Community & Culture

CU-Boulder tapped by State Department to host youth English academy

CU-Boulder, one of only two universities in the country to be selected, will host a four-week pilot in July to provide English courses, college preparatory content and cross-cultural activities to 15- to 17-year-olds primarily from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. 

Astronomy Day celebrates the wonder of the universe

If you’ve ever gazed into the night sky and wondered at the magnitude of the universe, you have an opportunity for a closer look of the cosmos during Astronomy Day being held this Saturday at CU-Boulder. Since 2002, Fiske Planetarium and Sommers-Bausch Observatory, located on the campus, have opened their doors to the public for a free Astronomy Day celebration. 

CU Engage: Conversations on Ethical and Equitable Community Engagement

Join CU Engage on April 23, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in UMC 415-417 for Conversations on Ethical and Equitable Community Engagement. Beth Osnes, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance who has extensive experience collaborating with community groups, will share the story of her path in coming to understand best practices for ethical and equitable community engagement.

Faculty in Focus No. 12: The Dialogist

Boulder native Karen Ramirez developed a passion for the American West during a teaching assignment in the Far East. While teaching high school English in Japan and being immersed in Japanese culture for a year, Ramirez became intrigued with the difference between the ideal of the Western American culture of individualism, self reliance and mobility in contrast to Japanese culture’s strong ideal of communalism and interdependence.

CU-Boulder University Libraries to host exhibit and events on 100th anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park

February 27, 2015

University Libraries at the University of Colorado Boulder is hosting an exhibit and multiple events to honor the 100th anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library is featuring a new exhibit, “Expressions of Rocky Mountain National Park: A Centennial Celebration,” featuring a selection of art, maps, and companion writings and objects showcasing the park’s natural wonders and 100-year history. It will be on display through Aug. 13.

Student's vision becomes a 'Global Student Initiative'

When Leslie Dong was 13 years old she traveled to China with her mother and siblings where they spent three years immersed in Chinese culture and learned to speak both Mandarin and Cantonese.

Student life: Literary Buffs

Literary Buffs, a new student group on campus that aims to connect undergraduates of all disciplines who share an interest in poetry, fiction, music and art, will host its first annual Literature and Arts Festival on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 3-6 p.m.

Women's Resource Center invites CU community to open house Dec. 9

The University of Colorado Boulder Women's Resource Center (WRC) will host a campus Winter Relaxation open house on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in UMC 415-417. Come learn more about the center and the resources it offers.

Chancellor’s Corner: Congratulations to the 2014 Chancellor’s Employee of the Year recipients

The annual Chancellor’s Employee of the Year Awards are presented to University of Colorado Boulder staff as recognition and appreciation for exceptional job performance and distinguished contributions to the campus community. I am pleased to announce the 2014 recipients.

Dynamic (Organic) Duo

Walking through a flood-ravaged stretch of Three Leaf Farm on the banks of Coal Creek in Lafayette, Colo., Sara Martinelli (Anth’92) surveys her surroundings with awe rather than frustration. It’s early summer. One horse pasture remains unusable, transformed into a marshy bog by the creek’s new course. Hay bales and splintered logs hang in downed cottonwoods. Some walking paths are still buried under flood debris.

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