Buff Bulletin Board

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


Safe Zone training May 15: LGBTQ Ally Development Program

The Gender and Sexuality Center offers monthly Safe Zone trainings throughout the academic year.

Join us May 15 for this interactive 90-minute training that provides information about campus climate for the LGBTQ 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.

To register for one of our scheduled monthly trainings, please sign up through Skillsoft in your employee portal. If you are having trouble logging in to Skillsoft, you can call Organizational and Employee Development at 303-492-8103.

Volunteers needed for student move-out donation drive

Give & Go Donation Drive

The annual Give & Go Donation Drive is being held in all the campus residence halls during student move-out between April 30 and May 10 (extended to May 14 in Bear Creek).

This campuswide reuse program captured over 38 tons of reusable items last year … that’s enough to fill seven 18-wheelers! All these items would have ended up in a landfill without the hard work of volunteers and staff throughout the drive.

With such a substantial effort, we need all hands on deck to make it a success. Much like the large efforts needed during student move-in to assist students moving onto campus, we can also use your support during move-out.

Volunteers help package materials for collection, load materials on to trucks and guide students to donate correctly at our stations. Please sign up for available shifts at the link below.

Get the latest on commencement

CU Boulder will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 10, at Folsom Field.  

Check the website for updated information, including details about the campus ceremony, department or college recognition ceremonies, caps and gowns, announcements, ADA accessible services, parking and the Alumni Association Grad Bash on Thursday, May 3. Clear bag policy for the stadium will be enforced.

Please refer to the commencement website for more information.

Graduating? Get a green cord when you take social, environmental responsibility pledge

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The Graduation Pledge of Social & Environmental Responsibility of the Graduation Pledge Alliance states:

"I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and to try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work."

Graduating seniors at CU Boulder can take the pledge and get an optional green cord to wear at graduation to show your commitment to environmental and social responsibility.

Cords will be available for pick-up at the CU Environmental Center from noon to 2 p.m. May 7-9 at the University Memorial Center, room 355.

Please pay $5 deposit for the cord, as we encourage you to return it post-graduation so it can be re-used in future years.

Cords are limited in supply and available on a first-come basis.

Paid study for public speaking anxiety through May

Do you fear public speaking or feel highly anxious in social situations? Aged 18-25? Need money this summer? 

You may be eligible to participate in a paid study at CU Boulder. You will be paid $32 for completing a brief, two-part study. Participation includes completing questionnaires, social tasks and a brief intervention for social and public speaking anxiety. 

Contact intervention-study@colorado.edu for more information or sign up directly for experiment 1022 through Paid Sona.

Earn up to $200 in young adult mood study

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Interested in your moods and thoughts? Participate in a paid study on emotion and mood here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. 

Earn up to $200 to participate in studies involving answering questions about your feelings and thoughts, watching brief films, playing computer games and keeping a log of your emotions and activities. The study includes two separate visits and pays $10 per hour in cash each (first visit is 2-3 hours; second is 4 hours). There is an option for paid follow-up phone interviews in addition.

Please fill out the very brief survey to apply.

If you have questions please contact us at gruberpeplab@gmail.com or visit our website

Research study: Mind-body treatments for chronic back pain

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If you suffer from chronic back pain, you may be eligible to participate in a paid research study on the benefits of a novel mind-body treatment for chronic pain.

The research study consists of two MRI scan sessions 4-6 weeks apart on the CU Boulder campus, before and after treatment. MRI is safe and non-invasive technology for measuring brain function, and participants will be given a photo of their brain to take home.

You will be compensated $200 for participation.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Ages 21-70
  • Back pain for the last 3 months or more
  • No metal in the body (for MRI safety)
  • Not pregnant

For more information about the study and to help us determine your eligibility, please the CANLab website. You may also email canlab@colorado.edu or call 303-492-4299 for further information.

Summer hours for Boulder campus start May 10

Summer hours for the Boulder campus will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., effective Thursday, May 10, through Sunday, Aug. 19.

Please note: May 10 is the day of spring commencement. An early arrival is recommended due to the unusually high volume of traffic, both on campus and on surrounding city streets.

On Monday, Aug. 20, the Boulder campus will return to its regular operating hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some departments maintain their own unique hours of operation. Please follow your department's schedule.

Euclid Avenue closure slated for April 28

Both lanes of Euclid Avenue and the adjacent sidewalks just west of 18th Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, to accommodate crane work at the Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) construction site. 

The closure extends from the intersection of 18th and Euclid west to the Euclid Parking Garage entrance. The parking garage will remain open and can be accessed via Broadway. No car, bus, bicycle or pedestrian traffic will be able to pass through the closure area. 

The Williams Village and Athens North Buff Bus routes will follow their respective football reroutes until 5 p.m. Regional Transportation District bus route detours can be viewed via RTD’s Rider Alerts website.

Earn up to $200 in young adult mood study

PEP Lab graphic showing anatomical heart over person's silhouette

Are you a young adult ages 18–25? Interested in your moods and thoughts? Participate in a paid study on emotion and mood here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Earn up to $200 to participate in studies involving answering questions about your feelings and thoughts, watching brief films, playing computer games and keeping a log of your emotions and activities. The study includes two separate visits and pays $10 per hour in cash (first visit is 2–3 hours; second is 4 hours). There is an option for paid follow-up phone interviews in addition.

If interested, please complete the screening survey. If you have questions, please email gruberpeplab@colorado.edu or visit www.gruberpeplab.com.

Are you an LGBTQ+ graduate? Join Lavender Graduation on May 3

Join the Gender and Sexuality Center for their annual celebration honoring LGBTQIA graduates and scholarship recipients by registering below. Students graduating in either spring or fall of the current year will be given a rainbow tassel to wear at commencement, and they will be inducted into the GLBT Alumni Chapter of the University of Colorado. 

Lavender Graduation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Center for Community Abrams Lounge. Friends, family and allies are welcome to attend. 

Keynote speaker Daniel Ramos is the executive director at One Colorado. Before taking on this role, Ramos served as deputy director of Safe & Inclusive Schools, as well as the political and organizing director, managing their safe schools program and leading One Colorado’s work to mobilize, educate and engage the LGBT community around important issues.

Please register today if you are an LGBTQ+ graduate.

Celebrate David Sherwood's retirement May 4

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Join us to celebrate David Sherwood's retirement from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, on the 11th floor of the Gamow Tower in the Duane Physics building. 

Dave, interim chair of the Department of Integrative Physiology, has been with the university since 1985. He was a long-standing member of the Honors Council (28 years) and served as the undergraduate associate chair in integrative physiology (23 years). 

Please come wish Dave well on his next adventure—then look for him on the golf course or on the beach in Playa Del Carmen!

Department of Integrative Physiology election results

Congratulations, to the Department of Integrative Physiology's newly elected officials! On Wednesday, April 18, IPHY faculty voted to approve the following positions in their department:

Professor Mark R. Opp elected as department chair

Opp’s research programs aim to elucidate sleep-immune interactions, specifically the role of chronic insufficient sleep in the etiology of inflammatory disease. Current projects use mouse models to determine mechanisms by which sleep disruption contributes to musculoskeletal pain, traumatic brain injury and metabolic dysregulation.

Results of Opp’s research have been published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience; Glia; Brain, Behavior and Immunity; SLEEP and other highly ranked journals. Opp is past-resident of the Sleep Research Society and of the PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society. He is editor-in-chief of Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms.

Associate Professor Robert S. Mazzeo elected chair of Graduate Affairs Committee

Mazzeo’s research examines the neuroendocrine and biochemical adaptations associated with acute and chronic exercise (emphasis on aging), high-altitude physiology and exercise immunology.

He is currently an associate editor for Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, is on the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Physiology and is director of the Integrative Physiology Core Laboratory in the CU Boulder Clinical Translational Research Center. Mazzeo recently launched an online course titled the Science of Exercise which, to date, has had over 75,000 visitors.

Professor Roger M. Enoka elected associate chair of faculty affairs

The research performed by Enoka examines the impact of changes in the function of the nervous system on movement capabilities in humans. Current themes in his laboratory include: the consequences of age-associated adaptations in neuromuscular properties on manual dexterity and walking performance and the capacity of treatment with electrical nerve stimulation to improve mobility and dexterity in persons with multiple sclerosis.

Recent results have been published in Experimental Biology, Experimental Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Neurophysiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and Physiology. Enoka is frequently invited as a keynote speaker to international meetings and serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals, as a reviewer of grant applications and as a consultant on human movement.

Students: Become an Alternative Breaks site leader

Join a movement of college students who are passionate about engaging in service during college breaks. 

Site leaders commit to co-leading a group of 10 CU students in service work during spring break. Each trip topic focuses on a different social or environmental justice topic.

Program requirements:

  • Attend weekly leadership trainings 3–5 p.m. Wednesdays, September 2018 through May 2019.
  • Attend a site leader retreat Sept. 21 and 22.
  • Have commitment to improving your skills and engaging in direct service.

Apply at colorado.edu/volunteer. Priority deadline is Thursday, April 26.

Explore School of Education graduate programs at open house April 28

Explore the CU Boulder School of Education graduate programs, connect with current students and faculty, and learn about financial aid, admissions, flexible course schedules and more at the Graduate Studies Open House. We offer flexible, evening master's programs and Colorado's top-ranked graduate education programs. 

Saturday, April 28, 2 p.m.
Education building, room 231