Buff Bulletin Board

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


Textbook rental check-in, sellback at the CU Book Store

Don’t forgot to return your textbook rentals to the CU Book Store before you leave for winter break! 

Textbooks rented for fall 2019 are due by 6 p.m. on Dec. 20. If you purchased your books and want to sell them back, the CU Book Store will be buying textbooks Dec. 14–20 at the store in the UMC and locations throughout campus. 

See website for hours and locations.

Human Resources closing early Dec. 13

The Department of Human Resources is closing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, for a staff appreciation event. Human Resources includes:

  • Compensation & Position Management
  • Diversity & Inclusive Excellence
  • Employee Relations
  • Faculty & Staff Assistance Program
  • HR Operations (Records, I-9 Office, Employment Verification)
  • HR Service Center
  • Organization & Employee Development
  • Talent Acquisition

This closure includes the offices located on East Campus and the I-9 office located in Regent 1B-29. We will reopen and respond promptly to voicemail and email messages on Monday, Dec. 16. We apologize for the inconvenience.  

Apply for Responsible Computing Fellows program

We invite undergraduate students from across campus to apply for the Responsible Computing Fellows program for spring 2020. Students who have existing interest or curiosity about ethics in computing and who are enrolled in a computing-related course in any discipline in the spring 2020 semester are encouraged to apply.

Weekly meetings (not a class you must register for) will involve seminar-style discussions that connect current events and ethical issues to the content of computing classes at CU and will also engage the broader community with guest speakers and open events.

In addition to the title of Responsible Computing Fellow (a great résumé line for potential employers), students will receive a $500 fellowship for their participation in the program over the course of the semester.

Selection criteria will focus on interest, enthusiasm and ensuring a diversity of students who represent different backgrounds and relationships to computing. 

Join 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 at $20/hour)
  • Visit 2 – fMRI scan: View videos and pictures and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner; computer tasks; questionnaires (2 hours at $25/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. 

Participate in a study on cannabis and anxiety


Observational Anxiety Study on Inflammation and Stress (OASIS)

In this study, we want to understand how varying levels of cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) impacts things like your anxiety and mood. To better understand how varying levels of cannabinoids in the body are related to your health, we ask you to provide blood samples.

You will be compensated up to $300 for your participation.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Are 21–70 years old
  • Experience anxiety
  • Are using or have used cannabis and would like to use it to cope with anxiety or are not using cannabis and would not like to use it to cope with anxiety

This study involves: 

  • 2 appointments at our lab facility in Boulder
  • 1 appointment in our mobile lab (we drive to your street, 30 miles or less from Boulder)
  • 4 blood draws and 2 microbiome samples
  • Brief and confidential cognitive tasks and questionaries

Fill out our survey here.

If you are interested or have any other questions, please contact the CU Change research lab at 303-492-0288 or oasis.custudy@gmail.com.

Participate in a study on cannabis edibles, chronic low back pain


Pain Research: Innovative Strategies with Marijuana (PRISM)

In this study, we want to understand how edible cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) impact health and symptoms of chronic low back pain. To better understand how varying levels of cannabinoids in the body are related to your health, we ask you to provide blood samples.

You will be compensated up to $220 for your participation.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Are 21–70 years old
  • Have used cannabis at least once in your life
  • Experience chronic low back pain
  • Have not used cannabis to treat your pain but are interested in trying edibles to manage your pain

This study involves:

  • 1 appointment scheduled at our lab facility in Boulder
  • 1 appointment scheduled in our mobile lab facility (comes to your street)
  • 4 small blood samples
  • Brief and confidential cognitive tasks and questionnaires

Fill out our survey here. If you are interested or have any other questions, please contact the CU Change research lab at 303-492-0288 or prism.custudy@gmail.com.

Maintenance impacting campus resources this weekend

During the maintenance window from 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, Campus Solutions, MyCUInfo, MyCUBoulder, Buff Portal and some of the resources accessed through these services will be unavailable. 

Services that are linked through the portals but not otherwise dependent upon them will still be accessible through direct links. Maintenance will affect systems with real-time data.

Learn more and see the list of affected services.

Apply early for Education Abroad, enter drawing for $500

Any student who opens a fall, summer or academic year 2020 CU Boulder study abroad application before Monday, Jan. 13, will be entered into a drawing to win $500. Two lucky students will win!

Traveling home soon for winter break? That’s okay! You can complete Abroad 101 online and receive general advising via live chat, email or phone. Get more information on how to get started, or contact us via online chat (available on our homepage), email abroad@colorado.edu or phone 303-492-7741 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday.

Students will be automatically entered to win once they open an application. The winner will be notified by Thursday, Jan. 16, and will receive funds once they are accepted and committed to their study abroad program. 

Good luck, and go Buffs!

Participants needed for cognitive science study

Researchers at the Institute of Cognitive Science are seeking men and women volunteers to participate in a research study investigating how technology can either facilitate or hinder teams performing tasks.

The experiment will take approximately 1.5 hours. Participants will be compensated $50. Participants will also earn money through performance in the task.

If you are interested in participating or for more information, please contact Lucca Eloy at lucca.eloy@colorado.edu.

Spring semester internships for juniors, seniors

The Center of the American West Internships Program has a few openings for juniors and seniors next semester at History Colorado Center and Colorado Water Trust. 

These for-credit internships require enrollment in an internships course, CAMW3939, along with 120 hours of on-the-job work at your employing organization (about 8 hours per week). 

We are now accepting applications and scheduling interviews. Visit our website for details about the program, the position listings and how to apply.

Apply for Teach for America by Dec. 6

The Teach for America application is open. If you are a graduating senior, care about social justice issues and education reform, Teach for America may be for you. Apply by the Dec. 6 deadline.

Teach for America is a national nonprofit organization working to eliminate educational inequity. Teach For America corps members begin their experience as full-time, paid K-12 for two years and then continue to advocate for their students in law, policy, government, business, education, medicine, tech, etc., making change in every sector. 

We look for the most promising college graduates from diverse backgrounds who portray leadership qualities and a passion for social justice in all sectors. All majors accepted.