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April 20, 2017


Thursday, April 20, 2017

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.
StrengthsQuest™ for Employees
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The StrengthsQuestTM seminar provides an opportunity for CU-Boulder employees to identify their natural talents by taking the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. During this interactive workshop participants will learn to develop their talents into strengths. These strengths will allow participants to continue developing in their career and enhance working relationships.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize their top five talents and discover their meaning
  • Explain their top five talents to others
  • Identify strategies to develop talents into strengths
  • Compare ‘balconies’ & ‘basements’ associated with each strengths
  • Use four domains to strengthen working relationships

 Who Should Attend

This course is intended for individuals at all levels of the organization who would benefit from having a deeper understanding of their individual talents and continuing to develop in a way that contributes exponentially to their work and team.


Lauren Harris, Senior Training and Development Specialist, Organization and Employee Development, Department of Human Resources

Amy Moreno, Senior Training and Development Specialist, Organization and Employee Development,


All staff and faculty members on the CU Boulder Campus are allotted one free ‘code’ to take the StrengthsQuest assessment.  (Additional assessment codes cost $12).

Register Now 

Event Image Graduate Seminar: Francisco Lopez Jimenez
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Francisco Lopez Jimenez, (Host: Franck Vernerey)

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 City Year Open Office Hours
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

When: Thursday, April 20th 10am-12:30pm
​Where: KOBL S200
​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 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 - 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.

International Student Tea Talks
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join fellow international students at a series of workshops to network, share your experiences, and build practical skills.
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.

Juli Gittinger Lecture
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Juli Gittinger, Alumna of the Department of Religious Studies at CU Boulder and current lecturer at Georgia College, will be giving a lecture.  More details to follow.
Russian Grammar Bash
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Come join us for the Russian Grammar Bash!
Event Image Guest Master Class: Amir Eldan, cello
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

College of Music   Map to Venue
Stochastics Seminar - Javiera Barrera
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Javiera Barrera, School of Engineering, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile

Marshall-Olkin copula models for network reliability

We propose a methodology for calibrating a dependent failure model to compute the reliability in a telecommunication network. We use the Marshall-Olkin (MO) copula model, which captures failures that arise simultaneously in groups of links. In practice, this model is difficult to calibrate because it requires the estimation of a number of parameters that is exponential in the number of links. We formulate an optimization problem for calibrating an MO copula model to attain given marginal failure probabilities for all links and the correlations between them. Using a geographic failure model, we calibrate various MO copula models using our methodology, we simulate them, and we benchmark the reliabilities thus obtained. Our experiments show that considering the simultaneous failures of small and connected subsets of links is the key to obtaining a good approximation of reliability, confirming what is suggested by the telecommunication literature. 

This work is in collaboration with O. Matus, E. Moreno, G. Rubino.
RAM Meeting
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Topic: Research Related HR
Location: UM 247

Come learn about the latest in HR as it relates to research. This will include summer research for faculty, HR services for research faculty and any other updates the HR office has to share with us.

The Research Administrator's Meeting (RAM) is an informal grass roots group of research professionals from CU Boulder departments, institutes, OCG and Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA).
APPM Complex/Dynamical Systems Seminar - Stefano Maffei
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stefano Maffei, Department of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder

Quasi-Geostrophic Models For Fast Dynamics In The Earth’s Outer Core

The geomagnetic field is known to show oscillations and variability on a wide range of timescales. These are believed to be the observable consequence of the rich dynamics taking place in the outer core of the Earth, where fluid motions driven mainly by thermochemical convection generate and constantly modify the geomagnetic field.  On inter-annual and decadal timescales it has been demonstrated that, because of the overwhelming importance of rotation compared to other forces acting on the fluid, motions are organized in columns parallel to the rotation axis and are essentially 2-D. This approximation is called Quasi-Geostrophy (QG) and allows us to build models that strongly simplify our description of the core dynamics.

In this talk I will illustrate the basics of  QG models tailored to the study of the fast dynamics in the Earth’s outer core. These allow us to study magneto-hydrodynamic oscillations that can be triggered in the presence of a background magnetic field. Among these, of particular interest are the torsional waves, geostrophic fluctuations with timescales of 6-8 years, and the slow hydromagnetic oscillations, which can explain the decadal-to-centennial equatorial signal that is known as the Westward Drift. The detection of these waves could constrain the magnetic field intensity in the Earth’s outer core, an impossible task to achieve based solely on direct geomagnetic observations.

German Kaffeestunde (Coffee Hour)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

German conversation hour kit Kaffee und Kuchen
Swedish 1020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Swedish 1020 - Merete Leonhardt-Lupa
Event Image Tuition Classification 101: Emancipation
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Regent Administrative Center, room 1B60 (lower level)

Anyone interested in petitioning for Colorado residency may attend an on-campus Tuition Classification 101 session; attendance is required for students needing to prove emancipation.

Sessions are scheduled monthly on the second and fourth Monday and the first and third Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. (excluding holidays) during the semester. Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat by clicking the Register icon. An email with specific directions to the session will be sent out prior to the event.

Attending one of these sessions is the only way to obtain a residency petition for emancipation.
Russian Culture Week-Ukrainian egg dyeing
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ukrainian egg-dyeing workshop

CLRE 211

Ukrainian egg-dyeing workshop


Event Image Tuition Classification 501: Adult
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Regent Administrative Center, room 1B60 (lower level)

This sessions will provide information for the following qualified petitioners only:

Adult Students who are at least 23 years of age prior to the first day of classes in the semester for which they are petitioning.
Students Married for at least one year prior to the first day of classes in the semester for which they are petitioning.
Second Year Graduate students.

This session is not intended for students needing to prove Emancipation.

Sessions are scheduled monthly on the second and fourth Monday and the first and third Thursday from 3 to 3:30 p.m. during the semester. Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat by clicking the Register icon. An email with specific directions to the session will be sent out prior to the event.

Community Engagement in Challenging Times
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for the next community engagement coffee hour, which will focus on how the current political climate is impacting community engagement and provide opportunities to connect with other CU Boulder staff, faculty and students. The discussion will be facilitated by Manuela Sifuentes, CU Engage's director of community partnerships.

This is the third in an ongoing series of coffee hours for CU Boulder faculty, staff and students who are interested in community engagement. We welcome those who are new or experienced in this work. Drop in for five minutes or the whole time to connect, build community and discuss community engagement in challenging times. 
These community engagement coffee hours are held the third Thursday of the month and are co-sponsored by CU Engage and the Office for Outreach and Engagement. The conversation will continue this summer on June 15 and July 20.
CompSci Colloquium: Juliane Dannberg & Rene Gassmoeller (CSU)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Methods and Applications of the Finite-Element Software ASPECT in Geodynamics

ABSTRACT: The Earth's interior spans a range of several thousand kilometers, and it has developed for billions of years. However, many geodynamic processes occur on much shorter length and time scales. Hence, modern numerical methods are needed to successfully model these processes. Dannberg and Gassmoeller will describe the open source finite-element software ASPECT that uses methods such as adaptive mesh refinement and supports massively parallel computations and hybrid particle-mesh advection schemes. They will show its application to processes such as mantle convection and the generation and ascent of magma.

Juliane Dannberg:
2007 – 2012 Diplom (B.Sc. & M.Sc.), Geophysics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany (Grade 1.0)
2012 – 2016 Ph.D. in Geophysics, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences/University of Potsdam, Germany, on “Dynamics of mantle
plumes: Linking scales and coupling physics“ (Advisors: Stephan V. 
Sobolev and Volker John)
2015 – 2016 Research Assistant at Texas A&M University, College Station, USA
2016 – 2017 Postdoctoral Research Associate at Texas A&M University, College Station, USA since 2/2017 Postdoctoral Fellow at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA

Rene Gassmoeller:
2006 - 2007 Study of Physics at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
2007 - 2011 Study of Geophysics at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena,
Degree: Diploma in Geophysics “with distinction“, Thesis: “Stress- and strain distribution at curved subduction zones”
2011 - 2015 PhD at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section 2.5 Geodynamic Modelling, Degree: Dr.rer.nat. (Ph.D.) in Geophysics, Thesis: “The interaaction of subducted slabs and plume generation zones in geodynamic models”
2015 - 2016 Postdoctoral Research Associate at GFZ
2015 - 2017 Postdoctoral Research Associate at Texas A&M University
2017 - Postdoctoral Fellow at Colorado State University
Placement Exam Workshop
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Placement Exam Workshop with Zhiying Qian, Jin Chen, and Chun-ling Hsu
Procrastinate No More
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

*Fleming 190*  ALL CU students Welcome!

Let's talk practical ways to move you off the fence, commit to getting what you need to get done in the next few weeks.  If you find a will, there is a way!

SLA Reading Group
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

SLA Reading Group

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

Various language courses
Event Image In the Land of the Lightning People by Dr. John Stocke
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dr. John Stocke, a retired CU Boulder Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, will be joined by Australian storyteller and educator Paul Taylor to present "Aboriginal Skies" at Fiske Planetarium. Taylor and Stocke will explore the creation story and ancient rock art describing Aboriginal beliefs about the heavens. The planetarium projector will then be used to show the sky the way the Wardamans view it, based on research done with Bill Yidumduma Harney, Senior Elder of the Wardaman people of the Northern Territory in Australia.
Event Image Sexpressions
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

As a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Women’s Resource Center holds Sexpressions, a free talent showcase celebrating positive expressions of sexuality centering trans, queer and women-identified voices and bodies.

Sexpressions creates a safe, sex-positive and affirming environment. Come by for free food, games and fun, featuring cabaret by The Clocktower Clockettes from the heart of Denver.
Event Image Doctoral Student Recital: Fairy Cochran, soprano [CANCELLED]
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

College of Music   Map to Venue
Event Image Doctoral Student Recital: Jonathan Saraga, trumpet
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Jonathan Saraga, jazz trumpet, and his quartet perform selections from Miguel Zenon's 2001 release "Looking Forward" as partial fulfillment of his DMA degree. Featuring Walter Gorra, piano; Mike Facey, bass; Zack Ritchie, drums; Daryl Gott, alto saxophone; and Otto Lee, tenor saxophone.

PROGRAM: Miguel Zenón: “Looking Forward,” “Yachabel,” “El Bloque,” “JSB” (based on J.S. Bach’s Prelude in D-flat Major); Rafael Hernandez: “Campanitas de Crystal” (arr. Miguel Zenon)

Here’s a video from a few months ago of the group recording one of Jonathan’s original compositions at Mighty Fine Studios!

College of Music   Map to Venue
Event Image Peter and the Starcatcher
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

By Rick Elice
Directed by Cecilia Pang

Ever wondered what Peter Pan’s childhood was like before Wendy met him in Neverland? Rick Elice’s play, based on a best-selling 2006 novel, travels back to Peter’s early adventures in an orphanage, aboard a weather-beaten ship holding precious cargo, and on a magical remote island. “Peter and the Starcatcher” takes the theatergoers to golden grottoes, deep jungles and active volcanoes on adventures just as exciting as those in the classic story we all know and love.

Event Page   Map to Venue
Event Image Senior Student Recital: William Spengler, cello
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

College of Music   Map to Venue
Event Image Wind Symphony
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The CU Wind Symphony presents their final concert of the 2016-17 academic year. It is a concert full of collaboration that celebrates the success of our students and faculty. The concert features performances by the CU University Singers, conducted by Dr. Gregory Gentry; Erie High School CR5, conducted by Janay Bird; composition prize winner Elena Specht; guest conductor Christopher Huls; and faculty composer Carter Pann.

PROGRAM: Carter Pann: "Slalolm"; Norman Dello Joio: "To Saint Cecilia"; Elena Specht: "Embers to Ash"; Steven Bryant: "Ecstatic Waters"

Composer Biography: Composition faculty member Carter Pann, a recent finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, will join us for a performance of his piece "Slalom." The work is Carter’s musical portrayal of his experience downhill skiing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The CU University Singers and singers from Erie High School will then join us for a performance of Norman Dello Joio’s "To Saint Cecilia." Based on text by John Dryden, this cantata traces the role of music in the creation of the cosmos. Elena Specht is a current graduate composition student and winner of our annual wind band composition prize. We are pleased to present the premiere of her work "Embers to Ash." The last work on our program is Steven Bryant’s "Ecstatic Waters," a 2009 composition that effortlessly combines acoustic instruments with electronic sounds. The piece is a fascinating journey that attempts to juxtapose opposing musical and extra-musical elements. It is an exciting piece that must be experienced!

College of Music   Map to Venue

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Event Image Karaoke Night
8:00 PM

Take an energizing break from your studies. Sing along to your choice of fun tunes at Karaoke Night, Thursday nights at The Connection! Use Club 156’s awesome sound and light systems!

Starts at 8 p.m. in Club 156, first floor UMC. Food and beverages are right next door in The Connection.

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