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Conference to explore the social implications of technological change

Edmund P. Russell

The rapid acceleration of communications technology is changing our society and economy in profound ways. At this conference, we will examine the social implications and impacts of the information technology revolution, considering how the telegraph parallels the modern rise of social networks, mobile computing and introduction of global access to broadband networks. In so doing, we will also consider what laws and policy can mitigate less desirable impacts of information technology in our lives.

In this program, Edmund Russell, professor of history at Boston University now working on a project evaluating the development and impact of the telegraph, will present his work on the topic. A panel of experts will then discuss the implications of this technological change and link it to the ongoing challenges and opportunities related to the acceleration of information production and consumption.

If you need any accommodations, please email Susanna Weller at susanna.weller@colorado.edu or call 303-492-5442, and we will gladly make any necessary arrangements.

This event is held in partnership with the Silicon Flatirons Center and College of Media, Communication and Information. Read more from CU Boulder Today.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 3-6:15 p.m.
Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

Students: Participate in a paid study on mood, emotion

Pep Lab logo

Interested in your moods and thoughts? Participate in a paid study on emotion and mood here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. 

Earn up to $200 to participate in studies involving answering questions about your feelings and thoughts, watching brief films, playing computer games and keeping a log of your emotions and activities.

The study includes two separate visits and pays $10 per hour in cash (first visit is 2-3 hours, second is 4 hours). There is an option for paid follow-up phone interviews in addition.

For more information, please complete the screening survey. If you have questions, email gruberpeplab@gmail.com or visit our website.

Lecture to examine U.S.-Korea alliance, partnership

Illustration of Republic of Korea flag

Please join Jimin Kim, deputy consul general of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco, for a free, public talk titled "Enduring Korea-U.S. Alliance and Partnership: Linchpin of Peace and Security and Driving Force for Prosperity."

Forged in blood during the Korean War 1950–53, the alliance between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United States has served as a linchpin for peace and security of the Korean Peninsula, the Asia-Pacific Region and beyond, laying the foundation for the ROK to become one of the most vibrant democracies and advanced economies in the world.

Meanwhile, North Korea continues to pose threats with its nuclear and missile programs despite the urging of the international community including a series of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

Against this background, Kim will talk about the latest developments in the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia and also the future prospect of the ROK-U.S. alliance and partnership under the new ROK government.

CAS Event
Thursday, Nov. 2, 5 p.m.
Eaton Humanities, room 250

Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 10

Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 10

Join the University Memorial Center and the Office of Veteran Services for the 2017 Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.

Rear Admiral Rick Snyder, United States Navy
CU Boulder Joint ROTC Color Guard

The ceremony will be followed by reception and time to celebrate the new artifacts received from the USS Colorado BB-45.

Friday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.
UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom

Education Abroad interest meeting: Prague

Cathedral in Prague

Global Seminar: Prague Past & Present

Want to travel around Prague and earn 3 credits this May? Join Professor Jennifer Fluri on this Maymester Global Seminar. You will explore the unique history and geography of the Czech Republic and conduct an independent research project.

This course has also been approved for the Contemporary Societies A&S Core. Learn more at the Oct. 19 interest meeting.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m.
Center for Community, room N215

Sing your heart out at Karaoke Night

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 rockstar 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. 19
Nov. 2, 16, 30
Dec. 14

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

NHL 17 video game tournament

Video Game Tournament at The Connection

Are you a gamer? Want bragging rights? Here’s your chance! 

Join one of the weekly video game tournaments at The Connection! Sign up starts 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Play begins at 7 p.m. $5 entry fee. 

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!

Video Game Tournament: NHL 17, Xbox One
Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.
The Connection, first floor UMC

Education Abroad interest meeting: Tanzania

Students and locals watching sunset in Tanzania

Conservation and Indigenous Peoples in Tanzania

Students will explore remote conservation areas around the Serengeti and coastal communities on this traveling summer Global Seminar. Learn more about indigenous peoples and conservation in one of the most beautiful and biologically important regions of the world; study political ecology, culture and development while living amongst indigenous groups, such as the Maasai and Hadzabe people. 

Open to all majors. Learn more at the informational meeting with the director Laura DeLuca.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m.
Center for Community, room S350

Fall greenhouse tours

Hello world

Tom Lemieux will offer an exclusive free tour of the Biology Greenhouse highlighting some of the important and interesting plants. The greenhouse is for research and teaching and is not typically open to the public. 

Tours fill quickly! Please make sure to call and RSVP by Oct. 20 if you would like a spot. Make sure to specify your reservation for either the 11 a.m. tour or the 2 p.m. tour. Also, please be aware we will not be accepting reservations for more than two people! If you do not get a spot on the tour, you will be added to a wait list and contacted if a spot opens up before the tour begins.

We will be meeting at the 30th Street greenhouse. Please arrive 15 minutes early and take care with transportation. Parking at the greenhouse lot is by permit only. The best option is to take public transportation, ride a bike or walk.

Please call 303-492-6892 to reserve your spot for a tour or for any questions you might have. 

Thursday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Biology Greenhouse, 1380 30th St.

Colorado Law: Women in Energy Law and Regulation Conference

Please join us Oct. 20 for the Getches-Wilkinson Center Women in Energy Law and Regulation Conference, which brings together women in electricity law and regulation to discuss the most pressing questions facing legislators and regulators today. 

Each of the panel topics has been selected for its relevance in ongoing debates about the right way to structure and implement legal oversight of the electricity system. The event will be anchored by the law school's annual Schultz Lecture, to be held Thursday, Oct. 19. This year, the Schultz Lecture will be delivered by former FERC Commissioner Collette Honorable. 

Friday will also feature a conversation among energy journalists covering conference topics (and others like them). This will be an opportunity for an open conversation with other panelists and the audience about ways in which law professors, policymakers and others can support the work of independent journalism in chronicling energy developments. 

This event is free and open to the public. Please register to attend. CLE credits pending. Campus parking and lunch included.

Friday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

Discussion of resource concessions, social movements in Mexico

"New Territorialities: Resource Concessions and Social Movements in Oaxaca, Mexico"

The trend toward legal recognition of indigenous peoples’ right to territory has dramatically changed the political map of Latin America over the past two decades. Those legal gains have emerged in tandem with a new round of state concessions to private interests, covering everything from subsurface minerals to radio frequencies. 

The increase in private concessions has further been accompanied by the militarization of indigenous territories and the criminalization of protest, making the defense of territory all the more urgent for indigenous communities and forcing them to develop an expanded understanding of what territory is and how to defend it. 

Come hear staff from SURCO, an educational organization based in Oaxaca, Mexico, discuss their work on territory in the face of mining, hyrdropower development, privation of radio communication and green energy concessions. The event will be in English and Spanish.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 12–1:30 p.m.
Guggenheim, room 201e

'Girl Rising' Peace Corps film screening

Join us for food and a free screening of Girl Rising, a documentary about the transformative power of education for girls around the world.

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising follows nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Koelbel Building, room 230