Learning & Teaching

First CU Engage research project examines campus experience for students of color

Rather than just absorbing research by others, a group of CU-Boulder undergraduates embarked on their own research-based inquiry into what motivates students of color to fully participate in campus activities – or to hold back.

'A Queer Endeavor' and educators cultivate inclusive and affirming schools and classrooms

How do we cultivate safe, affirming schools for LGBTQ students? Since creating the crowdfunding-supported Breaking the Silence film and supplementary practice-focused videos, Bethy Leonardi, PhD and Sara Staley, PhD have been engaging deeply to support educators and to transform our schools.

BTU Lab unleashes innovation

When you get a diverse group of students in a room and give them access to all kinds of cool stuff, like 3-D printers, laser cutters, a watercolor robot, sewing machine and performance space, amazing things can happen, entrepreneurial ideas can hatch, barriers can be broken. At least this is the notion behind the ATLAS Institute's “hacker space,” which is part of its BTU Lab.

2015 Distinguished Research Lecturer recipients named

The Offices of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Dean of the Graduate School are pleased to extend congratulations to the three winners of the 2015 Distinguished Research Lecturer. The Lectureship is among the highest honors bestowed by the faculty on a fellow faculty member at CU-Boulder. This year's winners are Zoya Popovic from the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Diane McKnight from the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and Douglas Seals from the Department of Integrative Physiology.

Noah Finkelstein

Finkelstein named CU’s first Timmerhaus Teaching Ambassador

March 04, 2015

Inspired by the past and building toward the future, a new outreach program at the University of Colorado is tapping educators to promote discussion of teaching and learning in schools and communities across the state. Receiving the honor of being named the inaugural Timmerhaus Teaching Ambassador is Noah Finkelstein, Ph.D., President’s Teaching Scholar and professor of physics at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Faculty in Focus No. 10: The business strategist

Sharon Matusik likes solving problems. Curiosity about how businesses succeed fuels her passion for understanding entrepreneurship and innovation in the context of social systems. Why does one company embrace change and thrive while another company stagnates and fails?

Art student wrings every opportunity out of scholarships

In 2017, Jade Gutierrez will graduate from CU-Boulder with two undergraduate degrees, plus a master’s degree. Quite an accomplishment considering that without the support of scholarships, she might not have been able to attend college at all.

Faculty in Focus No. 9: The research librarian

Although Jennifer Knievel had planned to be a writer, her love of libraries led her down an unexpected career path. Today, Knievel is director of arts and humanities at CU-Boulder’s Norlin Library.

Holy literature, Batman! Superheroes go to college!

Comics and graphic novels are usually thought of as purely entertainment, but at CU-Boulder they also make for a rich and nuanced literature course.

Faculty in Focus No. 8: The environmental journalist

Theft, assault, sabotage and a suspicious death—it's not a description you’d expect to hear about Mt. Everest. It certainly wasn’t what Michael Kodas had imagined when he went there as part of an expedition to write about a husband and wife who had climbed the world’s highest peak 15 times.


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