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Camp Shakespeare: Kids, teens invited to study Shakespeare on campus

Young actor on stage

Each summer, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival invites kids ages 9–18 to CU Boulder’s campus to study Shakespeare with CSF professionals. Working in small groups, these students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play.

Camp Shakespeare is a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment. The session will culminate in free public performances on the Mary Rippon Outdoor Stage.

Camp dates and details 

July 18–Aug. 5
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon

Ages 9–11: Coriolanus
Ages 12–14: All’s Well That Ends Well
Ages 15–18: Two Gentlemen of Verona

Tuition is $750. Sign up siblings and receive $50 off the second child’s tuition.  Camp and performances take place at the University Theatre Building and Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre.

Final performance schedule

Saturday, Aug. 6 
9 a.m. performance: Coriolanus
9:45 a.m. performance: All’s Well That Ends Well
10:30 a.m. performance: Two Gentlemen of Verona

Shakespeare's Sprites: A playful introduction to the Bard

Children performing Shakespeare on stage

Shakespeare’s Sprites is a playful introduction to the Bard for ages 6–9. Discover the fun of Shakespeare through pool-noodle fights, silly insults, Renaissance songs and lively scene work. Each week culminates in a final showing for family and friends. This program is the perfect way to instill a love of language and theater in your child. Students enrolled in Shakespeare’s Sprites should have basic reading skills. 

Camp details

July 11–15, 9 a.m. to noon
Final showing: Friday, 11:30 a.m. (location TBA)

Tuition is $250. Discounts are available for siblings registering for camps.

Participate: Insufficient sleep microbiome study

Are you aged 18–45 and spend less than 6.5 hours in bed at night sleeping? Join our research study on the effects of a prebiotic supplement.

This study is about how receiving less than 6.5 hours of sleep a night changes molecules in your blood, including your blood sugar levels, and alters the bacteria that live in your gut that typically help keep you healthy. As part of a larger research study, we are testing how a prebiotic diet alters how you and the bacteria living in your gut respond.

We are looking for healthy men and women who spend less than 6.5 hours in bed at night sleeping, ages 18–45, to participate in a research study that lasts five weeks, with a total of five visits at CU Boulder.

Compensation up to $250.

Get more study details and information on how to apply.

If you have any other questions, please email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the Insufficient Sleep Microbiome study. This study is part of The microbiome and responsiveness to stress: Countermeasure strategies for improving resilience to sleep and circadian disruption study.

Subjects needed for study investigating effects of electrical stimulation on walking, balance

Researchers in the Neurophysiology of Movement Lab on Main Campus are conducting a study to evaluate the influence of light electrical stimulation on walking and balance capabilities in healthy adults. 

Subject requirements:

  • 65–85 years of age
  • Free from neurological impairments
  • No recent lower body injuries 
  • Ability to walk for six minutes unaided

The study consists of two visits to CU Boulder Main Campus on separate days (approximately 2.5 hours each):

  • In each session, we will apply mild electrical stimulation using a TENS device and assess subjects' walking and balance capabilities.
  • Compensation: $50 for the two visits

If interested, please contact Mohammed Alenazy for more information: moal4255@colorado.edu, 720-231-9767.

Submit a nomination for UROP’s mentor award by April 1

UROP celebrates mentorship with the Faculty Mentor Award, which recognizes campus faculty supporting undergraduates on research and creative projects. 

Students are invited to nominate their mentors regardless of program funding, and we welcome submissions from early-stage researchers and creative practitioners. 

To support their work, award recipients will have the option to award an assistantship to an eligible undergraduate of their choosing in the next grant cycle.

Submit a nomination by April 1.

Transit app update offers GPS tracking

Buff Bus has upgraded its Transit app with improved software designed to provide real-time bus location information based on GPS tracking, rather than predicted route schedules. The new software went live in January.

“It’s important for our riders to know when to expect the bus, and when the buses are running off-schedule,” said Tom Christian, senior operations compliance program manager for Buff Bus operations at CU Boulder. “We are trying to improve the Buff Bus experience, and this upgrade makes it easier for our riders to plan their daily schedules.”

Previously the app relied on regular schedules to predict when a particular bus was supposed to arrive, but if the buses got off schedule due to weather or traffic delays, the app didn’t offer GPS based tracking. Now, with this upgrade, the Transit app is able to feed data real-time from the bus’s GPS unit to determine its real-time location and more accurately predict how long it will take to reach the next stop.

Call for performers: ‘Roots and Branches’ diverse performance

Showcase your talents!

The Diverse Musicians' Alliance (DiMA) at CU Boulder invites performers of music, dance, poetry and other forms of art to participate in "Roots and Branches," an annual show featuring diverse voices and art forms, on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Music's Grusin Recital Hall.

Applications to perform are due March 5.

All types of performances are welcome. Performances must be no longer than 10 minutes. We are not able to provide amplification equipment other than a single handheld microphone. The performance hall is intimate and has excellent acoustics. Amplification is rarely needed.

We are looking for diverse acts and are especially interested in personal, unique and thought-provoking performances. The Diverse Performance Concert is a longstanding tradition of the Diverse Musicians' Alliance and has taken place on campus for more than 14 years.

Please apply by March 5. While we want to showcase as many performers as possible, if we receive a large number of applications, the committee will select a program that represents diverse voices and art forms. We will be in touch soon after the deadline.

Conversation and Cuts event to be held March 17

Person giving a hair cut

Men of color, register for free haircuts, conversation and food offered through the Center for Inclusion and Social Change's Men of Excellence initiative and learn about resources available through the campus's Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS).