Students Features Archive

Community Health to host "Let's Talk Sex" event Oct. 30

Giving students the tools to effectively communicate about sex is the drive behind the student-run "Let's Talk Sex" campaign.

Adventure film maker and CU Alum Michael Brown to speak at free student luncheon Nov. 2

Michael Brown, one of the world’s most accomplished adventure filmmakers and a CU-Boulder alumnus, will share his story during his talk “Beyond the Summit” at the Back to Boulder Luncheon. The luncheon, to be held Friday, Nov. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom, is free for all CU-Boulder students.

Class project helps divert 170,000 pounds of food from the dumpster

Sean Wiese’s project for a computer science class last year has been developed into a software application now being used by a Boulder nonprofit, and also led to an internship for Wiese with the nonprofit.

Climate variability and conflict risk in East Africa measured

While a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows the risk of human conflict in East Africa increases somewhat with hotter temperatures and drops a bit with higher precipitation, it concludes that socioeconomic, political and geographic factors play a much more substantial role than climate change.

Preventing gender violence

What is gender violence and how can it be prevented?

The answers to these questions are discussed in presentations by Sean Connell, the gender violence prevention and education assistant for Community Health and the Office of Victim Assistance.

Gender violence can be difficult to define, but it is generally considered a term to describe interpersonal violence that is gender based. So, what does that mean?

Join the challenge! Take the Pac-12 Fitness Challenge

Help CU secure the title of the Pac-12's most active school by participating in the Pac-12 Fitness Challenge from Oct. 22-28. The challenge is a conference-wide initiative promoting regular physical activity. This event is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and family.

Equestrian Team prepares for new season of competition

Imagine competing in a club sport where you meet your only teammate for the first time right before the competition begins. You’re not allowed to practice together beforehand and the equipment you use is new to you.

This may sound like an unreasonable challenge, but it’s designed to create a fair competition. Just ask juniors Kelly Meyer and Lauren DeGeorge, members of CU-Boulder's Equestrian Team, who compete in intercollegiate English and Western riding competitions, where they are judged on skill and ability.

Battle of the Bands to be held Oct. 19

CU Late Nite, Program Council and the Dennis Small Cultural Center have teamed up to present the 2012 Battle of the Bands competition to be held Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.

DiStefano, Moore host second town hall meeting on concealed carry issues at CU

About 75 faculty, staff and students shared concerns about concealed carry policies and how the university communicates them in a town hall meeting in the UMC’s Aspen Room Wednesday afternoon. 
 
CU-Boulder officials including Chancellor DiStefano, Provost Moore, Managing Senior Associate Counsel John Sleeman, Commander Robert Axmacher from the CU Police Department and the Chancellor’s Chief of Staff Catherine Shea listened to questions and entertained a community discussion on how Colorado’s concealed carry law applies to CU-Boulder. 
 

State of the Campus advances collaboration and efficiency

CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano addressed an audience of about 300 in the Glenn Miller Ballroom Tuesday morning in his annual “State of the Campus” address and offered an update of the Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan and a strategy of “coming together” to improve CU-Boulder’s finances, reputation and the student experience.

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