Learning & Teaching

CU-Boulder to Receive $1.8 Million for Undergraduate Research Opportunities

May 20, 2010

The thought of a run-of-the-mill science course entailing lectures, note taking and textbook experiments is enough for some students to look for another field of study. Fortunately, the learning environment for many undergraduate science majors at the University of Colorado at Boulder far exceeds typical classroom activities and allows students to work in the lab side-by-side with faculty.

Graduating CU Student Launches Project to Fight Child Malnutrition in Nepal

May 04, 2010

Mark Arnoldy, a University of Colorado at Boulder senior set to graduate on Friday, doesn't like peanuts. As a matter of fact he avoids them like the plague because he is highly allergic to them.

CU Student Kevin Fiedler Wins National Goldwater Scholarship

May 03, 2010

Kevin Fiedler, a junior at the University of Colorado at Boulder majoring in engineering physics, has been named a 2010 Goldwater Scholar, the premier national undergraduate award recognizing outstanding students in math, science and engineering.

CU Student Chayla Rowley Wins National Udall Scholarship

April 27, 2010

Chayla Rowley, a junior in civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder who plans to work with tribal nations to provide healthy water supplies, has been awarded a national Udall Scholarship.

Five CU-Boulder Programs Ranked in Nation's Top 10 in U.S. News Graduate School Rankings

April 15, 2010

Five University of Colorado at Boulder graduate specialty programs were ranked in the top 10 nationally in U.S. News & World Report's 2011 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools scheduled for release April 15.

CU Astrophysics Professor Juri Toomre to Receive 2010 Hazel Barnes Prize

April 13, 2010

Juri Toomre, a professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences and a fellow of JILA at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been selected to receive the Hazel Barnes Prize, the highest faculty recognition for teaching and research awarded by the university.

CU Law Professor Can Comment on Justice Stevens' Retirement

April 09, 2010

The fourth-longest-serving U.S. Supreme Court justice, John Paul Stevens, has been extraordinarily influential as the leader of the progressive wing of the court and as a canny builder of coalitions among the justices, according to Scott Moss, a law professor and expert in constitutional law at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

CU's 62nd Annual Conference on World Affairs to be Held April 5-9

March 25, 2010

From April 5 through 9, for the 62nd time since 1948, distinguished guests from throughout the United States and the world will pay their own way to participate in a unique event film critic Roger Ebert refers to as the "Conference on Everything Conceivable."

Statement on White House's Nomination of Carl Wieman From CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano

March 23, 2010

I am extremely gratified at the White House's nomination of Dr. Carl Wieman to serve as associate director for science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. If confirmed by Congress, Dr. Wieman will be a dynamic leader in helping to form effective science and technology policies for our nation. He has been a peerless researcher and teacher, and has been tireless in his devotion to science education over the last decade, revolutionizing how we teach at CU-Boulder and changing the landscape of teaching globally and nationally.

March 22 White House News Release

CU Grad Student's 'Tweet' Approach Streamlines Online Communications During Haiti Disaster

January 20, 2010

A new approach to social media called "Tweak the Tweet," conceived of by University of Colorado at Boulder graduate student Kate Starbird and being deployed by members of CU's Project EPIC research group and colleagues around the nation, is helping Haiti relief efforts by providing standardized syntax for Twitter communications.

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