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Ryan Chreist named CU-Boulder assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations

The University of Colorado Boulder today announced that Ryan Chreist has been named assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations. Chreist, who most recently served as the director of recruitment, operations and system integration for the CU-Boulder Office of Admissions, starts this week.

CU ecology prof garners two high honors

Pieter Johnson, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at CU-Boulder, is having a pretty good year. He and a co-researcher have won an award recognizing outstanding contributions to ecology, and he has been named an Early Career Fellow by the Ecological Society of America.

Rick George eager to embrace changes at CU-Boulder

Things have changed at CU. What Rick George steps into in 2013, both locally and nationally, bears little resemblance to what he left when he waved so-long to college athletics in 1998. Since then, he’s remained in sports but in different positions at different levels – a factor that played well to the CU search committee.

“I’ve been in sports all my life and never done anything else . . . I don’t want to do anything else,” George told athletic department staffers about an hour before his introductory press conference in the Byron White Club Room at Folsom Field.

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Rick George named next Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at CU-Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano today named Rick George as director of intercollegiate athletics at CU-Boulder, effective Aug. 12, 2013.

George currently serves as president of business operations for the Texas Rangers major league baseball team and has spent more than three decades as a sports executive in the collegiate and professional ranks, including a stint as assistant athletic director for football operations for CU from 1987-91.

Chancellor's Corner: Campaign emails

In the months before elections, members of the University of Colorado community occasionally receive e-mails from political candidates, including members of the Board of Regents. Because some of you have inquired whether these e-mail communications are appropriate, I asked the University’s legal counsel to advise me on this issue.

It takes a team to dress a king for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Amid the staccato clatter of sewing machines, the wardrobe artists snipped, stitched, embellished and ironed garments fit for a king. And a soldier, and a gaggle of nobles, murderers and a gardener.

In the Colorado Shakespeare Festival costume shop housed in CU-Boulder’s Theatre and Dance Department, are stacks of bins and drawers of fabric, thread, lace and the sorts of sartorial bits and bobs that go into making theatre costumes.

Visiting Artist Program introduces students to working artists

Aspiring artists at CU-Boulder can learn some of what it takes to become a successful artist in the real world by rubbing shoulders with working professional artists through the Visiting Artist Program.

Software-defined networking company built on ‘impossible’ technology sells for $125M

A decade ago, John Giacomoni was working as a professional research assistant in the Software Engineering Research Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder when the group took on a problem they couldn’t afford to solve.

Giacomoni was working in Professor Alexander L. Wolf’s lab and their task was to build a system that could secure the campus from electronic attacks. As the scope of the project expanded, they soon discovered the specialty hardware they needed to continue was a budget buster.

Students become rocket scientists at NASA facility in Virginia

A Colorado student space research consortium led by the University of Colorado Boulder teamed up with a Virginia space consortium led by the University of Virginia this week to help aspiring rocket scientists from around the country learn how to design, build and fly payloads.

June 20 Board of Regents meeting: Regents call for survey of diversity climate

The University of Colorado Board of Regents today called for a survey of the climate of diversity on CU campuses, voting 8-0 after a lengthy discussion that focused on CU-Boulder.

During the meeting at the UMC, current and past faculty members from CU-Boulder made comments to the board about personal experience and perspectives largely regarding political tolerance, a topic that’s the key element of the resolution, introduced by Regents James Geddes, R-Sedalia, and Sue Sharkey, R-Windsor.

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