Community & Culture

Colorado Innocence Project finds new home at Law School

Heather Gioffredi, 2L, is learning that despite numerous safeguards contained within the American criminal justice system intended to prevent the conviction of an innocent person, sometimes it still happens. After working with the Colorado Innocence Project (CIP), she still believes in a fair and honest justice system and yet realizes that there is room for improvement in the law.

Boulder to celebrate Electric Vehicle Day with expo, film screening May 17 at CU

May 09, 2012

The latest in electric vehicle technology -- including cars, motorcycles, bicycles and charging systems -- will be showcased in the west parking lot of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Wolf Law Building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 17.

A screening of the documentary “Revenge of the Electric Vehicle” with a question-and-answer session will be held later that day from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 1B20 of the CU-Boulder Visual Arts Complex. Both events, including refreshments and door prizes donated by local sponsors, are free and open to the public.

Early arrival recommended for CU-Boulder commencement May 11

May 09, 2012


People attending the University of Colorado Boulder commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, at 8:30 a.m. at Folsom Field will join a projected crowd of about 20,000 and should plan to arrive early to avoid traffic congestion.

Stadium gates will open at 7 a.m. for seating. No tickets are required for the ceremony, which will be held at Folsom Field regardless of the weather. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in abbreviated form.

Guests are asked to not bring large purses or bags to the ceremony. People entering the stadium may be subject to search.

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.


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