Community & Culture

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.

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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.

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.


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