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Shakespeare camp for kids ages 9-18 starts Monday; CU Faculty/Staff save $50

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Sign up your young Shakespearean to study Shakespeare with Colorado Shakespeare Festival professionals. Working in small groups, students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play on the outdoor Mary Rippon Stage.

Camp Shakespeare is a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment. Students participate in master classes with special guests from the CSF company, including learning the safe way to fight onstage with a stage combat professional.

Tuition includes one ticket to attend CSF's production of "Twelfth Night" on July 21 at 7 p.m.

Scholarships are still available. Visit https://cupresents.org/scholarships-colorado-shakespeare-festival/ to find out more.

Camp Shakespeare (ages 9–18), Session 2

  • July 22 to Aug. 9, from 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

  • Final performance: 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9

  • Cost: $925 (CU Faculty and Staff: save $50 with coupon code BUFFCAMP19)

Master bedroom available in Longmont

Master bedroom plus private bath available in four-bedroom home, starting September 1. Rent is $750. Utilities are ~$70. Other tenants are a married couple (no kids); one PhD candidate and one lab manager. We have five pets (three dogs, two cats). Our home is close to transportation and grocery/shopping. Looking for a graduate student or working professional. We are up early and need someone who can respect quiet hours. Email us for photos, and please include some details about yourself.

Earn $10 for participating in a research study on memory

We are looking for individuals to participate in a research study on memory. The study will take approximately 60 minutes and participants will receive $10 for their time.

Participants must be:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 40
  • Able to read and speak English
  • Have no history of brain injury
  • Neurological or psychiatric disorder
  • Severe cognitive or psychological problems.

This study is designed to learn more about how well people can control their thoughts, including keeping specific information in mind and removing specific information from their thoughts. Sign up online by visiting, https://ucboulderpaid.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=493.

Safe Zone: LGBTQ+ allyship workshop July 11

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Join the Center for Inclusion and Social Change to have a discussion about the LGBTQ+ community and how we can foster an inclusive campus climate. The conversation will be held on Thursday, July 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Center for Community, room S350.

Faculty and staff: Please register through Skillsoft if you plan to attend. Students may attend with no RSVP.

State of Colorado Meet and Confer for FY 2020-21 to be held on July 17

Each year, the Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, Division of Human Resources (DHR) analyzes survey data to measure and compare the total compensation package offered to the State’s classified employees. DHR is hosting a Meet and Confer on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 10 a.m. For more information, please visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/compensationplans.

Cognitive Development Center offers fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children from 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, and babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel, and kids receive a fun prize.

If you are interested in signing up, please:

  • Visit our website: https://www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/help-us-explore-cognitive-development, or
  • Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth, and parent contact information (address/phone number/email address), or
  • Call us at (303) 492-6389

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter/) and website (www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/).

Be part of an exciting new study on hearing loss

The CU Hearing Research Laboratory is recruiting participants for a research study on how our ability to hear interacts with our ability to listen (focus our attention) in difficult listening situations, such as distorted or noisy speech.

The researchers are interested in whether measures of attention and memory can help people choose hearing aid settings that make speech more clear.

You may be eligible to participate if you are 18 years of age or older with hearing loss in both ears. Please contact hearlab@colorado.edu if you are interested in participating in this study.

Graduate School travel grant applications open July 17, close July 18

Applications for grants to help defray travel costs to conferences or meetings outside of Colorado, occurring Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, will open on July 17 at 12:01 a.m. and close on July 18 at 11:59 p.m. Travel grants of $300 are available for domestic travel (including Canada and Mexico) and $500 for international travelEmail graduate.contest@colorado.edu for more information.

Healthy men needed for study on bone density

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We are looking for healthy men to participate in a research study on the effects of sleep restriction on bone density.

Study duration:

  • One week outpatient and eight-night inpatient stay, with an optional three week additional observation phase

You may qualify if you:

  • Are a healthy man aged 20-65 years old
  • Habitually sleep 7-9 hours per night
  • Have not done shift work in the past year
  • Do not currently smoke

Benefits for study volunteers:

  • Measurement of bone density and baseline labs
  • Meals provided for 2 weeks
  • Compensation will be provided

If you are interested in participating in the “SIIB” study (Sleep disruption-Induced Impairments in Bone Formation), email SleepyBoneHead@UCDenver.edu for study details (PI Christine Swanson, MD, MCR, COMIRB # 18-0015).

Paid study on understanding the emotions of others

Are you interested in your moods and your brain? Participate in a paid neuroimaging study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others on the CU Boulder campus in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB# 17-0358).

Earn between $20-$25 per hour to participate in studies that involve answering questions about your thoughts and feelings, watching brief videos, playing computer games and having an MRI brain scan taken. Study includes up to three separate visits (2-3 hours each), with the option for additional paid follow-ups.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old and either have: 1) a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, 2) a history of depression, or 3) no history of mental health conditions

Please fill out the following brief survey to apply: https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Pf9VOvzceCRTdH.

If you have questions, please contact us: gruberpeplab@colorado.edu or 303-735-7547.

Scholarship Services is now hiring

Looking for an on-campus job for the remainder of the summer or for next academic year? Consider working with Scholarship Services to help make an education at CU possible for future Buffs.

We offer competitive pay starting at $11.25 per hour, flexible work hours that accommodate your schedule, and in-depth training regarding interpersonal skills, customer service and scholarship administration. Further, you'll be joining an energetic, diverse and driven team of undergraduates and full-time staff dedicated to providing opportunity for future students.

Please find our job postings on the CU Boulder student job board, or contact scholarshipadvisor@colorado.edu with further questions. We look forward to welcoming new members of our growing team.

Human Resources closed Friday, July 12

Human Resources will be closed on Friday, July 12, for a professional development retreat. 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, July 15. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Earn $200 by participating in a research study on light exposure and the body clock

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

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.

Participants may receive compensation up to $200. For study details, email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the Simulated Sunset study.