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Discussion of resource concessions, social movements in Mexico

"New Territorialities: Resource Concessions and Social Movements in Oaxaca, Mexico"

The trend toward legal recognition of indigenous peoples’ right to territory has dramatically changed the political map of Latin America over the past two decades. Those legal gains have emerged in tandem with a new round of state concessions to private interests, covering everything from subsurface minerals to radio frequencies. 

The increase in private concessions has further been accompanied by the militarization of indigenous territories and the criminalization of protest, making the defense of territory all the more urgent for indigenous communities and forcing them to develop an expanded understanding of what territory is and how to defend it. 

Come hear staff from SURCO, an educational organization based in Oaxaca, Mexico, discuss their work on territory in the face of mining, hyrdropower development, privation of radio communication and green energy concessions. The event will be in English and Spanish.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 12–1:30 p.m.
Guggenheim, room 201e

'Girl Rising' Peace Corps film screening

Join us for food and a free screening of Girl Rising, a documentary about the transformative power of education for girls around the world.

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising follows nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Koelbel Building, room 230

Research study for children ages 2 to 7

The Children’s Auditory Perception Laboratory is currently recruiting children between 2 and 7 years old for a research study to help us learn more about how children hear.

During the testing, your child will sit in a sound-treated room and listen to sounds presented over a speaker or through headphones. Your child will be asked to indicate when they hear sounds by playing games, such as putting a block in a bucket. The sounds used are not loud.

Two visits to the laboratory are required. Each visit lasts about one hour. You will receive $10 per hour, and, if you drive to the lab, parking costs will be covered.

If you are interested please email childhear@colorado.edu or call 303-735-6252.

The principal investigator for this research study is Angela Yarnell Bonino, PhD, Department Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. All testing will be completed at the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) building on the CU Boulder Main Campus.

Global Citizen Award nominations due Oct. 13

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

Nominations for the following awards are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13:

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

The awards will be given at a ceremony from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 15 in the JD Abrams Lounge during International Education Week. For more information, please visit the website.

Education Abroad interest meeting: China

Hutong doorway

Global Seminar: Discovering Urban China

Spend your Maymester in China exploring the cultural identity of four of China's most famous and historic cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an and Hangzhou. Interact with Chinese peers both in and outside the classroom and gain firsthand knowledge on the ways modernity has affected urban China. 

Earn 3 upper-division credits for ASIA 3900, approved for the Asian Studies major requirement and Engineering humanities/social sciences credits. This is a competitive program due to the generous Tang Fund scholarship through the Center for Asian Studies available to all admitted participants. 

Open to all majors. Application deadline is Jan. 16. Learn more at an interest meeting with the faculty director, Colleen Berry.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m.
Center for Community, room S341

Conference to explore social implications of technological change

Edmund P. Russell

The rapid acceleration of communications technology is changing our society and economy in profound ways. This conference 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.

Read more from CU Boulder Today.

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

Diversity in cannabis sativa: A bit of what we know so far

Illustrations of cannabis plants

Join the Museum of Natural History for a free lecture Tuesday, Oct. 17. 

Daniela Vergara will talk about some of our results on the diversity in multiple cannabis varieties, including the variation we see in the whole genome, in the chemotypes (phytochemicals produced by the cannabis plant) and in the genes related to cannabinoid production.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition "Cannabis: A Visual Perspective," currently on display in the BioLounge.

About the speaker: Vergara is an evolutionary biologist researching cannabis genomics at CU Boulder. In addition to her multiple publications in Cannabis, she founded and directs a non-profit organization, the Agricultural Genomics Foundation (agriculturalgenomics.org), which aims to make cannabis science available to a broad public.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.
CU Museum of Natural History

Colorado Law: 2017 Schultz Lecture in Energy

Colette Honorable

Please join us for the 10th annual Getches-Wilkinson Center Schultz Lecture in Energy, "The State of US Energy Policy Following the Paris Agreement: Who is Leading?"

Featuring: Colette Honorable, former commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and partner, Reed Smith LLP

This event is free and open to the public. Please visit the website for more information or to register.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m.
Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

Shakespeare's Magic Moments 1-day workshop, ages 8–18

Teen with puppet

Just in time for Halloween, explore Shakespeare’s most magical, mystical and mysterious moments with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Bring any wands, capes, spellbooks, hats, costumes, talismans, cauldrons or other magical gear (for yourself or to share) you’d like to use in the performance. 

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, ages 8–18. Bring water, a lunch and snacks to keep your energy going! 

Visit our website to register. CU Boulder faculty and staff should use coupon code BUFFBARDW17 to save $10! 

Questions? Call 303-735-1181.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Off campus, Wesley Fellowship Theater

LGBTQ and allied graduate student reception

Please join Scarlet Bowen, director of the Gender and Sexuality Center, and Ann Schmiesing, dean of the Graduate School, for the LGBTQ and Allied Graduate Student Social Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Stop by to meet your fellow graduate students from various departments and find out about resources and programs we offer. Refreshments will be served. For more information, email gsc@colorado.edu or call 303-492-2966.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5–7 p.m.
UMC South Terrace

Join CPR training event Oct. 21 free of cost

If a cardiac arrest happened to your loved one or a close friend, would you know how to perform life-saving CPR, which can double a victim's chance of survival? Sudden cardiac arrest can happen on the football field, during a bike ride or while dropping off the kids for an after-school activity. More than 92 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital will die from it.

Join us Saturday, Oct. 21, for this free hands-only CPR training event to learn this life-saving skill! Each attendee will receive a CPR Anytime Kit to take home and teach their friends and family. 

Adult Hands-Only CPR: 8, 9 and 10 a.m.
Infant CPR: 11 a.m.

The event is free, however, online registration is encouraged. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your training time.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to noon
Off campus, Mesa Elementary
1575 Lehigh St., Boulder, CO

Students: Build your skillset for a career in finance

Pillars of Wall Street

The Burridge Center for Finance at Leeds School of Business brings the co-founders of the Pillars of Wall Street to campus Nov 4–5 for a weekend training for CU undergraduate and graduate students.

Learn financial accounting and modeling like the pros—the pillars that will be the cornerstones of your career. Pillars of Wall Street will cover basic Microsoft Excel techniques, three statement modeling and valuation methods. 

Cost is $285 with partial scholarships available. Space is limited. Register via PayPal now. 

For more information, email burridge.center@colorado.edu

Education Abroad interest meeting: Colombia

Hello world

The Medellin Practicum/Studio (Medellín, Colombia)

Spend your summer in Colombia while earning 9 credits! Study planning and urban design methodologies in the innovative city of Medellín on this exciting Global Seminar. Integrate with locals by engaging with a marginalized community, working side by side with community members in the production of a plan for neighborhood development.

The program includes special guest lectures, various site visits around the city and tours of local museums and festivals. Learn more at an informational meeting with the director Jota Samper.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m.
Center for Community, room N215