Buff Bulletin Board

This site is a listing of notices, training/seminars, jobs, campus services and events. Buff Bulletin is a service of Campus Communications.

Bursar's Office opening late Friday, June 3

The Bursar's Office will open slightly later at 9:15 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. on Friday, June 3, so that staff can attend training.

May 31, 2016 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu

University Libraries to launch redesigned website June 1

The University Libraries are thrilled to announce the launch of their new, responsive website (http://www.colorado.edu/libraries) is taking place Wednesday, June 1. The site, which has been available for user testing since January, includes OneSearch – a new streamlined search feature that allows users to quickly find what they need – and newly redesigned research guides for subjects and courses. Please make sure to update any bookmarks you have stored in your browser.

If you have questions or feedback, please email libcomm@colorado.edu.

Extracting from the Earth: The science of fossil fuels

What’s all the buzz around fracking? Join us at the CU Museum of Natural History on Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. to explore the risks, benefits and trade-offs of hydraulic fracturing and unconventional oil and gas development. Try your hand at fracking jello, meet a petroleum engineer, and investigate air quality using next-generation technology developed by CU engineers. We will have eight stations with family-friendly hands-on science activities.

May 31, 2016 • CU Museum of Natural History • cumuseum@colorado.edu

Fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children ages 3 to 12 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self control and thinking 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. For more information or to sign up, see our information below or call us at 303-492-6389.

Safe zone training: LGBTQ ally development program

Safe zone training: A two-hour 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.

Monday, June 6, noon to 1:30 p.m., Center for Community 435; Wednesday, July 6, noon to 2 p.m., Center for Community N215; Thursday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Center for Community N215.

request/ more info: Scarlet.Bowen@colorado.edu.

Oil and gas development in Colorado: Drilling down to the big issues

Learn from the leaders in their prospective fields about how oil and gas development effects the water cycle, air quality and public health. Featuring Reagan Waskom, director of the Colorado Water Institute at CSU, Gaby Petron, an air quality scientist at NOAA, and John Adgate, the chair of the Environmental and Occupational Health Department at the CU School of Public Health. This free lecture will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Old Main.

May 26, 2016 • CU Museum of Natural History • cumuseum@colorado.edu

Summer workshops at the CU Museum of Natural History

Spend Friday mornings with us exploring and creating. Our newest exhibit Becoming Butterflies will be our jumping-off point to cross-pollinate science and art. Your elementary-age child will visit exhibits, participate in hands-on creative activities with real museum tools and specimens, and move through natural areas outside of the museum.

Each workshop meets for three hours from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the CU Museum of Natural History on the CU-Boulder Campus. Healthy snacks will be provided.

ALTEC non-credit summer courses now open

Reserve your spot today. We are offering the following non-credit language classes:

  • French – 1 Monday/Wednesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • German – 1 Monday/Wednesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Spanish – 1 Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Spanish – 2 Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Conversational Spanish – 1 Tuesday/Thursday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Conversational Spanish – 1 Monday/Wednesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

$150 for all non-CU affiliates $75 for all cu affiliates

Need more information? Visit us online

Participate in research on dating

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are seeking healthy individuals between 18 and 24 years of age for laboratory and brain imaging (fMRI) studies on online dating.

We are seeking participants who are heterosexual, currently single and interested in dating.

Participants will receive $12-$24 per hour for participation.

TO PARTICIPATE, EMAIL: OnlineDatingStudyCU@gmail.com.

May 24, 2016 • Gianna Fitzsimmons • OnlineDatingStudyCU@gmail.com

Week-day parking available

Weekday parking is available at CU's Wesley Chapel/Community Center.

1290 Folsom St., at corner of University Heights Avenue. One block north of Colorado Avenue, across from Folsom Stadium/Franklin Field.

Reserved spots with assigned numbers. Reasonable rates. Please call Mary at 303-443-3934 or email mary.wolf@wesleyf.org

May 24, 2016 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder and feeling depressed? (Paid research)

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Currently depressed?

We are looking for potential participants for a paid research study on mood and emotion. Qualifying participants will be asked to come to our lab for a 3- to 4-hour session and will be compensated up to $40.

Participation requirements:
1. Age: 25-55
2. Have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or history of depression

Thank you for your interest, we are looking forward to hearing from you.
**If interested, please complete email us with subject line "BuffB GDEP"

May 23, 2016 • June Gruber • gruberpeplab@gmail.com

Paid study: Young adult mood study (up to $200)

18-25? Interested in your moods and thoughts?

Participate in a paid study on emotion and mood in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Earn up to $200 to participate in studies answering questions about your feelings and thoughts, watching brief films, playing computer games, and logging emotions and activities. The study includes two separate visits paying $10/hour in cash each (1st: 2-3 hours, 2nd: 4 hours). Option for paid follow-up phone interviews in addition.

If interested, please complete our survey: http://ow.ly/YZvLV

May 23, 2016 • June Gruber • gruberpeplab@gmail.com

Nature Church - Sunday, May 22, 9:30 a.m.

Experience nature as "church."

Ocassional outings on the rugged trails surrounding Boulder. We'll have brief moments of setting intention, reflection, prayer, pondering and alternative forms of communion. Should be able to walk up to 4 miles in the high country - depending on the week.

Meet at CU's Wesley Student Center/Chapel, 1290 Folsom St. at 9:30 a.m. We'll carpool and return by noon.

"The mountains are calling and I must go." John Muir
"Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer." Luke 5:16

Fulbright commissioner presentation on campus

The Fulbright commissioner from Iceland will be on campus to talk about Iceland as a Fulbright destination, or to speak more generally about higher education in Iceland. Anyone with a specific interest in Iceland, an interest in the Fulbright Arctic initiative, or who is wondering about applying for a Fulbright elsewhere is welcome to join us for this unique opportunity.

The meetings are on May 25 in NRLN S-421. Students will meet from 10 to 11 a.m., faculty and staff from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

RSVP: topscholarships@colorado.edu.

Shakespeare lectures by CSF Dramaturgs

Learn about the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's summer season from the experts: our dramaturgs. This informal lecture series, held at the Boulder Public Library, is a great way to learn about the historical context, production history and behind-the-scenes aspects of the plays. Each free lecture concludes with a drawing for tickets to the opening night performance of the play. All talks begin at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, May 23: The Comedy of Errors; Monday, June 6: Equivocation; Monday, June 13: Troilus and Cressida; Monday, June 20: Cymbeline.

Sign your child up for a Shakespeare camp at CU

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival offers summer theater programs for kids and teens right here on the CU-Boulder campus. Boost your child's brainpower with Shakespeare. Ten percent tuition discount for children of CU employees.

Limited spots remain in: Camp Shakespeare (ages 10-18) Session One: May 31-June 27, M-F, 9 a.m. to noon

Session Two: July 18-Aug. 5, M-F, 1 to 5 p.m.

Shakespeare's Sprites (ages 6-9) July 11-15, 9 a.m. to noon

July 18-22, 9 a.m. to noon

Train with the Shakespeare experts.

Women's wellness study

Researchers in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at CU-Boulder are conducting a research study seeking to understand the neuroscience of emotion and well-being. Earn up to $225, and get a copy of your MRI on a DVD.

Participants must be:

  • Healthy women OR
  • Women with a history of depression
  • Ages 18-55
  • Willing to participate in 3 laboratory visits (including 2 MRI assessments two months apart) and additional at-home activities
  • Smartphone users, and willingness to respond to surveys sent via text
May 19, 2016 • Jess Andrews-Hanna • womenswellness@colorado.edu

Head and shoulder portraits for faculty and staff

Do you need to dress up your C.V.? Is your website, bio sheet or professional organization portrait out-of-date? The Office of Strategic Relations offers complimentary head and shoulders photographs for university faculty and staff. Call 303-492-3119 to make an appointment for one of our portraiture sessions, held in our East Campus studio each month on the second Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, and on the last Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m.

May 19, 2016 • Office of Strategic Relations • photo@colorado.edu

Bursar's Office shortened office hours, May 19

The Bursar's Office will be open from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, so that staff can attend training.

May 17, 2016 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu

2016 Martz Summer Conference

Coping with Water Scarcity in River Basins Worldwide: Lessons Learned from Shared Experiences

June 9-10 Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

Please join us for the 2016 Martz Summer Conference. This event is free to all University of Colorado faculty, staff and students. You must be registered to attend.

A full conference agenda and registration is available at: http://www.colorado.edu/law/research/gwc/events

Presented by The Getches-Wilkinson Center.

Mindy Dillard & Shanna Hoar in Concert

A night of terrific live music featuring nationally known, award winning singer-song writer Mindy Dillard, is teaming up with local musician Shanna Hoar. Held in the lounge at CU's Wesley Student Center/Chapel

Suggested Donations: $5-10 student, $15-$20 general.

1290 Folsom St., one block north of Colorado Avenue, at the corner of University Heights Avenue. Free parking in back. Right on the Hop bus line.

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1731867913727723/

Join us for our spring campus tree walks on May 17 and 18

CU Museum of Natural History and Facilities Management will be hosting their annual Spring Campus Tree Walks with Arborist Vince Aquino and Alan Nelson, retired outdoor services director. Two tours will be offered: the first from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, and the second from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. Tours are free and open to the public, and will meet at the south entrance of the CU Museum of Natural History at 15th and Broadway. Reservations not required. All ages are welcome.

Exhibit - 'Japan and Disaster: 1670-1995'

Five years ago a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan off the coast of the Tōhoku region. The quake and the subsequent tsunami led to the death of 15,000 people (2,500 are still missing). University Libraries' Special Collections & Archives features three centuries of works that highlight the resilience of Japan in the face of tragedy and disaster.

The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through July 8 in the Special Collections & Archives reading room (Norlin N345).

Closed May 30 and July 4.

CCW Listening Lunch

Join the Chancellor's Committee for Women (CCW) for lunch to give us feedback on women's issues on the CU-Boulder campus. We will provide lunch, you provide your voice. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your thoughts. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Jan Owens at 303-492-4078 or jan.owens@colorado.edu.

Monday, May 16, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in C4C-Flatiron Room.

Bursar's Office closing early on Monday, May 16

The Bursar's Office will close early at 2:45 p.m. on Monday, May 16, so that staff can attend a special event. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

May 12, 2016 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu