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Northwestern University professor giving two talks Oct. 13

Please join Thomas D. Cook, Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, for two talks Friday, Oct. 13.

Policy talk, 10:30 a.m. to noon
The evidence about evidence-based policy: How consistent are different clearinghouses on the standards for what warrants acceptable evidence? 

Technical talk, 1:30–3 p.m.
When quasi-experimental designs reliably reproduce estimates from randomized experiments on the same topics: Evidence from within-study comparisons, Regression Discontinuity Designs, Interrupted Time Series and other nonequivalent control group designs.

Cook is an internationally known scholar in the design and analysis of evaluation research, whole school reform and contextual factors that influence adolescent development,
particularly for urban minorities. He has published numerous books and articles on evaluation methodology and has served on or chaired multiple workgroups focused on program evaluation and methodology.

RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Please email pamela.buckley@colorado.edu.

Friday, Oct. 13
Institute of Behavioral Science, room 155

CU on Friday: Oct. 13

CU on Friday: A Halloween Treat

CU on Friday is all about bringing the CU Boulder community together! Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the UMC and The Connection for this new, free monthly tradition.

The October 2017 event is a Halloween treat! We'll have free cookie decorating, spooky virtual reality, pumpkin bread, hot cider, games and prizes—plus $5 all-you-can-play bowling and billiards. ​

Please RSVP to our Facebook event.

Friday, Oct. 13, 4–6 p.m.
The Connection, first floor of the UMC

Extreme Bowling Friday, Saturday nights at The Connection

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, featuring black lights, lane lights and color pins from 7 p.m. to close. Win prizes for color head pin strikes.

Fridays and Saturdays 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

Expert to discuss ongoing struggle for freedom of expression in China

The Phoenix Years poster

Please join Sydney-based foreign correspondent and writer Madeleine O'Dea for a talk about her new book The Phoenix Years: Art, Resistance, and the Making of Modern China.

The riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in four decades is illuminated by another narrative beneath its surface―the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ongoing struggle for freedom of expression.

By following the stories of nine contemporary Chinese artists, The Phoenix Years shows how China's rise unleashed creativity, thwarted hopes and sparked tensions between the individual and the state that continue to this day.

O'Dea has been an eyewitness for over 30 years to the rise of China, the explosion of its contemporary art and cultural scene, and the long, ongoing struggle for free expression. The stories of these artists and their art mirror the history of their country. The Phoenix Years is vital reading for anyone interested in China today.

Center for Asian Studies Event
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m.
Eaton Humanities, room 1B80

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 coping with depression, sadness, isolation, feeling down and other difficulties, as well as helping you meet your goals for improving your mood and increasing healthy behavior.

Education Abroad interest meeting: Nicaragua

Puerto Salvador Allende on lakefront

Community Health Care in Nicaragua

Earn 3 credits in three weeks this summer studying community-based primary health care in rural Nicaragua. Participate in hands-on data collection and analysis alongside rural health committee members and a local community health promoter.

Thursday, Oct. 12, 3:30 p.m.
University Memorial Center, room 384

Workshop on botanical illustration Oct. 12

Illustrations of North American flora

Botanical Illustrator Marjorie Leggitt will be performing a pen-and-ink demonstration on illustrating a formal botanical plate from an herbarium specimen Thursday, Oct. 12.

The workshop will include an overview of scientific and botanical illustration as well as the role of the artist in this process. We will discuss the different uses of herbarium specimens and how they are important to scientific illustration. Participants will have the chance to draw alongside the instructor. 

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
CU Museum of Natural History

Ethics and Compliance session: Best practices around high school students in research labs

Brown bag lunch, an orange, notebook and pen

This month's Ethics and Compliance Education Series presentation is Monday, Oct. 23, featuring CU Science Discovery's Stacey Forsyth and Kathryn Penzkover on best practices in mentoring and working with high school students in your research labs.

The session will provide an overview of guidelines and required university paperwork, tips on recruiting and selecting motivated students, training resources for you to use to help prepare high school student researchers and a checklist to ensure you remain on track for a successful mentoring relationship.

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

Monday, Oct. 23, noon to 1 p.m.
Rec Center Ice Rink Overlook Large Meeting Room

Education Abroad interest meeting: Rome

Spiral stairs in Rome

Culture Wars in Rome

This two-week course is led by Paul Diduch, an instructor in the Herbst Program of Humanities. Students earn 3 humanities (or elective) credits through lectures and visits to major sites in and near Rome. Spend your Maymester walking, talking, eating and exploring in central Rome! Attend an informational meeting with the director and past participants.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5 p.m.
Engineering Center, room 108

Explore the basics of web maps at Oct. 11 workshop

Earth Sciences & Map Library

Earth Sciences & Environment Librarian Phil White will lead workshop attendees through creation of a basic web map. No coding skills required!

The workshop will begin with a basic overview of principles and terminology related to web mapping. The remainder of the workshop will be devoted to hands-on time with both ArcGIS Online and Carto.

All attendees must sign up for a free Carto account and request an ArcGIS Online account. Laptops with requisite software applications will be provided.

Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome! White can be reached at the contact information below with any questions.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1–2:30 p.m.
Earth Sciences & Map Library Conference Room (Benson 165G)

Education Abroad interest meeting: London

Students in London

London Business Global Seminar

Study international finance in London this summer. This seminar includes lectures from prominent financial professionals and site visits to companies such as Bloomberg Financial Services. To learn more, join the Oct. 11 informational meeting.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5 p.m.
Koelbel Business, room 102

Find support, community with overdose and recovery event

Overdose & Recovery: It's Time to Talk About It

Come together with other members of the campus community to share stories of recovery and of those who have experienced or been impacted by an overdose, connect to resources on campus, and learn overdose prevention and response skills.

Hosted by Health Promotion, Counseling and Psychiatric Services, the CU Collegiate Recovery Center, and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, this event has been created to help raise awareness of overdose and create a safe community space for people to connect and receive support.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 4-5 p.m.
University Memorial Center Fountain Court

Get a free flu shot

The flu virus spreads through a college campus like wildfire and can make you miss classes and/or use up your sick days, so vaccinate to protect yourself and those around you. It takes five to seven days for the vaccine to be effective, so go get your free flu shots now!

For students:
During flu season, Wardenburg Health Services offers free walk-in flu shots for students at a variety of locations on campus. Learn more.

For employees:
Employee Services is offering free flu shots to faculty and staff Oct. 9, 25, 27 and 30 at several locations on campus. Learn more and register.