Community & Culture

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.

CU-Boulder joins national pledge to double study abroad by 2020

March 03, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder has pledged to double the number of CU-Boulder students who participate in an international educational experience by 2020. The commitment, which will be implemented by CU-Boulder’s Study Abroad Programs office, is part of the Generation Study Abroad pledge launched today by the Institute of International Education (IIE). 

Student's theatrical performance inspired by CU class

Growing up in Afghanistan, CU-Boulder student Lima Esslam came to understand the pressure that many young women face to accept offers for arranged marriage. Now, a senior pursuing a degree in women and gender studies, she has career aspirations of working with organizations that promote women’s safety and education.

When Esslam recently returned to Afghanistan for family weddings, she became even more aware of the reality that young Afghan women often face.

Global Seminars leave lasting impressions

For participants in CU-Boulder’s Global Seminar in Tanzania the past two summers, the program is long over. Yet several of the students were so inspired by the experience, they’re still engaged with the program. They’re working to bring a safari guide they met during the program to campus this spring for the Conference on World Affairs.

Usage is up at expanded Recreation Center

Want to know what students think about the newly renovated Student Recreation Center? Look no further than numbers and tweets.

CU-Boulder student leaders to co-host 9th annual MLK celebration

On Monday, Jan. 20, hundreds of community members will pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. during the City of Lafayette’s ninth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration. Planned in conjunction with the federal holiday, the event will kick-off with a community march at noon at the southwest corner of West Waneka Parkway and South Public Road.

CU-Boulder researchers use video games to spark kids' interest in coding

In grade school classrooms across the country, students have been hard at work this semester trying to figure out how to smash a virtual frog with a virtual truck. They’re building their own video games—inspired by the 1980s classic Frogger—and there are a thousand details to work out. 

In the end, the students will have built a video game. But more important, the students will have learned how to code—whether they knew it at the time or not.

2013 CCORE Diversity Service Recognition Awards recognize SORCE, SASC

The Diversity Service Recognition annual award, sponsored by the Chancellor's Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CCORE), formerly Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs (CACMA), is given to campus units to recognize their continuing efforts to create a diverse and supportive, learning, working, and living environment, as well as their commitment to promoting an understanding of multicultural issues. 

This award was presented by CCORE members on Nov. 13, 2013 during the Diversity Summit. There were six departments nominated this year. CCORE is honored to present the award recipients for the 2013 CCORE Diversity Service Recognition Award to two units this year; the Student Outreach and Retention Center for Equity (SORCE) and to the Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

CU Police to honor 3 students with Lifesaving Awards

The campus community is invited to a ceremony that honors Daniel Kotsides, Nathaniel Pohl and Justin Rouleau on Monday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Kittredge Central Multipurpose Room

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