Buff Bulletin Board

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


Join our candlelight research study

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Join our candlelight research study: At Home Circadian Rhythm Assessment.

The purpose of the study is to examine circadian rhythms in the home environment under typical home lighting conditions versus under candlelight conditions after sunset. This work will have important implications for the development of strategies to measure circadian rhythms outside of the laboratory and how evening light exposure influences circadian timing.

We are looking for men and women, ages 18-65, to participate in an at-home monitoring research study that lasts approximately one week, with a total of two short visits at the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory 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 candlelight study.

On-Campus Student Job Fair happening Sept. 14 in the UMC

Looking for an on-campus job? Come to this event to meet campus employers, explore opportunities and learn how to apply! The fair takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. in the UMC.

Hourly and work-study positions available. Open to all current undergraduate and graduate students.

Elections to close Sept. 14 for Boulder Faculty Assembly seats

The Boulder Faculty Assembly has announced a call for nominations for fall 2021 BFA elections. External elections are open to all CU Boulder eligible faculty for seat vacancies on BFA standing committees.

Nominations should be sent to Adam Norris at bfa@colorado.edu by Tuesday, Sept. 14 before midnight.

Additional information is available on the BFA Elections webpage.

Earn money, contribute to science and get a picture of your brain!

The Intermountain Neuorimaging Consortium (INC) is a brain imaging research facility in the Institute of Cognitive Science at CU Boulder. We use MRI scans to study how the brain works and how the brain changes across the lifespan. We currently have six to seven studies that are looking for participants from a range of ages across the Denver metro area.

If you have always wanted to see what your brain looks like or would simply like to contribute to neuroscience research in Colorado, please see our website for more details on specific studies that are currently recruiting participants.

Research study: Light at night and pupil size in children and adolescents

The CU Boulder Sleep and Development Lab is looking for participants for a research study to learn about how light exposure in the evening affects pupil size in children and adolescents. We need children ages 8-9.9 or 15-16.9 years who are healthy and have no sleep problems for a 6-day study, requiring one short visit to our lab (approximately 2 hours). Families will be compensated for participating.

For more information, contact the Sleep and Development Laboratory at sleepdev@colorado.edu or visit our website.

Nomination deadline extended to Oct. 1 for honorary degrees, university medals, distinguished service awards

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The University of Colorado Board of Regents along with faculty members from each campus award individuals with honorary degrees, university medals and distinguished service awards each year. To nominate someone, the deadline has been extended to Oct. 1

Honorary degrees, the highest awards CU can bestow, recognize outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas: intellectual contributions, university service, public service and/or philanthropy. 

University medals are awarded in recognition of those persons whose achievements and contributions are particularly associated with the university. 

Distinguished service awards are awarded in recognition of achievements and contributions particularly associated with the state and/or nation.

Classes of 2020, 2021 to reunite Sept. 17 for a Night on Norlin

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The campus community is excited to welcome the classes of 2020 and 2021, which did not have in-person commencement ceremonies, for a Night on Norlin on Friday, Sept. 17. The free event will be an opportunity for the two classes to celebrate together in recognition of their accomplishments.

Night on Norlin will include brief talks by the 2020 and 2021 commencement keynote speakers Dan Carlin, a political commentator, actor and podcaster, and Dwinita Mosby Tyler, the chief catalyst and founder of The Equity Project. There will also be performances by a DJ and the CU Buffoons.

On Saturday, Sept. 18, the festivities will continue with special recognition and a cap toss at the Colorado Buffaloes home football game against the University of Minnesota. Forever Buffs from the classes of 2020 and 2021 can get discounted tickets for the game. 

What to do if you’re worried about a friend

Suicide––it’s not an easy topic to talk about, but it is so important. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college-aged students. Whether you or someone you care about is having a hard time, it’s important for someone who is thinking about suicide to get the help they need.

Read about things you can do if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide.