Students Features Archive

Join the campus celebration for Steve Pollock, U.S. Professor of the Year

University of Colorado Boulder physics Professor Steven Pollock was named a 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in November 2013. Please join The President's Teaching Scholars Program and The Faculty Teaching Excellence Program for a celebration of his acheivement as they host, “From a Scholarship of Learning to a Celebration of Teaching” on Wednesday, March 12, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in the Center for Community (C4C).

Summer Session courses part of student’s recipe for success

Kylie Youmans has spent her summers in the sun, studying for summer courses, and making time for a host of hobbies. When she is not studying, she is a CU Student Ambassador, a Young Life College leader, and a student blogger for the Office of Admissions. The senior is set to graduate in May with a degree in psychology and a minor in education.

Taking charge of our future: Background on the campus budget

As many of you know, the campus has three different funding sources: education and general funds, auxiliary funds, and the restricted budget. Today we will explore the category of education and general funds. 

This is the second in a series of campus budget articles you will see in CU-Boulder Today over the next couple of months. 

CU-Boulder campus closed to non-affiliates on Sunday, April 20

For the past two years, CU-Boulder has closed the campus to non-affiliates on April 20. We have taken these steps to ensure that our research, creative work, teaching, studying, residential and student support services, and official business – which occurs on the campus seven days a week – are not compromised by the unwanted 4/20 gathering. For a third straight year, I am announcing that the campus will be closed to non-affiliates on April 20.

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.


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