Students Features Archive

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.

Holy literature, Batman! Superheroes go to college!

Comics and graphic novels are usually thought of as purely entertainment, but at CU-Boulder they also make for a rich and nuanced literature course.

Archaeology Distinguished Lecturer to discuss ancient migration

On Saturday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m., Jack Ives, CU-Boulder’s 2014-2015 Department of Anthropology Distinguished Lecturer in Archaeology, will discuss his groundbreaking discoveries in a presentation titled “The Ninth Clan—Exploring Apachean Origins in the Promontory Caves, Utah.” 

CU community, students, involved in peace march

Unity was the theme at the City of Lafayette’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration on Monday, Jan. 19.

Student life: Eating healthy on a budget

Is it possible to eat healthy in college, while sticking to your budget? Campus experts say yes. Click through to watch a short video on eating healthy on a budget.

Program helps students 'bounce back' from academic probation

Any number of reasons can cause a student at CU-Boulder to be put on academic probation. The Bounce Back program helps those students recover from academic difficulties and get back on track.

Faculty in Focus No. 8: The environmental journalist

Theft, assault, sabotage and a suspicious death—it's not a description you’d expect to hear about Mt. Everest. It certainly wasn’t what Michael Kodas had imagined when he went there as part of an expedition to write about a husband and wife who had climbed the world’s highest peak 15 times.

2014 Winter Commencement address, 'Make your life stand for something'

On Dec. 20, 2014, the University of Colorado Boulder honored candidates for 1,707 degrees, including 1,194 bachelor’s degrees, 340 master’s degrees, 10 law degrees and 163 doctoral degrees. CU-Boulder Professor and 2014 Hazel Barnes Award recipient Robert S. Anderson gave the commencement address. See photos, video and more from this special occasion.


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