Students Features Archive

Simons named Director of Institutional Equity and Compliance, assumes Title IX coordinator role

Chancellor DiStefano today announced that CU-Boulder has hired education and civil rights lawyer Valerie Simons to serve as the director of institutional equity and compliance, effective July 22.

The newly created position, which includes the role of Title IX coordinator for the campus, reports directly to DiStefano and has campuswide oversight for all complaints of discrimination, which are currently investigated through both the Office of Student Conduct and the Office of Discrimination and Harassment. 

Public-health study now an undergrad option

If the state of the world is flat, hot and crowded, the field of public health is large, diffuse and complex. That’s why the University of Colorado Boulder is giving students the ability to earn an interdisciplinary certificate in public health.

Six student businesses to launch this summer through startup program

Twenty-two entrepreneurial students are gearing up to turn their innovative ideas into serious startups this summer with the support of a new business accelerator program at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Kicking off on Saturday, June 7, with an inaugural cohort of six project teams, Catalyze CU-Boulder will provide mentorship, grants and space at Spark Boulder to support students as they launch startup companies to develop promising technologies. The technologies range from a mobile app for the sports industry that scores social media influence to a solar irrigation system for the developing world.

Artifacts from iconic Shakespearean actor add depth to 'I Hate Hamlet' production

You might say the ghost of the great Shakespearean actor John Barrymore is haunting the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Twice—but in a good way.

Birzer appointed as second Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy

Bradley J. Birzer has been appointed the second Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy. Birzer, a professor of history and the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies at Hillsdale College in Michigan, will begin his one-year appointment beginning in fall 2014.

OIT's second Annual Services Survey coming this fall

Before the Office of Information Technology (OIT) sends out its second Annual Services Survey this fall, we want to extend our gratitude for the very valuable input you provided in response to last year's survey. As a result of this input, OIT, among many other things, prioritized resources to improve Desire2Learn's reliability and ease of use; launched a next-generation VPN service; and increased the testing of email functionality through a broader array of client software.

When this year's Annual Services Survey arrives in your Inbox this fall, we sincerely hope you take the time to complete it. OIT remains committed to improving our services to ensure they best serve your needs.

CU-Boulder takes ideas for a swim in ABC’s 'Shark Tank'

ABC’s reality competition series “Shark Tank” made a visit to the University of Colorado Boulder on Thursday. On the show, aspiring entrepreneurs get a chance to pitch their big ideas to a panel of tycoons in the hopes of securing an investment in their business or product.

“While we are starting to look more to university campuses across the country, we were particularly excited to target the Boulder/Denver area because it is really emerging as the next Silicon Valley,” said casting manager Mindy Zemrak. “We are also excited about the strong entrepreneurship programs here at CU-Boulder.”

Student filmmakers hail the crowd for support

Good art springs from the “horrible inclemency of life,” Aldous Huxley said, and two young filmmakers at the University of Colorado Boulder personify his point. Their work—which tackles the human toll of depression and drug addiction—is being supported in part by a university-sponsored pilot program in crowdfunding.

Love of bodybuilding inspires scientific pursuit for Goldwater Scholar Brennan Coffey

Before there were beakers, there were barbells.

Brennan Coffey—one of three CU-Boulder undergraduates to win a coveted Goldwater Scholarship this year for high academic merit—has logged long hours at the gym. An avid bodybuilder, Coffey’s weightlifting sessions have sculpted both his body and his interest in science.

CU-Boulder and JPL sign memorandum of understanding

On May 22, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Director Charles Elachi and his senior management team met with University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano and several other campus administrators to sign a memorandum of understanding to continue and broaden a rich tradition of collaboration on space and Earth-science efforts going back nearly 50 years. Located in Pasadena, Calif., JPL is a federally funded research and development facility managed by the California Institute of Technology for NASA.


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