Students Features Archive

CU-Boulder launches free, online course targeting human gut microbes

CU-Boulder is launching a new Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, today about the many different microbial species that inhabit the human gut and how they may influence health and disease. The free course, titled Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome, is being offered through CU-Boulder and Coursera, and will be taught by CU-Boulder Associate Professor Rob Knight, Senior Research Associate Jessica Metcalf and Research Associate Katherine Amato, all of CU-Boulder’s BioFrontiers Institute.

Keeping history safe: visiting Kurdish delegation receives secret police documents from human rights archive

" we are here to honor the work of researchers and academics who helped keep Kurdish history safe."

An important page in history was turned yesterday on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, as Chancellor DiStefano officially handed over an electronic copy of important documents from the university’s human rights archive to a delegation of Kurdish officials.

Campus climate discussions continue Oct. 7

The Boulder Faculty Assembly, in collaboration with the University of Colorado Student Government and the Office of the Provost, is hosting the second in the series of community discussions on campus climate. The discussion will be hosted in the UMC Gallery from noon-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, and focus on the issues framing the climate issues on campus.

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.


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