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'Progress & Prosperity' lecture by Daan Roggeveen

 Daan Roggeveen

Please join us as Daan Roggeveen, renowned architect and partner at MORE Architecture, delivers a lecture on Chinese urban development and architecture.

The Chinese metropolis has developed into the world’s most successful urban scheme. Combining bottom-up energy with top-down force, it pushes cities and their inhabitants towards progress, fast-forward. China’s megacities are efficient, with well-functioning infrastructures, top-notch public transport, proper housing, steady economic growth, a low crime rate, an attractive climate for foreign investors and a glitzy skyline to boot. Can this metropolis be the blueprint for cities worldwide?

In this lecture, Roggeveen questions and investigates the current condition of the (Chinese) megacity and its shift from prosperity to progress. Connecting theory with practice, Roggeveen reveals a new understanding of the 21st century urban condition. Starting in Shanghai, this lecture describes a transformation towards a post-colonial urban condition in which Chinese urbanism will impact cities globally.

This event is free and open to the public.

CAS Event
Monday, Oct. 9, 5:45 p.m.
Environmental Design Building, room 134

Trivia Night at The Connection

Trivia Night Mondays at 7 p.m.

New this year: Join The Connection on Mondays for Trivia Night! 

Test your knowledge of everything from celebrities to sports to history and more. $5 entry fee. Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Games begin at 7 p.m., with prizes for top finishers!

Upcoming dates:
Sept. 11, 25
Oct. 9, 23
Nov. 6, 27
Dec. 11

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

Learn about HIPAA, FERPA and compliance at Wardenburg Health Services

Brown bag, notebook, pen and orange

This month's Ethics and Compliance education series presentation is Monday, Sept. 25, exploring HIPAA, FERPA and compliance at Wardenburg Health Services.

The presentation will feature Jane Huseman and Michele Van Pelt with Wardenburg Health Services, providing insights into the ethical considerations around health records for both students and non-student patients. This session will provide a baseline understanding of the intricacies around patient privacy and ensure each attendee has the knowledge to better support our students.

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit the website below for full event details.

Monday, Sept. 25, noon to 1 p.m.
Recreation Center Ice Rink Overlook Large Meeting Room

Education Abroad interest meeting: Paris

International Strategic Communication in Paris Global Seminar

Earn 6 credits when you take two back-to-back courses while spending six weeks in Paris next summer, and experience all this city has to offer in terms of strategic communication and the international perspective it hinges upon.

Join the interest meeting with faculty directors Chris Vargo and Toby Hopp to learn more.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 5 to 6 p.m.
Guggenheim Geography, room 206

Open call for Global Citizen Awards nominations, due Oct. 3

The Office of International Education (OIE) is pleased to announce our annual call for Global Citizen Award nominations. These awards recognize members of the CU Boulder community who have made outstanding contributions to international understanding.

Nominations for the following awards are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 3:

  • Campus Global Citizen
  • Muneeb Kamal International Student of the Year
  • Education Abroad Student of the Year

The awards will be given Nov. 15 at a special ceremony during International Education Week. For more information, please visit the OIE website.

Call of Duty video game tournament

Video Game Tournaments at The Connection Fridays 7 p.m. to midnight

Are you a gamer? Want bragging rights? Here’s your chance!

Join one of the weekly video game tournaments at The Connection. Sign up starts 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. $5 entry fee. Play begins at 7 p.m. Tournament formats are double elimination and/or round robin, with prizes for top finishers!

Upcoming dates:
Sept. 22: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on PS4
Oct. 20: NHL 17 on Xbox One
Nov. 17: Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii

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

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