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Reminder: Deadline Sept. 18 for Boulder Faculty Assembly nominations

It is time for the Boulder Faculty Assembly standing committee election. This is an important opportunity for you, as a Faculty Senate member, to participate in the faculty governance process at CU. The BFA Nominations and Elections Committee is requesting nominations for the following BFA committee seats. All terms are for three years.

BFA standing committee seats up for election by affiliation

Committee seats available in Arts and Sciences and other units:

  • Academic Affairs: 1 (Arts and Sciences); 3 (other units/non-A&S)
  • Administrator Appraisal: 2 (Arts and Sciences); 2 (other units/non-A&S)
  • Admin. Services and Technology: 1 (Arts and Sciences); 1 (other units/non-A&S)
  • Diversity: 1 (Arts and Sciences); 2 (other units/non-A&S)
  • Faculty Affairs: 1 (Arts and Sciences); 1 (other units/non-A&S)
  • Instructor-Track Faculty Affairs (can be Arts and Sciences or non-A&S): 4
  • Intercollegiate Athletics: 1 (Arts and Sciences); 2 (other units/non-A&S)
  • Student Affairs: 0 (Arts and Sciences); 1 (other units/non-A&S)

Seats on the BFA Libraries Committee are by academic and unit area:

  • Libraries, Law School: 1
  • Libraries, Social Sciences: 2
  • Libraries, Natural Sciences: 3
  • Libraries, School of Education: 1
  • Libraries, Library: 1

Get information on committee charges, composition and more.

Please nominate yourself and/or your colleagues. Nominees and nominators must be members of the Boulder Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate includes all members of the general faculty with the following titles whose appointments are fifty percent or more:

  • Professor
  • Associate professor
  • Assistant professor
  • Senior instructor
  • Instructor
  • Scholar in residence
  • Artist in residence
  • Adjoint, attendant, clinical and research faculty

Nomination email packets should include:

  • Nominee’s affiliation (A&S, other units), home department/unit and contact details
  • Committee of interest
  • Nominee’s confirmation (separate email is fine) that they are willing to serve
  • Name and department/unit of the faculty member making the nomination (self nominations are most welcome!)
  • Email subject line should contain: “BFA Election Nomination”

Please email your nomination packet(s) to the BFA secretary at adam@colorado.edu by 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Nominees will be notified by email when election results are available. The election results will also be posted on the BFA webpage.

CU NightRide: Your free and safe ride home

Looking for a safe ride on campus or within Boulder city limits? Give CU NightRide a try! We’re a student-operated program that provides free night-time transportation for CU students, faculty and staff.

  • Studying late at Norlin and missed the last bus? Use CU NightRide!
  • Headed for a night out with friends on The Hill? Use CU NightRide!
  • It’s dark and cold and you don’t want to walk back to your res hall? Use CU NightRide!

We’re here to help get you where you want to go safely and efficiently. And with our TapRide app, it’s easier than ever to request a ride.

September hours:
Sunday–Thursday 7 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.
Friday, Saturday 7 p.m to 1:15 a.m.

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 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.

For more information, call our intake line: 303-492-5177.

UROP seeks students for sidewalk chalk symposium

Sidewalk chalk

UROP seeks undergraduates of all majors, who have been working with CU Boulder faculty on research, scholarly and creative projects, to participate in the Sidewalk Symposium by creating colorful visual presentations of their projects (complete or in progress) using nothing but chalk drawn on the sidewalks around Norlin Quad.

Apply to participate by Friday, Oct. 5.

Students of all backgrounds and experience levels are invited to apply using the form linked below. Those selected will need to be available for at least a two-hour window (of their choosing) between 1 and 5 p.m. on Oct. 17 to chalk “posters” on the sidewalk and share their work with those passing by. UROP will supply plenty of colorful chalk.

Students needed for poster sessions during Research & Innovation Week

Research & Innovation Week Oct. 15-19

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO), in collaboration with the United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS), invites individuals to participate in poster sessions from all disciplines for Research & Innovation Week 2018. 

Benefits of presenting

  • Share your research/scholarship/creative work with an interested audience  
  • Identify and connect with possible future collaborators
  • Enhance your CV and polish your presentation skills
  • Receive feedback from colleagues
  • Contribute to the shared knowledge of the university
  • Network with researchers, scholars, leadership and others

Get guidelines for submissions and details on poster session options taking place Oct. 15, 16 and 19. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, Sept. 21.

Call for proposals: CHA faculty fellowships

With a deadline of Monday, Oct. 29, the Center for Humanities and the Arts (CHA) announces a call for proposals for its 2019–20 CHA Faculty Fellowship. 

Fellowships consist of a two-course teaching reduction, either to be taken in one semester or spread over the academic year. The selection committee will consider the intellectual merit of the project, the overall excellence of the applicant’s academic record and the timeliness of the project in the applicant’s career. The selection committee consists of three senior humanists/artists unaffiliated with CU Boulder.

UMC Student Arts Program accepting submissions

Showcase your art in the heart of campus!

The UMC Student Arts Program collects original art created by the CU Boulder student community and displays it throughout the building. We are looking for original pieces in the following media: painting, drawing, sculpture, textile, photography/film/technology.

Awards for top submissions. Deadline to submit: Dec. 15.

Paid study on understanding the emotions of others

Interested in your moods and brain? Participate in a paid study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others 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 and feelings; physiological monitoring (heart rate); computer tasks; questionnaires (4-5 hours, $15/hour)
  • Option No. 2 – fMRI Visit: View videos and pictures and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner; computer tasks; questionnaires (3 hours, $25/hour)
  • Option No. 3 – Pressure Pain Task Visit: One computer task involving tolerable pressure pain; physiological monitoring (heart rate); computer tasks; questionnaires (1-2 hours, $15/hour)

Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 45 and have either:

  • A diagnosis of bipolar disorder
  • A history of depression
  • Not have any history of mental health conditions

Please fill out the following brief survey to apply.

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

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 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.

For more information, call our intake line: 303-492-5177.

Sustainability Buffs leadership program launching this fall

Sustainability Buffs sit at a table

The Sustainability Buffs Leadership Program launches this fall to provide undergraduate students the skills and support to turn their great ideas into reality, on campus and in future careers.

The program will run for eight weeks on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Sept. 17 through Nov. 4, with one all-day retreat. The program is open to students in every area of study. 

Applications are due Monday, Sept. 10. There is a $100 participation fee with financial assistance available.
 
Students that complete the Sustainability Buffs program this fall will be eligible to complete the next phase of the Sustainability Leadership Program, available in future semesters. Sustainability Buffs will be offered both fall and spring semesters for interested students.

Learn more and apply now.

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: 

  1. An at-home portion where you fill out surveys and practice the game, lasting one hour
  2. 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 for more information.

Students: Need a free ride to the Rocky Mountain Showdown?

CU Student Government (CUSG) is offering free bus rides for all students to Friday's Rocky Mountain Showdown at Mile High Stadium in Denver. 

The buses will begin departing around 4 p.m. Students can line up along the ramp outside of the CU Event Center. Availability is on first-come, first-served basis, and you will need your Buff OneCard to ride. Please also note, if you are taking anything with you, it needs to be in a clear bag due to stadium policy.

On the way back, buses will begin departing as early as halfway through the fourth quarter and will continue to board until all the seats are full. 

Don't have a game ticket? Sign up to volunteer and get a free ticket, courtesy of CUSG. Volunteers will need to meet outside of the event center around 3:30 p.m. to help get students onto the buses, and they will then ride the buses down to the game. Email cusg.health.safety@colorado.edu to volunteer. 

Stanford's Knight-Hennessy Scholarship info session

Juniors and seniors considering attending Stanford for graduate school might be interested in the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship. 

Knight-Hennessy scholars develops a community of global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Every year, up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford. 

Join an admissions representative from the program to learn more. Space is limited, so please register here.

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 4 p.m.
Center for Academic Success and Engagement, Room E313