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The Buff Bulletin Board, a listing of campus announcements, is a service of Campus Communications.

 

Say farewell to Jeanne Connely at retirement celebration April 23

Illustration of female detective

The Campus Controller's Office’s top property detective Jeanne Connely is retiring! Please join CCO as we celebrate her 30-plus year career and say farewell to our friend.

We are preparing a powerpoint scrolling presentation and would like your farewell comments to add to it (e.g., favorite lost item story, conversation, picture or just saying farewell.) Send to greg.roers@colorado.edu.

Monday, April 23, 2–4 p.m.
UMC, Glenn Miller Ballroom

Participants needed for paid decision-making study on aging and movement

The Neurophysiology of Movement Lab needs volunteers for a study on aging and movement decision-making. Participants will be using their right wrist to generate low forces and lean with their whole body to play decision-making games. 

Participants must be/have:

  • English-speaking
  • Right-handed
  • Between 40-60 or 65-89 years old
  • Normal or corrected vision
  • No movement control problems
  • No recent orthopedic surgeries or broken bones

Experiment involves one sessions, which lasts approximately three hours. Subjects will be compensated at $10 per hour with an opportunity to win up to an additional $40. Email Landon Hamilton at landon.hamilton@colorado.edu.

Last call: Volunteer, nominate for open educational resources committee

Want to help find ways to reduce the financial burden of course materials and textbooks on students and transition the university toward more affordable course materials?

The Open Educational Resources Advisory Committee will examine national trends centered in the use of open educational resources (OER) and make recommendations to the provost regarding their best use at CU Boulder, serving as a catalyst to promote educational innovation at CU Boulder.

Faculty, staff or students can volunteer to serve on the committee, or can nominate others, by submitting names to oercommittee@colorado.edu. Nominations will be accepted through April 9.

Students: Take survey on foreign language learning needs, enter raffle for prizes

Are you an undergraduate student learning or interested in learning a foreign language at CU? Please fill out a five-minute survey to help us understand your needs. The survey results will be used in a new language learning resource for CU students.
    
Applicants who complete the survey can enter a raffle to win CU hats, blankets and water bottles from the CU Book Store.

Fill out the survey now for a chance to win these great prizes!
    
Questions? Contact merete.leonhardt-lupa@colorado.edu, GSLL Language Proficiency Project.

Wait Your Turn: Recognizing and Interrupting Sexism training April 16

This interactive 90-minute training is designed for staff and faculty on the CU Boulder campus. During the training, participants will engage in small- and large-group discussions to help identify examples of sexism in their lives or in an institution they participate in. They will also learn strategies for interrupting sexism.

Last training for spring 2018:
Monday, April 16, 3:30–5 p.m., UMC 457

Register yourself or your group.

Students: Looking for a sublease for summer?

Subleasing an apartment for this summer (May, June, July, August): 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom! Price and dates are negotiable. Great location, new appliances, hardwood floor, furnished, washer/dryer, AC, dishwasher, huge rooms.

1146 Pleasant St. (12th and Pleasant)

Participate in paid MRI study on brain function

We are looking for healthy, right-handed individuals who are fluent in English to participate in a paid research study at CU Boulder looking at how the brain directs and focuses attention. 

Participants must be fluent English speakers, right handed, not pregnant, no history of brain injury or neurological disorder, and must be safe to enter an MRI scanner. There are two sessions associated with this study, a 3-hour MRI session, for which participants will be paid $50, and a 1.5-hour behavioral session, for which participants will be paid $25. 

If you are interested, please sign up.

Schwarzman Scholarship info meeting for master's study in China

Schwarzman Scholars is a program designed to prepare future leaders to serve as intermediaries between China and the rest of the world by helping them understand China’s culture, economy, governance and evolving role in the world. 

Up to 200 scholars chosen annually from around the world for this highly selective, fully-funded program will have an unrivaled opportunity to live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling and developing first-hand exposure to China, its people and a global group of promising leaders. Scholars will study for a one-year master's degree in public policy, international studies, or economics and business at Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious institutes of higher education.  

A Schwarzman representative will be on campus to talk about the scholarship and offer application advice. Interested students, as well as faculty and staff who want to know more about the program, are encouraged to come to the information sessions. 

Wednesday, April 11 | Koelbel S233
Faculty and staff: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Students: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Inclusive Pedagogy workshops with Thomas Laird April 9, 10

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Thomas Laird will be offering three workshops on high-impact practices and assessment. 

Laird’s expertise is in effective assessment practices and the inclusion of diversity into the curriculum, and he frequently consults with institutions of higher education. He is an associate professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program and director of the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University Bloomington.

  • Workshop 1: Exploring How to Make Courses More Inclusive: A Model, Evidence, and Some Options
    • Monday, April 9, 9–10:30 a.m., C4C S350N
  • Workshop 2: Building a HIP Culture Equitably
    • Monday, April 9, 1–2:30 p.m., C4C S350
  • Workshop 3: Engaged Assessment, Inclusive Coursework, and High-Impact Practices: Building a Case for Faculty Action
    • Tuesday, April 10, 9–10:30 a.m., C4C S350S

RSVP here.

Volunteer, nominate for open educational resources committee by April 9

Want to help find ways to reduce the financial burden of course materials and textbooks on students and transition the university toward more affordable course materials?

The Open Educational Resources Advisory Committee will examine national trends centered in the use of open educational resources (OER) and make recommendations to the provost regarding their best use at CU Boulder, serving as a catalyst to promote educational innovation at CU Boulder.

Faculty, staff or students can volunteer to serve on the committee, or can nominate others, by submitting names to oercommittee@colorado.edu. Nominations will be accepted through April 9.

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.
 

Feeling down? Struggling with anxiety? Worried about health or relationship problems?

Affordable psychotherapy is available at the Raimy Clinic in the Muenzinger Psychology building. 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 at 303-492-5177.