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Submit a creative work for the Frankenstein contest

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March 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the Frankenstein novel. The bicentennial celebration explores a work which brings together the intersection of humanities, social sciences and sciences. 
Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein on a dare when she was just 19 years old. Now’s your chance to win similar glory. 
Submit a creative work as a response to her classic novel Frankenstein—a story, a film, a dance performance, visual art, a computer game—whatever medium works for you to explore some of the themes she touched on. Themes might include creation, scientific responsibility, gender, unintended consequences of innovations, science and religion, science and community, and resurrection. The winner will be announced and honored at the Frankenstein Bicentennial Event on March 13.
The winning works will be selected by a panel of judges. 

  • One prize valued at $100
  • Three outstanding recognitions

 Submit here by Feb. 16. For questions, email bebe.chang@colorado.edu.

Wait Your Turn: Recognizing and Interrupting Sexism trainings

This interactive 90-minute training is designed for staff and faculty on the CU Boulder campus. During the training, participants will engage in small- and large-group discussions to help identify examples of sexism in their lives or in an institution they participate in. They will also learn strategies for interrupting sexism.

Spring 2018 dates:
Monday, Feb. 12, 3:30–5 p.m. in UMC 457
Wednesday, March 14, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in UMC 457
Monday, April 16, 3:30–5 p.m. in UMC 457

Register yourself or your group on our website.

Apply for fall, summer Education Abroad

Photo of student in front of temple in Indonesia

Upcoming deadlines for Education Abroad programs this summer range from October through March 1; fall program deadlines range from Feb. 1 to March 1. Don’t miss your chance to enhance your college experience with overseas studies!

Learn more about your Education Abroad opportunities by completing Abroad 101, which covers key information to get you started on your education abroad journey. Abroad 101 is offered online and in-person; get started today!

Scholarships at the Women's Resource Center due Feb. 15

The Women's Resource Center is offering two scholarships for the upcoming 2018–19 school year.

Cleopatra Jaramillo Estrada Activist Legacy Scholarship

This $500 academic annual award is named for Cleo Estrada, who has devoted her life's work to the struggle for social justice for underrepresented communities. Estrada was a farmworker and first-generation student from the San Luis Valley who graduated from the University of Colorado with three degrees and worked as a counselor and student advocate at CU Boulder for 40 years. 

Apply now.

Dorothy Martin Fund

The Dorothy Martin Fund provides $2,500 to a current, full-time undergraduate or graduate student. These awards will honor those who exemplify the ideals of Dorothy Martin, Professor Emerita, who was a faculty member in the psychology department at CU Boulder for 46 years and was instrumental in establishing the first CU Women’s Center in 1964. Martin’s ideals included activism and awareness concerning women’s issues and gender equity, openness to life and new experiences, and academic excellence. 

Apply now.

Catch some hoops on campus this weekend

The Buffs host the Utes this weekend on Friday and Sunday, so be sure to come to Coors Events Center to catch the action. 

First, the men's basketball team takes on Utah at 7 p.m. Friday. Then come back to Coors Events Center at noon Sunday to watch the women's basketball team. Get your tickets at cubuffs.com/tickets.

Camp Shakespeare, ages 6–18

Students perform Kinsmen on stage

Each summer, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival invites kids ages 6–18 to CU Boulder’s campus to study Shakespeare with CSF professionals. 

Working in small groups, these students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play on the outdoor Mary Rippon Theatre (Sprites perform in the indoor Loft Theatre). Camp Shakespeare and Shakespeare's Sprites are a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment.

In addition to acting training, students participate in master classes with special guests from the CSF company. Campers also work with a stage combat professional to learn the safe way to fight onstage. Tuition includes one ticket to attend a CSF performance. Scholarships available.

Camp Shakespeare: Session 1
Ages 9–13 will rehearse and perform Love's Labour's Lost
Ages 14–18 will rehearse and perform All's Well That Ends Well

May 29–June 25 | 9 a.m. to noon Monday–Friday (this session begins on a Tuesday)
Final performance: 6 p.m. Monday, June 25

Camp Shakespeare: Session 2
Ages 9–12 will rehearse and perform The Tempest
Ages 13–15 will rehearse and perform Richard III
Ages 16–18 will rehearse and perform Edward III

July 23–Aug. 10 | 1–5 p.m. Monday–Friday
Final performance: 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10

Shakespeare's Sprites, ages 6–9
Week 1: July 9–13 | 9 a.m. to noon
Week 2: July 16–20 | 9 a.m. to noon
Final performance: 11:30 a.m. Friday of each week

Camp Shakespeare tuition: $925 regular, $875 early bird (before March 1)
Shakespeare's Sprites tuition: $225 regular, $200 early bird (before March 1)

Use the faculty/staff coupon code "BUFFBARD18" to save 10 percent when registering! Call 303-735-1181 for registration, payment and scholarship questions.

Bowling, billiards weekday specials at The Connection

Take a fun break and unwind at The Connection, Monday through Friday, for as little as $1! Take a look at the weekday bowling and billiards specials below.

Bowling specials

Early-bird Special | Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CU students: $1 per person, per game; $1 shoe rental
Faculty/staff: $1.25 per person, per game; $1.25 shoe rental
Public: $1.50 per person, per game; $1.50 shoe rental

Mid-day Special | Monday–Friday, 2–5 p.m.
CU students: $1.50 per person, per game; $1.25 shoe rental
Faculty/staff: $2 per person, per game; $1.50 shoe rental
Public: $2.25 per person, per game; $1.50 shoe rental

Billiards specials

Early-bird Special | Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Faculty/staff: $1.25 per hour, per table
Public: $1.50 per hour, per table

Mid-day Special | Monday–Friday, 2–5 p.m.
CU students: $2 per hour, per table
Faculty/staff: $2.50 per hour, per table
Public: $2.75 per hour, per table

Arts, humanities grad students: Join community-engaged scholarship program

Graduate students sit on grass talking

Arts and humanities PhD and MFA students are invited to apply by March 1 to join an Engaged Arts and Humanities Graduate School Scholars cohort that will creatively apply the tools, perspectives and expertise of their discipline to develop partnerships with Colorado communities.

Students receive a stipend for participation ($1,000) and for community partnerships (up to $1,000). The program, offered through the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement, is designed with an understanding of graduate student needs and schedules.

Sunday bowling leagues at The Connection

The Connection offers Sunday bowling leagues for four-member teams from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Open to everyone! If you don’t have a team, we’ll find a spot for you. All leagues follow the single round-robin format, and first place wins the prize!

Registration deadline: Friday, Feb. 2

One-time registration fee of $50 per team; $5 weekly fee per bowler. Includes three games per night and shoe rental. A great value!

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 ages 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.

After-school Shakespeare classes, ages 8–18

Students performing "Pericles" on stage

Pericles: Shakespeare in Production, ages 12–18
10 weeks | Tuesdays, 4–5:30 p.m., Feb. 13–Apr. 24 | No class March 27 | $200

Part fairy tale, part soap opera, and part seafaring adventure (complete with pirates), this rarely performed play has something for everyone. In this 10-week class, students will rehearse an abridged version of Pericles and perform it for friends and family on April 24.

Mischief and Magic in Shakespeare, ages 8–12
10 weeks | Thursdays, 4–5:30 p.m., Feb. 15–April 26 | No class March 29 | $200

Do you love to stir up trouble? Prepare to get mischievous in this 10-week class, in which you'll explore Shakespeare's moments of mischief and magic in plays such as A Midsummer Night's DreamThe Tempest and The Comedy of Errors, among others.

Scholarships available; call for details. Use the faculty-staff coupon code "BUFFBARDC17" to save $20. Call 303-735-1181 for more information 

Education Abroad interest meeting: Florence

Perseus and Medusa statue, Florence, Italy

Global Seminar: Dante in Florence

Spend Maymester with CU Boulder’s Suzanne Magnanini in Italy, exploring Florence’s historic streets. Learn about Dante, his Inferno and paintings and frescoes inspired by the poem. 

The course fulfills upper-division Literature & the Arts core. You don't have to know any Italian to spend part of your summer studying in Italy! Come learn more at the informational meeting. See you there!

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 5 p.m.
Center for Community, room N215

Education Abroad interest meeting: Brazil

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Global Seminar: Conservation Biology & Practice in Brazil's Atlantic Forest

Earn 4 credits this May in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest on this exciting Global Seminar. Obtain hands-on experience in the principles and practice of conservation biology. Experience operational conservation programs in the Pontal do Paranapanema, participate in community-based conservation solutions, experience Iguaçu Falls National Park and much more! 

Students from a range of disciplines with an interest in conservation are encouraged to apply. Offered as EBIO 4340/5340 and ENVS 4340/5340, this course fulfills the EBIO Lab/Field and 4000-course major requirements and ENVS's application and specialization requirements. 

Learn more at an informational meeting with the director.

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 3:30–4:15 p.m.
Hellems Arts and Sciences, room 211