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Seeking participants for paid research on exercise behavior change

Understanding Mechanisms of Exercise Behavior Change

This research is being done to help researchers understand the psychological factors related to health behaviors, including how rewarding people for completing health behaviors can change their thoughts and attitudes about those behaviors. The findings from this research will help us learn how to develop better interventions to increase health behaviors. This study will examine physical activity.

Participating in this study involves two study sessions at the CU Boulder Center for Innovation and Creativity (1777 Exposition Drive in Boulder). The sessions will be three weeks apart. The first session requires one hour and fifteen minutes. During the session, you will complete surveys that will ask you about how you think, feel and behave. 

For the 21 days after that session, you will complete a brief (three-minute) assessment every day via the internet at times and locations that are convenient to you. These assessments will ask you about how you felt that day and whether you engaged in any physical activity. We will also ask you to wear a heart-rate monitoring watch when you exercise during the 21 days and include information from the watch in the daily surveys. 

On the 21st day, we will ask you to come back to the lab for another assessment that requires one hour. Finally, two and four weeks after that, we will ask you to do two more online surveys, at times and locations convenient to you, which will each require 25 minutes.

If you participate in this study, you will earn up to $52.50 for your time and effort during the assessments. Additionally, you may have the opportunity to earn additional payments for your reported behavior during the course of the study.

Learn more

If you are interested, please complete a brief online screening measure. If you are eligible to participate in this study, a member of the research team will contact you to schedule a research session. If you have questions before completing the screening or would like to learn more about the study, please contact the researcher, Casey Gardiner, via email at caga9763@colorado.edu.

Research subjects needed for study on multiple sclerosis

The Neurophysiology of Movement Lab on CU Boulder's Main Campus is conducting a study to compare neuromuscular function in healthy adults with persons diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Qualifications:

  • 45–65 years of age
  • Healthy and free of neurologic disease 

 The study will consist of two visits on separate days:

  • First visit (approximately 15 minutes): Familiarization session
  • Second visit (approximately three hours): Experimental session
    • Lower leg muscle contractions
    • Walking tests
    • Recording muscle activity

Compensation: $20 for the experimental session

If interested, please contact Leah Davis at leah.davis@colorado.edu for more information.

This Earth Day, help plant 7,000 trees in Fourmile Canyon

Join One Tree Planted for an amazing day of planting trees and restoring an area that was affected by a major forest fire. Afterward, there will food and snacks provided, and then post-planting drinks at one of Boulder's great microbreweries—details to follow!

What to bring

  • Shovel will be a big help 
  • Gloves, hat and closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops)
  • Bag to hold all the trees you will be planting
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen

Planting trees and revegetating helps stabilize the soils on steep slopes, improves habitat and contributes to improved water quality in the rivers. Join us for this community tree planting event that will help restore the natural beauty and function of the watershed.

Background info

The Fourmile Fire in 2010 burned 160 homes and left whole mountainsides scorched and without vegetation. Mountainous areas that experience wildfire are prone to flooding and landslides in the subsequent years, and that is exactly what has happened in Fourmile Canyon. Thousands of trees have been lost as a result of multiple disasters. 

Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fourmile Canyon, 849 Melvina Hill Rd., Boulder

Biological Sciences Initiative hosting scholars poster symposium

Visitors at the annual BSI Scholars Poster Symposium

Save the date! Please join the Biological Sciences Initiative for the annual BSI Scholars Poster Symposium from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Recreation Center, room C250. Refreshments will be served.

This year will feature undergraduates presenting their work from labs in chemistry and biochemistry, MCDB, IPHY, psychology and neuroscience, EBIO and geological sciences.

Say farewell to Jeanne Connely at retirement celebration April 23

Illustration of female detective

The Campus Controller's Office’s top property detective Jeanne Connely is retiring! Please join CCO as we celebrate her 30-plus year career and say farewell to our friend.

We are preparing a powerpoint scrolling presentation and would like your farewell comments to add to it (e.g., favorite lost item story, conversation, picture or just saying farewell.) Send to greg.roers@colorado.edu.

Monday, April 23, 2–4 p.m.
UMC, Glenn Miller Ballroom

Participants needed for paid decision-making study on aging and movement

The Neurophysiology of Movement Lab needs volunteers for a study on aging and movement decision-making. Participants will be using their right wrist to generate low forces and lean with their whole body to play decision-making games. 

Participants must be/have:

  • English-speaking
  • Right-handed
  • Between 40-60 or 65-89 years old
  • Normal or corrected vision
  • No movement control problems
  • No recent orthopedic surgeries or broken bones

Experiment involves one sessions, which lasts approximately three hours. Subjects will be compensated at $10 per hour with an opportunity to win up to an additional $40. Email Landon Hamilton at landon.hamilton@colorado.edu.

Last call: Volunteer, nominate for open educational resources committee

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.

Students: Take survey on foreign language learning needs, enter raffle for prizes

Are you an undergraduate student learning or interested in learning a foreign language at CU? Please fill out a five-minute survey to help us understand your needs. The survey results will be used in a new language learning resource for CU students.
    
Applicants who complete the survey can enter a raffle to win CU hats, blankets and water bottles from the CU Book Store.

Fill out the survey now for a chance to win these great prizes!
    
Questions? Contact merete.leonhardt-lupa@colorado.edu, GSLL Language Proficiency Project.

Wait Your Turn: Recognizing and Interrupting Sexism training April 16

This interactive 90-minute training is designed for staff and faculty on the CU Boulder campus. During the training, participants will engage in small- and large-group discussions to help identify examples of sexism in their lives or in an institution they participate in. They will also learn strategies for interrupting sexism.

Last training for spring 2018:
Monday, April 16, 3:30–5 p.m., UMC 457

Register yourself or your group.

Students: Looking for a sublease for summer?

Subleasing an apartment for this summer (May, June, July, August): 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom! Price and dates are negotiable. Great location, new appliances, hardwood floor, furnished, washer/dryer, AC, dishwasher, huge rooms.

1146 Pleasant St. (12th and Pleasant)

Participate in paid MRI study on brain function

We are looking for healthy, right-handed individuals who are fluent in English to participate in a paid research study at CU Boulder looking at how the brain directs and focuses attention. 

Participants must be fluent English speakers, right handed, not pregnant, no history of brain injury or neurological disorder, and must be safe to enter an MRI scanner. There are two sessions associated with this study, a 3-hour MRI session, for which participants will be paid $50, and a 1.5-hour behavioral session, for which participants will be paid $25. 

If you are interested, please sign up.