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Research study: Mind-body treatments for chronic back pain

Image illustrating back pain

If you suffer from chronic back pain, you may be eligible to participate in a paid research study on the benefits of a novel mind-body treatment for chronic pain. Participants will be compensated $200.

The research study consists of two MRI scan sessions 4–6 weeks apart on the CU Boulder campus, before and after treatment. MRI is safe and non-invasive technology for measuring brain function, and participants will be given a photo of their brain to take home.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Ages 21–70
  • Back pain for the last 3 months or more
  • No metal in the body (for MRI safety)
  • Not pregnant

For more information about the study and to help determine your eligibility, please complete the screening survey. You may also email canlab@colorado.edu or call 303-492-4299 for further information.

Shakespeare Saturdays, ages 8–18

Kids perform Shakespeare on stage

Register for three or more Saturday workshops—automatically save 15 percent! Register for one or two Saturday workshops, and use the faculty/staff coupon code BUFFBARDW17 to save 10 percent!

Shakespeare's Worst Love Stories
Ages 8–18 | Feb. 10 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Calling all skeptics! Shakespeare's love stories aren't all lovey-dovey, and they don't all involve a balcony. Sometimes being part of a Shakespearean couple is downright complicated! Counteract the saccharine Valentine's Day festivities with some oddball love stories.

Shakespeare's Greatest Hits
Ages 8–18 | March 10 | 10 a.m. 3 p.m.

Join us for a whirlwind tour of Shakespeare's greatest scenes and speeches, from the balcony scene in "Romeo and Juliet" to "Midsummer's" play-within-a-play.

Off the Cuff: Improvaganza for Teens
Ages 12–18 | April 14 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Think and act Shakespearean … spontaneously! Participants will learn about basic improv comedy skills and then venture into improvising sonnets and Shakespearean scenes.

CSF Season Mashup
Ages 8–18 | June 9 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What happens when three unrelated Shakespeare plays collide? Join us as we get to know the characters from the 2018 Colorado Shakespeare Festival season in scenes, monologues and improvised encounters Shakespeare never intended!

Call 303-735-1181 or email csfedout@colorado.edu for more information. Scholarships are available; call for more information.

Adults needed for research on children's hearing

The Children’s Auditory Perception Laboratory is currently recruiting adults between 18 and 30 years old for a research study to help us learn more about how children hear.

During the testing, you will sit in a sound-treated room and will listen to sounds presented over a speaker or through headphones. You will be asked to indicate when you hear sounds by selecting a picture on a computer monitor, raising your hand or repeating speech. The sounds we use are not loud.

One visit to the laboratory is required. The visit lasts one hour. You will receive $10 per hour.

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, PhD, Department Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. All testing will be completed in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) Building on Main Campus.

Piano lessons offered this spring; prior experience required

Take piano lessons with a graduate piano intern this semester! These lessons are for students, staff or faculty who have had at least three years of previous piano instruction (sorry, no exceptions this semester). 

The instructors are graduate piano majors. No university credit. Alejandro Cremaschi, in the piano faculty, supervises the interns. 

Learn more here.

Education Abroad interest meeting: Nicaragua

Puerto Salvador Allende on lakefront, Nicaragua

Community Health Care in Nicaragua 

Earn 3 credits in 3 weeks this summer studying community-based primary health care in rural Nicaragua. Participate in hands-on data collection and analysis alongside rural health committee members and a local community health promoter. 

Learn more at the Jan. 25 informational meeting.

Thursday, Jan. 25, 4 p.m.
Center for Community, room N215

Education Abroad interest meeting: Better than Barcelona? 

Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain

Have you considered studying abroad for a semester in Barcelona? Have you asked yourself, "What could be better than a semester in Barcelona?" 

Join us for a battle of the cities in an interactive information session that tackles why Barcelona may or may not be the best city for your upcoming study abroad program. Participation in the session automatically enters you for the chance to win a free Nalgene water bottle. 

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 3–4 p.m. 
Center for Community, room S435

Education Abroad interest meeting: Tanzania

Students and locals watching sunset in Tanzania

Global Seminar: Conservation and Indigenous Peoples in Tanzania

Students will explore remote conservation areas around the Serengeti and coastal communities on this traveling summer Global Seminar. Learn more about indigenous peoples and conservation in one of the most beautiful and biologically important regions of the world; study political ecology, culture and development while living amongst indigenous groups such as the Maasai and Hadzabe people. 

Open to all majors. Learn more at the informational meeting with the director Laura DeLuca.

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 5 p.m.
Center for Community, room S341

Education Abroad interest meeting: Dublin

University College in Dublin, Irealnd

Global Seminar: Writing in Ireland

Complete your A&S core upper-division Written Communication requirement abroad in Ireland next June! You'll create your own Irish Odyssey digital story and explore both Dublin and the Irish countryside, including taking part in the exciting Bloomsday Festival. 

Learn more at the Jan. 23 interest meeting with director Catherine Kunce. 

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 5:30–6 p.m.
Center for Community, room S341