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Sister Outsider Slam Poetry! Tues Oct 29th 6pm

Sister Outsider poetry

Tuesday, Oct. 29 6-8 p.m., Humanities 1B50. Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman are Sister Outsider, a duo of the top two female slam poets in the world. This performance is not to be missed—Christina and Frohman are award winning poets, lyricists and educators who articulate the multifaceted beauty and complexity of difference and inspire everyone to continue to work toward equality.

Sponsored by the GLBTQ Resource Center, Center for Multicultural Affairs, the Women’s Resource Center, and Queer People of Color.

sister outsider


Cultural Events Board presents Girl Rising

The Cultural Events Board would like to invite you and your students to the screening of Girl Rising.

Girl Rising the story of Malala Yousafzai Noble Peace prize nominee and the story of different girls from across the world who break barriers, create change and demand education. Girl Rising tells the stories of nine girls from nine different countries: Sierra Leone, Haiti, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Peru, Egypt, Nepal, India and Cambodia. Each of the nine girls featured in the film had her story written by a writer from the same country as she, and all of their stories reflect their struggles and triumphs to overcome societal or cultural barriers to go to school. Come watch their story of hope and inspiration with us.

The event will be held this this Thursday October 24th in Old Main Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 PM and film starts at 6:00 PM.

For more information please contact Emmanuel Melgoza


Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) is a paid summer internship designed to foster the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds within the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts into graduate school and faculty positions in U.S. colleges and universities.  More broadly, the program seeks to increase the presence of minorities and others who demonstrate a commitment to eradicating racial disparities in graduate school and eventually in academic ranks. The program serves the related goals of providing role models for all youth and structuring campus environments so that they will be more conducive to improved racial and ethnic relations.  MURAP aims to achieve its mission by identifying and supporting students of great promise and helping them to become scholars of the highest distinction.
Each summer, the program brings to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus a cohort of 20 undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors) from colleges and universities in the U.S. for an intensive, ten-week research experience. With the guidance of a UNC faculty mentor with whom they will meet several times per week, students are expected to develop a 20- to 25-page research project.  In addition, all students must participate in the following components of the program: 1) a weekly 3-hour seminar where they will present and discuss their research with the entire cohort, 2) a GRE review course (2-hour sessions three times per week, with required assignments and tests), 3) three two-hour weekly workshops (Writing, Communication Skills, and Graduate Professional Development), 4) supplementary lectures, as scheduled, and a two-day academic conference on July 24-25. Also on the schedule are a Writing Clinic, available for four hours three times a week, and a variety of social events.
Participants must submit to the MURAP administrative office by scheduled deadlines mentor-approved assignments related to their research papers (abstract, prospectus, first draft, final paper). Students who do not follow the guidelines of the program risk being dismissed and will forfeit any unpaid portion of their stipends.  A sample calendar of required activities and deadlines is available on our website.
For their participation in the program, student fellows will receive 1) a stipend of $3500 (students holding Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships will receive the summer stipend from their home institutions instead), 2) an allowance for meals of $1500, 3) any required books, 4) a travel allowance up to $500 to cover the cost of transportation to and from Chapel Hill, and 5) on-campus housing.
1) Dr. Debra Skinner, Associate Director of UNC’s Center for Genomics and Society (CGS) and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, will fund and serve as mentor to one additional student whose proposed research project is related to the ethical, legal, or social issues involving genetic research.  She would be glad to receive inquiries from students who would like to hear more about the types of projects that would meet these requirements.  Students with backgrounds in sociology, anthropology or philosophy would be strong candidates.  For more information on research projects that would be relevant, please go to the CGS website (http://genomics.unc.edu/genomicsandsociety), or contact Dr. Skinner (debra.skinner@unc.edu<mailto:debra.skinner@unc.edu>).
2) Rising seniors applying to MURAP should consider applying simultaneously to the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT), as their deadline for application is usually April 1. If selected for both our program and theirs, students will be allowed to join IRT’s Associate Program only. Through it participants will receive 1) valuable assistance and counseling during the graduate school application process, 2) fee-waivers when applying to consortium schools, and 3) help advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study.  For more information consult http://www.andover.edu/SummerSessionOutreach/IFROTeachers/Pages/default.aspx.
Applying to MURAP
Program applicants should be mindful that MURAP offers an intensive research experience that requires a substantial commitment of time, intellectual resources and effort. Therefore, students may not be employed or take classes while enrolled in the program and must remain in Chapel Hill during the ten weeks.  Weekend travel is discouraged but may be permitted on occasion with approval from mentor and Director. Student fellows are selected based on a variety of factors that may include:
§  Academic promise
§  Serious intent to attain the PhD (as opposed to a professional degree) and become a college professor in one of our targeted fields
§  Clarity and quality of statement of research interests (must describe intelligently, concisely and informatively one or more possible lines of investigation for the summer project and demonstrate your suitability to undertake it)
§  Availability of an appropriate mentor
§  Demonstrated commitment to increasing opportunities for underrepresented minorities
§  Strength of faculty recommendations
§  Class standing (all things being equal, seniors are normally given preference)
§  Ability to partake in all required program components
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, must have completed at least four semesters of undergraduate study, and must have at least one semester (or a minimum of 12 credit hours) of undergraduate work remaining when they enter MURAP.
To apply to the program please see the instructions found on MURAP’s website murap.unc.edu<http://www.unc.edu/depts/murap> beginning on November 4, 2013.  For questions please contact Ms. Marissa Garcia, Program Coordinator, atmurap@unc.edu<mailto:murap@unc.edu>.


Painted handprints

Global Seminars

Global Seminar informational meetings coming up!  These  are short-term faculty-led programs offered in the summer (with one program offered during winter break). Class sizes are between 10 and 25 students, so they are an excellent opportunity for your students to learn on-site from CU-Boulder faculty. Most programs are open to all majors unless otherwise specified. Deadlines vary from February 1 to March 1, 2014 but programs can fill before the deadline.

Interest Meetings through early November:

Global Seminar: Art in Spain

VAC 485; 4pm

Wed., 10/23: VAC 308; 5pm

Tues., 10/29: VAC 485; 5pm

Open to all majors, this unique global seminar based in Madrid with visits to Barcelona, Granada, Pujol and Figueres offers unforgettable insights into the rich visual culture of Spain, from Goya to the present, in five weeks. Led by Frances Charteris, the course includes visits to museums and architectural sites; photography and film are covered, as well as flamenco and bullfighting.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Global Seminar: Gender, Race, & Tourism in Cuba
UMC 245; 12:00 PM

Study Gender, Race, & Tourism this summer in Cuba. You’ll study ANTH upper-division credit for 5 weeks and earn 6 credits. You will visit museums, places of cultural and historical relevance, and there will be excursions to other parts of the country beyond the capital city of Havana.

Global Seminar: Democracy & Development in Bolivia 
UMC 247; 3:15 PM

Earn three credits in 2 weeks while studying democracy and development in this off-the-beaten-path South American destination. Current Bolivian politics are dynamic and innovative. You will gain an inside perspective of the livelihood strategies and political organization of rural Yungas communities with a unique cultural and agricultural history.

Global Seminar: Conservation Biology & Practice in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest 
UMC 247; 4:00 PM

Earn three credits in May 2014 in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest on this exciting CU-Boulder Global Seminar. Obtain hands-on experience in the principles and practice of conservation biology. Experience operational conservation programs in the Serra do Mar Biodiversity Corridor, participate in community-based conservation solutions, and much more while earning EBIO 4100 or 5100 credit.

Global Seminar: Discover the Past, Archaeology in Greece
Center for Community S341; 5:00 PM

Earn six credits in summer 2014 in Greece’s Western Argolid on an exciting CU-Boulder Global Seminar. Obtain hands-on experience in the principles and practice of archaeology by working on an archaeological project. You will discover and explore new sites in the territory of Argos in southwestern Greece.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Global Seminar: Self-Awareness and Images of the Other in Xi’an China
UMC 425; 5:00 PM

Discover China this summer 2014 on this Global Seminar held in Xi’an and sponsored by CU’s Study Abroad Office, the Center for Asian Studies and the Tang Fund. With Herbst Program of Humanities’ faculty Anja Lange, you will get a first-hand look at China by studying it through literature and participating in campus life at Xi’an Jiaotong University. You also will visit the Qinling Mountains, the Terra Cotta Army, Tang Dynasty tombs, and spend 3 days in Beijing.

Monday, October 21, 2013
Global Seminar: London Finance Seminar
Koelbel 300; 4:00 PM

Study international finance in London this summer, with CU Finance Professor Roy Baas. This seminar includes lectures from prominent financial professionals and field trips to sites such as Lloyd’s of London, Bloomberg, and Paris! Eligibility requirements include a minimum 2.5 GPA and junior-level standing.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Global Seminar: Doing Business in China
Leeds 302; 5:30 PM

On this Global Seminar: Doing Business in China, you will explore important topics related to succeeding in China’s business environment, meet with business leaders, visit industrial sites and universities, and seek to understand challenges faced by businesses operating in China. In addition, you will discover key cultural features of China ranging from village life to the Great Wall.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Global Seminar: Culture, History, & Literature in Rosario, Argentina
UMC 247; 5:15 PM

Earn six credits in five weeks during an intensive summer program in Rosario, Argentina, one of the most culturally and economically dynamic cities in Argentina. You’ll earn SPAN 3260 and a second course at the SPAN 3— level. Live with an Argentine family, attend cultural excursions, participate in guest lectures by local intellectuals, and much more. In addition to approvals for major/minor requirements, this Global Seminar fulfills Literature and the Arts (UD) core area.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Global Seminar: France & America: Connections Through Time in Bordeaux, France

UMC 353; 4:00pm

Spend 2 weeks in June this summer studying France-American relations in beautiful Bordeaux, France! This three credit course is taught by CU History Professor (and Int’l Affairs Director) Tom Zeiler. Study the connections between the U.S. and France through lectures, guest speakers and excursions to various sites. There are numerous scholarships available for this program! In addition to approvals for major/minor requirements, this Global Seminar fulfills Literature and the Arts (UD) core area.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Global Seminar: Performance in Scotland: Theatre, Music, and Culture in Edinburgh, Scotland

C4C N215; 5 PM

Earn 3 credits in 3 1/2 weeks in beautiful Scotland. You will have the chance to visit many cultural sites including the Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish parliament. See 16 musical and theatrical performances, as well as other optional museums, art installations, and additional shows. Also, experience the world’s largest arts festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Global Seminar: Visualizing Dante’s Inferno Interest Meeting
UMC 382; 4:00 PM

Are you interested in Italian literature? A study abroad program led by faculty Suzanne Magnanini spends three weeks studying Dante and visiting relevant sites in and around Florence. Students learn about Dante’s Inferno and paintings and frescoes inspired by the poem.  In addition to approvals for major/minor requirements, this Global Seminar fulfills Literature and the Arts (UD) core area.

These fall Global Seminar Interest Meetings have already passed. If students are interested, the program manager and director of each program are listed:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Global Seminar: Cross Cultural Management in Maastricht, Netherlands
Koelbel Building 350; 4:00 PM

Study cross cultural management in the Netherlands in summer 2014. Managing an increasing diversity in international business is one of the challenges that globalization has introduced and that managers need to face. The number of interactions that people of different cultural backgrounds have with one another has exponentially increased in the work place.

Global Seminar: Entrepreneurship & Empowerment in South Africa
C4C N215; 5:00 PM

Want to spend your summer in South Africa gaining hands on experience as a consultant? Earn 6 credits in 6 weeks while helping emerging entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town. Students form consulting teams with local South African students to develop deliverables for clients.

Global Seminar: Barcelona Literature & Culture

Attend class and live in central Barcelona on this exciting Global Seminar! Earn 6 credits in 5 weeks while completing SPAN 3270 and SPAN 3230. Participate in excursions to world-class museums, theatres; see the remarkable street culture, and more. Great for SPAN, SPPR, IAFS, & others. In addition to approvals for major/minor requirements, this Global Seminar fulfills Human Diversity core area.

Program Directors: Javier KrauelJavier.Krauel@Colorado.edu and Juan Herrero-Senés;herreros@colorado.edu

Program Manager: Steve Rose; steven.rose@colorado.edu

Global Seminar: Conservation & Indigenous Peoples in Tanzania

Students will explore remote conservation areas around the Serengeti on this traveling summer Global Seminar. Learn more about indigenous peoples and conservation in one of the most beautiful and biologically-important regions of the world, study political ecology, culture and development while living amongst indigenous groups such as the Maasai and Hadzabe people. Open to all majors.

Program Director: Laura DeLuca; laura.deluca@colorado.edu

Program Manager: Cloud Baffourbaffour@colorado.edu

Global Seminar: Justice, Human Rights, and Democracy in Jerusalem, Israel

This 5-week global seminar allows students to explore the complexities of democracy, human rights and social justice in Israel. Students will earn 6-credits through field-based work, classroom instruction and service learning experiences. There are planned visits to the Old City, Hebron, Tel Aviv and Bethlehem as well as cultural outings (concerts, museums, restaurants, and religious services in different faith traditions). Open to all majors. Significant scholarships available.

Program Director: Caryn Aviv; Caryn.Aviv@colorado.edu

Program Manager: Sarah Westmoreland; sarah.westmoreland@colorado.edu

Global Seminar Russian Language & Culture in St. Petersburg, Russia

Make Summer 2014 summer unforgettable – spend six weeks immersed in Russian culture and language in St. Petersburg. The program, directed by Professor Artemi Romanov, includes language courses each morning, and afternoon and weekend excursions around the city and sites nearby, plus a weekend trip to Moscow! Earn nine credits and fulfill the A&S Historical Context core requirement. Beginning to advanced Russian speakers welcome. In addition to approvals for major/minor requirements, this Global Seminar fulfills Historical Contextcore area.

Program Director Artemi Romanov; Artemi.Romanov@Colorado.edu

Program Manager: Cindy Kraft; cindy.kraft@colorado.edu

Do You Know Who I Am?

Join us at this moving theatrical exploration of some of the issues facing our undocumented friends/neighbors here in Boulder County. The event is directed by the amazing Kirsten Wilson and presented by Motus Theater / One Action-One Boulder.

Nov. 8th and 9th: 7:30pm in Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder.

See the attached flyer and/or the Facebook Event page below.


Please spread the word. I hope to see you there!

FINAL Poster – Do You Know Who I Am_ Final-1

Underrepresented Student Group Council, Oct 28th

Please join the CU Student Government’s Underrepresented Student Group Council for the 2nd meeting of the semester. We will meet bi-weekly from now on on Mondays at 5PM. See the attachment for more information.

CUSG underrepresented student group council

**Meeting on Monday Oct. 28th at 5PM in UMC 353**


War on Women: US Backed Drug Wars, Presentation, Thurs Oct 24th 12pm

 “‘A War on Women’: US-Backed Drug Wars in Mexico and Central America”

A presentation by Laura Carlsen with Araceli Rodriguez

Thursday, October 24, 2013

12-1:15pm lunch provided

Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage Library

University of Colorado, Boulder

Juarez Drug War