Buff Bulletin Board

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


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.

Crash Course: Employment Law for Startups

The Sept. 14 Crash Course session features a fast-paced discussion to dispel common employment law myths. Led by experienced employment attorney Amy Hartman, this course is geared toward entrepreneurs and others in the startup community who are interested in learning more about employment-related issues.

An expert panel featuring Michael Tognetti, general counsel and vice president of SendGrid, and Kirk Holland, managing director of Access Venture Partners, will follow, along with audience Q&A.

The event is free for faculty, staff and students. Online registration closes at 9 a.m. Sept. 14, though walk-in registration is welcome. Visit Silicon Flatirons online for more information.

Thursday, Sept. 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Wolf Law Building, room 301

Lecture on ancient pottery, culture of New Mexico

11th century Mimbres ceramic art

Join Steve Lekson Sept. 19 for a free lecture titled "Mimbres at the Museum: Earl, Hugo, Anna and Me" about ancient pottery and culture of New Mexico.

The 11th century Mimbres culture of New Mexico is famous for its ceramic art: black-and-white images of animals and people painted on simple earthenware pots. In 1925, the CU Museum acquired a large collection of Mimbres pottery when Junius Henderson (the first director of the museum) asked archaeologist Earl Morris to excavate Mimbres sites. Steve Lekson (curator of archaeology) has done extensive fieldwork in the Mimbres region and discovered many strange and wonderful things in the CU Museum's collections.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
Hale Science, room 270

Student organizations: Looking for a meeting spot?

Student Engagement & Collaboration Area

The Student Engagement & Collaboration Area (SECA) in the University Memorial Center (UMC) is a space where Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) can come together, collaborate and prepare for events and projects.

It includes:

  • Meeting rooms
  • 55" monitors and computer hook-ups
  • Prep/work rooms
  • Lounge areas
  • Whiteboard space
  • Lockable storage cabinets

If your organization would like to reserve a room in the SECA lounge, visit the UMC online for all the information.

First-year students invited to evening of music, ethnic costumes, dialogue

Planina chorus

On Sept. 15, Instructor Galina Siergiejczyk will present an hour-long concert by Boulder chorus Planina: Songs of Eastern Europe preceded and followed by dialogue with students. 

The creative artistic performance, titled "Voices: Dimensions of Cultural Diversity and Critical Dialogue," aims to impart a meaningful cultural diversity experience for the first-year students at CU Boulder and to leverage resulting appreciation of the cultural legacy of multiethnic and multigenerational voices through inclusivity, open discussion and mindful action in their college experience. 

The performance is geared toward first-year students but open to the larger campus community. Please RVSP at grap@colorado.edu by Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Friday, Sept. 15, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Kittredge Central Hall, room N114

Grace in academia: A conversation Sept. 18

CU Christian Faculty & Staff Network: Join us to talk about grace in academia

If you're a Christian faculty or staff member here at CU Boulder, the Christian Faculty and Staff Network invites you to join us for lunch and a conversation about grace as it relates to the academic life. Come for all of the time, or drop in for part. Our discussion will springboard from this short essay.

Free lunch will be provided for faculty and staff new to CU Boulder; just email Matt Koschmann at koschmann@colorado.edu to confirm your meal ticket.

We look forward to seeing you! For more information about the lunch or our informal network, email Ed Black at edward.black@intervarsity.org or Emily Balbach at emily.ballbach@intervarsity.org or visit the CU Christian Faculty and Staff Network online.

Monday, Sept. 18, noon to 1:15 p.m.
Center for Community (C4C), Treehouse Room

CU at the Dairy: Silent film screening with live original score performance

Picture of live score performance with black and white film screened behind

On Sept. 15, CU Boulder and the Dairy Arts Center are pleased to present a screening of a rare 1918 silent film, The Yellow Ticket, accompanied by an original film score composed and performed live by klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals with jazz pianist Marilyn Lerner.

A panel discussion will follow the film, featuring Svigals and Learner alongside CU Boulder faculty members Yonatan Malin, Harumi Rhodes and David Shneer.

To view a trailer for the film and purchase tickets, please visit the Dairy Arts Center online. Current CU Boulder students who show their Buff OneCard at the box office on the day of the concert will receive a special $5 ticket!

To learn more about The Yellow Ticket film screening, please visit the event page

Friday, Sept. 15, 8 to 10:30 p.m.
Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St.

Photo credit: Chris Randle

Non-credit foreign language classes open for registration

Non-Credit Language Courses at ALTEC; illustration of rocket traveling the globe

Interested in learning a new language?

This fall, Anderson Language and Technology Center (ALTEC) is offering non-credit language courses in Spanish, Swahili, French and Italian.

The 10-week classes meet once a week in the evenings for two hours. Classes begin the week of Sept. 18. For more information or to register, please visit our website.

Native Student Welcome features food, gifts and fun Sept. 15

Save the date for 2017 Native Student Welcome! All CU Boulder Native students—including current, transfer and new undergraduates and graduate students—plus faculty, staff and local community members who support Native students on campus are welcome to attend.

Come be part of the CU Boulder Native community! We’ll have food, gifts and a lot of fun. No RSVP needed.

Friday, Sept. 15, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
CNAIS cottage, 1330 Grandview Ave.

Hosted by Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS) and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE)

Celebrating the grand finale of NASA's Cassini spacecraft

Wake Up with Cassini: The Grand Finale Event

After almost 20 years in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, carrying the LASP-built UltraViolet Imaging Spectrograph (UVIS), will conclude the final chapter of its remarkable story of exploration as it plunges into Saturn’s atmosphere.

Join some of the Cassini team members at LASP, as we mark this significant milestone and celebrate one of NASA’s most successful missions ever. Wake Up with Cassini: The Grand Finale Event will feature NASA TV coverage, a couple brief live presentations and snacks and coffee.

Weekly seminars emphasize discipline-based STEM education research

DBER is a weekly seminar series that serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for faculty, staff, researchers and students interested in education research and course transformation to share their ideas and get feedback on their work.

These seminars bring together faculty and graduate students from roughly 45 different programs and departments across four schools/colleges. The average attendance is more than 20 people. In addition to being intellectually rich, these meetings also serve to create community among the many STEM education researchers on campus. All are welcome to attend.

Upcoming seminar:
"Development of Faculty Online Learning Communities"
Featuring Allie Lau, Melissa Dancy
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 3 to 4 p.m.
Porter Biosciences, room B121

Please see the weekly schedule.