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.
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.
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.
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.
Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the five finalists selected for the position of dean of the College of Media, Communication and Information.
The finalists for the position are: Lori Bergen, dean of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University in Milwaukee; Thomas Finholt, senior associate dean for academic affairs and professor in the School of Information, University of Michigan; Eric Freedman, dean, James L. Knight School of Communication, Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina; Caroline Haythornthwaite, director and professor, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, The iSchool at the University of British Columbia; and Jonathan Potter, dean of School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.
On Saturday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m., Jack Ives, CU-Boulder’s 2014-2015 Department of Anthropology Distinguished Lecturer in Archaeology, will discuss his groundbreaking discoveries in a presentation titled “The Ninth Clan—Exploring Apachean Origins in the Promontory Caves, Utah.”