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Lecture to look at LASP contributions to monitoring Earth’s energy balance

Image of Earth from space

LASP public lecture: "LASP Contributions to Monitoring Earth’s Energy Balance from Space," Odele Coddington

LASP has a long history of measuring the Sun’s radiant energy from high-altitude balloons, sounding rockets and from satellite platforms in order to understand its influences on Earth’s environment. In the very near term, LASP will measure the Sun’s energy output from a new frontier, the International Space Station, with the launch of the Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS) at the end of November 2017. 

By using the Sun as a direct calibration source, the Reflected Solar (RS) spectrometer currently being built by LASP engineers for NASA’s CLARREO Pathfinder mission will reduce the uncertainties in measured solar reflectance to improve the quality of other NASA sensors and for the attribution, testing and validation of climate change predictions.

Come learn how LASP is contributing to space measurements of Earth’s energy balance with the TSIS and CLARREO Pathfinder missions. Along the way, see fun videos of the TSIS platform during testing as it is prepared for launch.

Admission and parking are free. Doors open at 7 p.m. Please see the event page for complete details.

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.
LASP Space Technology Building, room 299

New voting location on campus

The Environmental Health and Safety Center (EHSC), room 220, will serve as the on-campus voter service and polling center for the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office for the upcoming 2017 coordinated election.

The dates and times of operation for the center are as follows:

Monday, Oct. 30, to Friday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 6, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Please note: There is also a 24-hour mail ballot dropbox located near the University Memorial Center (UMC).

Education Abroad interest meeting: Nicaragua

Puerto Salvador Allende on lakefront

Community Health Care in Nicaragua Global Seminar

Earn 3 credits in 3 weeks this summer studying community-based primary health care in rural Nicaragua. Participate in hands-on data collection and analysis alongside rural health committee members and a local community health promoter. Learn more at the informational meeting.

Monday, Nov. 6, 5 p.m.
Center for Community, room N215

Monday night bowling special at The Connection

Monday Night Bowling Special 6-11 p.m. at The Connection

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

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

Fall 2017 dates:
Mondays, Aug. 28 to Dec. 18  
Except Nov. 20

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

Nov. 11 conference offers perspectives in cannabis research, education

An all-day conference in Aurora, Perspectives in Cannabis Research and Education features a keynote by Robert Sievers, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at CU Boulder, former CU regent and former director of CU Boulder's largest research institute, CIRES. Sievers and other leading cannabis researchers will discus methods, results and future directions.

Saturday, Nov. 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Anschutz Medical Campus

Education Abroad interest meeting: Russia

Group photo in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral

Russian Language & Culture Global Seminar

Make summer 2018 unforgettable—spend 6 weeks immersed in Russian culture and language in St. Petersburg! 

The program, directed by Professor Artemi Romanov, includes language courses each morning and afternoon/weekend excursions around the city, plus a weekend trip to Moscow! Earn 9 credits and fulfill the A&S Historical Context core requirement. Beginning- to advanced-Russian speakers are welcome. Learn more at the informational meeting. 

Thursday, Nov. 2, 5 p.m.
Center for Community, room N215

Learning on the move, a Nov. 9 lecture

Learning in Informal Settings graphic

Learning in Informal Settings: "Understanding people's 'learning on the move' in a museum"
Learning in Informal Settings is an innovative seminar series covering a variety of topics, including learning through making, interactional studies and contemplative studies of the natural world. The Nov. 9 lecture will feature Vanderbilt University's Rogers Hall, professor and chair for the Department of Teaching and Learning, and Ben Rydal Shapiro, PhD candidate.

All lectures are free and open to faculty, alumni, students, educators and the public. Seating is limited.
The CU Museum of Natural History is located in the Henderson Building, open every day. For more information and upcoming seminars programs visit the museum online or call 303-492-6892.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
CU Museum of Natural History, Paleontology Hall

Education Abroad interest meeting: Chile

Student squats by the water in Chile

Sustainable Potable Water Supply Systems Global Seminar (Santiago, Chile)

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. 

Thursday, Nov. 2, 5 p.m.
Engineering Center, classroom 155

Feeling depressed, down, sad or blue?

Affordable psychotherapy is available at the Raimy Clinic in the Muenzinger Psychology Building on Main Campus. Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with depression, sadness, isolation, feeling down and other difficulties, as well as helping you meet your goals for improving your mood and increasing healthy behaviors.

Nov. 15 talk to assess the impact of ancient urbanism

"Oppidum cadavera: Assessing the Impact of Ancient Urbanism on Modern Europe and Beyond" by John W. Hanson, CU Boulder Research Associate

We know that cities were a hallmark of the ancient world and had a fundamental impact on the development of urbanism in Europe and beyond, but it is still not clear the exact nature of the relationship between ancient and modern urban systems. 

In this talk, Hanson will use new data and innovative methods to explore to what extent ancient urbanism acted as a template for the modern world and what this can tell us about the survival, destruction or resilience of urban systems. 

This lecture is presented by the CU Museum of Natural History in partnership with the Archaeological Institute of America. 

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. 
CU Museum of Natural History

Education Abroad interest meeting: Literary London

London buildings

Literary London: Virginia Woolf On-Site Global Seminar

Spend 3 weeks studying Virginia Woolf’s work on site in London! 

Experience the life and work of Woolf first-hand as you visit important literary sites such as Monk’s House, Charleston, Kew Gardens and Sissinghurst. This program, directed by Jane Garrity, examines the ways that London and its environs impacted Woolf’s vision of the English nation. Learn more at the interest meeting.

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 5 p.m.
Center for Community, room S341