Community & Culture

CU-Boulder to accept proposals for relocating three Grandview Terrace bungalows

July 18, 2012

 

University of Colorado Boulder Interim Vice Chancellor for Administration Jeff Lipton today announced that CU-Boulder is accepting proposals from qualified house movers and contractors to relocate three houses owned by the university in the Grandview Terrace area of the campus.

CU student investigates biochar for water treatment in developing countries

A variety of public health issues plague the refugees from Burma living on the Thai border, not the least of which is drinking water contaminated by bacteria and pesticides. Yet few low-cost, sustainable and appropriate treatment technologies are available to people in rural and developing communities to ensure water safety.

Steve Thweatt returns to CU-Boulder as executive director of Facilities Management

July 12, 2012

 

Steve Thweatt, associate vice president of planning, design and construction at Emory University, has been named executive director of Facilities Management at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Thweatt, the CU-Boulder campus architect and director of planning, design and construction from 1994 to 2007, will provide strategic leadership and administrative oversight for capital planning, design and construction, sustainability, engineering, physical plant operations, campus utilities and campus logistics. His appointment is effective as of Aug. 1.

CU-Boulder students introduce green energy curriculum in Haiti

July 02, 2012

Five University of Colorado Boulder engineering students recently returned from Haiti where they introduced a green energy vocational training program, paving the way for a new era of distributed power in the poverty-stricken, earthquake-damaged nation.

Boulder cancels fireworks show due to high fire risk

June 27, 2012

 

City of Boulder news release

Boulder city officials today announced that the annual Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast is canceled due to extremely dry conditions in and around Boulder. The fireworks show had been scheduled for Folsom Field on Wednesday, July 4.

CU Law School conference explores low-carbon energy future

June 04, 2012

 

The University of Colorado Law School on June 6-8 will host the Natural Resources Law Center’s 2012 Martz Summer Conference, “A Low-Carbon Energy Blueprint for the American West” in the Wolf Law Building.  

Former Gov. Bill Ritter, executive director of the Center for the New Energy Economy, will be the keynote speaker. Ritter’s keynote address will provide an overview of the trends and future of energy in the upcoming decades.

CU’s first LEED-certified athletic facility earns platinum rating

May 30, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder’s volleyball and basketball practice facility has received a LEED platinum rating -- the highest designation -- from the United States Green Building Council.

It is the first LEED-certified athletic facility on the CU-Boulder campus and one of only two platinum-rated athletic facilities in the Pac-12. LEED certification is a U.S. benchmark for sustainable design and construction.

CU astronaut-alumnus Scott Carpenter looks back at 50th anniversary of Aurora 7 mission

May 21, 2012

 

On May 24, 1962, University of Colorado Boulder alumnus Scott Carpenter lifted off from Earth in NASA’s Aurora 7 space capsule mounted atop a Mercury-Atlas rocket at Cape Canaveral, Fla., swiftly climbing to roughly 165 miles in altitude.

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:

 

Colorado Shakespeare Festival brings the Bard to Boulder

The works of William Shakespeare have been watched, studied — and loved — for literally centuries.

And let’s be honest: Whether they were introduced to the Bard’s work by a dry-as-dust teacher in high school, or just don’t see the plays’ relevance in the fast-moving 21st-century, there are those who aren’t quite sure about Shakespeare.

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