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Volunteer, nominate for open educational resources committee by April 9

Want to help find ways to reduce the financial burden of course materials and textbooks on students and transition the university toward more affordable course materials?

The Open Educational Resources Advisory Committee will examine national trends centered in the use of open educational resources (OER) and make recommendations to the provost regarding their best use at CU Boulder, serving as a catalyst to promote educational innovation at CU Boulder.

Faculty, staff or students can volunteer to serve on the committee, or can nominate others, by submitting names to oercommittee@colorado.edu. Nominations will be accepted through April 9.

Doctoral students: Apply for community-based research fellowship

Are you a CU Boulder PhD student interested in learning and carrying out community-based research?

CU Engage is announcing details about the 2018–19 Community-Based Research (CBR) Graduate Fellowship. The online application will open on March 28 and close at 5 p.m. Monday, April 23. Apply here.

Doctoral students who will be in their second to sixth years during the 2018–19 academic year are eligible to apply.

Call for Chancellor’s Committee on Women Advocacy Awards, due April 3

Do you know someone at CU Boulder who is an advocate for women? Or a department that continually works to improve the campus climate? 

Nominations of students, faculty, staff, departments or units are currently being accepted for the Chancellor’s Committee for Women (CCW) Advocacy Awards. The awards recognize the efforts of those who tirelessly work toward building and advocating for a more inclusive, gender-equitable climate at CU Boulder. 

Submit nominations by Tuesday, April 3.

Call for CCORE Diversity Service Recognition Awards, due April 3

The CCORE Diversity Service Recognition Awards recognize CU Boulder students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of inclusive excellence by implementing diversity-related activities in teaching and learning, higher education program management and leadership development. This award is to recognize any individual, group or department that has supported, recognized and advocated for efforts that promote diversity, multiculturalism and social justice within the campus community. 

Recipients will be chosen by a selection panel composed of members of CCORE and will be recognized at the Equity and Excellence Celebration. Submit nominations by Tuesday, April 3.

Earn $750: Participate in research study on digital sensing, job performance

Researchers at the CU Boulder Institute of Cognitive Science are looking for interested people to participate in Project Tesserae, a groundbreaking new study that will explore how recent advances in digital sensing can help us better understand workplace performance in the modern, digital age.   

Who can participate?

In order to participate, you must work full-time in a cognitively demanding job (programmer, engineer, marketing, management) or work with individuals in such roles. Note we are looking for participants who have more structured workplace environments, so we are not seeking faculty, students and postdoctoral researchers. 

What do I need to do?

The study will run for approximately one year (March 2019), during which you will be:

  • Wearing a health sensor on your wrist (Garmin vivoSmart).
  • Running a lightweight app on your smartphone.
  • Taking a set of surveys at the start, end and during the study.
  • Placing and carrying a few Bluetooth beacons.
  • Providing a view into your social media.

What are the benefits to participating?

  • You will be paid $750 for your participation and will get to keep the wearable (Garmin).
  • You will receive a personalized report at the end of the study summarizing observations related to you in an easy-to-understand form to help you understand factors that affect your stress and workplace performance.    

How will you protect my data?

Participation in the study is strictly optional. The study will not share whether or not you are participating nor any of your data associated with the study with your employer. Our researchers have long, established track records of running large-scale studies similar to Project Tesserae with special emphases on data security and protecting individual privacy.  

I’m interested. What next?

Please fill out the form to express your interest in potentially participating and to receive further details.  

How do I find out more?

This study is in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame, University of California-Irvine, Georgia Tech, Dartmouth, Carnegie Mellon, Ohio State University, the University of Texas and the University of Washington. See our website for more details. 

We hope you will consider participating in Project Tesserae!

Earth Sciences & Map Library photo contest deadline April 13

Photo of the Flatirons during fall

Students: Submit your best photos of earth features and natural landscapes!

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library is pleased to announce our fourth annual photo contest. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students, this photo contest is designed to highlight student photography depicting earth features and natural landscapes.

Photos will be judged on:

  • Artistic merit, composition and aesthetics
  • How well an earth feature, process or landscape is captured
  • The short, well-written description of the photograph that explains the earth feature or natural landscape being depicted (one to three sentences)

The contest is open to any CU Boulder student, and students can submit up to three photos. Submit by 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 13.

The winner of the contest will be announced on May 1. The winning photograph will be printed, framed and hung in the library. Runners-up will be temporarily displayed in the Earth Sciences & Map Library during the 2018-19 school year.

More information and submission instructions can be found here (log in with your IdentiKey).

Paid research for young adults with public-speaking anxiety

Do you fear public speaking? Feel highly anxious in social situations? Have no major health problems? Ages 18-25?

You may be eligible to participate in a paid study at CU Boulder.

Participation includes completing questionnaires, social tasks and a brief intervention for social and public-speaking anxiety. Participants will earn $32 for completing the two-part, four-hour study. 

To sign up for the study, please select experiment No. 1022 on the paid Sona website or email intervention-study@colorado.edu for more information. 

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 ages birth to 12 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 do one of the following:

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page and website

Volunteers needed for study on healthy aging

Volunteers are needed for a study at the Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory investigating the potential healthy-aging benefits of a novel exercise intervention on blood pressure and cardiovascular health.

We are recruiting individuals ages 50–79 who have blood pressure over 120/80 mmHg. Participants are provided with valuable health results and monetary compensation.

Get free student tickets at the movie theater

Students can see a free movie showing of either Black Panther or Love, Simon at the Century Boulder Theatre at the 29th Street Mall. Black Panther will begin at 9:20 p.m., and Love, Simon will begin at 10:20 p.m. 

Students should bring their Buff OneCard and arrive at the theater 30 minutes before the show time to receive their free ticket.

Support CU men's lacrosse at home-opener this Friday

The No. 5-ranked Colorado Buffaloes men's lacrosse team will take on Arizona State (ranked No. 16) at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, for their home-opener at Kittredge North Field.

The Buffs are an impressive 5-1 so far this season, so it is sure to be an exciting one. Come out and support!

Student-participants wanted for reading study

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is looking for participants for a study of eye movements during reading. 

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

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are a CU Boulder student
  • Speak English
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments

The study contains two parts: 

  1. A visit to the lab will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time (lasting one hour and fifteen minutes) for a $20 Amazon gift card.
  2. A week later, we will email you a follow-up questionnaire to complete remotely online (lasting 30 minutes) for a $10 Amazon gift card.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Julie Gregg at eyetrackingandreading@gmail.com for more information.

Catch a ride to class with Lucky Lifts March 14–16

If you see a St. Patrick’s Day themed golf cart on campus, you might be able to catch a ride to class on a Lucky Lift!

Lucky Lifts is similar to Cash Cab, where students have the opportunity to answer trivia questions and win prizes while getting a ride around campus. Be on the lookout for Lucky Lifts Wednesday through Friday.