Buff Bulletin Board

The Buff Bulletin Board, a listing of campus announcements, is a service of Campus Communications.


Monday night bowling special

Monday Night Bowl 6-11 p.m.

Make Mondays special! $8 per person for two hours of unlimited bowling from 6 to 11 p.m. Shoes and a fountain drink included! 

Come alone or with friends or family. Everyone is welcome. This is the best deal!  

Fall dates:
Mondays, Aug. 28 to Dec. 18  
Except Sept. 4, Nov. 20

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No-cost informal learning lecture Oct. 26

Learning in Informal Settings graphic

"Leveraging Multiple Forms of Expertise in Museum and Community-Based Collaborations" by Molly Shea, Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University
Shea will explore how museums can collaborate and incorporate community expertise (informal education) into research and programs to better reflect the communities they serve. Themes include: using community resources to design transformational spaces that reflect the identity of youth in their community; engaging families in design and implementation of STEM-rich making projects; and how flexible, process-driven projects allow youth and adults to improvise and develop STEM practices that arise through collaborative design.

Shea holds a PhD in education and MBA from CU Boulder. She is also the former director of the Center for Informal Learning in Schools at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

Learning in Informal Settings is an innovative seminar series covering a variety of topics, such as learning through making, interactional studies and contemplative studies of the natural world. All lectures are free and open to faculty, alumni, students, educators and the public. Seating is limited.

For more information and upcoming seminar programs visit the CU Museum of Natural History online or call 303-492-6892.

Thursday, Oct. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Henderson Building, CU Museum of Natural History, Paleontology Hall

Rule-making hearing for classified employees Oct. 30

Colorado state logo

A hearing will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in Denver to clarify and/or modify classified staff jobs, compensation and separation rules to clarify language or to comport with best practices.

For full information on the basis and purpose of the hearing, see the Proposed Statement of Basis and Purpose PDF.

For full information on the hearing, how to comment on the proposed changes or for special accommodations to participate in the hearing, see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking PDF.

For a copy of the redlined proposed changes or a copy of how the proposed rules would read in final form, please see the appropriate PDF links here.

Monday, Oct. 30, 1 p.m.
1525 Sherman St., Denver, CO 80203
First floor, room 103

Crowdfunding open workshop: Ask questions, solve problems, get started

Are you planning and developing a crowdfunding campaign and need some help? Work with the CU Boulder crowdfunding coordinator to get your questions answered, feedback on your page, and general crowdfunding work done in a workshop-style setting.

Thursday, Oct. 26, 1-2 p.m.
University Memorial Center, room 382

Upcoming sessions: Nov. 9, Dec. 7, Dec. 13

Education Abroad interest meeting: Bordeaux

Eating escargot in Bordeaux, France

French Connections Global Seminar

Spend two weeks in June this summer studying France-American relations in Bordeaux, France! This 3-credit course is taught by CU Boulder Professor and International Affairs Director Tom Zeiler. Study in beautiful Bordeaux through lectures, guest speakers and excursions around Bordeaux. 

There are extra scholarships available for this program! Learn more at the upcoming meeting. 

Thursday, Oct. 26, 5 p.m.
Center for Community, room N215

Panelists to offer perspectives on nuclear North Korea

"Nuclear North Korea: Perspectives from Science and Journalism"

Join the Nov. 8 panel discussion featuring Jerry Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Physics; Hun Shik Kim, associate professor of journalism in the College of Media, Communication and Information; and Brian Toon, professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and LASP.

The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 4–5:30 p.m.
Eaton Humanities, room 250

International Film Series presents 'The Road' Nov. 9

The Road movie poster

The CU International Film Series presents The Road with introduction by Tim Oakes, professor of geography and director of the Center for Asian Studies.

The New Zealand International Film Festival said of the film:

"For almost four years, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Zanbo documented the construction of a massive highway through a rural district in Hunan Province. Organizing his often startling up-close footage into chapters, he reveals a project rife with corruption, violence and cynicism . . . Dislocated peasants see their homes literally dynamited and clamor for compensation. Migrant workers regularly risk their lives for paydays that never seem to arrive . . . Director Zhang has himself suggested that the title might not refer just to the Xu-Huai Highway, but also to the road taken by China."

This event is open to the public. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes before showtime. General admission is $8; tickets for CU Boulder students with a Buff OneCard and senior citizens are $7. We give a $1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet, and you can see movies for free on your birthday or if you are assisting someone in a wheelchair. Credit cards are accepted at the door. If you want to be guaranteed a seat, please arrive early. 

Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Muenzinger Auditorium

8-ball billiards tournament Oct. 25

8-ball billiards tournament Wednesdays at the UMC

Show your skills at next week's 8-ball billiards tournament at The Connection! 

$5 entry fee. Sign-up starts at 6 p.m at The Connection front desk. Play begins at 7 p.m. Tournaments run in either double elimination or round-robin format. BCA rules apply. Prizes for top finishers!

Upcoming dates:
8-ball: Oct. 25, Nov. 8
9-ball: Dec. 6

CU Boulder affiliates to speak at TEDxMileHigh

TEDxMileHigh: Wonder 11/11/17 Denver, Colorado

TEDxMileHigh: Wonder will feature three live sessions of speakers and an interactive exhibits lounge. The event will spark your imagination and stir your sense of adventure as Colorado's brightest thinkers and doers activate engagement with big ideas, from science and technology to education and design.

The Nov. 11 event will feature two CU Boulder affiliates, selected from an expansive pool of applicants: Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Brian Toon and Growing Up Boulder Program Director Mara Mintzer.

Although speakers are not allowed to divulge the exact content of their speeches, Mintzer said her talk will be related to her current work at Growing Up Boulder, where she helps integrate children and youth voices into Boulder's city planning. Read more.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a self-organized program of local events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Tickets and event details are available at tedxmilehigh.com.

Saturday, Nov. 11
Colorado Convention Center

Getting started with ArcGIS Pro

Earth Sciences & Map Library

Have you given ArcGIS Pro a try? ArcGIS Pro is Esri’s latest full-featured desktop GIS application (and perhaps the eventual replacement to ArcMap). GIS users familiar with ArcMap will find much of the same functionality in ArcGIS Pro with a much needed update to the user interface—it is actually quite intuitive. 

In this workshop, Phil White will introduce participants to the Pro interface, review new features and walk participants through common GIS procedures. Participants must have a CU Boulder ArcGIS Online account to use ArcGIS Pro. Request an account here.

Laptops with requisite software applications will be provided. Participants may also bring a personal laptop with ArcGIS Pro installed (installation instructions available here). Email philip.white@colorado.edu if you need assistance with installation or authorization.

Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is requested.

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1–2:30 p.m.
Earth Sciences & Map Library, upstairs study room BESC 165G


Fall color tree walk Oct. 25

Old Main building during fall

Enjoy the splendor of Boulder in the fall! Join Facilities Operations Arborist Vince Aquino to learn about the unique history and features of different species of trees located on the CU Boulder campus. 

The tour will meet at the south entrance of the CU Museum of Natural History, rain or shine. 

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m.
CU Museum of Natural History

New this year: Trivia Night at The Connection

Trivia Night Mondays at 7 p.m.

Join The Connection on Mondays for Trivia Night! Test your knowledge of everything from celebrities to sports to history and more.

Sign up for free at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Games begin at 7 p.m., with prizes for top finishers!

Upcoming dates:
Oct. 23
Nov. 6, 27
Dec. 11

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events | The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor