Students Features Archive

An update from Dr. Misch: Measles vaccination crucial to avoiding disease

Last month, I wrote an article for CU-Boulder Today titled “What you should know about measles,” containing the latest news and data on measles cases across the United States. Today, I want to provide you a situational update and also highly encourage you to get the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine if you have not already done so. 

Art student wrings every opportunity out of scholarships

In 2017, Jade Gutierrez will graduate from CU-Boulder with two undergraduate degrees, plus a master’s degree. Quite an accomplishment considering that without the support of scholarships, she might not have been able to attend college at all.

Ten things to do this week, Feb. 10 edition

10 things to do this week. This is a weekly column highlighting events on campus and in Boulder by Samuel Fuller, history major and resident event virtuoso.

Student life: Literary Buffs

Literary Buffs, a new student group on campus that aims to connect undergraduates of all disciplines who share an interest in poetry, fiction, music and art, will host its first annual Literature and Arts Festival on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 3-6 p.m.

CU Engage Center launches

Housed in the CU-Boulder School of Education, the new CU Engage: Center for Community-Based Learning and Research offers a campuswide resource for initiatives that work in partnership with local communities to address complex public challenges through research and coursework.

Jones appointed Chief Digital Accessibility Officer

The university is currently engaged in a three-year project, following an inquiry by the Department of Justice, into the accessibility of certain IT services at CU-Boulder to individuals with disabilities. Dan Jones, current CU-Boulder Director of IT Security and University of Colorado VP of Information Security/Chief Information Security Officer, has assumed the additional title and role of Chief Digital Accessibility Officer (CDAO) and will be overseeing this project.

Faculty in Focus No. 9: The research librarian

Although Jennifer Knievel had planned to be a writer, her love of libraries led her down an unexpected career path. Today, Knievel is director of arts and humanities at CU-Boulder’s Norlin Library.

Student Involvement Fair Feb. 4

The spring 2015 edition of the Student Involvement Fair will be on Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The fair, which is a great way to find out about the huge variety of ways to get involved on campus, will take place in the newly rennovated Glenn Miller Ballroom. Representatives from more then 90 student groups and campus departments will attend the fair. Free food and snacks also will be provided.

CU-Boulder-created app first to use gesture for language learning

While you might think a person shaking her phone or tablet from side to side is having issues with the device, she might actually be playing a game that has her mimicking a steering wheel motion as part of a language lesson.

The game Nano Nano for mobile devices, created by two University of Colorado Boulder graduate students, is the first app to incorporate gesturing with language learning.

Grand Challenge update, Town Hall Feb. 5

Our grand challenge steering committee has received 30 proposals, representing a wide variety of units and disciplines. Now comes the exciting work of reviewing submissions, and we invite you to join a campus Town Hall on Feb. 5 to further discuss the grand challenge and its initiatives.

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