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


Share by April 28: Your feedback on Graduate School dean finalists

Please send your feedback on the two finalists for the Graduate School dean to gsdeansearch@colorado.edu by Sunday, April 28. Ann Schmiesing, senior vice provost for academic resource management, to whom the dean position will report, will review all feedback beginning the week of April 29 and is expected to name the new graduate dean the week of May 6–10, with a start date of July 1, 2019.

Information on candidates Bud Coleman and E. Scott Adler is posted on the graduate dean search committee webpage.

Transportation Master Plan survey email issue resolved

People walk on the sidewalk near a Buff Bus

A technical issue related to email distribution of the Transportation Master Plan survey invitations on Monday led to the emails failing to send to a small portion of students, faculty and staff.

New invitation links are currently being resent to all who did not receive the survey on Monday, as well as reminders for those who received the invitation but have not yet taken the survey.

If you do not receive an invitation to take the survey today, please email mplan@colorado.edu directly so the issue can be resolved.

The TMP survey remains open through Thursday, May 2.

Office of Undergraduate Education welcomes applications, due May 1

The Office of Undergraduate Education welcomes applications for assistant vice chancellor, a role that provides leadership and coordination for student success activities and initiatives, including the first-year seminar program and first-year interest groups, math placement, midterm feedback and analysis of persistence data related to student success initiatives. 

Staff Council taking comments on recent resolution regarding CU presidential finalist

Based on many comments from staff and other information gathered on CU presidential finalist Mark Kennedy, Staff Council received a request per its bylaws for a special meeting. 

The special meeting was held on Thursday, April 18, which yielded a robust discussion of the diverse views of the Staff Council community as brought forth by the representative body. The resolution was voted on and approved by the majority of the council.

Now Staff Council would like to give you the opportunity to send your feedback via https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0SCkDPEgyoEiLrf. This link will also allow you to sign your name to show support for the resolution, if you feel so inclined.

Faculty: Applications due April 24 for FTEP's Making Teaching and Learning Visible Project

Apply by April 24 for the 2019–20 cohort of the Making Teaching and Learning Visible (MTLV) Project. Upon completion of a course portfolio in May 2020, the MTLV faculty researcher will receive an award from Provost Russell L. Moore in the amount of $750 in their research account.

The MTLV Project

MTLV faculty work together through a structured program to gather evidence on student learning, evaluate and reflect on their pedagogical practices and document their findings in published MTLV course portfolios. The Faculty Teaching Excellence Program provides the framework and resources to support you through this intellectual endeavor to enhance teaching and learning at CU Boulder.

Reasons to create an MTLV course portfolio:

  • Document the intellectual inquiry and scholarly
    research that informs teaching at CU Boulder
  • Collect and analyze data on student learning
    in order to assess and improve teaching
  • Showcase faculty teaching experiences and expertise
  • Support promotion and/or fourth-year pre-tenure review
  • Provide a multiple measure of teaching
  • Publish on scholarly teaching

For more information and to see examples of MTLV course portfolios visit FTEP’s Making Teaching and Learning Visible website.

Discounted student tickets available for CU Boulder Aerospace and STEM summit

Chancellor DiStefano invites you to explore the future of life in outer space with CU Boulder faculty and alumni experts. 

Please make plans to join us Tuesday, April 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel for the 4th Annual Aerospace & STEM Summit. 

Our experts in the fields of aerospace, geosciences and engineering will dive into questions like, "Will future generations be living and working on the moon or on Mars?" and "What will it take to do that safely?"

Plus, connect with our industry partners like Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, United Launch Alliance, Harris Corporation and more.

Tickets to the 4th Annual Aerospace & STEM Summit are just $10 and include event entry, heavy appetizers, a drink ticket and dessert. Students get a 50 percent discount with code GoBuffs, don't miss it!

Register here: https://www.colorado.edu/alumni/aerospacesummit


All-expenses paid weekend workshop intensive in applied history with Patty Limerick

Are you a historian who cares about the major environmental problems that are central to the experience and history of the American West? Become a leader in this exciting trend of expanding the opportunities to engage wider audiences in historical reflection! 

The Center of the American West with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is implementing an Applied History training program. This program will train history postdocs and adjunct faculty to become applied historians who can draw on the expertise of scholars from a range of disciplines to reach a wider audience.

Participants will receive:

  • All travel expenses paid
  • Meals and incidentals
  • Three nights lodging in lovely Boulder
  • A $750 stipend
  • Automatic acceptance into our Summer Workshop Program, a three-weeklong immersion into our Applied History Program

The center is accepting applications now through June 30, with results announced by the end of July. Apply now.

Student-participants wanted for reading study

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is looking for participants for a study of eye movements during reading. 

You are eligible to participant in this research study if you:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are a CU Boulder student
  • Speak English
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments

The study contains two parts: 

  1. A visit to the lab, which will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time (lasting one hour and 15 minutes) for a $20 Amazon gift card.
  2. A week later, we will email you a follow-up questionnaire to complete online remotely (lasting 30 minutes) for a $10 Amazon gift card.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Julie Gregg at eyetrackingandreading@gmail.com for more information.

Looking for healthy men to participate in a research study

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We are looking for healthy men to participate in a research study on the effects of sleep restriction on bone density.

Study duration:

  • One-week outpatient and 8-night inpatient stay, with an optional three-week additional observation phase

You may qualify if you:

  • Are a healthy man ages 20–65 years old
  • Habitually sleep 7–9 hours per night 
  • Have not done shift work in the past year 
  • Do not currently smoke 

Benefits for study volunteers:

  • Measurement of bone density and baseline labs
  • Meals provided for two weeks
  • Compensation will be provided  

If you are interested in participating in the “SIIB” study (Sleep disruption-Induced Impairments in Bone Formation), email Emma Tussey at sleepybonehead@ucdenver.edu for study details and ask about the SIIB study. 

(COMIRB # 18-0015, PI Christine Swanson, MD, MCR)

Adults ages 35-55 needed for paid study on hearing, cardiovascular disease

Volunteers are needed for a study at the Hearing and Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics Laboratory investigating potential effects of cardiovascular health on the auditory system. 

We are recruiting adults ages 35–55 years with two or more of the following: Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or use of cholesterol-lowering medication, high blood pressure or use of blood-pressure-lowering medication, or current tobacco smoker. 

Participants will receive a comprehensive hearing evaluation and physical examination with blood draw. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for up to five hours of testing. 

Interested? Email Amy Sanders at heardlab@colorado.edu or call 303-735-7127 to see if you qualify or for more information. 

Submit your design for next year’s senior T-shirt

Have an idea for a cool T-shirt design? Senior Class Council is seeking designs for the official 2019–20 senior T-shirt.

If chosen, your submission will be the official design for the CU Boulder senior T-shirt and will be sold in the book store and at other events on campus. Proceeds will go toward events for the senior class.

The T-shirt should be able to be printed on black fabric and include as few colors as possible.

The deadline for submission is Monday, May 6.

Please email submissions or questions to SCC@colorado.edu.

Human Resources welcomes applications for an HR Service Center coordinator

The Department of Human Resources at CU Boulder welcomes applications for a Service Center HR coordinator. 

This individual serves as a significant resource and advisor to assigned departments on faculty, staff and student-related personnel and payroll processes. The successful candidate will recommend and advise on necessary methods to efficiently expedite all personnel and payroll related issues.

Additionally, the Service Center HR coordinator will serve as a significant resource for interpretation and implementation of school, department and university policies and procedures regarding faculty, university staff, classified staff and student personnel, and will collaborate with the centers of excellence to provide a wide-ranging repertoire of HR services to campus constituents. 

Salary range starts at $40,000.

What we require

Bachelor’s degree. Related experience may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis. 

Please apply by April 22, 2019, for consideration.

How to apply

Non-CU Boulder employees: 
Apply at colorado.edu/jobs.

Current CU Boulder employees:

  1. Log in to MyCUInfo portal.
  2. Navigate to the CU Resources tab.
  3. Select Business Tools.
  4. Select the CU Boulder Jobs tile.
  5. Search "Service Center HR Coordinator" or "17385."

For parents: Cognitive Development Center offers fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children ages birth to 12 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self-control, language and cognitive strategies. 

A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel, and kids receive a fun prize.

To sign up, please do one of the following:

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page and website