Students Features Archive

Norton named 2014 President’s Teaching Scholar

Associate Professor Helen Norton, associate dean for Academic Affairs at Colorado Law, was one of three educators named a 2014 President’s Teaching Scholar, recognized for her ability to skillfully integrate teaching and research at an exceptional level. The title of President’s Teaching Scholar signifies CU’s highest recognition of excellence in and commitment to learning and teaching, as well as active, substantial contributions to scholarly work. 

Anderson named 2014 Hazel Barnes Prize winner

Professor Robert S. Anderson of the University of Colorado Boulder’s geological sciences department and Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research has been awarded the 2014 Hazel Barnes Prize, the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university.

Academic advising: What's in it for me?

With the end of the semester and final exams right around the corner, it is a great time to think about how you can enhance your academic experience over the summer and to touch base with your academic advisor about your plans for next fall.  Your advisor can help guide you toward courses, internships, research opportunities and much, much more.

Chancellor DiStefano to host Spring Town Hall Update April 22

CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano will host his annual Spring Town Hall Update at the Glenn Miller Ballroom on Tuesday April 22 at 1 p.m. The campus community is cordially invited to attend, or watch the event via livestream.

At the town hall, the chancellor will update the campus on progress toward the strategic goals he outlined in last October’s State of the Campus speech: improving student success including increasing retention and improving the campus’s graduation rate; developing sources of revenue for the campus beyond tuition and effectively maintaining and advancing CU-Boulder’s reputation as a comprehensive national research university .

Be Boulder. Week April 21-25

By Sarah Martin, CUSG Freshman Council Member

We created Be Boulder. Week as an event where each day highlights the things that make CU-Boulder such an incredible university. Each day’s events are designed to be fun and interactive, and encourage students to be prideful of the excellence achieved here at CU- Boulder. 

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.


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