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Join paid study on mood and social cognition

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 (IRB# 17-0358).

Study includes some or all of the following parts:

  • Option No. 1 – Behavioral Lab Visit: Interview about thoughts and 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.

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

Affordable psychotherapy is available at the Raimy Clinic in the Muenzinger Psychology building on Main 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 at 303-492-5177.

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.

AV packages now available from CU Events Planning & Catering

Laptop and mic

Are you hosting an event on campus that needs some audio visual support? The UMC AV team may be the answer for you!

From simple sound systems and projectors, to DJ equipment and custom services, our new AV packages make it easy to get the solution you need. We have the flexibility to provide the perfect level of support to help make your event successful. Packages also include an on-site technician for the duration of the event to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Contact us today at cueventsplanning@colorado.edu, or visit our website for more information.

Please request services at least 10 business days in advance to ensure availability of equipment and staff.

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.

Join paid study on mood and social cognition

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 (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 – 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.

Mini Law School addresses hot topics in the law

Mini Law School is designed to educate non-lawyers about the law and help people better understand some of today’s most critical legal issues. This year's topics include mass incarceration, federal public lands, immigration law, artificial intelligence and the law, and more.

CU students receive discounted registration using the code "CUStudent." Pre-law students receive an additional discount using code "PreLaw2018." Email mini-law@colorado.edu for more information.

Colorado Municipal League accepting session proposals for annual conference

The Colorado Municipal League (CML) is now accepting session proposals for its 97th CML Annual Conference, June 18-21, 2019, in Breckenridge. 

CML’s annual conference draws more than 700 municipal leaders from cities and towns throughout the state to attend the four-day series of educational events to learn, collaborate and network. It’s a great opportunity to make contacts, share knowledge, build awareness and support our reputation as one of the top research institutions in the nation.
 
Applications are due to CML by Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Click here for the session application form.

CML is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization serving cities and towns in Colorado, providing a variety of educational and advocacy resources to their members. CU Boulder is an affiliate member of CML.

It's time for course reserves

Course reserves textbooks in library

The University Libraries encourages all instructors to use the libraries’ course reserves service to assist with their upcoming fall classes.

Course reserves allow instructors to make texts and course materials equally available to all of their students. Instructors may reserve not only books, but journal articles, DVDs, sheet music, molecular modeling kits – anything needed for students to succeed in your courses, even skulls for IPHY courses.

Reserved items may be held at Norlin Library as well as any University Libraries branch location. Both library and personal materials may be placed on reserve. Personal copies may be brought to a circulation desk, as well as sent via campus mail.

Learn how to submit your course reserves online. Get your requests in now to avoid the start of semester rush!

If you'd like the libraries to purchase an item to be placed on reserve, please note this in your reserve request. Email norcirc@colorado.edu or call 303-492-5506 for assistance.

Shakespeare class for kids: Plays Within Plays, ages 8-12

Kids perform Shakespeare on stage

Boost your child's brainpower with Shakespeare! Join the Colorado Shakespeare Festival for a 10-week class this fall, open to kids ages 8–12.


The Play’s The Thing: Plays Within Plays
Wednesdays, Sep. 5 to Nov. 14, 4–5:30 p.m. (no class Oct. 31)


Fans of Pyramus & Thisbe, rejoice! This 10-week after-school class is dedicated to plays-within-plays, from Hamlet's cleverly crafted Murder of Gonzago to Peter Quince and company's lamentable performance in A Midsummer Night's Dream. The class culminates in a showing for friends and family on Nov. 14. Open to students of all experience levels and abilities.

Tuition is $200, but scholarships are available. CU employees: Use the code BUFFBARD18 to receive 10 percent off tuition for CSF fall classes.

Questions? Call 303-735-1181.

Shakespeare class for teens: The Winter's Tale in Production

Teens perform Shakespeare on stage

Join the Colorado Shakespeare Festival for a 10-week class this fall for teens ages 12–18.


The Winter’s Tale: Shakespeare in Production 
Mondays, Sep. 10 to Nov. 12, 4–5:30 p.m.


Full of music, magic and melodrama, The Winter’s Tale has something for everyone—family feuds and family reunions, a singing pickpocket, disguises and mistaken identity, a shepherds’ dance party, and the most famous stage direction in Shakespeare (“exit, pursued by a bear”). In this 10-week class, students will rehearse an abridged version of The Winter’s Tale and perform it for friends and family on Nov. 12.

For both advanced performers and newcomers to Shakespeare, this class is a fun and engaging way to build language and performance skills, work with other teenagers as part of a team, and connect the ideas and conflicts in Shakespeare's world to our own. Open to students of all experience levels and abilities.

Tuition is $200, but scholarships are available. CU employees: Use the code BUFFBARD18 to receive 10 percent off tuition for CSF fall classes.

Questions? Call 303-735-1181.

Flower Child restaurant hosting job fairs for 81 openings

Attention, job seekers: Flower Child is opening a new restaurant location in Boulder and will be hiring 81 employees.

The healthy, fast-casual restaurant will host a job fair from Monday, July 30, to Saturday, Aug. 4, and again from Monday, Aug. 6, to Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the restaurant, located at 2580 Arapahoe Ave., suite 110, in the alcove of Arapahoe Shopping Center in Boulder. 

Flower Child is looking for applicants who are passionate about convenient, nutritious eating and who love to make people smile. Interested applicants should bring their resumes to be considered for multiple positions including servers, prep cooks, line cooks, cashiers, fast-casual servers and dishwashers. On-site interviews will be offered. 

CU Boulder students who are interested in working in the restaurant industry are encouraged to stop by and apply. Job seekers can also submit their resumes online at www.workforflowerchild.com.

Seeking participants for paid research on treatment of depression

This study will help researchers understand a one-session treatment for depression. Our goal is to make brief therapy for depression work for more people. 

Participating in this study involves one to three sessions at the Whisman Well-being, Health, and Relationship Functioning (WHARF) Lab in the Muenzinger Psychology Building at CU Boulder. If interested, you would first complete a brief screening questionnaire to determine your initial eligibility for the study. The first session requires one hour and 30 minutes. During this session, you will complete surveys, tasks and a brief discussion about how you think and feel. You will be given $10 for your time and may be invited back for two additional study sessions.

If you are eligible to continue, you will return for a one-hour and 30-minute treatment session. During this session you will work with a therapist to generate practical steps you can take to help improve how you are feeling. You will be asked to practice the skills discussed for two weeks and then return to the laboratory for a final visit. The last visit will take one hour and will consist of some surveys and tasks. You’ll receive $15 for attending the last two sessions. 

We will contact you one month after your last visit via email with a brief survey that asks how you are feeling and your impressions of the treatment. 

Learn more

If you are interested, please complete a brief online screening measure.

If you are eligible to participate in this study, a member of the research team will contact you to schedule a research session. If you have questions before completing the screening or would like to learn more about the study, please contact the research team at batdstudy@gmail.com.