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Major update coming to CU’s Skillsoft training platform

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The University of Colorado will upgrade its Skillsoft training platform to Skillsoft Percipio in August. 

CU uses Skillsoft to manage its mandatory and custom training courses. The platform allows users to access a library of standardized courses, ebooks, audiobooks, and professional certification courses. Find out what the new version offers.

Fraternity and sorority recruitment and intake are now open!

Bid day

With nearly 30 fraternities, sororities and culturally based organizations on campus, there are many opportunities for you to find your place. This is your chance to make lifelong friendships, gain leadership skills, give back to your community and create some great memories.

Register to participate in recruitment or fill out an interest form to join a culturally based chapter. 'Sko Greek!

Volunteer for study on the effects of heat therapy on blood pressure, vascular function

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab at CU Boulder’s campus is seeking volunteers to participate in a clinical research study. We are looking for women and men, ages 40-plus, who are willing to participate in water immersion sessions approximately three times per week for 12 weeks, and have above normal blood pressure (a top number of 115 or higher; if you are unsure of your blood pressure, please still contact us for screening).

Benefits for volunteers include: cardiovascular health assessment, exercise stress test, body composition, blood chemistries and monetary compensation for time.

For more information, please email hottubstudy@colorado.edu or call 970-460-8970.

Cardiovascular research study volunteers needed

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab is looking for volunteers to study the potential health effects of a new type of breathing exercise (a time efficient exercise) delivered via a smartphone app on blood pressure and vascular function.

Requirements:

  • Aged 18+ years
  • Higher blood pressure (systolic BP 120–160 mmHg)
  • Own an Apple or Android smartphone
  • Willing to perform breathing exercises 5–10 minutes per day, six days a week, for six weeks

Benefits include:

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

If interested, email IMSTapp@colorado.edu or call 303-492-2485.

Paid research opportunity in the Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab

A biological hallmark of aging is “cellular senescence”, which is associated with cardiovascular dysfunction. Compounds called “senolytics” that decrease the number or amount of senescent cells may be effective for improving age-related cardiovascular dysfunction and possibly brain health. 

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab at CU Boulder is trying to determine whether intermittent oral supplementation with a natural compound with senolytic properties called fisetin (found in strawberries, onions and cucumbers and available as dietary supplement) will improve blood vessel function, reduce artery stiffness, and improve cognitive function (a measure of brain health) in adults ages 65-plus.

Benefits for volunteers include: cardiovascular health assessment, cognitive function tests, blood tests and compensation for time. 

For more information, please email fisetinstudy@colorado.edu, or call 303-735-6410. 

Cardiovascular research study volunteers needed

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab is looking for volunteers to study the potential health effects of a new type of breathing exercise (a time-efficient type of exercise) on blood pressure, vascular function and cognitive function.

Requirements:

  • Aged 50-plus years
  • Systolic blood pressure (top number) ≥ 115 mmHg
  • Willing to exercise up to 25 minutes per day, six days a week, for a three-month period

Benefits include:

  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Physician-monitored exercise stress test
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Bone mineral density test
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested, email IMSTstudy@colorado.edu or call 303-492-2485.

Volunteers needed for cardiovascular research study

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory is looking for volunteers to study the potential healthy aging effects of MitoQ, an antioxidant that is attracted to the mitochondria of cells, supplementation on physiological function.

Requirements:

  • Age 60+
  • Willing to undergo a three-month period taking MitoQ or placebo pills

Benefits include:

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

If interested: call 303-735-6410 or email mitoqstudy@colorado.edu.

Paid study on mood in young adults

Interested in your moods and brain? Join the paid Young Emerging Adult Research Study (YEARS) study at CU Boulder and CU Anschutz (IRB# 23-2067) to understand your emotions. Earn $25 per hour (up to approximately $400 total) for up to three study session phases (1–3 hours). Must be 18-25 years old.

Study includes some or all of the following parts:

  • Phase 1: Interview about your thoughts and feelings, cognitive questions, computer surveys. Can take place remotely (via Zoom) or in person at CU Boulder (your choice). Pays $25/hour for approximately 2-3 hours.
  • Phase 2b: Behavioral Lab Tasks: including, computer tasks, physiological monitoring (e.g., heart rate) questionnaires. Takes place in person at CU Boulder (your choice). Pays $25/hour for up to 3 hours.
  • Phase 2a: fMRI Scan: Option to view emotional images and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires. Phase 2b will take place in person at CU Boulder or possibly at CU Anschutz. Pays $25/hour for approximately 3 hours.
  • Phase 3: Follow-ups: Opportunities to participate in paid follow-up surveys four times a year for up to two years. Can take place remotely (via Zoom) or in person at CU Boulder (your choice). Pays $25/hour (1 hour each) with up to eight surveys spread over two years (8 hours total).
  • Opportunities to participate in additional studies may also be available.

Research study for breast cancer survivors struggling to take anti-hormonal meds

For many women, taking anti-hormonal medication every day can be challenging. CU Boulder is offering a research study for breast cancer survivors who are prescribed anti-hormonal medication that aims to help support them in taking it. 

The THRIVE Intervention Study evaluates a two-module online course that focuses on taking credit for your effort, tapping into your strengths, and engaging in positive activities even when it’s hard. Participants in the study can earn up to $80 for completing online questionnaires and offering feedback on the course.  

You may be eligible if you: 

  • Are a woman who is 21 years old or older 
  • Have been diagnosed with Stage 0–3 hormone receptor-positive breast cancer and finished your primary treatment 
  • Have been prescribed anti-hormonal medication within the last two years 
  • Have difficulty taking your anti-hormonal medication 

If you are interested in the above study, please email us at archlab@colorado.edu or call/text at 720-897-1850.

Campus building access July 4–5

Campus will be closed on Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5. Learn more about access to campus buildings on these days.

July 4

The CU Boulder campus will be closed for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4. Building access will only be available for affiliates with Buff OneCards who have been provisioned for 24/7 access to their respective facilities.

July 5 

On Friday, July 5, the CU Boulder campus will be closed, aligning with Gov. Jared Polis’s decision to observe the day as an additional state holiday in conjunction with Independence Day on Thursday, July 4. Please keep in mind that:

  • Buildings hosting final exams will require a Buff OneCard to gain access (with no additional provisions needed for this access). Building access times will be provisioned to unlock one hour before exam/class start times.
  • Buildings with scheduled events happening on that day will be open to accommodate attendance.
  • Most campus buildings will be closed and can only be accessed for affiliates with Buff OneCards who have been provisioned for 24/7 access to their respective facilities.

Visit the Campus Building Access page for more information.

New email security coming to campus accounts

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Later this summer, a new email security service will begin providing protection to all CU Boulder email accounts by using advanced detection models to protect against email attacks that exploit human behavior such as phishing, social engineering and account takeovers.

Regent Parking Garage to close July 5–Aug. 15

Beginning at midnight Friday, July 5, the Regent Parking Garage (Lot 436) will be closed for annual cleaning (power washing) and routine maintenance. It is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 6 a.m.

Campus visitors will not be able to park in the garage while the cleaning and maintenance is in progress. Visitors should locate another short-term, pay-to-park parking lot on the interactive campus map. Permit holders will be notified of alternate parking arrangements via email.

Volunteers needed: Study on preferred running speeds with assistive device

Participants are needed for a research study investigating how running with an assistive device affects energy expenditure and preferred running speeds. 

You may qualify if you:

  • Are between the ages of 18–55 
  • Can understand simple directions in English
  • Are a recreational runner
  • Have experience running overground and on a treadmill and can run at a pace of 10 minutes/mile for 30 minutes
  • Have no cardiovascular conditions or recent history (within one year) of surgery

Participation involves:

  • Up to three visits to the Neuromechanics Laboratory (ECSL 1B21) or Welker Laboratory (ECCE 1B28) in the Engineering Center located on the CU Boulder Main Campus
  • Fasting for two hours prior to the second and third visits
  • Walking and running on a self-pacing treadmill 

Compensation will be provided in the form of an Amazon gift card ($20–$30 depending on qualification/completion of study).

Questions? Contact Olivia Felton at olivia.felton@colorado.edu or 319-540-6486.