Students Features Archive

Student life: Alternative Breaks Maymester 2013

By Ayush Adhikari, freshman, biochemistry and MCDB

Every summer break, the Alternative Breaks program from the CU Volunteer Resource Center sends out teams of students to work on a community based project trip for two weeks.

CU police officers honored with lifesaving awards

The CU Police Department honored three officers with lifesaving awards at the annual UCPD Awards Ceremony last week. Two officers intervened as a woman attempted to commit suicide; a third officer was honored for pulling a young man out of a burning car.

CU’s nLab breeds real-world innovation among all walks of students

Interdisciplinary thinking bolsters innovation. That’s the concept behind the University of Colorado Boulder’s new nLab, a mobile hub that allows students to develop their entrepreneurial ideas through peer and mentor-based collaboration, sustainability resources and other tools.

CU-Boulder Army ROTC ranks among nation’s top 8 units

The University of Colorado Boulder’s ROTC program has won one of eight MacArthur Awards in the nation for the unit’s achievements in the 2011-12 school year.

CU-Boulder was selected as the top unit of the Cadet Command’s Fifth Brigade, which consists of 36 senior Army ROTC programs in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

CU-Boulder officials unveil $170 million athletic facilities upgrade proposal for CU’s Board of Regents

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, Athletic Director Mike Bohn and new head football coach Mike MacIntyre today unveiled a $170 million, multi-year proposal to upgrade CU-Boulder’s football facilities before the Intercollegiate Athletics subcommittee of the CU Board of Regents at the board’s monthly meeting in Colorado Springs.

NBC News' Tom Costello to speak at CU Feb. 26

Students will have an exclusive opportunity to meet one of the country's most prolific broadcast journalists, Tom Costello (Jour'87), on Tuesday, Feb. 26, when he presents "Breaking the News with Tom Costello." A free reception with food will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by Costello's talk at 7 p.m. The event will be held in Eaton Humanities room 1B50.

Student HIV tester tries to make process less intimidating

As a student coordinator and HIV tester for Community Health, Tia Marks acknowledges that the experience of getting tested and talking about transmission of HIV can be tricky, difficult and unusual. Therefore, having trained, state certified peers test CU students makes the conversation about HIV and transmission much more relatable, she says. Student testers understand student life, and the state certification gives them the skills and knowledge to deliver a reliable test.

Chancellor's Corner: Black history is our history

As we celebrate Black History Month, we realize our African-American heroes are also our American heroes: Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Jackie Robinson, the Tuskegee Airmen, the architects of the Underground Railroad, the Little Rock Nine, and those who lost their lives or loved ones in the ugly but important domestic battles of the Civil Rights Movement. Our past was built on uncommon tenacity and courage. >>

Coburn & Morris To Compete At 106th Millrose Games Feb. 16

CU-Boulder seniors Emma Coburn and Joe Morris have been invited to compete on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the 106th Millrose Games, one of the most prestigious indoor track and field meets in the world.

The Millrose Games will take place at The Armory in New York City and features some of the world’s top talent. Coburn is entered in the women’s New York Road Runners’ Wanamaker Mile while Morris will race in the 60-meter dash.

Warming climate likely cause of pinyon pine cone decline

Creeping climate change in the Southwest appears to be having a negative effect on pinyon pine reproduction, a finding with implications for wildlife species sharing the same woodland ecosystems, says a University of Colorado Boulder-led study.


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