June 4, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Leeds students provide financial literacy to middle-schoolers

A financial literacy course, built from scratch and led by students from the Leeds School of Business last semester, had middle-schoolers not only learning about basic concepts like budgeting and debt, but also collaborating on the investment of a $25k stock portfolio.

Diet likely changed game for some hominids 3.5 million years ago, says CU-Boulder study

A new look at the diets of ancient African hominids shows a “game changer” occurred about 3.5 million years ago when some members added grasses or sedges to their menus, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Community Notes

City of Boulder News

Police investigating burglary; looking for three male suspects

Boulder police are investigating a burglary which took place in the 1500 block of 11th St. around 2:05 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013. Several roommates told police the suspects are three black males who had been invited to share cigarettes with one of the roommates, who was socializing with several friends on the home’s front patio. The roommate saw the males walking on the street smoking cigarettes, and invited them onto the patio. The males appeared to have left when the friends went inside.

CU-Boulder graduates ranked 10th in the nation for service in high-need schools

University of Colorado Boulder students have a strong desire to give back. This year CU-Boulder ranked among the top 10 feeder schools for City Year’s 2013-2014 corps, with 16 graduates joining City Year -- a national organization that unites young people for a year of service in 247 high-need schools across the country.

Colorado Law Ranks 8th in state and local clerkships in U.S. News Best Law Schools report

With the class of 2011, Colorado Law continued its strong tradition of placing graduates into judicial clerkships, ranking 8th in state and local clerkships in the newly released U.S. News & World Report Best Law Schools Report. Including judicial fellows, 38 members of the class of 2011 went into post-graduate clerkships.

Chancellor DiStefano

May 2013 edition of Chancellor DiStefano's newsletter now available

Read the May 2013 edition of CU-Boulder in the News on the Chancellor's website. This month he discusses our spring 2013 graduates, new proposals for academic and fundraising restructuring, and CU-Boulder research successes.

Research participants wanted for paid study on personal values & medical care

Researchers from the Social and Affective Neuroscience lab at CU-Boulder are seeking healthy individuals age 18-55 for a study on the psychological and physiological mechanisms underlying how one's personal values affect their medical care experience. Participants will earn between $30-$40.