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CU-Boulder to host Military Student Day March 21

March 19, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder will host Military Student Day on March 21 to assist military service members interested in transitioning from military service to life as a college student.

Co-sponsored by CU-Boulder’s Office of Admissions and the Office of Veteran Services, the daylong event is aimed at supporting Colorado’s service members who are interested in pursuing college degrees, specifically those who are close to military retirement and separation, according to Michael Roberts, program manager of CU’s Veteran Services office.

Nobel laureate Adam Riess to give Gamow Memorial Lecture at CU-Boulder March 22

March 14, 2012

Johns Hopkins University Professor Adam Riess, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics for uncovering evidence that the universe is expanding, will give the 2012 George Gamow Memorial Lecture at the University of Colorado Boulder on Thursday, March 22.

Free and open to the public, the talk is titled “Supernovae and the Discovery of the Accelerating Universe.”  The talk will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Macky Auditorium and is intended for a general audience.

CU-Boulder hosts ‘Rock Your Body’ event on March 14

March 12, 2012

“I love my legs,” “I rock my freckles” and “I love my ‘ba-donk-a-donk,’ ” are just a few of the positive things that University of Colorado Boulder students have to say about their bodies in preparation for the second annual “Rock Your Body” event on March 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Memorial Center’s Glenn Miller Ballroom.

Hosted by Community Health, a division of the Wardenburg Health Center, the free event is meant to celebrate bodies of all different shapes, sizes and colors, according to Anne Schuster, professional coordinator of the Community Health program.

Offbeat math professor Edward Burger to speak at CU-Boulder March 15

March 08, 2012

If you despise math and the sight of an equation makes you physically ill, Professor Edward Burger of Baylor University and Williams College may be able to heal you during a talk at the University of Colorado Boulder on Thursday, March 15.

DiStefano announces new steps in filling key administrative posts

March 08, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano announced today new steps in filling two key administrative posts on the Boulder campus: senior vice chancellor for budget and finance and chief financial officer, and chief of staff for the Office of the Chancellor.

President Benson’s statement on the Colorado Supreme Court ruling on concealed weapons on campus

March 05, 2012

We are disappointed the Colorado Supreme Court determined that the Board of Regents does not, in this instance, have the constitutional and statutory authority to determine what policies will best promote the health and welfare of the university’s students, faculty, staff and visitors, whose safety is our top priority. The Board of Regents is in the best position to determine how we meet that imperative. We will abide by the ruling and determine how it affects our campuses.

CU-Boulder urges spring break safety for students traveling or staying put

February 27, 2012

With visions of ski resorts and warm beaches on the minds of many students, the University of Colorado Boulder is urging students to exercise caution whether they remain in Colorado, travel elsewhere in the country or go abroad for spring break.

CU-Boulder’s spring break is March 26-30.

CU-Boulder student government facilities reach carbon neutrality

February 16, 2012

The University of Colorado Student Government has reduced the net emissions of greenhouse gases, or GHGs, from its student-run facilities to zero after committing in 2007 to reach carbon neutrality.

CUSG operates three large CU-Boulder facilities including the University Memorial Center, Student Recreation Center and Wardenburg Health Center.

CU-Boulder doctoral student wins 2012 Thomas Jefferson Award

January 30, 2012

CU system news release

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