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In the search for global understanding, social norms are challenged, historical stereotypes are confronted and cultural barriers are broken down. Captured here in snapshots, the journey can reaffirm the learning process at hand through intercultural experiential education.  

A continuing look at a Maya village in El Salvador frozen in time by a blanket of volcanic ash 1,400 years ago shows the farming families who lived there went about their daily lives with virtually no strong-arming by the elite royalty lording over the valley.

Academy Award winner and CU-Boulder alumnus Jim Doyle (Thtr'78) shares his key to success, and invites our students to be prepared to step through doors that may open for them along their career path.


You’re a Buff wherever you are. So this Halloween, Be Aware. Be Responsible. Be Considerate.

800 CU-Boulder Intro to Engineering students lost their shoes in the name of teamwork. Each student had to give up one shoe, which ended up in a chaotic pile on the field. Then organizers gave the students 15 minutes to get every shoe back to its owner. Time ticked by on the Jumbotron. Only six students with megaphones could direct efforts and only six were allowed to access the shoes on the field at any one time. In short, the students had to create a system to sort and redistribute the shoes under a deadline. 

Read the full story: Intro to Engineering (aka COEN 1500), old-school lecture class no more

From Colorado, across the United States and around the world students made their way to Boulder. In trucks and station wagons, mini vans and sedans the class of 2019 rolled onto campus with family and friends, and celebrated their new home and the beginning of their academic journey.

A dramatic increase in the rate of earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. since 2009 is associated with fluid injection wells used in oil and gas development, says a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder and the U.S. Geological Survey. 

With visions of ski resorts, warm beaches or a staycation on the minds of many, watch this brief video for some tips on being safe whether you remain in Colorado, travel elsewhere in the country or go abroad for spring break.