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Oct. 24 lecture to explore ecology of plague in Western U.S.

Prairie dog in Utah

Join the CU Museum of Natural History Oct. 24 for a free lecture, "Combating the Black Death: Mitigating Sylvatic Plague in the Western United States."

The word plague is used to describe a multitude of biological events with negative consequences for humans. Speaking strictly, however, there is one plague–-the zoonotic disease caused by Yersinia pestis, a flea-borne bacterium that infects mammal hosts, including humans. Plague is arguably best known for causing the Black Death in Europe, the greatest public health disaster in history. However, plague persists mostly in wildlife and can infect mammals of at least 73 genera and more than 200 species globally. 

This presentation will summarize research on the ecology of plague in the Western U.S. Controlled experiments demonstrate that plague is causing chronic problems in populations of many mammals, including threatened and endangered species. Moreover, several lines of evidence suggest plague is disrupting ecosystem functions, for instance when the disease suppresses populations of keystone or foundation species. Case examples will be presented, and a proposal will be extended for a greater emphasis on the conservation ramifications of plague.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.
CU Museum of Natural History

Education Abroad interest meeting: Ireland

University College Dublin, River Liffey

Writing in Ireland Global Seminar

Complete your A&S Core upper-division written communication requirement abroad in Ireland next June! You'll create your own Irish Odyssey digital story and explore both Dublin and the Irish countryside, including taking part in the exciting Bloomsday Festival. 

Learn more at an interest meeting with the director Catherine Kunce.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m.
Center for Community, room S435

International Education Week photo contest deadline extended

Photo of children in Tanzania

The deadline to submit photos has been extended to Friday, Oct. 27. First place gets a $75 gift card!

In honor of the upcoming International Education Week, Nov.13-17, Education Abroad and International Student and Scholar Services is excited to announce a photo contest open to recent study abroad returnees and current international students and scholars.

Entrants are encouraged to submit a photo that reflects International Education Week’s mission of promoting international and intercultural understanding.

Three winners will be selected from Education Abroad Alumni photo submissions, and three winners will be selected from the International Student and Scholar photo submissions. Winners will be honored at a reception Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Submit your photo online now. Please read the rules and eligibility requirements carefully before submitting your photo.

Stay tuned for more details on International Education Week and all the great events to look forward to in November. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Professor to provide insight on feminist legal theory, equality

43rd annual Austin W. Scott, Jr. Lecture "Essentially a Mother"

Join the University of Colorado Law School Dec. 1 for this year's Austin W. Scott, Jr. Lecture featuring Professor Jennifer S. Hendricks.

When employer-provided health insurance covers contraception, is that sex equality, special benefits for women, or something else? What about workplace accommodations for breastfeeding? 

Historically, U.S. courts would have called these sorts of benefits "special rights," not required—and perhaps even suspect—under legal guarantors of equality. In recent years, however, public debates and court decisions have shifted toward treating "women's unique biology" as something that must be accommodated in order to attain sex equality. Is this progress, or does it stereotype women as mothers and hinder their advancement?

In her talk, Hendricks will discuss these questions and more and provide insight on how the law and feminist legal theory have struggled to reconcile biological sex differences with principles of equality.

A reception for registered guests will follow the lecture. Please visit the event page for more information and to register. RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

Watch Buffs football via ESPN this Saturday

The Colorado at Washington State football game on Saturday, Oct. 21, in Pullman will kick off at 8:45 p.m. MDT and will be televised nationally by ESPN. Other Pac-12 selections this Saturday follow in MDT.

Arizona State at Utah
1:30 p.m., FS1

Oregon at UCLA
2 p.m., Pac-12 Networks

USC at Notre Dame
5:30 p.m., NBC

Arizona at California
6 p.m., Pac-12 Networks

Fun research projects for kids

Junior Scientists

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children age birth to 12 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self-control, language and cognitive strategies. 

A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel, and kids receive a fun prize.

To sign up, please visit our website; email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth and parent contact information (address/phone number/email address); or call us at 303-492-6389.

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page.

Conference to explore the social implications of technological change

Edmund P. Russell

The rapid acceleration of communications technology is changing our society and economy in profound ways. At this conference, we will examine the social implications and impacts of the information technology revolution, considering how the telegraph parallels the modern rise of social networks, mobile computing and introduction of global access to broadband networks. In so doing, we will also consider what laws and policy can mitigate less desirable impacts of information technology in our lives.

In this program, Edmund Russell, professor of history at Boston University now working on a project evaluating the development and impact of the telegraph, will present his work on the topic. A panel of experts will then discuss the implications of this technological change and link it to the ongoing challenges and opportunities related to the acceleration of information production and consumption.

If you need any accommodations, please email Susanna Weller at susanna.weller@colorado.edu or call 303-492-5442, and we will gladly make any necessary arrangements.

This event is held in partnership with the Silicon Flatirons Center and College of Media, Communication and Information. Read more from CU Boulder Today.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 3-6:15 p.m.
Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

Students: Participate in a paid study on mood, emotion

Pep Lab logo

Interested in your moods and thoughts? Participate in a paid study on emotion and mood here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. 

Earn up to $200 to participate in studies involving answering questions about your feelings and thoughts, watching brief films, playing computer games and keeping a log of your emotions and activities.

The study includes two separate visits and pays $10 per hour in cash (first visit is 2-3 hours, second is 4 hours). There is an option for paid follow-up phone interviews in addition.

For more information, please complete the screening survey. If you have questions, email gruberpeplab@gmail.com or visit our website.
 

Lecture to examine U.S.-Korea alliance, partnership

Illustration of Republic of Korea flag

Please join Jimin Kim, deputy consul general of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco, for a free, public talk titled "Enduring Korea-U.S. Alliance and Partnership: Linchpin of Peace and Security and Driving Force for Prosperity."

Forged in blood during the Korean War 1950–53, the alliance between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United States has served as a linchpin for peace and security of the Korean Peninsula, the Asia-Pacific Region and beyond, laying the foundation for the ROK to become one of the most vibrant democracies and advanced economies in the world.

Meanwhile, North Korea continues to pose threats with its nuclear and missile programs despite the urging of the international community including a series of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

Against this background, Kim will talk about the latest developments in the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia and also the future prospect of the ROK-U.S. alliance and partnership under the new ROK government.

CAS Event
Thursday, Nov. 2, 5 p.m.
Eaton Humanities, room 250

Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 10

Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 10

Join the University Memorial Center and the Office of Veteran Services for the 2017 Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.

Featuring:
Rear Admiral Rick Snyder, United States Navy
CU Boulder Joint ROTC Color Guard

The ceremony will be followed by reception and time to celebrate the new artifacts received from the USS Colorado BB-45.

Friday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.
UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

Education Abroad interest meeting: Prague

Cathedral in Prague

Global Seminar: Prague Past & Present

Want to travel around Prague and earn 3 credits this May? Join Professor Jennifer Fluri on this Maymester Global Seminar. You will explore the unique history and geography of the Czech Republic and conduct an independent research project.

This course has also been approved for the Contemporary Societies A&S Core. Learn more at the Oct. 19 interest meeting.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m.
Center for Community, room N215

Sing your heart out at Karaoke Night

Karaoke Night - Club 156, Thursdays, 8 p.m.

Do you sing in the car? Here's your chance to take your best rendition of "Purple Rain" or "Love Shack" to the people!

Get the full rockstar experience with Club 156’s sound and light systems. Karaoke starts at 8 p.m. Food and beverages are right next door in The Connection.

Upcoming dates:
Oct. 19
Nov. 2, 16, 30
Dec. 14

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