Buff Bulletin Board

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

 

Free COVID-19 testing available in Boulder through Oct. 2

In response to the increase in new COVID-19 cases in Boulder, Boulder County Public Health opened two free testing sites this week, available for anyone in Boulder County who would like to be tested.

  • The 1205 Pleasant St. site is walk-up, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 7 days a week through Sept. 30. 
  • The 2445 Stazio Dr. site is drive-thru, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 7 days a week through Oct. 2, but can be extended depending on case positivity rates.

Residents do not have to have symptoms to be tested.

Anyone attending the testing site must:

  • Have a form of identification (driver’s license, student ID).
  • Wear a mask at all times.

Results

  • Results are expected within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Residents who test positive for COVID-19 will be contacted by Boulder County Public Health epidemiology staff.
  • Residents who test negative will be contacted by the Colorado Department of Public Health lab staff. There will also be a hotline available for individuals to call to check results.

CU Children’s Center open and accepting new applications

The CU Children’s Center is open and accepting new applications for all classrooms, accommodating children who are 1 to 5 years old. The center is actively enrolling children for the 2020 school year and has immediate space available in the toddler and preschool classrooms. The center offers part-time and full-time scheduling options to meet a variety of family needs. Contact cuchildcare@colorado.edu for more information.

Enrollment Services updated in-person office hours

Starting Monday, Sept. 14, the offices of the bursar, financial aid and the registrar will offer updated in-person office hours Mondays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Customer service representatives and student support professionals continue to be available online or by phone Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MDT).

Are you aged 18-35 and healthy? Join research study on sleep, performance, gut health

This study is about how sleep loss affects your ability to think and changes the helpful bacteria living in your gut. We are also testing how a prebiotic diet alters how you and the bacteria living in your gut respond to sleep loss and being awake at night. This research will help us to create treatments and strategies for people working long hours under stressful conditions at night (e.g., emergency workers and military personnel).

We are looking for healthy men and women, aged 18-35, to participate in two laboratory visits of approximately 3.7 days each at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory.

Participants will be compensated up to $2,451.

For study details, email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the Navy study.

For parents: Free virtual after-school physics program

CU Boulder, Florida State University and University of Pennsylvania invite all middle and high school students (grades 7–12) to attend a free, weeklong after-school program via Zoom. As part of the program, students will play an educational video game called Physics Playground. Students who complete the five-day program will receive a certificate of completion and the chance to win various prizes throughout the week. 

Upcoming camps start on Sept. 21 and Sept. 28, and more dates will be added on demand.

If you have any questions, email Ginny Smith at gls04c@my.fsu.edu. Get more information on Physics Playground and the research behind it, or sign up now.

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Feeling down, hopeless or stuck in a cycle of unproductive worry? Concerned about relationship problems?

Low-cost 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. Openings for new clients are available now! Email or call now to start the intake process.

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

How is your herd’s mental health? Take the survey

We want to understand your experience as a first-year student at CU during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the First Year Experience initiative.

You can complete an online survey sharing your own experiences, thoughts and feelings. We want to understand your experience as a first-year student at CU during the COVID-19 pandemic. Complete an online survey sharing your own experiences, thoughts and feelings.

This research is being conducted by researchers in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#18-0483). You will have the opportunity to win one of ten $100 Amazon gift cards. Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available. To qualify, you must be a first-year student at CU, between the ages of 18-25 and fluent in English.

Please contact gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “EMERGE 2020 COVID-19 Study” and we will send you a survey link to complete at your convenience.

Participants needed: Paid study on anxiety, inflammation, stress

If you experience anxiety, we need you! 

The CUChange lab in the Institute for Cognitive Science and Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for participants for a paid study on anxiety (OASIS). 

We are looking for participants for a research study on the use of cannabis in people who experience anxiety (IRB #16-0767). You can make up to $335 for only three appointments! Must be 21 years or older (open to the public).

Contact us or fill in the online, confidential screening form, and we will get back to you about eligibility ASAP. 

Participants needed: Paid study on low-back pain, cannabis

The CUChange lab in the Institute for Cognitive Science and Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for participants for a paid study on low-back pain (PRISM). 

We are looking for participants for a study on people with low-back pain who are interested in using edibles (IRB #17-0268). You can make up to $220 for only two appointments! Must be 21 years or older. Open to the public.

Contact us or fill in the online, confidential survey, and we will get back to you.

The Writing Center is open for remote sessions

The CU Boulder Writing Center offers writers from all academic disciplines and skill levels the opportunity to work one-on-one with professionally trained writing consultants. We are operating remotely for fall 2020 and writers can opt for a synchronous session via Zoom or an asynchronous session where you receive written feedback about your document. 

We help writers at all stages of the writing process from brainstorming through revision. Writing Center sessions strive to address writers' stated needs while attending to relevant disciplinary, rhetorical, grammatical and stylistic concerns. Consultants provide feedback and advice that promote writers' abilities to communicate successfully and think critically in response to complex, evolving expectations of readers in academia, the workplace and society.

  • Save time by learning more effective writing techniques.
  • Eliminate writer’s block and procrastination.
  • Improve your argumentative impact, organization and clarity.
  • Strengthen your revision and self-editing skills.
  • Learn proper citation to avoid unintentional plagiarism.

Goldwater information sessions

Students interested in a career in math, natural sciences or engineering are invited to apply for the Goldwater Scholarship, which pays up to $7,500 toward undergraduate tuition and other educational expenses. Students must be current sophomores or juniors and may be eligible if they have an excellent academic record and demonstrated research experience. 

For more information and advice on the application process, attend either information meeting:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 3:55 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 4:10 p.m.

Use the same Zoom link for both sessions.

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Feeling down, hopeless or stuck in a cycle of unproductive worry? Concerned about relationship problems?

Low-cost 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. Openings for new clients will be available between mid-September and mid-October. Call now to start the intake process and get on the wait list!

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

Printing available at the Ink Spot in the UMC

Ink Spot in the UMC is open to serve your printing needs. The Ink Spot offers a variety of print services including copies, binding, large format printing, foam core and more. 

Please bring print-ready PDFs to the Ink Spot. If you are having trouble creating a print-ready PDF, please email eprint@colorado.edu to schedule some time with their staff.

The Ink Spot looks forward to serving your printing needs. Questions? Contact the Ink Spot at 303-492-7878. 

Orders may be submitted at the Ink Spot or online through colorado.edu/imagingservices or eprint@colorado.edu.