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Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations is hiring

Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations is hiring neighborhood ambassadors for University Hill.

The role

Hill neighborhood ambassadors (NA) serve as student leaders, assisting off-campus student tenants with their transition to the University Hill area and, for the majority of Hill student tenants, assistance with their first time living off-campus. NAs provide a network of support for CU students and members of the neighborhood at large by serving as a mentor; connecting students to campus resources; planning programs that will aid in community building efforts; and working with Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations and other campus offices to plan, promote and implement initiatives specifically focused on off-campus student tenants.


  • Be available to attend monthly staff meetings, coordinate programming, and devote approximately 5–10 hours (10 hours maximum) per week to the position
  • Serve as a role model, advocate, and mentor for off-campus student interests, needs, and rights              
  • Help off-campus students make connections to campus resources, academic resources, and student organizations on campus
  • Maintain contact with your assigned neighborhood area, which may include both students, community members, and community police officers (via face‐to‐face, email, phone, etc.)

Eligibility requirements

  • Maintain good academic standing with your college and be a full‐time registered sophomore, junior or senior at the start of the fall 2018 semester
  • Student must be residing in housing for the 2018-19 academic year within the University Hill neighborhood area
  • Willingness and ability to model personal behavior consistent with the CU Colorado Creed, goal‐setting and mentoring for off-campus students
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team

Time commitment/compensation

  • Approximately 5–10 hours per week (10 hours maximum); additional hours may be needed for special events
  • $11/hour for up to 10 hours a week

Teens needed for study on cognition, emotions, resilience

Do you want to participate in a study about cognition, emotions and resilience? Are you a teen ages 15–19?

At the Research on Affective Disorders and Development (RADD) Laboratory, we are interested in understanding how certain cognitive abilities, such as being able to pay attention or learn actions that help you achieve goals, may help teenagers to cope with stress and stay healthy.

This is a two-year study. Over the course of the study, you will have two study visits at our laboratory in Boulder, each lasting about five hours. During these visits you will be interviewed about your life experiences; you will complete some computer games that involve paying attention and learning; you will have a neuroimaging scan while you either rest quietly or play computer games; and you will answer a set of surveys on a computer.

Also as part of the study, you will complete a set of online surveys and a brief telephone interview once every six months (five times total during the two-year study participation). At the end of the study, you will have a final telephone interview, lasting about two hours.

You can earn up to $750 for your time and effort completing the study.

To learn more, you or your parent/legal guardian (if you are age 17 or younger) can contact our lab directly at 303-735-8306 or email us at raddlab@colorado.edu.

Seeking applications for inaugural Dialogues faculty fellowship

Group discussion

The CU Dialogues Program is seeking applications for its new Dialogues Faculty Fellow Program, which provides summer funding of $4,000 and a community of support for study and course development to a faculty member (tenure track or instructor) interested in integrating dialogue practice and principles in their teaching.

Applications are due Nov. 26.

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 $15–$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 45 years old and either have:

  • A diagnosis of bipolar disorder
  • A history of depression
  • No history of mental health conditions

Please fill out a brief survey to apply.

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

Departments: Advertise your message on UMC digital signs

Do you have programs, services, courses, events or messages that you want or need to promote to get more attention? Put your message on the University Memorial Center's digital signs!

Create your own eye-catching slides, animations or videos that cycle on three different UMC digital signs in front of hundreds of students and UMC visitors every day. It's environmentally friendly, low-cost and cuts down on print materials.

Visit colorado.edu/umc/marketing for more details and information on other opportunities within the UMC to help get the word out to the CU Boulder community.

Enter the International Education Week photo contest by Oct. 21

Turtle in the Galapagos Islands

In honor of International Education Week, Nov. 12–16, Education Abroad and International Student & Scholar Services is announcing a photo contest open to current study abroad students, recent study abroad returnees and current international students and scholars.

Eligible students/scholars are welcome to submit up to three photos for a chance to win a prize. Entrants are encouraged to submit photos that reflect IEW’s mission of promoting international and intercultural understanding.

The deadline to submit photos is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Please read the rules and eligibility requirements carefully before submitting.

Three winners will be selected from Education Abroad submissions, and three winners will be selected from International Student & Scholar submissions. Winners will be honored at an IEW Coffee Hour on Friday, Nov. 9.

Submit your photos here.

Play collaborative learning games, earn $50

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is looking for participants for a study of collaboration. 

You are eligible to participant in this research study if you:

  • Are a CU Boulder student at least 18 years of age
  • Speak English
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments
  • Have not previously played Physics Playground or a similar game (e.g., Crayon Physics Deluxe, Magic Pen) for more than an hour

The study contains two parts:

  • An at-home portion where you fill out surveys and practice the game, lasting one hour
  • A visit to the lab, which will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time, lasting two hours

You will receive payment after participating in both parts of the study. You will be compensated with $50 in Amazon gift cards.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Caroline at emotivecomputing.cps2@gmail.com for more information.

Network users will be required to register devices that are new to campus

Student studying

The Office of Information Technology periodically requires network authentication in order to provide a safe network for all CU Boulder network users. Beginning Oct. 16, devices that are new to campus networks since mid-August will be required to register when first attempting to connect to the Resnet wired network, or the UCB Wireless and Eduroam wireless networks. Get full details.


Intersectionality training Oct. 18

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 October training is set for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in C4C S435.

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.

Next session: Dec. 13 in C4C S350

Safe Zone LGBTQ+ Inclusivity Training: October workshop

Chip the Buffalo

The Center for Inclusion and Social Change offers monthly LGBTQ+ Inclusion Safe Zone Trainings throughout the academic year led by CISC staff and the peer education team.

This interactive 90-minute training provides information about campus climate for the LGBT+ and allied community; surveys CU Boulder and Colorado resources, policies and protections; and addresses best practices for creating inclusive learning and work environments at the university. All are welcome, and requests can also be made for departmental or group-specific trainings.

The October workshop is set for 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in C4C S484.

Students are not required to register but may RSVP to one of the 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. Search under "LGBTQ" to find it. If you are having trouble logging in to Skillsoft, you can call Organizational and Employee Development at 303-492-8103.

Next sessions: Nov. 13 and Dec. 11

Interdisciplinary Training in the Social Sciences program launch

We are pleased to invite you to the launch of ITSS (Interdisciplinary Training in the Social Sciences). This is a new program that provides cross-disciplinary training in methods and professional socialization to graduate students who work in the social and behavioral sciences. Interested postdocs, faculty and others are also welcome at most events.

The ITSS initiative is funded by the CU Boulder Graduate School and College of Arts and Sciences and is jointly run by CARTSS (Center to Advance Research and Training in the Social Sciences) and IBS (Institute of Behavioral Science).

The launch event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 18, between 4:15 and 6 p.m. in the Norlin British Studies Room, M549. The first hour will consist of introductions to our programming and a moderated panel discussion on "the future of graduate training in the social sciences," followed by a social hour.

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 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.