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Fiske Planetarium flies into the digital age

Since 1975, Fiske Planetarium has been the Johnny Appleseed of astronomy. Each year, 30,000 K-12 students and 4,000 University of Colorado Boulder students go there to take a front-row seat on the universe. Soon, they’ll get a better, clearer and deeper view. The campus is renovating the planetarium, retiring its analog star projector and upgrading to a powerful star plus video system paired with a high-definition screen capable of achieving nearly eight times more resolution than the standard HD television, completely surrounding the audience with a 360-degree view.

CU-Boulder senior graduating with double major in theatre and English

When Daniel Leonard graduates in May with double majors in theatre performance and English with an emphasis in creative writing, he’ll wrap up four years of taking advantage of every opportunity to prepare for a theatre career.

Leonard acted in lead roles for numerous campus and community plays, which garnered glowing reviews.

CU student lands prestigious postgraduate position with accounting board

When it comes to social responsibility, Emily Booth is getting down to business.

Booth will graduate with distinction this May with concurrent bachelor's and master’s degrees in accounting and a certificate in Socially Responsible Enterprise from the Leeds School of Business at CU-Boulder. 

From the Provost: Next steps to new colleges or schools

I pledged to let you know, before the end of the semester, my decision on how we will move forward based on the discussions led by the Environment and Sustainability Visioning Committee and the various faculty groups that have been involved in conversations about such areas as information, communication, journalism, media and technology. I will provide here a quick summary of my ideas on how we will move forward in exciting ways.

CU-Boulder senior, 16, will graduate with honors before heading to Harvard

It’s been a busy four years for Natasha Goss, who will graduate summa cum laude May 10 with a major in chemistry and a minor in mathematics from the University of Colorado Boulder.

She’s been deeply involved in campus life, most notably through the CU Environmental Center, participated in two research projects, submitted papers for publication and even spent three weeks abroad in Australia.

Insect eye-inspired camera captures wide view with no distortion

When praying mantises, dragonflies, ants and other insects peer out at the world, their bulging, compound eyes allow them to see an incredibly wide field of view with an almost infinite depth of field.

Imitating the functionality of an insect eye — which is really a collection of many tinier eyes, known as ommatidia — in a camera has been a long sought-after goal for engineers. Now, camera lenses with wide fields of view, such as fisheye lenses, create distortion around the edges of the image.

An era of vision and change

During the course of his two decades as dean of the College of Music, Daniel Sher has been instrumental in far-reaching accomplishments at the college. Now he is preparing for a new challenge. Sher will step down as dean at the end of the 2013 spring semester but will continue as a member of the faculty.

Spring 2013 Midnight Breakfast Monday, May 6

Come take a break from the stresses of finals week and refuel with a free breakfast in the UMC. The breakfast will be served at 11:59 p.m. in the Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill. Everything is free for CU students and all students are welcome.

CU Athletics honors its academic best

Over three dozen University of Colorado student-athletes, including 15 with perfect 4.00 grade point averages last year, were honored for a variety of outstanding academic accomplishments Tuesday morning at the 21st Annual Student-Athlete Academic Recognition Banquet.

A Sher thing: Students, faculty will fete outgoing music dean

After 20 years as dean of the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music, Daniel P. Sher will step away from the post in June — but he isn’t going quietly. First, student musicians at the college will dedicate their performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver on May 1 to the outgoing dean. The celebration will continue May 2 with a free, public musical fete by faculty performers at Macky Auditorium, including world premiere performances of “Sher’s Originals,” penned by faculty composers.

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