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Participate in website research, receive $25 Amazon gift card

Undergraduate seniors are invited to participate in a usability test for the CU Boulder website.

Testing details

  • May 27–31
  • Conducted remotely via Zoom
  • 30-minute moderated testing session

Participant requirements

  • Will be a CU Boulder undergraduate senior in the 2024–25 school year
  • Does not work in the Strategic Relations and Communications department at CU Boulder
  • Does not have a close family member that recently (within the past five years) graduated from CU Boulder
  • Must have access to a laptop with Zoom installed 

Participants will be compensated with a $25 Amazon gift card. 

If you are interested in participating, fill out the interest form. If you meet the criteria needed for the test, a staff member will reach out to you to schedule your testing session. 

Grad students: Join the academic job search seminar series

Starting June 3, this four-week virtual seminar is aimed at third- or fourth-year graduate students who are planning to be on the academic job market this application cycle or next, or early-career graduate students who want a thorough understanding of what comprises the academic job dossier.

Grad students are encouraged to attend all four sessions as each week builds upon the last, but each week’s educational content portion may be attended as a standalone workshop. Grad students can sign up on Handshake.

June 3 (Week 1): The Academic Job Market Overview and Strategy
June 10 (Week 2): CVs – Writing the Basic Eight Sections and Beyond
June 17 (Week 3): The Job Letter and the Diversity Statement
June 24 (Week 4): Research and Teaching Statements and the Academic Interview

Cardiovascular research study volunteers needed

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab is looking for volunteers to study the potential health effects of a new type of breathing exercise (a time efficient type of exercise) on blood pressure, vascular function and cognitive function.

Requirements:

  • Aged 50-plus years
  • Higher blood pressure (systolic BP 120-160 mmHg)
  • Willing to exercise up to 25 minutes per day, six days per week for a three-month period

Benefits include:

  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Physician-monitored exercise stress test
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Bone mineral density test
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested, email IMSTstudy@colorado.edu or call 303-492-2485.

Volunteer for study on the effects of heat therapy on blood pressure, vascular function

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab at CU Boulder’s campus is seeking volunteers to participate in a clinical research study. We are looking for women and men, ages 40-plus, who are willing to participate in water immersion sessions approximately three times per week for 12 weeks, and have above normal blood pressure (a top number of 115 or higher; if you are unsure of your blood pressure, please still contact us for screening).

Benefits for volunteers include: cardiovascular health assessment, exercise stress test, body composition, blood chemistries and monetary compensation for time.

For more information, please email hottubstudy@colorado.edu or call 970-460-8970.

Have fun with legal peace of mind this summer

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Summer break is here, and it’s time for some well-deserved fun. Amidst the adventures, it’s important to make smart choices when it comes to legal matters.

Student Legal Services (SLS) has highly-qualified and experienced lawyers who know how to support students through legal situations at a fraction of the cost of a private attorney. Services are available for Colorado legal matters to all CU Boulder students who pay student activity fees. If you find yourself in a tough situation over the summer, contact SLS at 303-492-6813 or visit their office at UMC 311 to schedule an appointment.

Cardiovascular research study volunteers needed

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab is looking for volunteers to study the potential health effects of a new type of breathing exercise (a time efficient exercise) delivered via a smartphone app on blood pressure and vascular function.

Requirements:

  • Aged 18+ years
  • Higher blood pressure (systolic BP 120–160 mmHg)
  • Own an Apple or Android smartphone
  • Willing to perform breathing exercises 5–10 minutes per day, six days a week, for six weeks

Benefits include:

  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested, email IMSTapp@colorado.edu or call 303-492-2485.

Paid research opportunity in the Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab

A biological hallmark of aging is “cellular senescence”, which is associated with cardiovascular dysfunction. Compounds called “senolytics” that decrease the number or amount of senescent cells may be effective for improving age-related cardiovascular dysfunction and possibly brain health. 

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab at CU Boulder is trying to determine whether intermittent oral supplementation with a natural compound with senolytic properties called fisetin (found in strawberries, onions and cucumbers and available as dietary supplement) will improve blood vessel function, reduce artery stiffness, and improve cognitive function (a measure of brain health) in adults ages 65-plus.

Benefits for volunteers include: cardiovascular health assessment, cognitive function tests, blood tests and compensation for time. 

For more information, please email fisetinstudy@colorado.edu, or call 303-735-6410. 

Volunteers needed for cardiovascular research study

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory is looking for volunteers to study the potential health aging effects of nicotinamide riboside supplementation on blood pressure and physiological function.

Requirements:

  • Age 50–79 years
  • Higher than normal blood pressure
  • Willing to undergo a three-month period taking nicotinamide riboside or placebo pills

Benefits include:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested, call 303-492-2485 or email nrstudy@colorado.edu.

Volunteers needed for cardiovascular research study

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory is looking for volunteers to study the potential healthy aging effects of MitoQ, an antioxidant that is attracted to the mitochondria of cells, supplementation on physiological function.

Requirements:

  • Age 60+
  • Willing to undergo a three-month period taking MitoQ or placebo pills

Benefits include:

  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested: call 303-735-6410 or email mitoqstudy@colorado.edu.

Alienware Buffalo Esports and Gaming Lounge open this summer

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The Alienware Buffalo Esports and Gaming Lounge is open to all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty and all community members! Located on the first floor of the University Memorial Center, the full-scale gaming space is outfitted with 17 Alienware gaming desktop stations, three Alienware gaming laptops, a varsity esports training area, a broadcast studio, console games and a tabletop game space.

University Libraries to close June 7 for in-service day

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On Friday, June 7, campus libraries will close for an employee in-service day. Access to physical collections, study spaces and research services will be temporarily unavailable.

Any scheduled classes or tours will not be able to visit the libraries on this day.

Library users are encouraged to pick up needed materials in advance of the closure and find alternative areas to study on campus.