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CU graduating senior excels after emigrating from Romania as a political refugee

May 01, 2012

Boroka Bo, a 31-year-old senior sociology major, is graduating May 11 from the University of Colorado Boulder, 17 years after emigrating from the Transylvania region of Romania to the United States as a political refugee.

This spring, Bo received a prestigious Soros Fellowship, a program that awards 30 fellowships annually to naturalized citizens, green card holders or children of naturalized citizens. It provides up to $90,000 in support to students who plan to use their graduate education to contribute back to their communities.

CU’s Center for Community building earns LEED platinum rating

April 27, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Community has received a LEED platinum rating -- the highest possible designation -- from the United States Green Building Council.

LEED certification is a U.S. benchmark for sustainable building design and construction. The $84.4 million Center for Community, with 317,000 gross square feet, is about 30 percent more energy and water efficient than modern code-compliant buildings of the same size and function.

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.

Four finalists named for CU-Boulder dean of students

April 16, 2012

Four finalists have been named for the position of associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Colorado Boulder, according to Dr. Donald Misch, assistant vice chancellor for health and wellness and chair of the search committee.

“The search committee was very pleased to receive over 100 applications from professionals throughout a wide geographic distribution,” Misch said. “We found it to be a very strong pool of candidates and our four finalists all have a wealth of student affairs experience.”

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.”

Aftershock: Japan one year after the Tohoku earthquake

At 2:46 p.m. local time on March 11, 2011, the east coast of Japan was rocked by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake.

Gifts to Visual Arts Complex create a living space to honor a true friend

In 1998, Deborah Haynes interviewed with Antonette ("Toni") Rosato for a position as a professor of art and art history at CU-Boulder. Not only did Haynes land the job, she began one of the most meaningful friendships of her life.

"Sitting at breakfast that first day," Haynes says," we initiated a tradition of conversation over meals about the mundane details of our lives, but also about art, the wider world, and spiritual life."

Work and conversation brought the two women closer. So it was a shock when Rosato was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2004. 

CU-Boulder outlines series of strong measures to curtail 4/20 gathering

April 03, 2012

 

University of Colorado Boulder administrators and student government leaders today advised CU students and the general public not to attend the “4/20” marijuana smoke-out on the Boulder campus, painting a picture of heavy traffic, greatly limited parking, and strong and active enforcement of all state and local laws and CU regulations.

Social media a key tool for people entering today’s job market

April 02, 2012

Many of today’s college students use social media as their main form of communication, but getting them to use it in a professional manner can sometimes be a challenge, according to Lisa Severy, director of the University of Colorado Boulder Office of Career Services.

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, according to Severy.

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