Students Features Archive

Campus utilizes biocontrols against emerald ash borer pest

On Sept. 30, a team of forestry professionals from the Colorado Department of Agriculture, City of Boulder and CU-Boulder released parasitic wasps on East Campus. The wasps target and kill emerald ash borer, the highly destructive tree pest that poses a serious threat to urban forests and has been found on campus. The tiny, stingless wasps are not attracted to people or pets. 

Higher Education funding and CU-Boulder

The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) will be holding a public meeting in Boulder on Thursday, Oct 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. to gather public input that will help inform future state funding for higher education. The meeting will take place at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), 3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 150, Boulder.

If you are interested in this issue and have opinions you would like to share about how Colorado’s higher education funding is going to be determined, as well as on the potential impacts to CU-Boulder, we’d encourage you to attend. Read more >>

CU-Boulder's seventh New Venture Challenge kicks off Sept. 29

The New Venture Challenge (NVC), a CU-Boulder campus-wide entrepreneurship competition, is entering its seventh year, and all campus community members are invited to attend the NVC Kick Off on Monday, Sept. 29. 

NVC acts as entrepreneurial "flight simulator," giving members of the CU community with an interest in starting a business a chance to give it a try while learning about the process through events, workshops and mentors. This year’s event will feature Julian Farrior of Backflip Studios, and serves as an introduction to the program. 

Syrian-American musician brings message of peace to Boulder

As his country continues to suffer from civil war, terrorism and atrocities, renowned Syrian-American composer and pianist Malek Jandali will bring his message of peace and human rights to CU-Boulder with a lecture and public concert on Sept. 29.

CU-Boulder again ranks 'gold' in national assessment of environmental leadership

CU-Boulder again has received a gold rating for green practices from the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) -- a self-reporting method to provide colleges and universities a common set of measurements and overall ratings to gauge sustainability achievements. 

Faculty in Focus No. 2: The classicist

Christian Kopff, associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, is committed to teaching the importance of the ancient world and its impact on modern society. Kopff teaches Honors Program courses on the ancient world, including Greek, Latin and Hebrew, and studies the texts and traditions that emerged in the ancient world and which remain influential today.

Faculty-Student Mentor Program inviting first-year students to join

Designed to make the transition to college life a smooth one, the Faculty-Student Mentor Program brings students and faculty members together with the goal of helping students excel academically, socially, and culturally and navigate the many opportunities CU-Boulder has to offer.

CU-Boulder scholarships attract top Colorado students

When she was in high school, Emily Schaldach diligently studied and earned high grades with the goal of attending CU-Boulder. As a freshman at CU-Boulder, her outstanding academic achievements are recognized by being named to the Esteemed Scholars Program, a merit-based scholarship program for top Colorado freshmen.

Meet Valerie Simons, Director of Institutional Equity and Compliance, Title IX coordinator

Valerie Simons, Director of Institutional Equity and Compliance and Title IX coordinator at CU-Boulder, discusses how she is helping CU-Boulder expand its efforts to reduce sexual discrimination and harassment and more effectively respond to it when it occurs.

Student life: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program allows students to gain research experience

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, or UROP, is one unique program that offers CU-Boulder students an opportunity to follow academic curiosities in every field. Designed to provide grant-writing experience, connect students to faculty and explore interests beyond the classroom, the program is open to all CU-Boulder undergraduates.

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