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Camp Shakespeare: Limited availability

Students perform during Camp Shakespeare

Unlock the magic of Shakespeare's language with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s wildly popular summer acting program Camp Shakespeare. Campers ages 10 to 18 rehearse an abbreviated Shakespeare play, study with Colorado Shakespeare Festival professionals and perform in the historic outdoor Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre.

Most sessions are full, but limited openings remain for ages 10 to 12 staging The Taming of the Shrew. CU faculty and staff use coupon code BUFFBARD2017 for $50 off the registration fee!

For more information, call 303-735-1181 or see the contact details below.

Enroll to receive your benefits notices via email

Want to receive a big packet of legally required notices in the mail? This year, you don't have to; opt in to receive them electronically.

Instead of paper handouts, we'll email you when new notices are available. Plus, they'll be stored in your employee portal, where you can access them at any time—saving paper and space in your mailbox.

Visit Employee Services online to learn more and sign up to receive electronic benefits notices.

Fun research projects for kids

Junior Scientists

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children age 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.

For more information or to sign up, see our information below or call us at 303-492-6389.

Reminder: WWWLegacy websites unavailable July 8

The campus WWWLegacy service will be moved to new storage on Saturday, July 8, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Websites on the legacy server (these are websites built as HTML sites or using a CGI script) will be unavailable for approximately 90 minutes starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, however, a four-hour maintenance window has been reserved in the event that a longer outage is necessary.

This work does not impact sites on the Web Express platform. Web Express websites are on a different server and will not have any scheduled downtime during this timeframe.

Seeking participants for paid study on mind-body treatment for chronic pain

Illustration of back pain

If you suffer from chronic back pain you may be eligible to participate in a paid research study on the benefits of a novel mind-body treatment for chronic pain. The research study consists of two MRI scan sessions four to six weeks apart on the CU Boulder campus, before and after treatment. Participants will be compensated $225.

MRI is safe and non-invasive technology for measuring brain function, and participants will be given a photo of their brain to take home. The treatment will be administered at the Interventional Pain Management clinic at the University of Colorado Hospital at the Anschutz Denver metro campus.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Age 21–70
  • Back pain for the last three months or more
  • No metal in the body (for MRI safety)
  • No opioid use for more than four weeks in the past two years; opioids include common prescription painkillers like oxycodone (Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin) and meperidine
  • Not pregnant due to unclear effects of MRI on a fetus

If you are interested, please email canlab@colorado.edu or call 303-492-4299.

Learn calendaring best practices with OIT's new guide

Microsoft calendaring on Mac laptop

If you schedule numerous meetings with numerous attendees, have delegated access for creating or editing meetings, or create or edit meetings from a mobile device, then the new "Exchange Online Calendaring Best Practices" guide developed by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is highly recommended reading.

The best practices include recommendations for creating and editing meetings, responding to meeting requests, scheduling resources, recurring meetings, delegated calendaring and more.

Read the calendaring best practices guide online now.

Apply for spring 2018 study abroad by July 21 for chance to win $500

Scuba diver

Any student who opens a spring 2018 CU Boulder study abroad application by Friday, July 21, will be entered into a drawing to win one of two $500 scholarships!

Not on campus over summer break but still want a chance to win? That’s OK! You can complete Study Abroad 101 online and receive advising from study abroad advisors via live chat, email (abroad@colorado.edu) or phone! Visit our website for more information on how to get started.

The winner will receive funds once they are accepted and committed to their study abroad program.

Seeking adults with hearing loss for research study on sound perception

Illustration of sound waves entering the ear

The University of Colorado Hearing Research Laboratory is seeking adults with hearing loss to participate in a study on sound perception. The study investigates the perception of sound processed through hearing aids.

Testing will take place on the CU Boulder campus. Listeners will be compensated for their time. For more information, email hearlab@colorado.edu or call 303-492-0067.

Earn $65 when you participate in psychology study

Illustration of two brains communicating

This is a five-hour study broken up into two sessions (two and a half hours each). Compensation is $10 per hour plus a $15 dollar bonus upon completion of the second part ($65 total).

In the first session you would be wearing a cap with sensors that record the electrical activity on your scalp (EEG) while you read sentences and answer questions on a computer screen. In the second session, you would be doing various tasks on a computer (without the EEG cap).

The requirements for participating in the study are that you are: right-handed, university student or recent graduate, native English speaker (English primary language from age 5 to present), age 18-35, not taking psychiatric medications and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision.

Our lab is located north of East Campus at the Center for Innovation and Creativity (CINC), 1777 Exposition Drive, Boulder, CO 80301. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for this experiment, please email kimerplab@gmail.com