Students Features Archive

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.

Finalists announced for Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy

The University of Colorado Boulder today announced three finalists for the inaugural Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy. This month, the finalists will make one-day campus visits, during which they will hold public forums.

Since last summer, an advisory committee has been working to identify finalists. The committee has sought a “highly visible” scholar who is “deeply engaged in either the analytical scholarship or practice of conservative thinking and policymaking or both.”

Learning about climate change through film

Integrating video production with climate change might seem like an unlikely pairing for a college science course.

By combining the two disciplines, students are asked to digest facts and views about climate change and make three independent short films based on their assessment of the topic in a class taught by Rebecca Safran, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

Conference on World Affairs Announces Keynote and Annual Jazz Concert

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith will deliver the keynote address for the 65th Annual Conference on World Affairs (CWA), set for April 8-12 on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

‘Part art and part magic’

It took at least 1,000 hours of work but the result is stunning.

During the 2011-12 academic year, engineering students in Andrews Hall started an extracurricular project to build a “grand orrery,” a mechanical planetary system that illustrates the relative positions and motions of both the inner and outer planets.

Journalism student covers inauguration for PBS NewsHour blog

The presidential inauguration draws heavy media coverage every four years – with pictures of the swearing in, the parade and the traditional black tie balls.

But when CU Journalism major Rob Denton covered this year’s inauguration for a PBS NewsHour blog, he gave his audience a look at much different events using some entirely new digital technology.

Campus No Smoking Policy signed, awareness and implementation phase begins

Chancellor DiStefano signed the new campus No Smoking Policy on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. The policy, which mandates a no smoking campus beginning Aug. 19, 2013, has a transition period that includes deployment of campus signage, facilities considerations, and the promotion of policy awareness and resources for those who wish to quit smoking. 

As part of the phased implementation, there also will be a limited number of designated outdoor smoking areas away from public activity, for use through the end of December 2013.


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