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

 

Expect campus impacts for first football game Aug. 29

As the football team begins preparations for the 2024 season, CU Boulder students, faculty and staff should start preparing for campus impacts around the season opening game on Aug. 29.  

With football fall camp scheduled to begin next week, it won’t be long before the Buffaloes hit the gridiron at Folsom Field for the 2024 season, the second under Coach Prime.  

The season opener will take place on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. against North Dakota State and will be nationally televised on ESPN. Since the game will take place on Thursday, there will be significant campus impacts throughout the week. 

Many parking lots immediately surrounding Folsom Field will be closed beginning the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 28, and classrooms in the stadium are likely to close Thursday afternoon. Access to Duane Physics and Gold Biosciences will also be adjusted. There will also be street closures taking place Thursday in advance of that evening’s game.  

More specific details pertaining to parking, stadium access, street closures and alternate bus routes/stops will be communicated in the weeks to come, and all parking impacts will be updated on the Parking Services football information page

Graduating grad students, don't miss these July 30 deadlines

Graduate students, mark your calendars for these approaching graduation deadlines for summer 2024.

PhD students

PhD students must submit the dissertation with thesis approval form to ProQuest by July 30. The dissertation must be submitted electronically for review and approval by Graduate School staff by the end of the business day. The single-page thesis approval form must be uploaded as a supplemental file with the dissertation in order for the submission to be complete. Students whose dissertations are received after this deadline, or those not submitted with the TAF, must apply to graduate at the following semester's commencement.

PhD and DMA students

PhD and DMA students must fill out the Survey of Earned Doctorates online by July 30. Learn more about the survey on the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics website.

Master's students

Master's students must complete the thesis defense or final examination by July 30. Notice of the examination must be provided to the Graduate School using the master's final examination form two weeks before the exam. Certain units do not require an exam for non-thesis students. Please contact your department with any questions.

Deadline July 26 for Starting Blocks Customer Discovery Workshop

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Ready to unlock the full potential of your research? Join the NSF I-Corps Starting Blocks Customer Discovery Workshop—by Venture Partners at CU Boulder—designed for innovators motivated to translate their research, get funding and make a lasting impact.

Starting Blocks equips researchers, creators, engineers and scientists from any research institution with the tools and resources needed to bring their innovations to those in need and enhance their competitiveness for funding. Over three weeks, gain a deeper understanding of the commercialization process, develop a solid foundation in business concepts and accelerate your journey toward commercialization.

Upcoming workshops are scheduled for August (deadline July 26) and November (deadline Oct. 25).

Major update coming to CU’s Skillsoft training platform

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The University of Colorado will upgrade its Skillsoft training platform to Skillsoft Percipio in August. 

CU uses Skillsoft to manage its mandatory and custom training courses. The platform allows users to access a library of standardized courses, ebooks, audiobooks, and professional certification courses. Find out what the new version offers.

Fraternity and sorority recruitment and intake are now open!

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With nearly 30 fraternities, sororities and culturally based organizations on campus, there are many opportunities for you to find your place. This is your chance to make lifelong friendships, gain leadership skills, give back to your community and create some great memories.

Register to participate in recruitment or fill out an interest form to join a culturally based chapter. 'Sko Greek!

Volunteer for study on the effects of heat therapy on blood pressure, vascular function

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab at CU Boulder’s campus is seeking volunteers to participate in a clinical research study. We are looking for women and men, ages 40-plus, who are willing to participate in water immersion sessions approximately three times per week for 12 weeks, and have above normal blood pressure (a top number of 115 or higher; if you are unsure of your blood pressure, please still contact us for screening).

Benefits for volunteers include: cardiovascular health assessment, exercise stress test, body composition, blood chemistries and monetary compensation for time.

For more information, please email hottubstudy@colorado.edu or call 970-460-8970.

Cardiovascular research study volunteers needed

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab is looking for volunteers to study the potential health effects of a new type of breathing exercise (a time efficient exercise) delivered via a smartphone app on blood pressure and vascular function.

Requirements:

  • Aged 18+ years
  • Higher blood pressure (systolic BP 120–160 mmHg)
  • Own an Apple or Android smartphone
  • Willing to perform breathing exercises 5–10 minutes per day, six days a week, for six weeks

Benefits include:

  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested, email IMSTapp@colorado.edu or call 303-492-2485.

Paid research opportunity in the Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab

A biological hallmark of aging is “cellular senescence”, which is associated with cardiovascular dysfunction. Compounds called “senolytics” that decrease the number or amount of senescent cells may be effective for improving age-related cardiovascular dysfunction and possibly brain health. 

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab at CU Boulder is trying to determine whether intermittent oral supplementation with a natural compound with senolytic properties called fisetin (found in strawberries, onions and cucumbers and available as dietary supplement) will improve blood vessel function, reduce artery stiffness, and improve cognitive function (a measure of brain health) in adults ages 65-plus.

Benefits for volunteers include: cardiovascular health assessment, cognitive function tests, blood tests and compensation for time. 

For more information, please email fisetinstudy@colorado.edu, or call 303-735-6410. 

Cardiovascular research study volunteers needed

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab is looking for volunteers to study the potential health effects of a new type of breathing exercise (a time-efficient type of exercise) on blood pressure, vascular function and cognitive function.

Requirements:

  • Aged 50-plus years
  • Systolic blood pressure (top number) ≥ 115 mmHg
  • Willing to exercise up to 25 minutes per day, six days a week, for a three-month period

Benefits include:

  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Physician-monitored exercise stress test
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Bone mineral density test
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested, email IMSTstudy@colorado.edu or call 303-492-2485.

Volunteers needed for cardiovascular research study

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory is looking for volunteers to study the potential healthy aging effects of MitoQ, an antioxidant that is attracted to the mitochondria of cells, supplementation on physiological function.

Requirements:

  • Age 60+
  • Willing to undergo a three-month period taking MitoQ or placebo pills

Benefits include:

  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested: call 303-735-6410 or email mitoqstudy@colorado.edu.

Paid study on mood in young adults

Interested in your moods and brain? Join the paid Young Emerging Adult Research Study (YEARS) study at CU Boulder and CU Anschutz (IRB# 23-2067) to understand your emotions. Earn $25 per hour (up to approximately $400 total) for up to three study session phases (1–3 hours). Must be 18-25 years old.

Study includes some or all of the following parts:

  • Phase 1: Interview about your thoughts and feelings, cognitive questions, computer surveys. Can take place remotely (via Zoom) or in person at CU Boulder (your choice). Pays $25/hour for approximately 2-3 hours.
  • Phase 2b: Behavioral Lab Tasks: including, computer tasks, physiological monitoring (e.g., heart rate) questionnaires. Takes place in person at CU Boulder (your choice). Pays $25/hour for up to 3 hours.
  • Phase 2a: fMRI Scan: Option to view emotional images and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires. Phase 2b will take place in person at CU Boulder or possibly at CU Anschutz. Pays $25/hour for approximately 3 hours.
  • Phase 3: Follow-ups: Opportunities to participate in paid follow-up surveys four times a year for up to two years. Can take place remotely (via Zoom) or in person at CU Boulder (your choice). Pays $25/hour (1 hour each) with up to eight surveys spread over two years (8 hours total).
  • Opportunities to participate in additional studies may also be available.

Research study for breast cancer survivors struggling to take anti-hormonal meds

For many women, taking anti-hormonal medication every day can be challenging. CU Boulder is offering a research study for breast cancer survivors who are prescribed anti-hormonal medication that aims to help support them in taking it. 

The THRIVE Intervention Study evaluates a two-module online course that focuses on taking credit for your effort, tapping into your strengths, and engaging in positive activities even when it’s hard. Participants in the study can earn up to $80 for completing online questionnaires and offering feedback on the course.  

You may be eligible if you: 

  • Are a woman who is 21 years old or older 
  • Have been diagnosed with Stage 0–3 hormone receptor-positive breast cancer and finished your primary treatment 
  • Have been prescribed anti-hormonal medication within the last two years 
  • Have difficulty taking your anti-hormonal medication 

If you are interested in the above study, please email us at archlab@colorado.edu or call/text at 720-897-1850.

Campus building access July 4–5

Campus will be closed on Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5. Learn more about access to campus buildings on these days.

July 4

The CU Boulder campus will be closed for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4. Building access will only be available for affiliates with Buff OneCards who have been provisioned for 24/7 access to their respective facilities.

July 5 

On Friday, July 5, the CU Boulder campus will be closed, aligning with Gov. Jared Polis’s decision to observe the day as an additional state holiday in conjunction with Independence Day on Thursday, July 4. Please keep in mind that:

  • Buildings hosting final exams will require a Buff OneCard to gain access (with no additional provisions needed for this access). Building access times will be provisioned to unlock one hour before exam/class start times.
  • Buildings with scheduled events happening on that day will be open to accommodate attendance.
  • Most campus buildings will be closed and can only be accessed for affiliates with Buff OneCards who have been provisioned for 24/7 access to their respective facilities.

Visit the Campus Building Access page for more information.