Buff Bulletin Board

This site is a listing of notices, training/seminars, jobs, campus services and events. Buff Bulletin is a service of Campus Communications.


Spring internships at The Nature Conservancy and History Colorado

If you are a CU Boulder junior or senior interested in an internship at History Colorado or The Nature Conservancy next semester, Center of the American West may be able to help you make that happen.  

Our current openings include working as a research assistant or a school groups tour guide at History Colorado; and assisting with conservation science projects at The Nature Conservancy. Most of your time will be spent working at these organizations, and there will also be some academic activities under the guidance of a faculty advisor. 

Please see our website for more details and application instructions.

Public auction at CU Boulder Saturday, Dec. 16

CU Boulder Distribution Center

CU Boulder Property Services will hold a public auction of surplus property and equipment on Saturday, Dec. 16. Items will be available for preview beginning at 8 a.m., and the auction will begin at 9 a.m.

Auctions are held on the east side of the CU Boulder Distribution Center at 3300 Walnut St, Unit B.

Thursday, Dec. 14, is set aside specifically for CU Boulder departmental viewing only. To best serve our campus, we want to give CU departments a chance to acquire surplus items before they go on sale to the public. Preview times are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 15, is set aside for a public preview of items from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Items may not be purchased at this time.

McClanahan Lecture to explore classical rhetoric in 'Julius Caesar'

Statue of Antony Brando

McClanahan Lecture: "Classical Rhetoric in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar" by Tyler Lansford

Among Shakespeare’s Roman plays, Julius Caesar is arguably the most Roman in both substance and form: Not only is the title character Rome’s premier imperialist, the very language breathes a uniquely authentic Roman atmosphere. A characteristic aspect of this Romanitas or ‘Roman-ness’ is the central importance of public eloquence: In true Roman fashion, it is persuasive speech that carries the day ("Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!"). 

This talk explores the manner in which the ars rhetorica of Aristotle, Cicero and Quintilian pervades and animates Shakespeare’s searching meditation on the justice of tyrannicide.

Lansford (PhD, University of Washington) is an instructor in the Department of Classics. Rhetorical demonstrations will be provided by Andy Walker, who played Decius Brutus/Pindarus in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s 2017 production of Julius Caesar.

Sponsored by Mary E.V. McClanahan and the Department of Classics. Parking is available just north of Eaton Humanities at 1610 Pleasant St.

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m.
Eaton Humanities, room 150

Dec. 6 lecture to analyze Western Mexico shaft tomb figures

Shaft tomb figure of Western Mexico

"A Question of Life or Death: Renewing the Inquiry into the Shaft Tomb Figures of Western Mexico" by Professor Chris Beekman, CU Denver

The ceramic effigies found in shaft tombs of West Mexico have been used as evidence of shamanistic obsession with the underworld, but Beekman will be discussing how recent excavations and analysis of museum collections have called this interpretation into question. 

This free, public lecture is presented in partnership with the Archaeological Institute of America. Seating is limited. 

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.
CU Museum of Natural History, Paleontology Hall

Introduction to QGIS workshop Nov. 21

Earth Sciences & Map Library

If you’re curious about the world of free and open-source GIS software, it’s time to give QGIS a try. 

QGIS is a premier GIS desktop software application that works on PC, Mac and Linux (not to mention Android). In this workshop we will introduce the QGIS interface and guide you through common GIS procedures. 

Laptops with requisite software applications will be provided. Participants may also bring a personal laptop with QGIS installed prior to the workshop (visit QGIS.org to install for free). Email philip.white@colorado.edu if you need assistance installing the software.

Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is requested.

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 1–2:30 p.m.
Earth Sciences & Map Library Conference Room (Benson 165G)

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.

Use your bus pass to get to DIA this fall break

Broadway & Euclid

If you’re planning to fly over fall break, remember that your RTD Student Bus Pass allows you to ride to and from Denver International Airport for free. Save money on parking and gas, and avoid the stress of driving.

The SkyRide bus (use route AB) departs hourly on weekdays and weekends from the downtown Boulder Station, Broadway & Euclid, and Broadway & 27th Way. The bus takes about an hour and 15 minutes to get to DIA from these Boulder stops.

Reservations aren't necessary, but know this is a popular service this time of year, and lines will be long. RTD will run two buses for most scheduled times on this route leading up to fall break. If you can't get on a bus because it's full, check with the driver—it's likely they will have another one right behind it. SkyRide buses always leave exactly at the scheduled time or before, so leave plenty of time to get to the bus stop.

Have a happy, healthy and safe fall break!

Wait Your Turn: Recognizing and Interrupting Sexism

During this interactive 90-minute training designed for staff and faculty, participants will engage in small- and large-group discussions to help identify examples of sexism in their lives or in an institution they participate in. They will also learn strategies for interrupting sexism. 

Register for the training in advance. Please wait for a confirmation, as we have a minimum and maximum number of participants. 

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2–3:30 p.m.
University Memorial Center, room 386

Feeling depressed, down, sad or blue?

Affordable psychotherapy is available at the Raimy Clinic in the Muenzinger Psychology Building on Main Campus. Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help to individuals coping with depression, sadness, isolation, feeling down and other difficulties, as well as help you meet your goals for improving your mood and increasing healthy behaviors.

For more information, call our intake line at 303-492-5177.

Stage It Like Shakespeare: 2-day workshop, ages 10-18

Kids performing Shakespeare on stage

Ever wonder how Shakespeare’s acting company rehearsed and performed their plays? Come find out! Join Colorado Shakespeare Festival teaching artists as they guide you through an Elizabethan rehearsal process. 

In the first session Dec. 2, participants will learn about “original practices” and receive cue scripts, which they will take home and memorize during the week. On Dec. 9, students will rehearse their parts and stage a performance for friends and family. 

Don’t miss the chance to stage it like Shakespeare! Open to students of all experience levels and abilities. 

Price to register is $80. Scholarships are available; to apply, click and follow registration links here.

Faculty and staff can get $10 off with the code BUFFBARDW17.

Saturdays, Dec. 2 and 9, 1–4 p.m
Wesley Fellowship Theater
1290 Folsom St., Boulder

One-on-one financial sessions for employees

CU employees are eligible to meet with financial professionals from the university’s retirement plan service provider TIAA at no cost.

Discuss any financial issue—from everyday budgeting to managing debt and (of course) retirement planning.

You can meet with a consultant at any of the scheduled sessions at the University Memorial Center:

Tuesday, Nov. 21, UMC 404 Wednesday, Nov. 22, UMC 404 Wednesday, Nov. 29, UMC 454

Employees can also schedule alternate appointments or speak with a consultant on the phone at 1-800-842-2252.

Questions? Email Thomas Martinez in Employee Services at thomas.martinez@cu.edu or call 303-860-4263.

Bike stations closing for the season

Snowy bikes

The Folsom and UMC bike stations will close for the season starting Friday, Nov. 17.

While the stations are closed, bike maintenance will still be available via our Mobile Mechanic service. The Mobile Mechanic will meet you at the bike station or your preferred campus location.

Both stations will reopen for next season on March 1, 2018.

Questions about Mobile Mechanic or any campus bike-related inquiries can always be directed to bicycle@colorado.edu or 303-735-BIKE.

Shakespeare's Worst Love Stories: 1-day workshop, ages 8-18

Shakespeare performers

Roses are red, violets are blue
Shakespeare's worst love stories, performed by you!

Calling all skeptics! Shakespeare's love stories aren't all lovey-dovey, and they don't all involve a balcony. Sometimes being part of a Shakespearean couple is downright complicated! Counteract the saccharine Valentine's Day festivities with some oddball love stories. A fairy queen falls for a donkey. Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth are smitten with power (and each other...?), and Beatrice and Benedick are too wise to woo peaceably. Celebrate Valentine's Day, Bard-style. 

This one-day workshop culminates in an informal showing at 2:30 p.m. for friends and family. Open to students of all experience levels and abilities. Bring water, a lunch and snacks to keep your energy going!

Price is $65. Scholarships available upon request.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wesley Fellowship Theater
1290 Folsom St., Boulder