University of Colorado Boulder Libraries is celebrating the launch of the open access repository CU Scholar, housed online at scholar.colorado.edu. This new institutional repository will aggregate and disseminate the wealth of scholarly knowledge created under the auspices of the University of Colorado Boulder and its research units. CU Scholar welcomes materials of scholarly focus, including published journal articles, working papers, technical reports, multimedia content and datasets.
It’s early morning and a quiet dance studio on the CU-Boulder campus soon bursts into percussive energy as 14 students tap, slap and paradiddle their way across the wood floor. For an hour twice a week, students and instructor engage in a rhythmic conversation of music, dance and the patterns of the steps in a tap dancing class.
This year’s renovation of the Student Recreation Center has allowed CU-Boulder staff to transform creative ideas into new projects. The Wellness Suite and Adventure Planning Center are among those new programs at the center offering a slew of new services.
We sat down with Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano to talk about his sixth State of the Campus Address, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Grusin Auditorium in the Imig Music Building. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and the speech begins at 8 a.m.
CU-Boulder is launching a new Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, today about the many different microbial species that inhabit the human gut and how they may influence health and disease. The free course, titled Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome, is being offered through CU-Boulder and Coursera, and will be taught by CU-Boulder Associate Professor Rob Knight, Senior Research Associate Jessica Metcalf and Research Associate Katherine Amato, all of CU-Boulder’s BioFrontiers Institute.
"...today we are here to honor the work of researchers and academics who helped keep Kurdish history safe."
An important page in history was turned yesterday on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, as Chancellor DiStefano officially handed over an electronic copy of important documents from the university’s human rights archive to a delegation of Kurdish officials.
The Boulder Faculty Assembly, in collaboration with the University of Colorado Student Government and the Office of the Provost, is hosting the second in the series of community discussions on campus climate. The discussion will be hosted in the UMC Gallery from noon-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, and focus on the issues framing the climate issues on campus.
On Sept. 30, a team of forestry professionals from the Colorado Department of Agriculture, City of Boulder and CU-Boulder released parasitic wasps on East Campus. The wasps target and kill emerald ash borer, the highly destructive tree pest that poses a serious threat to urban forests and has been found on campus. The tiny, stingless wasps are not attracted to people or pets.
The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) will be holding a public meeting in Boulder on Thursday, Oct 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. to gather public input that will help inform future state funding for higher education. The meeting will take place at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), 3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 150, Boulder.
If you are interested in this issue and have opinions you would like to share about how Colorado’s higher education funding is going to be determined, as well as on the potential impacts to CU-Boulder, we’d encourage you to attend. Read more >>
The New Venture Challenge (NVC), a CU-Boulder campus-wide entrepreneurship competition, is entering its seventh year, and all campus community members are invited to attend the NVC Kick Off on Monday, Sept. 29.
NVC acts as entrepreneurial "flight simulator," giving members of the CU community with an interest in starting a business a chance to give it a try while learning about the process through events, workshops and mentors. This year’s event will feature Julian Farrior of Backflip Studios, and serves as an introduction to the program.