Buff Bulletin Board

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


Students: Play collaborative learning games, earn $50

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is looking for participants for a study of collaboration.

You are eligible to participant in this research study if you:

  • Are a CU Boulder student at least 18 years of age
  • Speak English
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments
  • Have not previously played Physics Playground or a similar game (e.g., Crayon Physics Deluxe, Magic Pen) for more than an hour

The study contains two parts:

  • An at-home portion where you fill out some surveys and practice the game (lasting one hour)
  • A visit to the lab, which will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time (lasting two hours)

You will receive payment after participating in both parts of the study. You will be compensated with $50 in Amazon gift cards.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Caroline at emotivecomputing.cps2@gmail.com.

CU Boulder Today moving to reduced schedule over break

The CU Boulder Today website is seen on a computer monitor

During fall break and Thanksgiving Nov. 12–23, CU Boulder Today will deliver to email inboxes on a reduced schedule. Issues will go out once each as follows.

Monday, Nov. 19: Student and faculty-staff editions
Tuesday, Nov. 20: Graduate student and community editions

On Monday, Nov. 26, the regular schedules for each edition will resume.

Advisor Day: Save the date, call for presentation proposals

This year the Advising Council will be hosting Advisor Day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the UMC. This is a professional development event open to academic advisors and academic coaches from all colleges and schools at CU Boulder, as well as anyone who may work directly with students and feels this event would be beneficial to them.

We're in need of your submission for presentations! Advisor Day doesn’t happen without the help of some wonderful volunteers to present and share their knowledge with colleagues across campus.

Submit your presentation proposal by noon Jan. 9.

Paid study on understanding the emotions of others

Interested in your moods and 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 $15 and $25 per hour to participate in studies involving 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 (first is 4–5 hours, second is 3 hours, third is 1–2 hours). Option for additional paid follow-ups.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old and either have:

  • Diagnosis of bipolar disorder
  • History of depression
  • No history of mental health conditions

Please fill out a brief survey to apply.

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

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:

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

Bike station winter hours

To keep up with our growing cycling community and to take advantage of Boulder's warm, sunny winter days, the UMC and Folsom bike stations will now remain open through the winter with limited hours beginning Nov. 26.

UMC Bike Station winter hours
Mondays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Folsom Bike Station winter hours
Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please be advised bike stations do occasionally close due to inclement weather without advance notice.

Bike station services are available to all CU Boulder affiliates with a registered bike. The CU Bicycle Program has seen steadily increasing bike registrations over the past few years and processed a record number of new bike registrations (more than 5,000) this fall. If you are visiting a bike station for the first time, please take a few minutes to register your bike online.

Celebrate Jeff Cox's service as vice provost and AVC for Faculty Affairs Nov. 27

Jeffrey Cox

A thank-you celebration for Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs Jeff Cox, who is returning to the English and humanities faculties in January, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the CASE building, Room W410–Chancellor’s Hall. Cox has served in the administrative posts for 14 years.

Editor's note: A previous version of this bulletin stated that Cox has served in the administrative post for eight years. The actual tenure is 14 years, as corrected above. 

Faculty, graduate students: Submit proposals by Nov. 15 for CARTSS funding

The Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS) funds interesting and innovative research projects designed to address important problems in ways that both educate and speak to broad audiences in the social sciences and within our community. 

Email CARTSS for more information on fellowships for faculty and graduate students. Fall funding proposals due Nov. 15.

Wait Your Turn: Recognizing and Interrupting Sexism

This is an interactive, 90-minute training for students, staff and faculty, led by CISC staff and the peer education team. Participants will engage in group discussions to help identify examples of sexism they experience in their lives and institutions they participate in, and learn strategies to interrupt them.

The next session is scheduled for 12–1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in UMC 247.

Students can register for one of your monthly trainings through Skillsoft within the campus portal. Once you log in using your Identikey, follow these steps:

Click on the Skillsoft tile. Select Library at the top of the page. Select your campus folder. Select a topic from Categories. Select a course and click “Launch.”

Staff can register through Skillsoft in your employee portal. Search under "Sexism" to find it. If you are having trouble logging in to Skillsoft, you can call Organizational and Employee Development at 303-492-8103.

Did you know CU Imaging Services provides...

  • Bindery, standard and bulk mailing fulfillment: Your only campus source for nonprofit mailings!
  • Variable data printing: With our digital press capabilities, we can create variable data print projects that allow you to individualize each printed sheet.

CU Imaging Services offers two convenient locations: Folsom Stadium, Gate 11, Room 280 and at the Ink Spot in the UMC.

Feeling down? Struggling with anxiety? Worried about health concerns or relationship problems?

Affordable psychotherapy is available at the Raimy Clinic in the Muenzinger Psychology building on Main Campus. Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder faculty, staff and students.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and occupational issues, and other difficulties, as well as helping you meet your goals for improving self-confidence and increasing healthy behavior.

Report on academic reorganization coming Nov. 12

The report of the Provost’s Committee on Academic Reorganization will post on Monday, Nov. 12. The committee, co-chaired by former Senior Vice Provost William Kaempfer and former Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Patricia Rankin, was formed in April and charged with examining and making recommendations regarding proposed alternative academic structures within the College of Arts and Sciences and elsewhere on campus.

The report will post on the committee’s webpage. You will be able to read more about the report Nov. 12 at CU Boulder Today.

The basketball season has begun—know the parking impacts

CU men's basketball game at the CU Events Center

Hey, Buff fans! The CU basketball season is underway. The first home game was Oct. 29. There are 34 scheduled games through March 9 that will impact campus parking and traffic flow.

Throughout the season, traffic on and around campus is expected to be extremely heavy beginning one and a half hours prior to game time, and up to one hour post game. Police and parking staff will be onsite to assist with traffic flow.

Public parking for basketball games on Main Campus is no-charge in the basketball public lots identified in the parking map (PDF) posted on the Parking Services website. During games, all CU Boulder parking permits are honored in public basketball parking areas on a space-available basis.

For full details check Parking Services basketball webpage.

Faculty, staff: Submit events for Spring Welcome

Spring Welcome

New Student & Family Programs invites all campus departments to submit events to be a part of Spring Welcome 2019.

Spring Welcome is the official kickoff and welcome experience to the CU Boulder community for all new students and families. We encourage all departments and units to help contribute to this process by providing engagement opportunities for new students and their parents, families and support systems.

All program submissions must be received by Dec. 10 to be included in the Spring Welcome event schedule. For further questions regarding programming needs and information about Spring Welcome, please email welcome@colorado.edu.

Submit your Spring Welcome event.

Spring Welcome 2019 important dates

  • Move-in: Jan. 10
  • International Student Orientation: Jan. 10–12
  • Graduate Student Orientation: Jan. 11
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation: Jan. 11
  • Spring Welcome Signature Programs & Events: Jan. 10–18