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


Cardiovascular research study volunteers needed

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory is looking for volunteers to study the potential health aging effects of nicotinamide riboside supplementation on blood pressure and physiological function.


  • Age 50–79 years
  • Higher than normal blood pressure
  • Willing to undergo a three-month period taking nicotinamide riboside or placebo pills

Benefits include:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Monetary compensation for time

Paid study on bipolar disorder or depression

Have a history of bipolar disorder or depression? Interested in your moods and brain? Want a picture of your brain? Participate in a paid study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#17-0358).

Study includes some or all of the following parts:

  • Visit(s) 1 & 1.5 – Behavioral lab tasks: Interview about thoughts and feelings, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (2–3 hours each; $20/hour)
  • Visit 2 – fMRI scan: View videos and pictures, and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires (2 hours; $25/hour and picture of your brain)
  • Opportunities to participate in paid follow-up surveys may also be available.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old.

Please fill out a brief survey to apply.

Have a question? Please email gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “MASC Emotion Study” or give us a call at 303-735-7547. 

Lunchtime talk on imposter syndrome for grad students

Have you ever felt like an imposter? Join Leslie Blood, director of Graduate Community & Professional Development, for a lunchtime talk on the imposter syndrome, how it affects us and the skills and tools to overcome it.

This event is sponsored by Women in Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering (WiECEE). Refreshments provided.

If you go

Wednesday, Oct. 16
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Discovery Learning Center 1B65
1095 Regent Drive
Engineering Center Complex (NE corner)

Donate meal swipes on Oct. 16 for World Food Day

In honor of World Food Day, CU Boulder is hosting a Swipe It Forward event in its dining centers on Oct. 16 to donate meal swipes to Buffs in need. If you don’t always use all of your meal swipes each week, or think you can spare a swipe from your block meal plan, this is the perfect opportunity to put them to good use to help fight food insecurity on campus. 

Anyone with a weekly or a block meal plan can visit the C4C Dining Center, Village Center Dining, Alferd Packer Grill, The Alley, Sewall Dining Center or SEEC Cafe to participate in this initiative. Simply tell the cashier you'd like to donate a meal. One meal can be donated per person.

Don't have a meal plan, but still want to help? Donate here. Learn more about food assistance resources

Healthy adults needed for a treatment study

Researchers from the Neurophysiology of Movement Laboratory on the CU Boulder campus are conducting a study to investigate if electrical stimulation can improve walking and dexterity in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS).

You may be eligible to participate if you are:

  • Healthy with no history of neurological disorders
  • Match the age (30–64 years) and sex of a person with MS who has completed the study

The study involves two evaluation visits and nine treatment sessions (three times per week for three weeks):

  • Evaluation sessions (~1.5 hours each)
    • Familiarization 
    • Tests of mobility and muscle function
    • Answering questionnaire
  • Treatments (~90 minutes each)
    • TENS applied to sensory fibers in arm and leg muscles

Participants can earn up to $200 for completing the study.

If interested, contact mohammed.alenazy@colorado.edu or 303-492-4975 to learn more about the study.

November 2019 election is coming

Get election ready by registering or checking your voter registration. The last day for all Colorado voters to register/update their registration and still be mailed a ballot is Monday, Oct. 28.


If you plan to vote in Colorado, whether in Boulder or from your home county, please register or check the accuracy of your voter registration at www.govotecolorado.com.

If you don’t have a Colorado driver’s license/state ID, and you plan to vote in Boulder County, you can wait to register in-person with your Buff OneCard at the UMC Voter Service Center beginning Oct. 28 (this is only for voting in Boulder County—if you want to vote from another Colorado county, you must update your registration online/in your home county to get a mail ballot).

Live on campus?

Regardless of whether you are planning to vote in Colorado, the Boulder County Elections Division has important information on how you must list your on-campus address on your voter registration record in order to get your mail ballot. Visit the Boulder County Student Voting Guidelines page. If you need to register/update your registration in another state in order to get an absentee ballot, visit vote.gov.

Faculty, staff, community members

The Boulder County Elections Division recommends everyone periodically check their voter registration record to make sure it is current. This is especially important if you have moved in the last year, haven’t voted in a while, or traveled during a previous election period. Visit www.govotecolorado.com to look up your registration. 

National Student Day Oct. 10

Join the CU Book Store in celebration of National Student Day on Oct. 10. Students can enter to win a pair of bluetooth earbuds or a gift card! There also will be a free Buff gear giveaway for students from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., while supplies last (must present a valid Buff OneCard to participate).

Concerned about a child or adolescent who is experiencing anxiety, stress or worry?

Affordable psychotherapy is available at the Raimy Clinic in the Muenzinger Psychology building on Main Campus. Special low rates are available for children of CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help for children and adolescents ages 10 to 16 who are struggling with anxiety. 

For more information, parents can call our intake line at 303-492-5177, email raimy@colorado.edu or visit our website.

Printing, wide format, scanning, mailing and much more

Did you know CU Imaging Services provides:

• Offset and digital printing, offering the highest quality print available. • Color or black and white printing: From a single copy to high-volume orders, we can provide high-speed, quality prints at an affordable cost. • Wide-format printing, laminating and foam-core mounting: From conference posters to large grommet banners, as well as wall, window, floor and vehicle decals, we are here to assist with any wide-format needs at prices that are often less than our competitors.

CU Imaging Services offers two convenient locations: Print Shop (2-2679) at Folsom Stadium, Gate 11, Room 280, and the Ink Spot (2-7878) on the UMC first floor next to Celestial Seasonings.

Enter the International Photo Contest

Current study abroad students, recent study abroad returnees and current international students and scholars are welcome to submit their best photos by Oct. 20 for this contest celebrating International Education Week Nov. 18–22.

Each eligible student/scholar is welcome to submit up to three photo entries for a chance to win a prize. Entrants are encouraged to submit a photo that reflects International Education Week’s mission of promoting international and intercultural understanding.

The deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.

Submit designs for The Connection mural contest

The UMC is encouraging students to submit their original designs to be displayed in the newly renovated Connection when it reopens in spring 2020.

There are two mural spaces available. Students may choose to create a design for one or both of the spaces individually, or submit a design for both spaces that is visually cohesive between the two. Students may work alone or collaboratively to create their designs.

Designs should reflect student life, social connection and the CU Boulder spirit. Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Artistic merit and creativity
  • Reflection of the theme and appropriateness for a venue that is welcoming to all
  • Relevance to the physical space – correctly sized for the space(s) available; aesthetically aligned with the color scheme; accommodating of doorways, furniture placement, etc.
  • Accuracy of the file format – AI or EPS vector that is scalable without degrading in quality/resolution; fonts converted to outlines

The winning designs will be applied as vinyl graphics inside The Connection.

Submit today! Deadline is Nov. 1.

Enter the 2019 Data Visualization Contest

The Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) and the University Libraries are looking for visualizations based on their ability to communicate insightful information, their overall design, technical merits and originality.

Data visualizations may include but are not limited to: maps, charts, graphs, data art and 3D models. Submissions can be static, animated or web-based interactive stories. Selected visualizations will be displayed in Norlin Library. 

Submissions are due Dec. 13. Learn more and submit.