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Thurs. Dec. 2nd 5pm ~ CU Faculty Roundtable ~ Latin America at 200 Years… What’s Next?

The Latin American Studies Center Presents
A CU Faculty Roundtable
Latin America at 200 Years: ¿What’s Next?

Francisco Barbosa Joe Bryan
Carew Boulding Juan Pablo Dabove
David Brown Mary Long

When: Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Where: Hellems 201
Refreshments Served
For more information: robert.buffington@colorado.edu


Thurs. Dec. 2nd 12pm ~ Peace Corp Lunch Info Session ~ FREE Pizza!

Did you know Peace Corps currently has over 275 CU alumni serving as volunteers all over the world?

Peace Corps is having a Lunch Information Session this

Thursday, December 2nd at NOON
in UMC 353

to talk about international work experience and opportunities that are available in over 70 countries. Peace Corps Volunteers perform a variety of jobs in business, education, community development, environment, health, information technology and agriculture.

Students can learn more about these great opportunities by joining Alea Richmond, recently returned Volunteer and Recruiter Thursday. There will be FREE PIZZA for those who attend.


Alea Richmond
Peace Corps Recruiter, CU
RPCV Ecuador, 2008-2010
UMC 341

Ideas on how to promote Diversity?? Win $300 with your great idea!!

Do you have a great idea on how to promote DIVERSITY on this campus?
Here’s your chance to realize it and win prize $$$$$$$$$$$

ELIGIBILITY: Any current registered student at CU-Boulder.
HOW TO ENTER: Submit your idea to: FACEBOOK page A&S Diversity Committee or Janice.Jeffryes@colorado.edu
Include: your name, your major and your CU email address.

CONTEST RULE: Winner must be able to implement his/her idea in Spring 2011.

HOW TO WIN: All qualified entries will be selected and reviewed by the Arts and Science Council Diversity Committee, out of which three semi-finalists will be chosen. The grand prizewinner will be selected through a public voting process.

GRAND PRIZE: ONE grand prize winner will win $300 cash plus up to $200 to implement the plan. Additional prizes available for runners-up.

DEADLINE: All entries must be received on or before Dec.15

The contest is sponsored by Arts and Science Council Diversity Committee (ASC-DIV) and Office of Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement (ODECE)

Questions: contact Cecilia Pang [Cecilia.Pang@Colorado.Edu]

Ovarian Cancer Awareness ~ Read for Every Woman you Know!

Ovarian Cancer whispers – so listen carefully. Watch for:

* Pelvic or abdominal pain or discomfort

* Vague but persistent gastrointestinal upsets such as gas, nausea, and indigestion

* Frequency and/or urgency of urination in the absence of an infection

* Unexplained weight gain or weight loss

* Pelvic and/or abdominal swelling, bloating and/or feeling of fullness

* Ongoing unusual fatique

* Unexplained changes in bowel habits

If symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, ask your doctor for a combination –

* Pelvic/rectal exam

* CA-125 blood test, and

* Trans-vaginal ultrasound.

A pap test WILL NOT detect ovarian cancer.

Say a prayer for all those who are affected by this terrible disease


THTR/DNCE presents ~ Friday Dec. 10th 3pm ~ “The Battle before ‘The Souls of Black Folk’: Black Performance in the 1901 Pan-American Exposition

Next week, the theatre graduate faculty is hosting a rising “star” in the field of
performance studies, with special interest in the African Diaspora, named Amma
Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin (see bio below).

(Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley)

The Battle before “The Souls of Black Folk”:
Black Performance in the 1901 Pan-American Exposition

African American scholar W. E. B. Du Bois not only formulated his central
theories concerning the predicament of black identity at the turn of the
twentieth century in writing, he also exhibited them through a museum-style
display called the American Negro Exhibit. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin argues that
his display, which was featured at the Paris world’s fair in 1900 and made its
American debut at Buffalo’s Pan-American Exposition (PAX) in 1901, performed
central ideas in The Souls of Black Folk, two years before his definitive text was

Friday, 10 December
C342 University Theatre (The Seminar Room)

Sponsored by Theatre and Dance Program Fees, and by Theatre Division donors
For more information, please contact Oliver Gerland (gerland@colorado.edu)

From UC-Berkeley website:

Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin practices and studies the intersections of
academic history and performance (i.e. theatre, film, and television). Her
research interests center on the African Diaspora, particularly the impact of the
transatlantic slave trade in her homeland of Ghana, and how performance
mediates the interactions between continental Africans, first-generation Africans
in the U.S., and African-Americans.

Amma began her work as a high school student at Manhattan High School in
Manhattan, KS where, under the instruction of history teachers Mickey Bogart
and Crystal Johnson, she created a nationally-award winning solo historical
performance titled: “Joseph Cinqué and the Amistad Incident: Taking a Stand for
Freedom” for the 1996 National History Day Competition. She then received the
A.B. in Afro-American Studies from Harvard University and the M.A. and Ph.D. in
Performance Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where
she studied under scholars and artists including: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett,
Diana Taylor, Tavia Nyong’o, Anna Deveare Smith, and Richard Schechner.

She has worked in and out of academia, including holding fellowships at
National History Day, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities
(Public Programs Division); creating mini-theatrical works at Mystic Seaport
Museum in Mystic, Connecticut; and more recently, working under Resident
Historian Dr. Libby O’Connell at HISTORY (formerly known as The History
Channel). Her recent publications and production work include: an original oral-
history-based play titled “UnSpoken: Narratives of Civil Rights” (Tisch, 2005);
How to Create a Historical Documentary, an instructional video produced and a
manual published for The History Channel and National History Day, Inc. (2006);
and serving as Senior Producer of Educational Materials for The History
Channel’s Peabody award-winning documentary, Save Our History: Voices of
Civil Rights. Her work for this program received cable television’s highest honor
for public affairs, the 2006 Beacon Award.

During her Mellon postdoc residency, Amma will expand her dissertation, “The
Battle Before The Souls of Black Folk: Black Performance in the 1901 Pan-
American Exposition,” into a book and pursue her creative endeavor of inventing
performance-centered methodologies of “doing” history. This project has been
supported by a number of fellowships during her graduate work, including the
2007 Ford Dissertation Fellowship, the 2007 NYU Torch Prize Fellowship, the
2006 Harvey Fellowship (Mustard Seed Foundation), and the 2006 John Hope
Franklin Fellowship (American Philosophical Society).

Thurs. Dec. 2nd 4pm ~ WMST Talk ~ Ethnography of Rape Culture @ US Air Force Academy

We welcome Professor Lorraine Bayard de Volo and CU student Lynn Hall as our speakers. Please see details below. Refreshments will be served, and a reception will follow. We hope you can join us!

Thursday, December 2, 2010, 4 pm

“An Ethnography of Rape Culture at the U.S. Air Force Academy,” a talk by Dr. Lorraine Bayard de Volo, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies, CU-Boulder, and Lynn Hall, current CU student and Women and Gender Studies Minor and former cadet, USAF Academy

In this analysis of the 2003 sexual violence scandal at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in which women cadets reported that they had been raped, Prof. Bayard de Volo and Lynn Hall employ participant observation and archival analysis to document and chart the rape culture at the academy. Building upon previous research on sexual violence in the military and fraternities, they propose that the USAFA is a hypersexual masculine environment that promotes aggression as well as social cohesion among its troops, thus creating a rape culture in which victims are particularly unlikely to report the crime.

Location: Gates Woodruff Cottage, Helen Carpenter Reading Room

Additional Information: 303-492-8923

Wardenburg Student Marketing Assistant position Open ~ Community Health

Student Marketing Assistant position open at Wardenburg Health Center!

This position works closely with Community Health developing Health Communication materials using all different media formats.

For a complete job description and application visit

Thanks much,

Robin Kolble RN, Manager
Community Health
Wardenburg Health Center
University of Colorado
University Memorial Center, Rm 414
UCB 207
Boulder. CO 80309
Phone: 303-492-8885 fax: 303-492-4461