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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.

Native Student Welcome features food, gifts and fun Sept. 15

Save the date for 2017 Native Student Welcome! All CU Boulder Native students—including current, transfer and new undergraduates and graduate students—plus faculty, staff and local community members who support Native students on campus are welcome to attend.

Come be part of the CU Boulder Native community! We’ll have food, gifts and a lot of fun. No RSVP needed.

Friday, Sept. 15, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
CNAIS cottage, 1330 Grandview Ave.

Hosted by Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS) and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE)

Celebrating the grand finale of NASA's Cassini spacecraft

Wake Up with Cassini: The Grand Finale Event

After almost 20 years in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, carrying the LASP-built UltraViolet Imaging Spectrograph (UVIS), will conclude the final chapter of its remarkable story of exploration as it plunges into Saturn’s atmosphere.

Join some of the Cassini team members at LASP, as we mark this significant milestone and celebrate one of NASA’s most successful missions ever. Wake Up with Cassini: The Grand Finale Event will feature NASA TV coverage, a couple brief live presentations and snacks and coffee.

Weekly seminars emphasize discipline-based STEM education research

DBER is a weekly seminar series that serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for faculty, staff, researchers and students interested in education research and course transformation to share their ideas and get feedback on their work.

These seminars bring together faculty and graduate students from roughly 45 different programs and departments across four schools/colleges. The average attendance is more than 20 people. In addition to being intellectually rich, these meetings also serve to create community among the many STEM education researchers on campus. All are welcome to attend.

Upcoming seminar:
"Development of Faculty Online Learning Communities"
Featuring Allie Lau, Melissa Dancy
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 3 to 4 p.m.
Porter Biosciences, room B121

Please see the weekly schedule.

Workshop to discuss an effective approach to globalizing curriculum

CLAC Consortium: Culture & Languages Across the Curriculum

The Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) movement espouses an innovative initiative to integrate the study and use of foreign languages in courses outside language departments.

This workshop discusses the critical role of foreign languages in enhancing students’ global learning outcomes and identifying proven strategies for comprehensive internationalization at CU Boulder. It examines language not only as an outcome of internationalization but also as a driving force in an institution’s commitment to a broader holistic, dynamic system.

CAS Event Thursday, Sept. 28, 4:30 p.m. Norlin Library, British and Irish Studies Room

Call for performers of diverse music

The Diverse Musician's Alliance at the College of Music is looking for performers for its an annual Diverse Music Concert. All genres, styles and instruments are welcome. This is a great opportunity to showcase your talents!

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Grusin Hall in the Imig Music Hall. Each performer is allowed to perform for 5 to 8 minutes. Reception to follow the concert.

Sign up to play by Sept. 21.

Monday night bowling special

The Connection Monday Night Bowling Special 6-11 p.m.

Make Mondays special! Every Monday from 6 to 11 p.m., spend just $8 per person for two hours of unlimited bowling. Shoes and a fountain drink included. Come alone or with friends or family; everyone is welcome. This is the best deal!

Upcoming dates:
Mondays, Aug. 28 to Dec. 18
Except Sept. 4, Nov. 20

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

CU Bike Fest to feature popular used bike sale Sept. 12

CU Bike Fest logo

The first annual Bike Fest, hosted by the Environmental Center, will be a day of bike community, culture, fun and information for the students and affiliates of CU Boulder.

Come by and enjoy all sorts of free stuff, including beverages and tacos; get a custom printed T-shirt; talk to various campus and local groups that support sustainable transportation; demo an electric bike or listen to music. Stick around until dark to watch a screening of Filmed by Bike from Portland, Oregon.

The always popular used bike sale will start at 7 p.m., and we will be handing out entry numbers at 6 p.m. to those who are lined up. Bikes, paid for with cash or check only, cost either $100 or $160. They are all registered, include a high-quality U-lock and have been totally refurbished by our trained mechanics. The sale is first come, first served, so plan accordingly.

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2–9:30 p.m.
Farrand Field

Join the University Men's Chorus, no audition required

There is no audition required and no experience necessary to join the University Men's Chorus and become part of the CU Boulder choral community.

A non-auditioned group directed by Graduate Choral Conductor Craig Robertson, the Men's Chorus performs diverse and exciting music in formal concert as well as at athletics and other campus events throughout the semester. They have also planned a tour of performances at select Colorado high schools.

The group rehearses from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays each week.

Enroll today in EMUS 1247 (or EMUS 3247 for upperclassmen). Please email craig.robertson@colorado.edu or stop by Macky Auditorium, room 102, with any questions.

Bridging the gap between Vietnam veteran experiences, U.S. involvement

Vietnam veteran William Adams

On Sept. 7, CU’s Vietnam War Commemoration lecture series will feature William Adams—Vietnam veteran, Senior Fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities—will reflect on his experiences in the Mekong Delta in 1968–69.

The lecture, titled "Comradeship, Moral Injury, and the Legacy of the Vietnam War: The Need for the Humanities to Close the Gap between the Veterans and their Nation" is free and open to the public.

In a difficult reckoning with their experiences in war, Adams knows from his own experience, many veterans also steer by the treasured memory of comradeship in facing risk and danger. Adams has led initiatives to put the humanities to work in bridging the gap between the individual experiences of veterans and the nation’s involvement in a war that divided the nation, and may divide it still. He will also reflect on his recent return visit to Vietnam as a parable of memory and return.

Thursday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m.
Eaton Humanities, room 150

Photo credit: Fred Field, courtesy of Colby College

Students needed for paid study on mood, emotion

Gruber PEP Lab logo

Interested in your mood and thoughts? Participate in a paid study on emotion and mood here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Earn up to $200 to participate in studies involving answering questions about your feelings and thoughts, watching brief films, playing computer games and keeping a log of your emotions and activities. The study includes two separate visits and pays $10 per hour in cash. (First visit is 2-3 hours; second is 4 hours). Additionally, there will be an option for paid follow-up phone interviews.

Please complete the screening survey for more information. If you have any questions, please email gruberpeplab@gmail.com or visit the PEP Lab website.

Visiting scholars to discuss North Korean gender relations, youth literature

This Center for Asian Studies colloquium, titled "New Perspectives on North Korea: Building the Socialist Future in the Cold War Era," will feature academic talks by two scholars on North Korea, illuminating new perspectives on North Korean gender relations and youth literature.

Suzy Kim, Rutgers University, and Dafna Zur, Stanford University, are two of the very few humanities scholars in the U.S. whose research focuses on North Korea. The event will provide the CU Boulder Asian studies community a rare opportunity to have an in-depth look into North Korean society that is underrepresented in the news hype generated by political and military tensions.

Friday, Sept. 22, 4-6 p.m.
ATLAS Center, room 102