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Fundraising leaders fund $2 million jazz studies endowment

Jeannie and Jack Thompson have made an unprecedented commitment to the Jazz Studies program at the University of Colorado Boulder -- building $1.6 million in combined gifts to trigger a new $2 million program endowment.

To honor and recognize this transformational gift, the program will be renamed the Thompson Jazz Studies Program, as announced at yesterday’s annual Spring Swing big band concert. It is CU-Boulder’s first named program.

‘Part art and part magic’

It took at least 1,000 hours of work but the result is stunning.

During the 2011-12 academic year, engineering students in Andrews Hall started an extracurricular project to build a “grand orrery,” a mechanical planetary system that illustrates the relative positions and motions of both the inner and outer planets.

CU-Boulder ranked No. 4 nationally for Peace Corps volunteers

February 05, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder is ranked No. 4 in the nation for graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers with 93 alumni currently serving around the world, the Peace Corps announced today.

Since 2004, CU-Boulder has held a position in the top four among institutions of similar size. CU-Boulder is the fifth highest volunteer-producing university of all time with 2,353 undergraduate alumni having served in the program since it was established in 1961.

Like father, like son: second generation international English student chooses CU-Boulder

It’s a brisk January day on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, but Yousef Husain enjoys the chill in the air. He is a Kuwait native looking forward to a change in climate and a change in academic opportunities as a new student in CU-Boulder’s International English Center (IEC).

Ira Wolff Photographic History Collection expands Libraries' photographic holdings

With 14,000 original photographs and publications largely from the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, the recently acquired Ira Wolff Photographic History Collection offers a major scholarly resource for the study of the history of photography.

Winter commencement ceremony to be held Dec. 21

CU-Boulder will hold its winter commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 21, at 9:30 a.m. in the Coors Events Center on campus. The ceremony will honor candidates for 2,074 degrees, including 1,560 bachelor’s degrees, 384 master’s degrees, six law degrees and 124 doctoral degrees.

Congress works better than many think, new research shows

Self-manufactured crises -- like the looming "fiscal cliff" -- may help Congress get work done, according to a new book co-authored by Professor Scott Adler.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas to speak at CU Dec. 11

Jose Antonio Vargas- a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, founder of Define American, and an undocumented immigrant- will speak in the University Memorial Center Glenn Miller Ballroom on Tuesday, Dec. 11.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are free for students and community members.  

Nutrition course serves up fun, food facts

Low carbs, no carbs, good fats, bad fats – with so many conflicting messages in the media, it’s easy to get confused about what makes a healthy, balanced meal.

Buffoons celebrate 50 years of singing

Current and former members of CU-Boulder’s oldest collegiate a cappella singing group reunited during Homecoming weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Buffoons.

Inspired by the prestigious Yale Whiffenpoofs, the Buffoons was launched in 1962. In the years since, 12-16 CU male undergraduates in the Buffoons have performed a varied repertoire, including many genres from R&B to soul and from rock to pop with instances of vocal percussion or “beatboxing.”

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