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May 10, 2007

Because of events at Boulder High School on Thursday, the University of Colorado at Boulder will provide extra security measures at commencement ceremonies on Friday, including the main commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in Folsom Stadium.

As a matter of media policy, the university does not discuss the specifics of its security measures. However, guests are asked not to bring large purses or bags to the ceremony, and people entering the stadium may be subject to search.

May 10, 2007

All buildings at the University of Colorado at Boulder were open by about noon today following an alert Thursday morning that resulted in the temporary closing of 19 campus buildings following a report of suspicious persons at Boulder High School.

May 9, 2007

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter will deliver the keynote commencement address for the University of Colorado Law School on Friday, May 11, at_11:30 a.m. to 165 law school graduates.

The class of 2007 is the first to graduate since the opening of the new Wolf Law Building.

Commencement ceremonies will be held in Macky Auditorium on the CU-Boulder campus. Doors to Macky will open at 10:45 a.m. for family and friends.

Gov. Ritter is a 1981 graduate of the law school. This is the governor's first commencement address since taking office in January.

May 9, 2007

People attending the University of Colorado at Boulder commencement ceremony May 11 at 8:30 a.m. in Folsom Stadium will join a crowd of about 20,000 and should plan an early arrival.

Stadium gates will open at 7 a.m. for seating. No tickets are required for the ceremony, which will be held in Folsom Stadium regardless of the weather.

The access road called Stadium Drive, north of the Dal Ward Athletic Center, will be closed to all traffic between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on May 11 for the graduation procession.

May 9, 2007

More than 1,200 elementary school students from the Boulder area will participate in an annual festival at the University of Colorado at Boulder aimed at teaching them where drinking water comes from and how to protect and conserve the valuable natural resource.

The 15th annual "Operation: Water Festival" will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 16 at the University Memorial Center on the CU-Boulder campus.

May 8, 2007

Three years after a head injury nearly left her paralyzed, University of Colorado at Boulder senior Alexis St. Jean will graduate on Friday, May 11, with a bachelor's degree in environmental design-design studies.

May 8, 2007

Three years after a head injury nearly left her paralyzed, University of Colorado at Boulder senior Alexis St. Jean will graduate on Friday, May 11, with a bachelor's degree in environmental design-design studies.

When St. Jean came to Colorado from Georgia to start college at CU-Boulder in 2001, she took full advantage of the outdoor activities in Colorado, including snowboarding.

May 8, 2007

Highlighting the best teachers at the University of Colorado at Boulder, students have selected four faculty members to receive the 2007 Teaching Recognition Awards.

The recipients are senior instructors Sally Elliot, Janet DeGrazia, Brett King and Ray MacFee.

Every spring since 1962 students have voted for outstanding teachers in the only CU-Boulder faculty awards program chosen and administered by undergraduate students. The program is conducted by the Herd, the student arm of the CU-Boulder Alumni Association, and is based on student nominations and online voting.

May 8, 2007

For 30 years University of Colorado at Boulder professors have introduced Colorado children to the exciting world of science as CU Wizards by imploding 55-gallon drums, popping balloons with lasers and cooking eggs without heat.

On Saturday, May 19, CU-Boulder will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the program following the scheduled CU Wizards show "Waves That Changed the World" at 9:30 a.m. in Duane Physics room G1B30.

May 7, 2007

Sixteen renewable energy and sustainability research projects involving faculty and students at the University of Colorado at Boulder and scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have been selected for funding beginning this summer.

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