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Fun research projects for kids

Junior Scientists

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 visit our website; email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth and parent contact information (address/phone number/email address); or call us at 303-492-6389.

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

Education Abroad interest meeting: Florence, Italy

Perseus and Medusa statue in Florence

Dante in Florence Global Seminar

Spend Maymester with CU Boulder’s Suzanne Magnanini in Italy, exploring Florence’s historic streets. Learn about Dante, his Inferno, paintings and frescoes inspired by the poem. 

The course fulfills upper-division Literature & the Arts core. You don't have to know any Italian to spend part of your summer studying in Italy! Come learn more at the informational meeting.

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5 p.m. 
Center for Community, room S341

Student organizations: Looking for a meeting spot?

Student Engagement & Collaboration Area

The Student Engagement & Collaboration Lounge in the University Memorial Center is a space where Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) can come together, collaborate and prepare for events and projects.

It includes:
• Meeting rooms
• 55" monitors and computer hook-ups
• Prep/work rooms
• Lounge areas
• Whiteboard space
• Lockable storage cabinets

If your RSO would like to reserve a room in the SECA Lounge, visit colorado.edu/umc/about/seca for all the info.

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 behaviors.

New this year: Trivia Night at The Connection

Trivia Nights

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

Free! Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Games begin at 7 p.m. Prizes for top finishers!

Upcoming dates:
Nov. 6, 27
Dec. 11

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

Colorado Law presents 'Essentially a Mother'

Professor Jennifer S. Hendricks

Join Colorado Law for the 43rd annual Austin W. Scott Lecture "Essentially a Mother," featuring Professor Jennifer S. Hendricks. The lecture will provide insight on how the law and feminist legal theory have struggled to reconcile biological sex differences with principles of equality.

Please register to attend by Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

Apply for summer, fall 2018 Education Abroad

Don’t miss your chance to enhance your college experience with overseas studies!

Upcoming deadlines for Education Abroad programs this summer range from October through March 1. Fall program deadlines range from Feb. 1 to March 1.

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!

Sing your heart out at Karaoke Night

Karaoke Night - Club 156, Thursdays, 8 p.m.

Take an energizing break from your studies, and come sing along to your choice of fun tunes on Thursday nights using Club 156’s sound and light systems. 

Starts at 8 p.m. in Club 156, on the first floor of the UMC. Food and beverages are right next door in The Connection. 

Upcoming dates:
Nov. 2, 16, 30
Dec. 14

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

Women's Resource Center hosting Halloween open house

Come join us for a spooky fun time! We will be decorating masks and cookies, playing board games and enjoying yummy free food. 

Meet the staff and interns of the Women’s Resource Center, make new friends and connect with old ones. All staff, faculty and students are welcome to join us for this event.

Tuesday, Oct. 31,11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
University Memorial Center, room 457

Education Abroad interest meeting: Cape Town

Group photo in Cape Town, South Africa

Entrepreneurship & Empowerment Global Seminar (Cape Town, South Africa)

Want to spend your summer in South Africa gaining hands-on experience as a consultant? 

Earn 6 credits in 6 weeks while helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town. Students form consulting teams with local South African students to develop tangible and practical deliverables for clients. Make a difference and enhance your resume! 

Led by Erick Mueller, students earn 6 upper-division credit hours for INBU 4925. Credit counts toward business electives, fulfills the Global Experience requirement for the Global Business Certificate or counts as internship credit for both the Entrepreneurship Certificate and the Cross Campus Entrepreneurship Certificate. Open to all majors. 

Thursday, Nov. 2, 5 p.m.
Koelbel Building, room 233

Sugar-Free Feminism: Classism 101

Join Scarlet Bowen, director of the Gender and Sexuality Center, for a discussion of an often-overlooked system of oppression: classism. 

We will talk about different ways class privilege can manifest in our daily lives, policy implications for different communities, as well as how some college campuses are beginning to raise awareness of socioeconomic diversity and to combat classicism at both interpersonal and institutional levels.

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2–3 p.m.
University Memorial Center, room 235

Lecture to look at LASP contributions to monitoring Earth’s energy balance

Image of Earth from space

LASP public lecture: "LASP Contributions to Monitoring Earth’s Energy Balance from Space," Odele Coddington

LASP has a long history of measuring the Sun’s radiant energy from high-altitude balloons, sounding rockets and from satellite platforms in order to understand its influences on Earth’s environment. In the very near term, LASP will measure the Sun’s energy output from a new frontier, the International Space Station, with the launch of the Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS) at the end of November 2017. 

By using the Sun as a direct calibration source, the Reflected Solar (RS) spectrometer currently being built by LASP engineers for NASA’s CLARREO Pathfinder mission will reduce the uncertainties in measured solar reflectance to improve the quality of other NASA sensors and for the attribution, testing and validation of climate change predictions.

Come learn how LASP is contributing to space measurements of Earth’s energy balance with the TSIS and CLARREO Pathfinder missions. Along the way, see fun videos of the TSIS platform during testing as it is prepared for launch.

Admission and parking are free. Doors open at 7 p.m. Please see the event page for complete details.

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.
LASP Space Technology Building, room 299

New voting location on campus

The Environmental Health and Safety Center (EHSC), room 220, will serve as the on-campus voter service and polling center for the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office for the upcoming 2017 coordinated election.

The dates and times of operation for the center are as follows:

Monday, Oct. 30, to Friday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 6, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Please note: There is also a 24-hour mail ballot dropbox located near the University Memorial Center (UMC).