Learning & Teaching

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.

CU-Boulder Chancellor Visits White House in Joint Pledge to Increase Number of Math and Science Teachers

January 06, 2010

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano of the University of Colorado at Boulder visited the White House today as one of four public research university leaders representing about 120 universities pledging to address the national shortage of science and mathematics teachers in a letter presented to President Barack Obama.

CU Students to Build Tiny Spacecraft to Observe 'Space Weather' Environment

December 28, 2009

The University of Colorado at Boulder has been awarded $840,000 from the National Science Foundation for students to build a tiny spacecraft to observe energetic particles in space that should give scientists a better understanding of solar flares and their interaction with Earth's atmosphere.

'Tweak the Tweet' Earns CU Graduate Student Second Place in National Technology Competition

December 03, 2009

A social media idea dubbed "Tweak the Tweet" earned University of Colorado at Boulder graduate student Kate Starbird second place in a national technology competition focused on improving communication during disasters.

CU-Boulder Business Students and Alumni Help Make a Difference as Peace Corps Volunteers

November 16, 2009

Combine the youth and idealism often found on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus with a business degree, and the ability to make a difference in the world takes on new dimensions.

Astronaut Jim Voss Joins CU-Boulder Aerospace Faculty

September 21, 2009

University of Colorado alumnus-astronaut Jim Voss has become the second astronaut to join CU-Boulder's aerospace engineering sciences department following his NASA career, which for Voss included five spaceflights, 202 days in space and four spacewalks.

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