Interested in ENVS?

Here are several ways to find out about Environmental Studies-related jobs and opportunities:

 

  1. Listservs—both ENVS and the Environmental Center have listservs that anyone can join for free. The ENVS listserv includes workshops and opportunities related to the ENVS major, while the Environmental Center’s list has more volunteer, internship, and job opportunities. ENVS listserv page: http://www.colorado.edu/envs/current-students/undergraduate-students/undergraduate-list-serv; E-Center Listserv page (from the homepage, click “sign up for our newsletter!”): http://www.colorado.edu/ecenter/
  2. ICE (Investigate Careers in the Environment) Talks—every Tuesday, ENVS hosts a speaker with an environmental career to talk about his or her path to their environmental work: http://www.colorado.edu/envs/news-events/ice-talks
  3. ENVS Internship Postings—ENVS students can earn credit for one of their requirements through an unpaid, environmental internship, so the ENVS program has two pages dedicated to ENVS internship postings—although they may not be job postings per se, there are lots of ideas of places to start looking. There are two postings pages, one for unpaid, environmental internships that student can complete to earn credit, http://www.colorado.edu/envs/current-students/undergraduate-students/internships/postings, and a “Not for Credit” page that has paid internships or ones that are only tangentially related to ENVS, so cannot be used to earn credit in ENVS, http://www.colorado.edu/envs/current-students/undergraduate-students/internships/not-credit.
  4. Career Buffs—you can tailor job and internship searches by topic, and many employers advertise there specifically because they are interested in hiring a CU student or alum.

 

Also, you can check out the Environmental Center, or e-mail them for more ideas—they’re very well connected and hire lots of students themselves!

Americas Latino Eco-Festival in Boulder starts today!

Unique only to Boulder, welcome to the Americas Latino Eco-Festival. Please join writers, actors, filmmakers, musicians and scientists in an interdisciplinary gathering to collaborate and enhance conservation messaging in the Americas.

 

For some, this is an opportunity to meet people working in fields or medias that you may like to explore. For others good music, and family educational events are available. There’s something for everyone in Boulder.  Check out the cover of the Boulder Weekly!

http://americaslatinoecofestival.org/

 

Keynote

Come see Conservation International’s Executive Vice Dr. M. Sanjayan

Saving Earth in the Age of Man with Sanjayan, Friday, September 12 • 4:00pm – 5:00pm.

 

Film

Fire an ICE, http://americaslatinoecofestival.org/program

From Ethiopia to Peru, indigenous customs protect biodiversity on sacred lands under pressure from religious conflict and climate change: Friday September 12, 8:30pm – 10:00pm

 

Forum Friday September 12 • 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Why Latinos are ahead of the Climate Change Curve. With —

 

Dr. Ana Prados:  Application of satellite remote sensing to air pollution monitoring

 

Dr. Patricia Romero-Lankao: Director of the Institute for the Study of Society and Environment

 

Robert Mera:  Working with climateprediction.net a citizens science project that involves thousands of volunteers inputting data to ultimately connect climate changes to specific emitters

 

Javier Sierra: Columnist for the Sierra Club

 

See the cover of Boulder Weekly!

Service Panel Discussion: Peace Corps, Teach for America, Americorps and City Year

There will be a unique Service Panel discussion between Peace Corps, Teach For America, City Year and Americorps next week on Wednesday, 9/10, 6pm-7pm, in the Center For Community (C4C) room S350. Representatives from each organization will be sharing stories of service and providing information on how students can make an impact in the lives of others before or after graduating.

More information:

peacecorps@colorado.edu

http://www.colorado.edu/peacecorps

 

EBIO club open to all interested students

Hello Science Majors from the EBIO Club!

Our organization brings together students and faculty members who share a passion for the study of biology.  We are affiliated with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, but opened to all students on campus and to the broader community interested in biology and environmental issues.  The purpose of the club is to foster interactions among students, faculty, and the broader environmental and biological communities.

Our club has a blast touring labs, hosting speakers and workshops, and going on exceptional field trips around state. Check out our Facebook page for announcements and the newest events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/296284825861/

We are looking for new officers for the 2014-2015 school year! This is your opportunity to boost your resume and stand apart from thousands of graduates in the biology field. It is a fantastic leadership opportunity here on campus.

Please email Ciara, our president, at ciara.green@colorado.edu if you have any interest in being an officer and/or if you would like to be added to our email list!

M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship in Salmon Riverscape Ecology

University of Alaska Fairbanks – Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Responsibilities – The successful applicant will be part of a multi-disciplinary team tasked with evaluation of factors influencing the spatial distribution of spawning fall-run chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) in the Chandalar River, Alaska. Locations of spawning aggregations collected via aerial surveys will be linked to maps of thermal variability (e.g., presence of groundwater upwellings) along the riverscape, as well as other continuous physical habitat measurements, to help develop a long-term monitoring plan for spawning and rearing habitat in the system. These results will allow resource managers to better understand the effects of ongoing climate change in the region. The incumbent will work closely with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other local, tribal, state, federal and university entities with interests in the project. As such, good communication skills are essential.
Qualifications – B.S. in fisheries biology, ecology, or closely related field. Experience conducting field research in remote locations and an interest in spatial analysis and other quantitative ecological methods are preferred. GPA of 3.2+ and GRE > 60th percentile (in at least two of three areas) are desired.
Salary — $31,000 per year, plus tuition waiver and student health benefits for two years.
Closing date – Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 19, 2014. Start date will be mid-January 2015.
Contact – Send cover letter describing your professional interests and experience, CV, copies of unofficial transcripts, GRE scores, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Jeff Falke (Jeffrey.Falke@alaska.edu).
Lab website – http://uaf-ffel.weebly.com/index.html

Let’s Talk: Wednesday Walk-ins

Every Wednesday Sept 3, 10, 24: 2-4:00 pm

Fleming 190

(NOT on 9/17)

Bring in your question(s) Personalized assistance! Wow! First come, first served!

 

Learning How to Learn: Exploring your Learning Style

Sept. 4, (Th): 3:30-4:30pm, Fleming 150

 

Lunch Series: Time Is on Your Side: Managing your minutes

Sept 8 (M): Noon-1pm, Fleming 170

Lunch Series: The 10 Characteristics of Successful StudentSept 9 (T): Noon-1 pm, Sept 12 (F): noon-1

C4C N320- Cultural Unity & Engagement Center

 

Sharpen Your Study Skills!

  1. Sept 23 (T): 11am-Noon

Fleming 170

 

Academic Skills Development Series at C4C:   Note-Taking

Sept. 25 (Th): 2-3pm, C4C N320

 

Yoga for EveryStudent: Yoga Snacks!Every Friday, starting Sept. 26, 3-4pm

Fleming 244

(NOT on 10/10, 11/28)

 

The ABC’s of Memory

  1. 30 (T): 3:30-4:30pm

Fleming 150

 

Academic Skills Coordinator, skills@colorado.edu,

(303)492-8761     Fleming 190

See updated listings at: http://www.colorado.edu/sasc/skills

 

BioFrontiers Seminar Series–David Tirrell on Tuesday Sept 9

We are delighted that David Tirrell from the California Institute of Technology will be visiting campus Tuesday, September 9, 2014 to speak in the BioFrontiers Seminar Series from 4:00-5:00P in the Butcher Auditorium JSCBB A115 on East Campus. The title of his talk is “Reinterpreting the Genetic Code: Non-Canonical Amino Acids as Probes of Protein Synthesis in Complex Biological Systems”. He will be hosted by Chris Bowman.

Abstract:
The genetic code, elucidated in the 1960s through the work of Nirenberg, Ochoa, and Khorana, provides a set of molecular instructions for turning DNA into proteins. What if we could change the meaning of those instructions and decide for ourselves how to interpret the genetic code? Over the last decade, cells have been outfitted with modified molecular machinery that enables them to use “non-canonical” amino acids to make proteins. These developments are leading to new approaches to macromolecular design, protein evolution, biological imaging, and proteome-wide analysis of cellular processes. This lecture will emphasize the use of non-canonical amino acids to analyze protein synthesis in time-resolved and cell-selective fashion in complex biological systems including live animals.

Transportation options between East and Main campus are listed below:
Anyone with a valid Eco pass can ride the Stampede bus that runs between campuses. The Stampede has been set up to run in a two way direction every 10 minutes. Bus stops for this line are located on 18th street and along Colorado Avenue. There are bus stops in front of JSCBB on the north and south side of Colorado Ave.
If coming by bicycle or by foot you can either take the Boulder Creek Path (just past 30th street you will come to where the path goes south to JSCBB) or travel east along Colorado Ave. If you bike in there are covered and uncovered bike carrels. Bikes are not allowed in the building so be sure to bring your lock. If you prefer to drive there is metered parking located on the northwest side and the southeast side of JSCBB that takes credit cards or coin.

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