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Join CPR training event Oct. 21 free of cost

If a cardiac arrest happened to your loved one or a close friend, would you know how to perform life-saving CPR, which can double a victim's chance of survival? Sudden cardiac arrest can happen on the football field, during a bike ride or while dropping off the kids for an after-school activity. More than 92 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital will die from it.

Join us Saturday, Oct. 21, for this free hands-only CPR training event to learn this life-saving skill! Each attendee will receive a CPR Anytime Kit to take home and teach their friends and family. 

Adult Hands-Only CPR: 8, 9 and 10 a.m.
Infant CPR: 11 a.m.

The event is free, however, online registration is encouraged. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your training time.

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to noon
Off campus, Mesa Elementary
1575 Lehigh St., Boulder, CO

Students: Build your skillset for a career in finance

Pillars of Wall Street

The Burridge Center for Finance at Leeds School of Business brings the co-founders of the Pillars of Wall Street to campus Nov 4–5 for a weekend training for CU undergraduate and graduate students.

Learn financial accounting and modeling like the pros—the pillars that will be the cornerstones of your career. Pillars of Wall Street will cover basic Microsoft Excel techniques, three statement modeling and valuation methods. 

Cost is $285 with partial scholarships available. Space is limited. Register via PayPal now. 

For more information, email burridge.center@colorado.edu

Education Abroad interest meeting: Colombia

Hello world

The Medellin Practicum/Studio (Medellín, Colombia)

Spend your summer in Colombia while earning 9 credits! Study planning and urban design methodologies in the innovative city of Medellín on this exciting Global Seminar. Integrate with locals by engaging with a marginalized community, working side by side with community members in the production of a plan for neighborhood development.

The program includes special guest lectures, various site visits around the city and tours of local museums and festivals. Learn more at an informational meeting with the director Jota Samper.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m.
Center for Community, room N215

Northwestern University professor giving two talks Oct. 13

Please join Thomas D. Cook, Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, for two talks Friday, Oct. 13.

Policy talk, 10:30 a.m. to noon
The evidence about evidence-based policy: How consistent are different clearinghouses on the standards for what warrants acceptable evidence? 

Technical talk, 1:30–3 p.m.
When quasi-experimental designs reliably reproduce estimates from randomized experiments on the same topics: Evidence from within-study comparisons, Regression Discontinuity Designs, Interrupted Time Series and other nonequivalent control group designs.

Cook is an internationally known scholar in the design and analysis of evaluation research, whole school reform and contextual factors that influence adolescent development,
particularly for urban minorities. He has published numerous books and articles on evaluation methodology and has served on or chaired multiple workgroups focused on program evaluation and methodology.

RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Please email pamela.buckley@colorado.edu.

Friday, Oct. 13
Institute of Behavioral Science, room 155

CU on Friday: Oct. 13

CU on Friday: A Halloween Treat

CU on Friday is all about bringing the CU Boulder community together! Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the UMC and The Connection for this new, free monthly tradition.

The October 2017 event is a Halloween treat! We'll have free cookie decorating, spooky virtual reality, pumpkin bread, hot cider, games and prizes—plus $5 all-you-can-play bowling and billiards. ​

Please RSVP to our Facebook event.

Friday, Oct. 13, 4–6 p.m.
The Connection, first floor of the UMC

Extreme Bowling Friday, Saturday nights at The Connection

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, featuring black lights, lane lights and color pins from 7 p.m. to close. Win prizes for color head pin strikes.

Fridays and Saturdays 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

Expert to discuss ongoing struggle for freedom of expression in China

The Phoenix Years poster

Please join Sydney-based foreign correspondent and writer Madeleine O'Dea for a talk about her new book The Phoenix Years: Art, Resistance, and the Making of Modern China.

The riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in four decades is illuminated by another narrative beneath its surface―the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ongoing struggle for freedom of expression.

By following the stories of nine contemporary Chinese artists, The Phoenix Years shows how China's rise unleashed creativity, thwarted hopes and sparked tensions between the individual and the state that continue to this day.

O'Dea has been an eyewitness for over 30 years to the rise of China, the explosion of its contemporary art and cultural scene, and the long, ongoing struggle for free expression. The stories of these artists and their art mirror the history of their country. The Phoenix Years is vital reading for anyone interested in China today.

Center for Asian Studies Event
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m.
Eaton Humanities, room 1B80

Feeling depressed, down, sad or blue?

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 students, staff and faculty.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with depression, sadness, isolation, feeling down and other difficulties, as well as helping you meet your goals for improving your mood and increasing healthy behavior.

Education Abroad interest meeting: Nicaragua

Puerto Salvador Allende on lakefront

Community Health Care in Nicaragua

Earn 3 credits in three weeks this summer studying community-based primary health care in rural Nicaragua. Participate in hands-on data collection and analysis alongside rural health committee members and a local community health promoter.

Thursday, Oct. 12, 3:30 p.m.
University Memorial Center, room 384

Workshop on botanical illustration Oct. 12

Illustrations of North American flora

Botanical Illustrator Marjorie Leggitt will be performing a pen-and-ink demonstration on illustrating a formal botanical plate from an herbarium specimen Thursday, Oct. 12.

The workshop will include an overview of scientific and botanical illustration as well as the role of the artist in this process. We will discuss the different uses of herbarium specimens and how they are important to scientific illustration. Participants will have the chance to draw alongside the instructor. 

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
CU Museum of Natural History

Ethics and Compliance session: Best practices around high school students in research labs

Brown bag lunch, an orange, notebook and pen

This month's Ethics and Compliance Education Series presentation is Monday, Oct. 23, featuring CU Science Discovery's Stacey Forsyth and Kathryn Penzkover on best practices in mentoring and working with high school students in your research labs.

The session will provide an overview of guidelines and required university paperwork, tips on recruiting and selecting motivated students, training resources for you to use to help prepare high school student researchers and a checklist to ensure you remain on track for a successful mentoring relationship.

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

Monday, Oct. 23, noon to 1 p.m.
Rec Center Ice Rink Overlook Large Meeting Room

Education Abroad interest meeting: Rome

Spiral stairs in Rome

Culture Wars in Rome

This two-week course is led by Paul Diduch, an instructor in the Herbst Program of Humanities. Students earn 3 humanities (or elective) credits through lectures and visits to major sites in and near Rome. Spend your Maymester walking, talking, eating and exploring in central Rome! Attend an informational meeting with the director and past participants.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5 p.m.
Engineering Center, room 108