Learning & Teaching

'Lives of 007' offered for first time in Maymester

James Bond is playing a lead role in CU-Boulder’s Maymester course titled “Topics in Critical Film Studies: Lives of 007.”

Known for versatility and an iconic main character, the 007 films are the primary example of a complex, popular cinema phenomenon, said Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz, associate professor of film studies and the course instructor.

Fiske Planetarium flies into the digital age

Since 1975, Fiske Planetarium has been the Johnny Appleseed of astronomy. Each year, 30,000 K-12 students and 4,000 University of Colorado Boulder students go there to take a front-row seat on the universe. Soon, they’ll get a better, clearer and deeper view. The campus is renovating the planetarium, retiring its analog star projector and upgrading to a powerful star plus video system paired with a high-definition screen capable of achieving nearly eight times more resolution than the standard HD television, completely surrounding the audience with a 360-degree view.

Anseth, Kapteyn elected to National Academy of Sciences

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

From the Provost: Next steps to new colleges or schools

I pledged to let you know, before the end of the semester, my decision on how we will move forward based on the discussions led by the Environment and Sustainability Visioning Committee and the various faculty groups that have been involved in conversations about such areas as information, communication, journalism, media and technology. I will provide here a quick summary of my ideas on how we will move forward in exciting ways.

CU-Boulder senior, 16, will graduate with honors before heading to Harvard

It’s been a busy four years for Natasha Goss, who will graduate summa cum laude May 10 with a major in chemistry and a minor in mathematics from the University of Colorado Boulder.

She’s been deeply involved in campus life, most notably through the CU Environmental Center, participated in two research projects, submitted papers for publication and even spent three weeks abroad in Australia.

Two CU-Boulder professors named President’s Teaching Scholars

April 24, 2013

CU System news release

Three University of Colorado professors, including two at CU-Boulder, have been chosen as 2013 President’s Teaching Scholars, educators who have skillfully integrated teaching and research at a high level throughout their careers at CU.

Dusinberre, Douglass named President's Teaching Scholars

Three University of Colorado professors have been chosen as 2013 President’s Teaching Scholars, educators who have skillfully integrated teaching and research at a high level throughout their careers at CU.

The title of CU President’s Teaching Scholar signifies the university system’s highest recognition of excellence in and commitment to learning and teaching, as well as active, substantial contributions to scholarly work. CU President Bruce D. Benson solicits annual nominations of faculty for the designation, which is a lifetime appointment.

Boulder Faculty Assembly honors 2012-2013 Excellence Awardees

On Wednesday, April 17, the Boulder Faculty Assembly (BFA) gathered to recognize the recipients of the 2012-2013 Faculty Excellence Awards. Each spring the BFA presents up to twelve members of the Boulder Faculty Senate with awards for faculty excellence, recognizing their outstanding work. The organization accepts nominees in three categories: excellence in the areas of teaching; service; and research, scholarly and creative work.

CU Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth is 2013 Hazel Barnes Prize winner

Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth of the University of Colorado Boulder’s chemical and biological engineering department has been selected to receive the 2013 Hazel Barnes Prize, the highest faculty recognition for teaching and research awarded by the university.

Climate zones will shift faster as climate warms, new study finds

As the planet warms, Earth’s climate zones are shifting at an accelerating pace, says a new study led by a scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, a joint venture between the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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