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Volunteers needed for heat therapy research study

The CU Boulder Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab is conducting a research study to investigate the effects of 8-10 weeks of supervised hot water immersion in a hot tub on physiological function. Participants will receive monetary compensation in the form of a check.

Participants will receive:

  • Physical exam
  • Complete blood panel (including blood sugar and cholesterol)
  • Exercise stress test 
  • Blood pressure screening

Looking for:

  • Healthy men and women 
  • Ages 55-79
  • Willing to undergo 3–4 hot tub sessions per week for 8–10 weeks (all take place in the IPA Lab in Carlson Gymnasium)

For more information, please email ipalab@colorado.edu or call 303-735-4936.

Education Abroad interest meeting: Prague

Cathedral in Prague

Global Seminar: Prague Past & Present

Want to travel around Prague and earn 3 credits this May? Join Professor Jennifer Fluri on this Maymester Global Seminar. You will explore the unique history and geography of the Czech Republic and conduct an independent research project. 

This course also has been approved for the Contemporary Societies A&S core. Learn more at the interest meeting. See you there!

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 5–5:30 p.m.
Center for Community, room S341

For parents: Research study for 2- to 7-year-olds

The Children’s Auditory Perception Laboratory is currently recruiting children between 2 and 7 years old for a research study to help us learn more about how children hear.

During the course of this study, your child will sit in a soundproof booth with an examiner and will listen to sounds presented over a loudspeaker or over earphones. To find out what your child can hear, we will teach him/her to make a response to a certain sound signal.

These responses will be play activities like putting a toy in a bucket or adding a block to a tower. We may use a mechanical toy whenever he/she responses to the sound. The signals will be presented in quiet and in various background sounds. The sounds we use are not loud. You will be able to sit inside the booth with your child or watch your child through an observation window.

As part of this study, your child will also receive a middle-ear screening at no cost to you. If at any time we discover any important hearing-related findings, we will report those findings to you and provide you with contact information for a complete hearing evaluation.

Two visits to the laboratory are required. Each visit lasts about one hour. You will receive $10 per hour, and we will pay your parking if you drive to the lab.

If you are interested, please email childhear@colorado.edu or call 303-735-6252.

The principal investigator for this research study is Angela Yarnell Bonino, PhD, Department Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. All testing will be completed in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) building on Main Campus.

Education Abroad interest meeting: Rome

Spiral stairs in Rome

Global Seminar: Culture Wars in Rome

Culture Wars in Rome is a two-week course led by Paul Diduch, an instructor in the CU Boulder Herbst Program of Humanities. Students earn 3 humanities (or elective) credits through lectures and visits to major sites in and near Rome. 

Spend your Maymester walking, talking, eating and exploring in central Rome! Attend an informational meeting with the director and past participants to learn more.

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 5–5:30 p.m.
Engineering Center, room 1B08

Need to increase your cardio? Participate in a research study!

Hello world

Reason for this study: The goal of this research is to help researchers identify strategies people can use to change their experience of cardiovascular exercise.

What you will do: 

  • One laboratory session including: survey, fitness test, learning a strategy and 30-minute supervised exercise session
  • Two weeks of exercise on your own while filling out short daily surveys
  • One survey at the end of the study


  • $10 for the laboratory session
  • $1 per day for filling out daily surveys (up to $14)
  • $5 for the follow-up survey

Who can be in the study: 

You should be between the ages of 18 and 40. You should not be doing regular cardiovascular exercise; this study is for people who do not frequently exercise right now. You should be willing to start a cardiovascular exercise program that involves walking, hiking, jogging or running. You should not have any health problems that prevent you from exercising safely.

Please email us at gillmanresearch@gmail.com if you would like to be in the study (please leave your email and a phone number), or you can go directly to our screening form to learn more and see if you are eligible to be in the study. 

Education Abroad interest meeting: London

London, England

Global Seminar: Accounting in a Global Economy

Spend two weeks next summer on this Global Seminar in London and complete ACCT 3700! Build an understanding of how the global economy affects financial reporting and legal-transfer pricing strategies for multinational corporations. 

Learn more at the informational meeting with the director Josh Neil. 

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 5 p.m. 
Koelbel Building, room 325

For parents: Cognitive Research Center offers fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children age 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: 

  • Visit our website.
  • Email  cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth, and parent contact information (address, phone number, email address).
  • Call us at 303-492-6389.

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page and website.  

Education Abroad interest meeting: South Africa

Group photo in South Africa

Summer Entrepreneur Global Seminar in South Africa

Want to spend your summer in South Africa gaining hands-on experience as a consultant? Earn 6 credits in 6 weeks while helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town. Students form consulting teams with local South African students to develop tangible and practical deliverables for clients. Make a difference and enhance your résumé! 

Led by Erick Mueller, students earn 6 upper-division credit hours for INBU 4925. Credit counts toward business electives, fulfills the Global Experience requirement for the Global Business Certificate or counts as internship credit for both the Entrepreneurship Certificate as well as the Cross Campus Entrepreneurship Certificate. 

Open to all majors. Learn more at the interest meeting.
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 5 p.m.
Koelbel Building, room 203

Education Abroad interest meeting: Northern Ireland

Peace Wall in Northern Ireland

Global Seminar: Peace & Conflict in Northern Ireland

Spend Maymester 2018 exploring the history and beauty of Northern Ireland. Immerse yourself in a post-conflict society and learn cutting-edge approaches to peace building from experts on the ground. 

Plus, visit sites like the ancient Giant’s Causeway, Titanic Museum and "Game of Thrones" filming locations! Learn more at an interest meeting with director Alison Castel. 

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 5:15–5:45 p.m.
Center for Community, room S341

Apply for fall, summer 2018 Education Abroad

Temple in Indonesia

Upcoming deadlines for Education Abroad programs this summer range from October through March 1; fall program deadlines range from Feb. 1 to March 1. Don’t miss your chance to enhance your college experience with overseas studies!

Learn more about your Education Abroad opportunities by completing Abroad 101, which covers key information to get you started on your journey. Abroad 101 is offered online and in-person - get started today!

Education Abroad interest meeting: China

Trolley and skyline in Hong Kong, China

Global Seminar: International Operations in China

Travel to Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, China, this summer and study operations management in some of the largest trading centers in Asia. You will engage in daily site visits to local businesses and learn first-hand about manufacturing in China.

Learn more at the interest meeting Jan. 25.

Thursday, Jan. 25, noon to 1 p.m.
Koelbel Building, room 355

Education Abroad interest meeting: Panama

Students explore Panama

Global Seminar: Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Panama

Panama is considered the fourth strongest economy in Latin America and one of the top 20 fastest growing economies in the world. However, strong economic performance has not translated into broadly shared prosperity. 

Participate in this Global Seminar to partner with local entrepreneurs and learn first-hand about the potential for business solutions to address poverty and related social and environmental challenges. This program runs for three weeks in May. Join the interest meeting Jan. 29 to learn more.

Monday, Jan. 29, 5 p.m.
Koelbel Building, room 350

Available now: Sublet private room in house on The Hill

Private room with a shared bathroom in a five-bedroom house available now!

Easily walk, bike or skateboard to campus. Room is bright with a large closet, single bed and area rug available, if you wish. Roommates are all male, CU students who are easy to get along with and chill.

Rent is $850 (willing to negotiate). January rent and security deposit already paid. Contact me for more information and pictures.