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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.

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 between $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 call 303-735-7547.

Learn how to negotiate salary, benefits before the interview

Start Smart Workshops are specifically designed for college students about to enter the job market. According to AAUW’s research, women one year out of college are paid only 82 percent of what their male counterparts receive. 

By using the skills taught in this workshop, you will be prepared to: 

  • Negotiate your starting salary and narrow the pay gap
  • Improve your lifelong earning potential
  • Articulate your value
  • Build confidence in your negotiation style
  • Sharpen your budgeting skills

This workshop is sponsored by the Boulder Branch of the American Association of University Women. 

If you go
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 5–7:30 p.m. | C4C S350

Changes in the Campus Controller’s Office

The Campus Controller’s Office, which is responsible for financial accounting, reporting and financial stewardship on behalf of CU Boulder, has been undertaking structural changes since April to better serve the campus community. 

They are working with departments to make it easier to know who to contact in CCO. The successful area accountant model will be expanded so it will now encompass all funds. Departments have been assigned an area accountant who will field all questions regarding funds management for any fund. Find your area accountant.

Advisory group

An advisory group of 13 representatives from campus meets monthly to offer guidance and feedback as the CCO continues implementing this restructure. Email Kaye Orten at kaye.orten@colorado.edu with comments or suggestions. 

Stay informed

Find FAQs and more information online. Also, updates about the restructure are sent monthly in the Fiscal News. 

Soros fellowship opportunity

Current seniors who are naturalized citizens or whose parents are naturalized citizens might consider applying for the Soros fellowship, worth up to $90,000 for two years of graduate school. 

If you are creative, academically successful leaders who can articulate what being an American citizen means to you and how you plan to contribute to society, consider applying. 

Deadline: Nov. 1

Cameras, audio equipment now available to check out at Norlin

Camera lens

Where should you go if you have an assignment that includes an audio or video project, but you don’t have access to high-tech equipment, such as a DSLR camera or a lapel microphone? The University Libraries!

The Multimedia Equipment Lending Library (MELL) will allow CU Boulder students, staff and faculty to borrow microphones, audio recorders, tripods, cameras, smartphone accessories and more through Norlin Commons. Check out our guide to view the full list of MELL equipment.

Equipment can be checked out for 72 hours. To borrow equipment, bring your Buff OneCard to the Norlin Commons Desk and ask for the specific equipment you want. MELL equipment can be used for research and course projects, as well as personal use.

Some of the most frequent requests the University Libraries receive are for equipment to help students in creating multimedia assignments, whether recording a podcast, editing a video project or adding audio to a PowerPoint. In answer to these requests, the libraries are piloting this audio-visual equipment check-out project for one year.

Because MELL is a pilot project, we are interested in hearing your feedback so we can improve future equipment lending options. We'd also love to see projects created with MELL equipment! To share your thoughts, contact norlincommons@colorado.edu.

Paid study: Adults needed for study on hearing and cardiovascular disease

Volunteers are needed for a study at the Hearing and Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics Laboratory investigating potential effects of cardiovascular health on the auditory system. 

We are recruiting individuals ages 18–55 who have two or more of the following:

  • Actively smoke tobacco (cigarettes) for at least one year and do not use other recreational drugs, including cannabis
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure or use antihypertensives
  • High cholesterol or use cholesterol-lowering drugs

Participants will receive a comprehensive hearing evaluation and physical examination with blood draw. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for up to five hours of testing. 

Interested? Email Jenny Masters at heardlab@colorado.edu or call 303-735-7127 to see if you qualify or for more information.