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CU-Boulder takes ideas for a swim in ABC’s 'Shark Tank'

ABC’s reality competition series “Shark Tank” made a visit to the University of Colorado Boulder on Thursday. On the show, aspiring entrepreneurs get a chance to pitch their big ideas to a panel of tycoons in the hopes of securing an investment in their business or product.

“While we are starting to look more to university campuses across the country, we were particularly excited to target the Boulder/Denver area because it is really emerging as the next Silicon Valley,” said casting manager Mindy Zemrak. “We are also excited about the strong entrepreneurship programs here at CU-Boulder.”

Student filmmakers hail the crowd for support

Good art springs from the “horrible inclemency of life,” Aldous Huxley said, and two young filmmakers at the University of Colorado Boulder personify his point. Their work—which tackles the human toll of depression and drug addiction—is being supported in part by a university-sponsored pilot program in crowdfunding.

Love of bodybuilding inspires scientific pursuit for Goldwater Scholar Brennan Coffey

Before there were beakers, there were barbells.

Brennan Coffey—one of three CU-Boulder undergraduates to win a coveted Goldwater Scholarship this year for high academic merit—has logged long hours at the gym. An avid bodybuilder, Coffey’s weightlifting sessions have sculpted both his body and his interest in science.

CU-Boulder and JPL sign memorandum of understanding

On May 22, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Director Charles Elachi and his senior management team met with University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano and several other campus administrators to sign a memorandum of understanding to continue and broaden a rich tradition of collaboration on space and Earth-science efforts going back nearly 50 years. Located in Pasadena, Calif., JPL is a federally funded research and development facility managed by the California Institute of Technology for NASA.

Lt. Governor Garcia observes CU’s ‘Literacy Squared’ bilingual model for Literacy Week

As part of Colorado Literacy Week, on Monday afternoon Lt. Governor Joe Garcia visited a highly successful program at Godsman Elementary School in Denver that promotes not only literacy, but biliteracy in Spanish and English. In partnership with the CU-Boulder’s BUENO Center for Multicultural Education, the school has fully integrated the Literacy Squared® model. As a result, Godsman has achieved impressive reading and writing gains in both Spanish and English that have outpaced the district and the state.

Student-designed rover, built for NASA lab, can go to extremes

Just before midnight Saturday, one day before the final presentation, the project came to a dead stop.

The following Monday, the student aerospace engineering team was scheduled to perform a live test of their prototype land exploration rover to a high-profile client. But the microcontroller—the circuit board that commands the rover—was fried.

Five things you should know about crowdfunding at CU-Boulder

Learn more about the pilot launch of our new crowdfunding platform, who can use the tools and what types of projects you can support today.

CU Athletics records highest-ever APR scores

The University of Colorado Academic Progress Rate (APR) report based on information for the four year period between 2009-10 and 2012-13 was released by the NCAA Wednesday with those of all other Division I schools, with CU reporting record news for all 16 of its intercollegiate athletic programs in that time frame.

For the fourth consecutive year, the APR results are the highest in school history since the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program was introduced in 2003. To read the entire article, visit www.cubuffs.com.

Chancellor's Corner: Spring 2014 Commencement address

Graduates, congratulations! Your hard work has brought you to this day. The University Seal you will soon see embossed on your diploma depicts a torch in the hands of youth with a Greek inscription that reads: "Let Your Light Shine!"

This year, you really let your light shine and it glowed brightly.

Chancellor’s Corner: Improving our digital technology accessibility

Today, I am writing to update you that we received an inquiry from the U.S. Department of Justice requesting information about CU-Boulder’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. As the state’s flagship campus, and as the higher education institution enrolling the highest number of students with visual impairments in the state of Colorado, we are fully committed to complying with ADA and providing appropriate resources to our students, faculty and staff with disabilities.

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