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.

Call for participants: Gardening study

Researchers are launching a Denver-based study exploring the potential of community gardening to promote nutrition, improve active lifestyles and prevent cancer. Seeking individuals over the age of 18 who are relatively new to gardening, and offering financial compensation, the study will work with community gardeners and people on garden waiting lists to measure behavior changes. If you are interested or would like more information, email angel.villalobos@colorado.edu or call 303-724-1235.

April 26, 2017 • Jill Litt • jill.litt@colorado.edu

AIA Lecture Series: Missing the boat

Join the Museum of Natural History for a free lecture titled "Ancient Dugout Canoes in the Mississippi-Missouri Watershed," presented by Peter Wood.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, large vessels were fashioned from cedar, poplar and cottonwood trunks. The talk will address how big, numerous and widely dispersed these canoes were; how far back in time they go; and how the introduction of European metal tools influenced or altered their construction.

The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3, 7 p.m., at the CU Musuem (Henderson Building).

April 25, 2017 • CU Boulder Natural History Museum • musedumed@colorado.edu

AIA Lecture Series: Death and value in the land of King Midas

Join us for a free lecture presented by Professor Elspeth Dusinberre. "Death and Value in the Land of King Midas of the Golden Touch" explores local traditions and the development of new ideas and expressions as seen in mortuary remains of ancient Gordion's elite inhabitants: gold, ivory, bronze cauldrons and more.

The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at the CU Museum of Natural History (Henderson Building).

April 25, 2017 • CU Museum of Natural History • museum@colorado.edu

CCW listening lunch

Please 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.

Wednesday, April 26, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in UMC 425

CU Irish Music Club seeking members

Do you play fiddle, guitar, concertina, accordion, flute, whistle, bodhrán or any other Irish instrument? The CU Irish Music Club would love to have you join!

Check out our Facebook page @cuirishmusic or visit our website to learn more.

Participate in a study to help develop an Android app

Do you ever wonder what you're thinking about? Do your thoughts make you feel inspired, anxious or happy? Do you wish you could see how your thoughts compare to others?

The "Where's My Mind?" Android app is part of a research project to develop a large international database of internal thinking. The app will help you track your thoughts, find out how your thoughts compare to others and discover how your thinking affects your well being.

Download via Google Play at the link below.

Award for Excellence in STEM Education now accepting applications

The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in STEM Education is now accepting applications. Two types of awards are available:

• Up to $10,000 faculty/staff awards
• Part-time graduate awards (25 percent in matching funds for GRA)

Application deadline is May 15. Email questions to csl@colorado.edu.

Visit the Center for STEM Learning online to apply.

April 25, 2017 • Robbie Martinez • robbie.martinez@colorado.edu

Film screening of 'The Destruction of Memory'

Please join us for a film screening of The Destruction of Memory, written, directed and produced by Tim Slade and based on the book The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War by Robert Bevan. This film looks at why destruction has happened and how the push to protect and rebuild has moved in step with the destruction.

Wednesday, April 26, 5:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Classics Department and the Center for Values and Social Policy, in conjunction with the Morris Colloquium.

Employee tuition benefit interest session tomorrow

Join us for an interest session about the employee tuition benefit for summer 2017 for employees and dependents at CU Boulder rom 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, at UMC 247.

Learn more about employee tuition benefit.

NOTE: Changes to the benefit will be effective in fall 2017. Learn more about the pilot program.

April 25, 2017 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu

'Wait Your Turn: Recognizing and Interrupting Sexism'

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

Please wait for a confirmation, as we have a minimum and maximum number of participants. Email sarah.rimmel@colorado.edu with any questions.

The workshop will take place Wednesday, April 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m in UMC 457 (Dennis Small Cultural Center).

Veblen Distinguished Research Lecture: 'Wildfire & Patagonian-Andean forest ecosystems'

This lectureship is among the highest honors bestowed by the CU Boulder faculty on a faculty member.

Thomas T. Veblen, College of Arts and Sciences professor of distinction in the Department of Geography, is one of two recipients of the 2016 award. He will present a lecture exploring over 40 years of field-based research on the dynamics of Patagonian-Andean forests in Chile and Argentina.

Register here.

Register for Lavender Graduation, get free rainbow tassel

Are you graduating this May, summer or December and looking for the rad graduation? Lavender Graduation is hosted by Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) May 9 from 4 to 6 p.m.

If you would like to get a free rainbow tassel and little gift bag, please register your name and upload your pictures at the GSC website.

Graduates of any degree program are welcome!

April 24, 2017 • Gender and Sexuality Center • gsc@colorado.edu

Shirley Carnahan retirement party

Please join the Humanities program for a retirement party in honor of Shirley Carnahan. The associate chair, undergraduate director and senior instructor for Humanities, Carnahan has been with the department since 1985.

The party will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at the Koenig Alumni Center.

April 21, 2017 • Ellen Napodano • napodano@colorado.edu

Mosaic Gospel Choir concert with Phoenix choir

Mosaic Gospel Choir's spring concert is Sunday, April 30, from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a potluck supper. The concert will be held at Mountain View United Methodist Church, 355 Ponoca Pl.

It will feature the debut performance of a song by Reverend David Sharp, spoken-word poetry by Mosaic founder Reverend Roger Wolsey and special guests Phoenix, Colorado’s trans choir.

Admission is free; an offering will be taken for musicians.

April 20, 2017 • Roger Wolsey • roger.wolsey@wesleyf.org

Got a baby bump? Paid study for first-time moms

Perinatal Emotion and Relationships Longitudinal Study (PEARLS)

Researchers in CU’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience are recruiting women who are currently pregnant with their first child to participate in a paid study of their experiences of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. The study can be completed online, over the phone and from your home.

If interested, please contact Laura River, study coordinator, by email or phone.

Email: pearlstudy@colorado.edu | Phone: 303-735-7547

April 20, 2017 • Laura River • pearlstudy@colorado.edu

Nature Church

A series of contemplative outings in the foothills surrounding Boulder. We'll have brief moments of setting intention, reflection, prayer, pondering and alternative forms of communion. Ideally, you'll be able to walk up to 4 miles in the high country—up to 2 miles in and 2 out depending on the week.

We'll meet at 9:15 a.m. at Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., at the corner of University Heights Ave., one block north of Colorado Ave. We'll return to campus by noon.

Three Sundays in a row: April 23, April 30 and May 7

April 20, 2017 • Roger Wolsey • roger.wolsey@wesleyf.org

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder and feeling depressed?

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 three- to four-hour session and will be compensated up to $40.

Participation requirements:
* Age 25 to 55, and
* Diagnosis of bipolar disorder or history of depression.

If interested, please email gruberpeplab@gmail.com with subject line "BuffB GDEP." We look forward to hearing from you.

April 20, 2017 • June Gruber • gruberpeplab@gmail.com

Young adult mood study: Earn up to $200

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 (first is two to three hours and second is four hours) paying $10 per hour in cash. Additionally, there is an option for paid follow-up phone interviews.

If interested, please complete our survey.

April 20, 2017 • June Gruber • gruberpeplab@gmail.com

Presentation, discussion on climate change

Join the CU Boulder Climate Reality Project Campus Corps for Leslie Gulstrom's presentation on climate change solutions, followed by a discussion and free food!

The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Ketchum 1B60.

April 19, 2017 • Shannon Hessler • shannon.hessler@colorado.edu

BSI scholars poster symposium

The Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) is sponsoring a poster symposium of BSI scholars and student researchers. Undergraduates represent several departments including IPHY, EBIO, MCDB, neuroscience, biochemistry and engineering. Please come by and view their research work from the academic year.

The symposium will be Monday, May 1, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Recreation Center C250. Light refreshments will be served.

April 19, 2017 • Allison Work • bsi@colorado.edu

New Buff Surplus website tool

Buff Surplus is a website tool to facilitate the exchange and re-use of surplus property between campus departments (lab equipment, furniture, computers, etc.) By using the tool you will help save funding, reduce waste on campus, maximize property utilization and avoid premature disposal of property.

This website is a joint effort between eight departments on campus. Faculty and staff are invited to attend a Buff Surplus informational session with free lunch at the C4C Treehouse. RSVP to buffsurplus@colorado.edu.

Registration for Lavender Graduation now open

Celebrate your accomplishments with the Gender & Sexuality Center as you step into your next journey in life! Students graduating in spring or fall 2017 will be given a rainbow tassel to wear at commencement, and they will be inducted into the GLBT Alumni Chapter of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Register online and join us May 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. for the ceremony with a keynote address from Frank O'Caña. There will be light refreshments provided, and the ceremony is open to family, friends and allies.

April 19, 2017 • Scarlet Bowen • scarlet.bowen@colorado.edu

Now hiring students for summer and 2017-18

The Environmental Center is now accepting applications for summer and fall employment. If you have any intention of working in sustainability after you graduate, the E-Center is the perfect place to launch your career. Why work with us? Just think of all the things that make campus more sustainable.

The priority application deadline for summer employment is April 28. The priority application deadline for fall employment is Aug. 10.

For a listing of positions and application info, visit our website.

Taking off for summer? What's the plan for your bike?

CU is offering summer bike storage as well as a donation program. Drop-off your bike between May 11 and 12 at William's Village and Kittredge and between May 8 and 12 at the University Memorial Center.

We will then return the bikes the first week of school at the UMC. Bikes left locked to campus racks will be removed.

Peace Corps information session

Join us on Wednesday, April 26, in the University Memorial Center, room 247, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Learn about volunteer experiences.
  • Ask questions about service.
  • Gain tips on completing your application.
April 19, 2017 • Timothy Hoisington • PeaceCorps@colorado.edu