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Veteran goes from combat to campus

Matthew Reed didn’t feel ready for college right out of high school. But after five years of military service, he felt more prepared to pursue a college degree.

“Being in the military made me disciplined,” said Reed. “I’m much better prepared and in a much better situation to be in college now.”

Reed, from Broken Arrow, Okla., is a sophomore majoring in geology and anthropology. Because he is an Iraq veteran, his tuition is covered by the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.

Feeling stressed? Free campus resources available

It’s not shocking to many that stress is a big part of everyday life. But what might surprise you is CU-Boulder students point to stress as the leading factor impacting academic performance.

"AMP it up" at the Diversity and Inclusion Summit

The University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit will feature a variety of sessions for students, faculty, staff and community members from Nov. 13-15. All events are free, open to the public and on the Boulder campus.

CU-Boulder to honor vets through Veterans Week events Nov. 9-17

The University of Colorado Boulder will honor the nation’s veterans, including CU-Boulder’s own faculty, staff and student veterans, through Veterans Week, beginning with a Nov. 9 Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. in the University Memorial Center’s Glenn Miller Ballroom.

The free, public ceremony will feature guest speaker Michael Dakduk, executive director of the national organization Student Veterans of America. A reception will follow in the UMC Veterans Lounge.

Diversity and Inclusion Summit invites participants to "AMP it up!"

The University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit will feature a variety of sessions for students, faculty, staff and community members from Nov. 13-15. All events are free, open to the public and on the Boulder campus. The organizing theme for this year’s summit is “AMP it up! Awareness, Movement and Practice.”

CU Women Succeeding: call for proposals

The Faculty Council Women’s Committee announces a call for proposals for the CU Women Succeeding 11th Annual Professional Development Symposium. The Committee welcomes proposals for workshops, roundtables, book discussions, panels, and other interactive and innovative formats focused on the theme of “Opening Doors: Navigating your Professional Journey” for the Friday sessions. Proposals should address the interests and concerns of CU women faculty and staff and can also address broader educational/professional-development issues related to women in academia and beyond.

Bad knees drive CU student to pursue both MD and PhD

Balaji Sridhar has always liked science, but it was his father’s bad knees that were the impetus for him to study both chemical engineering and medicine.

His father once was a good squash player, but had to give up playing when the cartilage in his knees wore out. With the dual graduate degrees, Sridhar hopes to someday be able to help people like his father who struggle with debilitating joint pain and reduced mobility due to damaged cartilage.

Keep the lights on

By Chris Schaefbauer, CUSG Director of Health and Safety

As we move further into fall and approach the end of daylight saving time (Nov. 4), it will be getting darker earlier. The lighting in Boulder helps keep us safe, however only when it is working. Streetlights can go out at anytime and it's important to report any malfunctioning lights. This includes lights that are either completely out or flickering on and off.

CU-Boulder to host President Barack Obama on Thursday, Nov. 1.

The University of Colorado Boulder will host President Barack Obama on our campus on Thursday, Nov. 1. The Obama for America campaign has reserved the Coors Events Center for a campaign event. The event on University property does not constitute an endorsement of the Obama campaign by the University or the Board of Regents.

History of Halloween? Professor Scott Bruce explains

Contrary to contemporary beliefs that the spooky holiday originated with vampires and werewolves -- or even more sinister, candy and costume companies -- CU associate professor of history Scott Bruce notes that Halloween's origins lie in ancient Pagan harvest festivals practiced by the Celts, and Christian traditions.

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