Buff Bulletin Board

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


Have a university-owned Mac?

Illustration of laptop with antivirus protection

Microsoft recently announced they are ending support for System Center Endpoint Protection and, as a result, OIT is transitioning to ESET Endpoint Antivirus for all university-owned Mac systems. 

If you’re not a Dedicated Desktop Support (DDS) customer, you will need to update your antivirus software from System Center Endpoint Protection to ESET Endpoint Antivirus. Get details.

Workshop for undergrad women interested in earth systems, environmental science careers

Are you an undergraduate woman interested in a career in the earth systems and environmental sciences? The earth systems and environmental sciences include topics such as the earth, its atmosphere and oceans, energy, air quality, climate, water and natural resource management, and natural disaster forecasting.

If yes, then we would like to invite you to participate in a one-day professional development workshop at Colorado State University; meals and transportation provided. The workshop is part of a study to identify ways to support women’s interest in earth systems and environmental science careers through the National Science Foundation funded PROGRESS (PROmoting Geoscience Research Education and SuccesS) program. The workshop will be held on either the Saturday or the Sunday during the weekend of Feb. 9 and 10.

If you are interested in participating in one of these single-day workshops, please complete the brief online application (will take less than 5 minutes to complete).

This project is being funded by the National Science Foundation (Grant# DUE-1431795). For questions, please contact Emily Fischer, principle investigator of the PROmoting Geoscience Research Education and SuccesS (PROGRESS) Program and assistant professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University at 970-491-8587 or evf@rams.colostate.edu, or reach out to Program Coordinator Ilana Pollack at ipollack@rams.colostate.edu.

Men ages 18–30 needed for paid study on hearing, cardiovascular disease

Volunteers are needed for a study at the Hearing and Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics Laboratory investigating potential effects of cardiovascular health on the auditory system. 
We are recruiting men ages 18–30 who have normal hearing and do not smoke tobacco or use other drugs. 
Participants will receive a comprehensive hearing evaluation and physical examination with blood draw. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for up to five hours of testing. 

Interested? Email Kailey Durkin at heardlab@colorado.edu or call 303-735-7127 to see if you qualify or for more information.

Paid study on understanding the emotions of others

Interested in your moods and brain? Participate in a paid neuroimaging study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others on the CU Boulder campus in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB# 17-0358).

Earn between $15 and $25 per hour to participate in studies involving answering questions about your thoughts and feelings, watching brief videos, playing computer games and having an MRI brain scan taken. Study includes up to three separate visits (first is 4–5 hours, second is 3 hours, third is 1–2 hours). Option for additional paid follow-ups.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old and either have:

  • Diagnosis of bipolar disorder
  • History of depression
  • No history of mental health conditions

Please fill out the brief survey to apply.

If you have questions, please contact us: gruberpeplab@colorado.edu or 303-735-7547.

Human Resources closing early Dec. 14

Human Resources will close at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 for a staff event.

This includes the HR offices located on East Campus and the satellite I-9 office located in Regent.

We will reopen and respond promptly to voicemail and email messages on Monday, Dec. 17, at 8 a.m. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Dec. 14: Diversity plan review period ends; join town halls to discuss

Reminder: The Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence in Academics (IDEA) Plan is nearing the end of its open review period. 

Feedback from all members of the campus community is actively encouraged until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, through the open feedback form on the ODECE website. Make your voice heard as the university prepares this transformational plan of action for making our community a more inclusive and welcoming place for everyone. 

If you’d like to discuss the IDEA Plan with us, please attend the final two open town hall sessions on Dec. 14 in Norlin N410: 2–2:50 p.m. and 3–3:50 p.m.

Intersectionality training Dec. 13

Prerequisites: Safe Zone LGBTQ+, Wait Your Turn: Recognizing and Interrupting Sexism

Led by CISC staff, this session focuses on two or more aspects of identity (such as race and gender) as tools of analysis and engages participants in exploring how people can simultaneously navigate social spaces with both dominant and oppressed identities. It seeks to support the building of solidarity with others through understanding the complexity of multiple and intersecting social identities held by self and others.

The December training is set for 12-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in C4C S350.

Students are not required to register but may RSVP for one of our monthly trainings through Skillsoft within the campus portal. Once you log in using your Identikey, follow these steps:

Click on the Skillsoft tile. Select Library at the top of the page. Select your campus folder. Select a topic from Categories. Select a course and click “Launch.”

Employees can register through Skillsoft in the employee portal. If you are having trouble logging in to Skillsoft, you can call Organizational and Employee Development at 303-492-8103.