Students Features Archive

Art student wrings every opportunity out of scholarships

In 2017, Jade Gutierrez will graduate from CU-Boulder with two undergraduate degrees, plus a master’s degree. Quite an accomplishment considering that without the support of scholarships, she might not have been able to attend college at all.

Ten things to do this week, Feb. 10 edition

10 things to do this week. This is a weekly column highlighting events on campus and in Boulder by Samuel Fuller, history major and resident event virtuoso.

Student life: Literary Buffs

Literary Buffs, a new student group on campus that aims to connect undergraduates of all disciplines who share an interest in poetry, fiction, music and art, will host its first annual Literature and Arts Festival on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 3-6 p.m.

CU Engage Center launches

Housed in the CU-Boulder School of Education, the new CU Engage: Center for Community-Based Learning and Research offers a campuswide resource for initiatives that work in partnership with local communities to address complex public challenges through research and coursework.

Jones appointed Chief Digital Accessibility Officer

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.

Faculty in Focus No. 9: The research librarian

Although Jennifer Knievel had planned to be a writer, her love of libraries led her down an unexpected career path. Today, Knievel is director of arts and humanities at CU-Boulder’s Norlin Library.

Student Involvement Fair Feb. 4

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.

CU-Boulder-created app first to use gesture for language learning

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.

Grand Challenge update, Town Hall Feb. 5

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.

Campus visits set for CMCI dean finalists

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.


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