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The Buff Bulletin Board, a listing of campus announcements, is a service of Campus Communications.


Are you enrolled in CSCI 2270? Consider participating in a research study

Hello world

We are recruiting participants for a research study who are fluent English speakers, are over the age of 18, and who are currently enrolled in CU Boulder’s CSCI 2270 course.

These studies take place at the Center for Innovation and Technology, Room 184G. In this type of study we investigate how students use problem-solving skills in debugging code. In the study you will be working with a collaborative robot on a program debugging task.

During the study we’ll be using cameras and microphones to record the interactions you have with the robot and the tasks at hand. We’ll also use eye tracking to measure your gaze patterns during the experiment. Collecting this video and audio data is mandatory for this study. If you do not want to be recorded with video and microphone, you may decide not to participate in this study at any time.  

This study will last 30 minutes, and the pay is $12.50. You cannot earn course credit through this study.

Schedule an appointment online. To get directions to our lab, or for more information, please email isat.lab@colorado.edu.

Faculty, staff invited to submit proposals for Health and Wellness Summit

This year's event will be hybrid, offering participants opportunities to attend fascinating and informative virtual presentations and panels as well as experience in-person discussions and activities. This year’s summit theme is Power of Play. The focus is on how play can enhance our daily experience, impacts our mind, body and spirit, and have positive outcomes on our relationships and work.

We ask that programs be engaging, interactive, and that each attendee leave with tangible information that includes tips, skills and/or information to access services. We are soliciting program proposals that align with our overall theme, as well as the eight dimensions of wellness.

Please complete the form as soon as possible. The final deadline for submissions is Aug. 19. Should you have any questions or comments, please email wellness@colorado.edu.

Single tickets for CU Presents season on sale now

CU Presents is now offering single tickets for its full season of in-person and hybrid performances, such as the College of Music’s Holiday Festival, Cirque Mechanics’ Zephyr, the Grammy Award-winning Takács Quartet and more.

Single tickets for all performances go on sale beginning Monday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. Patrons may buy tickets online at cupresents.org, by phone at 303-492-8008 or in person at the CU Presents Box Office, located at 972 Broadway in Boulder.

Safety measures at all CU Presents events follow guidelines set by local public health authorities and the university. Currently, masks are optional on the CU Boulder campus, regardless of vaccination status. Safety requirements may change, however, so patrons are advised to check the COVID-19 info page before attending CU Presents events.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit CU Presents online.

Sidewalk closures to take place near Norlin: Find out where

Upgrades to the chilled water services to multiple buildings on Main Campus will necessitate various sidewalk closures during the fall 2022 semester. These closures will take place in and near the Norlin Quadrangle as service is upgraded to buildings such as Hellems Arts and Sciences and Guggenheim Geography.

These service upgrades will increase efficiency and resiliency and add new cooling to multiple buildings on campus. Facilities Management will strive to minimize impacts to building access during this time and will provide wayfinding signage for alternative routes. FM is grateful to the campus community for its flexibility and understanding during this exciting project.

Initial sidewalk closures include:

  • Norlin Quad sidewalk from Norlin Library west to University Theater
  • Sidewalk on the north side of Hellems
  • The courtyard between Lucile Berkeley Buchanan building and Hellems
  • The sidewalk on the north side of the Museum Collections building between the museum and the Economics building

To see a map highlighting affected construction areas and alternative routes for each phase, as well as ongoing updates, visit the Cone Zone page.

Support student career success with the Career Community of Practice

The Career Community of Practice (CCOP) is a community of staff and faculty united by an interest in supporting CU students’ career-preparedness and committed to helping ensure students graduate from CU with the career options they came here for.

Facilitated by Kristi Wasson from Career Services, the CCOP includes staff and faculty from various colleges/divisions/departments across campus. Some members work in career offices; others have zero career background. All are welcome!

Here’s what you can expect from the 2022–23 CCOP:

  • Two interactive virtual gatherings per semester focused on relevant career topics and resources
    • Sept. 22, 2–3 p.m.: Demystifying the career development process
    • Nov. 17, 2–3 p.m.: Helping students navigate the unexpected exploration process
    • February 2023: What’s new in the world of work and how CU programs can help students prepare
    • April 2023: Topic TBD
  • One or two e-newsletters per semester with information about career resources, events, internships/experiential learning opportunities and more to share with your students
  • One workshop in May focused on you and your personal/professional development

Email kristi.wasson@colorado.edu with questions or to be added/removed from the CCOP email list.

CU NightRide is hiring!

CU NightRide
CU NightRide is a student-operated program dedicated to meeting the safety needs of CU students, faculty and staff by providing nighttime transportation to support a safe academic and socially responsible environment, both on campus and in the community. CU NightRide is hiring driver/dispatchers to take calls, coordinate rides and drive within the city of Boulder. We’re looking for students who are confident and safe behind the wheel, friendly, courteous, non-judgmental, caring and skilled at multitasking. Student Assistant I - $15 per hour, 10–20 hours/week - Flexible schedule - Growth opportunities - Listen to your own music

Pick up free Naloxone at Medical Services

Partying this weekend? Pick up free Naloxone at Medical Services. Naloxone is indicated for the reversal of opioid overdose induced by natural or synthetic opioids in the setting of respiratory depression or unresponsiveness. Naloxone can be picked up at the pharmacy upon request, without a prescription.

What’s that noise? Folsom Field sound system to undergo testing Aug. 15–26

The roar of the crowd that is a Folsom Field staple will receive a boost this season with the addition of a state-of-the-art sound system that will be tested for the first time Aug. 15–26.  

Students and faculty returning to campus for the fall semester, as well as community members in the proximity of the stadium, are likely to hear a variety of noises during that testing period, including music, that at times will be loud.  These tests are necessary to ensure the system is completely functional in time for the first football game of the season. Testing will begin at 8 a.m. and will generally be concluded by 5 p.m. daily.    

“These much-needed and long overdue sound system improvements will greatly enhance the visitor experience not just for football games but any event at Folsom Field,” said Jason DePaepe, CU Boulder deputy athletic director. “From an entertainment standpoint, as well as providing important PA messaging, this new sound system will make attending an event at Folsom Field even more exciting.”   

Fans will be able to hear the new fully functional sound system for themselves when the CU Buffs begin their 2022 football season at Folsom Field on Sept. 2 against TCU.

Check out available history courses for fall 2022

If you need a course to fill out your fall schedule, the following history courses are available, some of which have only recently been added.

History of War and Society: The Soviet Union and World War II (HIST2220-001)
MWF 3:35–4:25 p.m.
John Hatch, Class# 20943

History of War and Society: World War II in Asia & the Pacific (HIST2220-002)
MWF 9:05–9:55 a.m.
William Wei, Class# 22876

China in World History: China & The US (HIST2629-001)
MWF 12:20–1:10 p.m.
Timothy B. Weston, Class# 34353

New! England from the Viking Age to the Tudors (HIST4103-001)
MW 3:35–4:50 p.m.
David Paradis, Class# 42129

New! The History of Modern Mexico Since 1821 (HIST4128-001)
MWF 10:10–11 a.m.
Tony Wood, Class# 41189

New! Topics in Jewish History: Antisemitism (HIST4348-001)
TTH 9:30–10:45 a.m.
Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, Class# 41186

Buddha to Gandhi: A History of Indian Nonviolence (HIST4558-001)
TTH 8–9:15 a.m.
Sanjay Gautam, Class# 34381

Women in East Asian History (HIST/WGST 4619-001)
TTH 9:30–10:45 a.m.
Sungyun Lim, Class# 40692

The Medieval Crusades: Holy War and Its History, 1095-1400 (HIST4711-001)
MWF 9:05–9:55 a.m.
Todd Upton, Class# 21053  

History of Russia through the 17th Century (HIST4713-001)
MWF 11:15 a.m.–12:05 p.m.
John Hatch, Class# 34383    

New! Topics in Global History: Latin America in World History (HIST4800-001)
MWF 12:20–1:10 p.m.
Tony Wood, Class# 41185

Topics in Euro Hist: Trials and Triumphs on the Emerald Isle: The Irish People and Their Histories (HIST4803-001)
MWF 3:35–4:25 p.m.
Andrew Detch, Class# 34384

Visit the History Department website for a detailed description of each course. These courses meet a variety of general education, core, major and elective needs. Check the course search to see if any of these great courses might work for you!

Take the 'Goodie Bag' food survey

CU Boulder students are building a platform that will allow restaurants to sell their surplus food at a significant discount to customers in the form of a "Goodie Bag." To help launch the platform, take a survey to help determine which restaurants will be included.

Go all in with Alternative Breaks, apply to be a site leader

Go all in! Alternative Breaks sends teams of college students to engage in meaningful service during their breaks from school. This week-long journey over spring break provides students with the opportunity to explore the United States while making a difference through service, reflecting upon their experience and creating long-lasting connections with others.

Gain valuable leadership experience as site leader. Each trip is led by two co-site leaders who are responsible for planning all aspects of the trip, which includes:

  • Solidifying a service site and housing
  • Recruiting participants
  • Facilitating pre-trip meetings
  • Leading the group during the trip
  • Managing a trip budget
  • Creating safe spaces for learning and reflection
  • Implementing the philosophies of the Volunteer Resource Center and Alternative Breaks program

The deadline to apply is Sept. 19.

Leeds School dean search kicks off; Keith Molenaar named committee chair

CU Boulder Provost Russell Moore today announced the campus is launching a national search for a new dean of the Leeds School of Business, with the goal of announcing a hire no later than the spring semester of 2023.

“We are seeking an experienced, collaborative and visionary leader who can build on the many strengths of the Leeds School of Business for the benefit of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and all the school’s many stakeholders,” said Moore.

Moore said Keith Molenaar, the dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, will serve as the search advisory committee chair. 

The search advisory committee will be composed primarily of faculty, staff, students and external constituents of the Leeds School of Business, along with representation from other academic units in support of the school.

Nominations and volunteers for the search committee will be accepted via email through the end of business on Thursday, Aug. 25.