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This site is a listing of notices, training/seminars, jobs, campus services and events. Buff Bulletin is a service of Campus Communications.

 

Learn about the bumblebees of Boulder County

Bumblebee on a flower

Join CU Boulder researchers Carol Ann Kearns and Diana Oliveras for a free event at the Museum of Natural History: Bumblebees of Boulder County. They will discuss the life history of bumblebees, their role as pollinators and their conservation status in Colorado.

Come learn how to recognize and identify some of the more common bumblebees found in Boulder and how undergraduates from CU Boulder's Residential Academic Programs (RAPs) help conduct insect surveys.

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m.
Museum of Natural History, Paleontology Hall

Get a taste of Zero Waste

This Friday, Taste of CU will give new students a tasty sampling of what Housing & Dining Services has to offer and an introduction to Zero Waste on campus.

CU Boulder has set a campus-wide goal of 90 percent diversion of our waste from landfills by 2020. One of the most visible ways we’re moving toward that goal is with compost and recycling bins all over campus.

New students will learn how to use those bins all over Farrand Field at Taste of CU, as every dish will be served with compostable dining ware. Zero Waste is a shared goal on campus that students can be a part of as soon as they move in!

Reminder on the campus work-hours policy for students

Hourly student-employees working for CU Boulder are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week (or 50 hours per bi-weekly pay period) during the fall and spring semesters and to 40 hours per week (or 80 hours per bi-weekly pay period) in the summer.

Please note existing policies limit graduate and international students to 20 hours per week during the academic year. The policy does not affect students working in non-university off-campus jobs.

Read more from CU Boulder Today.

Bone marrow drive on behalf of Professor Emeritus Jim Avery

Professor Emeritus and former associate dean Jim Avery

In light of Professor Emeritus and former associate dean Jim Avery's recent diagnosis of MDS, a bone marrow disorder, the College of Engineering and Applied Science is encouraging everyone who can to donate blood and register as a bone marrow donor in honor of Avery, who will need a bone marrow transplant.

Walk-ins are welcome, or schedule an appointment by emailing sydney_bernzott@bonfils.org. Individuals ages 18 to 44 will be eligible to join the national donor registry during this live drive. Learn more about the bone marrow donation process from Bonfils.

Friday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Engineering Center Lobby

Veteran to lecture on Vietnam War experiences Sept. 7

William Drea Adams

On Sept. 7, CU’s Vietnam War Commemoration lecture series will feature William Adams—Vietnam veteran, Senior Fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities—will reflect on his experiences in the Mekong Delta in 1968-69.

The lecture, titled "Comradeship, Moral Injury, and the Legacy of the Vietnam War: The Need for the Humanities to Close the Gap between the Veterans and their Nation" is free and open to the public.

In a difficult reckoning with their experiences in war, Adams knows from his own experience, many veterans also steer by the treasured memory of comradeship in facing risk and danger. Adams has led initiatives to put the humanities to work in bridging the gap between the individual experiences of veterans and the nation’s involvement in a war that divided the nation, and may divide it still. He will also reflect on his recent return visit to Vietnam as a parable of memory and return.

Thursday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m.
Eaton Humanities, room 150

Save $10 on Saturday Shakespeare workshops for kids, teens

Scene from Shakespeare camp

Unlock the magic of Shakespeare's language with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Saturday Shakespeare workshops! Students learn about Shakespeare and performance, ending the day with an informal show for friends and family.

CU Boulder faculty and staff should use coupon code BUFFBARDW17 for $10 off each workshop's registration fee. For more information, call 303-735-1181 or see the contact details below.

Thou Art Miscast!
Aug. 26, ages 10 to 18

Beats & the Bard
Sept. 30, ages 10 to 18

Shakespeare's Magic Moments
Oct. 21, ages 8 to 18

Immersive Shakespeare
Nov. 4, ages 10 to 18

Stage It Like Shakespeare: Original Practices
Dec. 2 and 9, ages 10 to 18

International Coffee Hour is back

International Coffee Hour is a weekly social event held Friday afternoons at the University Memorial Center. All students, scholars, staff and faculty are invited to connect with the international community on campus. Free coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

Friday, Sept. 1, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Across from the UMC Grill

See the Campus Events Calendar for the full series of meetings.

Don't be that person: Flatten cardboard boxes during move-in

Please flatten boxes

Move-in is often a hectic time of year for students, parents, staff and faculty across campus. While you are immersed in all the excitement and errands, please take the time to flatten your cardboard boxes for recycling.

Each year during move-in, CU Recycling staff spend over 400 collective staff hours just flattening cardboard boxes. One intact box can take up over 10 times the space of a flattened box,; plus, it can set a bad example and lead to a cardboard box pile-up. The few seconds it takes to break down your boxes can add up to a smooth and efficient move-in for everyone.

No box cutter? No problem! Give an empty box a firm punch on the taped bottom and then fold it down all the way flat at the corners.

Natural history exhibit to highlight unique ecological relationships

Curious Connections in Nature graphic with illustrations of animals

Opening Aug. 26, the CU Boulder Museum of Natural History's latest exhibit "Curious Connections in Nature" will reveal unique and important links between organisms.

The exhibit will feature interactive experiences, such as a web of life tunnel where participants can tug on strings to see how species are connected and how healthy ecosystems rely on certain species, and informative panels on ecology and personal stories of scientists.

Kick off the semester with BBQ and worship

Students at Wesley Fellowship BBQ

On Aug. 27, join the Wesley Fellowship for lawn games, food, fun, friends, an outdoor movie and progressive Christian campus ministry.

The event will be held at the Wesley Chapel, located across from the Football Stadium one block north of Colorado Avenue. It's near the CU Buff Bus stop and on the Hop bus line. There's also free parking and bike racks onsite.

Sunday, Aug. 27, 5 p.m.
Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St.

Save 10 percent on after-school Shakespeare program

Child at Shakespeare after-school class

Unlock the magic of Shakespeare's language with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s after-school Shakespeare classes for kids and teens ages 8 to 18. CU Boulder faculty and staff should use coupon code BUFFBARDC17 for $20 off the registration fee for either class below. Coupon code expires Sept. 5.

Measure for Measure, ages 12 to 18
Tuesdays 4 to 5:30 p.m.
10 weeks: Sept. 12 to Nov. 14

Shakespeare's Comedies, ages 8 to 12
Thursdays 4 to 5:30 p.m.
10 weeks: Sept. 14 to Nov. 16

For more information, call 303-735-1181 or see the contact details below.

Research subjects needed for study on nervous system

If you are 18 to 35 years of age, healthy and free of neurologic disease, the Neural Control of Movement Lab, located on Main Campus, is conducting a study on the nervous system’s control of standing balance in young and older healthy adults. Participants will be compensated $40 for the experimental session.

The study will consist of two visits on separate days:

  • First visit: familiarization session, approximately 15 minutes
  • Second visit: experimental session, approximately 3 hours
  • Lower leg muscle contractions
  • Standing balance test

If interested, please email Leah Davis for more information at leah.davis@colorado.edu.