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CU on the Weekend

If you love to learn, you’ll love CU on the Weekend. Join some of CU-Boulder’s most fascinating faculty for free, public classes.

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CU on the Weekend

  1. Cracking the Humor Code

    Feb 13, 2016

    Professor Peter McGraw reveals the secrets to what makes things funny and how to live a more humorous life.

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  2. The Animal Self: Insights from Sociology

    Feb 27, 2016

    Join Leslie Irvine in a discussion about what it means when people feel a “connection” with animals and how understanding our shared experience can help us build a more humane world.

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  3. The Beginnings of Beer in the Ancient World

    Mar 5, 2016

    Join Travis Rupp for an exploration of the origins of beer production in the ancient Near East and Egypt and how the industry expanded into the cultures of Greece, Rome, and beyond.

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  4. CU in the Great War: Its Toll on Faculty, Students and the One Black Woman Trailblazer

    Apr 16, 2016

    Polly McLean explores the effects of the Great War on the University of Colorado and the one Black woman trailblazer who came to CU to chart a new course.

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  5. New Horizons Mission to Pluto

    Apr 30, 2016

    Join Fran Bagenal for a discussion about the New Horizons Mission and its pioneering journey to investigate Pluto, its moons, and beyond.

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CU on the Weekend

CU on the Weekend is a series of one-day community programs that are free and open to the public. Classrooms open 30 minutes before start time and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited to the first 200 people.

CU on the Weekend Parking and Maps

CU on the Weekend class locations are noted in class descriptions. Locations include the Imig Music Building (map) and the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building Butcher Auditorium (map) which provide free parking on weekends. Campus parking lot fees may apply during CU on the Weekend programs. Pay close attention to parking lot signage and rates. For maps of weekend parking lots, visit the Parking and Transportation Services website.

CU on the Weekend Event Reminders

Never miss another CU on the Weekend program. Sign up for emailed event reminders for one or more CU on the Weekend programs. We will send you an emailed event reminder about one week before the event. Learn about CU on the Weekend and other community outreach events by following CU Outreach on twitter and facebook.

CU on the Weekend Cancellation Policy

All programs are subject to change. If you sign up for an emailed reminder, you will receive email notification if a program is cancelled or rescheduled. This web page is the primary source for most up-to-date class information. Please check the website the day of your event.

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