On Saturday afternoon, Folsom Field was quiet. But high above the empty grass, in the stadium’s club level, hundreds of flood-weary families gathered for a meal served by CU-Boulder’s student athletes.
Saturday’s football game between the University of Colorado and Fresno State has been postponed, university officials decided Friday morning. After careful consideration, CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has decided that the university will not hold a football game on Saturday, Sept. 14, and that school officials will discuss a possible make-up date for the game.
Despite a break in the weather, emergency officials are reminding people that flooded areas remain hazardous and that tubing and kayaking are not legal during a declared emergency.
Boulder County Public Health is urging people to stay out of all floodwaters, even in areas where the water appears to be calm. The water may be contaminated with bacteria and sewage and hidden debris under the surface could be dangerous.
The nationally recognized excellence of the University of Colorado’s campuses and undergraduate programs is again highlighted in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, the 2014 edition of which was released today.
This fall, the University of Colorado Boulder is again hosting a large class of National Science Foundation fellows. Twenty-six new graduate researchers have received NSF fellowships, bringing the total number of NSF fellows on campus to 101, a new record for CU-Boulder.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is one of the most prestigious awards available for student researchers in the country. This year CU-Boulder was among the top 20 universities enrolling NSF fellows.
For 22 years, Tom Lemieux has been nurturing both plants and students at CU-Boulder. As director of plant science facilities, Lemieux along with Assistant Greenhouse Manager Janice Harvey, manages the three greenhouses maintained by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
It may not seem that daunting of a task until you learn that Lemieux is responsible for the health and well being of more than 6,000 plants of 1,000 different species.
Subcommittees charged with recommending curriculum and structure for the college’s seven academic units will hold public meetings beginning next week to share their initial ideas and solicit comments.
The CMCI will be an interdisciplinary college, housing programs in journalism, advertising and design, communication, the moving image and media production, media studies and a new department of information studies.
Startup Phenomenon Women 2013 drew a crowd of students, faculty, staff and community members to Macky Auditorium on Sept. 3. The university-supported event, with a theme encouraging women to empower themselves and featuring leaders from a variety of industries, resembled the popular “TED Talks” format. Speakers had the chance to share who they are, what their stories are and the variety of ways they’ve been successful.
By Mifa Kim, peer educator with Counseling and Psychological Services
My name is Mifa Kim. I’m a senior studying psychology and a peer educator at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). I am spreading the word about the How to Help a Friend (HTHAF) campaign, an online resource with information and advice on how CU community members can help friends or other people in their lives who may be encountering various challenges.
When University of Colorado Boulder junior Cole Steinmetz first begins a bumblebee hunt, he walks slowly, listening for the bee’s persistent, rumbling buzz, which Steinmetz has learned is usually lower and less singsongy than the noises made by flies and other insects.