Students Features Archive

From the Leeds School to the London 2012 Olympic Games

The opening ceremony of the Olympics—with the parade of nations and athletes and the lighting of the Olympic flame—reminds Jordan Valutas, 2007 alumna of the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business, why she works so hard as client services manager at CoSport, a leading provider of consumer hospitality packages and individual event tickets to the Olympic Games. 

CU student investigates biochar for water treatment in developing countries

A variety of public health issues plague the refugees from Burma living on the Thai border, not the least of which is drinking water contaminated by bacteria and pesticides. Yet few low-cost, sustainable and appropriate treatment technologies are available to people in rural and developing communities to ensure water safety.

Three new faces you should know

CU-Boulder welcomes three campus leaders this month who bring cross-disciplinary knowledge and years of experience from higher education institutions across the country and within the state. Learn more about three people you should know, now.

Alum’s TeachAIDS curriculum goes global

AIDS is a taboo and terrifying topic in much of the world. So how do you teach people to prevent or treat the disease? Piya Sorcar (’01) has developed a curriculum that has millions of people watching and learning.

CU-Boulder physicists help discover evidence of the elusive Higgs boson particle

An international team including University of Colorado Boulder researchers has found the first direct evidence for a new particle that likely is the long sought-after Higgs boson, believed to endow the universe with mass.

CU-Boulder 2012 Orientation

Welcome to the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU-Boulder is one of the world's top universities, and we are glad you are joining our outstanding student body.

Orientation kicked off on June 14, and dates will vary depending on your college or school, whether you are a first-year or transfer student, and whether you are a Colorado resident or an out-of-state student.

Learn more about your college program, make your reservation, and prepare for orientation.


7 CU students win Fulbrights

Seven University of Colorado Boulder graduate students and alumni will go abroad in 2012-13 to pursue a variety of studies, research and teaching projects as grantees of the prestigious Fulbright program.

CU students to help NASA develop astronaut food

University of Colorado Boulder students and faculty have been selected to develop a remotely operable, robotic garden to support future astronauts in deep space.

The project is one of five university proposals selected to participate in the 2013 Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge led by NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation.

Learning and living sustainability

SEEDS and Sustainable by Design, CU’s two newest Residential Academic Programs, feature an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability and innovative problem-solving.   

CU graduate strives for career combining law and education

Just prior to entering the University of Michigan Law School, Wendy Chi taught in a Bay area under-resourced school. That experience motivated her to plan a career combining education and law, and brought her to CU-Boulder.


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