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Students: Take survey on foreign language learning needs, enter raffle for prizes

Are you an undergraduate student learning or interested in learning a foreign language at CU? Please fill out a five-minute survey to help us understand your needs. The survey results will be used in a new language learning resource for CU students.
Applicants who complete the survey can enter a raffle to win CU hats, blankets and water bottles from the CU Book Store.

Fill out the survey now for a chance to win these great prizes!
Questions? Contact merete.leonhardt-lupa@colorado.edu, GSLL Language Proficiency Project.

Wait Your Turn: Recognizing and Interrupting Sexism training April 16

This interactive 90-minute training is designed for staff and faculty on the CU Boulder campus. During the training, 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.

Last training for spring 2018:
Monday, April 16, 3:30–5 p.m., UMC 457

Register yourself or your group.

Students: Looking for a sublease for summer?

Subleasing an apartment for this summer (May, June, July, August): 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom! Price and dates are negotiable. Great location, new appliances, hardwood floor, furnished, washer/dryer, AC, dishwasher, huge rooms.

1146 Pleasant St. (12th and Pleasant)

Participate in paid MRI study on brain function

We are looking for healthy, right-handed individuals who are fluent in English to participate in a paid research study at CU Boulder looking at how the brain directs and focuses attention. 

Participants must be fluent English speakers, right handed, not pregnant, no history of brain injury or neurological disorder, and must be safe to enter an MRI scanner. There are two sessions associated with this study, a 3-hour MRI session, for which participants will be paid $50, and a 1.5-hour behavioral session, for which participants will be paid $25. 

If you are interested, please sign up.

Schwarzman Scholarship info meeting for master's study in China

Schwarzman Scholars is a program designed to prepare future leaders to serve as intermediaries between China and the rest of the world by helping them understand China’s culture, economy, governance and evolving role in the world. 

Up to 200 scholars chosen annually from around the world for this highly selective, fully-funded program will have an unrivaled opportunity to live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling and developing first-hand exposure to China, its people and a global group of promising leaders. Scholars will study for a one-year master's degree in public policy, international studies, or economics and business at Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious institutes of higher education.  

A Schwarzman representative will be on campus to talk about the scholarship and offer application advice. Interested students, as well as faculty and staff who want to know more about the program, are encouraged to come to the information sessions. 

Wednesday, April 11 | Koelbel S233
Faculty and staff: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Students: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Inclusive Pedagogy workshops with Thomas Laird April 9, 10

Hello world

Thomas Laird will be offering three workshops on high-impact practices and assessment. 

Laird’s expertise is in effective assessment practices and the inclusion of diversity into the curriculum, and he frequently consults with institutions of higher education. He is an associate professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program and director of the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University Bloomington.

  • Workshop 1: Exploring How to Make Courses More Inclusive: A Model, Evidence, and Some Options
    • Monday, April 9, 9–10:30 a.m., C4C S350N
  • Workshop 2: Building a HIP Culture Equitably
    • Monday, April 9, 1–2:30 p.m., C4C S350
  • Workshop 3: Engaged Assessment, Inclusive Coursework, and High-Impact Practices: Building a Case for Faculty Action
    • Tuesday, April 10, 9–10:30 a.m., C4C S350S

RSVP here.

Volunteer, nominate for open educational resources committee by April 9

Want to help find ways to reduce the financial burden of course materials and textbooks on students and transition the university toward more affordable course materials?

The Open Educational Resources Advisory Committee will examine national trends centered in the use of open educational resources (OER) and make recommendations to the provost regarding their best use at CU Boulder, serving as a catalyst to promote educational innovation at CU Boulder.

Faculty, staff or students can volunteer to serve on the committee, or can nominate others, by submitting names to oercommittee@colorado.edu. Nominations will be accepted through April 9.

For parents: Cognitive Development Center offers fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children ages 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 do one of the following:

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

Feeling down? Struggling with anxiety? Worried about health or relationship problems?

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

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and occupational issues, and other difficulties, as well as helping you meet your goals for improving self-confidence and increasing healthy behavior.

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

Last call for Chancellor's Committee on Women Advocacy Awards, due April 3

Do you know someone at CU Boulder who is an advocate for women? Or a department that continually works to improve the campus climate? 

Nominations of students, faculty, staff, departments or units are currently being accepted for the Chancellor’s Committee for Women (CCW) Advocacy Awards. The awards recognize the efforts of those who tirelessly work toward building and advocating for a more inclusive, gender-equitable climate at CU Boulder. 

Submit nominations by tomorrow, April 3.

Last call for CCORE Diversity Service Recognition Awards, due April 3

The CCORE Diversity Service Recognition Awards recognize CU Boulder students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of inclusive excellence by implementing diversity-related activities in teaching and learning, higher education program management and leadership development. This award is to recognize any individual, group or department that has supported, recognized and advocated for efforts that promote diversity, multiculturalism and social justice within the campus community. 

Recipients will be chosen by a selection panel composed of members of CCORE and will be recognized at the Equity and Excellence Celebration.

Submit nominations by tomorrow, April 3.

Spring commencement is around the corner

Undergraduates lined up for commencement procession

CU Boulder will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 10, at Folsom Field.

Check the website for updated information, including details about the campus ceremony, department or college recognition ceremonies, caps and gowns, announcements, ADA accessible services, parking and the CU Book Store Grad Fair on Thursday, April 5.
Please refer to the commencement website for more information.