Learning & Teaching

CU's Williams Village North earns platinum rating in LEED certification

December 01, 2011

Williams Village North, the University of Colorado Boulder's newest residence hall, has received a LEED platinum rating from the United States Green Building Council. The 500-bed residence hall is the first of its size in the nation to rank platinum -- the highest possible designation.

CU students to demonstrate engineering and sustainability projects at three events

November 30, 2011

University of Colorado Boulder students will demonstrate innovative ideas and projects ranging from a safer climbing helmet to robot butlers at three expos over the next week. All of the events are free and open to the public.

Two CU-Boulder professors named 2011-12 Fulbright Scholars

November 17, 2011

Two University of Colorado Boulder professors are conducting research in Finland and the United Kingdom as Fulbright Scholars for the 2011-12 academic year.

CU-Boulder provides 'green' jobs training in growing field of sustainability

November 09, 2011

The Sustainable Practices Program at the University of Colorado Boulder offers individual courses and a sustainability management certificate to help workers and job seekers meet the growing need for green knowledge and credentials in the workplace.

Journalism students create award-winning video series

A group of current and recently graduated CU-Boulder journalism students won a Heartland Emmy award in July for a video they created while working on the CU Science Update video series.

Alumni Jenna Browder, Eric Duggan, Sabina Hadzic, Sara Handing, Amanda Yourick and senior in broadcast production and film studies Greg O’Brien produced the winning episode, called “Pluto—The Un-Planet,” under the direction of journalism instructor Paul Daughtery last fall. The work was part of an advanced-level video editing course.

Forever Buffs program connects CU-Boulder alumni

When senior Christie Sounart graduates this spring with a journalism degree, she’s going to have a competitive edge over the thousands of other college graduates looking for jobs across the nation.

She has a strong Buff network of more than 240,000 alumni to tap into for professional networking, job or internship opportunities and relocation tips. And to help students like Sounart transition from college to careers, the CU-Boulder Alumni Association is building unprecedented new bridges between students and alumni, thanks to the launch of its new Forever Buffs program.

Unreasonable Institute prepares future entrepreneurs to change the world

Improve the lives of a million people. Is that too ambitious? Create a way for people around the world to EACH improve the lives of a million people. Now that’s just unreasonable, right? That’s exactly how these social entrepreneurs from CU-Boulder like it.

Helping K-12 students explore the art of storytelling

Associate Professor William McGinley is no stranger to innovative outreach projects that significantly impact communities, K-12 students and teachers. His latest project, Tell Your Story: Composing a Life, integrates storytelling, creative writing and visual arts in teaching a diverse group of middle school students to memorialize important life experiences.

“The telling of our own life story is the one creative work of art in which we are all engaged,” McGinley said. “This program provides young people with art-based opportunities to imagine and tell their stories.”

Engineering students help to improve quality of life in developing communities

Fourteen graduate students from the Engineering for Developing Communities program at CU-Boulder traveled abroad this past summer to gain field experience in community development.

The students partnered with nonprofit organizations, private companies and universities for 4- to 12-week practicum experiences in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia, Uganda, Nepal and China.

Next-generation Wi-Fi service available on campus buses

CU-Boulder researchers are helping develop the next generation of the Internet—a more mobile version—and the campus’ Office of Information Technology is using this new technology to provide mobile wireless Internet service on campus buses.

The university recently used the WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) wireless protocol to extend its wireless network to the campus buses running between the main Boulder campus and student residence halls at Williams Village, located about a mile to the east.

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