Buff Bulletin Board

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


Google storage reduction timeframe extended

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Over the past year we have been sharing information about Google’s elimination of unlimited free storage for the academic community and what it will mean for CU Boulder. Originally, Google planned to enact this new storage cap starting June 30, 2022; however, an extension was granted and so the reduction efforts will now happen in stages across the rest of the calendar year (until Dec. 31, 2022). 

Monthly emergency warning siren testing to begin May 2

After a one-month delay due to community impacts from Boulder county’s recent wildfires, the Boulder Office of Emergency Management will begin audible emergency warning siren testing on Monday, May 2, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. 

Tests are conducted on the first Monday of each month from April through August. Planned tests may be canceled during severe weather events.

Siren tests ensure all systems and procedures are working properly during peak flood season and are meant to be audible throughout Boulder County. 

CU Boulder community members may hear the siren tests from many locations on main campus. The audible sirens are designed to reach people who are outdoors, not indoors. 

The tests are also a good reminder to sign up for alerts for both on-campus and off-campus emergencies. Information on CU Boulder Alerts can be found here, including user sign-up, how to find information in an emergency and the Guardian mobile safety app. 

For off-campus incidents, all students, faculty and staff are highly encouraged to sign up for Everbridge to be notified of emergencies in the city of Boulder or Boulder County.

CUServes: Build community, get involved, volunteer!

CUServes is the new campus platform for volunteering. Discover community organizations and volunteer opportunities, plus track your hours, donations and other impacts you make.

Whether you are a student leader of an organization looking to find new members or an individual student looking to get more involved, make new friends or fulfill required community service, CUServes is the hub for getting started and staying engaged through service.

Learn more.

Funded UROP open opportunities for summer 2022, academic year 2022–23

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UROP invites CU Boulder undergraduates to join a team of students working with faculty on exciting research and creative projects—starting this summer!

With 30 projects in a wide range of fields, there are many possibilities to connect with meaningful experiences—and empowering teams.

Projects are supported by UROP funding and typically provide financial support to student participants. Space may be limited, so act quickly to secure your spot!

Explore open opportunities.

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.

Faculty and instructors: Applications due May 2 for Climate Across the Curriculum workshop

Faculty members and instructors of record in every academic discipline are encouraged to participate in the Climate Across the Curriculum two-day workshop, Aug. 8–9.

Successful applicants will receive a $1,000 grant from the Mission Zero Fund at CU Boulder after completing the workshop and sharing your plans for how you intend to integrate climate information into at least one of your upcoming courses in the 2022–23 academic year. Applications are due by May 2.

For questions, contact: Phaedra C. Pezzullo, phaedra.pezzullo@colorado.edu, associate professor, CMCI.

Fire restrictions in place for unincorporated Boulder County

On April 21, the Boulder County sheriff, Joe Pelle, enacted level 1 fire restrictions for the unincorporated areas of Boulder County. These are the the rural, mountainous and plains communities that are not a part of any incorporated municipality that CU Boulder community members may live in or visit. 

In these unincorporated areas, the restrictions prohibit:

  • Open fire, campfire or stove fire (including charcoal barbecues and grills) on public land.
  • The sale, use and possession of fireworks, including permissible fireworks.
  • Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
  • And more.

De-stress at the Springfest Carnival April 22–23

Join Health and Wellness Services for carnival rides, games, food and music during Springfest! Open to all current Buff OneCard holders.

Activities, games and rides include:

  • Ballistic swing
  • Reckless Amusement ride
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Quad bungee trampoline
  • The Wizzer
  • Laser tag arena
  • Dual-lane slide
  • Carnival games/tent 
  • Cotton candy and popcorn