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Adults needed for a hearing research study

The Children’s Auditory Perception Laboratory is currently recruiting adults between 18 and 30 years old for a research study to help us learn more about how children hear.

During the testing, you will sit in a sound-treated room and will listen to sounds presented over a speaker or through headphones. You will be asked to indicate when you hear sounds by selecting a picture on a computer monitor, raising your hand or repeating speech. The sounds we use are not loud.

One visit to the laboratory is required. The visit lasts one hour. You will receive $10 per hour.

If you are interested please email childhear@colorado.edu or call 303-735-6252. The principal investigator for this research study is Angela Yarnell Bonino, Ph.D, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. All testing will be completed in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) building on Main Campus.

Adults needed for study on tobacco smoking, auditory function

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

We are recruiting individuals ages 18-45 who have been actively smoking tobacco (cigarettes) for at least one year and do not use other recreational drugs, including cannabis. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for up to five hours of testing.

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

Human Resources closure June 22

Human Resources will be closed on Friday, June 22 for a staff retreat. Human Resources includes:

  • Compensation and Position Management
  • Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
  • Employee Relations
  • The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
  • HR Operations (Records, I-9 Office, Employment Verification)
  • HR Service Center
  • Organization and Employee Development
  • Talent Acquisition

We will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25, and respond promptly to voicemail and email messages. We apologize for the inconvenience.  

Buff OneCard office closure

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The Buff OneCard office will be closed from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, for an office training. We will open again at 1:30 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

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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

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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.