NEW lab course: NRSC 2200: Lab Techniques in Neuroscience

This is a required course for NRSC majors who declared after December 31, 2013, but would be of interest to anyone who is pursuing the NRSC Certificate/has interest in Neuroscience. The pre-req is NRSC 2100: Intro to Neuroscience, or instructor consent. We will be covering many different neuroscience related topics, including
1) gross neuroanatomy (for example, dissection of a sheep brain and comparison to human brain models)
2) microscopic neuroanatomy (for example, you will use fluorescent immunohistochemistry to label neurons and glia that will be observed using new, state of the art microscopes)
3) electrophysiology (for example, you will record from neurons and explore processes like sensory adaptation), and
4) neuropharmacology (for example, you will determine the effect of exogenous application of neurotransmitters on neuronal activity).
This hands on course will also include information about other techniques used in modern neuroscience research, such as human imaging techniques. At the end of the course you will have a solid understanding of both the principles of neuroscience, and the research methods used today.
Questions? Contact
Dr. Heidi Day

Note: This course is not approved for EBIO credit, so it would count as a general elective for EBIO majors.

Final Fulbright Grant Information Meeting of Spring 2014

The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship program for international educational exchange, and CU-Boulder is a top producing campus for U.S. Student Fulbright grants. Come to an information meeting to learn how you can apply for a Fulbright grant to do overseas study/research or to be an English teaching assistant overseas. These grants are for U.S. citizens who will have at least a bachelor’s degree at the time the grant starts and who won’t have completed a PhD by the Fulbright application deadline. The CU-Boulder student deadline for applying for a 2015-2016 U.S. Student Fulbright Grant is Sept. 8, 2014.

The final U.S. Student Fulbright Grant Informational Meeting will be held:

Thursday, April 24 3:30-4:30 pm Center for Community, room S350

More information at or by email:



Academic Skills Strategies Workshops for All Students

1st Things 1st! The Art of Managing Time
Apr. 22 (T): 4-5pm, Fleming 150
Apr. 30 (W): 2-3pm, Fleming 170

Learn the basic skills to succeed, taking your unique learning style into consideration.
April 22 and 30th workshops focus on setting up a realistic plan for time management for finals!


Test Anxiety/Stress Management
Apr. 21 (M): Noon-1pm, Fleming 150

Learn tools you can utilize to help you; we will review related study skills strategies and direct calming techniques which can be applied while taking tests.



Taking the Test, Not Letting the Test Take You!
Apr. 24 (Th): 3:30-4:30pm, C4C-N320
Apr. 29 (T):1-2pm, Fleming 150

What would it take to do better on your tests? Good test preparation includes organization, correcting habits that don’t work. Identify your strengths and create personalized test-taking strategies that are specific to you.
April 24 & 29th : specific focus on FINALS PREP!



Academic Skills Open Walk In Hours-
Apr. 28 (M): 11a-1pm:
At SORCE:UMC gallery

Make your own workshop topic. Come in for ideas, suggestions, and hints—just for you!!!! Especially focused on your own needs. First come, first served.



Yoga for EveryStudent!©
Make this Class before Finals!!!!
Apr. 25 (F): Noon-1pm, Fleming 265A
May 1 (Th): 2-3pm, Fleming 150

Yoga? Yes!!! Whether you are experienced or not, this is JUST FOR YOU! Simple yoga poses proven to reduce stress & that you can integrate immediately into your life! Guaranteed fun. No special equipment. We have mats, or bring your own. Dress in appropriately.


(303)492-8761 Fleming 190

Great summer class: GEOG 4742 Environments and Peoples

Summer A term class (GEOG 4742) focuses on Boulder’s Open Space system. Information can be found on last year’s website is at . It’s offered through Continuing Education and is a great bargain for out of state students since the tuition is the same as that for residents.

Unique Summer classes with Spaces Available

Spaces are available in two unique upper division summer courses; PSYC 4606-100 Advanced Topics in Environmental Psychology and MUEL 4121-100 Electronic Sound. While both courses have prerequisites, both instructors are willing to extend consideration to qualified students who may not meet them.

Students interested in PSYC 4606 who do not meet the prerequisites should contact for enrollment consideration. Students interested in MUEL 4121 can contact the instructor, Hunter Ewen, directly at

Study Abroad Myths versus Facts

Myth: I can’t study abroad because no programs exist for my major, right?
FACT: Study abroad programs exist for all majors — even yours! Study abroad with CU, explore your field in a new context and build skills for the job market!
Learn more!
• Use the “Areas of Study” search parameter to find programs that offer courses in your field.
• Check the major/minor pre-approvals list for classes that have already been approved for your major!
• Some majors have Major Guides, which are written by your department/school/college in conjunction with Study Abroad to help you in planning.
• Talk to a study abroad advisor!
Myth: I can’t study abroad because it’s too expensive, right?
FACT: There are many affordable study abroad programs to choose from, including some that are comparable with in-state costs of attendance at CU-Boulder! Scholarships are available and financial aid applies!
Learn more!
• CU-Boulder Best Semester Abroad Deals
• Studying Abroad Within Your Budget
• Scholarship opportunities
• Talk to a study abroad advisor!
Myth: I can’t study abroad because I don’t speak another language, right?
FACT: CU Study Abroad has programs for all language levels, and there are 50+ countries where you can study in English!
Learn more!
• Learn more about different program types that will fit your level of language proficiency
• Select “English” in the “Language(s) of Instruction” search criteria to find programs without language prerequisites
Talk to a study abroad advisor

CU Study Abroad Programs ** GET STARTED HERE

EBIO 4660 Ecology and Evolution in the Galapagos Islands for fall–application deadline extended to July 1

There is still time to apply to study ecology and conservation in one of the most biologically diverse locations on the planet: The Galápagos Islands! Obtain hands-on experience in principles and practice of ecology and conservation biology. Also included is a visit to the Bellavista Cloud Forest, a rare and endangered ecosystem in Ecuador. Earn 3 credits (EBIO 4660) with course hours in the fall and then on-site next winter break.

More details here:

The application deadline has been extended to July 1st! Attend Study Abroad 101 or watch it online (, and then contact Study Abroad to get started on an application:
Study Abroad, Center for Community, room S355


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