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Students: 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: 

  1. An at-home portion where you fill out surveys and practice the game, lasting one hour
  2. 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.

Students: Need a free ride to the Rocky Mountain Showdown?

CU Student Government (CUSG) is offering free bus rides for all students to Friday's Rocky Mountain Showdown at Mile High Stadium in Denver. 

The buses will begin departing around 4 p.m. Students can line up along the ramp outside of the CU Event Center. Availability is on first-come, first-served basis, and you will need your Buff OneCard to ride. Please also note, if you are taking anything with you, it needs to be in a clear bag due to stadium policy.

On the way back, buses will begin departing as early as halfway through the fourth quarter and will continue to board until all the seats are full. 

Don't have a game ticket? Sign up to volunteer and get a free ticket, courtesy of CUSG. Volunteers will need to meet outside of the event center around 3:30 p.m. to help get students onto the buses, and they will then ride the buses down to the game. Email cusg.health.safety@colorado.edu to volunteer. 

Stanford's Knight-Hennessy Scholarship info session

Juniors and seniors considering attending Stanford for graduate school might be interested in the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship. 

Knight-Hennessy scholars develops a community of global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Every year, up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford. 

Join an admissions representative from the program to learn more. Space is limited, so please register here.

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 4 p.m.
Center for Academic Success and Engagement, Room E313

From page to stage: Shakespeare acting class, ages 18 and up

Shakespeare illustration

Shakespeare’s plays were written to be performed – and the best way to dig into Shakespeare’s text is to put it up on its feet and speak the language out loud.

In this eight-week class, students will use acting techniques to deepen their appreciation and understanding of Shakespeare’s language, character development and storytelling. The class culminates in a final showing for friends and family on the last day of class.

Open to students ages 18 and up with all experience levels and abilities. Students from previous sessions are welcome to return.

Catch the Travel Channel at The Sink on Aug. 30

The Travel Channel is filming a new season of Food Paradise and will be featuring the "world-famous" Sink restaurant’s food. The Sink's management is inviting guests to come in Thursday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and “see if you’ll make it on TV!”

If you’re not familiar with the show, Food Paradise airs every Sunday night and is one of the Travel Channel’s longest-running series. Every one-hour episode has a theme and features eight restaurants in the U.S.

The Sink first attracted the media’s eye in 2012 with a feature on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. This attention must have reached the White House, because soon after the premiere, President Barack Obama surprised The Sink with a visit. A year later, in 2013, late Chef Anthony Bourdain and Chef Eric Ripert, reminiscent of The Sink’s angel/devil, brought their Good vs. Evil tour VIP party to The Sink.

It looks like the Travel Channel will continue the hype.

Open call for exhibitions at the Boulder Public Library

The Boulder Public Library invites proposals for projects ranging from a few days to two months that intertwine visual display, socially engaged art and/or installations with a live program, interactivity and collaborative happenings. Presentations in the gallery are as much about process as product, and we want visitors to be engaged in all levels. 

Multidisciplinary groups are encouraged to plan and apply together. Traditional art exhibitions will be considered, however, preference will be given to individuals/groups who present projects based on the above specifications. Honorariums may be available depending on the scope of the project. 

The deadline for the application is Aug. 31. Get details here.

Paid study on bipolar disorder

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Interested in your moods and 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:

  • 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 – 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. Please fill out the brief survey to apply.

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

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