Students Features Archive

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.

CUSG to hold debates Oct. 16

By JohnMichael Thistle, CUSG Election Commissioner

In the midst of the imminent November general election, there are issues of equal, and perhaps, even more immediate importance right here on campus at CU for us students.

Have you ever wondered about student fees? Who decides how much we pay, or who pays for big projects around campus? What can we do, if anything, to make our time here as CU students as equal and equitable as possible?

CU-Boulder degree rated highly nationally for return on investment

When it comes to landing “good paying” jobs and receiving a high return on investment, University of Colorado Boulder graduates are in good shape nationally, according to two recent reports.

CU-Boulder Alumni Association announces 83rd annual awards ceremony

The tradition of honoring the University of Colorado Boulder’s best began in 1930 and continues today as the CU-Boulder Alumni Association announces 10 prominent alumni, faculty, staff and students whose outstanding service, energy and professional achievements demonstrate what it means to be a part of the University of Colorado Boulder family. They will be recognized at a free public ceremony at the Hotel Boulderado on Thursday, Nov. 1.


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