Buff Bulletin Board

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

 

Grad student seminars, write-ins continue online

Looking for structure and community? Check out the Graduate School calendar for a full listing of upcoming online events. This semester, the Graduate School is offering the following virtual support services:

Visit the professional development page for the full suite of Graduate School programs and services.

Students needed for online mock interview study

We are a team of researchers at University of Colorado and Purdue University studying automated video interviews. Automated video interviews are increasingly being adopted by organizations and use computers to automatically screen job applicants. We seek to collect data to determine whether such technology can reliably, accurately and fairly assess job applicants.

We are recruiting undergraduates to participate in a mock video interview (approved Purdue University IRB protocol # IRB-2019-56; University of Colorado IRB protocol # 19-0562). The study consists of common selection tests (i.e., personality and cognitive ability tests) and an asynchronous mock interview. 

The study takes about 45 minutes to complete, on average. Full participation requires that you have a webcam (recording both video and audio) and laptop or desktop computer. By participating, you will gain experience on selection tests and automated interviews. For completing all components of the study, you will be compensated with a $10 Amazon gift card.

If you wish to participate, please follow the study link or copy and paste the address into your browser (we suggest you use Chrome or Firefox): https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eE4OvqflOB7Z9MV

If you have any questions or concerns, feel welcome to contact Louis Hickman, PhD candidate, at lchickma@purdue.edu.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Louis Hickman
PhD Candidate
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Purdue University
lchickma@purdue.edu

Dr. Louis Tay
Associate Professor
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Purdue University  
stay@purdue.edu

Sidney D'Mello
Associate Professor
Institute of Cognitive Science
University of Colorado Boulder

Play collaborative learning games and earn $25

The Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is looking for participants for a study of collaboration. 

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

  • Are a CU Boulder student at least 18 years of age
  • Speak English
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments
  • Have not previously played Physics Playground or a similar game (e.g., Crayon Physics Deluxe, Magic Pen) for more than an hour

The study contains will take place online via Zoom and will last approximately 90 minutes. You will be compensated with a $25 Amazon gift card.

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at emotivecomputing.cps2@gmail.com for more information.
 

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.

Boulder siren testing to begin April 6, continue through August

Beginning Monday, April 6, and continuing on the first Monday of each month through August, the Boulder Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with Boulder County and the City of Boulder, will begin audible testing of the countywide emergency sirens. 

The tests will be at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day, on April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6 and Aug. 3. 

The siren tests ensure that all systems and procedures are working properly during the season of peak flood danger, which is typically early spring to late summer.

For more information about personal preparedness and flood safety, visit the CU Boulder Emergency Management Flood Information pageReady Colorado, Boulder Office of Emergency Management, Boulder County and BoulderFloodInfo.net.

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.

Study on 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 10 $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 and 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.

CU students needed for wellness study

The Research on Affective Disorders and Development Lab is conducting research on wellness and stress coping in CU students during the novel COVID-19 outbreak. 

Our community is navigating a major public health stressor. We know your lives are being deeply impacted by school closures, changes in your social life social activities and family risks—and we know these impacts may be highly stressful. We want to understand how COVID-19 is affecting CU students and understand whether, and what types, of daily wellness strategies might buffer you from this stressor and help keep you well.

You are eligible for this research study if you are a CU Boulder student over the age of 18. The study lasts eight weeks, and all study data collection happens entirely online. 

If you participate in this study, you will complete a series of short daily microsurveys (one minute a day) as well as a longer survey that is sent to you once every two weeks (about 40 minutes to complete the biweekly surveys). 

You may be assigned to a group in which we ask you to engage in daily wellness strategies either involving positive activities, or mindfulness practices. We will give you some examples of daily wellness strategies, but you get to choose what strategies you use and how long you spend on the strategies each day. 

You will be compensated for your participation (maximum of $226 for completing all parts of the study). 

If you’re interested in learning more, contact the RADD lab at raddlab@colorado.edu.

Mathematics Academic Resource Center (MARC) is operating remotely

kitten hanging on rope with text that says 'hang in there'

The Mathematics Academic Resource Center (MARC) is operating remotely! Graduate student, learning assistant and undergraduate math tutors are standing by to help with all of your math questions. This is a free service provided by the Department of Mathematics offered to all CU students. 

Visit the MARC page, click on a tutor's name, and you'll be whisked off to a Zoom meeting and receive one-on-one, skilled assistance in reasoning through all undergraduate math topics.

For grad students: Adjusted academic deadlines

Below are the adjusted deadlines for graduate students receiving May 2020 doctoral and master’s degrees.

May 2020 doctoral degree deadlines

  • Doctoral students must complete the PhD dissertation defense or final examination
    • Posted deadline: April 7, 2020
    • Adjusted deadline: April 24, 2020
  • PhD students must submit the dissertation and signature page
    • Posted deadline: April 14, 2020
    • Adjusted deadline: May 1, 2020

May 2020 master’s degree deadlines

  • Master’s students must complete the thesis defense or final examination
    • Posted deadline: April 14, 2020
    • Adjusted deadline: April 29, 2020
  • Master’s thesis plan students must submit the thesis and signature page
    • Posted deadline: April 21, 2020
    • Adjusted deadline: May 6, 2020

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Each spring, the university recognizes the important role that graduate and professional students play on campus with a week of activities, events and support services. Due to the current circumstances, we regret that full celebration of this weeklong celebration is on hold. However, we are pleased to announce that HungryBuffs has agreed to offer a 10% discount on all orders through April 30 by using the coupon code cugraduate10. We are also working on some virtual community events, which we will announce in further detail soon.

Ombuds offering virtual drop-in consults for undergrad students

Starting April 6, the Ombuds Office will offer 15-minute virtual drop-in consults for undergraduate students on Mondays and Thursdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. on a first-call, first-served basis. Virtual drop-in consults will continue every Monday and Thursday through May 7, 2020.

Please call 303-492-5077 during these days and times to participate.

The Ombuds Office serves as a good place to surface, voice, discuss and clarify university-related concerns. They listen without judgment, help people untangle issues, develop options and strategize. 

Sign up for benefits training and office hours via Zoom

Budget & Fiscal Planning is offering benefits training and benefits office hours via Zoom! These sessions cover the upcoming benefits localization to General Fund speedtypes in July 2020. Trainings are offered each Thursday and provide an overview. Office hours take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays and dive deep into your speedtypes and benefits-related questions.