March 28, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Flood siren testing begins April 1, launches flood awareness season

Boulder County and the City of Boulder will begin testing the countywide emergency sirens at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 1. The test is the first of the annual season of monthly emergency siren tests, and marks the beginning of flood awareness efforts countywide.

Breaking ground: CU-Boulder environmental design students get real-world experience

In class one recent Monday, a group of CU-Boulder undergraduates in environmental design met with a city of Boulder official to review their building plans, soon to be constructed by the students at the local Admiral Burke Park. That’s when they learned of a hitch.

The student team can’t build on certain parts of the grounds—those that aren’t owned by the city, which is supporting the project.  

Spring break in Costa Rica: Business students study coffee, tourism

As droves of CU-Boulder students leave campus to relax and play during spring break, a group of business students in the B3 Residential Academic Program (RAP) at the Leeds School of Business will be studying the sustainable coffee and tourism industries in Costa Rica.

While immersed in a tropical island location of pristine rain forests and verdant mountains, 26 freshmen will be doing fieldwork for course credit.

Community Notes

Boulder from space - new Landsat images

NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have released the first images from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite, which was launched Feb. 11. 

The natural-color images show the intersection of the United States Great Plains and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and Colorado. In the images, green coniferous forests in the mountains stretch down to the brown plains with Denver and other cities strung south to north. 

Environmental justice discussion series continues April 3 with 'Green Bronx Machine' screening

Interested in environmental and international social issues? Come hear about how Steven Ritz, an activist and teacher in the South Bronx, is seeding change in the Bronx and beyond by teaching his students and the wider community how to grow food, build sustainably, participate in the green economy and transform mindsets and landscapes in the inner city. Join the Assembly for Sustainability and Equity (CU ASE) on Wednesday, April 3 from 2-3 p.m.

‘Chasing Ice’ filmmaker at Macky Auditorium April 1

Photographer and adventurer James Balog will share his stirring and beautiful glacial photography revealing changes in climate at a free event on April 1 at 7 p.m. in Macky Auditorium. Balog is the subject of the award-winning film “Chasing Ice.” He will share never-seen-before images in “A Conversation with James Balog on the Art of Chasing Ice.”

Graduate Student Appreciation Week - April 1-5

Graduate Student Appreciation Week is April 1-5 on campus. The United Government of Graduate Students, or UGGS, will host several events during the week.

Don’t be a drip! Help campus conserve water

As we move into a potentially very dry summer, the campus hopes to be aggressive in our efforts at reducing water usage.