Around Campus: Friday, November 3, 2017

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Latin Film Series to Screen 'The Wind Journeys' Nov. 9

The Latin Film Series continues Thursday, Nov. 9, with a screening of The Wind Journeys at 5:45 p.m. in Candelaria 1260. Admission is free. Pizza and light refreshments will be served.

In the 2009 film from Colombia, an aging man, Ignacio, rides his burro across a seemingly endless plain. Slung over his shoulder is an accordion, decorated with a pair of pointed horns. Behind him walks Fermín, a shy adolescent boy, unwelcomed by Ignacio but not rejected either. Another man drives up in a jeep and offers Ignacio money to play his accordion at a party given by the mayor. Ignacio bluntly refuses, saying he doesn't play anymore.

So where is he going with his accordion? That's the mystery at the beginning of The Wind Journeys, a film with as many shifting moods, shimmering tonalities, subtle harmonies and exciting rhythms as the music we eventually hear from Ignacio's accordion and many others.

Research Studies Seek Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for research projects being conducted at the University of Northern Colorado. Participation is open to anyone who meets the stated criteria and wants to help support discoveries in the public interest. Some projects provide monetary or gift card rewards for participation. Projects currently in need of volunteers are:

  • A study of transgender and/or nonbinary college students who have filed a Title IX complaint on campus use of marijuana
  • A study examining characteristics that contribute to body image of UNC students younger than 25

Details are available on the Office of Research website.

PASC Chili Cook-Off Seeks Competitors, Tasters

PASC's annual Chili Cook-Off from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the University Center Panorama Room seeks competitors and judges. If you make a great chili, enter for free to compete for prizes for the best red, white, green and unique chili as determined by judges -- cook-off attendees. Tickets will be $5 at the door, with proceeds going to PASC's Helping Hands initiative. More info and a link to the entry form are available on the PASC website.

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University Libraries Researcher Workshop Series Continues Nov. 9

The University Libraries' invites faculty and graduate students to register for the next offering of its Researcher Workshop Series: "Showcase Your Impact as An Author/Creator & Tell Your Research Story" from 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 9 in Michener 303. The workshop will cover how to determine and increase the reach of your scholarly work by becoming more familiar with metrics that measure impact at the journal, article, author and institutional level.

The presenters, Jen Mayer and Nicole Webber, address strategies, tools, challenges and controversies.

More information and a registration form are on the UL website.

GSA to Host Veteran/Military-Related Research Symposium

As part of Military Appreciation Week, the Graduate Student Association will host presentations by graduate students conducting military- and veteran-related issues from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Aspen Suite in the University Center. The presentations are open to all campus community members and the general public. Refreshments will be provided. If you have relevant research or a literature review to present, email the GSA.

Nov. 9 Success Looks Like ME Session: Identity Studies Alumni

Engage with a dynamic panel of UNC alumni who translated their degrees in diversity and identity studies into exciting career opportunities during the free Success Looks Like ME: Identity Studies event from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Columbine A in the University Center.

Alumni career advisors will return to campus for this in-person career panel and employer networking event that helps students gain insight from the diversity of success that follows a UNC degree. Register here.

Questions? Email Chris Garcia in the Office of Alumni Relations.

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