As part of the fourth annual Live Free Weekend, the University of Colorado Boulder community is being encouraged to take a pledge to forego all alcohol use for 96 hours from Oct. 4-8.
Presented by the CU-Boulder student group Oasis and Counseling and Psychological Services, the pledge also includes no recreational drugs for all participants. Numerous free activities including a film screening, ultimate Frisbee tournament, intramural sports, rock climbing and yoga sessions will be offered throughout the weekend to highlight substance-abuse-free lifestyles.
BioFrontiers faculty member, Debra Goldberg, sees computer science as truly interdisciplinary. Goldberg is a computer scientist by training and a teacher at heart. One of her favorite classroom tactics? Silence, which grabs the attention of sleepy students and pulls them back into the discussion.
Over the last half-century, Scott Carpenter and the University of Colorado Boulder have been an integral part of the Space Age. We share Boulder's pride that he is one of our own. We take great honor that he is the first of 19 astronauts with CU-Boulder roots. Commander Carpenter’s association with CU has inspired us as national leaders in aerospace engineering and the space sciences.
Family Weekend begins Friday, Sept. 28, and includes a slate of on-campus events to showcase CU's programs, resources and faculty.
More than 1,655 families are registered for the event hosted by the CU-Boulder Parents Association. There are a limited number of tickets remaining for walk-up registrations.
There are only two living witnesses to the earliest days of the university’s history, and our great loss is they cannot speak.
They arrived on campus in 1879, three years after the university opened its doors to 44 students and a year after Mary Rippon, CU’s first female professor, arrived. Old Main housed the classrooms, library, janitor, President Joseph Sewall and his family.
Demand for University of Colorado Boulder graduates continues to grow, with the number of companies posting full-time jobs on the CU-Boulder campus jumping 28 percent in the 2011-12 school year, compared with pre-recession numbers in 2006.
The number of postings for part-time jobs also jumped, increasing 37 percent, while the number of internships for CU students increased by 50 percent.
Tuning pianos is an art. Robert Cloutier is the artist who keeps the College of Music sounding spectacular. In the first two-thirds of his 34-year career, Cloutier, an expert piano technician specializing in concert preparation of Steinway grand pianos, earned a national reputation working with a who’s who list of musicians and Hollywood movie and recording studios.
Provost Russell L. Moore announced CU-Boulder has resumed the administration, management and governance of a bachelor’s degree in environmental design with the start of the 2012-13 academic year, and is beginning a visioning process for how to fully integrate environmental design into the wide array of related programs on the Boulder campus.
Lorenzo Herrera, a senior from San Diego, came to CU-Boulder with a definite objective and has not wavered from that purpose. Reflecting his intention to develop his leadership skills and to work on social action projects that help empower others, he designed his own personalized academic experience.
“I want to go out with a bang my senior year,” declared Herrera, who is majoring in operations and information management.