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April 16, 2014

Jordan Burns, a University of Colorado Boulder junior majoring in civil engineering, has won a prestigious Truman Scholarship, an honor that brings with it up to $30,000 for graduate study.

Burns, who is from Colorado Springs, is CU-Boulder’s ninth recipient of the scholarship and first since 2006.

 
April 16, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder’s financial education program, CU Money Sense, will host Money Smart Week 2014 on April 21-24 to help celebrate National Financial Literacy Month.

April 16, 2014

Byron Chrisman (’66), perhaps one of the University of Colorado Boulder Law School’s most unlikely success stories, attributes his success as a tax attorney and real estate developer to his experience at Colorado Law.

Now he and his wife, Carlene, have committed a $10 million bequest to endow the Byron and Carlene Chrisman Chairs in Free Enterprise at Colorado Law. When realized upon their passing, this estate gift will be the largest cash gift in the history of Colorado Law.

April 15, 2014

Regional student commercialization projects -- ranging from an advanced manufacturing technique that prevents the clogging of whey-producing machines to an unmanned aircraft that helps farmers reduce their energy and water use -- will be recognized at the CU Cleantech New Venture Challenge this week.

April 15, 2014

The Rocky Mountain Lighting Academy (RMLA) will offer a one-of-a-kind immersive educational opportunity for lighting professionals this summer at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The RMLA’s Summer Lighting Course is scheduled for June 23-27 on the CU-Boulder campus. The course will present the theory of lighting within a practical context, making it directly applicable to the needs of those working in engineering, product development and technical sales positions.

April 14, 2014

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will give a free public talk at the University of Colorado Boulder April 18 on America’s space program and the challenges and opportunities the space agency will encounter as it moves through the 21st century.

The talk, titled “NASA’s Roadmap to Tomorrow’s Missions,” will be held at CU-Boulder’s East Stadium Club on the east side of Folsom Field from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.

April 11, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder plans to break ground May 12 on several new athletics facilities and upgrades to Folsom Field after a record-breaking year of private donations.

In the past seven months, the CU Athletic Department has made significant progress on the fundraising goals and anticipates meeting that goal in the very near future. Completion of the majority of the project is expected prior to the fall 2015 football season.

The proposed facilities include:

April 11, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder today announced the hiring of Timothy Orr as producing artistic director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

Orr has been serving as interim director since February 2013 and was hired at the conclusion of a nationwide search for a permanent director.

Orr has been with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival as a performer since 2007 and joined the staff as the associate producing director in 2011. 

April 11, 2014

A record number of University of Colorado Boulder students have received a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding graduate students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

April 10, 2014

Members of the business community are invited to attend AeroSpace Ventures Day on April 17 at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The all-day event offers aerospace industry technologists, scientists and managers a chance to connect with 24 CU-Boulder faculty members and to learn about technological and scientific advances with applications ranging from human space exploration to climate and weather. Corporate recruiters and hiring managers also are invited to meet with the 140 undergraduate and graduate engineering students who have registered for the event.

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