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From page to stage: Shakespeare acting class, ages 18 and up

Shakespeare illustration

Shakespeare’s plays were written to be performed – and the best way to dig into Shakespeare’s text is to put it up on its feet and speak the language out loud.

In this eight-week class, students will use acting techniques to deepen their appreciation and understanding of Shakespeare’s language, character development and storytelling. The class culminates in a final showing for friends and family on the last day of class.

Open to students ages 18 and up with all experience levels and abilities. Students from previous sessions are welcome to return.

Catch the Travel Channel at The Sink on Aug. 30

The Travel Channel is filming a new season of Food Paradise and will be featuring the "world-famous" Sink restaurant’s food. The Sink's management is inviting guests to come in Thursday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and “see if you’ll make it on TV!”

If you’re not familiar with the show, Food Paradise airs every Sunday night and is one of the Travel Channel’s longest-running series. Every one-hour episode has a theme and features eight restaurants in the U.S.

The Sink first attracted the media’s eye in 2012 with a feature on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. This attention must have reached the White House, because soon after the premiere, President Barack Obama surprised The Sink with a visit. A year later, in 2013, late Chef Anthony Bourdain and Chef Eric Ripert, reminiscent of The Sink’s angel/devil, brought their Good vs. Evil tour VIP party to The Sink.

It looks like the Travel Channel will continue the hype.

Open call for exhibitions at the Boulder Public Library

The Boulder Public Library invites proposals for projects ranging from a few days to two months that intertwine visual display, socially engaged art and/or installations with a live program, interactivity and collaborative happenings. Presentations in the gallery are as much about process as product, and we want visitors to be engaged in all levels. 

Multidisciplinary groups are encouraged to plan and apply together. Traditional art exhibitions will be considered, however, preference will be given to individuals/groups who present projects based on the above specifications. Honorariums may be available depending on the scope of the project. 

The deadline for the application is Aug. 31. Get details here.

Paid study on bipolar disorder

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder? 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 years old. Please fill out the brief survey to apply.

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

Interested in your moods, brain? Join paid study

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 & 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 years old and not have any history of mental health conditions. Please fill out the 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.

Adults needed for study on cochlear implant music perception

The Hearing Research Laboratory at CU Boulder is seeking young adults, ages 18–30, with normal hearing to participate in a study on sound perception. 

The study investigates the sound quality of music processed through simulations of cochlear implants. Testing will take place on campus. Listeners will be compensated for their time. 

For more information, contact hearlab@colorado.edu or 303-492-0067. 

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

Share your thoughts with Boulder Fire-Rescue

Children engage with a fire fighter.

Help shape the future of Boulder Fire-Rescue. The organization is currently working on an update to their master plan. Some significant service changes are being considered, particularly for emergency medical response. Please visit the webpage and complete a survey to share your thoughts. You can also ask a question and share your story. 

UROP seeking faculty to host 'interest tables' at symposium

UROP symposium

The UROP Symposium provides an opportunity for students from historically underrepresented and underserved communities to meet faculty and learn how to get started on research, scholarly and creative projects. In this lively, fast-paced event, students visit several "interest tables" to meet faculty members and hear about research, scholarly and creative work in a fun, informal environment with plenty of food and drinks.

Faculty are encouraged to sign up online to host an "interest table." The deadline to register is Nov. 9.

Struggling with depression, anxiety? Worried about health 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

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

CUBT publication resumes daily email schedule Aug. 20

Beginning Monday, Aug. 20, the academic term publication schedule for CU Boulder Today will resume. The emailed editions for faculty-staff and students will each go out five days a week, Monday through Friday, excluding breaks and holidays.

Did you know there's also a weekly community edition of CU Boulder Today? It's the perfect resource for your friends and family members, especially if they live in the area. They can subscribe online to receive the community edition.

Get involved with the Distinguished Speakers Board

The Distinguished Speakers Board (DSB) is recruiting new members! The board seeks motivated individuals who will offer unique perspectives and enhance our speaking engagements.

DSB is a student-run cost center of CU Student Government that strives to bring diverse speakers to campus who will intellectually challenge the student body, as well as spark meaningful dialogue surrounding relevant issues. Past speakers the board has hosted include Anderson Cooper, Brené Brown, Laverne Cox, Edward Snowden (via videoconference), Rudy Giuliani, Howard Dean, Karl Rove, Madeleine Albright, Bill Nye and many more.

Board members research and nominate potential speakers, participate in democratic debate during the speaker selection process and, ultimately, execute an event. Members gain skills in events planning and leadership, and are afforded opportunities to network with significant thought leaders. 

All CU Boulder students, especially entering freshman and sophomore students, are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found online at bit.ly/dsbapp18 and are due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.

Paid study on mind-body treatments for chronic back pain

If you suffer from chronic back pain, you may be eligible to participate in a research study. Participants are compensated $200.

The study consists of two MRI brain scan sessions 4-6 weeks apart on the CU Boulder campus, before and after a mind-body treatment. MRI is safe and non-invasive technology for measuring brain function, and participants will be given a photo of their brain to take home. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Ages 21-70
  • Back pain for the last 3 months or more
  • No metal in the body (for MRI safety)
  • Not pregnant

For more information about the study and to help us determine your eligibility, please visit the CAN Lab website. You may also email canlab@colorado.edu or call 303-492-4299 for further information.

Flower Child grand opening specials

The new-to-Boulder restaurant Flower Child is opening next Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at 2580 Arapahoe Ave. The fast-casual restaurant offers conveniently nutritious and delicious made-to-order dishes, including salads, hummus, soups, plates, bowls, wraps and a kids menu in a light and airy environment with modern bohemian decor. 

Flower Child is celebrating its opening by donating a portion of proceeds from grand opening day to local nonprofit Boulder Food Rescue and providing several local-inspired giveaways for its first customers, including flower bouquets from Boulder Gardens Florist, flower seed lollipops and Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha, which will be available on-tap at the restaurant.