Students Features Archive

Equity and Excellence award nominations due March 19

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE) at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks nominations for the 29th Annual Equity and Excellence Awards. This award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of diversity and inclusive excellence in all campus involvement. The award recipients will be honored at the Equity and Excellence Celebration on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 24 - March 2

By Counseling and Psychological Services

In an effort to enhance awareness of the impact of eating disorders, and promote positive body image, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and our campus partners will host a series of free events for students Feb. 24 - March 2. It is our hope that by spreading the word about eating disorder prevention and treatment, and by promoting positive body image, CU-Boulder can be part of the national movement to help prevent the spread of eating disorders, to improve access to treatment and support a healthier CU.  

Lacrosse home opener part of Buffs’ big Saturday

If you’ve ever started a business, you can identify with Ann Elliott. Her startup is lacrosse at the University of Colorado, and it’s been just under two years in the making.

In the making is not completely accurate, because CU lax remains a work in progress and won’t grow out of that definition for at least a couple of years. But “Annie” Elliott is a patient business woman and her “investors” say they’re in it for the long run.

CU’s historic grand opening – the first home game – is Saturday at noon against Regis.

Taking charge of our future: Budgets and innovation at CU-Boulder

The university is undergoing a lot of change. An important step in weathering this change is to ensure the campus community as a whole has a strong understanding of how the University of Colorado Boulder is financed and the challenges and opportunities we face as an institution.

To start that process, you are invited to join us for a new series, Coffee and the Campus Budget, hosted by Senior Associate Vice Chancellor of Budget Steve McNally and me over the next couple of months. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to get the insider’s view by signing up at to attend on a first-come, first-seated basis. Look for those dates to be published next week in CU-Boulder Today, as part of a series of articles discussing the university’s financial environment and some of the changes we are making to take charge of our future. Read more >>

George unveils comprehensive strategic plan for athletics

When Rick George was named the sixth Athletic Director in University of Colorado history last summer, one of his first projects he wanted to complete was the development of the athletic department’s first-ever comprehensive strategic plan, similar to ones he put in place at several of his previous stops.

After nearly four months of input, analysis and planning meetings that involved a broad group of individuals representing athletic staff, current student-athletes, alumni, donors and university representatives, George unveiled the strategic plan Wednesday morning to members of the Board of Regents’ Intercollegiate Athletics Committee at its meeting in Colorado Springs.

Equations connect ancient settlements to modern cities, says CU-Boulder anthropologist

Visitors to the ancient city of Teotihuacan—with its pyramidal structures arranged in careful geometric patterns, its temples, and its massive central thoroughfare, dubbed Street of the Dead—in Mexico may have the sensation they’re gazing at the remains of a society profoundly different from their own.
But new research from anthropologists armed with a bevy of recently derived mathematical equations shows that in some fundamental ways, today’s cities and yesterday’s settlements may be more alike than different.

Earth to space station: What in the world are CU-Boulder’s ants doing way up there?

Want to compare an experiment you can easily conduct on Earth to a similar one on the International Space Station, which is whipping around 200 miles over our heads at a mind-blowing 17,000 miles per hour? Well, here’s your chance.

The University of Colorado Boulder and its educational partners are seeking K-12 teachers and students around the world interested in how the low gravity of space, which makes astronauts float, affects the behavior of ants up there.

Your student government: Interested in running for student government? Process starts Feb. 17

Beginning on Monday, Feb. 17, petition packets for students interested in running for positions in the University of Colorado Student Government will be available in the CUSG office in the UMC room 125.

Student's life experience sparks connection with One Billion Rising movement

One Billion Rising, a movement dedicated to end violence against women, takes place on Feb. 14, and CU-Boulder students, faculty and staff are invited to attend several campus performances and discussions. One of those performances, a theatrical performance called “Child Bride,” will be performed by CU-Boulder student, Lima Esslam. Her performance will reflect her experience growing up in Afghanistan and coming to understand the pressure that young women face in accepting offers for arranged marriage.

One Billion Rising: Boulder

Join the University of Colorado Boulder, the City of Boulder and the Boulder Valley School District for events related to One Billion Rising, a global movement to end violence against women and girls. We would like to extend a special invitation to attend a set of events taking place at the University Memorial Center (UMC) on Feb. 14, 2014.


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