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

 

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 age 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:

  • Visit our website.
  • Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth and parent contact information (address, phone number, email address).
  • Call us at 303-492-6389.

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

Paid study on mood and social cognition

Mood and Social Cognition Study

Interested in your moods and brain? Participate in a paid study on mood and social cognition here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Study includes some or all of the following parts:

  • Option No. 1 – Behavioral Lab Visit: Interview about thoughts & feelings, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (4-5 hours; $15/hour).
  • Option No. 2 – Pressure Pain Task Visit: One computer task involving tolerable pressure pain, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (1-2 hours; $15/hour).
  • Option No. 3 – fMRI Visit: View videos and pictures, and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires (3 hours; $25/hour).
  • Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available.

To apply, please fill out the brief survey to see if you qualify.

Have a question? Please email gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “Mood and Social Cognition Study” or give us a call at 303-735-7547.

Adults needed for a study on tobacco smoking, auditory function

Volunteers are needed for a study at the Hearing and Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics Laboratory investigating potential effects of tobacco smoking on the auditory system.

We are recruiting individuals ages 18-45 who have been actively smoking tobacco (cigarettes) for at least one year and do not use other recreational drugs, including cannabis. 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.

Feeling down? Struggling with anxiety? Worried about health concerns or relationship problems?

Affordable psychotherapy is available at the Raimy Clinic in the Muenzinger Psychology Building on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder faculty, staff and students.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and occupational issues, and other difficulties, as well as helping you meet your goals for improving self-confidence and increasing healthy behavior.

For more information, call our intake line: 303-492-5177

Participate in a paid study on mood and emotion

Hello world

Interested in your moods and thoughts? Participate in a paid study on emotion and mood here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. 

Earn up to $200 to participate in studies involving answering questions about your feelings and thoughts, watching brief films, playing computer games and keeping a log of your emotions and activities. The study includes two separate visits and pays $10 per hour in cash each (first visit is 2-3 hours; second is 4 hours). There is an option for paid follow-up phone interviews in addition.

Please fill out the very brief survey to see if you qualify.

If you have questions please contact us at gruberpeplab@colorado.edu or visit our website: http://www.gruberpeplab.com.
 

For parents: Paid research study for children on hearing

The Children’s Auditory Perception Laboratory is currently recruiting children between 2-12 years old for a research study to help us learn more about how children hear.

During the course of this study, your child will sit in a sound-proof booth with an examiner and will listen to sounds presented over a loudspeaker or over earphones. To find out what your child can hear, we will teach him/her to make a response to a certain sound signal. These responses will be play activities like putting a toy in a bucket or adding a block to a tower. We may use a mechanical toy whenever he/she responds to the sound. The signals will be presented in quiet and in various background sounds. The sounds we use are not loud. You will be able to sit inside the booth with your child or watch your child through an observation window. As part of this study, your child will also receive a middle ear screening at no cost to you. If at any time we discover any important hearing-related findings, we will report those findings to you and provide you with contact information for a complete hearing evaluation.

Two visits to the laboratory are required. Each visit lasts about one hour. You will receive $10 per hour and we will pay your parking, if you drive to the lab.

If you are interested please email childhear@colorado.edu or call 303-735-6252.

The principal investigator for this research study is Angela Yarnell Bonino of the Department Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. All testing will be completed in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences building on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Reminder: Campus 'legacy server' retiring July 31

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The www-legacy server (commonly referred to as Spot *) is scheduled to be decommissioned and turned off on July 31, 2018.

If you own content on the www-legacy server you will need to submit your contact information so we can identify current site/file owners and work with you on this transition.

If you are not sure what www-legacy means, you can use the Legacy Retirement Project website to help determine if this impacts your website or files.

For more details, view the original announcement broadcast in February.

Classified staff: State 'meet and confer' session to inform on total compensation process

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Each year, the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, Division of Human Resources (DHR), analyzes survey data to measure and compare the total compensation package offered to the state's classified employees.

Want to learn more about the fiscal year 2019-20 total compensation process? DHR will conduct an informational "meet and confer" session to explain the analysis and methodology used in collecting information, and to answer questions.

The session will take place in Denver, and classified staff are invited to attend in person, or via webinar. 

If you go

When: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 26
Where: Department of Personnel & Administration, 1525 Sherman St., 1st floor conference center, Denver, CO 80203
Prepare: Register to attend via webinarGet more details

Feeling down? Struggling with anxiety? Worried about health concerns or relationship problems?

Affordable psychotherapy is available at the Raimy Clinic in the Muenzinger Psychology Building on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder faculty, staff and students.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and occupational issues, and other difficulties, as well as helping you meet your goals for improving self-confidence and increasing healthy behavior.

Paid study on mood and social cognition

Hello world

Interested in your moods and brain? Participate in a paid study on mood and social cognition here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Study includes some or all of the following parts: • Option No. 1 – Behavioral Lab Visit: Interview about thoughts & feelings, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (4-5 hrs; $15/hour) • Option No. 2 – Pressure Pain Task Visit: One computer task involving tolerable pressure pain, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (1-2 hrs; $15/hour) • Option No. 3 – fMRI Visit: View videos and pictures, and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires (3 hrs; $25/hour) Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available.

To apply, please fill out the following brief survey to see if you qualify: https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Pf9VOvzceCRTdH

Have a question? Please email gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “Mood and Social Cognition Study” or give us a call at 303-735-7547.

Participate in a paid study on mood and emotion

Hello world

Interested in your moods and thoughts? Participate in a paid study on emotion and mood here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Earn up to $200 to participate in studies involving answering questions about your feelings and thoughts, watching brief films, playing computer games and keeping a log of your emotions and activities. The study includes two separate visits and pays $10 per hour in cash each (first visit is 2-3 hours; second is 4 hours). There is an option for paid follow-up phone interviews in addition.

Please fill out the very brief survey to see if you qualify: https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Pf9VOvzceCRTdH

If you have questions please contact us at gruberpeplab@colorado.edu or visit our website: http://www.gruberpeplab.com.

Take the Center for Student Involvement survey for chance to win Amazon Echo

The Center for Student Involvement is running a survey to learn how much the campus knows about its office and the resources it provides to students.

Each person who completes the survey by June 30 will be entered to win an Amazon Echo or an Amazon Echo Dot. If you would like to be entered to win, include your email address at the end of the survey.

Take the survey: https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_doL8f3wQ0mUV1jv

Research participants wanted: $40 upon completion

The CU Chinese Program is looking for participants for a research project. The experiment is 3 hours and you will receive $40 upon completion. You will learn some Chinese in the experiment. Prior knowledge of Chinese is not required. You will set up two appointments on two consecutive days (such as June 10 at 10 a.m. and June 11 at 2 p.m.). Dates to participate range from June 1-22, including weekends. Location is Woodbury 306. You will come to the lab for approximately 1.5 hours on each day.

Prerequisites: 1. Neither you nor your parents speak any Chinese (including dialects), Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese or Korean. 2. American English is your native language.

If you are able to help with this research, please email the following information to Zhiying.Qian@colorado.edu.

Your Name: Phone number: Available Day 1 (Date and time): Available Day 2 (Date and time):

A research associate will contact you to finalize a time.

Study of hearing aid sound perception

The Hearing Research Lab is seeking adults age 18 and older with hearing loss to participate in a study focusing on the perception of sound that has been processed through computer simulations of hearing aids.

Taking place on the CU Boulder campus, testing will include listening to sounds over earphones or over loudspeakers during several visits. Participants will receive a free hearing test to determine if they qualify for the study and will be compensated for their time.