Students Features Archive

Fiske Planetarium: Out of this world student experiences across disciplines

Fiske Planetarium is much more than a cool place to explore the universe in high definition picture and sound. It’s helping prepare CU-Boulder students for careers in a wide range of professions, and it is allowing faculty across disciplines--not just astrophysics--to create engaging educational experiences for their classes.

Chadwick named director of Recreation Services

Dr. Don Misch, assistant vice chancellor for Health and Wellness, has named Gary Chadwick director of Recreation Services at the University of Colorado Boulder. He will officially transition from his current interim role on Aug. 1, 2014.

A novel venue enables a novel's presentation

Coming up in the CU-Boulder’s ATLAS Black Box Theater is square product theatre’s production of "SLAB," an adaptation of Denver writer Selah Saterstrom’s forthcoming novel. The story is about a woman’s life in the American South told through her memories and from the slab of her post-Katrina home.

CU Volleyball ready to unveil its 'Sister Act'

When the volleyball season begins at the University of Colorado – and it won’t be long – the Coors Events Center will become The Court of Three Sisters. Coach Liz Kritza believes having three siblings on the same team might be an NCAA Division I first.

Wold-McCormick named campus registrar

The University of Colorado Boulder named Kristi Wold-McCormick, PhD, as campus registrar, effective June 16. Wold-McCormick comes to CU-Boulder from North Dakota State University (NDSU), where she served as registrar for the past twelve years.

Jin awarded Isaac Newton Medal of the Institute of Physics

Deborah Jin has won the 2014 Isaac Newton Medal, the highest accolade given by the Institute of Physics. She was cited for her experimental work in laser cooling atoms. This work has led to the practical demonstration of universal laws that upderpin fundamental quantum behavior. 

Student life: CU-Boulder ultimate player takes home national award

Jimmy Mickle is a bio-tech lab assistant, a CU-Boulder graduate who studied chemical and biological engineering, and the winner of this year’s Callahan Award – the equivalent of the Heisman Trophy in USA Ultimate terms.

Correcting for the weather: Studying how wind, rain can affect cycling performance

Last fall, computer science major and avid cyclist William Luce and a friend turned their bikes east onto Niwot Road north of Boulder.

“There was a storm blowing in and there was a 40 mph wind coming right off the foothills and blowing straight east,” he said. “We pedaled as hard as we could with this tailwind at our backs.”

When Luce got back home, he uploaded the GPS data he’d recorded during his ride to an online program called Strava, which compared his performance to all other cyclists who had ever ridden and recorded their times for that section of road in the past.

Board of Regents approves CU-Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information

The University of Colorado Board of Regents today voted 8-0 with one Regent absent to approve the new College of Media, Communication and Information at the Regents’ monthly meeting, held at the Tivoli Center at the University of Colorado Denver. The college will open in fall 2015.

Griffin takes the helm at the Conference on World Affairs

On June 1 John Griffin became the fourth director of the Conference on World Affairs since its inception in 1948. An Associate Professor of political science at CU, Griffin will step down from his post as Director of the LeRoy Keller Center for the Study of the First Amendment to direct the CWA.

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