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Education Abroad interest meeting: Indonesia

Students in Indonesia

Cultural Transformations in Indonesia Global Seminar

Spend your Maymester in Indonesia studying the incredible cultural diversity of a country that consists of more than 16,000 islands! Trek in the jungles of Sumatra to visit indigenous people. Enjoy the beaches of Bali while learning about Hindu-Buddhism and religious politics. Marvel at vibrant and global urban centers in a predominantly Muslim country.

This program is great for students in anthropology, the social sciences, humanities, CMCI or anyone with an interest in culture, religion and politics in Asia. It's also great for students with an interest in field-based research and documentary video production. The seminar is led by Christian Hammons, an instructor in Anthropology & Critical Media Practices.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 3:30 p.m.
University Memorial Center, room 417

Students: Start thinking about your Thompson writing awards submissions


Center of the American West is now accepting entries for the 19th annual Thompson Awards for Western American Writing. Prizes are $500, and the contest is open to all CU Boulder program students, graduate and undergraduate.

The deadline to apply is March 20, which may seem far away at the moment, but as you work on writing assignments for your classes or work on your own material in your precious spare time, you might keep the contest in mind and choose topics with relevance for the American West.

There are four categories, and you may enter work in any or all of the categories. Questions are most welcome; email Center of the American West at academics@centerwest.org or call 303-735-1399.

Education Abroad interest meeting: Panama

Students walk through path in Panama mountains

Panama Entrepreneurship Global Seminar

Panama is considered the fourth strongest economy in Latin America and one of the top-20 fastest growing economies in the world. However, strong economic performance has not translated into broadly shared prosperity.

Participate in this Global Seminar to partner with local entrepreneurs and learn first-hand about the potential for business solutions to address poverty and related social and environmental challenges. This program runs for three weeks in May.

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 5–6 p.m.
Koelbel Business building, room 210

Examining terracotta warriors of China’s first long-lasting empire

Terracotta warriors

Join us Oct. 5 for a free lecture titled "Terracotta Warriors after the First Emperor: Re-evaluating the Qin Legacy in the Han."

The First Emperor’s (r. 221–210 B.C.E.) terracotta army has captured the world’s attention since its first discovery in the 1970s. The thousands of marionette-like figures standing in formation testify to an administration that had achieved unprecedented military power. The First Emperor’s famous assemblage, however, was not the last terracotta army to be commissioned; he inspired a long line of clay armies in the Western Han dynasty (202 B.C.E.–9 C.E.).

This presentation will examine these new army figurines and their relationship to the Qin precedent, reflecting on their unique style and considering what the armies reveal about warfare and politics in China’s first long-lasting empire. This lecture is part of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) lecture series.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m.
Hale Science, room 270

Education Abroad interest meeting: Brazil

Black Lion Tamarin in a tree

Brazil Conservation Biology & Practice Global Seminar

Earn 3 credits this May in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest on this exciting Global Seminar. Obtain hands-on experience in the principles and practice of conservation biology; experience operational conservation programs in the Pontal do Paranapanema; participate in community-based conservation solutions; experience Iguaçu Fall National Park and much more!

Students from a range of disciplines with an interest in conservation are encouraged to apply. Offered as EBIO 4340/5340 and ENVS 4340/5340, this course fulfills the EBIO Lab/Field and 4000-course major requirements and ENVS's application and specialization requirements. Learn more at an informational meeting with the director.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 3:30–4:15 p.m.
University Memorial Center, room 415

Karaoke Night: Thursdays at The Connection

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

Do you sing in the car? Here's your chance to take your best rendition of "Purple Rain" or "Love Shack" to the people!

Get the full rock-star experience with Club 156’s sound and light systems. Karaoke starts at 8 p.m. Food and beverages are right next door in The Connection.

Upcoming dates:
Oct. 5, 19
Nov. 2, 16, 30
Dec. 14

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

Education Abroad interest meeting: Barcelona

Barcelona Literature & Culture Global Seminar

Attend class and live in Barcelona on this exciting Global Seminar! Earn 6 credits in five weeks while completing SPAN 3270 (fulfills the Human Diversity core requirement) and SPAN 3230. Participate in excursions to world-class museums and theaters; see the remarkable street culture and more.

Great for SPAN, SPPR, IAFS and others. Learn more at the Oct. 4 informational meeting.

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m.
University Memorial Center, room 245

Safe Zone Training for LGBTQ, allied community Oct. 4

Safe Zone Ally Network logo

The Gender and Sexuality Center offers monthly Safe Zone Trainings throughout the academic year.

This interactive 90-minute training provides information about campus climate for the LGBTQ and allied community; surveys CU Boulder and Colorado resources, policies and protections; and addresses best practices for creating inclusive learning and work environments at the university. All are welcome, and requests can also be made for departmental or group-specific trainings.

To register for one of our scheduled monthly trainings, please sign up through Skillsoft in your employee portal. If you are having trouble logging in to Skillsoft, you can call Organizational and Employee Development at 303-492-8103.

Upcoming sessions:

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Center for Community, room 435

Thursday, Nov. 9, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Center for Community, room S484

Friday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Center for Community, room S484

Indian dance night: Dandiya 2017

Participants at the annual Indian dance night Dandiya

Dandiya, CU Boulder's annual Indian dance night organized by AID Colorado, celebrates the Indian festival Navratri. Come for delicious Indian food, traditional music and dance followed by a DJ.

This is the sixth edition of the annual fundraiser, and all the proceeds for the event go toward social welfare to support agricultural projects and reduce farmers' suicides in India.

Free entry for students with valid Buff OneCard. Join us to dance the night away with fun and food whilst contributing to a cause!

Education Abroad interest meeting: Northern Ireland

Peace & Conflict in Northern Ireland

Spend Maymester 2018 exploring the history and beauty of Northern Ireland. Immerse yourself in a post-conflict society and learn cutting-edge approaches to peacebuilding from experts on the ground. Plus, visit sites like the ancient Giant’s Causeway, Titanic Museum and Game of Thrones filming locations!

Learn more at the interest meeting with Director Alison Castel.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 5 p.m.
Center for Community, S341

Free Texas Hold’em Poker tournament

Poker Tournaments: Texas Hold'em Tuesdays, 7-11 p.m.

Put on your poker face and see if Lady Luck is with you!

Sign up starts at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk; cards fly at 7 p.m. All skill levels are welcome, and top finishers receive prizes!

Upcoming dates:
Oct. 3, 17, 31
Nov. 14, 28
Dec. 12 Grand Championship (winners playoff)

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

Watch Buffs football on ESPN2 this Saturday

The Sept. 30 Colorado at UCLA football game will be televised by ESPN2. Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. MDT. The rest of the conference TV slate for this weekend follows (in local time).

Friday, Sept. 29:
8:30 p.m., USC at Washington State, ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 30:
2 p.m., Arizona State at Stanford, Pac-12 networks
6 p.m., Washington at Oregon State, Pac-12 networks
8:30 p.m., California at Oregon, FS1 & Fox Deportes

Former Obama advisor on climate, energy to give lecture Sept. 28

Brian Deese

The Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a lecture by Brian Deese Sept. 28. Deese, currently a senior fellow at Harvard University, is the former senior advisor on climate and energy for the Obama administration.

Bringing perspectives gained from the White House inner circle and the center of major legislative and budget negotiations, Deese will provide an insider’s outlook on subjects relating to science and technology policy research as they relate to the future of our planet.

The event will be free and open to the public. Tickets can be secured on a first-come first-served basis.

Read more at CU Boulder Today.

Education Abroad interest meeting: Paris

Paris Film Global Seminar

Students can spend three weeks in May and June studying film, art and culture in Paris. Film screenings and lectures are combined with excursions in and around Paris.

All majors can apply and receive 3 UD credits. Course taught in English. Fulfills UD Literature & Arts core. Program led by Film Studies Professor Suranjan Ganguly. Learn more at an informational meeting Oct. 2.

Monday, Oct. 2, 7–8 p.m.
ATLAS Center, room 1B29