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Be involved, be heard … Join the UMC Board!

Hello world

Join the UMC Board and be part of the decisions that help the UMC fulfill its mission. The UMC Board is the governing board for CU's student union and currently has openings for student members. You must be able to make the board meetings on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning CU students. Learn more and apply today! Deadline: September 18.

For parents: Cognitive Development Center offers fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children age birth to 13 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self-control, language, and cognitive strategies. A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel, and kids receive a fun prize.

To sign up, please:

  • Visit the Cognitive Development website: https://www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/help-us-explore-cognitive-development, or
  • Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth, and parent contact information (address/phone number/email address), or
  • Call us at (303) 492-6389

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter/) and our website. (www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/).

New name and email for EA Global Experiences

CU Education Abroad (EA) is pleased to announce that the Global Experience registration has become the International Travel Registration. We look forward to giving travelers access to the newly streamlined, user-friendly online registration and revamped webpage that we hope provide clarity on the process and to whom it applies.

All international travel involving students that is CU Boulder-sponsored, CU Boulder-affiliated, related to a CU Boulder activity/program, or accompanied by CU faculty/staff, must be registered with CU Boulder Education Abroad, as outlined in the CU Boulder Policy on Student International Travel and Programs: https://www.colorado.edu/oie/cu-boulder-policy-student-international-travel-and-programs

Please send all inquiries and travel notifications to Education Abroad.

New email address: registertravel@colorado.edu

Registration requirements, benefits, travel restrictions, resources, and FAQs: https://abroad.colorado.edu/?go=registertravel

Paid study on understanding the emotions of others

Are you interested in your moods and brain? Participate in a paid neuroimaging study on the CU Boulder campus in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB# 17-0358) to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others.

Earn between $20-$25 per hour to participate in studies, which involve answering questions about your thoughts and feelings, watching brief videos, playing computer games and having an MRI brain scan taken. The study includes up to three separate visits (2-3 hours each), with an option for additional paid follow-ups.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old and either have:

  1. A diagnosis of bipolar disorder,
  2. A history of depression, or
  3. No history of mental health conditions.

Please fill out the following brief survey to apply—https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Pf9VOvzceCRTdH.

If you have questions, please contact us at gruberpeplab@colorado.edu or 303-735-7547.

UMC food service reopening

Starbucks in the UMC will open on Monday, Aug. 19. The Alferd Packer Grill opens Aug. 20., and the UMC Market will open on Aug. 26. Opening dates for Jamba Juice, Panda Express and Subway will be announced soon.

Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate open to all disciplines

The Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate program is open to current graduate students in all disciplines. The certificate's interdisciplinary curriculum prepares students to create, utilize, and evaluate digital methods and tools for research, teaching and public engagement. Learn more.

The core course, DHUM 5000: Introduction to Digital Humanities: Movements, Methods and Tools is running this fall and still has a few seats left.

Paid study for men and women with chronic kidney disease

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab at the CU Boulder campus is seeking volunteers to participate in a clinical research study. We are looking for women and men with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease, ages 30-80, who are willing to consume 1 dose (~1/3rd of a cup) of beetroot juice every day for ~3 months. Benefits for volunteers include: cardiovascular health assessment, VO2max test, body composition, blood chemistry tests, and compensation for time.

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

Live peacefully in Niwot

Looking for a male or female working professional to rent a newly remodeled, fully furnished lower level with a bedroom (new king bed and TV), second room (office/dining), extra bedroom, and new full bath.

  • Tennant will share gourmet kitchen and laundry facility.
  • Maid service once per week.
  • Five minute walk to Park & Ride.
  • Cost: $1500 per month, includes all of the above, TV, utilities and wifi.
  • Interested applicants must be interviewed and submit letters of recommendation.

Paid: Young adults needed for wearable study on sleep, rhythms

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Interested in your sleep and circadian rhythms? Participate in a paid study on how your environment affects your 24-hour rhythm and sleep, here on campus in the CU Department of Integrative Physiology, and receive your personal sleep and rhythms report!

Earn up to $150 to participate in our study that will allow you to track your sleep, light and feeding/fasting cycles using app and sensor technologies for two weeks. The study includes three separate visits (the first two visits about 1 hour, and the last visit up to 10.5 hours). 

Please fill out a brief survey to see if you qualify.

If you have questions, please contact caselab@colorado.edu.

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

Hello world

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how sleep loss affects your ability to think and how it 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.

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are a healthy male or female
  • Aged 18-35

Study visits include:

  • Consent appointment at the Sleep Laboratory
  • Medical screening appointment at Boulder’s CTRC
  • An actiwatch appointment at the Sleep Laboratory
  • 2 application appointments of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors
  • 2 out-patient food pickups in Aurora, CO
  • 2 laboratory visits spanning 3.7 days each, with 17 days in-between visits at the University of Colorado-Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory

Main procedures involved:

  • Consumption of prebiotic and placebo supplement
  • Sleep loss • Blood draws • Computer testing
  • Biological specimen sampling

Compensation is up to $2,451. For study details, questions, or concerns, email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the Navy study.

Interrupting Racism and Colorism workshop on Aug. 13

Join the Center for Inclusion and Social Change to have a discussion about racism and colorism and how we can work to interrupt them. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Center for Community, room N215.

Faculty and staff: Please register through Skillsoft if you plan to attend. Students may attend with no RSVP.

Shakespeare camp for kids ages 9-18 starts Monday; CU Faculty/Staff save $50

Two actors perform on stage

Sign up your young Shakespearean to study Shakespeare with Colorado Shakespeare Festival professionals. Working in small groups, students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play on the outdoor Mary Rippon Stage.

Camp Shakespeare is a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment. Students participate in master classes with special guests from the CSF company, including learning the safe way to fight onstage with a stage combat professional.

Tuition includes one ticket to attend CSF's production of "Twelfth Night" on July 21 at 7 p.m.

Scholarships are still available. Visit https://cupresents.org/scholarships-colorado-shakespeare-festival/ to find out more.

Camp Shakespeare (ages 9–18), Session 2

  • July 22 to Aug. 9, from 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

  • Final performance: 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9

  • Cost: $925 (CU Faculty and Staff: save $50 with coupon code BUFFCAMP19)

Master bedroom available in Longmont

Master bedroom plus private bath available in four-bedroom home, starting September 1. Rent is $750. Utilities are ~$70. Other tenants are a married couple (no kids); one PhD candidate and one lab manager. We have five pets (three dogs, two cats). Our home is close to transportation and grocery/shopping. Looking for a graduate student or working professional. We are up early and need someone who can respect quiet hours. Email us for photos, and please include some details about yourself.