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.


Panelists to examine disaster response, vulnerable populations

How can disaster response effectively address vulnerable populations, that is, those “left behind” by inequalities in race, class, gender, and bodily impairment? How should the state take such inequalities into account in disaster policy, and how can citizen groups affected by disaster effectively negotiate these inequalities to pursue a unified goal?

Drawing on fieldwork-based case studies and ethical theory, panelists will examine how disaster response is inflected by vulnerability and how it could be improved.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Education building, room 220

Extreme Bowling on Friday and Saturday nights

Extreme Bowling Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. to close, at The Connection

Electrify your Friday and Saturday nights at the only extreme bowling in Boulder! From 7 p.m. to close, enjoy black lights, lane lights and color pins. Win prizes for color head pin strikes.

Upcoming dates:
Every Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 16
Except for fall break Nov. 24–25

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

Puzzled and perplexed by populism? An evening of expert guidance

For anyone trying to figure out the temper (literally!) of our times, the term “populism” is omnipresent, seeming to adopt a different meaning at every appearance.

The Center of the American West presents the influential and accomplished American historian Michael Kazin, a professor of history at Georgetown University and the author of The Populist Persuasion: An American History (originally published in 1995), which explores the changing meanings and practices of populism through the course of American history.

In a conversation with Center of the American West Faculty Director Patty Limerick, Kazin will share his distinctive understanding of populism in the past and present, providing the audience with steady and insightful interpretations to deploy as they navigate through disorienting times.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m.
Eaton Humanities, room 150

Exploring the ecological services of Boulder-area birds

Photo of Boulder-area bird

Join Dave Leatherman, Master of Forestry, Duke University, for a free lecture Sept. 21 titled "Our Feathered Service Providers."

Leatherman will explore the ecological services provided by Boulder-area birds, including the pollination of plants, regulation of other organisms often labeled by human society as "pests", distribution of plant seeds and even how they inspire music and other art forms. Mingled throughout will be tips on how to encourage birds in our yards and public lands.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m.
Hale Science, room 270

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.