Visitors to the ancient city of Teotihuacan—with its pyramidal structures arranged in careful geometric patterns, its temples, and its massive central thoroughfare, dubbed Street of the Dead—in Mexico may have the sensation they’re gazing at the remains of a society profoundly different from their own.
But new research from anthropologists armed with a bevy of recently derived mathematical equations shows that in some fundamental ways, today’s cities and yesterday’s settlements may be more alike than different.
Want to compare an experiment you can easily conduct on Earth to a similar one on the International Space Station, which is whipping around 200 miles over our heads at a mind-blowing 17,000 miles per hour? Well, here’s your chance.
The University of Colorado Boulder and its educational partners are seeking K-12 teachers and students around the world interested in how the low gravity of space, which makes astronauts float, affects the behavior of ants up there.
Beginning on Monday, Feb. 17, petition packets for students interested in running for positions in the University of Colorado Student Government will be available in the CUSG office in the UMC room 125.
One Billion Rising, a movement dedicated to end violence against women, takes place on Feb. 14, and CU-Boulder students, faculty and staff are invited to attend several campus performances and discussions. One of those performances, a theatrical performance called “Child Bride,” will be performed by CU-Boulder student, Lima Esslam. Her performance will reflect her experience growing up in Afghanistan and coming to understand the pressure that young women face in accepting offers for arranged marriage.
Join the University of Colorado Boulder, the City of Boulder and the Boulder Valley School District for events related to One Billion Rising, a global movement to end violence against women and girls. We would like to extend a special invitation to attend a set of events taking place at the University Memorial Center (UMC) on Feb. 14, 2014.
This spring CU-Boulder’s Center for Asian Studies is launching a new Asian Studies minor, open to all students on campus, with the goal of helping students understand Asia as a region beyond one particular nation.
Earlier today, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Steven Leigh informed the Philosophy department that Professor Andrew Cowell will become the department’s new chair. This change is being made based upon recommendations of the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on the Status of Women Site Visit Program in a recent report that CU-Boulder leaders are making public today. That report points directly to the need to create a stronger, more inclusive environment for women as scholars and students. Click here for more information about this announcement and to watch a video message from me.
Last fall, Dean Leigh and I announced that we were moving forward to create a School of Environment and Sustainability within the College of Arts and Sciences. We named Sharon Collinge, professor of environmental studies and ecology and evolutionary biology and the current Director of the Environmental Studies program, as Director of the School of Environment and Sustainability.
Professor Collinge will work closely with the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and with the Office of Academic Affairs. She will be assisted in this new role by a faculty implementation committee, chaired by Jason Neff, associate professor of environmental studies and geological sciences. Learn more >>
CU-Boulder today is releasing an external review report of its policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault and compliance with Title IX. The report found that the “University’s policies and practices satisfy current legal requirements.” While we are pleased to be in compliance with the federal law, we are a university that wants to exceed expectations. Read more on the actions we are taking to be a leader in Title IX compliance.