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Save the date for OpenCon Sept. 7: Open research, more affordable textbooks

Bethany Wiggin (yakubova-studio)

Are you a student wanting more affordable textbooks? A librarian seeking more information on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data? Are you a professor curious about open research and interested in supporting more affordable textbooks for your students? Then the OpenCon conference Sept. 7, 2018, in Boulder is for you. Save the date and join University Libraries for this event.

This full day event will include a keynote from Dr. Bethany Wiggin, co-founder of DataRefuge, an open access panel, and a training session on advocating for Open Educational Resources on your campus.

Paid study: Western style diet

A burger and fries on a plate

We are looking for volunteers for a study investigating the effects of eating a Western style diet on health and physiological function.

We are looking for men and women, aged 18 to 29 or 60 to 79, who currently are performing regular aerobic exercise OR who do not exercise, and who are willing to undergo seven days of high-fat diet controlled feeding (all meals provided) and seven days of low fat diet feeding with a washout in between. 

Participants will receive:

  • Physical exam
  • Complete blood panel-blood sugar and cholesterol
  • Exercise stress test (>60 years only)
  • Aerobic capacity (VO2 max)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • DEXA body composition scan (only if meeting all study requirements)

Participants will receive monetary compensation in the form of a check for their time.

Final call for papers: GRSG Oil and Gas Workshop July 11–12

The North American chapter of the Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG), in collaboration with CU Boulder and the U.S. Geological Survey, will be holding a workshop in Boulder July 11–12 focused on the applications of remote sensing to the oil and gas industry. 

The workshop organizing committee is now seeking contributions from industry professionals, suppliers and vendors, academics and government officials concerning the applications of remote sensing across the full lifecycle of oil and gas projects. Please submit abstracts here by Friday, May 18.

Organizers are seeking contributions on the applications of remote sensing across the oil and gas project life-cycle such as:

Oil and gas exploration using remote sensing

  • Offshore oil seep mapping using SAR
  • Onshore seep detection using multispectral and hyperspectral data
  • Geological mapping using state of the remote sensing data and products
  • Exploration planning and HSE risk reduction using remote sensing products, e.g., seismic planning
  • Proximal sensing, e.g., hyperspectral core scanning

Applications of remote sensing to project planning and development

  • Remote sensing for determining environmental and social baseline and impact assessment, e.g., LULC mapping using satellite spectral data
  • Remote sensing for monitoring the environmental impacts during the development phase of projects, e.g., monitoring ocean turbidity during dredging
  • Satellite and aerial elevation mapping for project planning and monitoring development

Metocean applications of remote sensing for project planning, during operations of offshore assets

  • Monitoring sea state and currents
  • Ice monitoring in polar environments

Environmental monitoring applications of remote sensing during operations

  • Gas monitoring, including methane and other gases, to detect leaks and minimize the environmental impact of O&G operations
  • Mapping/monitoring of the environmental physical footprint, e.g., LULC mapping using satellite spectral data and monitoring wildlife using drone remote sensing
  • Monitoring of the broader impacts of oil and gas activities from the regional to global scale, e.g., flare monitoring using satellite nighttime lights data
  • Wildlife monitoring, e.g., use of drones for marine mammal monitoring

Monitoring oil and gas activities using InSAR

  • InSAR as a tool for reservoir monitoring of conventional and unconventional resources
  • Monitoring of the broader potential impacts of O&G activities such as induced seismicity

Emergency and oil spill response

  • Satellite SAR and aerial multispectral/hyperspectral remote sensing for mapping and quantification of offshore oil spills

Field and infrastructure monitoring

  • Pipeline surveillance using satellite, aerial and drone remote sensing
  • InSAR for O&G asset monitoring such as pipelines, facilities and slope stability
  • Aerial surveillance of active fields

Applications of remote sensing to asset retirement

  • Use of archival remote sensing data for documenting the physical and environmental footprint of O&G projects across their lifecycle, e.g., LULC mapping using satellite data archive
  • Use of remote sensing for monitoring remediation and reclamation, e.g., use of satellite, aerial and drone remote sensing to monitor re-vegetation efforts

Contributions covering cross-cutting topics

  • New platforms and sensors, e.g., small satellite constellations, new aerial and drone sensors
  • Big raster data analytics and AI, e.g., automation of LULC mapping using satellite data, detection of incursions to pipeline right of ways, drone data analytics such as automation of marine mammal detection
  • New capabilities for managing the deluge of data from remote sensing platforms

Expect delays on Colorado Avenue starting May 15

The city of Boulder will conduct repaving operations along Colorado Avenue from 30th Street to Foothills Parkway beginning Tuesday, May 15. 

Crews will prepare the existing street surface May 15–17. Patching operations will occur May 21–30. Crews will return to begin paving on June 4. All work will include single-lane closures in each direction of travel and on-street bike lane closure. Travel delays are anticipated, and alternate routes are advised.

For parents: Paid research on children's number sense

Parents of children ages 3 to 5 years old are invited to bring their children to participate in our summer-long Number Sense Study.

The aim of the study is to examine children’s understanding of numbers. The study will take place at the Language, Development, and Cognition Lab (Fleming Building, room 290-91).

Each child will participate in a simple and fun task that involves answering questions about spatial diagrams and numbers. The task is typically fun and engaging for your child. The entire study will be completed in a total time of 45–60 minutes or less.

Your child will receive lots of stickers and a participant fee of $10–15 (depending on duration of the session) plus parking fees.

If you and your child are interested in learning more, please leave us your name and phone number (or email address). You can reach us at:

Don't forget: Summer hours start May 10

Summer hours for the Boulder campus will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., effective Thursday, May 10, through Sunday, Aug. 19.

Please note: May 10 is the day of spring commencement. An early arrival is recommended due to the unusually high volume of traffic, both on campus and on surrounding city streets.

On Monday, Aug. 20, 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.

Fall internships for juniors, seniors at The Nature Conservancy, History Colorado Center

Center of the American West is now accepting applications for our 3-credit hour internships at The Nature Conservancy and History Colorado Center.

Current openings include working as a museum research assistant; a museum school groups tour guide; and assisting with conservation science projects. Our 3-credit hour internships course (CAMW3939) requires an average of 10 hours per week on-the-job, along with some academic activities. We are now scheduling screening interviews.

See our website for details and application instructions.

Paid study: Young adult mood research, earn up to $200

Hello world

Interested in your moods and thoughts? Participate in a paid study on emotion and mood here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. 

Earn up to $200 to participate in studies involving answering questions about your feelings and thoughts, watching brief films, playing computer games and keeping a log of your emotions and activities. The study includes two separate visits and pays $10 per hour in cash each (first visit is 2–3 hours; second is 4 hours). There is an option for paid follow-up phone interviews in addition.

Please fill out a very brief survey to apply. If you have questions, please contact us at gruberpeplab@gmail.com or visit our website.

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

Young adults with public speaking anxiety needed for paid study

Do you fear public speaking or feel highly anxious in social situations? Aged 18–25? Need money this summer? 

You may be eligible to participate in a paid study at CU Boulder. You will be paid $32 for completing a brief, two-part study. Participation includes completing questionnaires, social tasks and a brief intervention for social and public speaking anxiety. 

Contact intervention-study@colorado.edu for more information or sign up directly for experiment 1022 through Paid Sona.

Volunteers needed for study on cannabis smoking, auditory function

Volunteers are needed for a study at the Hearing Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics Laboratory investigating potential effects of cannabis (marijuana) smoking on the auditory system.

We are recruiting individuals ages 21–45 who have been actively smoking cannabis for at least one year and do not use other recreational drugs. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for five hours of testing.

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

Safe Zone training May 15: LGBTQ Ally Development Program

The Gender and Sexuality Center offers monthly Safe Zone trainings throughout the academic year.

Join us May 15 for this interactive 90-minute training that provides information about campus climate for the LGBTQ and allied community; surveys CU Boulder and Colorado resources, policies and protections; and addresses best practices for creating inclusive learning and work environments at the university.

All are welcome, and requests can also be made for departmental or group-specific trainings.

To register for one of our scheduled monthly trainings, please sign up through Skillsoft in your employee portal. If you are having trouble logging in to Skillsoft, you can call Organizational and Employee Development at 303-492-8103.