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Workshop on botanical illustration Oct. 12

Illustrations of North American flora

Botanical Illustrator Marjorie Leggitt will be performing a pen-and-ink demonstration on illustrating a formal botanical plate from an herbarium specimen Thursday, Oct. 12.

The workshop will include an overview of scientific and botanical illustration as well as the role of the artist in this process. We will discuss the different uses of herbarium specimens and how they are important to scientific illustration. Participants will have the chance to draw alongside the instructor. 

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
CU Museum of Natural History

Ethics and Compliance session: Best practices around high school students in research labs

Brown bag lunch, an orange, notebook and pen

This month's Ethics and Compliance Education Series presentation is Monday, Oct. 23, featuring CU Science Discovery's Stacey Forsyth and Kathryn Penzkover on best practices in mentoring and working with high school students in your research labs.

The session will provide an overview of guidelines and required university paperwork, tips on recruiting and selecting motivated students, training resources for you to use to help prepare high school student researchers and a checklist to ensure you remain on track for a successful mentoring relationship.

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit the series website for full event details.

Monday, Oct. 23, noon to 1 p.m.
Rec Center Ice Rink Overlook Large Meeting Room

Education Abroad interest meeting: Rome

Spiral stairs in Rome

Culture Wars in Rome

This two-week course is led by Paul Diduch, an instructor in the Herbst Program of Humanities. Students earn 3 humanities (or elective) credits through lectures and visits to major sites in and near Rome. Spend your Maymester walking, talking, eating and exploring in central Rome! Attend an informational meeting with the director and past participants.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5 p.m.
Engineering Center, room 108

Explore the basics of web maps at Oct. 11 workshop

Earth Sciences & Map Library

Earth Sciences & Environment Librarian Phil White will lead workshop attendees through creation of a basic web map. No coding skills required!

The workshop will begin with a basic overview of principles and terminology related to web mapping. The remainder of the workshop will be devoted to hands-on time with both ArcGIS Online and Carto.

All attendees must sign up for a free Carto account and request an ArcGIS Online account. Laptops with requisite software applications will be provided.

Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome! White can be reached at the contact information below with any questions.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1–2:30 p.m.
Earth Sciences & Map Library Conference Room (Benson 165G)

Education Abroad interest meeting: London

Students in London

London Business Global Seminar

Study international finance in London this summer. This seminar includes lectures from prominent financial professionals and site visits to companies such as Bloomberg Financial Services. To learn more, join the Oct. 11 informational meeting.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5 p.m.
Koelbel Business, room 102

Find support, community with overdose and recovery event

Overdose & Recovery: It's Time to Talk About It

Come together with other members of the campus community to share stories of recovery and of those who have experienced or been impacted by an overdose, connect to resources on campus, and learn overdose prevention and response skills.

Hosted by Health Promotion, Counseling and Psychiatric Services, the CU Collegiate Recovery Center, and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, this event has been created to help raise awareness of overdose and create a safe community space for people to connect and receive support.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 4-5 p.m.
University Memorial Center Fountain Court

Get a free flu shot

The flu virus spreads through a college campus like wildfire and can make you miss classes and/or use up your sick days, so vaccinate to protect yourself and those around you. It takes five to seven days for the vaccine to be effective, so go get your free flu shots now!

For students:
During flu season, Wardenburg Health Services offers free walk-in flu shots for students at a variety of locations on campus. Learn more.

For employees:
Employee Services is offering free flu shots to faculty and staff Oct. 9, 25, 27 and 30 at several locations on campus. Learn more and register.

Sign up for an ECO-Visit, save money

Learn how to save money on your energy bills this winter (and get a free pizza) when you sign up for a free ECO-Visit.

The ECO-Visits program (formerly known as SCORE), is a team of trained students that help off-campus students save money on their bills and be more comfortable in their homes by installing energy upgrades such as LED light bulbs and water-efficient fixtures.

All you have to do is sign up; student technicians will show up and guide you through a discussion of energy and water usage with helpful tips on how you can reduce your carbon footprint. If more than half of your roommates are present, we also give you a large Cosmo’s cheese pizza.

Just over the last year, we visited 225 homes with a total of 879 student tenants impacted. We gave away over 1,000 light bulbs and helped students save over a million gallons of water! Thanks to a grant, there’s no catch and everything is 100 percent free!

Sign up for an ECO-Visit today at the link below.

Education Abroad interest meeting: Chile

Student squats by the water in Chile

Global Seminar: Sustainable Potable Water Supply Systems – Summer 2018

Calling all engineering students! Earn 3 credits in Chile this summer studying the application of rural water supply systems. Travel to local communities and learn about these systems directly from the community members who run them. This program includes excursions, museum visits, architectural tours through Santiago, a cooking class and more!

Learn more at an informational meeting with the director Karl Linden.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 4 p.m.
Center for Community, room S435

Monday night bowling special at The Connection

Monday Night Bowl 6-11 p.m.

Make Mondays special! Pay just $8 per person for two hours of unlimited bowling between 6 and 11 p.m. Monday nights. Shoes and a fountain drink included.

Come alone or with friends or family. Everyone is welcome. This is the best deal!

Dates:
Every Monday through Dec. 18
Except Nov. 20

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

Sustainable CU calling for proposals

Hello world

The Sustainable CU fund, administered by the Environmental Center, is a portion of student fees used to implement on-campus projects incorporating renewable energy, energy efficiency, recycling and waste reduction, and other innovative projects to reduce CU Boulder's impact on climate and environment.

Sustainable CU grants are used for capital investment, the purchase of infrastructure necessary for the initiatives, installation of capital projects, educational displays related to the capital projects and any other non-staff operating costs associated with the initiatives. Particular attention is paid to initiatives created and led by students.

Request for proposals 2017–18
Approximately $100,000 is expected to be available for disbursement in two funding cycles, depending on the size of the project.

Small grants: Up to $2,500
Online applications for small grants are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the school year (September through mid-April). Find more details about what can be funded and the online application form at the E-Center website.

Large grants: More than $2,500
Large grant proposals are usually accepted and considered in two cycles each year, one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. For the current school year, large grant application deadlines are Oct. 30 and Feb. 23, 2018. The application, budget and attachments should be submitted before deadlines by email to ecenter@colorado.edu. Additional guidelines and instructions are available at the E-Center website.

Pac-12 networks televising Buffs football Oct. 7

The Arizona Wildcats take on the Colorado Buffs this Saturday, Oct. 7. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. MDT, and the game will be televised by Pac-12 networks.

The Arizona at Colorado football game is part of CU Boulder’s annual Family Weekend.

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.