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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.

Gifts to Visual Arts Complex create a living space to honor a true friend

In 1998, Deborah Haynes interviewed with Antonette ("Toni") Rosato for a position as a professor of art and art history at CU-Boulder. Not only did Haynes land the job, she began one of the most meaningful friendships of her life.

"Sitting at breakfast that first day," Haynes says," we initiated a tradition of conversation over meals about the mundane details of our lives, but also about art, the wider world, and spiritual life."

Work and conversation brought the two women closer. So it was a shock when Rosato was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2004. 

CU-Boulder outlines series of strong measures to curtail 4/20 gathering

April 03, 2012


University of Colorado Boulder administrators and student government leaders today advised CU students and the general public not to attend the “4/20” marijuana smoke-out on the Boulder campus, painting a picture of heavy traffic, greatly limited parking, and strong and active enforcement of all state and local laws and CU regulations.

Social media a key tool for people entering today’s job market

April 02, 2012

Many of today’s college students use social media as their main form of communication, but getting them to use it in a professional manner can sometimes be a challenge, according to Lisa Severy, director of the University of Colorado Boulder Office of Career Services.

With many employers using social media and conducting Google searches as part of their employee screening process, creating a positive and professional online presence can go a long way in helping students land a job out of school, according to Severy.

CU’s Conference on World Affairs offers political dialogue ‘as it should be’

March 28, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs returns to campus for the 64th time April 9-13, with 200 events including panel discussions, performances and plenaries.

More than 100 participants from around the country and the globe will pay their own way to travel to Boulder to participate in what Roger Ebert termed “the Conference on Everything Conceivable.” All events are free and open to the public.

Students, jobs and social media

With many employers using social media and conducting Google searches as part of their employee screening process, creating a positive and professional online presence can go a long way in helping students land a job out of school.

However, simply building a professional online appearance is not the only thing students should worry about. Minimizing a negative online presence can be just as important.

Minimizing a negative online presence

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.


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