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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hosted and chaired by Provost Russ Moore, the goal of this forum is to open a conversation on how academic freedom operates in the classroom. This is a complex issue that cannot be covered or resolved in a single event, but it is important the campus begin a dialogue on this issue of great concern to the faculty and to the students. Visit the CU-Boulder Events Calendar listing to register for the Wednesday, Sept. 17 event, as space is limited.
Today, the University of Colorado Board of Regents approved 12 new degrees, in addition to a name change for one other degree. The college is now accepting applications and will offer classes for new degrees starting in fall semester 2015.
Everyone is invited to attend a watch party at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) on Sunday, Sept. 21, when NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft, designed to understand past climate change on Mars, inserts itself into orbit after a 10-month journey to the planet. The event is free and open to the public, although seating will be limited. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The orbit insertion, expected to last 34 minutes, will begin at 7:50 p.m. and end at 8:24 p.m.
When Associate Professor Erika Randall—teacher, dancer, writer, choreographer—strides in ready to teach, the quiet, empty dance studio is immediately filled with the energy, passion and artistic expression that she brings to her work.