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Think! talk: 'Why We Are Irrational About Politics'

The Center for Values and Social Policy invites you to a Think! talk by Philosophy Professor Michael Huemer titled "Why We Are Irrational About Politics."

Why doesn't everyone agree with you about politics? The best explanation is they are being irrational and not, for example, that political issues are especially difficult or we lack sufficient information to resolve them. Huemer will discuss why people are especially irrational about this particular subject, and how and why they adopt the beliefs they want to adopt. The bad news: You're probably being irrational, too.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Education building, room 220

Education Abroad informational meeting: Boren Awards Scholarship

Do you plan to study abroad in a non-traditional location during the 2018–19 academic year? Boren Scholarships support undergraduate study abroad in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Latin American (Europe/Oceania/Semester at Sea excluded) and graduate research abroad in these regions as well.

The Boren Scholarship on-campus application deadline will be in late January for study abroad during the 2018–19 academic year, so advanced planning is necessary! To learn more, attend the informational meeting.

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 3 p.m.
Norlin Library, room S421

Research forum, Asian Studies meet and greet for undergraduates

Please join us as CU Boulder faculty members Nabil Echchaibi (Center for Media, Religion and Culture), Jennifer Fluri (Department of Geography) and Rahul Bjørn Parson (Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations) discuss how they identify subjects for study and approach their research.

The Faculty Research Forum will be followed by a student-faculty meet and greet at 6 p.m. The Sink. Come meet and mingle with CAS faculty and other students with an interest in Asia and learn about our programs and events! Even if you cannot make the the research forum, we encourage students interested in learning about Asia to join us for the meet and greet after! Pizza will be served.

This event is intended for CU undergraduate students and faculty.

CAS Event
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m.
Center for Community (C4C), third floor, Abrams Lounge

Education Abroad interest meeting: Dante in Florence

Dante in Florence Global Seminar

You don't have to know any Italian to spend part of your summer studying in Italy! Spend Maymester with CU Boulder’s Suzanne Magnanini exploring Florence’s historic streets. Learn about Dante, his inferno, paintings and frescoes inspired by the poem. The course fulfills upper-division Literature and the Arts core. Come learn more at the interest meeting. See you there!

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 5 to 6 p.m.
Center for Community (C4C), room S341

'Progress & Prosperity' lecture by Daan Roggeveen

 Daan Roggeveen

Please join us as Daan Roggeveen, renowned architect and partner at MORE Architecture, delivers a lecture on Chinese urban development and architecture.

The Chinese metropolis has developed into the world’s most successful urban scheme. Combining bottom-up energy with top-down force, it pushes cities and their inhabitants towards progress, fast-forward. China’s megacities are efficient, with well-functioning infrastructures, top-notch public transport, proper housing, steady economic growth, a low crime rate, an attractive climate for foreign investors and a glitzy skyline to boot. Can this metropolis be the blueprint for cities worldwide?

In this lecture, Roggeveen questions and investigates the current condition of the (Chinese) megacity and its shift from prosperity to progress. Connecting theory with practice, Roggeveen reveals a new understanding of the 21st century urban condition. Starting in Shanghai, this lecture describes a transformation towards a post-colonial urban condition in which Chinese urbanism will impact cities globally.

This event is free and open to the public.

CAS Event
Monday, Oct. 9, 5:45 p.m.
Environmental Design Building, room 134

Trivia Night at The Connection

Trivia Night Mondays at 7 p.m.

New this year: Join The Connection on Mondays for Trivia Night! 

Test your knowledge of everything from celebrities to sports to history and more. $5 entry fee. Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Games begin at 7 p.m., with prizes for top finishers!

Upcoming dates:
Sept. 11, 25
Oct. 9, 23
Nov. 6, 27
Dec. 11

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events | The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor

Learn about HIPAA, FERPA and compliance at Wardenburg Health Services

Brown bag, notebook, pen and orange

This month's Ethics and Compliance education series presentation is Monday, Sept. 25, exploring HIPAA, FERPA and compliance at Wardenburg Health Services.

The presentation will feature Jane Huseman and Michele Van Pelt with Wardenburg Health Services, providing insights into the ethical considerations around health records for both students and non-student patients. This session will provide a baseline understanding of the intricacies around patient privacy and ensure each attendee has the knowledge to better support our students.

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit the website below for full event details.

Monday, Sept. 25, noon to 1 p.m.
Recreation Center Ice Rink Overlook Large Meeting Room

Education Abroad interest meeting: Paris

International Strategic Communication in Paris Global Seminar

Earn 6 credits when you take two back-to-back courses while spending six weeks in Paris next summer, and experience all this city has to offer in terms of strategic communication and the international perspective it hinges upon.

Join the interest meeting with faculty directors Chris Vargo and Toby Hopp to learn more.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 5 to 6 p.m.
Guggenheim Geography, room 206

Open call for Global Citizen Awards nominations, due Oct. 3

The Office of International Education (OIE) is pleased to announce our annual call for Global Citizen Award nominations. These awards recognize members of the CU Boulder community who have made outstanding contributions to international understanding.

Nominations for the following awards are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 3:

  • Campus Global Citizen
  • Muneeb Kamal International Student of the Year
  • Education Abroad Student of the Year

The awards will be given Nov. 15 at a special ceremony during International Education Week. For more information, please visit the OIE website.

Call of Duty video game tournament

Video Game Tournaments at The Connection Fridays 7 p.m. to midnight

Are you a gamer? Want bragging rights? Here’s your chance!

Join one of the weekly video game tournaments at The Connection. Sign up starts 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. $5 entry fee. Play begins at 7 p.m. Tournament formats are double elimination and/or round robin, with prizes for top finishers!

Upcoming dates:
Sept. 22: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on PS4
Oct. 20: NHL 17 on Xbox One
Nov. 17: Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events | The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor

Panelists to examine disaster response, vulnerable populations

How can disaster response effectively address vulnerable populations, that is, those “left behind” by inequalities in race, class, gender, and bodily impairment? How should the state take such inequalities into account in disaster policy, and how can citizen groups affected by disaster effectively negotiate these inequalities to pursue a unified goal?

Drawing on fieldwork-based case studies and ethical theory, panelists will examine how disaster response is inflected by vulnerability and how it could be improved.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Education building, room 220

Extreme Bowling on Friday and Saturday nights

Extreme Bowling Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. to close, at The Connection

Electrify your Friday and Saturday nights at the only extreme bowling in Boulder! From 7 p.m. to close, enjoy black lights, lane lights and color pins. Win prizes for color head pin strikes.

Upcoming dates:
Every Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 16
Except for fall break Nov. 24–25

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events | The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor

Puzzled and perplexed by populism? An evening of expert guidance

For anyone trying to figure out the temper (literally!) of our times, the term “populism” is omnipresent, seeming to adopt a different meaning at every appearance.

The Center of the American West presents the influential and accomplished American historian Michael Kazin, a professor of history at Georgetown University and the author of The Populist Persuasion: An American History (originally published in 1995), which explores the changing meanings and practices of populism through the course of American history.

In a conversation with Center of the American West Faculty Director Patty Limerick, Kazin will share his distinctive understanding of populism in the past and present, providing the audience with steady and insightful interpretations to deploy as they navigate through disorienting times.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m.
Eaton Humanities, room 150