Community & Culture

Regents vote to expand anti-discrimination policy

Protection for diverse expression of political philosophy, as well as gender identity and gender expression, now are included in the CU Board of Regents’ anti-discrimination policy.

At its Tuesday meeting at the University Memorial Center on the CU-Boulder campus, the board voted unanimously for the changes to the Laws of the Regents, Article 10, and Regent Policy 1.C.2.

Student athletes serve flood-weary community with a hot meal

On Saturday afternoon, Folsom Field was quiet. But high above the empty grass, in the stadium’s club level, hundreds of flood-weary families gathered for a meal served by CU-Boulder’s student athletes.

CU-Boulder to welcome students with convocation, music fest and more

August 15, 2013

Dozens of activities await new students at the University of Colorado Boulder starting Aug. 22, including a welcome convocation, a Folsom Field pep rally and a “Global Jam” international food and music fest.

The free events give new students a chance to get acquainted with each other, the campus and surrounding community before classes start on Aug. 26. The activities are scheduled in addition to orientation sessions that cover the details of class registration, policies and student services at each college.

CU raises $258.8 million in 2012-13, a record for private support

July 22, 2013

Donors gave a record $258.8 million to the University of Colorado system during the past fiscal year. Nearly 2,500 programs were supported by nearly 50,000 individuals, with about half these funds, or $128.8 million, donated through the University of Colorado Foundation. Approximately $130 million in private support was given directly to the university and the CU Real Estate Foundation. The total raised exceeds the previous record set in 2012 by 13 percent.

Rick George eager to embrace changes at CU-Boulder

Things have changed at CU. What Rick George steps into in 2013, both locally and nationally, bears little resemblance to what he left when he waved so-long to college athletics in 1998. Since then, he’s remained in sports but in different positions at different levels – a factor that played well to the CU search committee.

“I’ve been in sports all my life and never done anything else . . . I don’t want to do anything else,” George told athletic department staffers about an hour before his introductory press conference in the Byron White Club Room at Folsom Field.

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"This project is not just about food"

The landscape of Denver’s Westwood neighborhood is changing. Squash, tomatoes, chiles, spinach and melons are sprouting up in backyards. Family members are tending to their gardens and harvesting their own fresh food. And community members are working side-by-side to help transform their neighborhood from its designation as a “food desert”—the United States Department of Agriculture’s term to classify densely populated, low-income areas that lack easy access to healthy food—to a model of urban sustainability.

2013 Colorado Shakespeare Festival opens this weekend

A Midsummer Night's Dream kicks off the 2013 Colorado Shakespeare Festival season, with a preview performance on Friday, June 7 and opening night on Saturday, June 8. Dream a little dream of love and laughter as Shakespeare's most beloved comedy casts its spell on the enchanting Mary Rippon stage.

CU-Boulder helps tap crowds to digitize museum records of bugs and plants

Inside the natural history museums of the world are billions of animal and plant specimens from birds, fish and beetles to flowers, mushrooms and grasses, all stacked, stored and preserved in jars and collection drawers.

The rich and diverse collections could be critical to understanding how the Earth’s biodiversity is changing in the face of a growing human footprint — if only the information were easily accessible.

Bardfest 2013 offers both tradition and twists

The 56th annual season of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival will feature a classic lineup — a comedy, a tragedy, a history — alongside a hilarious Shakespeare sendup and a return engagement of an Off-Broadway hit.

But if anything, expect the unexpected, as two veterans and two of CSF’s favorite comic actors take the helm and offer their own visions, from the exotic to the traditional.

Learn more about the Class of 2013: an in-depth series

The University of Colorado Boulder held its spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, at Folsom Field. The ceremony honored candidates for 6,084 degrees, including 4,687 bachelor’s degrees, 903 master’s degrees, 171 law degrees and 494 doctoral degrees. Read more about the Class of 2013 >>

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