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May 3, 2017

Lectures & Activities

University Women’s Club Membership Coffee

UMC room 235
September 20, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Join UWC or renew your membership – $30

Don’t miss our annual Fall Coffee to kick off what is going to be a very exciting year at the UWC! New and returning members welcome.

Mark your calendars for September 20th, at 9:30 am in room #235 at the UWC.

A great opportunity to sign up for the focus groups, lecture luncheons, and renew your membership or join for the first time.

Make sure to bring your check book! No reservations needed. See you there!

The UWC 2016-17 Lecture Luncheon Series

This year there will be five lectures during the academic year, during which guest speakers give presentations on varied topics while members enjoy a catered lunch.

Guests are welcome to attend for the normal cost of the luncheon. Check the UWC newsletter, MESSAGES, and email announcements for any changes.

  • Lecture Luncheon prices include lecture and a catered lunch. The cost for individual luncheons are $22.
  • Our first lecture in October is 5:30-8:00 pm. All others will be 11:30-1:00 pm.
  • All lectures will be either in the Glenn Miller Ballroom or Room # 235 in the UMC.
  • Lecture Luncheon registration form can be accessed HERE.

Please be advised that all reservations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. We have limited room capacity so these events can and do sell out. Get your reservation in early to ensure seating. Guests of UWC members are always welcome.

All Lecture Luncheon reservations, payment, or cancellations are due 7 days prior to the respective luncheon date. For Lecture Luncheon cancellations, the refund will be donated to the UWC scholarship fund and acknowledged in MESSAGES.

For Lecture Luncheon reservations or cancellations contact Mary Huffman (303-902-4842; mary@maryhuffman.com). For all other UWC function inquiries, contact the corresponding board chair.

UWC Lecture Dinner
October 18, 2016, 5:30 p.m
. – $22
Glenn Miller Ballroom
Please note new time
Dr. Huntington Potter is Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. He recently joined CU after studying, researching, and teaching for 30 years at Harvard University.  Dr. Potter has authored over 100 scientific articles and books and has received numerous awards for his work with a special emphasis on the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Down syndrome.During his lecture, Dr. Potter will address the current status of AD research, the potential for new ways of diagnosing the disease, and the possibility of new drug treatments. He will also discuss the comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease center being developed on the Anschutz Medical Campus and the available resources for both patients and family members affected by this devastating disease. The new AD center is the only one in Colorado serving a 1,000-mile radius of Denver including the Boulder community. (Reservation and payment due October 10, 2016.)
  UWC Lecture Luncheon, November 1, 2016,
11:30 a.m.
– $22
UMC room 235
Rick George is in fourth year as the athletic director at the University of Colorado, just the sixth in the school’s 140-year history.  Rick has had a long, successful career working with sports teams and organizations as head of their recruiting, business operations, marketing and fund raising areas.Join us for an insightful and entertaining afternoon with Rick George as he speaks and takes questions of his accomplishments as the CU athletic director, of which he completed his first 1,000 days last May.  To name a few, Rick raised $100 million dollars for the program in 31 months and developed a comprehensive Strategic Plan, the core of which is the Sustainable Excellence Initiative (SEI); the jewel of that is the $156 million Athletic Complex Expansion, just the department’s third major capital project in the last 25 years.Come hear about these achievements, and where the University is heading in the future.  Rick will also discuss why these milestones are a win-win for the entire University and the City of Boulder. (Reservation and payment due October 24, 2016.)
UWC Lecture Luncheon, December 13, 2016,
11:30 a.m.
– $22
UMC room 235
Dr. Lee Chambers is a professor in the CU History Department who specializes in history and gender studies, gender and war, and women and social activism.  Her background and historical research has shaped her interest in social and family history, women’s history, and gender studies.  Dr. Chamber teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on gender and war, gender in 20-21st century America, and women and social activism.  Of note, she is a graduate of Wellesley and shared an advisor and an interest in federal anti-poverty programs and congressional politics with Hillary Clinton.Dr. Chambers will discuss the history of gender in politics and how this informs our current political and social climate.  She will draw upon historical perspectives from America’s past such as the period when women were first “allowed” to participate in the political process, marking a major change in women’s roles from the domestic activities to the involvement in the public sphere. (Reservation and payment due by December 5).
  UWC Lecture Luncheon, February 14, 2017,
11:30 a.m.
– $22
Glenn Miller Ballroom
Dr. Roseanna M. Neupauer is an Associate Professor, President’s Teaching Scholar, and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies Environmental Engineering at CU-Boulder. Dr. Neupauer is an expert in contamination of aquifers and water distribution systems, groundwater remediation, and stream-aquifer interaction – all areas of research essential to sustainable use and protection of the world’s largest source of freshwater.  She has published 30-plus peer-reviewed journal articles and received several honors since joining the CU-Boulder faculty. Dr. Neupauer has also co-authored H2Oh! Classroom Demonstrations for Water Concepts that provides classroom activities on the fundamental principles of water science designed to enhance student learning about the basics of water.Dr. Neupauer will educate the UWC membership on the basics of groundwater flow and transport, the consequences of groundwater contamination, the challenges of groundwater remediation, and the importance of groundwater protection for future sustainability. During this presentation, Dr. Neupauer will also provide an action list for the audience describing how to participate in the protection of water quality and groundwater resources at the local and national level. (Reservation and payment due February 6, 2017.)
  UWC Lecture Luncheon,
March 14, 2017
, 11:30 a.m. – $22
UMC #235
Dr. Brian Catlos is a Professor of Religious Studies at CU-Boulder and is one of the world’s leading figures in the study of Mediterranean history.  His work centers on Muslim-Christian-Jewish relations and ethno-religious identity in medieval Europe and the Islamic World.  In 2014, he published Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad (http://www.colorado.edu/religiousstudies/briancatlos/reviews3.html)  as well as Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom which won the Albert Hourani Book Prize, the most important award in the field of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies.Dr. Catlos will provide his historical perspective on nationalism and its application to our current national and international political climate with regard to the Middle East and Islam. He will discuss how Islam has affected Western culture including rock and roll, the game of chess, and the digital revolution. Dr. Catlos will address how medieval Spain and the Mediterranean world occupy a crucial place in the evolution of what we call “the West,” and why scholars are reconfiguring deeply rooted notions of where and how western culture originated and developed. (Reservation and payment due March 6, 2017.)

Other Event Happenings

March 19, 2017; The Magic Flute (Brunch: UMC Aspen Room, 11:30 am; Opera: CU Macky Auditorium, 2:00 pm)

April 18, 2017; 11:00 am; Scholarship Luncheon, Boulder Country Club

May 2, 2017;  3:00 pm; Honors Reception, UMC Aspen Room