Upcoming Events

Aurum Labs: FLC Alums Talk Cannabis Science

presenters Aurum Labs Staff

The Center of Southwest Studies will host a free presentation from Aurum Labs, “Fort Lewis College Alumni Talk Cannabis Science” on Wednesday, November 6th at 5:30 pm in the Center’s Lyceum Room #120.

Aurum Labs, formed in 2014 by two Fort Lewis College alums, was one of the first fully certified analytical cannabis testing labs in the state. Born out of a desire to legitimize the industry and make products safe for consumers thru good cannabis science, the lab continues to grow and currently employs twenty people, nine of which are Fort Lewis College graduates.

Luke Mason, owner and Laboratory Director of Aurum Laboratories, obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from Fort Lewis College and a Master’s Degree in Analytical Chemistry from Colorado State University. Prior to co-founding Aurum Labs, Mason worked as a Production Manager at a Medical Marijuana Cultivation facility and a local small-scale compost company. Mason has made numerous contributions to Aurum Labs including the development of Aurum’s Quality System, Potency and Pesticide Methodologies and participation in multiple industry working groups.  He is currently on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Cannabis Industry Association.

This presentation will feature Luke Mason and a few of his employees/ FLC alums on hand to discuss the science of cannabis testing.

11/6/2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM/Author: Scott Kadera/Number of views (857)/Comments (0)/

Traditional Technologies Tour in Oaxaca, Mexico

with Laurie Webster and Shelby Tisdale

Drs. Webster and Tisdale will share their observations based on their travels to Oaxaca, Mexico in March 2019 with Native American weavers, a wildlife biologist, a graduate students and a documentary filmmaker as they visited indigenous weaving communities to study and exchange traditional weaving technologies.

Wednesday, March 4th ~ 5:30 pm ~ CSWS Lyceum #120


3/4/2020 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM/Author: Scott Kadera/Number of views (641)/Comments (0)/
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POSTPONED: Exhibit Opening Reception for PIVOT: Skateboard Deck Art

Native artists and guest curators, Duane Koyawena and Landis Bahe, select and exhibit skateboard decks with custom artworks. Skaters, artists and the young-at-heart will love this visually exciting exhibit.

The Opening Reception, scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th ~ 5:00-7:00 pm in the CSWS Museum has been postponed indefinitely until further notice. 

3/25/2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM/Author: Scott Kadera/Number of views (869)/Comments (0)/

POSTPONED: The Duane Smith Lecture in Southwest Studies

with Steve Friesen

Steve Friesen will share a timeline of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's life and legacy, illuminated by stories, historic photographs and artifacts. It will include Buffalo Bill's Colorado connections, his relationship with the Lakota people, and his life as a "foodie," all three of which are relatively unexplored, unknown ... and surprising.

Wednesday, April 15th ~ 5:30 pm ~ Noble Hall #130

4/15/2020 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM/Author: Scott Kadera/Number of views (773)/Comments (0)/

CANCELED: CSWS Doctoral Fellow Research Project Presentation

with Cony Marquez

Cony Márquez will present on the research project She's been working on for the academic year utilizing the Center's collections: "Southwest Living as Described in the Parral Files."

Tuesday, April 21st ~ 5:30 pm ~ CSWS Lyceum Room #120

4/21/2020 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM/Author: Scott Kadera/Number of views (2899)/Comments (0)/

Hours of Operation: The Center of Southwest Studies is CLOSED until further notice.

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