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Global engagement

Music on a mission

Sometimes the big moments for a musician happen nowhere near the recital hall or the practice room. Sometimes they happen on the other side of the world, in a classroom with a young student who can’t read sheet music, and who can barely speak your language.

Classical guitarist Patrick Sutton (DMA'14) splits his time between performing and teaching students in nations without access to music education. He talks about his time spent in Afghanistan, Egypt and South Africa.

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.


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

Celebrating faculty achievement: Tenth Annual Fall Convocation

Members of the extended campus community are invited to join Fall Convocation, an annual event celebrating faculty achievements. Presentations including "A New College for a New Century: The College of Media, Communication, and Information" and "Explore Mars or Explore the Earth? CU Does Both!" begin Oct. 2 at 10 a.m., and the tenure and promotion awards ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. All events are in the Center for British and Irish Studies, 5th floor, Norlin Library.