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Run the Nearly Naked Mile for a good cause Friday night

Join The Herd for a CU campus traditions: the Nearly Naked Mile.

You'll run through campus in your underwear after donating your clothes to a good cause! Donate five or more articles of clothing and receive a free commemorative Herd fanny pack!

The Nearly Naked Mile benefits A Precious Child, a local nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged and displaced children, and Denver Rescue Mission, a metro-Denver based non-profit dedicated to transforming the lives of people suffering in poverty or homelessness.

Come enjoy the pre-run entertainment (DJ, snacks, games and prizes) starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Koenig Alumni Center. The race starts at Koenig at 9 p.m.

Deadline extended for Academic Futures responses, diversity report posting

Old Main

The deadline for submitting a response to the Academic Futures report has been extended to the end of business on Friday, Sept. 28. Response papers are particularly designed for groups or units on campus wishing to address a single project or area of recommendations presented by the Committee. Response papers should be no more than two pages in length.

Also, as announced Monday, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement Bob Boswell granted an extension to the Diversity, Inclusion and Academic Excellence Plan Revising Committee at the Committee’s request. A new fall semester date for the posting of the plan will be announced soon.

Make a difference through fraternity life at CU Boulder

CU Boulder Fraternity & Sorority Life would like to introduce you to the newly recognized fraternity community at CU Boulder! Fraternity life is changing nationwide, and recognized chapters will be able to be a part of an innovative movement to shape what fraternity means to CU Boulder. 

Over the course of the next few weeks, our new fraternities will be holding rush events to recruit men who truly want to make a difference at CU Boulder. Because our chapters are new to campus, students who choose to join the recognized chapters will have the ability to shape their chapter culture and influence the development of a soon-to-be CU Interfraternity Council.

To learn more about the campus's new fraternity community, join us to learn more about Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Tau Gamma and Beta Theta Pi at the CU Boulder Fraternity Open House from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in UMC 235.

The fraternity experience is one that can provide members with a deep connection not only to their chapter but also to our alma mater. It is also an experience that can be different if you choose to join a recognized chapter. We encourage you to visit following websites for more information.

To receive additional outreach, fill out an interest form.

Students: Join the UMC Board

Join the UMC Board! Apply now!

Want to get involved on campus and develop your leadership skills? Apply to join the UMC Board by Oct. 5!

The board actively governs the UMC on behalf of CU Student Government and works with the UMC director to ensure the UMC fulfills its mission of providing programs, facilities, services and educational opportunities that enrich the campus experience for the whole CU community.

This is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning CU students! You must be able to attend the board meetings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.

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.

Paid study to interact with augmented reality headset

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of remotely operated telepresence human avatars for long-distance video conferencing presented in augmented reality. The study will take approximately 45 minutes, and you will be compensated $10.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 45 years old.

If you have questions, please email cuironlab@gmail.com, or sign up directly under AR Telepresence. 

CU NightRide: Your free and safe ride home

Looking for a safe ride on campus or within Boulder city limits? Give CU NightRide a try! We’re a student-operated program that provides free night-time transportation for CU students, faculty and staff.

  • Studying late at Norlin and missed the last bus? Use CU NightRide!
  • Headed for a night out with friends on The Hill? Use CU NightRide!
  • It’s dark and cold and you don’t want to walk back to your res hall? Use CU NightRide!

We’re here to help get you where you want to go safely and efficiently. And with our TapRide app, it’s easier than ever to request a ride.

September hours:
Sunday–Thursday 7 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.
Friday, Saturday 7 p.m to 1:15 a.m.

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.

UROP seeks students for sidewalk chalk symposium

Sidewalk chalk

UROP seeks undergraduates of all majors, who have been working with CU Boulder faculty on research, scholarly and creative projects, to participate in the Sidewalk Symposium by creating colorful visual presentations of their projects (complete or in progress) using nothing but chalk drawn on the sidewalks around Norlin Quad.

Apply to participate by Friday, Oct. 5.

Students of all backgrounds and experience levels are invited to apply using the form linked below. Those selected will need to be available for at least a two-hour window (of their choosing) between 1 and 5 p.m. on Oct. 17 to chalk “posters” on the sidewalk and share their work with those passing by. UROP will supply plenty of colorful chalk.

Students needed for poster sessions during Research & Innovation Week

Research & Innovation Week Oct. 15-19

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO), in collaboration with the United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS), invites individuals to participate in poster sessions from all disciplines for Research & Innovation Week 2018. 

Benefits of presenting

  • Share your research/scholarship/creative work with an interested audience  
  • Identify and connect with possible future collaborators
  • Enhance your CV and polish your presentation skills
  • Receive feedback from colleagues
  • Contribute to the shared knowledge of the university
  • Network with researchers, scholars, leadership and others

Get guidelines for submissions and details on poster session options taking place Oct. 15, 16 and 19. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, Sept. 21.

UMC Student Arts Program accepting submissions

Showcase your art in the heart of campus!

The UMC Student Arts Program collects original art created by the CU Boulder student community and displays it throughout the building. We are looking for original pieces in the following media: painting, drawing, sculpture, textile, photography/film/technology.

Awards for top submissions. Deadline to submit: Dec. 15.

Paid study on understanding the emotions of others

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 and have either:

  • A diagnosis of bipolar disorder
  • A history of depression
  • Not have any history of mental health conditions

Please fill out the following 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.
 

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.

Sustainability Buffs leadership program launching this fall

Sustainability Buffs sit at a table

The Sustainability Buffs Leadership Program launches this fall to provide undergraduate students the skills and support to turn their great ideas into reality, on campus and in future careers.

The program will run for eight weeks on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Sept. 17 through Nov. 4, with one all-day retreat. The program is open to students in every area of study. 

Applications are due Monday, Sept. 10. There is a $100 participation fee with financial assistance available.
 
Students that complete the Sustainability Buffs program this fall will be eligible to complete the next phase of the Sustainability Leadership Program, available in future semesters. Sustainability Buffs will be offered both fall and spring semesters for interested students.

Learn more and apply now.