Students Features Archive

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!

From Dean Gonzales and VC Boswell: Support when you need it

Our campus and our nation are the middle of complex conversations about race, climate and identity in America stemming from recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. These conversations can increase our community members’ need for support and advocacy. We want you to know that there are many avenues available to discuss feelings, experiences and have support needs met. We encourage you to make use of the campus organizations that are here to assist you. Learn more >>

Getting the most out of your holiday shopping dollar

We’d all like to get the most out of our holiday shopping dollar and the best way to do that, says Donald Lichtenstein, a business professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, is take the time to prepare yourself by researching prices, quality and brands before you hit the stores or the Internet.

New benefit: Learn anytime, anywhere with

All CU-Boulder faculty, staff and students now have access to, an online library of high-quality instructional videos on the latest software applications, as well as creative and business skills. With more than 2,500 courses, is designed for all levels of learners and is available from any location with internet access. Start learning at


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