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Visiting scholars to discuss North Korean gender relations, youth literature

This Center for Asian Studies colloquium, titled "New Perspectives on North Korea: Building the Socialist Future in the Cold War Era," will feature academic talks by two scholars on North Korea, illuminating new perspectives on North Korean gender relations and youth literature.

Suzy Kim, Rutgers University, and Dafna Zur, Stanford University, are two of the very few humanities scholars in the U.S. whose research focuses on North Korea. The event will provide the CU Boulder Asian studies community a rare opportunity to have an in-depth look into North Korean society that is underrepresented in the news hype generated by political and military tensions.

Friday, Sept. 22, 4-6 p.m.
ATLAS Center, room 102

Distinguished lecture on the constitutional right to a stable climate system

In the face of irreversible climate tipping points and the failure of statutory law to control carbon dioxide pollution, youth around the world are suing their governments to act before it is too late. The campaign, called Atmospheric Trust Litigation, recently won a landmark ruling from a federal district court declaring a constitutional right to a stable climate system.

Professor Mary Wood, University of Oregon School of Law, discusses this litigation in the context of climate urgency and the federal government’s policy to spur production of fossil fuels at the Getches-Wilkinson Center's 2017 Distinguished Lecture titled "Atmospheric Trust Litigation: Securing a Constitutional Right to a Stable Climate System."

Wood is the Philip H. Knight Professor and the faculty director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Oregon.

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m.
Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

CAS lecture, workshop on Japanese incense

Please join the Center for Asian Studies (CAS) for a lecture and interactive workshop on Japanese incense presented by the Shoyeido Incense Company.

Masataka Hata, president of Shoyeido, will deliver a lecture discussing the history and cultural practice of Japanese incense and then give a short demonstration of “listening” to several varieties of Japanese incense. Hata will be joined by Kiyoko Morita, incense specialist and author of the highly acclaimed "The Book of Incense: Enjoying the Traditional Art of Japanese Scents," and Kosukue Masuda of U.S. Shoyeido in Boulder.

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required due to limited capacity. First come, first served. Please email liza.williams@colorado.edu with the names of each member of your party. We will respond to confirm your attendance. Students, please include your affiliated department.

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m.
Eaton Humanities, room 1B80

Pop-up pantry, food insecurity event

Illustration of food stand with text - Do you have enough to eat?

CU Boulder students who can’t afford to purchase food can shop for groceries at a free pop-up pantry. For more information about future events and to learn about the issue of food assistance, visit: www.colorado.edu/volunteer.

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2-4 p.m.
University Memorial Center, South Terrace Tent
1669 Euclid Ave.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Newton Court Community Family Center
2300 Arapahoe Ave. Building 2A, unit 101

November and December dates to be announced at a later time.

New this year: Trivia Night at The Connection

The Connection Trivia Night

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

Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Games begin at 7 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee but prizes for top finishers!

Upcoming dates:
Sept. 11, 25
Oct. 9, 23
Nov. 6, 27
Dec. 11

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

Safe Zone Trainings for LGBTQ, allied community kick off Sept. 12

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:

Tuesday, Sept. 12, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Center for Community, room 435

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

Are you a gamer? Stop by FIFA League Nights

Video Game Tournament at The Connection: FIFA League Nights

Are you a gamer? Want bragging rights? Here’s your chance! The Connection is starting a FIFA League for the fall semester.

Sign up at The Connection front desk starting at 6 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee. Play begins at 7 p.m. Games are on PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo Wii gaming systems. Tournament formats are double elimination and/or round robin. Prizes for top finishers!

Fridays Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 8

The Connection, UMC first floor

Check out Education Abroad's fall fair Sept. 8

Learn about your chance to study, intern and participate in research and service-learning opportunities abroad at Education Abroad's fall fair.

Education Abroad offer hundreds of programs in 65 countries that meet the needs and interests of all students and majors. Enter to win prizes and scholarships! Recently-returned Education Abroad alumni and staff will be on hand to share what it’s like to live and learn abroad, find affordable programs and build your résumé with an international experience.

Friday, Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
University Memorial Center (UMC) Fountain

Mini Med School comes to Boulder with video broadcast

School of Medicine University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

We are excited to announce the sixth season of the Mini Med School, The Clinical Years, the next step in your Mini Med training.

The price is right (free), there's no homework, it's suitable for anyone from high school on, and you can get a famous Mini Med "diploma"—all from the CU Boulder campus. The lectures will take place on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, but Boulder participants will watch live (and have the ability to interact) via video broadcast at the Hellems building.

The course begins Sept. 6 and runs about seven weeks. Please register online to ensure you get all updates and information. Visit the Mini Med site below for the full schedule.

If you would like more information or have questions, please email Joseph Martinez at SOM.MiniMed@ucdenver.edu.

Starts Wednesday, Sept. 6
Hellems Arts and Sciences, room 252

First Friday Buff Club will return Sept. 8 as CU on Friday

CU on Friday

Kick off the weekend with fellow Buffs and show your CU pride with new, free monthly events at The Connection.

CU on Friday is all about bringing the CU Boulder community together! Students, faculty and staff are invited to join us for this new UMC tradition.

The September event is sponsored by CU Student Government. Come celebrate “FRY-day” with your 2017–18 CUSG officials.

Showcase your work, learn from industry leaders at the CLASP V conference

Please join the Program in Culture, Language, and Social Practice (CLASP) for their fifth conference, CLASP V, designed for students and faculty to showcase new work at no cost.

Run entirely by graduate students, CLASP V is the program's fifth multidisciplinary conference, which promotes the broad connections between culture, language and society grounded in empirical research. The conference brings together an array of national and international scholars from diverse countries and subdisciplines; it features workshops and plenary talks by leaders in the field, including Dwanna Robertson, Jonathan Rosa, Natasha Shrikant and Jack Sidnell.

CLASP V will take place Sept. 15–17 at the Wolf Law Building.

Participants needed for 2-hour study; includes fixed fee, significant bonus

The SNaGLab is currently running a behavioral study and is in desperate need for subjects between the ages of 18 and 35.

During the 2-hour study, you will be asked to play several versions of a gambling task by yourself as well as with other individuals in your session. Compensation is $10 per hour. Plus, for your participation and performance, you will also have a chance to win bonus cash.

Visit the CU Boulder SONA System to find the study (named study 989) and sign up for any session, or reach out via email at cu.snaglab.968@gmail.com.

Global Seminar interest meeting: Study in Valencia, Spain

Complete Operations Management over winter break in Spain!

Travel to Valencia this winter and study management in one of Spain's most exciting cities. You will engage in site visits to local businesses and learn first-hand about Spanish and international companies. Learn more at the informational meeting Sept. 6.

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Koelbel Building, room 102

Overdose Awareness Day kicks off on campus

Aug. 31 marks Overdose Awareness Day. At CU Boulder, we want to raise awareness, support those impacted by an overdose and share ways to prevent overdoses in the future. While a single day to acknowledge overdose is important, our conversation won’t stop there.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 19, Health Promotion will begin hosting monthly How to Save a Life: Overdose Prevention and Response trainings that will teach attendees how to recognize and respond to both alcohol poisoning and opioid overdoses. These trainings will be held at the University Memorial Center (UMC), room 404, at noon and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19; Tuesday, Oct. 17; and Tuesday, Nov. 14. They are about 30 minutes long and open to students, faculty and staff.

At 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, Health Promotion, Counseling and Psychiatric Services, the CU Collegiate Recovery Center and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program will come together to share stories of those who have experienced or been impacted by overdose, connect people to resources on campus and teach overdose prevention and response skills.