Buff Bulletin Board

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


City of Boulder seeks voter input on proposed climate tax

South Boulder open space

The city of Boulder is conducting outreach to voters about a tax initiative that may appear on the November ballot. Registered voters can expect to receive a text message with a link to a survey, available in both English and Spanish, about the potential climate funding. For residents ages 18 and older, the survey is also available online––open through June 2.

Give your feedback on a proposal to simplify and expand the community’s investment in climate and resilience programs. 

Maintenance May 22 will cause outages, affect portals

During maintenance that affects the portals, such as the maintenance scheduled for Sunday, May 22, users are reminded that you can directly access Canvas (canvas.colorado.edu) and some other services that are provided through the portals.

During the same window, OIT will be updating the Enterprise database, which will cause two 5- to 15-minute outages, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., for many campus services including MyCUInfo, Buff Portal, Canvas and more.

NSF AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming seeking study participants

We are recruiting participants for a research study who are fluent English speakers, are over the age of 18, and who are students, staff or faculty at CU Boulder. 

These studies take place at the Center for Innovation and Technology, Room 184G. In this type of study we investigate collaborative problem solving in science, technology, engineering and mathematics domains. In the study you will be working with other participants on a series of group problem solving tasks.

During the study we’ll be using cameras and microphones to record the interactions you and your group have with one another and with the tasks at hand. We’ll also use eye tracking to measure your gaze patterns during the experiment. Collecting video and audio data of you and your group’s interactions 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.  

These studies last 2.5 hours each, and the pay is $25 per hour ($62.50 total). 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.aicl@gmail.com.

Video game bunker now open at The Connection

The Connection video game bunker

Immerse yourself in the newly renovated, fully upgraded video game bunker with four large screens and hundreds of games on three different new-generation consoles, including the new Xbox Series X. The Connection is subscribed to the recently unveiled Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which grants you access to all the new Xbox titles. From current hits to cult classics, you can play in person with friends or online via multiplayer mode.

The video game bunker features:

  • New leather upholstered sectional booth seating in a distraction-reduced area of The Connection
  • Four 80" 4K monitors
  • Two Xbox Series X consoles with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions, new controllers and accessories
  • Two Nintendo Switch consoles with fun, family-friendly and cognitively challenging games
  • Two PlayStation 4 consoles with the immersive PS virtual reality and a vast selection of competitive tournament and sports-themed games
  • Coming soon: Two PlayStation 5 consoles with PS game pass (codenamed Spartacus)


  • CU students: $2.50 per table, per hour
  • CU faculty and staff: $3 per table, per hour
  • Community members: $3.50 per table, per hour

UMC hiring security guards, set-up crew, more

Work in the heart of campus

The UMC is the heart of campus, hosting 10,000-plus visitors a day and 16,000 events each year. As one of the most active spots on campus, the UMC gives CU students exceptional leadership and job experience. We offer a competitive salary, flexible hours, professional and personal development opportunities and a true team spirit!

The UMC is currently hiring for a number of positions, including:

  • Security guards
  • Set-up crew
  • Cashiers at The Connection

To learn more about available positions and to apply, visit the UMC Student Jobs page.

Seeking subjects for study investigating improvements in manual dexterity

The Neurophysiology of Human Movement Lab is looking for healthy adults ages 60–89 years to participate in a research study investigating the effects of manual dexterity training on the health of the neuromuscular system. 

The study involves nine separate visits to our lab (one visit: 30 minutes, two visits: 2 hours each, six visits: 1 hour each) over three weeks total on the CU Boulder Main Campus, for which subjects will be paid $120.  

If interested, please call 402-310-7298 or email taylor.tvrdy@colorado.edu and reference the manual dexterity study.

Grad students: Join the Academic Job Search Seminar Series

This four-week virtual seminar series is aimed at third- or fourth-year graduate students who are planning to be on the academic job market this application cycle or next, or early-career graduate students who want an understanding of what comprises the academic job dossier.

Grad students are encouraged to attend all four sessions of the Academic Job Search Seminar Series, as each week builds upon the last, but each week’s educational content portion may be attended as a standalone workshop.

  • June 1 (Week 1): The Academic Job Market Overview and Strategy
  • June 8 (Week 2): CVs – Writing the Basic Eight Sections and Beyond
  • June 15 (Week 3): The Job Letter and the Diversity Statement
  • June 22 (Week 4): Research and Teaching Statements and the Academic Interview

Take advantage of weekend hours at Norlin

You now have an extra day on weekends to pop by and pick up that book you reserved, nestle into your favorite corner nook—you can even grab one of your favorite caffeinated drinks from the Laughing Goat for extra fuel! 

Norlin weekend hours

Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Exceptions: Closed May 7–8, May 28–30

Join the Taking Care of Your Mental Health workshop May 11

Join a virtual workshop on May 11 from 3 to 4 p.m. to learn about mental health impacts in college students, and resources and strategies for taking care of your mental health.

This presentation is open to all students, not only those registered with Disability Services.

Risk management and volunteer programs: Volunteer Management Training series

Join this virtual training on May 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Volunteer Management Training series is designed to provide individuals and organizations with resources and skills necessary to effectively manage, develop and retain volunteers. Participants will leave each module with key takeaways to implement in their own organizations and volunteer programs. The series is open to CU Boulder students, staff and faculty as well as nonprofit organizations.

Risk management policies, procedures and practices must be integrated into every aspect of an organization. Although much of the policy development falls on the board and administrators of an organization, the overall effectiveness is only as good as the staff and volunteers who carry it out. Through this module, participants will be able to explain risk management and its importance, identify and evaluate potential volunteer risks, and discuss preventative strategies and techniques to address and diminish risk.

Proposal period open for Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology conference

stock image of a conference

The COLTT 2022 call for proposals is now open, and we want to hear from you!

Please consider contributing to a successful COLTT 2022 conference (Aug. 3–4 on the CU Boulder campus) by sharing your knowledge, experiences and expertise with others. We know the end of the semester is near, but we really want to hear from you! Submit your ideas now and then you can relax.

This year's COLTT keynote speaker, Dr. Michelle Miller, has researched and written extensively about cognition, motivation and technology-enhanced learning, and now it's your turn to contribute to the conversation.
Submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, May 13. To stimulate your creative flow, here’s a list of past topics, but don’t feel limited by these categories. The sky’s the limit!

  • Inclusive pedagogy
  • Course design and delivery
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Elevation of instructional design
  • Open educational resources (OER)
  • Analytics for student success
  • Accessibility and universal design for learning