Buff Bulletin Board

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


Apply to be a Better Boulder project lead

Be a project lead for the Better Boulder Day of Service. This is a leadership opportunity for enthusiastic and service-oriented individuals who are looking to plan and lead a group service project as a part of this long-standing CU Boulder tradition. 

For more information please visit our website, and direct any questions to vrcevents@colorado.edu.

Apply at colorado.edu/volunteer.

Presenting Stegner, Fools for a Day awards to Simpson family

The Center of the American West is proud to present the Wallace Stegner and the Humor Initiative’s Fool for a Day Award to Senator Alan Simpson, his wife Ann Schroll Simpson, Pete Simpson and his wife Lynne Simpson. Please join us for this once in a lifetime event.

Each year, the center of the American West presents the Wallace Stegner Award to an individual or group of individuals who have made a sustained contribution to the cultural identity of the West through literature, art, history, lore or an understanding of the West. The center also presents a Fool for a Day Award annually to celebrate those individuals whose skills and temperaments support the central conviction of the Center of the American West: A dose of good humor is essential to constructive public discussion and, not coincidentally, to public health.

The Center has combined the Stegner Award with the Humor Initiative to celebrate their contributions to our understanding of the West and to celebrate the opportunity to laugh as we do so. 

Visit the Center of the American West online for more information on the award recipients.

Thursday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m.
Village Center Multipurpose Room

'Pericles': 10-week Shakespeare in Production class, ages 12–18

Performance of Shakespeare's "Pericles"

Are you a fan of Shakespeare's late romance plays like The Winter's Tale, Cymbeline and The Tempest? You'll love Pericles! Part fairy tale, part soap opera and part seafaring adventure (complete with pirates), this rarely performed play has something for everyone. 

In this 10-week class, students will rehearse an abridged version of Pericles and perform it for friends and family on April 24. For advanced performers and newcomers to Shakespeare, this class is a fun and engaging way to build language and performance skills, work with other teenagers as part of a team and connect the ideas and conflicts in Shakespeare's world to our own. 

Open to students of all experience levels and abilities. 

Early-bird price (before Jan. 1): $180
Regular price: $200

Scholarships available upon request. Get $20 off with employee discount code "BUFFBARDC17."

Tuesdays, Feb. 13 to April 24, 4–5:30 p.m. 
(No class March 27)
Wesley Fellowship Theater, 1290 Folsom St., Boulder

Women's Leadership Symposium proposal deadline extended

Deadline extended on the Women’s Leadership Symposium 2018 call for programs!

The symposium seeks to explore a variety of ways women/woman-identified individuals build their leadership skills and feel empowered to become tomorrow’s leaders.

We encourage staff and students to collaborate on proposal submissions that address our key themes:

  • Women’s issues around the world—a global perspective
  • Navigating the working world
  • Exploring and celebrating diverse leadership styles

Learn more and submit online by Dec. 15.

Departments: Advertise your message on UMC digital signs

Advertise in the Heart of Campus

Do you have programs, services, courses, events or messages that you want or need to promote to get more attention? Put your message on the University Memorial Center's digital signs!

Create your own eye-catching slides, animations or videos that cycle on three different UMC digital signs in front of hundreds of students and UMC visitors every day! It's environmentally friendly, low-cost and cuts down on print materials.

Visit colorado.edu/umc/marketing for more details and information on other opportunities within the UMC to help get the word out to the CU Boulder community.

Lecture to discuss how spacecraft data translate into results

LASP illustration

LASP Public Lecture: "Science Data Centers—How We Turn Bits into Science Results"

What happens between the spacecraft and the science results? How do we take that stream of ones and zeroes that comes back from space and turn it into something that a scientist can use? What do we do when a spacecraft sends back gigabytes of data per day and we can’t possibly look at it all, or when there are glitches and gaps and our images are full of holes?

These are the questions that will be answered in our discussion of “How we turn bits into science results.” This talk will describe some of the lesser-known aspects of the “pipeline” that turns the bits from the spacecraft into products that scientists can use to make new discoveries. We’ll talk about the vast differences between all the various data sets that we handle here at LASP, the similarities between the pipelines, and the challenges that arise in processing, storing and distributing unique spacecraft datasets.

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

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
LASP Space Technology Building, room 299

Research study for children ages 2–7

The Children’s Auditory Perception Laboratory is currently recruiting children between 2 and 7 years old for a research study to help us learn more about how children hear.

During the course of this study, your child will sit in a sound-proof booth with an examiner and will listen to sounds presented over a loudspeaker or over earphones. To find out what your child can hear, we will teach him/her to make a response to a certain sound signal. These responses will be play activities like putting a toy in a bucket or adding a block to a tower. We may use a mechanical toy whenever he/she responses to the sound. The signals will be presented in quiet and in various background sounds. The sounds we use are not loud. 

You will be able to sit inside the booth with your child or watch your child through an observation window. As part of this study, your child will also receive a middle ear screening at no cost to you. If at any time we discover any important hearing-related findings, we will report those findings to you and provide you with contact information for a complete hearing evaluation.

Two visits to the laboratory are required. Each visit lasts about one hour. You will receive $10 per hour, and we will pay your parking if you drive to the lab.

If you are interested, please email childhear@colorado.edu or call 303-735-6252.

The principal investigator for this research study is Angela Yarnell Bonino, PhD, Department Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. All testing will be completed in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) building on Main Campus.

Summer international internships with Center for Asian Studies

Photo from Tokyo, Japan

Are you interested in earning academic credit through a summer internship in Tokyo, Japan, or Shanghai, China?  

The Center for Asian Studies and Education Abroad are offering three internship opportunities during summer 2018. Join us for an interest meeting Tuesday, Dec. 5, or Thursday, Dec. 7, to learn more. 

Tuesday, Dec. 5, noon
Center for Asian Studies Conference Room 

Thursday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m.
Center for Community, room N215

Monday night bowling special at The Connection

Monday Night Bowl 6 p.m. to close

Kick off the week at The Connection! From 6 to 11 p.m., it's just $8 per person for two hours of unlimited bowling. 

Shoes and a fountain drink included. Come alone or with friends or family. Everyone is welcome. This is the best deal!

Fall dates:
Every Monday through Dec. 18

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

HBO hosting event at Balch Fieldhouse Dec. 5

Come de-stress finals away in an awesome, interactive experience that immerses you in the world of HBO. 

There will be costume-clad puppies, free ice cream micro-cones, a laptop-shaped bounce house, the Iron Throne, free swag and more! Admission is free.  

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Balch Fieldhouse