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


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

Research study for children ages 2 to 7

The Children’s Auditory Perception Laboratory is currently recruiting children between 2 and 7 years old for a research study to help us learn more about how children hear.

During the testing, your child will sit in a sound-treated room and listen to sounds presented over a speaker or through headphones. Your child will be asked to indicate when they hear sounds by playing games, such as putting a block in a bucket. The sounds used are not loud.

Two visits to the laboratory are required. Each visit lasts about one hour. You will receive $10 per hour, and, if you drive to the lab, parking costs will be covered.

If you are interested please email childhear@colorado.edu or call 303-735-6252.

The principal investigator for this research study is Angela Yarnell Bonino, PhD, Department Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. All testing will be completed at the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) building on the CU Boulder Main Campus.

Global Citizen Award nominations due Oct. 13

The Office of International Education (OIE) is pleased to announce the annual call for Global Citizen Award nominations. These awards are to recognize outstanding contributions to international understanding by members of the CU Boulder community.

Nominations for the following awards are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13:

  • Campus Global Citizen 
  • Muneeb Kamal International Student of the Year 
  • Education Abroad Student of the Year

The awards will be given at a ceremony from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 15 in the JD Abrams Lounge during International Education Week. For more information, please visit the website.

Education Abroad interest meeting: China

Hutong doorway

Global Seminar: Discovering Urban China

Spend your Maymester in China exploring the cultural identity of four of China's most famous and historic cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an and Hangzhou. Interact with Chinese peers both in and outside the classroom and gain firsthand knowledge on the ways modernity has affected urban China. 

Earn 3 upper-division credits for ASIA 3900, approved for the Asian Studies major requirement and Engineering humanities/social sciences credits. This is a competitive program due to the generous Tang Fund scholarship through the Center for Asian Studies available to all admitted participants. 

Open to all majors. Application deadline is Jan. 16. Learn more at an interest meeting with the faculty director, Colleen Berry.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m.
Center for Community, room S341

Conference to explore social implications of technological change

Edmund P. Russell

The rapid acceleration of communications technology is changing our society and economy in profound ways. This conference 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.

Read more from CU Boulder Today.

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

Diversity in cannabis sativa: A bit of what we know so far

Illustrations of cannabis plants

Join the Museum of Natural History for a free lecture Tuesday, Oct. 17. 

Daniela Vergara will talk about some of our results on the diversity in multiple cannabis varieties, including the variation we see in the whole genome, in the chemotypes (phytochemicals produced by the cannabis plant) and in the genes related to cannabinoid production.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition "Cannabis: A Visual Perspective," currently on display in the BioLounge.

About the speaker: Vergara is an evolutionary biologist researching cannabis genomics at CU Boulder. In addition to her multiple publications in Cannabis, she founded and directs a non-profit organization, the Agricultural Genomics Foundation (agriculturalgenomics.org), which aims to make cannabis science available to a broad public.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.
CU Museum of Natural History

Colorado Law: 2017 Schultz Lecture in Energy

Colette Honorable

Please join us for the 10th annual Getches-Wilkinson Center Schultz Lecture in Energy, "The State of US Energy Policy Following the Paris Agreement: Who is Leading?"

Featuring: Colette Honorable, former commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and partner, Reed Smith LLP

This event is free and open to the public. Please visit the website for more information or to register.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m.
Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

Shakespeare's Magic Moments 1-day workshop, ages 8–18

Teen with puppet

Just in time for Halloween, explore Shakespeare’s most magical, mystical and mysterious moments with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Bring any wands, capes, spellbooks, hats, costumes, talismans, cauldrons or other magical gear (for yourself or to share) you’d like to use in the performance. 

This one-day workshop culminates in an informal showing at 2:30 p.m. for friends and family. Open to students of all experience levels and abilities, ages 8–18. Bring water, a lunch and snacks to keep your energy going! 

Visit our website to register. CU Boulder faculty and staff should use coupon code BUFFBARDW17 to save $10! 

Questions? Call 303-735-1181.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Off campus, Wesley Fellowship Theater

LGBTQ and allied graduate student reception

Please join Scarlet Bowen, director of the Gender and Sexuality Center, and Ann Schmiesing, dean of the Graduate School, for the LGBTQ and Allied Graduate Student Social Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Stop by to meet your fellow graduate students from various departments and find out about resources and programs we offer. Refreshments will be served. For more information, email gsc@colorado.edu or call 303-492-2966.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5–7 p.m.
UMC South Terrace