Community & Culture

Cass retires as director of Glenn Miller Archive

After a 47-year journey as steward of CU-Boulder’s Glenn Miller Archive (GMA) at the American Music Research Center, Alan Cass will retire as curator on July 1.

Paying it Forward in the Public Achievement Program

When Balkarn Singh Shahi looks back on his high school experience, one activity stands out – the University of Colorado Boulder’s Public Achievement program. As a student at Centaurus High School participating in the program, Shahi and peers responded to national public shootings by spearheading a public campaign to prevent gun violence.

Now a sophomore at CU-Boulder, Shahi could not resist the opportunity to give back to the Public Achievement program, which pairs CU-Boulder students as coaches with groups of underrepresented K-12 students seeking solutions to their identified salient social issues. Shahi has been a Public Achievement coach, and this year he served as a teaching assistant for the corresponding civic engagement course and new class of coaches.

CU-Boulder tapped by State Department to host youth English academy

CU-Boulder, one of only two universities in the country to be selected, will host a four-week pilot in July to provide English courses, college preparatory content and cross-cultural activities to 15- to 17-year-olds primarily from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. 

Astronomy Day celebrates the wonder of the universe

If you’ve ever gazed into the night sky and wondered at the magnitude of the universe, you have an opportunity for a closer look of the cosmos during Astronomy Day being held this Saturday at CU-Boulder. Since 2002, Fiske Planetarium and Sommers-Bausch Observatory, located on the campus, have opened their doors to the public for a free Astronomy Day celebration. 

CU Engage: Conversations on Ethical and Equitable Community Engagement

Join CU Engage on April 23, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in UMC 415-417 for Conversations on Ethical and Equitable Community Engagement. Beth Osnes, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance who has extensive experience collaborating with community groups, will share the story of her path in coming to understand best practices for ethical and equitable community engagement.

Faculty in Focus No. 12: The Dialogist

Boulder native Karen Ramirez developed a passion for the American West during a teaching assignment in the Far East. While teaching high school English in Japan and being immersed in Japanese culture for a year, Ramirez became intrigued with the difference between the ideal of the Western American culture of individualism, self reliance and mobility in contrast to Japanese culture’s strong ideal of communalism and interdependence.

CU-Boulder University Libraries to host exhibit and events on 100th anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park

February 27, 2015

University Libraries at the University of Colorado Boulder is hosting an exhibit and multiple events to honor the 100th anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library is featuring a new exhibit, “Expressions of Rocky Mountain National Park: A Centennial Celebration,” featuring a selection of art, maps, and companion writings and objects showcasing the park’s natural wonders and 100-year history. It will be on display through Aug. 13.

Student's vision becomes a 'Global Student Initiative'

When Leslie Dong was 13 years old she traveled to China with her mother and siblings where they spent three years immersed in Chinese culture and learned to speak both Mandarin and Cantonese.

Student life: Literary Buffs

Literary Buffs, a new student group on campus that aims to connect undergraduates of all disciplines who share an interest in poetry, fiction, music and art, will host its first annual Literature and Arts Festival on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 3-6 p.m.

Women's Resource Center invites CU community to open house Dec. 9

The University of Colorado Boulder Women's Resource Center (WRC) will host a campus Winter Relaxation open house on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in UMC 415-417. Come learn more about the center and the resources it offers.


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