Buff Bulletin Board

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


Volunteers needed for cardiovascular research study

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory is looking for volunteers to study the potential health aging effects of nicotinamide riboside supplementation on blood pressure and physiological function.


  • Age 50–79 years
  • Higher than normal blood pressure
  • Willing to undergo a three-month period taking nicotinamide riboside or placebo pills

Benefits include:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested, call 303-492-2485 or email nrstudy@colorado.edu.

Seeking undergraduates for library usability study

Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at the Boulder campus? The University Libraries would like to hear from you.
We are looking for approximately a dozen undergraduates to participate in a 45-minute usability study research session. As a token of our appreciation for your time, you will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.
Interested? Register online.

Questions can be directed to Courtney McDonald at crmcdonald@colorado.edu.

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 13 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

Where do you go for printing or bulk mail?

Did you know CU Imaging Services provides:

  • Bindery, fulfillment and standard and bulk mailing: Your only campus source for nonprofit mailings!
  • Variable-data printing: With our digital press capabilities, we can create variable-data print projects that allow you to individualize each printed sheet or mail custom personalized letters, postcards, packets and more. 

CU Imaging Services offers two convenient locations: Print Shop (2-2679) at Folsom Stadium, Gate 11, Room 280, and the Ink Spot (2-7878) on the UMC first floor next to Celestial Seasonings.

Paid survey on CU college experience, mental health

Did you know one out of three college students experience significant emotional difficulties?

We want to understand your experience as a first-year student at CU. Earn $20 by completing an online survey sharing your own experiences, thoughts and feelings.

This research is being conducted by researchers in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#18-0483) and is conducted as part of a partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Education, the University Exploration and Advising Center, the Center for STEM Learning, and the Office of Data Analytics. Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available.

To qualify, you must be a freshman at CU between the ages of 18–25 and fluent in English.

Please contact gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “EMERGE Study,” and we will send you a survey link to complete at your convenience.

Paid study on bipolar disorder or depression

Have a history of bipolar disorder or depression? Interested in your moods and brain? Want a picture of your 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:

  • Visit(s) 1 & 1.5 – behavioral lab tasks: Interview about thoughts and feelings, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (2-3 hours each; $20 per hour)
  • Visit 2 – fMRI scan: View videos and pictures and think about emotions while in a brain-imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires (2 hours; $25 per hour and picture of your brain)
  • Opportunities to participate in paid follow-up surveys may also be available.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old.

Please fill out a 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. 

Final reminders: What you need to know to participate in the Nov. 5 election

Where to turn in your voted ballot

There is a 24-hour ballot drop box at 1669 Euclid Ave. It is located outside on the sidewalk south of the University Memorial Center (UMC), closest to the Euclid Street entrance of the UMC. This is not a drive-up location; parking is limited.

  • For more 24-hour ballot drop boxes and drive-by drop-off locations visit https://boco.org/Vote and click on ballot drop-off and voting locations.
  • Colorado voters can return their mail ballot to any county clerk and recorder office in Colorado. This includes the 24-hour mail ballot box located closest to Euclid Avenue outside the UMC and in the Voter Service and Polling Center inside the UMC. 
  • Ballots must be dropped in a ballot box no later than 7 p.m. Nov. 5.
  • It is too late to mail in your ballot.

How and where to vote and register same-day, vote in-person, get a replacement ballot, and more

There is a Voter Service and Polling Center in the UMC on the 3rd Floor. It is open:

  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4
  • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Election Day

At the UMC Voter Service and Polling Center, you can:

  • Drop off your ballot (any Colorado voter)
  • Register to vote / Update your registration
  • Cast a Boulder County ballot in person (**NEW** Voters from other counties can request a statewide-only ballot at any Voter Service Center in Colorado. This is a ballot that does not have local issues, but allows out-of-county voters to at least vote on issues/contests that are at the state level)
  • Request a replacement ballot
  • Vote using equipment and facilities for persons with disabilities

Remember to:

Adults ages 35-55 needed for paid study on hearing, cardiovascular disease

Volunteers are needed for a study at the Hearing and Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics Laboratory investigating potential effects of cardiovascular health on the auditory system.

We are recruiting adults ages 35-55 years with two or more of the following: Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or use of cholesterol-lowering medication, high blood pressure or use of blood-pressure-lowering medication, or current tobacco smoker.

Participants will receive a comprehensive hearing evaluation and physical examination with blood draw. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for up to five hours of testing.

Interested? Email Amy Sanders at heardlab@colorado.edu or call 303-735-7127 to see if you qualify or for more information.

Students: Go see Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars

Nov. 1 update: Student tickets are sold out.

Students can pick up tickets in the Center for Student Involvement, UMC 330, on Thursday, Oct. 31, and Friday, Nov. 1, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

One ticket will be given per CU Boulder student present with a Buff OneCard. There are a limited number of tickets, so they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Each ticket includes a $15 credit for food from any of the concessions stands in the Pepsi Center.