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Learn how to dance salsa

Graphic of two partners salsa dancing

The CU Boulder chapter of Ritmos Latinos, an affiliated student organization, will begin classes in basic salsa Tuesday, Jan. 29, and every Tuesday night throughout the spring semester.

Come join us at the Dennis Small Cultural Center (UMC, fourth floor, Room 457) from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for beginning salsa and 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. for more intermediate salsa. Learn to dance both partner and rueda-de-casino style salsa.

There is no charge, and you do not have to bring a partner. Classes are open to all members of the CU Boulder student, staff and faculty community. Feel free to bring a friend, and get ready to have some fun learning how to dance!

Apply for UROP faculty grants by Feb. 15

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at CU Boulder invites applications for faculty grants in all fields of study. Faculty proposing projects for the 2019 summer and/or 2019–20 academic year grant terms must apply by Feb. 15.

All tenured/tenure-track, research faculty and contract instructors at CU Boulder can advance their research, scholarly or creative goals while providing engaging experiences for undergraduates with the following faculty grant types:

  • Team Grants: Provide up to $3,000 to form student teams for collaborative projects
  • Publications Grants: Provide up to $3,000 to support venues for undergraduate research, scholarly and creative work
  • Department Development Grants: Provide up to $4,000 to advance the undergraduate research, scholarly and creative mission of a department or program

CU sports medicine intern open house Feb. 6

Learn about undergraduate sports medicine internship opportunities working with University of Colorado varsity athletes, beginning fall 2019. Gain practical experience in sports injury management, evaluation and rehabilitation. A great opportunity for students interested in: medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic, sports psychology, nutrition, massage therapy, occupational therapy and exercise physiology.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 6
Check-in: 5:30 p.m. 
Tours and presentation: 6–7 p.m.
Where: Champions Center

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to sportsmed@colorado.edu.

Please reserve all your questions regarding the internship program and the application process for the open house, or see our website.

Center for Inclusion and Social Change: Workshops in February

The Center for Inclusion and Social Change is committed to providing quality development opportunities to students and staff alike. Our goal is to help create a more inclusive campus climate in which all students thrive and feel a sense of belonging. These programs are a great opportunity to learn more about ourselves, as well as how we can better support each other.

Safe Zone Workshop: LGBTQ Inclusivity
Tuesday, Feb. 5 | Noon to 1:30 p.m. | C4C S435

Wait Your Turn: Interrupting Sexism
Tuesday, Feb. 12 | 3–4:30 p.m. | C4C S484 

Intersectionality Training
Monday, Feb. 18 | 3–4:30 p.m. | C4C N215

We will also be offering these workshops in March and April.

Active in a student org? $1,000 leadership scholarships available

The UMC Board knows that CU’s student leaders make a difference. We encourage you to apply for the James E. Schafer Scholarship for student leaders. Each award is for $1,000. 

If you have been involved in a CUSG-recognized student group or organization for at least one full semester and meet the other criteria, we encourage you to apply!

The deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Applications are available online.

Students: Play collaborative learning games, earn $50

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is looking for participants for a study of collaboration. 

You are eligible to participant in this research study if you:

  • Are a CU Boulder student at least 18 years of age
  • Speak English
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments
  • Have not previously played Physics Playground or a similar game (e.g., Crayon Physics Deluxe, Magic Pen) for more than an hour

The study contains two parts: 

  1. An at-home portion where you fill out some surveys and practice the game (lasting one hour)
  2. A visit to the lab, which will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time (lasting two hours)

You will receive payment after participating in both parts of the study. You will be compensated with $50 in Amazon gift cards.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Caroline at emotivecomputing.cps2@gmail.com for more information.

Have plans for spring break yet? Looking to travel and do service? Scholarships available!

Join a movement of college students who are passionate about making a difference. Volunteer with 12 CU students during spring break. Each trip topic focuses on a different social or environmental justice topic.

Apply by Feb. 1!

Trip cost (all inclusive of travel, food and housing) is $325. Full scholarships are available to cover the cost of the experience.

Paid study on understanding the emotions of others

Interested in your moods and brain? Participate in a paid neuroimaging study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others on the CU Boulder campus in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB# 17-0358).

Earn between $15 and $25 per hour to participate in studies involving answering questions about your thoughts and feelings, watching brief videos, playing computer games and having an MRI brain scan taken. Study includes up to three separate visits (first is 4-5 hours, second is 3 hours, third is 1-2 hours). Option for additional paid follow-ups.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old and either have:

  • A diagnosis of bipolar disorder
  • A history of depression
  • No history of mental health conditions

Please fill out the brief survey to apply.

If you have questions, please contact us at gruberpeplab@colorado.edu or 303-735-7547.

Start Smart workshop: Salary negotiation for students

Learn how to negotiate your salary and benefits before your interviews! Come to a Start Smart workshop from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 or 5 in Education 220. This no-cost experience could earn you thousands of dollars in additional income over your lifetime!

Pizza and drinks will be served.

To enroll, visit the Eventbrite page. Each workshop is limited to 30 participants, so sign up early.

Start Smart workshops are specifically designed for college students about to enter the job market. According to AAUW’s research, women one year out of college are paid only 82 percent of what their male counterparts receive. By using the skills taught in this workshop, you are prepared to:

  • Negotiate your starting salary and narrow the pay gap
  • Improve your lifelong earning potential
  • Articulate your value
  • Build confidence in your negotiation style
  • Sharpen your budgeting skills

This workshop is sponsored by the Boulder Branch of the American Association of University Women. 

Cheer on grad student finalists at Three Minute Thesis competition

The Graduate School will host its second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition 3–5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in UMC 235.

Come cheer on grad student finalists as they present their research in three minutes to a panel of judges and vie for prizes in research funding. Cast your vote for the people’s choice award.

Graduate Teacher Program seeking leads for 2019–20

Departments and programs across campus are selecting Graduate Teacher Program (GTP) leads for academic year 2019–20. If you are interested, contact the graduate director and graduate program assistant in your department for information about the selection process.

The GTP lead position comes with a $2,500 stipend for the academic year. Deadline to apply is Feb. 15.

Workshop for undergrad women interested in earth systems, environmental science careers

Are you an undergraduate woman interested in a career in the earth systems and environmental sciences? The earth systems and environmental sciences include topics such as the earth, its atmosphere and oceans, energy, air quality, climate, water and natural resource management, and natural disaster forecasting.

If yes, then we would like to invite you to participate in a one-day professional development workshop at Colorado State University; meals and transportation provided. The workshop is part of a study to identify ways to support women’s interest in earth systems and environmental science careers through the National Science Foundation funded PROGRESS (PROmoting Geoscience Research Education and SuccesS) program. The workshop will be held on either the Saturday or the Sunday during the weekend of Feb. 9 and 10.

If you are interested in participating in one of these single-day workshops, please complete the brief online application (will take less than 5 minutes to complete).

This project is being funded by the National Science Foundation (Grant# DUE-1431795). For questions, please contact Emily Fischer, principle investigator of the PROmoting Geoscience Research Education and SuccesS (PROGRESS) Program and assistant professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University at 970-491-8587 or evf@rams.colostate.edu, or reach out to Program Coordinator Ilana Pollack at ipollack@rams.colostate.edu.