Community & Culture

Williams Village earns local green building award

When students begin unpacking their bags in Williams Village North later this month, they’ll be settling in to what could be the “greenest” place they’ve ever called home. The residence hall recently earned the distinction of “Best Green Multi-Residential Building” at the first annual Boulder Valley Green Building Awards.

CU-Boulder chancellor names technology transfer attorney Catherine Shea as chief of staff

August 07, 2012


University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano today named Catherine Shea as his next chief of staff, effective Aug. 20.

Shea currently serves as senior associate counsel for technology transfer and research compliance for the University of Colorado system.

President Obama’s April CU-Boulder visit cost just under $110,000

July 31, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder today released figures on the visit of President Barack Obama to campus on April 24 that showed the visit cost just under $110,000.

Funding for the visit will come from existing insurance rebates to the university, and will not result in any tuition or fee increase to students or reductions in campus budgets.

CU Opera performs Brundibar at Colorado Music Festival

CU Opera provided student vocalists for the lead roles in the Colorado Music Festival’s presentation of Hans Krasa’s “Brundibar," June 28-29.

From the Leeds School to the London 2012 Olympic Games

The opening ceremony of the Olympics—with the parade of nations and athletes and the lighting of the Olympic flame—reminds Jordan Valutas, 2007 alumna of the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business, why she works so hard as client services manager at CoSport, a leading provider of consumer hospitality packages and individual event tickets to the Olympic Games. 

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.


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