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

 

Interested in your moods, brain? Join paid study

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:

  • 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 – fMRI Visit: View videos and pictures, and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires (3 hours; $25/hour)
  • Option No. 3 – Pressure Pain Task Visit: One computer task involving tolerable pressure pain, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (1–2 hours; $15/hour)

Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 45 years old and not have any history of mental health conditions. Please fill out the brief survey to apply.

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

Adults needed for study on cochlear implant music perception

The Hearing Research Laboratory at CU Boulder is seeking young adults, ages 18–30, with normal hearing to participate in a study on sound perception. 

The study investigates the sound quality of music processed through simulations of cochlear implants. Testing will take place on campus. Listeners will be compensated for their time. 

For more information, contact hearlab@colorado.edu or 303-492-0067. 

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

Share your thoughts with Boulder Fire-Rescue

Children engage with a fire fighter.

Help shape the future of Boulder Fire-Rescue. The organization is currently working on an update to their master plan. Some significant service changes are being considered, particularly for emergency medical response. Please visit the webpage and complete a survey to share your thoughts. You can also ask a question and share your story. 

UROP seeking faculty to host 'interest tables' at symposium

UROP symposium

The UROP Symposium provides an opportunity for students from historically underrepresented and underserved communities to meet faculty and learn how to get started on research, scholarly and creative projects. In this lively, fast-paced event, students visit several "interest tables" to meet faculty members and hear about research, scholarly and creative work in a fun, informal environment with plenty of food and drinks.

Faculty are encouraged to sign up online to host an "interest table." The deadline to register is Nov. 9.

Struggling with depression, anxiety? Worried about health 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

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 ages 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:

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

CUBT publication resumes daily email schedule Aug. 20

Beginning Monday, Aug. 20, the academic term publication schedule for CU Boulder Today will resume. The emailed editions for faculty-staff and students will each go out five days a week, Monday through Friday, excluding breaks and holidays.

Did you know there's also a weekly community edition of CU Boulder Today? It's the perfect resource for your friends and family members, especially if they live in the area. They can subscribe online to receive the community edition.

Get involved with the Distinguished Speakers Board

The Distinguished Speakers Board (DSB) is recruiting new members! The board seeks motivated individuals who will offer unique perspectives and enhance our speaking engagements.

DSB is a student-run cost center of CU Student Government that strives to bring diverse speakers to campus who will intellectually challenge the student body, as well as spark meaningful dialogue surrounding relevant issues. Past speakers the board has hosted include Anderson Cooper, Brené Brown, Laverne Cox, Edward Snowden (via videoconference), Rudy Giuliani, Howard Dean, Karl Rove, Madeleine Albright, Bill Nye and many more.

Board members research and nominate potential speakers, participate in democratic debate during the speaker selection process and, ultimately, execute an event. Members gain skills in events planning and leadership, and are afforded opportunities to network with significant thought leaders. 

All CU Boulder students, especially entering freshman and sophomore students, are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found online at bit.ly/dsbapp18 and are due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.

Paid study on mind-body treatments for chronic back pain

If you suffer from chronic back pain, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. Participants are compensated $200.

The study consists of two MRI brain scan sessions 4-6 weeks apart on the CU Boulder campus, before and after a mind-body 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 us determine your eligibility, please visit the CAN Lab website. You may also email canlab@colorado.edu or call 303-492-4299 for further information.

Flower Child grand opening specials

The new-to-Boulder restaurant Flower Child is opening next Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at 2580 Arapahoe Ave. The fast-casual restaurant offers conveniently nutritious and delicious made-to-order dishes, including salads, hummus, soups, plates, bowls, wraps and a kids menu in a light and airy environment with modern bohemian decor. 

Flower Child is celebrating its opening by donating a portion of proceeds from grand opening day to local nonprofit Boulder Food Rescue and providing several local-inspired giveaways for its first customers, including flower bouquets from Boulder Gardens Florist, flower seed lollipops and Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha, which will be available on-tap at the restaurant.

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 CU Boulder campus. Special low rates are available for 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 at 303-492-5177.

Adults needed for study on cochlear implant music perception

The Hearing Research Laboratory at CU Boulder is seeking young adults, ages 18-30, with normal hearing to participate in a study on sound perception. 

The study investigates the sound quality of music processed through simulations of cochlear implants. Testing will take place on campus. Listeners will be compensated for their time. 

For more information, contact hearlab@colorado.edu or 303-492-0067.

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:

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

Participate in a paid study on mood and emotion

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.