October 2, 2012 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

A geography major finds her way

Excited as she was about being at CU-Boulder, Melanie Ferraro’s freshman year got off to a rocky start.

Ferraro was eventually able to find her footing, however, in a class she was required to take as a Norlin Scholarship recipient, called Constructions of Knowledge. It wasn’t the class itself that led to her transformation from scared and unhappy to confident and successful. It was the connections and friendships she made with the other students.

CU-Boulder-led team to study effects of natural gas development

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $12 million grant to a CU-Boulder-led team to explore ways to maximize the benefits of natural gas development while minimizing negative impacts on ecosystems and communities.

CU’s biotechnology building earns LEED platinum rating

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology building has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, platinum rating -- the highest possible evaluation -- from the United States Green Building C

Community Notes

Student groups can apply for office space in the UMC!

Student Groups - now's your chance to get office space in the UMC! Apply by noon, Oct. 12th. A real office as your central location will help you organize and grow membership.

Boulder ranked No. 3 best small city for college students

For the 2012-2013 school year, Boulder placed #3 in the ranking of the best small cities in the country for college students in an index released by the American Institute for Economic Research.

Car on I-25 near Broadway

I-25 to close Wednesday evening for Presidential Debate


On the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 3, Interstate 25 will be completely closed in both directions from the Santa Fe Drive (US 85) interchange to the Hampden Avenue (US 285) interchange for the 2012 presidential debate at the University of Denver. Although all closures, dates and times are subject to change, it is anticipated that the six-mile portion of I-25 will be closed from approximately 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Federal authorities requested the closure to help ensure safety during the presidential debate.

A photo of the Capitol Steps in concert

CU Presents: Capitol Steps! CU discounts available

Thursday Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Macky Auditorium | They put the MOCK in Democracy! A hilarious, satirical spin on modern politics, the Capitol Steps use music to shine light on many issues that paint the American political landscape. If you're tired of reading the same old dreary headlines, come hear them in a song for a change of pace.

Oct. 8 at 7pm, Catholic troublemaking in U.S. Politics

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