Buff Bulletin Board

The Buff Bulletin Board, a listing of campus announcements, is a service of Campus Communications.


Material science program launches undergraduate minor

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The Materials Science and Engineering Program at CU Boulder is announcing an undergraduate minor for students interested in the materials science field, a growing interdisciplinary field at the interface of chemistry, engineering, and physics.

The 18-credit minor is designed for students in natural sciences and engineering majors and will complement many undergraduate degrees in which materials already play an important role.

Deadline extended for Venture Partners research-to-market program

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The Research-to-Market (R2M) Customer Discovery Program is a four-week program that teaches science and engineering inventors and teams the process of customer discovery and how to find a market for their technology by getting out of the lab. 

Derived from the National Science Foundation's I-Corps program, R2M leverages the nationally recognized Lean LaunchPad and Business Model Canvas methodologies specifically designed for university researchers commercializing their inventions––a great fit for graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff researchers and inventors.

Extended application deadline: May 12

Get support managing end-of-year conflict

Conflict happens, and it's important to remember that it's normal. Contact the Conflict Resolution program to get support as you face any challenge with others during the stress of finals and moving out. Free services include guidance and skill-building to navigate conflicts, facilitated conversations with others and strategies to prevent future conflicts.

University Libraries to pause Prospector borrowing services

The University Libraries will pause the CU Boulder community’s ability to borrow materials through the Prospector service on May 19. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to plan ahead and place needed holds in Prospector by May 18. The libraries will also pause lending materials to other libraries through Prospector starting May 12.

The service is expected to resume in spring 2024.

Low-cost therapy available

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

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.

Survey on sleep patterns, sleep-related practices in childhood

QR code for survey on sleep patterns and sleep-related practices in childhood

We are looking for parents of children aged 1.0 to 13.9 years to complete a short survey on children's sleep patterns and sleep-related practices. The survey asks about the child’s demographics, developmental history, sleep patterns, medication consumption and electronic media use. It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. 

Take the survey. You can also access the survey by scanning the QR code.

Special map available for commencement week

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CU Boulder's digital campus map now includes a special layer with information to help graduating students and guests find their way around campus, not only for the commencement ceremony but also for the many recognition ceremonies May 11–13.

The special map layer includes details about everything from parking and good spots for photo ops to wheelchair assistance locations, public transportation options, pedestrian pathways and more. 

Help spread the word! Share this tool with graduating students, family members and other visitors to help everyone navigate campus during the busy commencement season. For the map, plus full commencement details, visit the commencement site

Concerned about a student? Here’s how you can help

Anyone can refer a student to Student Support & Case Management (SSCM). SSCM can connect students with resources and help them work through challenging life situations that may be impacting their education, such as:

  • Mental health concerns
  • Family emergencies
  • Hospitalization
  • Food or housing insecurity

Visit the SSCM website to learn how to recognize and respond to a student in distress, and how to refer them to a case manager.

Meet thousands of students—Table at the Be Involved Fair Aug. 30

Campus departments and programs are invited to sign up for a table at the Be Involved Fair, a signature Fall Welcome event. Meet thousands of students who are looking for a way to be involved in the coming academic year.

Sign-ups are open through Aug. 13. The fair will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 30 on Farrand Field.

Student orgs: Table at the Be Involved Fair Aug. 30

Recognized student organizations, recognized social Greek organizations and governing bodies are invited to sign up for a table at the Be Involved Fair, a signature Fall Welcome event. Meet thousands of students who are looking for a way to be involved in the coming academic year.

Apply for a table by Aug. 13. The fair will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 30 on Farrand Field.

Moving out? Make sure to properly dispose of items or face a fine

If you are moving out of your off-campus residence for the summer, make sure to properly dispose of any items you are getting rid of. Large items will not be picked up with regular trash, and abandoning those items can result in up to $1,000 in fines.

Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations has resources on how to recycle or donate items such as electronics, mattresses, clothing, small appliances and other hard to dispose of materials.

Apply for a Latinx in Colorado internship opportunity

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The Latin American Studies Center is excited to announce our Latinx in Colorado paid internships program for students. Students are invited to apply for these internships for summer and/or fall 2023 to work on Latinx academic and community projects.

Deadline to apply is May 1. Find detailed information on the internships as well as application instructions.