Although she worked for a time as an engineer, Shelly Miller chose a career in academia because of her love of learning and the enjoyment she gets from working with students in a university environment. She was the second person and second female to be hired (in 1998) in air quality and mechanical engineering at CU-Boulder.
In my State of the Campus address, I invited all faculty, staff and students to undertake a grand challenge in which we leverage our unique strengths in Earth and space science and technology.
My vision for the grand challenge is to create a collaborative environment among Earth and space sciences, engineering, business, law, social sciences and humanities faculty members, students and staff as well as public and private sector partners in order to explore, understand and influence how space-based innovations and technologies impact business, law and society. I have named a steering committee to help make this vision a reality, and plan for a Dec. 9 "Imagination Summit."
Graduate student Awon Atuire was 11 when he read a book that forever changed his view of the world. The experience propelled him on a journey from Ghana to the PhD program in comparative ethnic studies at CU-Boulder.
The University of Colorado Boulder has been taking important steps to improve the accessibility of its digital environment. Learn about efforts to enhance the digital campus experience for those with and without disabilities and to foster institution-wide cultures of inclusiveness.
Next week will see the campus celebrate the 20th annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit, to be hosted in the University Memorial Center on Nov. 11 and 12. I want to extend a personal invitation to each member of the campus community to attend this important two-day event. This summit raises awareness on the need for our campus to continually transform itself to become more diverse, more welcoming and more inclusive of individuals, communities and ideas.
As we look forward to Veterans Day this Tuesday, Nov. 11, I encourage you to take a moment and consider the debt of gratitude we owe our veterans. Without their service and dedication to our nation, our freedom and liberties would not be as secure as they are today. I cordially invite you to attend the Veteran’s Day Commemoration Ceremony in the Folsom Field Stadium Club at 11 a.m. on Veteran’s Day.
Presented every four years, the Social Climate Survey provides the campus with an in-depth look at the experiences our students have inside and outside the classroom. How is the campus social climate is experienced by students with different interests, beliefs and social identities? The university values these differences and wants to make sure that all students feel welcome, accepted and free to express their views.
Results from this survey inform campus decision-making, and those who complete the survey are making a vital contribution to our understanding of the campus climate. All students who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for one of five $500 cash awards.
The 20th annual University of Colorado Boulder Diversity and Inclusion Summit will be held Nov. 11-12. This year, the summit continues with the theme “Building the Road Map." Complete summit schedule.
"Having our entire campus community and city and county of Boulder employees participate in the Diversity and Inclusion Summit is the key to having a successful summit and thus moving forward with our overall goal of helping our campus and community reach the goal of being a place that exemplifies diversity and inclusion," said Alphonse Keasley, CU-Boulder's assistant vice chancellor for campus climate and community engagement.
What are the chances of an Ebola case coming to CU? Extremely low. But in the same fashion that we prepare for floods, fires and other emergencies, dozens of campus leaders are developing response plans for this unlikely event. If you have not recently traveled to West Africa or been exposed to someone with Ebola, there isn’t much to be concerned about.