Buff Bulletin Board

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


Recruiting student applicants to enroll in Designing for Defense course

Designing for Defense at CU Boulder is one of the most challenging, rewarding, real-world, courses offered anywhere in the country. It places students in direct partnership with individuals from the national security community so they can work as part of an interdisciplinary team in solving complex and real Department of Defense and Intelligence Community problems.  

Students will learn to use LeanLaunch entrepreneurial tools to understand and solve the actual problems confronted by our defense community today. The course gives you an opportunity to work with the best and brightest CU students, as well as our nation’s incredibly dedicated war-fighters.  

Visit the course website to learn more and fill out an application for enrollment.

Volunteers needed for effort and locomotion learning study

The Neuromechanics Lab needs volunteers for a study on learning and effort in a walking task. We are interested in how the effort involved in a movement impacts how you learn in a new environment. The task involves walking on a treadmill with separate belts for each foot at walking speeds.

You must be English-speaking, between 18–35 years old, have normal or corrected vision, no movement control or vestibular problems, and no recent orthopedic surgeries or broken bones.

The study will involve a single two-hour visit to our campus laboratory in the Engineering Center, ECSL 1B21, and will include motion-capture of your walking gait. Subjects will be compensated with a $25 Amazon gift card.

If interested, please fill out a screening survey

Faculty Celebration of Major Works Magazine seeking submissions

The Center for Humanities & the Arts (CHA) celebrates and uplifts faculty publications and major artistic works on campus with their annual Faculty Celebration of Major Works Magazine. This magazine features major works (books, art exhibitions, films, musical compositions and other major accomplishments) created by faculty working in arts and humanities.

CHA is now accepting submissions from CU Boulder faculty with major humanities or arts accomplishments produced, published, released or shown in 2022. The deadline to submit is Dec. 15.

Find a market for your innovation: NSF workshop back this January

The I-Corps Starting Blocks program teaches customer discovery and market fit to university researchers and innovators.
The Starting Blocks Customer Discovery Workshop is a three-day virtual workshop utilizing customer interviews to help scientists and engineers of all types find a market for their innovations. The core concept encourages inventors to get out of the lab and talk to industry decision-makers to find out what problem the industry needs their product to solve. 

Starting Blocks is the shortest, "introductory" version of the National Science Foundation's I-Corps methodology, which helps inventors build a customer discovery toolkit and learn to talk to industry and business funders about their technologies. 
The virtual workshop will take place Friday, Jan. 6, 13 and 20 from 9 a.m. to noon (MST), and there is no cost to participate. 
The program consists of:

  • Three half-day lectures on customer discovery and interviewing
  • Five to 10 interviews during the week done in a target industry
  • Weekly check-in meetings with instructors and staff
  • No cost to participate

Want to learn more? Contact Program Director Emily Klein, or visit the program webpage to apply today.

Take a training, become a transfer advocate

The Transfer Advocate 101 training is part one of a training program for faculty, staff and student leaders to increase awareness of the transfer student population at CU Boulder. This training is intended to provide a better understanding of the transfer student landscape on campus, highlight the unique contributions of our Transfer Buffs, and inspire action toward supporting this population. Participants will also learn about campus supports and resources for Transfer Buffs.

This session will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the CASE building. Additional sessions will be posted on the Transfer Student Community website.

First-years, transfers: Gain leadership skills as an EcoReps director

We are hiring student EcoReps directors! EcoReps is a program for students who would like to blend their interests in sustainability with a desire to develop some valuable leadership skills—all while living in a residence hall community.

As a director, get involved with promoting and creating new sustainability initiatives in the residence halls, create bulletin boards and newsletters, facilitate events for the 10,000-plus residential population and more.

Director applications open Nov. 28 and close Jan. 20. Learn more.

Faculty, staff tickets for CU Buffs football finale available for $10

There is only one more chance to see Ralphie run at spectacular Folsom Field this season, as the Colorado Buffaloes close out their 2022 campaign by taking on the rival Utah Utes as part of senior day on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m.

To give thanks for another season of incredible support, CU Boulder Athletics is offering a special ticket promotion exclusively to CU Boulder faculty and staff of just $10 per ticket, a savings of $35 per seat. Access the offer and reserve your seats for the final football contest of 2022. 

For more information on tickets to all CU Buffs events, visit CU Buffs.