Students Features Archive

CU Volleyball ready to unveil its 'Sister Act'

When the volleyball season begins at the University of Colorado – and it won’t be long – the Coors Events Center will become The Court of Three Sisters. Coach Liz Kritza believes having three siblings on the same team might be an NCAA Division I first.

Wold-McCormick named campus registrar

The University of Colorado Boulder named Kristi Wold-McCormick, PhD, as campus registrar, effective June 16. Wold-McCormick comes to CU-Boulder from North Dakota State University (NDSU), where she served as registrar for the past twelve years.

Jin awarded Isaac Newton Medal of the Institute of Physics

Deborah Jin has won the 2014 Isaac Newton Medal, the highest accolade given by the Institute of Physics. She was cited for her experimental work in laser cooling atoms. This work has led to the practical demonstration of universal laws that upderpin fundamental quantum behavior. 

Student life: CU-Boulder ultimate player takes home national award

Jimmy Mickle is a bio-tech lab assistant, a CU-Boulder graduate who studied chemical and biological engineering, and the winner of this year’s Callahan Award – the equivalent of the Heisman Trophy in USA Ultimate terms.

Correcting for the weather: Studying how wind, rain can affect cycling performance

Last fall, computer science major and avid cyclist William Luce and a friend turned their bikes east onto Niwot Road north of Boulder.

“There was a storm blowing in and there was a 40 mph wind coming right off the foothills and blowing straight east,” he said. “We pedaled as hard as we could with this tailwind at our backs.”

When Luce got back home, he uploaded the GPS data he’d recorded during his ride to an online program called Strava, which compared his performance to all other cyclists who had ever ridden and recorded their times for that section of road in the past.

Board of Regents approves CU-Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information

The University of Colorado Board of Regents today voted 8-0 with one Regent absent to approve the new College of Media, Communication and Information at the Regents’ monthly meeting, held at the Tivoli Center at the University of Colorado Denver. The college will open in fall 2015.

Griffin takes the helm at the Conference on World Affairs

On June 1 John Griffin became the fourth director of the Conference on World Affairs since its inception in 1948. An Associate Professor of political science at CU, Griffin will step down from his post as Director of the LeRoy Keller Center for the Study of the First Amendment to direct the CWA.

Shahan donates funds to celebrate Boulder and support graduate students

English alumnus Dick Shahan recently made a $75,000 gift commitment to CU-Boulder — $50,000 of which established an endowment to create the Dick Shahan CU-Boulder Undergraduate Writing Competition, expected to generate an annual prize of $2,000 for a prose piece that features Boulder. The additional $25,000 will fund the Shahan Graduate Fellowships in the CU-Boulder English Department, providing an annual $1,000 research grant for an English graduate student.

CU-Boulder startup wins in front of Shark Tank's Daymond John

Cory Finney (Fin ’12) and Christian Nitu (Mktg ’11), founders of SnowGate, won first place at a June 3 pitch event in front of a panel of judges including Daymond John of ABC’s Shark Tank.

Chancellor's summer tour connects with Colorado

Chancellor DiStefano and other University of Colorado Boulder representatives including Dr. David Brain and Ryan Chreist, spent last week traveling more than 800 miles on a statewide outreach tour. The chancellor spoke about new initiatives at the university and how the Boulder campus is connected to so many places around the state.

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