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Keeping history safe: visiting Kurdish delegation receives secret police documents from human rights archive

"...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.

Graduate Education

CU-Boulder's graduate programs consistently ranked among the nation's best

Six CU-Boulder graduate programs were ranked in the top 10 nationally in the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools.

Dead Dinosaurs and Nuclear Wars: 105th Distinguished Research Lecture

The 105th Distinguished Research Lecture will be presented on Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Cristol Chemistry 140 auditorium. The Distinguished Research Lectureship is the highest honor bestowed upon a faculty member by the Graduate School. Its purpose is to honor and recognize an entire body of creative work and research.

This year’s recipient of the award, Dr. Owen Brian Toon, will present “Dead Dinosaurs and Nuclear Wars.” Dr. Toon was awarded the American Physical Society’s 1985 Leo Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest for his work on nuclear winter. He studies radiative transfer, aerosol and cloud physics, atmospheric chemistry and parallels between the Earth and planets.

Homecoming

Adventure film maker and CU Alum Michael Brown to speak at free student luncheon Nov. 2

Michael Brown, one of the world’s most accomplished adventure filmmakers and a CU-Boulder alumnus, will share his story during his talk “Beyond the Summit” at the Back to Boulder Luncheon. The luncheon, to be held Friday, Nov. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom, is free for all CU-Boulder students.

Learning & Teaching

Faculty in Focus No. 2: The classicist

Christian Kopff, associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, is committed to teaching the importance of the ancient world and its impact on modern society. Kopff teaches Honors Program courses on the ancient world, including Greek, Latin and Hebrew, and studies the texts and traditions that emerged in the ancient world and which remain influential today.

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