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Tuition classification: Spring 2021 residency petitions due Dec. 18

Students planning to prove Colorado residency and pay in-state tuition for the spring 2021 term must complete and submit a residency petition. The final deadline to submit a petition is 5 p.m. on Dec 18.

The Adult Residency Petition (non-emancipation) is available online. Graduate students who qualify for in-state tuition rates under the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) should not make changes to their domicile and should not petition for in-state tuition.

Send individual questions to tuitclass@colorado.edu.

Eldora-bound bus riders: Plan ahead this winter season

For close to 40 years, skiers, riders and employees of Eldora Mountain Resort have been able to jump onto RTD’s Route NB at Downtown Boulder Station and travel up Highway 119 to reach their beloved local mountain.

As has been the case across the RTD system, COVID-19 has introduced changes to Route NB, restricting vehicle capacity from 55 pre-pandemic to no more than 20 people, to maintain social distancing onboard. Monday through Saturday, the agency is now providing what had been a Saturday level of service before COVID-19. The Sunday schedule remains the same. The first trip departs Boulder at 6:10 a.m. each day.

Travelers who ride the NB to Eldora should anticipate an afternoon rush on the 3:13 p.m., 4:13 p.m. and 5:13 p.m. eastbound trips leaving the resort—the last of the day. Arranging for a different way home, such as a rideshare, is recommended.

Visit the RTD website to read the full article.

Textbook rental check-in and sellback

The fall 2020 textbook rental check-in deadline is Dec. 18, 2020. Rental books may be returned via UPS with a prepaid shipping label or in person during store hours. Please check your colorado.edu email for more information and access your free shipping label at cubookstore.com/rental. 

Do not leave textbooks and course materials in your residence hall. You are welcome to check-in rental books at any time prior to the due date if you are done using them. 

If you plan to ship your books back and would like to print a shipping label or pick up a box to send them in, please visit the CU Book Store textbook department during store hours

The CU Book Store is offering textbook sellback at the store for any physical textbooks you purchased. Learn more.

Please reach out to the CU Book Store with questions assist@cubookstore.com

Paid online research opportunity for Chinese-English bilingual children

Seeking bilingual 5-year-old children who speak Cantonese and English for a study about emotion language.

  • Children will play online picture games and listen to stories on a computer. 
  • The whole study will take two hours and is broken up into two days (one hour/day).
  • We will schedule the games at a time that is convenient for you!

Parents will get a $40 gift card, and your child will get a book when you finish.

To participate, please contact Shirley Huang via email at shirley.huang-1@colorado.edu or WeChat at Shirley_Huang_1.

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.

Bright 3 bedroom 2 bathroom townhouse in North Boulder; available Nov. 1

View of townhouse

Two upstairs bedrooms, with an additional downstairs bedroom with an en suite private bathroom and personal closet. The rest of the home is bright with wood flooring on the main level and includes a great private backyard/patio, washer and dryer in the home, and a garage. Right on the bike path with lots of shops/restaurants nearby. The community also includes a pool and tennis court.

  • 1,600 square feet
  • $2,200 per month
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Additional photos available on Craigslist posting or by emailing me (Kamiar) at kamiar.coffey@colorado.edu

I have just moved out of the townhouse after living there for two years. The property is managed by a professional management company, Smiley and Associates, but I am helping the search for a new tenant, so feel free to send me an email if you'd like to check it out!
 

Election questions? Security concerns? Join a Boulder County Elections webinar at noon Oct. 20

Attend this online live presentation to learn about the upcoming election, ballot processing basics, voter statistics, election security and more. The Elections Division will also cover what it is doing to keep voters, election judges and staff as safe as possible during this pandemic.

RSVP required by Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. Login instructions will be sent about an hour prior. Can’t make it, but have questions? Check out the Elections YouTube Channel or see its Election Security Community Briefing. Also, note the presentation will be posted on YouTube later in the week.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition registration open

CU Boulder doctoral candidates who have been admitted to candidacy before November 2020 are invited to register for the Graduate School’s annual 3MT competition. 

Registrants have the opportunity throughout the fall semester to participate in a series of workshops, public speaking seminars and practice sessions to hone their three-minute pitches. A semi-final virtual competition will determine the 10 finalists to advance to the final virtual competition in early February 2021. Prize money in research dollars ($1,500 total) will be awarded to the winner, runner-up and the people’s choice winner. Register by Thursday, Oct. 26.

Where do you go for printing or bulk mail?

Did you know the Ink Spot provides:

  • Bindery, fulfillment and standard and bulk mailing: Your only campus source for nonprofit mailings!
  • Variable data printing: With our digital press capabilities, we can create variable data print projects that allow you to individualize each printed sheet or mail custom personalized letters, postcards, packets and more. 

Ink Spot Copy Center (2-7878) is located on the first floor of the UMC.

Study on team dynamics: Earn $300 for 3–4 hours of work over a 10-week period

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Enrolling work groups for study on team performance

CU Boulder is working with the University of California Irvine and the University of Notre Dame to understand what leads to effective, high-performing teams in the modern, digital age. 

Eligibility criteria

  • You are a member of a team or work group with size between 2 and 5 people (by team, we refer to a group of work colleagues with whom you closely interact on a specific project, or set of projects). Can be a work group at CU but is not required.
  • For teams or work groups with size of at least 3, the majority of your team (at least 3 members) must enroll.
  • You spend at least 10 hours/week with your team.
  • You have an iPhone running at least iOS 13 or an Android phone running at least v7.1.2.

What does participation entail?

  • No in-person visits, everything is done remotely.
  • Wear a fitness tracker (provided by us) as you go about your daily life that will measure your stress-related physiological responses.
  • Place one small Bluetooth beacon near your work space and run a background app on your phone, which will be used to track whether or not you are at your workspace (it will not track your exact position). Both the wearable and the beacon will be mailed to you.
  • Install a survey app and complete a 2–3 minute survey on the app each workday (Monday through Friday) for a 10-week period.
  • Complete a 20–30 minute survey at the beginning and at the end of the study.
  • Participate in a 15–30 minute interview during the study (conducted remotely) that will help us understand team success factors.

Earn $300 in total by completing the study (per person in the work group). Express your interest by completing this survey.
 

 

Participants wanted for video game study

Physics Playground

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is looking for participants for a study of an educational video game called Physics Playground.

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

  • Are 18–22 years old
  • Are fluent in English
  • Have access to the internet, a computer, a webcam and the Firefox browser

In this study you would first answer some questions about your pre-existing knowledge, then you would play the game Physics Playground for about an hour. After you are done playing the game, you would answer some more questions. 

In return for your participation, you would receive a $15 Amazon Gift Card

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at physicsplaygroundschoolstudy@gmail.com to schedule a time.
 

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

Hello world

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.

Participate in neuroimaging study: Earn $15 per hour

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The SHINE Lab is seeking participants for a study of brain activity during game play.

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

  • Are able to visit our lab at CU Boulder
  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Have no history of seizures
  • Are proficient with computers

What does my participation entail? The study requires one visit (2-3 hours) to the lab on East Campus (1777 Exposition Drive, Boulder, CO 80309).

You will play several games with others for money and complete a series of questionnaires. You will be paid $15/hour for participating and will have the opportunity to earn bonus money for your decisions. While playing the games, you will also wear a non-invasive brain measurement device called functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). fNIRS uses light to monitor blood flow in the brain. 

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 six people will be in the facility at a time (<50% occupancy).

How will I get paid? You will be paid in cash. 

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