Students Features Archive

A family affair: Four generations of CU-Boulder graduates

"Through the years, the University of Colorado has been our stronghold and has served our family very well."

Zachary John Wehner graduated Dec. 20 with a master's degree in civil engineering, thus becoming the fourth generation of his family to earn a degree from the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU-Boulder: Highlights of 2014

In 2014, members of CU-Boulder's community again stood out, from publishing cutting-edge research to serving fellow Coloradans to reaching the top of their game in sports.

CU-Boulder, community partners to launch Sex Assault Nurse Examination program next year

The University of Colorado Boulder has worked closely with community partners to start a Sex Assault Nurse Examination program at a Boulder hospital during the first quarter of 2015. Boulder Community Health plans to launch the SANE program at its Foothills campus, providing a critical support resource for sex assault survivors.

Winter break & CDC travel advisories regarding travel to West Africa

The upcoming winter break is often a popular time for travel, so we want you to know about the latest CDC travel advisories. The CDC recommends that people avoid non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone at this time.

Faculty in Focus No. 7: The law professor

Marriane Wesson never planned to be a lawyer, let alone a professor of law. And then almost by accident she became both. Known as Mimi to her friends, she compares her career path to a song by the Dixie Chicks about taking the long way around and not doing things like anybody else.

Before you leave town: Winter break reminders

With winter break quickly approaching, please take a moment to review some reminders and tips.

Movie features CU students

Alex Cox -- whose credits include Repo Man and Sid and Nancy -- knows how to produce films the Hollywood way.

That’s not the route he took for Bill, the Galactic Hero, premiering at the University of Colorado Boulder International Film Series this week. An assistant professor in the Department of Film Studies, Cox was teaching film production using scenes from Harry Harrison’s science fiction novel as raw material when he came up with the idea to produce the film on campus using students as actors and production staff.

LEGO CU-Boulder campus model opens at Heritage Center this Saturday

Roughly 500,000 LEGO® bricks take the shape of the CU-Boulder campus in the Heritage Center’s newest exhibit: “Hit the Bricks!” Be among the first to gaze upon an all-LEGO® CU when the exhibit opens Saturday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m.

Women's Resource Center invites CU community to open house Dec. 9

The University of Colorado Boulder Women's Resource Center (WRC) will host a campus Winter Relaxation open house on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in UMC 415-417. Come learn more about the center and the resources it offers.

Accept the grand challenge, and bring your imagination

Please join us as we develop a grand challenge for CU-Boulder, an ambitious but achievable goal that solves an important societal problem and has the potential to capture our imagination. Good ideas can come from anywhere, and we want to hear yours at the Grand Challenge Imagination Summit on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 2 - 4:30 p.m. at the Stadium Club. RSVP to, or just drop in. Hear from inspiring speakers, and join your colleagues as we help develop an area of focus particularly suited to our community. See you Dec. 9!


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