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Molnar named 2014 Distinguished Research Lecturer

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is pleased to announce that Professor Peter Molnar of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and the Department of Geological Sciences has been selected as the 2014 Distinguished Research Lecturer.

Reading in 3­D: Making books for visually impaired children

On most nights, Tom Yeh puts his 3­-year-­old son on his lap, opens a children's book and reads aloud. It's a much­-loved activity for both father and son as the characters are brought to life.

A year ago, while reading the children's classic Goodnight Moon, Yeh, an assistant professor in computer science, began thinking about how to make books more accessible to visually impaired preschool-­age children.

Student attorneys experience real-world lessons at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Stepping out of the classroom and onto the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation showed second-year law student Courtney Cole a whole different side of being an attorney. Cole and 10 fellow students traveled to the South Dakota reservation in March as part of their applied training through the school’s American Indian Law Clinic.

CU-Boulder celebrates new athletics facility fundraising at Saturday’s spring football game

The University of Colorado Boulder plans to break ground May 12 on several new athletics facilities and upgrades to Folsom Field after a record-breaking year of private donations.

CU-Boulder will celebrate this announcement during halftime of the spring football game on Saturday, April 12. The game, covered live by the Pac-12 Network, will kickoff at 12 p.m. at Folsom Field. The ceremony will feature remarks from CU President Bruce Benson, CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano, Athletic Director Rick George and two student-athletes, Juda Parker (football) and Clare Wise (skiing).

Orr named producing artistic director of Colorado Shakespeare Festival

The University of Colorado Boulder today announced the hiring of Timothy Orr as producing artistic director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

Orr has been serving as interim director since February 2013 and was hired at the conclusion of a nationwide search for a permanent director.

Three CU students win coveted Goldwater scholarships

Three CU-Boulder undergraduates -- Jasmine Brewer, a junior in engineering physics, Brennan Coffey, a junior in chemical engineering and applied mathematics, and Ryan Dewey, a junior in astrophysics and physics -- have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships for 2014.

The scholarships are worth up to $7,500 each and are awarded annually to sophomores and juniors across the nation on the basis of high academic merit.

College of Engineering and Applied Science sets sights on top 20 ranking

Tremendous growth in enrollments and a changing economic, technological and reputational landscape have prompted the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder to set two ambitious new goals for the year 2020. Improvements in the college’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, released in mid-March by U.S. News & World Report, indicate good progress in the right direction.

Student life: CU student to compete on 'Wheel of Fortune' April 7

When University of Colorado Boulder sophomore Erin Geis tried out for the "Wheel of Fortune" College Week competition last summer, she wasn't sure she would make the cut, even though she is a lifetime fan of the television game show.

Student's passion for classics leads to treasure hunt with ancient clay tablets

When Christina Chandler transferred to the University of Colorado Boulder as an English major, her advisor pushed her to take a course in classics. It would meet a requirement, the advisor said, and it fit into her schedule.

Chandler, who didn’t think she’d be interested in the subject, was not happy. But she gave in.

Firmin named CU Art Museum director

Sandra Q. Firmin, curator of UB Art Galleries at SUNY Buffalo, has been named the director of the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum. Firmin will begin as director on April 21, replacing interim director Stephen Martonis.


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