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

 

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 13 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:

  • Visit our website.
  • Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth, and parent contact information (address, phone number, email address).
  • Call us at 303-492-6389.

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page and website

Are you 18-45 and healthy? Join research study on light exposure, body clock

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This study is about how typical artificial indoor lighting versus a simulation of a natural sunset influences the timing of the human body clock. The body clock controls 24-hour patterns of physiology such as sleep and hormone release. This work will have important implications for determining how implementation of new lighting technology can be used to promote sleep.

We are looking for healthy men and women, ages 18-45, to participate in a study lasting approximately 15 days and consisting of wearing an activity-tracking watch at home, and two laboratory visits of about seven hours each at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory.

Compensation up to $200.

For study details, email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the Simulated Sunset study.

All-expenses-paid symposium for grad students interested in immuno-oncology

Fred Hutch Immunotherapy Integrated Research Center is hosting an all-expenses-paid symposium for graduate students interested in immuno-oncology postdoc training. Applications are due May 31.
 
Students nearing completion of their PhD, MD or MD/PhD who are interested in postdoctoral training in immuno-oncology are invited to apply for a three-day symposium in Seattle, Oct. 3–4. Apply now, or email immuno_irc@fredhutch.org for more details.

On-campus part-time student job

Looking for a summer job on campus? The Institute of Behavioral Science is looking for an undergrad student assistant! 

Work 15–25 hours over the summer with the opportunity to work 8–15 hours during the school year.

Main duties include:

  • Using EndNote or similar programs to help update and expand the institute’s bibliographic database (training will be provided)
  • Helping our researchers and community program coordinators with day-to-day activities such as preparing for trainings, data entry, etc.
  • Distributing mail and helping with campus deliveries
  • Maintaining our workrooms (organizing, taking stock of supplies, etc.) and light kitchen cleaning

Please send a résumé, cover letter detailing your interest and availability of when you can start and hours available during the week to eileen.brown@colorado.edu. Learn more about the institute online, and see the job posting under News.

Staff, faculty involvement opportunity: Professional support network for outreach

Are you doing outreach and engagement work? Please join the Outreach and Engagement Professionals Network at CU Boulder! This network seeks to enhance collaboration, share best practices and increase professional development opportunities for CU Boulder staff or faculty who manage outreach programs and community partnerships.

Through special programs, networking events and staff awards, we offer the chance to learn from each other, hear about current research and resources and develop capacity as outreach professionals. 

If any part of your role involves community outreach, this group is for you! Email alyssa.willet@colorado.edu for more information or visit the outreach website for more information.  

Open, funded opportunities for undergraduate research, creative projects

undergraduate researchers

UROP is excited to announce open, funded opportunities for undergraduate research, scholarly and creative projects led by some of CU Boulder’s most innovative faculty mentors.

With more than 30 team projects in a wide range of disciplines, students have many opportunities to connect this summer and next academic year.

Explore projects and follow up on opportunities by visiting the UROP website.

Adults ages 35–55 needed for paid study on hearing, cardiovascular disease

Volunteers are needed for a study at the Hearing and Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics Laboratory investigating potential effects of cardiovascular health on the auditory system. 

We are recruiting healthy adults ages 35–55. We are specifically individuals who do not have any of the following: tobacco smoking, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or use of cholesterol-lowering medication, high blood pressure or use of blood-pressure-lowering medication.

Participants will receive a comprehensive hearing evaluation and physical examination with blood draw. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for up to five hours of testing. 

Interested? Email Jenny Masters at heardlab@colorado.edu or call 303-735-7127 to see if you qualify or for more information. 

Receive a $1,000 stipend for 2019–20 Course OER Adoption Initiative

University Libraries is pleased to invite CU Boulder educators to apply by July 1 to participate in a Course OER Adoption Initiative. All educators with academic year 2019–20 paid appointments, including instructors/senior instructors, temporary/permanent faculty and graduate part-time teaching instructors, are invited to apply.

Selected participants will adopt an open educational resource (OER) and integrate it into an existing spring 2020 undergraduate course. Integrating the OER may result in course materials costs savings to students, afford the educator new pedagogical possibilities and inspire the educator’s thoughtful redesign of content sequencing or course assignments.

Participants will be awarded a $1,000 stipend upon completing their successful OER adoption and course integration and submitting a portfolio by May 31, 2020, that documents the integration and evaluates the course. 

Learn more and apply by July 1, 2019.

Housing Master Plan survey reminders to be sent Monday

The CU Boulder Housing Master Plan (HMP) project team, in conjunction with a third-party consultant, will send out reminder emails on Monday, May 6, to faculty and staff who have not yet taken the HMP survey.

Initial emails inviting all faculty and staff to participate in the survey via personalized email link were sent out on Monday, April 29.

Those who have not yet taken the survey should expect to see an email on May 6 with a from line listing CU Boulder Campus Master Plan and the email address info@baseline.mail.campuslabs.com. Campus Labs is a third-party vendor sending the survey.

The survey takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. All information that you provide is strictly confidential, and no individual responses will be identified. If you have any questions about the survey, please email mplan@colorado.edu.

The HMP survey will provide the project team with invaluable data sets about the campus community’s current housing experiences, as well as preferences for future housing that will help shape the campus for years to come. The Housing Master Plan aims to set a vision for the future of on- and off-campus housing, and will examine providing students, faculty and staff with increased housing flexibility and choices.

Broad participation in this survey will help ensure a Housing Master Plan that reflects a diverse range of campus perspectives and needs.

Boulder campus summer hours begin May 9

UMC with summer flowers in a garden bed nearby

Summer hours for the Boulder campus will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., effective Thursday, May 9, through Saturday, August 17. Thursday, May 9, is the day of spring commencement.

On Sunday, Aug. 18, the Boulder campus will return to its regular operating hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some departments maintain their own unique hours of operation. Please follow your department's schedule.

Apply by May 20: Associate director of network engineering and operations

The CU Boulder Office of Information Technology welcomes applications for an associate director of network engineering and operations. 

This individual has primary accountability for the ongoing delivery, operations, support and continual improvement of CU Boulder’s network infrastructure, an infrastructure vital and central to CU Boulder’s ability to successfully deliver on its three strategic imperatives: 

  • Shape tomorrow’s leaders
  • Be the top university for innovation
  • Positively impact humanity

The associate director will work closely and collaboratively with other OIT service managers, the campus community, peer institutions, the city and county of Boulder, and partner organizations such as the Front Range GigaPop, to understand their requirements and ensure network services continuously serve our stakeholders. 

This position will set the direction for day-to-day decisions regarding the business-critical network services delivered to our customers. It will also develop policies, procedures, and operating guidelines for the standardization, maintenance and protection of our central networking systems in alignment with OIT service management processes. The associate director will create and monitor budgets and manage internal projects, and you will supervise and manage a team of professional network engineers.

What we require

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. A combination of education and/or relevant experience may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis.
  • Five years of experience in the management of mission-critical/high-availability networks, both wired and wireless, services in a large, complex enterprise IT environment including planning, formulating and managing complex budgets.
  • Three years of experience directly supervising a team of three or more IT professionals.

How to apply

Non-CU Boulder employees: Apply at colorado.edu/jobs.

Current CU Boulder employees:

  • Log in to MyCUInfo portal.
  • Navigate to the CU Resources tab.
  • Select Business Tools.
  • Select the CU Boulder Jobs tile.
  • Search "Associate Director, Network Engineering & Operations" or "17837."

Free Improv + Science Workshop for CU students, high schoolers

collage of students participating in workshop

Are you interested in learning about improv? Do you like environmental science?

Join the Improv + Science Workshop at the CU Museum of Natural History! The workshop takes place from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. 

About the workshop

The workshop will bring together local high school students and CU Boulder undergraduate/graduate students studying environmental science to learn about improvisational theater and how the principles of improv can foster communication and collaboration in science. Students will learn and perform improvisational theater games and scenes in the context of environmental science.

Improv requires the communication skills (e.g., listening, responding, storytelling) that are beneficial to engaging with others in science, particularly in collaborating to develop research ideas. We believe this is an innovative way to teach young people and have them practice these skills as they learn about environmental science topics. And…it’s fun!

Register now

Sign up by Monday, May 6, to claim your spot! 

High school student sign-up | CU Boulder student sign-up

For more information or questions, contact Megan Littrell at megan.littrell@colorado.edu.
 

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:

  • Visit our website.
  • Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth, and parent contact information (address, phone number, email address).
  • Call us at 303-492-6389.

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page and website