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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

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