Learning & Teaching

CU's newest residence hall showcases sustainable design

August 15, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder's newest residence hall, Williams Village North, is welcoming students this week for the first time, many of whom will be learning about the building's sustainable design through two new Residential Academic Programs, or RAPs, that are housed in the residence hall.

Boulder Fire Department and CU-Boulder hold fire training for CU resident advisers

August 09, 2011

On Thursday, Aug. 11, the Boulder Fire Department will teach 213 resident advisers and other staff from the University of Colorado Boulder about fire safety. The goal of the training is for Resident Advising staff to learn how to teach freshmen students about fire safety and how to lead effectively during emergencies.

CU Goldwater Scholar spending summer working on RNA project

July 27, 2011

Minh Than, one of the University of Colorado Boulder's three Goldwater Scholarship winners in 2011, is spending his summer working in the lab of Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and CU-Boulder Professor Min Han.

Gift establishes endowed chair in finance at CU's Leeds School of Business

July 07, 2011

The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder announced today that alumnus Richard "Dick" M. Burridge Sr. ('51 finance) has made a $2.5 million gift that, combined with other commitments, will establish a new chair, the Burridge Chair in Finance, the first to be established within the school.

Heidelberg Instruments to develop novel CU nanotechnology platform

June 23, 2011

A novel University of Colorado Boulder technique to shrink the size of circuitry used in nanotechnology devices like computer chips and solar cells by zapping a substrate with two separate colors of light beams has been optioned to Heidelberg Instruments headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany.

CU-Boulder scientist Zhe Chen named 2011 Boettcher Investigator

June 01, 2011

DENVER – Three University of Colorado researchers have been named to the 2011 class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program. This is the second year for the program, which supports early career scientists in their work toward making discoveries that improve human health.

CU's 2011 Boettcher Investigators are:

Zhe Chen, Ph.D., assistant research professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder, whose research focuses on axon guidance during neural development

CU's APR rate highest since NCAA's program began

May 24, 2011

The University of Colorado Academic Progress Rate (APR) report based on information for the four year period between 2006-07 and 2009-10 was released by the NCAA Tuesday with those of all other Division I schools, with CU's news good across the board, including rates that are the highest in school history since the program was created seven years ago.

CU method projected to meet DOE cost targets for solar thermal hydrogen fuel production

May 12, 2011

A report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy has concluded that a novel University of Colorado Boulder method of producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight is the only approach among eight competing technologies that is projected to meet future cost targets set by the federal agency.

Study shows integrative teaching methods double learning in physics classroom

May 12, 2011

Interactive teaching methods significantly improved attendance and doubled both engagement and learning in a large physics class, according to a University of British Columbia study involving University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professor Carl Wieman that is being published today in Science.

Two CU-Boulder faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 04, 2011

Two faculty members from the University of Colorado Boulder have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, a top honor recognizing scientists and engineers for distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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