July 9, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

CU study shows how early Earth kept warm enough to support life

Solving the “faint young sun paradox” -- explaining how early Earth was warm and habitable for life beginning more than 3 billion years ago even though the sun was 20 percent dimmer than today -- may not be as difficult as believed, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

Low-cost in-vitro fertilization method developed at CU may help couples in developing countries

A new low-cost method of in-vitro fertilization developed at the University of Colorado Boulder that performed successfully in recent human clinical trials in Belgium may help thousands of infertile couples in developing countries.

Community Notes

Colorado Shakespeare Festival Gardens

Growing Shakespeare

The Colorado Shakespeare Gardens were founded in 1991 by Marlene Cowdery, an avid gardener and Shakespeare buff, with the intent to educate the public about the many plants referenced by William Shakespeare in his plays. Read more, and join the conversation, on the CU-Boulder Facebook page.

Research participants wanted for paid study on personal values & medical care

Researchers from the Social and Affective Neuroscience lab at CU-Boulder are seeking healthy individuals age 18-55 for a study on the psychological and physiological mechanisms underlying how one's personal values affect their medical care experience. Participants will earn between $30-$40.

Participants needed for focus group about helping reduce alcohol risk

Students (ages 18-21) are needed to participate in a focus group about educating students on how to recognize the need to care for their friends and peers at social gatherings involving alcohol.

You’ll be compensated $60 for your participation.

Focus group will be held on Thursday, July 18 from 1 – 2:45 p.m.

To sign up, email jgriffith@kleinbuendel.com

This project is a collaboration between Dr. Cindy White (CU-Boulder; cindy.white@colorado.edu) and Klein Buendel Health Communications.