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Join paid study on eye movements, brain activity

We are seeking participants for a study of eye movements and brain activity during learning.

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

  • Currently reside in the Boulder area
  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are fluent in English
  • Have not previously taken part in the Online Learning study with our lab 
  • Are in good health
  • Have no history of seizures
  • Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision
  • Are proficient with computers

What does my participation entail? The study requires one visit of approximately two hours to the lab on East Campus (1777 Exposition Drive, Boulder, CO 80309—see COVID-19 safety procedures below), plus one 30-minute follow-up questionnaire to be completed online.

The first visit will involve having your eye movements, physiological responses (e.g., heart rate), video of your face/upper body, and brain activity non-invasively recorded while you complete a computer-based reading task and answer several questionnaires. It will take approximately two hours and you will be paid $20 per hour, for a total of $40. About a week later, you will complete a 30-minute online survey; upon completion you will receive an additional $10. 

What are the COVID-related safety procedures? We will take utmost care to ensure your safety for the duration of the visit, with stringent procedures approved by CU administration. 

  • We provide masks, hand-washing stations and temperature checks on arrival
  • All occupants of the building are required to wear a mask at all times
  • All equipment is sterilized between uses with medical-grade disinfectant
  • You will be alone in the testing room for most of the study (a researcher will run the session from an adjacent room, instructing you via video conference)
  • Only three people will be in the facility at a time (<25% occupancy)

How will I get paid? Payment will be via an Amazon gift card. 

What are the next steps? If you are interested in participating, please contact us at eyemindlink@gmail.com.

New registration (beta) in CU Boulder class search

CU Boulder Class Search has been upgraded with new features, including registration (beta) which will allow you to finish enrolling in classes from within the class search tool. This includes adding or dropping a class, changing the grade mode and more. Or if you’re not ready to try the new registration (beta), you’ll still be able to continue with standard enrollment instead. As always, you can provide feedback or request help using the links on the CU Boulder Class Search homepage.

CU Athletics is hiring subject tutors

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is looking for subject tutors who can support student-athletes in their summer, fall and spring courses.

  • To qualify to tutor, you must have received an A or B in the course or related course you wish to tutor and carry at least a 3.0 University of Colorado cumulative GPA.
  • Tutors provide one-on-one and, on occasion, small group tutoring to student-athletes to assist them in understanding the content specific material by utilizing specialized backgrounds for which they were hired.
  • The goal of a tutor is to facilitate a student’s learning of the concepts and methods required to be successful in the specified course.
  • All tutoring sessions take place virtually or at the Herbst Academic Center located at the address below: Dal Ward Athletic Center (DALW) 2100 Stadium Drive, Boulder, CO.
  • Tutoring hours occur between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 2-8 p.m. Sunday. 
  • Tutoring sessions are typically one hour long, and hours are flexible.
  • Pay is hourly and is outlined as follows (level qualifies as currently enrolled or completed): 
    • Undergraduate: $12/hour
    • Master's level: $14/hour
    • Doctoral level: $15.50/hour 

If you are interested in becoming a tutor for student-athletes, please email tutoring@colorado.edu.

Go Buffs! 

Got 5 minutes? Share your feedback with Boulder B-cycle

Help out your local nonprofit bike share organization! Your feedback will help Boulder B-cycle | Boulder Bike Sharing greatly as we explore progressive options for the future of micromobility at CU and in Boulder.

Get involved by simply taking this super short 5-minute survey.

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Worried about health or relationship problems? Feeling down, hopeless?

Affordable teletherapy is available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic, for individuals residing in Colorado. Sessions are held through the videoconferencing platform Zoom.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other difficulties during this very challenging time! Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

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

Revised fall 2020 schedule adjustment and open enrollment dates

A revised July and August class registration schedule is now reflected in the Fall 2020 academic calendar.

  • Current degree-seeking undergrads can adjust their schedules starting Aug. 3 (formerly Aug. 10)
  • Open enrollment has been moved up to Aug. 10 (formerly Aug. 19)

Remember, there will continue to be adjustments to the Fall 2020 class schedule until mid-to-late July, to meet the health and safety goals that will enable our return to campus.

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Worried about health or relationship problems? Feeling down, hopeless?

Affordable teletherapy is available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic, for individuals residing in Colorado. Sessions are held through the videoconferencing platform Zoom.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other difficulties during this very challenging time! Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

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

Health insurance options for graduating students or those changing plans

Coverage for the current 2019–20 CU Boulder Gold Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) ends on July 31. While this plan will not provide continuous insurance coverage to graduating students or those switching to private insurance plans, the loss of student health insurance coverage is considered a Qualifying Life Event. Therefore, students who have recently lost insurance coverage are eligible to enroll in the Connect for Colorado health insurance marketplace for up to 60 days from the loss of coverage.

Piano lessons for absolute beginners this fall

Take piano lessons with an undergraduate piano intern this semester! These lessons are for students, staff or faculty who are absolute beginners at the piano instruction (no exceptions).

The instructors are undergraduate piano majors in their junior or senior year. No university credit. Professor Alejandro Cremaschi supervises the interns.

Because of COVID-19 limitations, all lessons will happen online. You must have a piano or keyboard.

Learn more.

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Worried about health or relationship problems? Feeling down, hopeless?

Affordable teletherapy is available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic, for individuals residing in Colorado. Sessions are held through the videoconferencing platform Zoom.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other difficulties during this very challenging time! Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

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

Call for graduate student mentors

Check your email for an invitation from the Graduate School to complete the 5-minute application to be a graduate student mentor.

You will be paired with one of our 500 incoming graduate students interested in the Graduate School’s Peer Mentoring program for the 2020–21 academic year. Applications are due on Wednesday, June 24, at noon (MDT). Contact sarah.tynen@colorado.edu with questions.

Join a paid study on moods, brain

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 and 1.5 – Behavioral Lab Tasks: Interview about thoughts and feelings, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (two to three hours each at $20 per hour). Visit 1 will take place remotely via Zoom video call.
  • Visit 2 – fMRI Scan: View videos and pictures, and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner; complete computer tasks and questionnaires (two hours at $25 per 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 512-956-7371. 

RTD to resume collecting fares on July 1, optional student passes available through Buff OneCard office

An example of an RTD College Pass card.

RTD has announced it will resume fare collection on July 1, 2020. Riders will board at the front of buses, will be asked to pay with a ticket, pass or cash and are required to wear a face covering. College Pass and EcoPass holders will be asked to tap the validator upon boarding the bus, and prior to boarding light rail.  

Since students enrolled in summer courses were not charged the usual student bus pass fees this summer, they will be required to pay to ride RTD buses until Aug. 1, when fall 2020 bus passes become active. To cover this gap, the Buff OneCard Office is offering Optional Bus Passes to students for a prorated price of $45. Buying a pass directly from RTD with the same benefits costs $200 per month. 

To activate your pass and ride RTD transit without paying fare box fees, you must purchase a pass by following these steps:

  1. Log in to your Buff OneCard account and deposit $45 into your Campus Cash account.
  2. Once the deposit is complete, email boc@colorado.edu with the number on the bottom of your bus pass.
  3. Your Campus Cash account will be charged the $45 fee, and your pass will be extended for the rest of the summer through Aug. 25.
  4. If this process is completed by June 24, you should not experience any break in service. You may experience up to a 72-hour delay if it is completed after that date.

If no action is taken, passes will automatically become active again for students who are enrolled for the fall 2020 semester on Aug. 1.

Optional Bus Pass purchase questions can be sent to boc@colorado.edu. General pass questions can be sent to buspass@colorado.edu

Faculty and staff RTD bus passes have remained active during the suspension of fees and will be active when fees are reinstated on July 1.

RTD social distancing policy

All RTD riders are asked to wear a face covering and maintain at least 6 feet of space between riders whenever possible and to board through the front doors of the bus. Learn more about RTD policy and service updates.

Face-mask order form for supervisors now includes volunteer-made cloth masks

Thanks to the generosity of student, faculty, staff, alumni, parent and community volunteers, campus recently received a sizable donation of handmade cloth masks for use by the university’s critical services staff. Supervisors can now request these on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Supervisors can use the face mask order form to request non-medical facemasks for their critical-services employees who need them and who have been authorized to be on campus.

The volunteers, who were organized and directed by the CU Boulder Volunteer Resource Center, provided both their time and materials to meet this unprecedented need. To get involved with this or other volunteer opportunities, visit the Volunteer Resource Center website