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Safe Zone training: LGBTQ Ally Development Program

The Gender and Sexuality Center offers monthly Safe Zone trainings throughout the academic year.

Join us Feb. 27 for this interactive 90-minute training that provides information about campus climate for the LGBTQ and allied community; surveys CU Boulder and Colorado resources, policies and protections; and addresses best practices for creating inclusive learning and work environments at the university.

All are welcome, and requests can also be made for departmental or group-specific trainings.

To register for one of our scheduled monthly trainings, please sign up through Skillsoft in your employee portal. If you are having trouble logging in to Skillsoft, you can call Organizational and Employee Development at 303-492-8103.

Call for Southeast Asia course development proposals, due Feb. 26

The Center for Asian Studies has funding available for CU Boulder faculty members who would like to develop curricula for new or revised courses about Southeast Asia.

CAS will offer two faculty awards for the creation or significant revision of an undergraduate course on Southeast Asia in any discipline. Funding will be provided to faculty in order to enhance the area studies curriculum and build toward the Southeast Asia track in the Asian Studies major. Two $1,500 stipends will be awarded for a total of $3,000 per year. Proposals for new Global Seminars in Southeast Asia are also welcome.

Awards will be paid as summer salary (subject to taxes and withholding), or as reimbursement for travel or course materials. Recipients will be asked to submit a report and syllabus for the new course during the fall 2018 semester. New or revised courses must be cross-listed with Asian Studies. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility for future CAS faculty awards.

Please complete a Course Development Grant Application and submit, along with appropriate attachments, to cas@colorado.edu. Proposals are due Monday, Feb. 26.

Please direct any questions to CAS Executive Director Danielle Rocheleau Salaz at salaz@colorado.edu or 303-735-5312. To learn more, visit the CAS website.

CAS offering CLAC course development grants; apply by Feb. 26

The Center for Asian Studies invites faculty who would like to add Culture and Language Across the Curriculum (CLAC) techniques to their teaching to apply for course development grants for summer 2018. CAS will offer three types of grants for summer 2018 to be taught in academic year 2018–19:

CLAC Co-Seminar Course Development Grants 

These grants will offer a $1,000 stipend for the development of a supplemental one-credit undergraduate co-seminar, drawing students and content from an existing disciplinary course in any department. Faculty will be responsible for teaching this co-seminar using primary Asian language sources to enhance the content of the main course. CLAC co-seminars will be listed as ASIA 4001 (Arts & Humanities) or ASIA 4002 (Social Sciences).

Japanese CLAC Co-Seminar Course Development Grants

These grants will offer a $500 stipend for the development of a supplemental one-credit undergraduate co-seminar using Japanese language and culture, drawing students and content from an existing disciplinary course in any department. Instruction in co-seminars will be by a paid student language facilitator with supervision by the professor of record. CLAC co-seminars will be listed as ASIA 4001 (Arts & Humanities) or ASIA 4002 (Social Sciences). Funding for these grants is currently pending.

Standard Course CLAC Integration Grants 

These grants will offer a $500 stipend to incorporate Asia-related CLAC assignments into standard classes. Faculty will be responsible for incorporating primary language assignments and CLAC-oriented projects into an existing syllabus in order to enrich the content of the course. Such assignments can be optional or utilize cultural materials for students who don’t have sufficient Asian language skills.

Applications are due Monday, Feb. 26, via email to cas@colorado.edu, with the name of the grant you are applying for in the subject line.
 
If you have questions about these opportunities, please direct them to Danielle Rocheleau Salaz at danielle.salaz@colorado.edu or 303-735-5312. To learn more about CLAC, applications and the process for fall courses, visit the CAS website.

Feeling down? Struggling with anxiety? Worried about health or relationship problems?

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 faculty, staff and students.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and occupational issues, and other difficulties, as well as helping you meet your goals for improving self-confidence and increasing healthy behavior.

For more information, call our intake line at 303-492-5177.

Students: Stop by The Clinic at Village Center

Flu shots, check-ups, prescription pick-up and more—if you’re over in Williams Village this week, stop by The Clinic at Village Center! 

Staff from Wardenburg’s Medical Clinic are available to deal with a range of issues and needs from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Friday on the first floor of the Village Center. For more information, visit us online.

Equity and Excellence Award: Call for nominations, due March 2

Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to making excellence inclusive at CU Boulder? Nominate them!
 
The Equity and Excellence Award recognizes students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of making excellence inclusive in teaching, learning, higher education program management or leadership practices and execution.

Nominations are due March 2. Read the guidelines and submit an online nomination.

Men's hockey team takes on CSU Rams at last home game Feb. 9

Come support your CU Buffs men’s club hockey team as they face the rival CSU Rams in their last home game of the season at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Free admission with your Buff OneCard!

The game will be held at the CU Rec Center Ice Rink. The 12 graduating seniors will be honored prior to the start of the game with family, friends and fans! Send off your seniors the right way by packing The Rec and getting loud for a Buffs win!

Following the game, the ice will open up for fans to jump on the ice with the team! $2 ice skate rentals will be available at the rink.

Win $500 for Western American writing; Entry deadline March 20

Center of the American West is now accepting entries for the 19th annual Thompson Awards for Western American Writing. 

The contest is open to all CU Boulder program students, graduate and undergraduate. The entry deadline is Tuesday, March 20.

Prizes are $500 in each of four categories. Submit writing to any or all of the categories—fiction, memoir, poetry and creative non-fiction. The one content requirement is that entries touch upon some aspect of the American West, a subject rich and vast with possibility.  

Visit the website for details and entry form and to read winning entries from past years. Then contact us with your questions at academics@centerwest.org or 303-735-1399.

Hip-hop activists Climbing PoeTree offering student workshop Feb. 11

Creativity is the antidote to destruction! Performance activists and cultural workers Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman of Climbing PoeTree use art as a tool for catalyzing action, cross-pollinating solutions and getting at the root of the unnatural disasters we’ve inherited. 

In this interactive workshop that integrates performance and storytelling, Garcia and Penniman will share models of how creative interventions can be used to strengthen our movements for social and climate justice. Participants will interact with and contribute to a tapestry of thousands of hand-written stories, exercise the visionary muscle of the imagination and unleash collaborative power to build bridges of empathy across the walls that try to divide us.

Offered for CU Boulder students only. Cost is $25; lunch included. Reduced rates and scholarships available. Register by Feb. 8.

Sponsored by CU Environmental Center and CU Cultural Unity and Engagement Center.

Climate and Justice Workshop: Reshaping Reality through Cultural Activism
Sunday, Feb. 11, noon to 4 p.m.
Main Campus (location to be shared once registered)

For parents: Cognitive Development Center offers fun research projects for kids

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 do one of the following:

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page and website
 

Hourly position for student, programming skills required

The Children's Auditory Perception Laboratory (ChAPL) is currently looking for a student with strong programming skills to join our team. 

This lab is under the direction of Angela Bonino and is located in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department. Our lab examines how the auditory system develops during childhood by using behavioral tasks. All experiments are controlled by MATLAB scripts that interface with a real-time processor to generate auditory stimuli. 

Preference will be given to applicants with digital-signal processing experience and knowledge of real-time systems. 

If you are interested, please contact Bonino at angela.bonino@colorado.edu. Please include a résumé.

Feeling down? Struggling with anxiety? Worried about health or relationship problems?

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

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and occupational issues, and other difficulties, as well as helping you meet your goals for improving self-confidence and increasing healthy behavior.

For more information, call our intake coordinator, Lindsay Labrecque, at 303-492-5177.

Deadlines extended for summer Global Seminars

Not sure yet what you’re doing this summer? Study abroad with CU faculty on a Global Seminar! 

Application deadlines just extended for programs in the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland and South Africa, with many more programs and countries to choose from. Come by C4C S355 or email globalseminars@colorado.edu with questions or to open your application today!