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Seeking subjects for study investigating improvements in manual dexterity

The Neurophysiology of Human Movement Lab is looking for healthy adults ages 60–89 years to participate in a research study investigating the effects of manual dexterity training on the health of the neuromuscular system. 

The study involves nine separate visits to our lab (one visit: 30 minutes, two visits: 2 hours each, six visits: 1 hour each) over three weeks total on the CU Boulder Main Campus, for which subjects will be paid $120.  

If interested, please call 402-310-7298 or email taylor.tvrdy@colorado.edu and reference the manual dexterity study.

Grad students: Join the Academic Job Search Seminar Series

This four-week virtual seminar series is aimed at third- or fourth-year graduate students who are planning to be on the academic job market this application cycle or next, or early-career graduate students who want an understanding of what comprises the academic job dossier.

Grad students are encouraged to attend all four sessions of the Academic Job Search Seminar Series, as each week builds upon the last, but each week’s educational content portion may be attended as a standalone workshop.

  • June 1 (Week 1): The Academic Job Market Overview and Strategy
  • June 8 (Week 2): CVs – Writing the Basic Eight Sections and Beyond
  • June 15 (Week 3): The Job Letter and the Diversity Statement
  • June 22 (Week 4): Research and Teaching Statements and the Academic Interview

Take advantage of weekend hours at Norlin

You now have an extra day on weekends to pop by and pick up that book you reserved, nestle into your favorite corner nook—you can even grab one of your favorite caffeinated drinks from the Laughing Goat for extra fuel! 

Norlin weekend hours

Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Exceptions: Closed May 7–8, May 28–30

Join the Taking Care of Your Mental Health workshop May 11

Join a virtual workshop on May 11 from 3 to 4 p.m. to learn about mental health impacts in college students, and resources and strategies for taking care of your mental health.

This presentation is open to all students, not only those registered with Disability Services.

Risk management and volunteer programs: Volunteer Management Training series

Join this virtual training on May 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Volunteer Management Training series is designed to provide individuals and organizations with resources and skills necessary to effectively manage, develop and retain volunteers. Participants will leave each module with key takeaways to implement in their own organizations and volunteer programs. The series is open to CU Boulder students, staff and faculty as well as nonprofit organizations.

Risk management policies, procedures and practices must be integrated into every aspect of an organization. Although much of the policy development falls on the board and administrators of an organization, the overall effectiveness is only as good as the staff and volunteers who carry it out. Through this module, participants will be able to explain risk management and its importance, identify and evaluate potential volunteer risks, and discuss preventative strategies and techniques to address and diminish risk.

Proposal period open for Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology conference

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The COLTT 2022 call for proposals is now open, and we want to hear from you!

Please consider contributing to a successful COLTT 2022 conference (Aug. 3–4 on the CU Boulder campus) by sharing your knowledge, experiences and expertise with others. We know the end of the semester is near, but we really want to hear from you! Submit your ideas now and then you can relax.

This year's COLTT keynote speaker, Dr. Michelle Miller, has researched and written extensively about cognition, motivation and technology-enhanced learning, and now it's your turn to contribute to the conversation.
Submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, May 13. To stimulate your creative flow, here’s a list of past topics, but don’t feel limited by these categories. The sky’s the limit!

  • Inclusive pedagogy
  • Course design and delivery
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Elevation of instructional design
  • Open educational resources (OER)
  • Analytics for student success
  • Accessibility and universal design for learning

Summer hours for Boulder campus to begin May 9

Summer hours for the Boulder campus will be 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., effective Monday, May 9, through Saturday, Aug. 13. On Sunday, Aug. 14, the Boulder campus will return to its regular operating hours of 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

These hours apply to employees working on campus. Offices that are student-, employee- or customer-facing should attempt to maintain a consistent schedule allowing for in-person services to be provided to those constituents, particularly during periods or hours of high demand.

Become an undergraduate research fellow at the Crown Institute

The Renée Crown Wellness Institute is launching a new three-year undergraduate research fellowship in partnership with the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience for students who are passionate about mental health and building a world in which every young person thrives and who are interested in joining a community of students and faculty who share this passion.

Undergraduate students starting their second year in fall 2022 with the intention to major in psychology and neuroscience are eligible to apply.

Do you identify as Asian and Latinx? Seeking participants for study on language, identity

Do you identify as Asian and Latinx? Were you born, partly raised, have resided in and/or have family heritage from Latin America? Do you speak or understand Spanish? Are you 18 and over?

If you answered yes to the questions above, consider participating in my study. My name is Tracy Quan and I am an assistant professor of Spanish linguistics at CU Boulder. I research the linguistic and cultural identities and practices of multifaceted populations. I am conducting a research study on the experiences of individuals who identify as Asian and Latinx.

Your participation will entail:

  • An online Qualtrics survey (approximately 15 mins long)
  • An online or in-person interview (approximately one hour long)

Low-cost therapy for students, faculty, staff, community members

Struggling with anxiety or depression? Feeling down, hopeless or stuck in a cycle of unproductive worry? Low-cost teletherapy and in-person therapy are available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic for individuals residing in Colorado.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other difficulties! Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty, or family members of full-time staff or faculty. Openings for new clients are available now. Email or call now to start the intake process.

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

Closing May 16: Nomination period for Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards

Recognize the achievements of CU alumni, faculty, staff and students by submitting a candidate for one of CU’s longest-standing traditions: the Alumni Awards. Hurry—nominations for these prestigious awards close Monday, May 16.