses on law and society in Asia (with particular reference to China, Japan and India), civil–military relations in China, patriotism in comparative perspective, and the history of Chinese constitutionalism. Professor of law and Asian society at Dickinson College, Diamant also teaches courses on Israeli politics and Zionism. Diamant is the author of two books, Embattled Glory: Veterans, Military Families and the Politics of Patriotism in China, 1949–2007 (2009) and Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949–1968 (2000). He also co- edited Engaging the Law in China: State, Society and Possibilities for Justice (2005). This is an opportunity to converse with Dr. Diamant about his work, research, and current issues involving China. Coffee and sweets to be served.

Event Image Deloitte Consulting Information Session - Business & Technology
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

When: Thursday, April 13th 5:00-7pm
​Where: KOBL 4th Floor Terrace & S233
​Who: ​Leeds First year, Sophomores, & Juniors

Come to learn more about being a woman in the business and technology fields. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get answers from successful, professional women! The event will begin with a chance to mingle and enjoy some good on the 4th floor terrace, followed by a PowerPoint in Room S233. RSVP HERE!
Event Image International Employment and Global Career Paths - Employer Panel
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

When: Thursday, April 13th 5:00-7:00pm
​Where: C4C, Abrams Lounge
​Who: ​International Students

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

Various language courses
Apocalypse: How the Book of Revelation Haunts Contemporary Politics
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The Conference on World Affairs and  the Department of Religious Studies are pleased to invite you to a day with MacArthur Genius Award Winner

Dr. Elaine Pagels
of Princeton University

Apocalypse: How the Book of Revelation Haunts Contemporary Politics

5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Event Image CWA Lecture: “Apocalypse: How the Book of Revelation Haunts Contemporary Politics” - Elaine Pagels
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The Conference on World Affairs and the Department of Religious Studies are pleased to invite you to an evening with MacArthur Genius Award Winner…

 DR. ELAINE PAGELS - Princeton University

 “Apocalypse: How the Book of Revelation Haunts Contemporary Politics”


5:30 – 6:30 PM



Latinos of Boulder County Colorado - 1900-1980
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Please join us for a presentation by Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom (retired schoolteacher and Boulder native) and Marjorie K. McIntosh (retired Distinguished Professor at CU) on the Boulder County Latino History Project and what has been learned from their research.

April 13, 2017
5:30 pm Reception, 5:45 Presentation
Canyon Theater in the Boulder Public Library
9th and Canyon Boulevard, Boulder
This event and parking are free and open to the public.

Please contact Lisa Kippur at for more information.  To RSVP please contact:

This event is being sponsored by the Conference on World Affairs, the Boulder County Latino History Project, the Boulder Public Library, the Boulder Library Foundation, the Friends of the CU Libraries, and the CU Boulder Libraries.
Evening MBA Information Session
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

When: Thursday, April 13th 6:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Liniger Building - CU South Denver
Who: Prospective Evening MBA Students
Franktown Cave, CO (5DA2 72): New Analysis of Data and Its Relation to Apachean Migration
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Kevin Gilmore - Archeology Program Manager in HDR's Englewood Office. 
Event Image Our Era of Cosmic Discovery with Dr. John Bally
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We are the first generation in the history of humankind to see the Universe in all wavelengths of the spectrum. In the last two decades we found over 3,000 planets orbiting other stars and we are now charting the structure and evolution of the cosmos from its emergence ~13.7 billion years ago to the present.  Come learn how the revolution in electronics combined with access to space is changing our cosmic perspective.
Event Image Chamber Music Showcase
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

College of Music   Map to Venue

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