Students Features Archive

Surviving cancer gives CU student new perspective on life

All CU-Boulder students set goals for themselves, like studying abroad, gaining research experience or landing the right internship. For Matthew Cirac, a 23-year-old graduating senior, the main goal he sought to accomplish was to finish school – after fighting stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer his junior year.

Award-winning student video seeks to inspire would-be scientists

University of Colorado Boulder graduate student Emi Tokuda is trying to find effective ways to battle melanoma, a notoriously drug-resistant disease that is responsible for 75 percent of all skin cancer-related deaths. She is the subject of one of a slew of videos recently produced for LabTV, and filmed by Emilie Johnson, a graduate student in journalism at CU-Boulder. The video was recently named a Finalist Award Winner by LabTV at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Graduating student to use computer science to help solve community issues

Layne Jackson Hubbard, a CU-Boulder senior studying computer science and neuroscience, has a passion for solving problems and helping people -- not just individuals, but entire populations of people.

Chancellor's Corner: How CU-Boulder will address sexual assault and Title IX issues

In light of two federal announcements this week involving Title IX and sexual assault issues on U.S. college campuses, I want to update you on what CU-Boulder is doing to make progress on Title IX issues and why we want to be a leader among the nation’s universities in creating a safe learning environment for women.

From the Provost and SVC: An update on Academic and Administrative Prioritization

Last fall, The Board of Regents asked each University of Colorado campus to develop a process for prioritizing its academic and administrative areas. Since that time, the University of Colorado Boulder has been working in earnest to engage students, faculty and staff in a process of objective and evidence-based decision making. This initiative, while challenging in many ways, is a real opportunity for CU-Boulder to further develop quantitative data to inform our decisions and help us better serve our students and the state of Colorado. We wanted to share our thoughts with you about this process and our next steps.

CU-Boulder to hold spring commencement ceremony May 9, 'South Park' producer to speak

The University of Colorado Boulder will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 9, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Folsom Field.

Four students win CLS grants to study critically needed languages

Four CU-Boulder students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Languages Scholarships. The CLS program supports intensive study in important languages for international work and relations including Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu.

College and elementary school students teach each other

Professor Kris Gutiérrez has a rule about her after-school program at Alicia Sanchez Elementary School in Lafayette: “If you’re not having fun, something is going wrong.”

NASA chief Bolden spends day with CU-Boulder

Rounding out a full day of touring CU-Boulder facilities and meeting with faculty, staff and students, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden spoke to a packed house on the afternoon of April 18, 2014.

Bolden acknowledged the close association CU-Boulder has with the space program, calling the university a “pipeline for talent.”

Staff Council Update: Join us for the Spring 2014 Blood Drive

Schedule your appointment to donate blood on the CU-Boulder campus, April 21 - 24, UMC rooms 415-417. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every day. Walk-ins are always welcome. Schedule online using site code 0248: visit www.bonfils.org. Schedule by phone by calling the  Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300, and use site code 0248.

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