Campus Events

CU to host eclipse-viewing event in Folsom Field

May 18, 2012


On Sunday, May 20, Coloradans will see a “bite” taken out of the sun as the moon moves across the sun causing a partial solar eclipse. The eclipse starts at 6:22 p.m. with maximum eclipse at 7:30 p.m. and the sun will set at 7:50 p.m.

Watch live this Sunday:


Boulder to celebrate Electric Vehicle Day with expo, film screening May 17 at CU

May 09, 2012

The latest in electric vehicle technology -- including cars, motorcycles, bicycles and charging systems -- will be showcased in the west parking lot of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Wolf Law Building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 17.

A screening of the documentary “Revenge of the Electric Vehicle” with a question-and-answer session will be held later that day from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 1B20 of the CU-Boulder Visual Arts Complex. Both events, including refreshments and door prizes donated by local sponsors, are free and open to the public.

Early arrival recommended for CU-Boulder commencement May 11

May 09, 2012


People attending the University of Colorado Boulder commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, at 8:30 a.m. at Folsom Field will join a projected crowd of about 20,000 and should plan to arrive early to avoid traffic congestion.

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

Guests are asked to not bring large purses or bags to the ceremony. People entering the stadium may be subject to search.

CU-Boulder commencement to honor more than 6,200 degree candidates May 11

May 04, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder will hold its spring graduation ceremony on Friday, May 11, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Folsom Field.

The ceremony will honor candidates for 6,237 degrees, including 4,830 bachelor’s degrees, 994 master’s degrees, 162 law degrees and 251 doctoral degrees for spring and summer.

The number of degree applications is the largest in the school’s history, and comes four years after the record-setting freshman class of fall 2008. That year, 5,833 freshmen enrolled, exceeding the previous record-setting class of 2006 that enrolled 5,617 freshmen.

CU-Boulder to host ‘Money Smart Week’ to help students excel financially

April 18, 2012

In an effort to help University of Colorado Boulder students make smart financial decisions about their budgets, credit, job searches, school loans and other money matters, CU-Boulder is hosting “Money Smart Week” April 23-26.

The bloom of spring

Since the late 1880s, when one of the first trees -- a Plains Cottonwood -- was planted near Old Main, the University of Colorado Boulder’s tree population has grown to more than 4,100 trees comprising more than 100 species.

Mary Sewall, wife of the university’s first president, was responsible for much of the early landscaping. She beautified the barren surroundings with large green lawns and many trees.

University of Colorado closed to unauthorized visitors, non-affiliates on April 20

April 13, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder announced today it will be open to students, faculty and staff on April 20, but closed to unauthorized non-affiliates due to the disruption caused by the 4/20 gathering. 

“The gathering disrupts teaching and research right in the heart of the campus,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. “The size of the crowd has become unmanageable, and limits our faculty, staff and students from getting to class, entering buildings and doing their basic work. It needs to end.”

CU’s Conference on World Affairs offers political dialogue ‘as it should be’

March 28, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs returns to campus for the 64th time April 9-13, with 200 events including panel discussions, performances and plenaries.

More than 100 participants from around the country and the globe will pay their own way to travel to Boulder to participate in what Roger Ebert termed “the Conference on Everything Conceivable.” All events are free and open to the public.

Students, jobs and social media

With many employers using social media and conducting Google searches as part of their employee screening process, creating a positive and professional online presence can go a long way in helping students land a job out of school.

However, simply building a professional online appearance is not the only thing students should worry about. Minimizing a negative online presence can be just as important.

Minimizing a negative online presence

Nobel laureate Adam Riess to give Gamow Memorial Lecture at CU-Boulder March 22

March 14, 2012

Johns Hopkins University Professor Adam Riess, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics for uncovering evidence that the universe is expanding, will give the 2012 George Gamow Memorial Lecture at the University of Colorado Boulder on Thursday, March 22.

Free and open to the public, the talk is titled “Supernovae and the Discovery of the Accelerating Universe.”  The talk will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Macky Auditorium and is intended for a general audience.


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