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


Put your student messaging on Engineering Center digital signs

The College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) is seeking content for four monitors that are located in the new first-floor lounge of the Engineering Center.

Content for these monitors will run for 14 hours per day and is limited to CEAS-related items, i.e. department specific, program-specific, CEAS-wide, etc., CU Athletics – broad interest, and CU Graduate School – Engineering-related.

Email Jeff Zehnder, content and communications specialist for the College of Engineering & Applied Science, or call him at (303) 492-3880 for more information.

Education Abroad interest meeting: South Africa

Erick Mueller with Global Seminar students

South Africa Entrepreneurship Global Seminar

Want to spend your summer in South Africa gaining hands on experience as a consultant? Earn 6 credits in six weeks while helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town. Students form consulting teams with local South African students to develop tangible and practical deliverables for clients. Make a difference and enhance your resume!

Led by Erick Mueller, students earn 6 upper-division credit hours for INBU 4925. Credit counts toward business electives, fulfills the Global Experience requirement for the Global Business Certificate or counts as internship credit for both the Entrepreneurship Certificate as well as the Cross Campus Entrepreneurship Certificate. Open to all majors.

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5–6 p.m.
Koelbel Business, room S233

Beginner geographic information systems (GIS) workshop available

Photo of the Earth Sciences & Map Library

Are you interested in learning about GIS (geographic information systems) but don’t know where to start? This workshop is the perfect starting point!

During this session, Phil White will introduce participants to basic GIS concepts, ArcMap and ArcGIS Online. Participants will walk through basic GIS procedures such as adding data and styling a simple map.

Laptops with requisite software applications will be provided. Participants may also bring a personal laptop with ArcGIS Desktop installed, which is free to CU faculty and staff (students may email philip.white@colorado.edu for a free student license). ArcGIS Desktop only works on Windows operating systems.

Registration requested, but walk-ins are welcome! Contact Phil White at 303-735-8278 with any questions.

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1–2:30 p.m.
Earth Sciences & Map Library Conference Room (Benson 165G)

Sing your heart out at Karaoke Night

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

Take an energizing break from your studies, and come sing along to your choice of fun tunes using Club 156’s sound and light systems.

Karaoke Night starts at 8 p.m. Thursdays on the first floor of the University Memorial Center (UMC). Food and beverages are right next door at The Connection.

Upcoming dates:
Sept. 7, 21
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

Departments, programs: Put your message on UMC digital signs

Advertise in the Heart of Campus; illustration of UMC digital sign

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 the UMC online for more details and information on other opportunities within the UMC to help get the word out to the CU Boulder community!

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. Feel free to check out our Facebook page for more information.

Education Abroad interest meeting: Cuba

Gender, Race, & Tourism in Contemporary Cuba Global Seminar

Want to study gender, race and tourism through an anthropological lens in Cuba this summer? Earn 6 credits in five weeks on an exciting Global Seminar! You will visit museums and places of cultural and historical relevance, and there will be excursions to other parts of the country beyond the capital city of Havana.

The program is open to all majors, and there is no Spanish language requirement. Learn more at an informational meeting with the director, CU Boulder professor Kaifa Roland.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 5 to 5:30 p.m.
Center for Community (C4C), room N215

Think! talk: 'Why We Are Irrational About Politics'

The Center for Values and Social Policy invites you to a Think! talk by Philosophy Professor Michael Huemer titled "Why We Are Irrational About Politics."

Why doesn't everyone agree with you about politics? The best explanation is they are being irrational and not, for example, that political issues are especially difficult or we lack sufficient information to resolve them. Huemer will discuss why people are especially irrational about this particular subject, and how and why they adopt the beliefs they want to adopt. The bad news: You're probably being irrational, too.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Education building, room 220

Education Abroad informational meeting: Boren Awards Scholarship

Do you plan to study abroad in a non-traditional location during the 2018–19 academic year? Boren Scholarships support undergraduate study abroad in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Latin American (Europe/Oceania/Semester at Sea excluded) and graduate research abroad in these regions as well.

The Boren Scholarship on-campus application deadline will be in late January for study abroad during the 2018–19 academic year, so advanced planning is necessary! To learn more, attend the informational meeting.

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 3 p.m.
Norlin Library, room S421

Research forum, Asian Studies meet and greet for undergraduates

Please join us as CU Boulder faculty members Nabil Echchaibi (Center for Media, Religion and Culture), Jennifer Fluri (Department of Geography) and Rahul Bjørn Parson (Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations) discuss how they identify subjects for study and approach their research.

The Faculty Research Forum will be followed by a student-faculty meet and greet at 6 p.m. The Sink. Come meet and mingle with CAS faculty and other students with an interest in Asia and learn about our programs and events! Even if you cannot make the the research forum, we encourage students interested in learning about Asia to join us for the meet and greet after! Pizza will be served.

This event is intended for CU undergraduate students and faculty.

CAS Event
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m.
Center for Community (C4C), third floor, Abrams Lounge

Education Abroad interest meeting: Dante in Florence

Dante in Florence Global Seminar

You don't have to know any Italian to spend part of your summer studying in Italy! Spend Maymester with CU Boulder’s Suzanne Magnanini exploring Florence’s historic streets. Learn about Dante, his inferno, paintings and frescoes inspired by the poem. The course fulfills upper-division Literature and the Arts core. Come learn more at the interest meeting. See you there!

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 5 to 6 p.m.
Center for Community (C4C), room S341