Buff Bulletin Board

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

 

Colorado Department of Higher Education hosting open forum for teaching faculty

The Colorado Department of Higher Education is interested in hearing from faculty about experiences this semester and what the fall semester might look like. Join the: 

Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education Operations: An Open Forum for Colorado’s Higher Education Faculty
Tuesday, May 12, 1–2 p.m.
Log in via Zoom with password: 761047—no need to RSVP

Questions to be addressed will include:

  • What factors are you considering as your institution and campuses plans for the fall?
  • What would give you confidence that it is “safe” to return in the fall for in-person instruction?
  • What resources would be needed to make you feel safe?
  • What policy considerations might be necessary (institutional, CDHE, other)?

Participants needed: Freshmen mental health experiences during COVID-19

We want to understand your experience as a first-year freshmen at CU during the COVID-19 pandemic. Complete 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). You will have the opportunity to win one of ten $100 Amazon gift cards. 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 COVID-19 Study,” and we will send you a survey link to complete at your convenience.

Summer hours option available for CU Boulder departments

The decision has been made to proceed with the option for departments to use summer operating hours. Implementation of the summer hours schedule will vary among departments considering most employees are working remotely.

For units that choose to follow the summer hours, the hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., effective Monday, May 11 through Saturday, August 15. On Sunday, August 16 departments using summer hours for their employees will return to regular operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Some departments maintain their own unique hours of operation. Employees should follow their department’s schedule in consultation with their supervisor.

Finance and budget managers, staff: Budget & Fiscal Planning offering trainings

Budget & Fiscal Planning (BFP) is launching a new group training on the Benefits Shared Solution, starting April 30. This training covers the five-pronged Shared Solution process for the Benefits Initiative. This new training will alternate Thursdays with BFP’s Benefits Localization group training.

For details and to RSVP for either training, please visit BFP’s Benefits Initiative website.

Submit a question, rank the issues regarding CU Boulder South

CU Boulder South

The city of Boulder has launched a question-and-answer page around CU Boulder South, addressing flood design and key elements of the annexation agreement with CU. Through May 13, you have the opportunity to review the information and weigh in with questions, which city of Boulder staff members will answer. You can also complete a questionnaire to rank the issues in order of importance to you­–valuable information for the city and CU Boulder.

Key dates in May include a planning board meeting on May 7 and a community information session on May 20. Get details.

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Worried about health or relationship problems? Feeling down, hopeless?

Affordable teletherapy is available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic, for individuals residing in Colorado. Sessions are held through the videoconferencing platform Zoom.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other difficulties during this very challenging time! Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

For more information, call our intake line, Julia Salinger at 303-492-5177; email raimy@colorado.edu; or visit our website.

Spring 2020 textbook rental check-in and sellback information

The CU Book Store has extended the deadline for textbook rental check-in to June 1. Rental books may be returned via UPS with a prepaid shipping label. Questions? Contact assist@cubookstore.com. Free shipping labels can be accessed at cubookstore.com/rental through June 1.

If you purchased a textbook and would like to sell it back, the CU Book Store will offer textbook sellback when the physical store reopens. Information will be found here when details are announced.

Are you a campus events calendar user? Get pointers on the new virtual event designation and more

Do you post events on the campus events calendar? The tool is updated with the following new features:

  • The new “experience” field allows you to mark the event as virtual. Selecting virtual will present additional fields for entering dial-in instructions, a livestream URL and/or livestream embed code.
  • In the “status” field, you can mark an event as live, canceled, postponed or sold out. When an event status is changed to canceled, for example, the cancellation is automatically indicated in the event title, so you do not have to manually make the edit.

Additionally, as a security best practice, Zoom meeting links should not be posted in calendar events unless the Zoom meeting has security settings suggested by OIT. The recommendation is to have interested participants register in advance to receive the Zoom meeting link. (Web Express users can create a webform to set up an event registration.)

Additional pointers on virtual events

Fulbright U.S. student grant application cycle open

The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship program for international educational exchange, and CU Boulder has been a top-producing institution for U.S. Fulbright student grants. 

Watch a short video, and then contact Deborah Viles to learn how you can apply for a Fulbright grant to do overseas study/research or to be an English teaching assistant overseas. These grants are for any student who will have at least a bachelor's degree by the time the grant starts and won’t yet have completed a PhD. Graduate students often apply to the Fulbright to fund fieldwork abroad. 

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Worried about health or relationship problems? Feeling down, hopeless?

Affordable teletherapy is available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic, for individuals residing in Colorado. Sessions are held through the videoconferencing platform Zoom.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other difficulties during this very challenging time! Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

For more information, call our intake line, Julia Salinger at 303-492-5177; email raimy@colorado.edu; or visit our website.

Participants wanted for online learning study

illustration of an eye

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder are looking for participants for a study of eye movements and brain activity during learning.   

You are eligible to participant in this research study if you:

  • CU Boulder student, faculty or staff member
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Fluent in English
  • Have a computer with a stable internet connection available to complete the sessions, on which you are willing to install Zoom video conferencing software
  • Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision

Thanks for your interest in the study! The study has two parts lasting around 1.5 hours total. Both parts of this study will take place remotely, through an online survey link for you to do at home. Payment for the whole study is $25 as Amazon gift cards.

In part one, you will read a series of texts about science. During and after reading, you will answer some questions about the text. This session should take about an hour, and you will be paid $15. For the duration of this first session, you will be sharing your browser screen with the experimenter via Zoom video conferencing software, therefore we ask that you sign up to take part at a specific time. 

For the second session, you will answer more questions about the text and provide some demographic data. We will send you the link to this survey two days after completing the first session, and you will complete it at your own convenience. This session should take 30 minutes, and you will be paid an additional $10. Payment will be via an Amazon gift card. 

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at eyemindlink@gmail.com for more information.

Healthy females needed for research

Andrew M. Novick and his team at CU are investigating ratings of digital images (pleasant, unpleasant, neutral and erotic) across the female menstrual cycle.

Study participation consists of two study sessions (done online) over the course of two months. These visits will consist of: questionnaires about your mood and some stressful life events, and rating of digital images (how pleasant/unpleasant and arousing/non-arousing you find these images).

Participation is not limited to members of CU. You may be eligible if you are:

  • Between 18-35 years old
  • Not taking hormonal birth control
  • Have regular periods
  • Not pregnant and not planning to become pregnant within the next two months

Participation in the study is voluntary. Eligible participants will receive compensation via e-gift cards for completing study activities.

If you are interested in learning more or to see if you qualify, please fill out this short eligibility survey.

Buff OneCard office hours

The Buff OneCard office is open to serve campus 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. For the health and safety of the staff, walk-in traffic is being discouraged. Please email boc@colorado.edu, or call 303-492-0355 to see if your needs can be met remotely.

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Worried about health or relationship problems? Feeling down, hopeless?

Affordable teletherapy is available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic, for individuals residing in Colorado. Sessions are held through the videoconferencing platform Zoom.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other difficulties during this very challenging time! Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

For more information, call our intake line, Julia Salinger at 303-492-5177; email raimy@colorado.edu; or visit our website.

Interested in joining UGGS: Applications due April 20

The United Government of Graduate Students seeks students interested in joining its leadership team for the next academic year. All graduate and professional students are eligible to apply, no prior experience needed. Benefits of serving as an UGGS officer include meeting students from across campus, making professional connections with important faculty and staff, gaining leadership and service experience, and receiving a bi-weekly stipend.  

More information about the positions and the application can be found here. Applications for executive positions were due on April 13; all other positions are due on April 20. If you have any questions, please reach out to uggsinfo@colorado.edu.