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It's time for course reserves

Course reserves textbooks in library

The University Libraries encourages all instructors to use the libraries’ course reserves service to assist with their upcoming fall classes.

Course reserves allow instructors to make texts and course materials equally available to all of their students. Instructors may reserve not only books, but journal articles, DVDs, sheet music, molecular modeling kits – anything needed for students to succeed in your courses, even skulls for IPHY courses.

Reserved items may be held at Norlin Library as well as any University Libraries branch location. Both library and personal materials may be placed on reserve. Personal copies may be brought to a circulation desk, as well as sent via campus mail.

Learn how to submit your course reserves online. Get your requests in now to avoid the start of semester rush!

If you'd like the libraries to purchase an item to be placed on reserve, please note this in your reserve request. Email norcirc@colorado.edu or call 303-492-5506 for assistance.

Shakespeare class for kids: Plays Within Plays, ages 8-12

Kids perform Shakespeare on stage

Boost your child's brainpower with Shakespeare! Join the Colorado Shakespeare Festival for a 10-week class this fall, open to kids ages 8–12.


The Play’s The Thing: Plays Within Plays
Wednesdays, Sep. 5 to Nov. 14, 4–5:30 p.m. (no class Oct. 31)


Fans of Pyramus & Thisbe, rejoice! This 10-week after-school class is dedicated to plays-within-plays, from Hamlet's cleverly crafted Murder of Gonzago to Peter Quince and company's lamentable performance in A Midsummer Night's Dream. The class culminates in a showing for friends and family on Nov. 14. Open to students of all experience levels and abilities.

Tuition is $200, but scholarships are available. CU employees: Use the code BUFFBARD18 to receive 10 percent off tuition for CSF fall classes.

Questions? Call 303-735-1181.

Shakespeare class for teens: The Winter's Tale in Production

Teens perform Shakespeare on stage

Join the Colorado Shakespeare Festival for a 10-week class this fall for teens ages 12–18.


The Winter’s Tale: Shakespeare in Production 
Mondays, Sep. 10 to Nov. 12, 4–5:30 p.m.


Full of music, magic and melodrama, The Winter’s Tale has something for everyone—family feuds and family reunions, a singing pickpocket, disguises and mistaken identity, a shepherds’ dance party, and the most famous stage direction in Shakespeare (“exit, pursued by a bear”). In this 10-week class, students will rehearse an abridged version of The Winter’s Tale and perform it for friends and family on Nov. 12.

For both advanced performers and newcomers to Shakespeare, this class is a fun and engaging way to build language and performance skills, work with other teenagers as part of a team, and connect the ideas and conflicts in Shakespeare's world to our own. Open to students of all experience levels and abilities.

Tuition is $200, but scholarships are available. CU employees: Use the code BUFFBARD18 to receive 10 percent off tuition for CSF fall classes.

Questions? Call 303-735-1181.

Flower Child restaurant hosting job fairs for 81 openings

Attention, job seekers: Flower Child is opening a new restaurant location in Boulder and will be hiring 81 employees.

The healthy, fast-casual restaurant will host a job fair from Monday, July 30, to Saturday, Aug. 4, and again from Monday, Aug. 6, to Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the restaurant, located at 2580 Arapahoe Ave., suite 110, in the alcove of Arapahoe Shopping Center in Boulder. 

Flower Child is looking for applicants who are passionate about convenient, nutritious eating and who love to make people smile. Interested applicants should bring their resumes to be considered for multiple positions including servers, prep cooks, line cooks, cashiers, fast-casual servers and dishwashers. On-site interviews will be offered. 

CU Boulder students who are interested in working in the restaurant industry are encouraged to stop by and apply. Job seekers can also submit their resumes online at www.workforflowerchild.com.

Seeking participants for paid research on treatment of depression

This study will help researchers understand a one-session treatment for depression. Our goal is to make brief therapy for depression work for more people. 

Participating in this study involves one to three sessions at the Whisman Well-being, Health, and Relationship Functioning (WHARF) Lab in the Muenzinger Psychology Building at CU Boulder. If interested, you would first complete a brief screening questionnaire to determine your initial eligibility for the study. The first session requires one hour and 30 minutes. During this session, you will complete surveys, tasks and a brief discussion about how you think and feel. You will be given $10 for your time and may be invited back for two additional study sessions.

If you are eligible to continue, you will return for a one-hour and 30-minute treatment session. During this session you will work with a therapist to generate practical steps you can take to help improve how you are feeling. You will be asked to practice the skills discussed for two weeks and then return to the laboratory for a final visit. The last visit will take one hour and will consist of some surveys and tasks. You’ll receive $15 for attending the last two sessions. 

We will contact you one month after your last visit via email with a brief survey that asks how you are feeling and your impressions of the treatment. 

Learn more

If you are interested, please complete a brief online screening measure.

If you are eligible to participate in this study, a member of the research team will contact you to schedule a research session. If you have questions before completing the screening or would like to learn more about the study, please contact the research team at batdstudy@gmail.com.

Participate in a paid study on mood and emotion

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 the very brief survey to see if you qualify.

If you have questions please contact us at gruberpeplab@colorado.edu or visit our website.

Paid study on mood and social cognition

Interested in your moods and brain? Participate in a paid study on mood and social cognition here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB# 17-0358)!

Study includes some or all of the following parts:

  • Option No. 1 – Behavioral Lab Visit: Interview about thoughts & feelings, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (4-5 hours; $15/hour)
  • Option No. 2 – Pressure Pain Task Visit: One computer task involving tolerable pressure pain, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (1-2 hrs; $15/hour)
  • Option No. 3 – fMRI Visit: View videos and pictures, and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires (3 hours; $25/hour)
  • Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available.

To apply, please fill out the brief survey to see if you qualify. 

Have a question? Please email gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “Mood and Social Cognition Study” or give us a call at 303-735-7547.

Fire alarm system testing on July 28

Facilities Management will be conducting fire alarm system testing for several campus buildings from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. 

During the testing, the building fire alarm system strobes, horns and speakers will be on. The tests will be conducted during the day and should take no longer than half an hour in each building.

Buildings to be tested include:

  • Gates Woodruff Women’s Studies Cottage
  • Economics
  • Guggenheim
  • University Theatre
  • Museum Collections
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Education
  • Hellems Arts and Sciences
  • Old Main
  • Cristol Chemistry
  • Ekeley Science
  • CIRES
  • Ketchum Arts and Sciences
  • Koenig Alumni Center
  • Eaton Humanities
  • Macky Auditorium
  • McKenna Languages
  • Hale Science
  • Institute of Behavioral Science
  • Continuing Education
  • Armory
  • Denison Arts and Sciences
  • JILA
  • Duane Physics
  • Ramaley Biology
  • Porter Biosciences
  • Muenzinger Psychology
  • Gold Biosciences
  • Stadium Sky Box
  • Stadium
  • Benson Earth Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Carlson Gymnasium
  • Clare Small Arts and Sciences
  • Technology Learning Center
  • University Club
  • University Administrative Center
  • Regent Administrative Center
  • Environmental Design
  • Imig Music
  • Administrative and Research Center
  • Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology
  • Science Learning Laboratory
  • LASP Space Technology Research Center
  • LASP Space Science Building
  • Astrophysical Research Laboratory
  • Marine Street Science Center
  • Computing Center
  • Center for Innovation and Creativity
  • Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community
  • Sustainability, Energy and Environment Laboratory
  • RL-2
  • RL-1
  • RL-4
  • Institute for Behavioral Genetics
  • Research Park Greenhouse

Paid study: Adults needed for study on hearing, cardiovascular disease

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

We are recruiting individuals ages 18-55 who have two or more of the following:

  • Actively smoke tobacco (cigarettes) for at least one year and do not use other recreational drugs, including cannabis
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure or use antihypertensives
  • High cholesterol or use cholesterol-lowering drugs

Participants will receive a comprehensive hearing evaluation and physical examination with blood draw. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for up to five hours of testing. 

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

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 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.

To sign up, please do one of the following:

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

Students: Looking for nanny/babysitter

Looking for a responsible and reliable college student to help care for our infant daughter in old town Niwot (seven miles from Boulder, right off 119). Duties include: cuddling, feeding, changing diapers and playing (e.g., tummy time, reading books, exercises, walks in stroller on nice days, etc.).

Mom works from home and will be available for issues/emergencies. During nap times, feel free to do homework, read, watch TV or use our WiFi. Also, we have a one-year-old golden retriever who loves people.

Would prefer Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., but are flexible. Also willing to split shifts between two college students. $11/hour. Please call Melissa at 978-835-6796.

Join paid study on mood and social cognition

Hello world

Interested in your moods and brain? Participate in a paid study on mood and social cognition here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB# 17-0358).
Study includes some or all of the following parts:

  • Option No. 1 – Behavioral Lab Visit: Interview about thoughts & feelings, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (4-5 hours; $15/hour)
  • Option No. 2 – Pressure Pain Task Visit: One computer task involving tolerable pressure pain, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (1-2 hrs; $15/hour)
  • Option No. 3 – fMRI Visit: View videos and pictures, and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires (3 hours; $25/hour)
  • Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available.

To apply, please fill out the brief survey to see if you qualify. 

Have a question? Please email gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “Mood and Social Cognition Study” or give us a call at 303-735-7547.

Center for Inclusion and Social Change: Safe Zone Training Aug. 8

Hello world

The Center for Inclusion and Social Change offers monthly LGBTQ-inclusion Safe Zone Trainings throughout the academic year. This interactive 90-minute training 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. 

The next session will be 1:30–3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, in room S341 of the Center for Community.  

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.