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CU Athletics records highest-ever APR scores

The University of Colorado Academic Progress Rate (APR) report based on information for the four year period between 2009-10 and 2012-13 was released by the NCAA Wednesday with those of all other Division I schools, with CU reporting record news for all 16 of its intercollegiate athletic programs in that time frame.

For the fourth consecutive year, the APR results are the highest in school history since the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program was introduced in 2003. To read the entire article, visit www.cubuffs.com.

Chancellor's Corner: Spring 2014 Commencement address

Graduates, congratulations! Your hard work has brought you to this day. The University Seal you will soon see embossed on your diploma depicts a torch in the hands of youth with a Greek inscription that reads: "Let Your Light Shine!"

This year, you really let your light shine and it glowed brightly.

Chancellor’s Corner: Improving our digital technology accessibility

Today, I am writing to update you that we received an inquiry from the U.S. Department of Justice requesting information about CU-Boulder’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. As the state’s flagship campus, and as the higher education institution enrolling the highest number of students with visual impairments in the state of Colorado, we are fully committed to complying with ADA and providing appropriate resources to our students, faculty and staff with disabilities.

From VCA Thweatt: Summer construction on campus

It’s nearly summertime and that means... campus construction! While it’s true that construction brings some disruption, I’m happy to report that Facilities Management is gearing up to make our campus even more functional, beautiful, and sustainable than it already is. By squeezing projects in over the summer break, we’re able to minimize impacts during the rest of the year when the campus is even busier.

From comedy to student government, student hesitantly says goodbye

Lauren E. Cross graduates May 9 from CU-Boulder with a degree in political science and minor in economics, leaving her legacy with CU Student Government and the campus comedy improv group, Left Right Tim. A Colorado native, Cross sees herself sticking around Boulder for a little while before venturing to a place that offers a scene for politics as well as comedy.

Campus community invited to participate in campus climate discussions

Over the last academic year CU Student Government (CUSG), the Boulder Faculty Assembly (BFA), and the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) in the Provost’s office have been working collaboratively to develop strategies to address campus climate issues. 

We are announcing the co-hosting of a series of structured discussions where students, faculty, staff and administrators can exchange ideas on the many aspects of campus climate including topics such as classroom expectations and responsibilities, the principles guiding civil discourse among and between students, staff and faculty, and how we can respect, support and celebrate all identities in and out of the classroom. 

Chancellor DiStefano honored for 40 years of service to CU-Boulder

More than 150 attendees gathered on Tuesday morning to honor staff who have given decades of service to the University of Colorado Boulder. The 38th Annual Years of Service banquet provided the perfect opportunity for a surprise celebration of Chancellor DiStefano’s 40 years on the Boulder campus.

Surviving cancer gives CU student new perspective on life

All CU-Boulder students set goals for themselves, like studying abroad, gaining research experience or landing the right internship. For Matthew Cirac, a 23-year-old graduating senior, the main goal he sought to accomplish was to finish school – after fighting stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer his junior year.

Award-winning student video seeks to inspire would-be scientists

University of Colorado Boulder graduate student Emi Tokuda is trying to find effective ways to battle melanoma, a notoriously drug-resistant disease that is responsible for 75 percent of all skin cancer-related deaths. She is the subject of one of a slew of videos recently produced for LabTV, and filmed by Emilie Johnson, a graduate student in journalism at CU-Boulder. The video was recently named a Finalist Award Winner by LabTV at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Graduating student to use computer science to help solve community issues

Layne Jackson Hubbard, a CU-Boulder senior studying computer science and neuroscience, has a passion for solving problems and helping people -- not just individuals, but entire populations of people.

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