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New meteor shower could light up night sky May 23 - 24

When it comes to meteor showers, most people have probably heard of the Perseid, which lights up Earth’s atmosphere every August. But come late Friday night and early Saturday morning Colorado residents may get to witness the birth of a new meteor shower when the Earth passes through the orbit of a comet named LINEAR.

Lt. Governor Garcia observes CU’s ‘Literacy Squared’ bilingual model for Literacy Week

As part of Colorado Literacy Week, on Monday afternoon Lt. Governor Joe Garcia visited a highly successful program at Godsman Elementary School in Denver that promotes not only literacy, but biliteracy in Spanish and English. In partnership with the CU-Boulder’s BUENO Center for Multicultural Education, the school has fully integrated the Literacy Squared® model. As a result, Godsman has achieved impressive reading and writing gains in both Spanish and English that have outpaced the district and the state.

Five CU-Boulder students offered Fulbright awards for 2014-15

May 01, 2014

Five University of Colorado Boulder graduate students or alumni have been offered Fulbright grants to pursue teaching, research and graduate studies abroad during the 2014-15 academic year.

One doctoral student’s proposed topic of study in Thailand is the use of ultraviolet light and LED (light-emitting diode) technology to remove pathogens from reusable wastewater. Another doctoral student plans to study media practices and products in Australia that shape a particular Aboriginal identity.

When words, not math, are the secret to engineering

While civil engineering centers on the design and construction of physical environments, Jordan Burns specializes in a critical part of the discipline that isn’t often recognized—communication.

Her interest in communication stems from her identification with the people she’s working for. “I see people like myself get stressed out about how daunting engineering looks to people who want to fix problems and I want to help them,” she said.

International documentarians to screen 
films at CU-Boulder April 24 and May 5

April 17, 2014

Lucien Castaing-Taylor, a professor of anthropology at Harvard University who previously taught at CU-Boulder, will present and discuss his award-winning documentary “Leviathan” on Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in room E-50 of the Muenzinger building. 



Academy Award winner Alex Gibney will screen his 2013 documentary “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” on Monday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in room 102 of the ATLAS building. Both screenings are free and open to the public.

Be Boulder. Week April 21-25

By Sarah Martin, CUSG Freshman Council Member

We created Be Boulder. Week as an event where each day highlights the things that make CU-Boulder such an incredible university. Each day’s events are designed to be fun and interactive, and encourage students to be prideful of the excellence achieved here at CU- Boulder. 

Student attorneys experience real-world lessons at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Stepping out of the classroom and onto the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation showed second-year law student Courtney Cole a whole different side of being an attorney. Cole and 10 fellow students traveled to the South Dakota reservation in March as part of their applied training through the school’s American Indian Law Clinic.

Curtain rises on CU-Boulder’s anti-violence school tour

From Aurora to Ouray, actors with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival are visiting schools to prompt discussions of difficult topics like gossip and bullying.

Some 26 percent of high school students report that other students have told lies or spread rumors about them, according to Beverly Kingston, director of CU-Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence.

Public Achievement program empowers aspiring leaders

Two things set the University of Colorado Boulder's Public Achievement program apart from other service learning and civic engagement initiatives: mentorship and empowerment.

Simons named 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award recipient

Five members of the University of Colorado community are recipients of the 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award, among the highest honors given at CU. The Jefferson Award recognizes CU faculty, staff and students who demonstrate excellence in the performance of regular academic responsibilities while contributing outstanding service to the broader community. Peter Simons, director of the Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement (IECE) at CU-Boulder, was named as this year's staff recipient.

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