Buff Bulletin Board

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


November 2019 election is coming

Get election ready by registering or checking your voter registration. The last day for all Colorado voters to register/update their registration and still be mailed a ballot is Monday, Oct. 28.


If you plan to vote in Colorado, whether in Boulder or from your home county, please register or check the accuracy of your voter registration at www.govotecolorado.com.

If you don’t have a Colorado driver’s license/state ID, and you plan to vote in Boulder County, you can wait to register in-person with your Buff OneCard at the UMC Voter Service Center beginning Oct. 28 (this is only for voting in Boulder County—if you want to vote from another Colorado county, you must update your registration online/in your home county to get a mail ballot).

Live on campus?

Regardless of whether you are planning to vote in Colorado, the Boulder County Elections Division has important information on how you must list your on-campus address on your voter registration record in order to get your mail ballot. Visit the Boulder County Student Voting Guidelines page. If you need to register/update your registration in another state in order to get an absentee ballot, visit vote.gov.

Faculty, staff, community members

The Boulder County Elections Division recommends everyone periodically check their voter registration record to make sure it is current. This is especially important if you have moved in the last year, haven’t voted in a while, or traveled during a previous election period. Visit www.govotecolorado.com to look up your registration. 

National Student Day Oct. 10

Join the CU Book Store in celebration of National Student Day on Oct. 10. Students can enter to win a pair of bluetooth earbuds or a gift card! There also will be a free Buff gear giveaway for students from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., while supplies last (must present a valid Buff OneCard to participate).

Concerned about a child or adolescent who is experiencing anxiety, stress or worry?

Affordable psychotherapy is available at the Raimy Clinic in the Muenzinger Psychology building on Main Campus. Special low rates are available for children of CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help for children and adolescents ages 10 to 16 who are struggling with anxiety. 

For more information, parents can call our intake line at 303-492-5177, email raimy@colorado.edu or visit our website.

Printing, wide format, scanning, mailing and much more

Did you know CU Imaging Services provides:

• Offset and digital printing, offering the highest quality print available. • Color or black and white printing: From a single copy to high-volume orders, we can provide high-speed, quality prints at an affordable cost. • Wide-format printing, laminating and foam-core mounting: From conference posters to large grommet banners, as well as wall, window, floor and vehicle decals, we are here to assist with any wide-format needs at prices that are often less than our competitors.

CU Imaging Services offers two convenient locations: Print Shop (2-2679) at Folsom Stadium, Gate 11, Room 280, and the Ink Spot (2-7878) on the UMC first floor next to Celestial Seasonings.

Enter the International Photo Contest

Current study abroad students, recent study abroad returnees and current international students and scholars are welcome to submit their best photos by Oct. 20 for this contest celebrating International Education Week Nov. 18–22.

Each eligible student/scholar is welcome to submit up to three photo entries for a chance to win a prize. Entrants are encouraged to submit a photo that reflects International Education Week’s mission of promoting international and intercultural understanding.

The deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.

Submit designs for The Connection mural contest

The UMC is encouraging students to submit their original designs to be displayed in the newly renovated Connection when it reopens in spring 2020.

There are two mural spaces available. Students may choose to create a design for one or both of the spaces individually, or submit a design for both spaces that is visually cohesive between the two. Students may work alone or collaboratively to create their designs.

Designs should reflect student life, social connection and the CU Boulder spirit. Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Artistic merit and creativity
  • Reflection of the theme and appropriateness for a venue that is welcoming to all
  • Relevance to the physical space – correctly sized for the space(s) available; aesthetically aligned with the color scheme; accommodating of doorways, furniture placement, etc.
  • Accuracy of the file format – AI or EPS vector that is scalable without degrading in quality/resolution; fonts converted to outlines

The winning designs will be applied as vinyl graphics inside The Connection.

Submit today! Deadline is Nov. 1.

Enter the 2019 Data Visualization Contest

The Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) and the University Libraries are looking for visualizations based on their ability to communicate insightful information, their overall design, technical merits and originality.

Data visualizations may include but are not limited to: maps, charts, graphs, data art and 3D models. Submissions can be static, animated or web-based interactive stories. Selected visualizations will be displayed in Norlin Library. 

Submissions are due Dec. 13. Learn more and submit.

Faculty and teaching assistants: Exam grading made easy

The Testing and Assessment Center offers exam grading, conveniently located on campus with pick-up and delivery options available.

We are committed to providing fast, accurate and secure exam grading. We guarantee your results within one business day and typically complete orders within two hours of intake.

Standard reports include a grid result, class roster, item analysis and detailed item analysis in Excel format, as well as a histogram and individual test results in PDF format.

Using Canvas? Let us upload the scores for you! After receiving an email notification upon completion, scores will remain hidden/muted from your students until after your review of the results.

Testing and Assessment Center, a division of CU Imaging Services Folsom Stadium, Gate 7, Room 148 (2-6700)

Paid study on bipolar disorder

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Interested in your moods and brain? Want a picture of your brain? Participate in a paid study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#17-0358).

Study includes some or all of the following parts:

  • Visit(s) 1 & 1.5 – Behavioral lab tasks: Interview about thoughts and feelings, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (2-3 hours each; $20/hour)
  • Visit 2 – fMRI scan: View videos and pictures and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires (2 hours; $25/hour and picture of your brain)
  • Opportunities to participate in paid follow-up surveys may also be available.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old.

Please fill out a brief survey to apply.

Have a question? Please email gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject “MASC Bipolar Study” or give us a call at 303-735-7547. 

Graduate student abstracts for Research & Innovation Week due Sept. 27

The call for poster and lightning talk submissions for the graduate student session of Research & Innovation Week 2019 closes Friday, Sept. 27.

This session welcomes creative, innovative and unusual presentations in addition to traditional academic poster and lightning talks. Poster and lightning talk presentations will be eligible for monetary prizes. Lightning talk presenters are also eligible to attend workshops run by the Graduate School on communicating research to a broad audience, and presenting research in short formats.

Get more information.

Recruiting pet dogs with atopic dermatitis (eczema)

Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common chronic inflammatory skin diseases. It poses a significant burden on the quality of life of both human and veterinary patients. Symptoms include patches of skin that are red or brownish, dry, cracked, swollen, raw, or scaly. Atopic dermatitis is one of the most itchy of the skin dermatoses. There is no cure for atopic dermatitis, and it is hard to control.

Canine atopic dermatitis is a common skin disease seen in veterinary clinical practice. Clinical signs of canine atopic dermatitis include redness and itch, predominantly in the muzzle, neck, chest, ears, around the eyes and in body folds. Itching, with resultant scratching can lead to secondary infections. As time progresses, canine atopic dermatitis may change from seasonal to year-round and progressively increase in severity.

Given the severely pro-inflammatory nature of atopic dermatitis, the research team of Linda Watkins (CU distinguished professor) and Dr. Robert Landry, (DVM, Colorado Center for Animal Pain Management; adjunct professor, CU Boulder) are initiating a pilot study of a potent anti-inflammatory protein that dogs and people naturally make. This is a non-viral gene therapy that drives the production of interleukin-10 (IL-10) that evolved to specifically suppress inflammation. This pilot study will test IL-10 gene therapy delivered directly into the dog’s skin in the affected region to define whether, as expected, this novel treatment will relieve the inflammation and itch suffered by dogs.

This therapeutic approach has already proven itself to be successful in relieving pain and disability in pet dogs with osteoarthritis after local delivery to the arthritic joints.

Dogs always remain with their owners throughout and after the study. Dogs and owners do have to come to the Colorado Center for Animal Pain Management in Westminster periodically for assessment of response to treatment.

Call 720-502-5823 to determine the eligibility requirements to participate in the study.

When you feel included and engaged, do you do a better job? Join a Liberating Structures workshop

Liberating Structures provides creative ways to engage people, allowing you to gather and share the collective intelligence in the room. The campus is offering two Liberating Structures workshops Oct. 8–9 and Oct. 11 and 14 in partnership with Boulder County Health and Human Services.

There are a few slots open for each session listed below, and they will be given to registrants on a first-come, first-serve basis. We are partnering with Boulder County Health and Human Services during these workshops. Learn more about Liberating Structures.

Oct. 89 (Boulder)
CU Boulder Administration and Research Center (ARC)
3100 Marine Street, Room 620
Boulder, CO 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $400/person


Oct. 11 and 14 (Longmont)
Boulder County Health and Human Services
515 Coffman Street, Room 112 (next to the east entrance of the building)
Longmont, CO
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $400/person