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By JohnMichael Thistle, CUSG Election Commissioner

This time last year, I didn't know what CUSG was. Of course, I knew CU had a student government, but that was the extent of my knowledge.

As the new election commissioner for CUSG, I feel that a large part of my job is to share information with you that I wish had been shared with me before recent months.

Goldberg redefining computer science education

BioFrontiers faculty member, Debra Goldberg, sees computer science as truly interdisciplinary. Goldberg is a computer scientist by training and a teacher at heart. One of her favorite classroom tactics? Silence, which grabs the attention of sleepy students and pulls them back into the discussion.

Thank you, Scott Carpenter

Over the last half-century, Scott Carpenter and the University of Colorado Boulder have been an integral part of the Space Age. We share Boulder's pride that he is one of our own. We take great honor that he is the first of 19 astronauts with CU-Boulder roots. Commander Carpenter’s association with CU has inspired us as national leaders in aerospace engineering and the space sciences.

Family Weekend at CU-Boulder begins Sept. 28

Family Weekend begins Friday, Sept. 28, and includes a slate of on-campus events to showcase CU's programs, resources and faculty. More than 1,655 families are registered for the event hosted by the CU-Boulder Parents Association. There are a limited number of tickets remaining for walk-up registrations.

If these old trees could speak

There are only two living witnesses to the earliest days of the university’s history, and our great loss is they cannot speak.

They arrived on campus in 1879, three years after the university opened its doors to 44 students and a year after Mary Rippon, CU’s first female professor, arrived. Old Main housed the classrooms, library, janitor, President Joseph Sewall and his family.

Demand for CU-Boulder graduates continues to grow

Demand for University of Colorado Boulder graduates continues to grow, with the number of companies posting full-time jobs on the CU-Boulder campus jumping 28 percent in the 2011-12 school year, compared with pre-recession numbers in 2006.

The number of postings for part-time jobs also jumped, increasing 37 percent, while the number of internships for CU students increased by 50 percent.

Hitting the right note with Robert Cloutier

Tuning pianos is an art. Robert Cloutier is the artist who keeps the College of Music sounding spectacular. In the first two-thirds of his 34-year career, Cloutier, an expert piano technician specializing in concert preparation of Steinway grand pianos, earned a national reputation working with a who’s who list of musicians and Hollywood movie and recording studios.

Environmental design degree returns to Boulder campus administrative structure

Provost Russell L. Moore announced CU-Boulder has resumed the administration, management and governance of a bachelor’s degree in environmental design with the start of the 2012-13 academic year, and is beginning a visioning process for how to fully integrate environmental design into the wide array of related programs on the Boulder campus.   

CU senior helps establish local volunteer organization

Lorenzo Herrera, a senior from San Diego, came to CU-Boulder with a definite objective and has not wavered from that purpose. Reflecting his intention to develop his leadership skills and to work on social action projects that help empower others, he designed his own personalized academic experience.

“I want to go out with a bang my senior year,” declared Herrera, who is majoring in operations and information management.

CU Law School students and alumni to teach high school students statewide about the Constitution

More than 75 students and dozens of alumni of the University of Colorado Law School will teach a lesson on the Fourth Amendment in more than 100 high school classrooms throughout Colorado the week of Sept. 17- 21 in recognition of Constitution Day.

Constitution Day is a national event that annually commemorates the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the United States Constitution.


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