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August 20, 2014 - October 18, 2014

  

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Fall 2014 Deadline to Sign Up for Direct Deposit


Deadline to sign up for mandatory direct deposit in order to receive your financial aid
refund on or around August 20. Check with your bank for availability of funds. How to Set  
up Direct Deposit.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Welcome
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome & Introduction to Graduate School
John Stevenson, Dean, Graduate School Laura Border, Director, Graduate Teacher Program Annie Piatt, Career Counselor, Career Services John Lurquin, President, UGGS

Welcome to the Fall Intensive! The Graduate Teacher Program supports the development of graduate students as teaching scholars. TAs, GPTIs, RAs, graduate students on fellowships, and other graduate students are invited to participate and meet peers, professors, and staff from across campus. The workshops are designed to help you teach at CU-Boulder, to begin your professional development as a professor in postsecondary education, and to explore nonacademic job opportunities. Visit us in 201 ATLAS or call (303) 492-4902. Also, join us for workshops through the year. The workshop schedule is available online at www.colorado.edu/gtp
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - A Lecture on Lectures
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

A Lecture on Lectures
William Kuskin, Professor, English

 William Kuskin will discuss basic lecturing techniques for in-class and online delivery, including prep, student involvement, TA roles, and Graduate Student time management. 
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Career Planning & Résumé Writing for Non Academic Jobs
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Career Planning & Résumé Writing for Non Academic Jobs
Annie Piatt, Career Counselor & Outreach Specialist, Career Services

Some masters and doctoral students consider if they could transition to a non-academic job. Annie Piatt provides guidance. 
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Creating a 50-Minute Lesson Plan for TA and Student Success
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Creating a 50-Minute Lesson Plan for TA and Student Success in Recitation Sections
Micah Battson, Lead, IPHY 2013-14

Fifty minutes with 20-500 students takes careful planning. Micah Battson provides a useful approach to time and content.

Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - How to Hold Effective Office Hours
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

How to Hold Effective Office Hours
Joel Correia, Lead 2014-15, Geography 

 Teachers at CU Boulder are usually required to hold office hours. Joel Correia explains how to make use of this time.
Event Image Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Heritage Center has teamed up with CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections and Colorado Shakespeare Festival for a special exhibition of Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore.

While conducting research for the production of I Hate Hamlet at the CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections, an extensive personal collection of John Barrymore’s primary source materials was found in the collection of renowned dramatist and author, Gene Fowler (A&S ex’14, HonMLet’47).

Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s comical production of I Hate Hamlet features the ghost of the quintessential Hamlet of the 20th Century, John Barrymore, so imagine our surprise and delight to learn that the metaphorical ghost of Barrymore is right here in Boulder, “haunting” CU’s Norlin Library.
Academic Advising Center
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Academic Advising Center
Laura
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Action! Improv Skills to Enhance Teaching & Learning
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Action! Improv Skills to Enhance Teaching & Learning
Jim Walker, Instructor, Program for Writing & Rhetoric 

This interactive workshop allows new and experienced teachers to practice skills like spontaneity, "play", trust-building, creativity and collaborative problem-solving. Together we will explore how teaching with these skills can help reach multiple learning-styles, empower students, promote creative responses, energize students (and teacher), and enhance learning.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Getting Students to Go Beyond Google
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Getting Students to Go Beyond Google: Collaborating with Librarians to Teach Information Literacy
Kimberley Smith and Ruth Opara, Provost's Fellows for the University Libraries, 2013-14
Alexander Watkins, Faculty, University Libraries 

It is a major challenge to get students to do good research. Many students lack these skills, they have difficulty finding sources, evaluating them, and then citing correctly. The library offers advice and research sessions led by librarians that can be tailored to the needs of your students. This class will go over the higher level learning outcomes of information literacy and how best to collaborate with librarians to teach these vital skills.

 


Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Integrating Field Work into Your Course
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Integrating Field Work into Your Course
Meredith Banasiak, Senior Instructor, Environmental Design

Expanding the classroom to include community-based learning opportunities offers students a depth and breadth to understanding complementary formal instruction and texts. Fieldwork provides multicultural immersion, contextual critical thinking, and the potential to impact social change. In this workshop, we will explore strategies, challenges and outcomes associated with field work to prepare participants to design an experiential engagement activity for their courses.    

Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - International TAs: Teaching Styles in the US
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

International TAs: Teaching Styles in the US
Laura Border, Director, Graduate Teacher Program

Teaching in the US is focused on student learning. Participants will learn techniques for interaction.


Group Meeting - Katie/Steven
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Event Image Dome Demo
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Start the semester the right way! Head over to Fiske to see a little of what we are offering all year long. Enjoy a full dome demonstration at one of the highest resolution theaters in the world! Enjoy samples of full dome video clips as well as laser shows.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Classroom Assessment Techniques to Improve Teacher and Student Communication
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Classroom Assessment Techniques to Improve Teacher and Student Communication 
Jennifer L. Cullison, Lead 2013-14, History

 Attend this workshop to discuss and practice effective strategies for communicating with your students about course design and delivery. Specifically, from this workshop, you will take home 1) new techniques to get to know what your students want, need and expect in the beginning of the course and 2) various methods to allow students, throughout the class and well before they fill out their FCQs, the opportunity to assess you as a teacher and your choice of teaching methods.  With these efforts to elicit concerns and feedback frequently, quickly, and effectively, you will be better able to teach responsively and thus better ensure student satisfaction in your class.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Grading Problems in STEM Disciplines
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Grading Problems in STEM Disciplines
Trevor DiMartino, Lead 2013-14, Engineering, TIGER Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program

An overview and discussion of effective grading techniques to keep grades consistent, make the Instructor happy, and save you as much time as possible.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Including the 10% of GLBTQ Students in Your Classrooms
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Including the 10% of GLBTQ Students in Your Classrooms
Scarlet Bowen, Director, GLBTQ Resource Center

Scarlet Bowen, Ph.D., and Morgan Seamont, M.A., will address campus climate issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer students, and review university and state-wide policies pertaining to the LGBTQ community, including protections for gender identity and gender expression. We will share and invite strategies for making the classroom more LGBTQ-inclusive, from attendance-taking to designing assignments and handling class discussions that productively address bias and stereotyping. We will also address strategies for being “out” as an LGBTQ-identified instructor.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Web Grading, D2L, and FERPA
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Web Grading, D2L, and FERPA
Susan Dorsey, Assistant Registrar for Enrollment Services, Office of Registrar
Rebecca Kallemeyn, Graduate Assistant, OIT

Don’t wait until the end of the semester to figure out how to grade in D2L. Susan Dorsey will get you prepared and confident.
Event Image Money Matters
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Designed for new students and parents, this information session will cover our top tips on tuition, fees, billing, financial aid, and payments at CU-Boulder, including:
  • -Where IS the bill?  (Hint:  It's never in the mail!)
  • -Steps students must take so parents can view the student account and pay online
  • -How to make sure your financial aid is complete and that it pays your entire bill
  • -How to get your refund
  • -How your health insurance selection impacts your student account
  • -How to stay on top of borrowing student loans and ensure financial success down the road
If you're a new student or parent, come to this session and learn about the billing and payment process to ensure a smooth beginning to the semester.

Location:  UMC Room 247 - Campus Map

Bursar's Office:  http://bursar.colorado.edu/; bursar@colorado.edu
Office of Financial Aid:   http://www.colorado.edu/finaid/; finaid@colorado.edu
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Designing and Evaluating Effective Writing Assignments
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Designing and Evaluating Effective Writing Assignments
Tracy Ferrell, Senior Instructor, Program for Writing Rhetoric 

Designing and Evaluating Effective Writing Assignments" is for instructors in any discipline who need to incorporate writing assignments into their courses. This workshop will cover planning written assignments, preparing students to produce good quality writing, and effectively evaluating the finished product.

Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Teaching is Really Scary!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teaching is Really Scary!
Jamie Skerski, Senior Instructor, Communication
This workshop will confront the fears many first-time teachers experience in the classroom. Strategies for overcoming the “imposter” syndrome and harnessing public speaking nerves will be highlighted. Be prepared to share some of your own fears and anxieties about teaching.

Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Using Bloom's Taxonomy to Improve Discussion & Test Writing
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Using Bloom's Taxonomy to Improve Discussion & Test Writing
Lorine Giangola, Lead Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program
This session introduces Bloom’s Taxonomy as a framework for writing test questions, guiding discussions, and designing content over the course of the semester. Participants will practice writing effective questions.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Fall 2014 Registration for Incoming Freshman Students Attending Final Orientation


Students in Arts and Sciences, Journalism, Leeds School of Business, and Engineering who are attending the final freshman orientation on August 19–21 can register, as well as all other eligible incoming freshmen and transfers who have not yet registered. Registration available until 6:00 p.m.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Bursar, Registrar & Financial Aid Extended Office Hours
All Day

The Bursar, Registrar and Financial Aid offices will have extended office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, August 21 through Wednesday, September 3, to accommodate students seeking assistance outside of normal business hours. Staff will be available via phone and walk-in appointments.

Our offices are located on the first floor of the Regent Administrative Center:

Bursar’s Office
Regent 150
303-492-5381

Office of the Registrar
Regent 101
303-492-6970

Office of Financial Aid
Regent 175
303-492-5091
Event Image Laser Show: Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Experience Pink Floyd's epic album with stunning laser visuals, staggering multimedia and intense sound at Fiske Planetarium.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Conflict Management in the Classroom
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Conflict Management in the Classroom
Tom Sebok, Ombuds Office
Jessica Kutcha-Miller, Ombuds Office
This interactive workshop will explore conflict in the college classroom.  Topics include recognizing different kinds of classroom conflict, and identifying possible options, skills, and resources for managing each kind.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - International TA Training: How to Bring Your Culture to American Students
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

International TA Training: How to Bring Your Culture to American Students
Karen Crouch, Office of International Education
This presentation will highlight main objectives in International Education and the role International teaching assistants in the U.S. We will look at characteristics of U.S. classrooms and some of the problems ITA’s experience. Finally, we will go over some tips on how to maintain your international identity and bring culture into the classroom.



Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Running Recitations & Labs
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Running Recitations & Labs
Andrew Pleszkun, Associate Professor, Electrical, Computer, & Energy Engineering
STEM TAs are responsible for understanding lab exercise, equipment, timing and students’ ability to complete lab assignments successfully. Dr. Pleszkun shares his approach to successful labs.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Vets in the College Classroom
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Vets in the College Classroom
Mike Burtis, Doctoral Student, Sociology 
Because of the GI Bill, many veterans are returning to college or beginning as freshmen. Mr. Burtis discusses the benefits that veterans bring to a class as well as some of the personal issues faced by veterans returning to civilian campuses.
Academic Advising Center
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Academic Advising Center
Laura
Event Image Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Heritage Center has teamed up with CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections and Colorado Shakespeare Festival for a special exhibition of Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore.

While conducting research for the production of I Hate Hamlet at the CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections, an extensive personal collection of John Barrymore’s primary source materials was found in the collection of renowned dramatist and author, Gene Fowler (A&S ex’14, HonMLet’47).

Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s comical production of I Hate Hamlet features the ghost of the quintessential Hamlet of the 20th Century, John Barrymore, so imagine our surprise and delight to learn that the metaphorical ghost of Barrymore is right here in Boulder, “haunting” CU’s Norlin Library.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - How to Teach Everyone: The Kolb LSI
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

How to Teach Everyone: The Kolb LSI
(Repeats on Friday, 10:30 AM)
Laura Border, Director, Graduate Teacher Program 
If you teach to your own learning style, you will fail 75% of your students. Learn how to pass 100%!
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Stay on Target! si, oui, ja, da!
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Stay on Target! si, oui, ja, da!
Anne Becher, Senior Instructor, Spanish & Portuguese
Carmen Grace, Senior Instructor, French & Italian

This session is specifically designed for TAs and GPTIs who will be teaching a beginning-level foreign language class during the fall.  The presenters will discuss and model how to stay in the target language even with novice-level learners, how to give clear instructions and how to develop relationships with students to foster an optimal learning environment.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Teaching for Inclusive Excellence
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Teaching for Inclusive Excellence
Alphonse Keasley, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement 
Dr. Keasley is an experienced CU Boulder faculty member who knows well the theory and practice of inclusive excellence and encourages teachers to expand their own repertories.
ENGINEERING DAY - AUGUST 21
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Required for all new first-year College of Engineering freshmen for Fall 2014. This day is dedicated to departmental and college programming for all incoming first-year Engineering students, regardless of when they attended new student orientation. You'll meet your major department, attend special interest sessions, hear from fellow engineering students, and learn about opportunities to get involved in student organizations and societies. The day concludes with an Ice Cream Social sponsored by the University of Colorado Engineering Council
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - How Is My Subject Relevant to Non-Majors
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

How Is My Subject Relevant to Non-Majors
Ciara Glasheen, Lead 2013-15, Music
It is often challenging to emphasize the relevance of our subject to non-majors. In this workshop we will discuss ways to grab our students' attention and encourage them to develop a keen interest in their non-major subject. Our goal is to generate helpful ideas for graduate teachers from all subject areas.

Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - International TA Training: Understanding Americans' Nonverbal Behaviors
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

International TA Training: Understanding Americans' Nonverbal Behaviors
Patricia Juza, Director, International English Center
How can ITA’s tell if their first year students are confused, bored, or upset by something in class or during office hours? In this session, ITA’s learn strategies for understanding US students’ nonverbal behaviors. They also learn techniques for keeping students motivated in class.    
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Seven Principles of Good Practice
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Seven Principles of Good Practice: Establishing Rapport with Students
Valentina Iturbe-LaGrave, Lead 2008-09 Spanish & Portuguese, RA, Graduate Teacher Program
This workshop addresses the “Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education” that were first introduced by Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson in 1987, and explores novel ways to implement and assess these founding principles in the classroom. You will learn techniques to encourage contact and reciprocity among students, foster active learning and give prompt feedback.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - The CU Honor Code and Ethics in Teaching
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

The CU Honor Code and Ethics in Teaching
(Same as the Friday, 10:30 AM session, attend only one.)
Caty Wilcox, Director of Faculty Relations, CU Boulder Honor Code Office
The Honor Code Office is the entity at CU that deals with any cases of academic misconduct. Graduate teachers are unique in that they are able to submit students in their classes to the Honor Code, but are also subject to accusations of Honor Code violations in their own graduate level classes. That's why we at the Honor Code feel it is especially important for this group of individuals to feel as though they have a firm grasp on what the Honor Code does, and how our office can serve as a resource to them as both a student and an instructor. Our presentation will go over our procedures, tactics for preventing plagiarism and cheating, and answer any questions relating to the Honor Code. We may even have some fun along the way!
Spanish Connect Training
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Spanish Connect Training
Anne Becher
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Applying Technologies to the Kolb LSI
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Applying Technologies to the Kolb LSI
Mark Werner, Associate Director, OIT
Dr. Werner will present on a framework for understanding one reason some technologies can facilitate learning while others act as barriers to learning. He will explore the Kolb Learning Styles inventory and demonstrate how it can be used to form instructional modules when teaching with technologies.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - International TA Training: Understanding American Students-Teaching in the US
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

International TA Training:
Understanding American Students & How to Teach as an International TA in the US

Susanne Stadlbauer, Lead Coordiator,
Ramesh Muralimanohar, Lead 2013-15, SLHS
This workshop is for first-time TAs and involves a discussion of experienced international TA’s from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. We will be using classroom scenarios to address aspects of the American Classroom that might sometimes surprise TAs coming from other countries/cultures. The panelists will use their experience in educational and cultural systems in India, and Germany, as well as their experience on the CU Boulder campus, to help you teach in the American classroom. Will be participative and discussion-based.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Teaching Difficult Social Concepts
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Teaching Difficult Social Concepts
Anne Sugar, PhD Candidate, Media Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication 
How do you get your students to grasp issues and theories that are beyond their personal experience? This interactive workshop introduces methods that use empathy and practical application to help students understand and even invest in challenging concepts like cultural theory, social justice, historiography, and global perspectives.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Understanding Classroom Interactions through Interactive Theatre
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Understanding Classroom Interactions through Interactive Theatre 
The Interactive Theatre Project Staff, Division of Student Affairs

Is it possible to do something when bias happens around you? CU’s Interactive Theatre Project invites you to share in a unique experience in the theatre where the audience decides what is going to happen. This session will  give participants an opportunity to explore and rehearse skills for responding to acts of bias and creating a more inclusive environment for all students.

CS Colloquium: Fraser Cameron (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Cyber Physical System: Automating the Control of Blood Glucose Levels in People with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

In this talk, Cameron will focus on the algorithms that calculate how much insulin to inject via an insulin pump in response to the signal(s) from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). Three things complicate AP algorithm design: the relative severity of low vs. high glucose levels, the relative slowness of insulin vs. meal and exercise disturbances, and the weak capacity for raising the glucose levels by suspending insulin delivery.

As a CPS, the AP needs to be robust to adverse events and configuration changes. It needs to guard against device failure and removal, and the variety of people and their lives. Accelerometers, for instance, can measure activity and torso orientation, which can help improve exercise response, meal detection, and removal of orientation-dependent sensor anomalies. Likewise, analytic and hardware redundancy can help adapt models and detect poor calibration and pump failures early. Cameron will illustrate the key aspects of the AP problem, and present clinical and simulation results for various personal and published AP implementations. Lastly, he will discuss safety algorithms and the future of the AP project.

About Fraser Cameron: In 2006, while working at NASA AMES, Fraser Cameron sat down for lunch with a friend who had type 1 diabetes and funding for a grad student. Under the tutelage of Günter Niemeyer in Mechanical Engineering, Fraser received his PhD in 2010 from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University with the thesis title "Explicitly Minimizing Clinical Risk through Closed-loop Control of Blood Glucose in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus". Since graduation, Fraser's postdoc has continued his collaboration with Wayne Bequette (Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), the medical doctors at CU Denver and Stanford, and others. His research focuses on the artificial pancreas project, seeking to reduce the burden of glucose regulation for people with type 1 diabetes. This has included the core control algorithm and the safety features to make it robust.
Event Image Dome Demo
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come check out a full dome demonstration at one of the highest resolution theaters in the world! Enjoy samples of full dome video clips as well as laser shows.
Event Image GTP - Best Should Teach Reception & Awards
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

MARK Your Calendar for 2014 Best Should Teach!

Each year at the Best Should Teach event, faculty from the Boulder campus who exemplify exceptional teaching, educational leadership, and service receive the Best Should Teach Gold Award.  Additionally, graduate students who demonstrate outstanding teaching, educational leadership, and service receive the Best Should Teach Silver Award. The School of Education also awards gold Best Should Teach pins to several teachers from the local public schools.
The Best Should Teach Committee (made up of current organizers and/or former award winners) selects up to four candidates each year. Awardees receive a certificate signed by the Dean of the Graduate School, the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Dean of the School of Education. 

For more details click here.

Event Image The Best Should Teach Lecture and Awards Ceremony
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

2014 Best Should Teach Lecture and Awards Ceremony

Featuring Keynote Speaker Steven Pollock
Professor of Physics, CU Boulder

Thursday, August 21, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 pm, Old Main Chapel

Dessert Reception immediately following:
CU Heritage Center (3rd floor Old Main)

Event Image Secrets from an Ancient Sea: Underwater Archaeology in the Mediterranean
6:30 PM

As the world’s major trading route, the Mediterranean holds a vast record of history within its depths. Join Bob Hohlfelder, professor emeritus of history, for a fascinating discussion about underwater archaeology. With over 50 underwater archeological expeditions throughout 13 Mediterranean countries, Hohlfelder is an expert specializing in Roman harbors and shipwrecks. Ocean First Divers, 3015 Bluff St., in partnership with the CU-Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement, will present Secrets from an Ancient Sea. Free and open to the public.
Event Image Colorado Skies
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our "Colorado Skies" lecture series takes you on a journey through our night sky here in Colorado. This one hour program is broken down into two parts. First is the star talk about the night sky. We explore the stars, constellations and the overall mechanics of how the sky and objects within it move. This is a great chance for members of our audience to ask questions about their favorite constellation or what the sky looks like at the Equator or any other place on earth. The second half of the show is based on a selected topic, from Mars to Black Holes to the nature of science. Colorado Skies is a different show each week. As the sky changes and so do the hot topics of Astronomy, "Colorado Skies" will be your gateway to knowing the cosmos.

This week's topic: The Sun
Tonight's Colorado Skies will discuss our closest star. 
Connect @ the Rec
9:00 PM - Midnight

First year students will come join RHA and CU’s Rec Center and see all that the space has to offer, including Ice Skating, rock climbing, a DJ by the Buff pool, live music by Trace Bundy, free food provided by Hungry Buffs, indoor laser tag, informational tabling about club sports and student organizations and more!
Event Image Liquid Sky Music Visualization Show
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Experience the full dome display of stunning MilkDrop visualization technology coupled with a variety of exciting multi-genre music. Liquid Sky is a vibrant and exciting music show that will likely leave a incredible lasting impression.
Event Image Laser Show: Lady Gaga
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Listen to the music of Lady Gaga accompanied by choreographed laser light and special effects under the planetarium dome.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Fall 2014 Drop/Add Enrollment Appointments Begin For All Incoming Freshman & Transfer Students


Freshmen and transfer students should check MyCUInfo to determine their Drop/Add Enrollment Appointment.

See Drop/Add.

ACCESS registration begins. See more information ACCESS.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Bursar, Registrar & Financial Aid Extended Office Hours
All Day

The Bursar, Registrar and Financial Aid offices will have extended office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, August 21 through Wednesday, September 3, to accommodate students seeking assistance outside of normal business hours. Staff will be available via phone and walk-in appointments.

Our offices are located on the first floor of the Regent Administrative Center:

Bursar’s Office
Regent 150
303-492-5381

Office of the Registrar
Regent 101
303-492-6970

Office of Financial Aid
Regent 175
303-492-5091
Event Image Laser Show: Dark Side of the Moon
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Listen to the music of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon accompanied by choreographed laser light and special effects under the planetarium dome.

Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Discrimination & Harassment Policy Training for New TAs & GPTIs
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Discrimination & Harassment Policy Training for New Teaching Assistants & GPTIs
(Same as the 2:30 PM session, attend only one.)
Llen Pomeroy, Manager, ODH
Megan Clark, Investigator and Training Coordinator, ODH
At the University of Colorado Boulder, we are committed to providing an atmosphere free of discrimination and harassment based upon race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, and political philosophy. In an effort to educate ourselves and create such an environment, CU-Boulder requires all faculty, staff, and student employees to complete discrimination and harassment training. By attending this session, you will learn more about your rights and responsibilities at CU-Boulder, learn how to create a respectful climate for our campus community, and fulfill your mandatory training requirement.    
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Do You Have The Personality for Teaching?
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Do You Have The Personality for Teaching?
James Foster, Lead 2014-15, Psychology
Lindsay Weitkamp, Lead 2014-15, Theatre & Dance
Instructors may encounter situations in which communication is difficult. The presenters offer a model to guide instructors in the moment.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Helping Domestic and International Undergraduates Succeed in Your Course
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Helping Domestic and International Undergraduates Succeed in Your Course
Tamara Milbourn, Lead 2014-15, Education
Helping Domestic and International Undergraduates Succeed in Your Course This workshop will introduce ways to support your domestic and international students from Day 1 of your course through to Finals. We will discuss, contextualize and even problematize tacit American academic norms that undergraduates often struggle with and even push against. We will consider issues in today’s undergraduate classrooms that are relevant to your TAing situation and then develop individualized plans to address them. Online and on-campus resources you can access as well as share with your students will also be highlighted.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - How to Hold Effective Office Hours
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

How to Hold Effective Office Hours
Eric Siercks, Lead 2013-14, Asian Languages and Civilizations
This workshop will introduce ways to increase attendance at office hours and cover the strategies needed to make the most of the limited time you have with students outside of class. Go beyond a schedule on your syllabus and consider why office hours matter, how they can be run effectively, and what problems exist that you may have never previously considered.    
Event Image Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Heritage Center has teamed up with CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections and Colorado Shakespeare Festival for a special exhibition of Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore.

While conducting research for the production of I Hate Hamlet at the CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections, an extensive personal collection of John Barrymore’s primary source materials was found in the collection of renowned dramatist and author, Gene Fowler (A&S ex’14, HonMLet’47).

Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s comical production of I Hate Hamlet features the ghost of the quintessential Hamlet of the 20th Century, John Barrymore, so imagine our surprise and delight to learn that the metaphorical ghost of Barrymore is right here in Boulder, “haunting” CU’s Norlin Library.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Evaluating Creative Work
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Evaluating Creative Work
Alia Pialtos, Lead Art Studio, 2013-14
Lindsay Weitkamp, Lead 2014-15, Theatre & Dance
Bird Marathe, Lead 2014-15 Creative Writing
Katie Kisiel, Lead 2014-15, Art History
Melanie Shaffer, Lead 2013-15, Music
The arts present special challenges when it comes to the evaluation of students. Representatives from Studio Art, Creative Writing, Theatre, Art History and Music will discuss grading and other methods of assessing creative work in a fair and productive way.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - How to Teach Everyone: The Kolb LSI
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

How to Teach Everyone: The Kolb LSI
(Repeat from Thursday, 10:30 AM)
Laura Border, Director, Graduate Teacher Program
If you teach to your own learning style, you will fail 75% of your students. Learn how to pass 100%!
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Teaching Contentious Topics
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Teaching Contentious Topics
Anthony Kelley, Doctoral Candidate, Philosophy
Contentious topics are those that are likely to cause conflict or otherwise create an unhealthy and unproductive learning environment. This workshop will train educators to better anticipate and to better respond to the challenges faced when teaching such topics. Most importantly, attendees will brainstorm strategies to employ in the classroom that will help create a more viable and sustainable community of learners.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - The CU Honor Code and Ethics in Teaching
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The CU Honor Code and Ethics in Teaching
(Same as the Thursday, 1:00 PM session, attend only one.)
Caty Wilcox, Director of Faculty Relations, CU Boulder Honor Code Office
The Honor Code Office is the entity at CU that deals with any cases of academic misconduct. Graduate teachers are unique in that they are able to submit students in their classes to the Honor Code,but are also subject to accusations of Honor Code violations in their own graduate level classes. That's why we at the Honor Code feel it is especially important for this group of individuals to feel as though they have a firm grasp on what the Honor Code does, and how our office can serve as a resource to them as both a student and an instructor. Our presentation will go over our procedures, tactics for preventing plagiarism and cheating, and answer any questions relating to the Honor Code. We may even have some fun along the way!
Event Image Chancellor's Convocation
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Convocation marks the formal recognition of the beginning of a new academic year. The official gathering welcomes students to the university, and conveys the meaning and responsibilities of their entry into the broader academic community.

Sponsored by the Provost & Academic Affairs
Event Image Dome Demo
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come check out a full dome demonstration at one of the highest resolution theaters in the world! Enjoy samples of full dome video clips as well as laser shows.
Event Image Global Jam
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Immediately following Convocation, students will walk over to Farrand Field to attend this international food festival highlighting cultures from around the world. This is a great opportunity to kickoff the school year by meeting new people and enjoying amazing food! This event is free for all new students with their Buff OneCard. Other members of the CU-Boulder community can purchase wristbands on site for $6.50.

Sponsored by Housing & Dining Services
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Flipping the Classroom: Create an Active Learning Environment
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Flipping the Classroom: Create an Active Learning Environment
Nichole Barger, Associate Professor, EBIO

The ‘flipped’ classroom, an instructional format in which students explore content such as online lectures or other media outside of class and work interactively in class with other students, is becoming a popular teaching approach in the higher education classroom. In this session we will discuss why and how to flip a class and the potential benefits and pitfalls.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Reducing Your Own & Your Students' Stress
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Reducing Your Own & Your Students' Stress
Matt Tomatz, Counselor, CAPS
Let’s face it, school can be difficult.  In the position of graduate teacher, it is important to know how to work with the stress of your students while managing your own state of mind. This workshop will teach you skills to do this very thing, including an overview of values clarification while learning to use of mindfulness skills and other well-researched stress busters.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Rights, Responsibilities, & Accommodations
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Rights, Responsibilities, & Accommodations
John S. Meister, Director, Disability Services
Did you know that the CU-Boulder community includes 1500 students with documented disabilities? At the post-secondary level, creating equal access and an accessible learning environment is a shared responsibility between instructors, students and the Disability Services Office. In this session, you will be provided with information about different types of disabilities and the impact students may experience. We will also cover legal obligations of the university, the accommodations process, and the services offered to students and instructors on campus.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Writing Your Dissertation
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Writing Your Dissertation
Lorine Giangola, Lead Coordinator, Graduate Teacher Program
Every grad student’s “dissertating” experience is different, and every student will discover which strategies are most (and least) effective for getting all the way from intro to conclusion. We’ll discuss some best practices, and consider some guiding questions that grad students and their faculty advisors should address at the beginning of the dissertation process. 
Event Image Liquid Sky Music Show
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Experience the full dome display of stunning MilkDrop visualization technology coupled with a variety of exciting multi-genre music. Liquid Sky is a vibrant and exciting music show that will likely leave a lasting impression.
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - D2L and 7 Principles of Good Practice
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

D2L and 7 Principles of Good Practice
Nigora Azimova, Amanda Seal McAndrew, Teaching & Learning Consultants, ASSETT
A few decades ago Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson condensed a large corpus of research on teaching and learning best practices into the “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.” These principles have largely stood the test of time and, with the rise of the digital technologies, many efforts have been made to match the Seven Principles with affordances of these technologies. In this session, we will explore these principles, and match them with D2L’s functions that can help you plan, manage, and assess your courses and students.
 

  
 

Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Discrimination & Harassment Policy Training for New TAs & GPTIs
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Discrimination & Harassment Policy Training for New Teaching Assistants & GPTIs
(Same as the 8:30 AM session, attend only one.)
Llen Pomeroy, Manager, ODH
Megan Clark, Investigator and Training Coordinator, ODH
At the University of Colorado Boulder, we are committed to providing an atmosphere free of discrimination and harassment based upon race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, and political philosophy. In an effort to educate ourselves and create such an environment, CU-Boulder requires all faculty, staff, and student employees to complete discrimination and harassment training. By attending this session, you will learn more about your rights and responsibilities at CU-Boulder, learn how to create a respectful climate for our campus community, and fulfill your mandatory training requirement.    
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Expecting the Unexpected
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Expecting the Unexpected
Will Styler, Lead 2012-14, Linguistics 
When teaching at the college level, there are always surprises lurking around the corner.  From sobbing students to medical mishaps, intolerant outbursts to unsettling essays, a good teacher must be prepared for anything.  This interactive workshop focuses on strategies for managing classroom chaos with confidence.    
Event Image Fall Intensive 2014 - Research Happy Hour (2 for 1): Leveraging student learning opportunities while
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Research Happy Hour (2 for 1): Leveraging student learning opportunities while collecting your own data
Alice Hill, PhD Student, Geography
Providing students with an opportunity to collect data for a real-life, professional level research project adds legitimacy to the skills that they are learning, provides motivation to take the curriculum seriously and empowers them with trust and confidence. In this workshop we'll discuss why this works and how to set yourself up for success to capitalize on the student learning opportunities available while leveraging their efforts for your own data collection.    
International Engineering Coffee Hour
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A welcome event for international Engineering and Pre-Engineering students.
Event Image CUCRC Puppet Party and First Anniversary Open House
8:00 PM - Midnight

Join us during the UMC Welcome Fest in the hallway by the Connection Bowling alley -- make your own puppet and have your photo taken with your puppet friends! Enjoy free birthday cake as we celebrate the first year of the CU Collegiate Recovery Center and welcome in the Fall 2014 semester. Check out the CUCRC lounge in UMC 102 and meet students who are helping to grow an awesome sober community on campus.
Event Image UMC Welcome Fest
8:00 PM - Midnight

UMC Welcome Fest is the premier showcase for all the UMC has to offer during Week of Welcome. Close to 4,000 students will come through the building for a night filled with a variety of exciting activities, including: miniature golf, monster trike races, a velcro wall, a photobooth, improv comedy performances, and much more. Additionally, there will be free food throughout the building, inlcuding caramel apples, cotton candy, snow cones, and more.

A few other activites and attrations at UMC Welcome Fest will include:

- A chance to meet CU's live mascot, Ralphie, up close and in person
- Free bowling and billiards in the Connection
- A free screening of A Million Ways to Die in the West at 10:00pm in Chem 140
- Live music in Club 156
- Custom street sign making
- Chances to win a variety of great prizes

In addition to lots of great activities, several offices and cost centers will be helping out during UMC Welcome Fest and will be able to provide students with information about many of the valuable resources offered in the UMC.

UMC Welcome Fest is free and open to all new and returning students. See our webpage here:

For any questions about UMC Welcome Fest, please email umc-events@colorado.edu or call 303-492-0627.

Click here for more information about Week of Welcome and all the events going on throughout the first week of classes!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Event Image CoLab: Essentials of Collaboration and Innovation
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This is a one-day, required, highly experiential, outdoor program incorporating the entire Leeds first year class. Throughout the day students will develop a sense of Leeds community, learn effective teamwork skills, be introduced to Leeds corporate partners, and understand the need for collaborative work in the business world.
Event Image Dynamic Earth
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into rolling volcanoes.
Event Image CU Volleyball Black and Gold Scrimmage
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come join CU Volleyball for our Black and Gold Scrimmage in the Coors Events Center. Come out and watch the team! Go Buffs!
Event Image Back to the Moon for Good
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires.
Event Image WELCOMEFEST CONCERT 2014
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM

University of Colorado Program Council is very excited to announce that Kill Paris, EOTO, BEARSOHMY, and The Griswolds will be headlining our annual Welcomefest Concert 2014! Taking place on Farrand Field on August 23, 2014, Welcomefest Concert is FREE exclusively for all CU Boulder students.

RSVP here.

Find more Program Council news here.

Event Image Black Holes
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Among the most mysterious and exotic objects in the Universe, Black Holes tantalize everyone that learns about them. An object that is both immensely massive and infinitely small is a seemingly floating contradiction in space. "Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity" explores the power and grace of these cosmic beasts. CU's own Dr. Andrew Hamilton was the science advisor for the program. "Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity is for me the culmination of a dream many years in the making," said Hamilton. "The show marries science and art in a new way that compromises neither. In particular, the show breaks new ground in visualizing accurately what Einstein's equations predict about what really happens inside black holes. What actually happens looks nothing like, but is at least as fantastic as, any Hollywood rendering."
Event Image Laser Show: The Doors
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Listen to the music of The Doors accompanied by choreographed laser light and special effects under the planetarium dome.

Event Image Laser Show: Lady Gaga
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Listen to the music of Lady Gaga accompanied by choreographed laser light and special effects under the planetarium dome.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Fall 2014 Open Enrollment Begins


All students can add or drop classes during open enrollment via MyCUInfo.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Event Image Supervolcanoes
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The scene was 74,000 years ago, on the island of Sumatra. A volcanic eruption triggered the sudden and violent collapse of a vast regional plateau. Toba, as the volcano is known today, was the largest volcanic eruption in the last 25 million years. But Earth has seen far larger. 250 million years ago, an eruption in what's now Siberia lasted a million years and was probably responsible for the greatest episode of mass extinction in Earth's history.

Super Volcanoes explores rare types of volcanic eruptions that marshal the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The story of these big blow-outs is a tale of havoc and mayhem: mass extinctions, climate collapses, and violence beyond anything humans have ever witnessed. In this unique immersive experience, audiences will explore the impact of volcanism on Earth and other worlds in our solar system. Can a supervolcano erupt in our own time? The answer is surprisingly close to home.
Event Image Back to the Moon for Good
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires.
Event Image Sunday Bowling Leagues
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Early and Late Bowling Leagues

Get together a team and be in a league! The Early Leagues are comprised of 4-person teams and Late Leagues have 2-person teams. 

Leagues only cost a one-time registration fee of $10/person and then $5 fee weekly/person. It's a fantastic value and fun way to meet up regularly with friends.

Sunday Early League: 6pm-8:30pm
Sunday Late League: 8:30pm-10:30pm
Leagues run September 14 through December 7. (No league on Nov. 23)

Call or email us to learn more. Also visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection

Monday, August 25, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Fall 2014 Classes Begin and Faculty/Staff Registration Opens


Visit the Bursar’s office for more information about the Tuition Benefit.
Visit of the Office of the Registrar for more information on how to Register for Courses.
Event Image First Day of Fall Classes


Classes begin for the Fall 2014 semester. Work-Study students must be enrolled in the Fall term to begin earning their awards.
MBA Fall Semester 2014 starts


Fall Semester 2014
August 25 - December 5, 2014
Fall Break: November 24-28, 2014
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Bursar, Registrar & Financial Aid Extended Office Hours
All Day

The Bursar, Registrar and Financial Aid offices will have extended office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, August 21 through Wednesday, September 3, to accommodate students seeking assistance outside of normal business hours. Staff will be available via phone and walk-in appointments.

Our offices are located on the first floor of the Regent Administrative Center:

Bursar’s Office
Regent 150
303-492-5381

Office of the Registrar
Regent 101
303-492-6970

Office of Financial Aid
Regent 175
303-492-5091
Register for Dissertation Hours with Graduate Studies Coordinator
All Day

Email the Graduate Studies Coordinator (GSC), Staci Shea (staci.shea@colorado.edu) to register you for dissertation hours (if required) prior to August 25, 2014. Please check the guidelines in the Graduate Handbook (pg.13) for more information:

http://www.colorado.edu/education/sites/default/files/attached-files/SOE%20Graduate%20Handbook%20%20Final.pdf

Freshmen Sunrise
5:30 AM - 7:00 AM

First year students are invited to join Residence Hall Association on the Business Field to watch the sunrise, get info on how to get involved, or even just ask how to get to their classes! Breakfast will be provided, so come kick off your college career with us!
Event Image Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Heritage Center has teamed up with CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections and Colorado Shakespeare Festival for a special exhibition of Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore.

While conducting research for the production of I Hate Hamlet at the CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections, an extensive personal collection of John Barrymore’s primary source materials was found in the collection of renowned dramatist and author, Gene Fowler (A&S ex’14, HonMLet’47).

Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s comical production of I Hate Hamlet features the ghost of the quintessential Hamlet of the 20th Century, John Barrymore, so imagine our surprise and delight to learn that the metaphorical ghost of Barrymore is right here in Boulder, “haunting” CU’s Norlin Library.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Faculty Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

First Fall Faculty meeting -- MUEN E214
4 - 5 pm unless otherwise noted
Event Image Monday Night Bowl
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Start the week with some FUN! This is the best deal - bring friends. Everyone is welcome! 
Mondays, 6pm-close. 

Include dinner, snacks and beverages. The Connection will begin serving a new late night menu in September!
Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for details on all the events, and like us at www.facebook.com/cuconnection for the latest info. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Bursar, Registrar & Financial Aid Extended Office Hours
All Day

The Bursar, Registrar and Financial Aid offices will have extended office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, August 21 through Wednesday, September 3, to accommodate students seeking assistance outside of normal business hours. Staff will be available via phone and walk-in appointments.

Our offices are located on the first floor of the Regent Administrative Center:

Bursar’s Office
Regent 150
303-492-5381

Office of the Registrar
Regent 101
303-492-6970

Office of Financial Aid
Regent 175
303-492-5091
Event Image Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Heritage Center has teamed up with CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections and Colorado Shakespeare Festival for a special exhibition of Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore.

While conducting research for the production of I Hate Hamlet at the CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections, an extensive personal collection of John Barrymore’s primary source materials was found in the collection of renowned dramatist and author, Gene Fowler (A&S ex’14, HonMLet’47).

Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s comical production of I Hate Hamlet features the ghost of the quintessential Hamlet of the 20th Century, John Barrymore, so imagine our surprise and delight to learn that the metaphorical ghost of Barrymore is right here in Boulder, “haunting” CU’s Norlin Library.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Faculty Tuesday: Paul McKee, jazz trombone with the CU-Boulder Jazz Faculty
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Paul McKee, newly appointed Associate Professor of Jazz Trombone and Arranging/Composition at the University of Colorado at Boulder, received a BME from the University of Northern Iowa and an MM in Composition form the University of Texas at Austin. In 1984 he joined Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd and appeared on several Grammy-nominated recordings. Over the years Paul has served on the jazz faculty at schools including DePaul University, Youngstown State University, Northern Illinois University, the University of Missouri at Kansas City and Florida State University. Paul maintains a busy schedule as a clinician and guest artist, and his arrangements and compositions have been performed and recorded by professional and academic jazz ensembles worldwide. His recording Gallery was released to critical acclaim and features performances by Carl Fontana, Bobby Shew, Tim Ries and Ron Stout. Paul recently appeared on the recording Back When It Was Fun with 7 on 7, a group comprised of musician/educators from colleges across the nation. Additional recent recordings include big band projects by Dan Gailey (University of Kansas) and Steve Owen (University of Oregon). Paul is a clinician for the Conn-Selmer company and plays King trombones exclusively.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Bursar, Registrar & Financial Aid Extended Office Hours
All Day

The Bursar, Registrar and Financial Aid offices will have extended office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, August 21 through Wednesday, September 3, to accommodate students seeking assistance outside of normal business hours. Staff will be available via phone and walk-in appointments.

Our offices are located on the first floor of the Regent Administrative Center:

Bursar’s Office
Regent 150
303-492-5381

Office of the Registrar
Regent 101
303-492-6970

Office of Financial Aid
Regent 175
303-492-5091
Event Image Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Heritage Center has teamed up with CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections and Colorado Shakespeare Festival for a special exhibition of Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore.

While conducting research for the production of I Hate Hamlet at the CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections, an extensive personal collection of John Barrymore’s primary source materials was found in the collection of renowned dramatist and author, Gene Fowler (A&S ex’14, HonMLet’47).

Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s comical production of I Hate Hamlet features the ghost of the quintessential Hamlet of the 20th Century, John Barrymore, so imagine our surprise and delight to learn that the metaphorical ghost of Barrymore is right here in Boulder, “haunting” CU’s Norlin Library.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image PwC BBQ
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

PwC representatives will be on campus with food, giveaways and to answer questions, so grab your friends that are majoring in (or thinking about majoring in) accounting and/or information systems and stop by to say hello!
Event Image Men's Group
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Connect with other men to gain the support and inspiration you need. We explore all the things we face as men, including: relationships, social dynamics, troublesome behaviors, hopes and dreams, work and life direction, and masculinity in general.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Dynamic Earth
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into rolling volcanoes.
Elementary Licensure New Student Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The School of Education’s new student orientation is a mandatory meeting for all students admitted to the teacher licensure program. The presenters will cover key information about program requirements, structure, field experiences, and expectations. Please mark this date on your calendar now as you are required to attend. Elementary Licensure Students Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:15pm – 8:30pm (check-in begins at 7:00pm) Education Building Room 220
Event Image Laser Outkast
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Fiske Planetarium’s laser light shows use our new state of the art projection system from Laser Fantasy to treat your eyes and ears to an experience of your favorite bands like none other! Our trained laserists fly you to the planets, through the galaxy and beyond in our immersive digital theater as colorful lasers decorate and illustrate the classics as well as today’s top hits.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Bursar, Registrar & Financial Aid Extended Office Hours
All Day

The Bursar, Registrar and Financial Aid offices will have extended office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, August 21 through Wednesday, September 3, to accommodate students seeking assistance outside of normal business hours. Staff will be available via phone and walk-in appointments.

Our offices are located on the first floor of the Regent Administrative Center:

Bursar’s Office
Regent 150
303-492-5381

Office of the Registrar
Regent 101
303-492-6970

Office of Financial Aid
Regent 175
303-492-5091
Event Image Laser Dark Side of the Moon
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Fiske Planetarium’s laser light shows use our new state of the art projection system from Laser Fantasy to treat your eyes and ears to an experience of your favorite bands like none other! Our trained laserists fly you to the planets, through the galaxy and beyond in our immersive digital theater as colorful lasers decorate and illustrate the classics as well as today’s top hits.
Event Image Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Heritage Center has teamed up with CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections and Colorado Shakespeare Festival for a special exhibition of Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore.

While conducting research for the production of I Hate Hamlet at the CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections, an extensive personal collection of John Barrymore’s primary source materials was found in the collection of renowned dramatist and author, Gene Fowler (A&S ex’14, HonMLet’47).

Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s comical production of I Hate Hamlet features the ghost of the quintessential Hamlet of the 20th Century, John Barrymore, so imagine our surprise and delight to learn that the metaphorical ghost of Barrymore is right here in Boulder, “haunting” CU’s Norlin Library.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Professor Padmatso and Holly Gayley, CAS Luncheon Series
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Holly Gayley and her research partner Professor Padmatso of Southwest Nationalities University in Chengdu will present on joint research this summer in eastern Tibet. Their presentation, "Non-Violence as a Shifting Signifier on the Tibetan Plateau," examines the ways that non-violence, the first precept in Buddhism, is being marshalled in novel ways to address contemporary social problems in the context of an emergent ethical reform movement in eastern Tibet. Nepali lunch catered by Gurkhas. Event Location: CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway. 
Event Image Colorado Skies
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our "Colorado Skies" lecture series takes you on a journey through our night sky here in Colorado. This one hour program is broken down into two parts. First is the star talk about the night sky. We explore the stars, constellations and the overall mechanics of how the sky and objects within it move. This is a great chance for members of our audience to ask questions about their favorite constellation or what the sky looks like at the Equator or any other place on earth. The second half of the show is based on a selected topic, from Mars to Black Holes to the nature of science. Colorado Skies is a different show each week. As the sky changes and so do the hot topics of Astronomy, "Colorado Skies" will be your gateway to knowing the cosmos.
Secondary and Music Licensure New Student Orientation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The School of Education’s new student orientation is a mandatory meeting for all students admitted to the teacher licensure program. The presenters will cover key information about program requirements, structure, field experiences, and expectations. Please mark this date on your calendar now as you are required to attend. Secondary Licensure and Music Education Licensure Students Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:15pm – 8:30pm (check-in begins at 7:00pm) Education Building Room 220
Event Image Laser Creed
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Fiske Planetarium’s laser light shows use our new state of the art projection system from Laser Fantasy to treat your eyes and ears to an experience of your favorite bands like none other! Our trained laserists fly you to the planets, through the galaxy and beyond in our immersive digital theater as colorful lasers decorate and illustrate the classics as well as today’s top hits.
Event Image Laser Gaga
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Fiske Planetarium’s laser light shows use our new state of the art projection system from Laser Fantasy to treat your eyes and ears to an experience of your favorite bands like none other! Our trained laserists fly you to the planets, through the galaxy and beyond in our immersive digital theater as colorful lasers decorate and illustrate the classics as well as today’s top hits.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Bursar, Registrar & Financial Aid Extended Office Hours
All Day

The Bursar, Registrar and Financial Aid offices will have extended office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, August 21 through Wednesday, September 3, to accommodate students seeking assistance outside of normal business hours. Staff will be available via phone and walk-in appointments.

Our offices are located on the first floor of the Regent Administrative Center:

Bursar’s Office
Regent 150
303-492-5381

Office of the Registrar
Regent 101
303-492-6970

Office of Financial Aid
Regent 175
303-492-5091
Event Image Pay Day
All Day

Last pay day for Summer 2014. Pay day for August 3, 2014 - August 16, 2014 pay period.
Confirm approval of dissertation committee
12:00 AM

Students must confirm that all of their dissertation committee members are approved for committee participation.  E-mail Michele Moses, the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, with the names of your committee members by August 29th.
Event Image Laser Dark Side of the Moon
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Fiske Planetarium’s laser light shows use our new state of the art projection system from Laser Fantasy to treat your eyes and ears to an experience of your favorite bands like none other! Our trained laserists fly you to the planets, through the galaxy and beyond in our immersive digital theater as colorful lasers decorate and illustrate the classics as well as today’s top hits.
Event Image Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Heritage Center has teamed up with CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections and Colorado Shakespeare Festival for a special exhibition of Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore.

While conducting research for the production of I Hate Hamlet at the CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections, an extensive personal collection of John Barrymore’s primary source materials was found in the collection of renowned dramatist and author, Gene Fowler (A&S ex’14, HonMLet’47).

Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s comical production of I Hate Hamlet features the ghost of the quintessential Hamlet of the 20th Century, John Barrymore, so imagine our surprise and delight to learn that the metaphorical ghost of Barrymore is right here in Boulder, “haunting” CU’s Norlin Library.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops 
International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
4:00 PM

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Event Image Extreme Bowling Friday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, colored lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell the Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 
Event Image Supervolcanoes
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The scene was 74,000 years ago, on the island of Sumatra. A volcanic eruption triggered the sudden and violent collapse of a vast regional plateau. Toba, as the volcano is known today, was the largest volcanic eruption in the last 25 million years. But Earth has seen far larger. 250 million years ago, an eruption in what's now Siberia lasted a million years and was probably responsible for the greatest episode of mass extinction in Earth's history.

Super Volcanoes explores rare types of volcanic eruptions that marshal the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The story of these big blow-outs is a tale of havoc and mayhem: mass extinctions, climate collapses, and violence beyond anything humans have ever witnessed. In this unique immersive experience, audiences will explore the impact of volcanism on Earth and other worlds in our solar system. Can a supervolcano erupt in our own time? The answer is surprisingly close to home.
Event Image Laser Doors
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Fiske Planetarium’s laser light shows use our new state of the art projection system from Laser Fantasy to treat your eyes and ears to an experience of your favorite bands like none other! Our trained laserists fly you to the planets, through the galaxy and beyond in our immersive digital theater as colorful lasers decorate and illustrate the classics as well as today’s top hits.
Event Image Laser Outkast
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Fiske Planetarium’s laser light shows use our new state of the art projection system from Laser Fantasy to treat your eyes and ears to an experience of your favorite bands like none other! Our trained laserists fly you to the planets, through the galaxy and beyond in our immersive digital theater as colorful lasers decorate and illustrate the classics as well as today’s top hits.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Back to the Moon for Good
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires.
Event Image Black Holes
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Among the most mysterious and exotic objects in the Universe, Black Holes tantalize everyone that learns about them. An object that is both immensely massive and infinitely small is a seemingly floating contradiction in space. "Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity" explores the power and grace of these cosmic beasts. CU's own Dr. Andrew Hamilton was the science advisor for the program.

"Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity is for me the culmination of a dream many years in the making," said Hamilton. "The show marries science and art in a new way that compromises neither. In particular, the show breaks new ground in visualizing accurately what Einstein's equations predict about what really happens inside black holes. What actually happens looks nothing like, but is at least as fantastic as, any Hollywood rendering."
Event Image Laser Gaga
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Fiske Planetarium’s laser light shows use our new state of the art projection system from Laser Fantasy to treat your eyes and ears to an experience of your favorite bands like none other! Our trained laserists fly you to the planets, through the galaxy and beyond in our immersive digital theater as colorful lasers decorate and illustrate the classics as well as today’s top hits.

One of our most popular laser shows!!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Moons and Lasers
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

An introduction to the moon's motions and phases. Learn about the differences between the Earth and Moon. We will then treat you to colorful laser lights choreographed to an assortment of music from around the world. 
Event Image Dynamic Earth
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into rolling volcanoes.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Bursar, Registrar & Financial Aid Extended Office Hours
All Day

The Bursar, Registrar and Financial Aid offices will have extended office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, August 21 through Wednesday, September 3, to accommodate students seeking assistance outside of normal business hours. Staff will be available via phone and walk-in appointments.

Our offices are located on the first floor of the Regent Administrative Center:

Bursar’s Office
Regent 150
303-492-5381

Office of the Registrar
Regent 101
303-492-6970

Office of Financial Aid
Regent 175
303-492-5091
Event Image Campus Closed: Labor Day
All Day

Campus will be closed on Labor Day.
International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Spring 2015 MA Application Deadline
All Day

School of Education September 1 - Spring 2015 MA Applications Due

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Fall 2014 Space-Available Registration For Senior Citizen Auditors



Space-available registration begins for the Senior Auditors Program at the Koenig Alumni Center, Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; continues on Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to noon. See  Other Types of Registration.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Event Image Time Collection Due Date


Off-Campus time collection is due September 2, 2014 for pay period August 17, 2014 - August 30, 2014. The pay date is September 12, 2014.

On-Campus
time collection is due September 4, 2014 for pay period August 17, 2014 - August 30, 2014. The pay date is September 12, 2014.
Bursar, Registrar & Financial Aid Extended Office Hours
All Day

The Bursar, Registrar and Financial Aid offices will have extended office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, August 21 through Wednesday, September 3, to accommodate students seeking assistance outside of normal business hours. Staff will be available via phone and walk-in appointments.

Our offices are located on the first floor of the Regent Administrative Center:

Bursar’s Office
Regent 150
303-492-5381

Office of the Registrar
Regent 101
303-492-6970

Office of Financial Aid
Regent 175
303-492-5091
International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Free Poker Tournament
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday Night Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments

Everyone welcome! All skill levels. Win prizes.
Sign up starts at 6pm at the Connection front desk; cards fly at 7pm.

Tournament dates for fall semester: 
September 2, 16 & 30
October 14 & 28
November 11
December 2
Grand Championship Final: Dec 9

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for more special programs and events at the Connection. 

Event Image Faculty Tuesday: Yoshi Ishikawa, bassoon
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Yoshiyuki (Yoshi) Ishikawa is a leading bassoonist and a pedagogue in the US. He has performed and taught at the most prestigious schools of music and conservatories in the world, including Sydney Conservatorium in Australia, St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, Tokyo School of Music, Royal Northern College of Music in UK, Australian National Academy of Music, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Taipei National University of Arts, Beijing Conservatory, Shanghai Conservatory and Singapore Conservatory. 

Ishikawa has been the professor of bassoon at the University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Music since 1991. In addition to bassoon performance, he specializes in chamber music and woodwind pedagogy. A native-born Japanese and a resident of the US, he received his educational training in the US. He is a graduate of The University of Michigan, where he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Bassoon Performance, and of Northwestern University, where he earned both Master of Music in Bassoon Performance and Bachelor of Music Education degrees.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Bursar, Registrar & Financial Aid Extended Office Hours
All Day

The Bursar, Registrar and Financial Aid offices will have extended office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, August 21 through Wednesday, September 3, to accommodate students seeking assistance outside of normal business hours. Staff will be available via phone and walk-in appointments.

Our offices are located on the first floor of the Regent Administrative Center:

Bursar’s Office
Regent 150
303-492-5381

Office of the Registrar
Regent 101
303-492-6970

Office of Financial Aid
Regent 175
303-492-5091
International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Event Image Private Scholarship Checks Due
All Day

Any scholarships you receive (not awarded by CU-Boulder) need to be reported to the Office of Financial Aid and scholarship money must be received by CU-Boulder no later than the Fall 2014 Tuition & Fees Bill Due Date on September 3, 2014. Students may incur late and service fee charges if the scholarship money is late.

Please report any scholarships not awarded by CU-Boulder through your MyCU student portal as soon as possible. If you are receiving a multi-year award, only report the amount that you are receiving for fall 2014 and spring 2015. If you receive a scholarship payment directly, you are obliged to notify us. Reported scholarships will show on your financial aid status as anticipated private scholarships. The anticipated amounts will be adjusted once CU-Boulder receives the scholarship payment.

Mail scholarship checks to:

University of Colorado Boulder
Scholarship Services
77 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0077


For more information visit http://www.colorado.edu/scholarships/sending-scholarships.

Event Image Tuition Due Date
All Day

Payment for tuition and fees (including new and previously unpaid charges) is due.  If payment is mailed or dropped in the dropbox outside of Regent Administrative Center, it must be received by close of business (5:00 pm Mountain Time for fall and spring semester, 4:30 pm for summer).  If paying online, payment is due before midnight on the due date. 

University of Colorado Boulder
Bursar's Office
150 Regent Administrative Center
41 UCB
Boulder CO  80309-0041

Website:  bursar.colorado.edu

Follow @CUBoulder for reminders about tuition due dates and other important deadlines!

Dates may be subject to change.

Event Image Fall 2014 Last Day To Add A Course; Add Name to Waitlist and several other deadlines
12:00 AM

Add a Course (11:59 p.m.): Last day to add a course, including independent study and thesis, via MyCUInfo without the instructor’s approval. After this date, the instructor’s approval is required and course adds are processed by the instructor’s department. Students should contact the instructor or the instructor’s department for more
information.

Waitlist (11:59 p.m.): Deadline to add your name to a course waitlist. If your name is added by this date and you do not get enrolled, you may be eligible for Course Reservation the next term the course is offered.

Time-Off and StayConnected (5 p.m.): Deadline to turn in Time-Off and StayConnected applications to the Registrar’s office and be eligible to purchase university sponsored insurance. See Time-Off & StayConnected for more information.

Waive Health Insurance (5 p.m.): Deadline to select or waive university sponsored health insurance at Wardenburg Health Center or by midnight on MyCUInfo.

Tuition & Fees Payment Due Date: Deadline to pay full tuition and fees (or first payment of two-payment plan). Payment is due by 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time if paid in person or mailed, or before midnight if paid online (MyCUInfo for students, CUBill&Pay for authorized payers). Deadline to sign up for the two-payment plan before midnight in MyCUInfo. No grace periods.

Private Scholarship Checks: Deadline (5:00 p.m.) for private scholarship checks to be submitted to the Financial Aid Scholarship Office to avoid late and service charges.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Group Meeting - Kyle/Joe
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Event Image Men's Group
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Connect with other men to gain the support and inspiration you need. We explore all the things we face as men, including: relationships, social dynamics, troublesome behaviors, hopes and dreams, work and life direction, and masculinity in general.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Changing Terrain: New Models for Humanities Graduate Study and Scholarly Communication
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

The landscape of graduate study in the humanities is changing. Now more than ever, humanities scholars use a wide variety of platforms to collaborate with peers and to share their research with many kinds of audiences. Scholars are embracing an ever-broader range of intellectually stimulating careers in, around, and beyond the academy. At the same time, universities increasingly rely on contingent labor to fill teaching needs, making it increasingly difficult for recent graduates to join the ranks of the faculty. Given all of these changes, how can humanities graduate programs best equip their students not only to excel in their research and teaching, but also for the careers they pursue after completing their studies? Drawing on her work at the Modern Language Association, the Scholarly Communication Institute, and the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia, Katina Rogers will discuss strategies to support professionalization, public scholarship, and career development across a wide array of possible outcomes.

SPAN 1010
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

SPAN 1010
Adriana Cabeza

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Study Abroad Fair!
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come to the study abroad fair & learn about your chance to study, intern & participate in research & service-learning opportunities. We offer hundreds of programs in 70 countries that meet the needs & interests of all students & majors. Join us on Thursday, September 4th from 11am-3pm in the UMC Fountain to find out more!

Recently-returned study abroad alumni and study abroad staff will be on hand to share what it’s like to live & learn abroad, find affordable programs & build your résumé with an international experience. http://studyabroad.colorado.edu
Event Image Exploring the Possibilities: Career Development for Humanities Grad Students
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Designed for graduate students who may be thinking about pursuing careers beyond the classroom, this nuts-and-bolts conversation will focus on the various employment paths open to recipients of PhDs in the humanities. Drawing on her work at the Modern Language Association and the Scholarly Communication Institute as well as experiences from her own career path, Katina Rogers will cover practical suggestions about where to begin, how to approach different kinds of searches, why networking matters, how to prepare application materials, and more. Participants are encouraged to bring their CVs and/or résumés.
Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Save the date for the fall faculty and staff meeting! The meeting will be held from 3-4 p.m., with a reception to follow from 4-5 p.m. 

Event Image Karaoke Nights
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sing along with us to some great tunes!

Karaoke Nights return by popular demand. Bring your friends and join in for a great night of fun, music, food and beverages.
Thursdays at 8pm on:
  • September 4 & 18
  • October 2, 16 & 30
  • November 13
  • December 4 & 11
Starts 8pm in Club 156, right next door to the Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC.
Click here to check out all the events at the Connection: www.colorado.edu/umc/connection 

Friday, September 05, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Exam and Prospectus committees due to Graduate Studies Coordinator - PhD Students
All Day

PhD students: please send the names of your comprehensive exam committee members and your prospectus committee members to Staci Shea, Graduate Studies Coordinator, to Staci.Shea@Colorado.edu by Friday, September 5th.
Exam committees due to the Graduate Studies Coordinator - MA students
All Day

MA students: please send the names of your Comprehensive Exam committee members to Staci Shea, the Graduate Studies Coordinator, at Staci.Shea@Colorado.edu by Friday, September 5th.
International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops 
Event Image Department of Psychology & Neuroscience Annual Fall Kick-off
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Annual Fall Kickoff Event.  This event is only for the faculty, graduate students, staff and researchers of the department.  For more information contact Amanda Misiak at: amanda.misiak@colorado.edu. Event is from 4-8pm location off campus. Please watch your email for more details approximately one month prior to this event.

Event Image Extreme Bowling Friday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, colored lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell the Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 
Spring 2015 (2151) Update Aaccess Ends
11:59 PM

By this date, all class information should be entered in ISIS. Among other things, if you are using a non-centrally controlled classroom that information should be entered in the Facility ID field; all combined courses should be set up; all notes should be entered; all variable credits should be fixed if necessary; wait list resequencing should be completed; all extra components should be deleted from Adjust Class Associations.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Event Image CU on the Weekend: Revisiting 1864 — The Civil War Just Became Much More Interesting
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Adjunct History Professor Peter Wood for a discussion about the wartime election of 1864—held 150 years ago this fall. The election has rightly been called the most remarkable and significant presidential contest in American history. Through a new generation of research, 1864 emerges as a key year during the nation’s most tumultuous decade, and the greatest confrontation of that fateful year involved ballots, not bullets The event is part of CU on the Weekend, which is free and open to the public. For the full program description or to sign up for an email reminder, visit: http://conted.colorado.edu/cuontheweekend.
Creature Makeup Workshop (ages 8-18)
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre, the goal for this course is to teach students some basic techniques of FX creature makeup. Creature makeup focuses on non-human makeups. We will study and employ different effects a makeup designer might encounter in designing the creatures in Shakespeare's plays. This can be everything from Caliban to the Midsummer fairies. We will learn to both extend and mask humanoid features, depending on our individual interpretations of various Shakespearean creatures.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Extreme Bowling Saturday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, colored lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell the Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Sunday Bowling Leagues
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Early and Late Bowling Leagues

Get together a team and be in a league! The Early Leagues are comprised of 4-person teams and Late Leagues have 2-person teams. 

Leagues only cost a one-time registration fee of $10/person and then $5 fee weekly/person. It's a fantastic value and fun way to meet up regularly with friends.

Sunday Early League: 6pm-8:30pm
Sunday Late League: 8:30pm-10:30pm
Leagues run September 14 through December 7. (No league on Nov. 23)

Call or email us to learn more. Also visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection
Event Image Roser Grant: Rajeev Taranath, sarod
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  

Monday, September 08, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Career Fair Prep Station
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Not sure how to introduce yourself to an employer? Need feedback on your resume? Not sure what to wear to the career fair? Get these and all your other questions answered about the upcoming Colorado Business School Career Fair. Just drop by between 11am and 3pm and one of our great career advisors will be there to help you out! 
Event Image Resume Critique
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get tips from employers on how to make your resume top notch!
Event Image Department of Psychology & Neuroscience - Extended Faculty Meeting
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Extended Faculty Meeting -- note extended time of 3pm - 5pm. MUEN E-214
Event Image Keep Your Calm
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a 4-part series designed to help you make a change in your life by examining your thoughts, actions, and emotions. You will learn to get unstuck from your thoughts, to understand and work with your emotions, to use your body posture for positive change, and much more. There’s no better time than now to learn skills to deal with stressful situations and overwhelming emotions. All sessions will take place in C4C S440.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
5:30 PM

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
SPAN 1010
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

SPAN 1010
Adriana Cabeza
Event Image Monday Night Bowl
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Start the week with some FUN! This is the best deal - bring friends. Everyone is welcome! 
Mondays, 6pm-close. 

Include dinner, snacks and beverages. The Connection will begin serving a new late night menu in September!
Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for details on all the events, and like us at www.facebook.com/cuconnection for the latest info. 
Spring 2015 Schedule 25 Process Runs
11:59 PM

Schedule 25, the process that assigns Centrally Controlled Classrooms to classes, will run. As well as assigning classrooms for all lecture and seminar classes, labs and rec classes will also be roomed. Please note that during this time period, no changes can be made in ISIS.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Career Fair Prep Station
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Not sure how to introduce yourself to an employer? Need feedback on your resume? Not sure what to wear to the career fair? Get these and all your other questions answered about the upcoming Colorado Business School Career Fair. Just drop by between 11am and 3pm and one of our great career advisors will be there to help you out! 
Event Image Resume Critique
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get tips from employers on how to make your resume top notch!
Event Image KPMG Smoothies Event
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Accounting, Finance, and Computer Science majors! Stop by and visit with KPMG to learn about their hiring and interviewing process. Boulder Bike Blenders will be set up to help you make your own smoothie!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
4:30 PM

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Event Image Faculty Tuesday: Christina Jennings, David Korevaar, and more
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Flutist Christina Jennings is praised for virtuoso technique, rich tone, and command of a wide range of literature featuring works from Bach to Zwilich. The Houston Press declared: “Jennings has got what it takes: a distinctive voice, charisma, and a pyrotechnic style that works magic on the ears.” Ms. Jennings enjoys a musical career made up of diverse performing and recording, collaborations with living composers, and work guiding young musicians. Ms. Jennings is the winner of numerous competitions including Concert Artists Guild, Houston Symphony’s Ima Hogg, and The National Flute Association Young Artists.

In great demand as a teacher, Ms. Jennings is Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Colorado Boulder, and on the summer faculties of Greenwood Music Camp and ARIA. She has also taught at Texas and Sarasota Music Festivals. In 2008 she founded The Panoramic Flutist Seminar with Leone Buyse in Boulder. Trained in the Dalcroze Eurhythmics method, Christina’s teaching incorporates embodied movement. In recent seasons she has presented masterclasses at The Juilliard School, Rice University, the Peabody Institute, the Longy School of Music, and the flute associations of Seattle, Utah, and Texas. She received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees at The Juilliard School, and her principal teachers include Carol Wincenc, Leone Buyse, George Pope, and Jeanne Baxtresser. Ms. Jennings lives in Boulder with her husband, violist Matthew Dane, and their twin sons.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Fall 2014 Last Day to Drop a Course Without Charges and W Grade on Transcript; other Deadlines


Drop a Course (11:59 p.m.): After this date students have until October 31 to drop a
course without approval signatures via MyCUInfo. More information. Note: Courses
dropped after September 10 appear with a W grade on the transcript and no refunds for
tuition or fees are given for course drops. See Drop/Add.

Withdraw (11:59 p.m.): Withdraws will be assessed a $200 withdrawal processing fee.
After this date, students will be assessed a percentage of tuition and fees, depending on
the withdrawal date. Students in Environmental Design, Law, and MBA must have their
dean's permission to withdraw after this date. Any new, readmitted, or transfer students
who attend orientation and/or register for classes and then withdraw from CU are
responsible for the matriculation or “new student” fee and are also ineligible for a
confirmation deposit refund. New and readmitted students are not eligible for the Time-
Off or StayConnected programs and thus must reapply in order to return to CU-Boulder.
See Withdrawal.

Waive CUSG Fees (5:00 p.m.): Deadline to petition to waive CUSG student fees.

Waive Student Opportunity Fees (5:00 p.m.): Deadline to request a refund of any student
opportunities fees you selected. See Student Opportunities Fees.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Career Fair Prep Station
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Not sure how to introduce yourself to an employer? Need feedback on your resume? Not sure what to wear to the career fair? Get these and all your other questions answered about the upcoming Colorado Business School Career Fair. Just drop by between 11am and 3pm and one of our great career advisors will be there to help you out! 
Event Image Resume Critique
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get tips from employers on how to make your resume top notch!
Group Meeting - Balaji/Ian
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Event Image Wednesday Workshop: How to Navigate the JMC Internship System
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This Wed. Workshop (W2) is for ALL Journalism & Mass Communication and Department of Communication students who have questions about our internship system.

Are you eligible for internship credit? Do you know how to find a great internship on our online system or by other means? How do you get credit once you find an internship? Can you get both credit AND get paid for your internship? These and ALL of your questions will be answered in this drop-in session.

Come for the hour, or just to ask your specific question - whatever works for you!

Location: Armory building, Rm. 218

Date: Sept. 10, 2014


Event Image Men's Group
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Connect with other men to gain the support and inspiration you need. We explore all the things we face as men, including: relationships, social dynamics, troublesome behaviors, hopes and dreams, work and life direction, and masculinity in general.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Goldman Sachs Info Session
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Goldman Sachs, in conjunction with the Finance Club, is hosting a firm-wide Info Session. This is for business and engineering students for both full time positions and internships.

Event Image 8 & 9-Ball Billiards Tournaments
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Test your skills, learn new skills and earn bragging rights at the Connection's 8 and 9-Ball Billiards Tournaments.  

Every other Wednesday. $5 entry fee. Prizes for the top finishers! Sign up starts 6pm at the Connection Front Desk; play begins at 7pm. Tournaments run in either double elimination or round robin format. BCA rules apply.

8-Ball Tournament dates:
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 19

9-Ball Tournament dates:
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 5
  • December 3

8 & 9 Ball Tournament: 
  • December 10

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Career Fair Prep Station
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Not sure how to introduce yourself to an employer? Need feedback on your resume? Not sure what to wear to the career fair? Get these and all your other questions answered about the upcoming Colorado Business School Career Fair. Just drop by between 11am and 3pm and one of our great career advisors will be there to help you out! 
Event Image Goldman Sachs Operations Division Info Session
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join Goldman Sachs for an Information Session regarding the Operations Division. Hear about employment and internship opportunities. 
Event Image Resume Critique
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get tips from employers on how to make your resume top notch!
Event Image Buff Up Your Academic Skills
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a 4-part series, rich with information to help you succeed academically. We will target specific skills like note taking, studying, and exam preparation. We will also help you  discover your learning style and create a schedule that works for you. It’s never too late to learn strategies to boost your academic performance. All sessions will take place in C4C S440.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image International Career Advisory Team (ICAT) meeting
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

International Career Advisory Team (ICAT) is a cross-campus initiative dedicated to helping students gain knowledge and resources on international volunteer, internship, and job opportunities, here and abroad. We meet twice each semester, and Sept. 11th is our first meeting for the Fall 2014 semester. Join us if you are engaged in any programming related to sending students abroad or helping students gain international experience. Let's share ideas and resources.
CS Colloquium: Gerhard Fischer (University of Colorado, Boulder)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Details to Follow.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
4:00 PM

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Career Fair Kick-Off
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Network with 20-30 employers who will be attending the Colorado Business School Career Fair on September 12th at this event. This event is co-hosted with Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Sigma, and Leeds Scholars. If you are interested in attending please email us at leedscareer@colorado.edu to be added to the list!
Event Image Americas Latino Eco-Festival - Mother Earth Concert
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Featuring 2013 Grammy Award Winner La Santa Cecilia, The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, and presenting the Nuestra Madre and Alba Awards.
The Paraguayan Recycled Orchestra of Cateura is a testimony of the resilience of communities trying to survive the impact of garbage and other realities of poverty and waste pollution.

See complete ALEF event calendar at The Dairy
$100 VIP Tickets include cocktail reception with the artists.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Fall 2014 Add a Course and COF Eligible, Change Variable Credit Hours & Pass/Fail & No-Credit


Fall 2014 Add a Course and Be Eligible for COF on that Course (5:00 p.m.): Last day to add a course and be eligible for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) on that course. Note: Instructor's approval is required to add a course; contact the instructor or the instructor's department. Course adds can be processed by the department offering the course. See COF for more information.

Change Variable Credit Hours, Pass/Fail and No-Credit Status (11:59 p.m.): Last day to change variable?credit hours, pass/fail, and no?credit status on courses without petitioning your dean. After the deadline, petitions will only be accepted if there are extenuating circumstances. See Credit and Grading Options for more information.

After this date, registration is on a space-available basis, and a $100 late fee is charged.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Event Image Pay Day
All Day

First pay day for Fall 2014. Pay day for August 17, 2014 - August 30, 2014 pay period.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Colorado Business School Career Fair
12:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Meet with over 150 national and local companies at the first ever Colorado Business School Career Fair. This fair is being planned jointly between the business schools at CU, CSU, and DU. Leeds Career Development will provide bus transportation for all Leeds students from Boulder to Denver. This career fair is free to attend and is open to all Colorado business students, current and alumni. More information about which companies are attending will come once the school-year begins in August. This event is being held at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. 

Need help preparing for the career fair? Make sure to attend one of our Career Fair Prep Stations and get your Resume Critiqued by an employer! 
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Professor John Makransky to Present at Religious Studies Faculty and Graduate Luncheon/Colloquium
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Professor Makransky will join us at CU Boulder for a luncheon and colloquium for Religious Studies faculty and graduate students from Naropa and CU Boulder. The luncheon and colloquium will take place on Friday, September 12th at noon at the Koenig Alumni Center. Professor Makransky will discuss the emergent field of Buddhist theology, of which he is a leading voice, in terms of its present state, future prospects, and relationship to the broader field of Buddhist Studies.
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops 
Event Image Exhibition Opening Reception: Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

ART/TEKNE: Part 3

Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential 

Todd Siler in collaboration with Geoffrey Ozin

Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 6-8pm

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.    
Event Image Calling all Gamers! Video Game Tournaments!
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Different Games Each Friday!

Are you a gamer? Want bragging rights? or prizes? Here's your chance!
$5 entry fee. Sign up starts at 6pm at the Connection front desk; games begin at 7pm. 

Games are on PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, or Nintendo Wii gaming systems. Tournament formats are double elimination and/or round robin. Prizes for the top finishers!

2014 DATES: 
September 12: Madden 15
September 26: Ultra Street Fighter
October 10: FIFA 15
October 24: Super Smash Bros. BRAWL
November 7: COD Advanced Warfare
December 5: Mario Kart
December 12: INJUSTICE: Gods Among Us

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for more events, special programs, food and beverage menus, and hours. 
Event Image Extreme Bowling Friday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, colored lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell the Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 
John Makransky of Boston College to give 2014 Trungpa Lecture in Buddhist Studies
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Naropa University will host John Makransky of Boston College for the second annual Trungpa Lecture. Professor Makransky will speak on his new applied work on compassion in a lecture titled "Adapting Compassion Training from Tibet: Empowering the Deeper Personhood of Self and Others." Professor Makransky will discuss compassion training, which he has presented to teachers, therapists, social workers, healthcare providers, and social justice activists in diverse settings, including Boston College, Harvard Divinity and Medical Schools, Brown University, Union Theological Seminary, Emory University, Catholic Charities, the Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy, Natural Dharma Fellowship, and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and which has recently been adopted by the Mind and Life Institute for its initiative in Ethics, Education, and Human Development.

Professor Makransky's lecture will take place on Friday, September 12th at 7pm at the Nalanda Events Center at 6287 Arapahoe Ave. It is free and open to the public. His lecture is being held in conjunction withe the Uberoi Foundation's Annual Experts Meeting taking place on the Naropa campus that weekend.
Event Image [UN] W.R.A.P.
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Dance performances and panel discussions that center around conversations between the body and the worldwide web.
Event Image [UN] W.R.A.P.
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Dance performances and panel discussions that center around conversations between the body and the worldwide web.

Event Image Fall 2014 Last Day to Add a Course and be Eligible for COF for that Course
11:59 PM

Last day to add a course and be eligible for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) on that course. Note: Instructor's approval is required to add a course; contact the instructor or the instructor's department. Course adds can be processed by the department offering the course. See COF for more information.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Horn Studio Recital
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  
Event Image Extreme Bowling Saturday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, colored lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell the Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 
Event Image [UN] W.R.A.P.
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Dance performances and panel discussions that center around conversations between the body and the worldwide web.
Event Image [UN] W.R.A.P.
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Dance performances and panel discussions that center around conversations between the body and the worldwide web.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Sunday Bowling Leagues
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Early and Late Bowling Leagues

Get together a team and be in a league! The Early Leagues are comprised of 4-person teams and Late Leagues have 2-person teams. 

Leagues only cost a one-time registration fee of $10/person and then $5 fee weekly/person. It's a fantastic value and fun way to meet up regularly with friends.

Sunday Early League: 6pm-8:30pm
Sunday Late League: 8:30pm-10:30pm
Leagues run September 14 through December 7. (No league on Nov. 23)

Call or email us to learn more. Also visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection
Event Image Boulder Phil: Opening Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Michael Butterman, Music Director
Gabriela Martinez, Piano
Charles Wetherbee, Concertmaster

The Boulder Phil's season kicks off with the world premiere of Gates of the Arctic. Written by "adventurer-composer" Stephen Lias and accompanied by stunning images of Alaska's backcountry, this work honors the 50th Anniversary of America's Wilderness Act. Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez performs Saint-Saëns' expressive Piano Concerto No. 2, and the evening closes with Rimsky-Korsakov's colorful and exotic Scheherezade, a showcase for our new concertmaster, Charles Wetherbee.

Pre-concert talk at 6 p.m.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
September 15 - Teacher Licensure Applications due
All Day

School of Education September 15 - Teacher Licensure Applications due
September 15th: Candidacy Application Due - MA Students
All Day

MA students: If you are planning on graduating in Fall 2014, you must submit your Candidacy Application to the Graduate Studies Coordinator by Monday, September 15th.  Please submit a hard copy to Staci Shea in the Office of Student Services, Education 151.  The Candidacy Application can be found online at:
http://www.colorado.edu/GraduateSchool/academics/_docs/candap.pdf

A few important details:
  • Please submit a copy of your unofficial transcript (can be printed from mycuinfo) along with the Candidacy Application
  • All MA students are Plan II: non-thesis
  • If you have transfer credits OR took any classes at CU Boulder as a non-degree student, those classes must all be listed on page 3.
  • Have your advisor sign page 3.  Please plan ahead so that you can have your advisor sign and get the Application to Staci by the deadline.
  • Check the Application carefully and sign on page 3 before submitting to Staci.
September 15th: Candidacy Application Due - PhD Students
All Day

PhD Students: If Fall 2014 is the semester in which you will take your Comprehensive Exam, you must also submit your Candidacy Application.  The Candidacy Application is due by September 15th; a hard copy must be submitted to Staci Shea, Graduate Studies Coordinator, in the Office of Student Services, Education 151.  Candidacy Applications are available online here: http://www.colorado.edu/GraduateSchool/academics/_docs/candap.pdf.  A few things of note:
  • Please submit a copy of your unofficial transcript (can be printed from mycuinfo) along with the Candidacy Application
  • Have your advisor sign on page 3. Please plan ahead so that you can have your advisor sign and still get the Application to Staci by September 15th.
  • Check the Application carefully and sign on page 3 before submitting to Staci.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Master Class: Janet Sung, violin
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Depaul University
Event Image Keep Your Calm
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a 4-part series designed to help you make a change in your life by examining your thoughts, actions, and emotions. You will learn to get unstuck from your thoughts, to understand and work with your emotions, to use your body posture for positive change, and much more. There’s no better time than now to learn skills to deal with stressful situations and overwhelming emotions. All sessions will take place in C4C S440.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Colloquium
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Joanna Arch talk
Event Image Monday Night Bowl
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Start the week with some FUN! This is the best deal - bring friends. Everyone is welcome! 
Mondays, 6pm-close. 

Include dinner, snacks and beverages. The Connection will begin serving a new late night menu in September!
Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for details on all the events, and like us at www.facebook.com/cuconnection for the latest info. 
Event Image MM Recital: Seth Miller, percussion
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Event Image Time Collection Due Date


Off-Campus time collection is due September 16, 2014 for pay period August 30, 2014 - September 13, 2014. The pay date is September 26, 2014.

On-Campus
time collection is due September 18, 2014 for pay period August 30, 2014 - September 13, 2014. The pay date is September 26, 2014.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Milk, Cookies and Study Abroad
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Held in Fleming 244)  Join Liza Hensleigh from Study Abroad and hear about the many options available through study abroad and how to start planning now to make it happen for you during your undergrad career. Cookies and milk will be provided.
Event Image Free Poker Tournament
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday Night Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments

Everyone welcome! All skill levels. Win prizes.
Sign up starts at 6pm at the Connection front desk; cards fly at 7pm.

Tournament dates for fall semester: 
September 2, 16 & 30
October 14 & 28
November 11
December 2
Grand Championship Final: Dec 9

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for more special programs and events at the Connection. 

Event Image Faculty Tuesday: Elizabeth Farr, harpsichord
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Elizabeth Farr specializes in the performance of keyboard music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. She has performed solo recitals on the harpsichord, organ and pedal harpsichord to critical acclaim throughout the United States and in Germany. Her performances as a concerto soloist and basso-continuo player have also earned high praise.  

Elizabeth Farr holds degrees in harpsichord and organ performance from Stetson University, The Juilliard School, and the University of Michigan, having studied with Paul Jenkins, Vernon de Tar, and Edward Parmentier. Professor of harpsichord and organ at the University of Colorado, Dr. Farr also conducts the Early Music Ensemble, and teaches classes in Baroque performance practices, keyboard literature, and basso-continuo playing.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Group Meeting - William/Tobin
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Event Image Reviewing the Literature Tools & Strategies | Norlin Learner’s Lunch Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Are you starting a major research project—a senior thesis, or a dissertation? This fifty minute workshop will provide an overview of a variety of strategies and tools to get you started and help you manage your review of the literature more efficiently. Presenters: Juliann Couture, Rebecca Kuglitsch & Caroline Sinkinson
Event Image Research Administration Fair
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Want some help on submitting a proposal, complying with campus policies, or making your lab more sustainable

Following on from last year’s very successful fair, this event offers a chance to meet the key supporters of research activities on campus. Circulate around the room and pause at the booths to meet the many individuals who can provide information and help you problem-solve. In addition, there will be presentations on “Research Computing and Data Management” and on “Seed Grants, Competitions, Applications and Awards.”

Light refreshments will be served.

Anyone interested in research (including postdocs and graduate students) is welcome. The winners of the “Best Data Management Practices” competition will be announced.
Event Image Financial Strategies for Studying Abroad Workshop
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Think you can't afford to study abroad? Discover financial strategies to make it a reality! This free workshop will include information on:
  • tips for saving money to help you afford your program
  • details of the upfront costs
  • how to create a budget before and during your trip
  • how to live within your means once you're abroad

Bring your financial aid information (by going to mycuinfo>Finance>Financial Aid tab) in order to easily complete some of the handouts that will be provided.

This workshop is open to all students interested in studying abroad.

Location: UMC 425

Space is limited, so register early by sending us an RSVP at CUmoneysense@colorado.edu to let us know you'll be there. For more information about CU Money Sense, please visit our website at http://cumoneysense.colorado.edu/.

Event Image Men's Group
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Connect with other men to gain the support and inspiration you need. We explore all the things we face as men, including: relationships, social dynamics, troublesome behaviors, hopes and dreams, work and life direction, and masculinity in general.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image TQL Presents Ace the Interview
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Total Quality Logistics and learn how to Ace the Interview! Best practices to help students perfect the interview process; including preparation, execution, and follow up. Food will be provided! 
Event Image TQL Presents Sales as a Career
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join Total Quality Logistics and learn about Sales as a Career! Enter the discussion on what it takes to be successful in sales, the steps to prepare for a sales career, and a glimpse into sales at TQL. Food will be provided! 
Event Image Symphonic Band Concert
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Matthew J. Roeder, conductor

Performance will include works by Biedenbender, Bach/Arr. Reed, Maslanka, Chance, Hanson, Bryant and Tchaikovsky/Arr. Cramer. Our new CU-Boulder Assistant Director of Bands, Matthew Dockendorf, will be a guest conductor. A World Premiere of Gospels for Vlade by Tyler Harrison will be showcased.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Colloquium with Benjamin Pogrund
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join the Program in Jewish Studies for a lunch time colloquium with South African born author and journalist Benjamin Pogrund.  Discussions will focus on his recent book, Drawing Fire: Investigating the Accusations of Apartheid in Israel.

Space is limited so RSVPs are required.  Please email CUJEWISHSTUDIES@colorado.edu.  Location will be provided with confirmation of reservation.
Event Image Family Weekend 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This annual fall event provides an opportunity for CU parents and family members to visit your student's campus home, talk with university faculty and staff, attend classes and presentations, tour the campus and Boulder, cheer for the Colorado Buffaloes at an inter-conference football game against the University of Hawaii Warriors, and meet other CU-Boulder families. We hope to CU here!
Event Image Buff Up Your Academic Skills
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a 4-part series, rich with information to help you succeed academically. We will target specific skills like note taking, studying, and exam preparation. We will also help you  discover your learning style and create a schedule that works for you. It’s never too late to learn strategies to boost your academic performance. All sessions will take place in C4C S440.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
CS Colloquium: Aaron Clauset (University of Colorado, Boulder)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Details to follow.
Event Image YAMs Fall Kick-Off
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the Young Alumni Mentors program in celebrating the start of the second year of the program at our kick-off event! All mentors and mentees in the program are invited to attend. This will be the first opportunity for students to meet their mentor! 
Event Image DMA Recital: Scott Schwab, piano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image Wind Symphony Concert
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image Karaoke Nights
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sing along with us to some great tunes!

Karaoke Nights return by popular demand. Bring your friends and join in for a great night of fun, music, food and beverages.
Thursdays at 8pm on:
  • September 4 & 18
  • October 2, 16 & 30
  • November 13
  • December 4 & 11
Starts 8pm in Club 156, right next door to the Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC.
Click here to check out all the events at the Connection: www.colorado.edu/umc/connection 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Event Image Family Weekend 2014
All Day

This annual fall event provides an opportunity for CU parents and family members to visit your student's campus home, talk with university faculty and staff, attend classes and presentations, tour the campus and Boulder, cheer for the Colorado Buffaloes at an inter-conference football game against the University of Hawaii Warriors, and meet other CU-Boulder families. We hope to CU here!
International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Education Tax Planning for College Students and Parents
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Join CU Money Sense for bagels, coffee, and an informative workshop designed for CU students and their parents. We've invited Certified Public Accountants from Kingsbery Baris Vogel Nuttall CPAs and Advisors to come to campus during Family Weekend to help CU students and parents with some tax strategies for college. Come to this free workshop to gather information about claiming dependents, education tax credits, qualifying expenses, 1098-T forms, implications of tuition and housing payments, how tax returns can affect financial aid packages, and more. [Note: This workshop is currently tentative and subject to change.]

Location: UMC Gallery (225)

Visit the CU Money Sense website to find financial tools and educational resources designed to help CU students understand their finances.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops 
Event Image Extreme Bowling Friday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, colored lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell the Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 
Event Image MM Recital: Steven Vaughn, euphonium and tuba
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image Step Afrika!
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Stepping is a percussive art form that relies on kicking, stomping, clapping and chanting, making for an energetic, dynamic performance, a delight for eyes and ears alike. Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional dance company devoted to this unique art form, which has deep roots in traditional African dance and joyously celebrates the African American experience.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Leeds Football Pregame CU vs. Hawaii - Family Weekend


The Leeds School of Business invites you to attend the 2014 Pregame Receptions before select home football games. Join us for this annual tradition on the Engebretson Quad just west of the business school, before heading over to Folsom Field to support your Colorado Buffaloes. Enjoy food and drinks with fellow alumni and friends. Events begin two hours before kickoff.

RSVP Required
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

Event Image Family Weekend 2014
All Day

This annual fall event provides an opportunity for CU parents and family members to visit your student's campus home, talk with university faculty and staff, attend classes and presentations, tour the campus and Boulder, cheer for the Colorado Buffaloes at an inter-conference football game against the University of Hawaii Warriors, and meet other CU-Boulder families. We hope to CU here!
International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Extreme Bowling Saturday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, colored lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell the Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Family Weekend 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This annual fall event provides an opportunity for CU parents and family members to visit your student's campus home, talk with university faculty and staff, attend classes and presentations, tour the campus and Boulder, cheer for the Colorado Buffaloes at an inter-conference football game against the University of Hawaii Warriors, and meet other CU-Boulder families. We hope to CU here!
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Takács Quartet
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  
Event Image Sunday Bowling Leagues
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Early and Late Bowling Leagues

Get together a team and be in a league! The Early Leagues are comprised of 4-person teams and Late Leagues have 2-person teams. 

Leagues only cost a one-time registration fee of $10/person and then $5 fee weekly/person. It's a fantastic value and fun way to meet up regularly with friends.

Sunday Early League: 6pm-8:30pm
Sunday Late League: 8:30pm-10:30pm
Leagues run September 14 through December 7. (No league on Nov. 23)

Call or email us to learn more. Also visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection
Event Image BM Junior Recital: Peter Mathys, piano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image Guest Recital: Rajeev Taranath, sarod
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  

Monday, September 22, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Event Image NYC Career Trek (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Are you a Leeds junior or senior? Are you interested in the marketing, media, or fashion industries? Apply by July 1st to go to New York City with Leeds Career Development and visit Facebook, Google, Ralph Lauren, Ogilvy & Mather, FactSet, and eMarketer! Click here for more details on the trek and how to apply. If you are a finance student, you can apply to the Burridge Center's Wall St. Trek by emailing them at burridge.center@colorado.edu
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
CU-Boulder AeroSpace Ventures Day
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CU-Boulder Aerospace Ventures Day - Part 1 Innovation (senior technologists, scientists and managers meet with faculty researchers from all aerospace-related disciplines). Part 2 Career Fair (corporate recruiters and hiring managers meet with undergraduate and graduate students from all aerospace-related disciplines)
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
CU-Boulder AeroSpace Ventures Day
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CU-Boulder Aerospace Ventures Day - Part 1 Innovation (senior technologists, scientists and managers meet with faculty researchers from all aerospace-related disciplines). Part 2 Career Fair (corporate recruiters and hiring managers meet with undergraduate and graduate students from all aerospace-related disciplines)
Event Image Keep Your Calm
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a 4-part series designed to help you make a change in your life by examining your thoughts, actions, and emotions. You will learn to get unstuck from your thoughts, to understand and work with your emotions, to use your body posture for positive change, and much more. There’s no better time than now to learn skills to deal with stressful situations and overwhelming emotions. All sessions will take place in C4C S440.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Department of Psychology & Neuroscience - Faculty Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Faculty Meeting 4pm - 5pm. MUEN E-214
Event Image True Partners Consulting Info Session
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Come learn about what positions True Partners will be hiring for this year and learn about their culture! 

True Partners Consulting LLC is a tax and business consulting services firm delivering a comprehensive range of intelligent tax advice in the financial areas of small, medium and large sized business clients. Our seasoned team of premier industry professionals is committed to building a global practice of integrity and sophistication. We have growing locations in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Tampa, London, as well as well as affiliate firms throughout Europe and Asia.

True Partners Consulting career progression is as follows:

  • Managing Director
  • Director
  • Senior Manager
  • Manager
  • Senior Tax Consultant
  • Tax Consultant

French 5 - ALTEC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French 5 - ALTEC
Cecile
Event Image Monday Night Bowl
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Start the week with some FUN! This is the best deal - bring friends. Everyone is welcome! 
Mondays, 6pm-close. 

Include dinner, snacks and beverages. The Connection will begin serving a new late night menu in September!
Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for details on all the events, and like us at www.facebook.com/cuconnection for the latest info. 
Event Image Takács Quartet
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Event Image NYC Career Trek (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Are you a Leeds junior or senior? Are you interested in the marketing, media, or fashion industries? Apply by July 1st to go to New York City with Leeds Career Development and visit Facebook, Google, Ralph Lauren, Ogilvy & Mather, FactSet, and eMarketer! Click here for more details on the trek and how to apply. If you are a finance student, you can apply to the Burridge Center's Wall St. Trek by emailing them at burridge.center@colorado.edu
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
New York City Reception for Leeds Alumni, Friends, & Corporate Partners
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dean David L. Ikenberry invites you to attend a

New York City Reception
for Leeds Alumni, Friends, & Corporate Partners

Tuesday, September 23
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Goldman Sachs Tower
200 West Street
South Lounge on the 12th floor
New York, New York

Hosted by alumni Keith Jones (’05), Walter Weil ('05)

Network with current business students in town for the 8th annual Wall Street Trek and the inaugural Marketing/Management NYC Trek

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be provided 

Please RSVP by Friday, September 19 
Limited Space Available

Questions? Please contact Sarah Martens.

Recently changed jobs? New preferred email address?
Please update your contact information!

Event Image Faculty Tuesday: Alejandro Cremaschi, piano with Daphne Leong, piano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Fall 2014 Withdrawals Assessed 40% Tuition


40% of tuition and fees will be assessed (60% refund) for withdrawals after this date. After this date Music students must get their dean’s signature to withdraw. See withdraw for more information.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Event Image NYC Career Trek (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Are you a Leeds junior or senior? Are you interested in the marketing, media, or fashion industries? Apply by July 1st to go to New York City with Leeds Career Development and visit Facebook, Google, Ralph Lauren, Ogilvy & Mather, FactSet, and eMarketer! Click here for more details on the trek and how to apply. If you are a finance student, you can apply to the Burridge Center's Wall St. Trek by emailing them at burridge.center@colorado.edu
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Men's Group
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Connect with other men to gain the support and inspiration you need. We explore all the things we face as men, including: relationships, social dynamics, troublesome behaviors, hopes and dreams, work and life direction, and masculinity in general.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
French 5 - ALTEC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French 5 - ALTEC
Cecile
Event Image Wednesday Workshop: Creating Your Essential E-Portfolio with Ginger Sheehy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn how to create your own online portfolio to showcase your work to employers, leading to more interviews and internship/job offers.  Network TV development veteran Ginger Sheehy will take you step-by-step through the thought process, creation and promotion of your e-portfolio.
Event Image 8 & 9-Ball Billiards Tournaments
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Test your skills, learn new skills and earn bragging rights at the Connection's 8 and 9-Ball Billiards Tournaments.  

Every other Wednesday. $5 entry fee. Prizes for the top finishers! Sign up starts 6pm at the Connection Front Desk; play begins at 7pm. Tournaments run in either double elimination or round robin format. BCA rules apply.

8-Ball Tournament dates:
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 19

9-Ball Tournament dates:
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 5
  • December 3

8 & 9 Ball Tournament: 
  • December 10

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Buff Up Your Academic Skills
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a 4-part series, rich with information to help you succeed academically. We will target specific skills like note taking, studying, and exam preparation. We will also help you  discover your learning style and create a schedule that works for you. It’s never too late to learn strategies to boost your academic performance. All sessions will take place in C4C S440.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
CS Colloquium: Sriram Sankaranarayanan (University of Colorado, Boulder)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Details to follow.
Swedish 2
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Swedish 2
Event Image University Symphony Orchestra
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  

Friday, September 26, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Pay Day


Pay day for August 31, 2014 - September 12, 2014 pay period.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops 
Event Image Calling all Gamers! Video Game Tournaments!
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Different Games Each Friday!

Are you a gamer? Want bragging rights? or prizes? Here's your chance!
$5 entry fee. Sign up starts at 6pm at the Connection front desk; games begin at 7pm. 

Games are on PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, or Nintendo Wii gaming systems. Tournament formats are double elimination and/or round robin. Prizes for the top finishers!

2014 DATES: 
September 12: Madden 15
September 26: Ultra Street Fighter
October 10: FIFA 15
October 24: Super Smash Bros. BRAWL
November 7: COD Advanced Warfare
December 5: Mario Kart
December 12: INJUSTICE: Gods Among Us

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for more events, special programs, food and beverage menus, and hours. 
Event Image Extreme Bowling Friday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, colored lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell the Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 
Event Image DMA Recital: Deborah Hui, collaborative piano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image Our Town
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Wilder’s beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic depicts life, love and death in the American town of Grover’s Corners. Small-town hopes and dreams expand into questions about meaning and purpose: How does one “realize life”? How do we take advantage of the time that we have? A poignant portrayal of how relationships and seemingly simple moments can provide the deepest echoes throughout our lives.

“One of the finest achievements of the current stage” – The New York Times

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Colorado Clarinet Days
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Colorado Clarinet Days, on September 27th and 28th at CU Boulder. Featuring masterclasses and workshops, vendor and product displays from Rico, Vandoren, Rockley Music of Denver, Taplin-Weir of Canada, Massed Clarinet Choir, Special appearance by the Ambler Colorado Clarinet Choir, Multiple Clarinet Recitals, Colorado Composers Competition Winners Concert. Additional Guest Artists include Jacob Beeman, Daryl Coad, Gregory Dufford, Copper Ferreira, Jerome Fleg, Lauren Jacobson, Robin Korevaar, Jessica Lindsey, Blake McGee, Timothy Phillips, Jeremy Reynolds, Jason Shafer, Daniel Silver, James Kellan Toohey, and Wesley Ferreira.

http://www.colorado.edu/music/departments/departments/woodwinds/colorado-clarinet-days
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Extreme Bowling Saturday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, colored lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell the Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 
Event Image Our Town
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Wilder’s beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic depicts life, love and death in the American town of Grover’s Corners. Small-town hopes and dreams expand into questions about meaning and purpose: How does one “realize life”? How do we take advantage of the time that we have? A poignant portrayal of how relationships and seemingly simple moments can provide the deepest echoes throughout our lives.

“One of the finest achievements of the current stage” – The New York Times

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Colorado Clarinet Days
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Colorado Clarinet Days, on September 27th and 28th at CU Boulder. Featuring masterclasses and workshops, vendor and product displays from Rico, Vandoren, Rockley Music of Denver, Taplin-Weir of Canada, Massed Clarinet Choir, Special appearance by the Ambler Colorado Clarinet Choir, Multiple Clarinet Recitals, Colorado Composers Competition Winners Concert. Additional Guest Artists include Jacob Beeman, Daryl Coad, Gregory Dufford, Copper Ferreira, Jerome Fleg, Lauren Jacobson, Robin Korevaar, Jessica Lindsey, Blake McGee, Timothy Phillips, Jeremy Reynolds, Jason Shafer, Daniel Silver, James Kellan Toohey, and Wesley Ferreira.

http://www.colorado.edu/music/departments/departments/woodwinds/colorado-clarinet-days
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Our Town
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wilder’s beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic depicts life, love and death in the American town of Grover’s Corners. Small-town hopes and dreams expand into questions about meaning and purpose: How does one “realize life”? How do we take advantage of the time that we have? A poignant portrayal of how relationships and seemingly simple moments can provide the deepest echoes throughout our lives.

“One of the finest achievements of the current stage” – The New York Times

Event Image Sunday Bowling Leagues
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Early and Late Bowling Leagues

Get together a team and be in a league! The Early Leagues are comprised of 4-person teams and Late Leagues have 2-person teams. 

Leagues only cost a one-time registration fee of $10/person and then $5 fee weekly/person. It's a fantastic value and fun way to meet up regularly with friends.

Sunday Early League: 6pm-8:30pm
Sunday Late League: 8:30pm-10:30pm
Leagues run September 14 through December 7. (No league on Nov. 23)

Call or email us to learn more. Also visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection

Monday, September 29, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Keep Your Calm
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a 4-part series designed to help you make a change in your life by examining your thoughts, actions, and emotions. You will learn to get unstuck from your thoughts, to understand and work with your emotions, to use your body posture for positive change, and much more. There’s no better time than now to learn skills to deal with stressful situations and overwhelming emotions. All sessions will take place in C4C S440.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image TBD
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

TBD
Cambridge Professor, Tony Badger Lecture: "LBJ, Al Gore Sr., and the World"
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER
Department of History
Presents:

TONY BADGER

Mellon Professor of History and Master of Clare College, Cambridge

 

“LBJ, Al Gore Sr., and the World”

 

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

EATON HUMANITIES 1B80

5:00 PM

 

 

Professor Badger is a specialist in post-World War II US Southern political history. His most recent book, FDR: The First Hundred Days, was described by Prime Minister Gordon Brown as “a classic example of how a work of history can illuminate the issues we’re dealing with today”. Barack Obama's regime is said to be using FDR's New Deal as a possible model for economic regeneration and, selecting Professor Badger's book as his book of the year in 2008, Brown commented: "The imagination and humanity at the heart of some of the great New Deal innovations changed American politics for ever and shaped the future of progressive politics across the world."

Professor Badger did his undergraduate and masters degrees at Cambridge and taught for 20 years at Newcastle University, before returning to Cambridge as Paul Mellon Professor in 1992. He was the Andrew Mellon Visiting Professorship at Tulane University from January to May 2000. Among his books on modern US history are "The New Deal: The Depression Years, 1933-1940' and 'New Deal/New South'. He is currently writing a biography of Albert Gore Sr, father of former vice-president Al Gore.

French 5 - ALTEC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French 5 - ALTEC
Cecile
Event Image Monday Night Bowl
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Start the week with some FUN! This is the best deal - bring friends. Everyone is welcome! 
Mondays, 6pm-close. 

Include dinner, snacks and beverages. The Connection will begin serving a new late night menu in September!
Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for details on all the events, and like us at www.facebook.com/cuconnection for the latest info. 
Event Image Study film and art in Rome next summer! Interest Meeting: 9/29
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Students can spend three weeks in May & June studying film, art, and culture in Rome. All majors can apply and receive 3 UD credits. Course taught in English. Fulfills UD Lit. & Arts core. Program led by Film Studies professor, Suranjan Ganguly. Film screenings and lectures are combined with excursions in & around Rome. Learn more at an informational meeting: Monday, September 29th, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m., ATLAS 1B31. http://studyabroad.colorado.edu

Event Image Guest Recital: Anna Wytko, saxophone
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Anna Marie Wytko, whose artistry has been described by distinguished Paris composer-pianist Roger Boutry as "brilliant - great sensitivity - exceptional color and vivid contrasts," is Assistant Professor of Music at Kansas State University where she teaches saxophone, chamber music, and music theory. A Yamaha Performing Artist-Clinician, Dr. Wytko has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Mexico. Upcoming-Recent guest concert-master class events include a guest artist tour in France including such venues as the National Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Paris, the Conservatoire Aulnay sous Bois de Paris, the Centre Cultural La Bouvèche Paris (Orsay), an international premiere performance at World Saxophone Congress XVI in St. Andrews, Scotland, and concert-master class events in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Abiquiu (NM), Phoenix, as well as in Wisconsin, Colorado, Oregon, and Kansas.
Event Image Guest Recital: Malek Jandali, pianist/composer
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image Opera Theatre Singers
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Free Poker Tournament
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday Night Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments

Everyone welcome! All skill levels. Win prizes.
Sign up starts at 6pm at the Connection front desk; cards fly at 7pm.

Tournament dates for fall semester: 
September 2, 16 & 30
October 14 & 28
November 11
December 2
Grand Championship Final: Dec 9

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection for more special programs and events at the Connection. 

Event Image Faculty Tuesday: Charles Wetherbee, violin with David Korevaar, piano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Washington Post called Wetherbee “a consummate artist… with flawless technique”. The Virginia Pilot said that he “… gave a performance of great conviction and emotion”. The Columbus Dispatch wrote “… a first rate showman… his double-stops, harmonics, and beautiful sound kept the audience spellbound”. As a recording artist, he is represented on Naxos, Seize the Music Records, Weasel Records, Vienna Modern Classics, as well as the Cascade labels, and was also featured on a recording with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra playing Massenet’s Meditation from Thaïs.

Violinist Charles Wetherbee brings to the CU College of Music a wealth of experience and expertise from his varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral concertmaster and teacher. He has performed throughout the world, including Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. He has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, the Garth Newell Center, the Hidden Valley Festival (CA), the Roycroft Chamber Festival (NY), the Nouvelle Academie International d’Été (Nice, France), the Olympic Music Festival (WA), the MidAmerica Music Festival (OH), and Strings in the Mountains (CO). Charles is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Fall Work-Study Use It or Lose It Deadline


Last day to start earning work study for Fall 2014 without it being cancelled. Please contact Student Employment if you need more time to begin earning your award.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
Event Image Work-Study Waitlist Review Begins


The Work-Study waitlist will be reviewed for the first time starting today (10/1/2014) and will continue to be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
October 1 - Apply for graduation online (no grace period) - MA students
All Day

MA students - If you plan to graduate at the end of Fall semester, you must apply to graduate online (www.mycuinfo.com) by October 1st.  There is no grace period.  If you don't apply to graduate by this deadline, you will not be able graduate as of the Fall term.  If you miss this deadline, but complete your program in the Fall, you will not officially graduate until Spring 2015.
October 1 - Apply for graduation online (no grace period) - PhD students
All Day

PhD students - If you plan to graduate at the end of Fall semester, you must apply to graduate online (www.mycuinfo.com) by October 1st.  There is no grace period.  If you don't apply to graduate by this deadline, you will not be able graduate as of the Fall term.  If you miss this deadline, but complete your program in the Fall, you will not officially graduate until Spring 2015.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Event Image Time Collection Due Date
All Day

Off-Campus time collection is due October 1, 2014 for pay period September 14, 2014 - September 27, 2014. The pay date is October 10, 2014.

On-Campus
time collection is due October 2, 2014 for pay period September 14, 2014 - September 27, 2014. The pay date is October 10, 2014.
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Spring 2015 Centrally Controlled Classroom Assignments Created
8:00 AM

 Assignments are posted in ISIS and a printout will be e-mailed to departments. Assignments should be carefully reviewed. If you were not assigned a classroom, you should contact Academic Scheduling immediately.
Spring 2015 Change Request for Schedule of Classes (Multi-Day Event)
8:00 AM

Departments can contact Academic Scheduling for any changes that need to be made to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes. A Course Term Update Form is not required (because the shopping cart is not viewable). The period to make requests for changes ends on Oct. 10, 2014.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Group Meeting - Chun/Kelly M
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Event Image Men's Group
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Connect with other men to gain the support and inspiration you need. We explore all the things we face as men, including: relationships, social dynamics, troublesome behaviors, hopes and dreams, work and life direction, and masculinity in general.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
French 5 - ALTEC
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

French 5 - ALTEC
Cecile
Event Image FactSet Info Session
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Enjoy snacks while learning about FactSet, a multinational financial data and software company. The company provides financial information and analytic software for investment professionals. FactSet was Ranked #44 on FORTUNE's "Best Companies to Work For" list, for the fifth time in the U.S.

 Learn about positions they are hiring
for and hear about great perks of employment, like 
  • Certification reimbursement for eligible expenses related to the CFA exams
  • Financial assistance for fully accredited, eligible academic coursework
  • Locations accessible by mass transit
  • Sodas, juices, hot beverages, and a variety of snacks all day
  • Free working lunch in the office

Event Image Our Town
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Wilder’s beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic depicts life, love and death in the American town of Grover’s Corners. Small-town hopes and dreams expand into questions about meaning and purpose: How does one “realize life”? How do we take advantage of the time that we have? A poignant portrayal of how relationships and seemingly simple moments can provide the deepest echoes throughout our lives.

“One of the finest achievements of the current stage” – The New York Times

Event Image Pendulum New Music
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Spring 2015 Change Request for Schedule of Classes (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Departments can contact Academic Scheduling for any changes that need to be made to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes. A Course Term Update Form is not required (because the shopping cart is not viewable). The period to make requests for changes ends on Oct. 10, 2014.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Beginning the American Dream: Building Credit in the U.S. (Workshop for International Students)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Establishing good credit is critical in order to secure major purchases such as a home or a car in the United States.  There are unique challenges international students, faculty and staff face when chasing the American Dream.  Nicholas Cheong (Banking Officer, 1st Bank) was in international student himself.  He will use his first-hand experience to walk you through the steps to begin building credit and a solid foundation for financial stability and success in the U.S.  This workshop will cover:

-Defining credit history and credit scores and explain how this works in the U.S.
-Steps to building credit
-Maintaining good credit

This workshop is open to all international students, faculty and staff.

Location:  Regent Administrative Center, Room 302

Space is limited.  Please RSVP by sending us an email to CUmoneysense@colorado.edu to let us know you'll be there.

Sponsored by CU Money Sense.  For more information about managing your money, credit, debt, and protecting your identity, visit CU Money Sense or check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

Event Image Buff Up Your Academic Skills
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a 4-part series, rich with information to help you succeed academically. We will target specific skills like note taking, studying, and exam preparation. We will also help you  discover your learning style and create a schedule that works for you. It’s never too late to learn strategies to boost your academic performance. All sessions will take place in C4C S440.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
CS Colloquium: Kenneth E. Jansen (University of Colorado, Boulder)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Details to Follow.
Event Image PMP Fall Kick-Off
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the Professional Mentorship Program in celebrating the start of another great year of mentorship. This will be the first opportunity for students in the program to meet their mentor. All students and mentors in this program are invited to attend. We hope to see you there! RSVP link will be added once the school year starts. 
Swedish 2
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Swedish 2
Event Image DMA Recital: William Kinne, conductor
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image Our Town
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Wilder’s beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic depicts life, love and death in the American town of Grover’s Corners. Small-town hopes and dreams expand into questions about meaning and purpose: How does one “realize life”? How do we take advantage of the time that we have? A poignant portrayal of how relationships and seemingly simple moments can provide the deepest echoes throughout our lives.

“One of the finest achievements of the current stage” – The New York Times

Event Image Karaoke Nights
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sing along with us to some great tunes!

Karaoke Nights return by popular demand. Bring your friends and join in for a great night of fun, music, food and beverages.
Thursdays at 8pm on:
  • September 4 & 18
  • October 2, 16 & 30
  • November 13
  • December 4 & 11
Starts 8pm in Club 156, right next door to the Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC.
Click here to check out all the events at the Connection: www.colorado.edu/umc/connection 

Friday, October 03, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Spring 2015 Change Request for Schedule of Classes (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Departments can contact Academic Scheduling for any changes that need to be made to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes. A Course Term Update Form is not required (because the shopping cart is not viewable). The period to make requests for changes ends on Oct. 10, 2014.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

​To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops
Event Image Understanding Self and Others
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This group provides a supportive space for students to deepen self-understanding and to explore ways of relating more comfortably to others. This group is also designed to help  students learn to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, family dynamics, and other personal concerns.

To sign up for this workshop, visit:
http://www.colorado.edu/counseling/node/273#overlay-context=services/groups-workshops 
Event Image Extreme Bowling Friday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, colored lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell the Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 
Event Image MM Recital: Abigail Triemer, soprano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  
Event Image Our Town
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Wilder’s beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic depicts life, love and death in the American town of Grover’s Corners. Small-town hopes and dreams expand into questions about meaning and purpose: How does one “realize life”? How do we take advantage of the time that we have? A poignant portrayal of how relationships and seemingly simple moments can provide the deepest echoes throughout our lives.

“One of the finest achievements of the current stage” – The New York Times

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Leeds Football Pregame CU vs. Oregon State


The Leeds School of Business invites you to attend the 2014 Pregame Receptions before select home football games. Join us for this annual tradition on the Engebretson Quad just west of the business school, before heading over to Folsom Field to support your Colorado Buffaloes. Enjoy food and drinks with fellow alumni and friends. Events begin two hours before kickoff.

RSVP Required
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Spring 2015 Change Request for Schedule of Classes (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Departments can contact Academic Scheduling for any changes that need to be made to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes. A Course Term Update Form is not required (because the shopping cart is not viewable). The period to make requests for changes ends on Oct. 10, 2014.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Extreme Bowling Saturday Nights
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS!

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, colored lane lights, color pins and lots of great tunes! It's the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder - and it's fun for all ages. 

Win prizes for Color Pin Strikes! NOTE: you must tell the Connection Staff before bowling the strike. 

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about all the events, special programs, food, beverages, prices and hours. Note: The Connection, 1st floor UMC, is closed when the building is closed. 
Event Image Our Town
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Wilder’s beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic depicts life, love and death in the American town of Grover’s Corners. Small-town hopes and dreams expand into questions about meaning and purpose: How does one “realize life”? How do we take advantage of the time that we have? A poignant portrayal of how relationships and seemingly simple moments can provide the deepest echoes throughout our lives.

“One of the finest achievements of the current stage” – The New York Times

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. The empirical work of pioneer nanochemist Geoffrey Ozin and his colleagues, who apply nanoscience and nanotechnology to help solve today’s most urgent environmental challenges, inspire many of Siler’s recent artworks.

In 2011 Geoffrey Ozin and Todd Siler co-founded ArtNano Innovations, (www.ArtNanoInnovations.com) meeting by chance at the World Cultural Council’s Awards Ceremony where Dr. Ozin received the Albert Einstein World Award for Science and Siler received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts. Siler has been represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts since 1981 and his artworks are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Denver Art Museum, among others.

Geoffrey Ozin studied at King’s College London and Oriel College Oxford University. He is the Tier 1 Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and Nanochemistry, and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Toronto. Most recently, Dr. Ozin was nominated for the 2014 Kavli Nanoscience Prize in recognition of the originality and significance of his visionary work in the field of Nanochemistry.

International Coffee Hour (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

International Coffee Hour starts on Friday, August 29. Don't miss this weekly event for the whole campus to relax and get acquainted. Free refreshments and a weekly drawing. Every Friday when classes are in session.
Shakespearean Dramaturgy Class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Troilus and Cressida class (ages 12-18) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11. Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes. This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Shakespeare 2000 (ages 8-14) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre. In this 10-week class, students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Spring 2015 Change Request for Schedule of Classes (Multi-Day Event)
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Departments can contact Academic Scheduling for any changes that need to be made to the Spring 2015 schedule of classes. A Course Term Update Form is not required (because the shopping cart is not viewable). The period to make requests for changes ends on Oct. 10, 2014.
Event Image Bowling & Billiards Weekday Early Bird Specials
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early-Bird and Mid-Day Break Specials
Take a great break during your day -- for only a dollar!

Early-Bird Specials:
11am-2pm
Bowling: $1/game and $1/shoe rental per person
Billiards: $1 per hour/person

Mid-Day Specials:
2pm-5pm
Bowling: 1/2 of regular game rate; $1.25 shoe rental
Billiards: 1/2 regular rates

Visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection to learn about other special programs and activities. 
Event Image Our Town
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wilder’s beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic depicts life, love and death in the American town of Grover’s Corners. Small-town hopes and dreams expand into questions about meaning and purpose: How does one “realize life”? How do we take advantage of the time that we have? A poignant portrayal of how relationships and seemingly simple moments can provide the deepest echoes throughout our lives.

“One of the finest achievements of the current stage” – The New York Times

Event Image BM Junior Recital: Kate Manley, soprano
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  
Event Image Sunday Bowling Leagues
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Early and Late Bowling Leagues

Get together a team and be in a league! The Early Leagues are comprised of 4-person teams and Late Leagues have 2-person teams. 

Leagues only cost a one-time registration fee of $10/person and then $5 fee weekly/person. It's a fantastic value and fun way to meet up regularly with friends.

Sunday Early League: 6pm-8:30pm
Sunday Late League: 8:30pm-10:30pm
Leagues run September 14 through December 7. (No league on Nov. 23)

Call or email us to learn more. Also visit www.colorado.edu/umc/connection

Monday, October 06, 2014

Event Image Art + Maps Exhibit


Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary expressions of map design.

• Enhanced remote-sensing images by Karl Mueller, CU-Boulder Geological Sciences Department
• Quilts by Barbara Olson, Boulder fiber artist
• Paintings by Alan Paine Radebaugh, New Mexico painter
• Pen and watercolor works on paper by Michael Theodore, CU-Boulder College of Music, Theory and Composition Department

Natural forms and earth processes inform the work of these four artists. The juxtaposition of art and maps highlights their formal similarities, yet also reveals elements and functions showing where the purposes of the two formats diverge. A selection of maps emphasizes artistry in cartographic production from various time periods and cultures.
Several attributes particular to maps, such as decorative borders, cartouches, and directional signs are displayed.

Curated by Naomi Heiser, our lead cataloger and resident historical map expert.
Event Image Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism


A visual depiction of the life and work of Reb Zalman, widely considered one of the most significant Jewish spiritual leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, who also taught mysticism and psychology of religion at several universities, including Naropa, and founded the influential Spiritual Eldering movement.

The images and artifacts come from the University of Colorado Boulder Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi Collection, which anchors the CU-Boulder Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive. The CU-Boulder Program in Jewish Studies is an active collaborator on the development of the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive.

Learn more at the exhibit website.
A Table (Somewhat): Conversations Between Objects (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The title of Richard Artschwager’s Table (Somewhat) proposes a parenthetical quandary. If its existence as a table is called into question one might reasonably wonder "What, if not a table?” 

A Table (Somewhat) is the first in a series of exhibitions subtitled Conversations Between Objects, which provoke a dialog between artworks that span different times and places. CUAM’s Dillon Collection of Scholar’s Rocks stems from an ancient Chinese tradition in which certain characteristics are treasured for containing the infinite within gnarled and veined forms. Contemplating these palm-sized rocks from different perspectives slows down looking. Shifts in scale guide human perception from the finite realities of physical matter to macrocosmic associations. Animals, cascading rivers, and otherworldly mountain formations reveal themselves to the mind's delight. Artschwager's miniaturized formica table is deceptively straightforward, but also disorients thought. A cube of faux tigerwood legs framing blocks of grass green and blue sky begs the question "What, if not a Table?"

This is the inaugural exhibition curated by Director and Chief Curator Sandra Q. Firmin. 

Event Image ART/TEKNE: Part 3 "Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential" (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Todd Siler’s large-scale installation Metaphorming Nature features a selection of artworks that interpret what nature makes and what we make of nature. The installation replicates the limbic system—the heart of the human brain—where intuitions, feelings and emotions are integrated and interpreted. Wrapping around curved walls for over 100 feet, Thought Assemblies explores the world of real and imaginary structures generated by the billions of neurons that make up the brain’s creative engine of innovation. The immersive environment presents a mosaic of interrelated paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photomontages produced over the last four decades. Other artworks visualize nano- and macro-scale processes and physical matter, in which the invisible sparks between atoms seem to transform into a swirling cosmos of possibilities. Large swathes of fiery reds morph into subdued blues, tapping into the range of human emotions triggered by aesthetic experiences. Siler highlights the human brain’s handiwork in everything it creates, connecting it all back to nature’s innovations. T