Buff Bulletin Board

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

 

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 on campus 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.
 

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.

Spring commencement ceremony to be held May 7 at Folsom Field

CU Boulder will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Folsom Field.

Check the website for information including details about the campus ceremony, department or college recognition ceremonies, caps and gowns, announcements, ADA accessible services and parking. Master’s and doctoral students should order regalia soon, as rental ordering closes on April 3.

Please refer to the commencement website for more information.

Undergrads: Crunched for time? How do you think about time? How do you spend your minutes, hours, days?

We are inviting current CU Boulder undergraduate students of all majors and backgrounds to participate in a study investigating the relationships between time use, perspectives on time, mental health and academic performance.

You must be 18 years or older to participate. Participants will complete two brief surveys over the course of the semester and receive up to $30 ($10 for completing the first survey and $20 for completing the second survey).
 
The first survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and the second survey, which you will take near the end of the academic semester, will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The IRB protocol number for this study is 20-0004. Sharing your thoughts and experiences by participating in this research has the potential to inform the development of programs and policies to support undergraduate wellness at CU Boulder.
 
Please send an email to cutimestudy@gmail.com if you’re interested in learning more, or take the first survey now.  
 
We greatly appreciate you spending 50 of your precious minutes to inform our understanding of undergraduates’ uses and perceptions of time!

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

Affordable psychotherapy is available at the Raimy Clinic in the Muenzinger Psychology Building on the CU Boulder campus. Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship 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, Julia Salinger at 303-492-5177; email raimy@colorado.edu; or visit our website.
 

Attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, expenses paid

Boulder AAUW invites you to apply to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), the nation’s premier conference for college women. It is a transformative experience that prepares you to return home ready to improve your campus and your community.

The conference will be held at the University of Maryland May 27–30, 2020. NCCWSL is the place to educate yourself about today’s most pressing issues, develop new leadership skills while expanding the skills in your current arsenal, and make lifelong connections with peers across the country.

Complete the application by Saturday, Feb. 29. All expenses paid, including tuition, room and board, and transportation.

Call 720-460-6115 with questions.
 

Student orgs: Apply for UMC office space, lockers by Feb. 28

Student org office space available in the UMC

The UMC is accepting applications from student organizations for free office space or lockers for the fall 2020 semester. A central office is a fantastic way for your recognized student organization to become more accessible and productive, which will help you grow membership, promote your message and fulfill your mission.

In addition, the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) has lockers available for student organizations to use.

Apply online, or pick up an application in UMC 305. Applications must be submitted by noon Friday, Feb. 28.

Groups that currently have space must reapply!

 

Participants needed for human-robot interaction study

Hello from the IRON Lab! The CU IRON Lab in the ATLAS Institute is looking for participants to complete studies involving working with a robot (IRB #20-0032). These studies will further ongoing research into human-robot interaction.

Participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be age 18 or older
  • Have ~30 minutes of time

Participants will be compensated with a $5 Amazon gift card for their time.

To get involved, please email ironlab@colorado.edu with the headline HRI Study Participant or schedule your appointment now.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

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) in the UMC, first floor next to Celestial Seasonings.

Couples needed for paid research study

Couples needed! Participate with your partner in a research study investigating relationship and sexual satisfaction, mood and sexual intimacy. Participation requires one study visit with your partner lasting approximately one hour.

Each partner will earn $10 for participating ($20 per couple).

Eligible participants include those who meet the following criteria:

  • 18–35 years old
  • Currently in a monogamous opposite sex and/or cohabiting relationship 
  • Relationship duration of at least nine months
  • Sexually active 
  • English speaking 
  • Willing to be video recorded 

If interested, please contact couplecommunication@colorado.edu or leave a message at 303-735-7259. A researcher will contact you to schedule a five-minute phone call to verify eligibility. 

Apply for CU Art Museum Flash Talk by Feb. 13

The CU Art Museum is seeking graduate students across campus departments and schools interested in the cross-pollination between the arts and other disciplines to participate in their Flash Talks series March 10 and 17. Please submit your name, email, phone number and a brief 150-word description of how your research or creative work relates to one of the two categories: ecology or social activism.

Contact sandra.firmin@colorado.edu with questions and submissions.

Calling all writers: Thompson Awards for Western American Writing deadline March 17, $500 prizes

Are you a CU student working on a paper, poem, short story or essay on an American Western topic? Perhaps you are writing about public lands management; immigration; wildfires; the Colorado River; the Mexican-American War; art, music or film inspired by historic Western events, landscapes and languages; or getting a flat while on a road trip through the Mojave Desert.

Center of the American West is seeking entries for the 21st Thompson Awards for Western American Writing. Winners receive $500 and read their piece at an awards banquet attended by contest judges and community members.

For details including contest rules and the entry form and to read winning entries from previous years, visit our website and contact us with questions—we'd love to hear from you.

Faculty, teaching assistants: Exam grading made easy

Did you know the Testing & Assessment Center offers exam grading?

  • Conveniently located on campus with pick-up and delivery options available upon request.
  • Committed to providing fast, accurate and secure exam grading.  We guarantee your results within one business day and typically complete orders within two hours of intake. 
  • Standard reports include a grid result, class roster, item analysis and detailed item analysis in Excel format, as well as a histogram and Individual Test Results in PDF format.  
  • Using Canvas? Let us upload the scores for you! After receiving an email notification upon completion, scores will remain hidden/muted from your students until after your review of the results.  

Testing & Assessment Center, a division of CU Imaging Services
Folsom Stadium, Gate 7, Room 148 (2-6700)

Couples needed for a research study

Couples needed: Participate with your partner in a research study investigating relationship and sexual satisfaction, mood and sexual intimacy. Participation requires one study visit with your partner lasting 1 hour. 

Each partner will earn $10 for participating ($20 per couple).

Eligible participants include those who meet the following criteria:

  • 18–35 years-old
  • Currently in a monogamous opposite sex and/or cohabiting relationship 
  • Relationship duration of at least nine months
  • Sexually active
  • English speaking
  • Willing to be video recorded
  • Not currently pregnant

If interested, please contact couplecommunication@colorado.edu or leave a message at 303-735-7259. A researcher will contact you to schedule a five-minute phone call to verify eligibility.