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Orr named producing artistic director of Colorado Shakespeare Festival

The University of Colorado Boulder today announced the hiring of Timothy Orr as producing artistic director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

Orr has been serving as interim director since February 2013 and was hired at the conclusion of a nationwide search for a permanent director.

Three CU students win coveted Goldwater scholarships

Three CU-Boulder undergraduates -- Jasmine Brewer, a junior in engineering physics, Brennan Coffey, a junior in chemical engineering and applied mathematics, and Ryan Dewey, a junior in astrophysics and physics -- have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships for 2014.

The scholarships are worth up to $7,500 each and are awarded annually to sophomores and juniors across the nation on the basis of high academic merit.

College of Engineering and Applied Science sets sights on top 20 ranking

Tremendous growth in enrollments and a changing economic, technological and reputational landscape have prompted the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder to set two ambitious new goals for the year 2020. Improvements in the college’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, released in mid-March by U.S. News & World Report, indicate good progress in the right direction.

Student life: CU student to compete on 'Wheel of Fortune' April 7

When University of Colorado Boulder sophomore Erin Geis tried out for the "Wheel of Fortune" College Week competition last summer, she wasn't sure she would make the cut, even though she is a lifetime fan of the television game show.

Student's passion for classics leads to treasure hunt with ancient clay tablets

When Christina Chandler transferred to the University of Colorado Boulder as an English major, her advisor pushed her to take a course in classics. It would meet a requirement, the advisor said, and it fit into her schedule.

Chandler, who didn’t think she’d be interested in the subject, was not happy. But she gave in.

Firmin named CU Art Museum director

Sandra Q. Firmin, curator of UB Art Galleries at SUNY Buffalo, has been named the director of the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum. Firmin will begin as director on April 21, replacing interim director Stephen Martonis.

Facts about tuition and salary increases for the 2014-15 academic year

These facts explain how tuition functions to fund the university’s main academic mission and offer some explanations on commonly asked questions about tuition and CU finances.

Four things you should know about the 2014-15 tuition increases

On Friday, March 21, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted to raise tuition at CU-Boulder for the 2014-15 academic year by 3.3 percent – one of the lowest tuition increases in the past decade. We are using this new revenue to make key investments on initiatives outlined below.

Exxon Valdez oil spill – 25 years later

In the early morning hours of March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker sliced into Prince William Sound’s Bligh Reef, spilling hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil into pristine Alaskan waters.  It is considered one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters.

Twenty-five years later, impacts from the spill remain. Liesel Ritchie, assistant director of CU-Boulder’s Natural Hazards Center, spent years researching the impact the spill has had on the residents of Cordova, considered ground zero for the spill. 

New environmental design minor launches

CU-Boulder’s Program in Environmental Design is launching a new minor, to begin this fall, with three possible tracks: design, history and theory, and planning. The minor is open to students of all disciplines and provides a foundation in theory, history, and methodology employed in fields such as architecture, planning, landscape architecture and related design disciplines.

 

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