Community & Culture

Explaining the link between climate change and pine bark beetles

“On one hand, I’m gonna tell you, ‘This is no big deal, bark beetles have been around for 35 million years, conifers have been around for a lot longer than that, and bark beetles have been killing conifers for 35 million years. There have been epidemics every 30 to 70 years. This is no big deal.’

“Then, on the other hand, I’m gonna tell you, ‘Holy smokes guys, this has never been seen before. Yes, it’s an epidemic, yes, epidemics are natural, but never has there been an epidemic like this as far as biologists have been able to look into the past.”

CU-Boulder home to nationally renowned Shakespeare

Since the opening season more than 50 years ago, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) has grown to be more than a summertime Boulder tradition—it has become a nationally recognized Shakespeare festival.

Begun in 1958 with productions of Julius Caesar, Hamlet and the Taming of the Shrew, CSF has played a prominent role in the life of the campus and the Boulder area, serving as a gathering place for theatre lovers.

Architecture student turns scholarships into community impact

Shane Baldauf, an architecture and environmental design major at CU-Boulder who is dedicated to “green” and affordable housing, has been awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship.

“Not only is ‘green’ construction good for the environment, but homes that perform more efficiently benefit the occupants too,” said Baldauf. “If you think about it, the people who most need affordable housing are also the ones who need the lowest utility bills, and we’re working to provide that situation through Habitat for Humanity houses.”

Art professor merges dreams, ideas in her work

Whether subtle and serious or bursting with color and whimsy, Melanie Yazzie’s art reveals self discoveries, loves, and struggles.

While Yazzie’s art is rooted in the culture of her Diné (Navajo) background and memories of a childhood spent on a reservation in Arizona, it also incorporates elements of her travels, nature, and personal health issues that add texture and depth to her work. Her goal is to create accessible art that moves people beyond the initial beauty of the prints and ceramics and into the story behind the pieces.

Colorado's official veterans memorial at CU-Boulder to honor fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan

November 07, 2011

The University Memorial Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado's official memorial to veterans, will host a Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. This year, the annual ceremony will include the dedication of plaques honoring the fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan. The ceremony is open to the public.

CU community prepares for Nov. 4 football game vs. University of Southern California

November 02, 2011

The University of Colorado Buffaloes will play the University of Southern California Trojans on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at Folsom Field. Folsom Field will open at 5:30 p.m. for the first-ever Friday night game, which will be televised nationally on ESPN and ESPN 3D.

Science Director, U.S. Department of Energy, to Speak on Science for Energy at CU-Boulder

November 01, 2011

From the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute

William F. Brinkman, Director of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, will make a public address, "Science for Energy," on Tuesday, Nov.1.

CU Homecoming events set to begin Oct. 21

October 18, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder's 2011 Homecoming launches on Friday, Oct. 21, with the theme "Celebrating CU Through the Decades."

CU expands mental health services with interactive online screenings

October 06, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder next week will become the first campus in the state to offer the Interactive Screening Program, allowing students to screen their mental health online and anonymously with support from a counselor.

New time capsule to be placed at CU's Macky Auditorium Oct. 11

October 04, 2011

A year after Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano revealed the contents of the 1910 Macky Auditorium time capsule, the contents of a new memo to posterity are being finalized.

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