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Several hundred first-year students take part in 'Day of Service'

Several hundred incoming CU-Boulder students tried their hand helping others during “Day of Service” on Saturday, Aug. 24. The day was an opportunity for first-year students to get out into their new community and experience the needs and culture beyond the borders of the CU campus, according to Jen Ross, director of the Volunteer Resource Center at CU-Boulder, which spearheads the service event.

CU Police release composite sketch in aggravated assault at Broadway underpass

The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying suspects involved in the Broadway underpass assault on August 23, 2013. 

A composite sketch of one of the suspects, identified as Suspect #2 below, is shown here. Multiple witnesses confirmed that Suspect #2 left the scene with a bloody nose. An additional witness, who reportedly had contact with the suspects shortly after the assault, has told police the two suspects indicated that they are freshmen at CU. 

Anyone who has information about this crime, or who believes they may know the identity of those involved, should contact CU Police at 303-492-6666.

Chancellor's Corner: Summoning the Class of 2017 to great adventure

Today, the University of Colorado Boulder welcomed more than 5,700 new students to our campus. During this morning's Convocation, I invited them to continue our proud institution's legacy of scholarship and citizenship. I share my invitation with you, and welcome you to our new academic year.

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New degree to create STEM teachers through engineering

CU-Boulder is launching a new General Engineering Plus undergraduate degree with the CU Teach Engineering concentration this fall for current first-year and sophomore students interested in earning secondary school (grades 7-12) science or math teaching licensure.

 

 

Living off campus? Don't forget about your neighbors

As we kick off the school year, let's take a moment to recognize our place in the city of Boulder community. With many of us living in neighborhoods, among families and individual residents, we have the responsibility to take care of the community we live in and respect the people around us.

Reducing the impact of phishing: New outbound e-mail throttles

Recently, the CU-Boulder campus has seen an increase in the number of accounts compromised by phishing attempts. CU-Boulder has long allowed the sending of outbound e-mail to the Internet without any restrictions. Due to the increased occurrence and impact of accounts compromised by e-mail phishing, CU-Boulder can no longer let an unlimited flow of outbound e-mail occur without risking the integrity of the entire e-mail communication environment. More at colorado.edu/oit/node/12843.

New mobile technology can test for agricultural pathogens in Africa

A University of Colorado Boulder faculty member will travel to Africa later this month to test a mobile smartphone technology developed by his team to rapidly detect and track natural carcinogens, including aflatoxin, which is estimated to contaminate up to 25 percent of the global food supply and cause severe illnesses in humans and animals.

Feather colors may be for more than just looks: Hue can affect bird health

For female North American barn swallows, looking good pays healthy dividends.

A new study conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder and involving Cornell University shows the outward appearance of female barn swallows, specifically the hue of their chestnut-colored breast feathers, has an influence on their physiological health.

CU-Boulder goes smoke free on Aug. 19 implementation date

The newest phase of the campus No Smoking Policy went into effect today, with the campus officially transitioning to a smoke free environment with designated smoking locations.

Fall residence hall move-in parking and traffic impacts

Fall residence hall move-in will begin the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 20 and will continue through Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. 

We ask that faculty, staff, and student permit holders on campus honor requests from Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) to temporarily relocate during this time. Traffic on campus may be congested. Consider using alternative methods of transportation to get to campus like bussing, biking, or carpooling. We also ask that vendors avoid deliveries on Tuesday/Thursday of this week; large vehicles will be denied access during peak move-in times.

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