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Equity and Excellence Award: Call for nominations, due March 2

Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to making excellence inclusive at CU Boulder? Nominate them!
The Equity and Excellence Award recognizes students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of making excellence inclusive in teaching, learning, higher education program management or leadership practices and execution.

Nominations are due March 2. Read the guidelines and submit an online nomination.

Men's hockey team takes on CSU Rams at last home game Feb. 9

Come support your CU Buffs men’s club hockey team as they face the rival CSU Rams in their last home game of the season at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Free admission with your Buff OneCard!

The game will be held at the CU Rec Center Ice Rink. The 12 graduating seniors will be honored prior to the start of the game with family, friends and fans! Send off your seniors the right way by packing The Rec and getting loud for a Buffs win!

Following the game, the ice will open up for fans to jump on the ice with the team! $2 ice skate rentals will be available at the rink.

Win $500 for Western American writing; Entry deadline March 20

Center of the American West is now accepting entries for the 19th annual Thompson Awards for Western American Writing. 

The contest is open to all CU Boulder program students, graduate and undergraduate. The entry deadline is Tuesday, March 20.

Prizes are $500 in each of four categories. Submit writing to any or all of the categories—fiction, memoir, poetry and creative non-fiction. The one content requirement is that entries touch upon some aspect of the American West, a subject rich and vast with possibility.  

Visit the website for details and entry form and to read winning entries from past years. Then contact us with your questions at academics@centerwest.org or 303-735-1399.

Hip-hop activists Climbing PoeTree offering student workshop Feb. 11

Creativity is the antidote to destruction! Performance activists and cultural workers Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman of Climbing PoeTree use art as a tool for catalyzing action, cross-pollinating solutions and getting at the root of the unnatural disasters we’ve inherited. 

In this interactive workshop that integrates performance and storytelling, Garcia and Penniman will share models of how creative interventions can be used to strengthen our movements for social and climate justice. Participants will interact with and contribute to a tapestry of thousands of hand-written stories, exercise the visionary muscle of the imagination and unleash collaborative power to build bridges of empathy across the walls that try to divide us.

Offered for CU Boulder students only. Cost is $25; lunch included. Reduced rates and scholarships available. Register by Feb. 8.

Sponsored by CU Environmental Center and CU Cultural Unity and Engagement Center.

Climate and Justice Workshop: Reshaping Reality through Cultural Activism
Sunday, Feb. 11, noon to 4 p.m.
Main Campus (location to be shared once registered)

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 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 do one of the following:

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

Hourly position for student, programming skills required

The Children's Auditory Perception Laboratory (ChAPL) is currently looking for a student with strong programming skills to join our team. 

This lab is under the direction of Angela Bonino and is located in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department. Our lab examines how the auditory system develops during childhood by using behavioral tasks. All experiments are controlled by MATLAB scripts that interface with a real-time processor to generate auditory stimuli. 

Preference will be given to applicants with digital-signal processing experience and knowledge of real-time systems. 

If you are interested, please contact Bonino at angela.bonino@colorado.edu. Please include a résumé.

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

Affordable psychotherapy is available at the Raimy Clinic in the Muenzinger Psychology Building on campus. 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 coordinator, Lindsay Labrecque, at 303-492-5177.

Deadlines extended for summer Global Seminars

Not sure yet what you’re doing this summer? Study abroad with CU faculty on a Global Seminar! 

Application deadlines just extended for programs in the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland and South Africa, with many more programs and countries to choose from. Come by C4C S355 or email globalseminars@colorado.edu with questions or to open your application today!

Submit a creative work for the Frankenstein contest

Frankenstein graphic

March 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the Frankenstein novel. The bicentennial celebration explores a work which brings together the intersection of humanities, social sciences and sciences. 
Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein on a dare when she was just 19 years old. Now’s your chance to win similar glory. 
Submit a creative work as a response to her classic novel Frankenstein—a story, a film, a dance performance, visual art, a computer game—whatever medium works for you to explore some of the themes she touched on. Themes might include creation, scientific responsibility, gender, unintended consequences of innovations, science and religion, science and community, and resurrection. The winner will be announced and honored at the Frankenstein Bicentennial Event on March 13.
The winning works will be selected by a panel of judges. 

  • One prize valued at $100
  • Three outstanding recognitions

 Submit here by Feb. 16. For questions, email bebe.chang@colorado.edu.

Wait Your Turn: Recognizing and Interrupting Sexism trainings

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.

Spring 2018 dates:
Monday, Feb. 12, 3:30–5 p.m. in UMC 457
Wednesday, March 14, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in UMC 457
Monday, April 16, 3:30–5 p.m. in UMC 457

Register yourself or your group on our website.

Apply for fall, summer Education Abroad

Photo of student in front of temple in Indonesia

Upcoming deadlines for Education Abroad programs this summer range from October through March 1; fall program deadlines range from Feb. 1 to March 1. Don’t miss your chance to enhance your college experience with overseas studies!

Learn more about your Education Abroad opportunities by completing Abroad 101, which covers key information to get you started on your education abroad journey. Abroad 101 is offered online and in-person; get started today!

Scholarships at the Women's Resource Center due Feb. 15

The Women's Resource Center is offering two scholarships for the upcoming 2018–19 school year.

Cleopatra Jaramillo Estrada Activist Legacy Scholarship

This $500 academic annual award is named for Cleo Estrada, who has devoted her life's work to the struggle for social justice for underrepresented communities. Estrada was a farmworker and first-generation student from the San Luis Valley who graduated from the University of Colorado with three degrees and worked as a counselor and student advocate at CU Boulder for 40 years. 

Apply now.

Dorothy Martin Fund

The Dorothy Martin Fund provides $2,500 to a current, full-time undergraduate or graduate student. These awards will honor those who exemplify the ideals of Dorothy Martin, Professor Emerita, who was a faculty member in the psychology department at CU Boulder for 46 years and was instrumental in establishing the first CU Women’s Center in 1964. Martin’s ideals included activism and awareness concerning women’s issues and gender equity, openness to life and new experiences, and academic excellence. 

Apply now.

Catch some hoops on campus this weekend

The Buffs host the Utes this weekend on Friday and Sunday, so be sure to come to Coors Events Center to catch the action. 

First, the men's basketball team takes on Utah at 7 p.m. Friday. Then come back to Coors Events Center at noon Sunday to watch the women's basketball team. Get your tickets at cubuffs.com/tickets.