This summer, faculty now have the option to have their research students register for GS 198 (zero credit) as a summer research internship course. When the summer research is not a part of a student’s thesis or capstone, this option allows for an official transcript notation and record. GS 198 provides a framework for faculty and students to define learning goals, work expectations, and meaningful evaluation. If a faculty member and student in your department are interested in setting up their summer research experience as a GS 198 internship, please indicate the interest in the Summer Research Payment Form. Please direct any questions to Lisa Schwartz (lschwartz@coloradocollege or 719-389-6685).

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As we wrap up the 2017-18 school year, the Collaborative for Community Engagement wishes to acknowledge and celebrate the work of staff, faculty, students and our community partners who go the extra mile to make our community a better place. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to submit nominations for the work done at and around Colorado College. Descriptions of the awards can be found at Nominations can be submitted here: All nominations must be submitted by April 13.

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The Hilbert Cube is defined as the countably infinite product of copies of the closed interval [-1,1]. It is a cool example of topological spaces. This week, Molly Moran from the Math&CS department will give a talk titled Hilbert Cube Magic on Friday March 30th at 2:30pm in Tutt Science 229. All are welcome!

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Happy Spring Everyone! I just wanted to send out a quick reminder to any supervisors who have a posted employment opportunity on the Financial Aid student employment job-listings page. Please be sure to let me know if those opportunities have been filled or if there are any new opportunities for our CC students.

Thank you for all your help in providing these great employment opportunities!
Kristen Clinton, Student Employment and Communications Manager

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Hello CC faculty and staff!

Reaching out to see if anybody might be interested in serving as a panel judge for Round 2 of Colorado College’s Battle of the Bands happening Saturday, April 14th from 2-7:40 PM (six 40 minute sets) on Yampa Field. This is an annual tradition put on by the student-run music organization, The Sounds of Colorado College (SOCC), in which 6 of the school’s best student bands compete for a chance to play at Llamapalooza. A few weekends ago, 19 different groups competed over three nights in Round 1 of the event, competing to advance via student votes. Every year, we reach out to community members to assemble a panel that then judges Round 2 via a point-based rubric we provide. As a thank you for helping out, we compensate each judge with a $50 Amazon gift card. All that is required is a love for music and impartiality! Please reach out to if you are interested. We really appreciate the help!

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Make sure to submit your proposals for this amazing opportunity!!! Click the link below for more information on the grant and how to apply.

The grant committee encourages students to consider applying with smaller projects or projects in the development stage as well as larger projects that approach the maximum budget.

A reasonable living stipend is permitted within the budget.

The judging committee will include students, faculty, and the following distinguished alumni:

Daniel Junge (’92) is an Oscar┬« and Emmy┬«-winning director. From his first film — the Tribeca-winning Chiefs, on Native American basketball — to his Academy Award-nominated “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner” and his Academy Award-winning “Saving Face” — Junge has consistently made provocative, critically-acclaimed films which have shown on over 50 networks internationally including HBO, PBS and the BBC.

Peter Mortimer (’96) is the founder of Sender Films, which he started as a do-it-yourself rock climbing video production project in 1999. Peter was joined at Sender by his college friend Nick Rosen in 2004, and over the last decade the two have enlisted an amazing team to help grow Sender into a leading global adventure film company that produces acclaimed feature-length documentaries, cutting-edge television series and a variety of commercials. In 2006, Sender joined forces with Big UP Productions to found the REEL ROCK Film Tour, which has become one of the biggest climbing and adventure film tours in the world.

Travis Rummel (’01) is co founder of Felt Soul Media with Ben Knight. In 2007, Red Gold, their first feature documentary, helped create international awareness of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay and sold to PBS’s FRONTLINE series. Their 2014 feature, DamNation, commissioned by Patagonia, took home the audience choice award at SXSW in 2014. They have won more than 50 awards at film festivals, including making the National Geographic Explorers of the Year list in 2015.

The committee looks forward to reading your files!

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2018 Women’s History Month Keynote Address

Thursday, March 29, 3 pm, Olin Fishbowl. Prof. Barbara L. Whitten
What Unique Perspective Does Diversity bring to Physics?
In December of 2015, during discussion of Fisher v. University of Texas, an affirmative action case, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts asked, “”What unique perspective does a minority student bring to a physics class?” While it is impossible to know what Justice Roberts had in mind, I suggest that he believed that there is not a perspective that a minority student brings because “physics is physics, wherever you are.”. . .I am hoping to convince you that Justice Roberts is wrong; that minority students and women do bring a new and interesting perspective to physics class, and to careers in physics. So that the physics we create will be better-more reliable, more authentic, and more creative-when we have a more diverse physics community.

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