Learning & Teaching

First graduates of Colorado Mesa University- CU-Boulder partnership program set to graduate

May 07, 2012

Nine students who make up the first graduating class of the Mechanical Engineering Partnership Program with Colorado Mesa University will receive degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder this week.

The students have attended classes full time at CMU in Grand Junction, with CMU faculty teaching the lower-division courses and CU-Boulder faculty teaching the upper-division courses.

CU-Boulder names Steven Leigh new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

May 01, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today named Steven Leigh as dean of CU-Boulder’s College of Arts and Sciences. Leigh currently serves as an associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The appointment is effective July 1.

Committee proposes new CU College of Media, Design and the Arts and companion institute

April 17, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today formally accepted a report by the Information, Communication, Journalism, Media and Technology (ICJMT) Steering Committee that proposes the creation of a new College of Media, Design and the Arts at CU-Boulder and a companion interdisciplinary institute.

The report is available at http://academicaffairs.colorado.edu/academicreview.

Colorado teachers to learn video game programming with algebra at special CU-Boulder workshop

April 17, 2012

Middle and high school teachers from across the Front Range will learn how to teach key math concepts to their students while introducing them to video game programming during an April 21 workshop at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Emmanuel Schanzer of Harvard University will lead the workshop sponsored by CU-Boulder’s Department of Computer Science. Schanzer is the creator of Bootstrap, a computer programming tool that uses algebra to create images and animations.

Startup Gogy Inc. to develop CU-Boulder interactive education platform

April 17, 2012

Startup company Gogy Inc. and the University of Colorado have executed an exclusive licensing agreement that will enable the company to commercialize the Pedago.gy interactive teaching platform developed at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Pedago.gy is a Web application that creates a space for educators and students to engage in additional interaction and dialogue beyond the classroom. It provides a means whereby students and instructors can approach a topic in a collaborative fashion, rather than the typical expert-learner model found in most classrooms.

NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting mission controlled by CU-Boulder students is extended for 4 years

University of Colorado Boulder students will have another four years at the controls of NASA’s Kepler mission, launched in 2009 to hunt down Earth-like rocky planets in other solar systems and which has succeeded in spectacular fashion.

The most unique study spots on campus

 

We all have our favorite study spots. Some enjoy the comfort of their own rooms for serious studying, while others find the serenity of Norlin Library valuable when getting work done.  

On a campus as large as CU’s, there are bound to be spots as interesting and unique as the students they serve. Places where the environment can be so interesting and charming that you might find yourself paying more attention to your surroundings than your studies.

CU music Professor Patrick Mason to receive 2012 Hazel Barnes Prize

April 09, 2012

Patrick Mason, a professor of voice at the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Music, has been selected to receive the 2012 Hazel Barnes Prize. The prize is the highest faculty recognition for teaching and research awarded by the university.

Mason will receive an engraved university medal and $20,000, the largest single faculty award funded by CU-Boulder. He will be recognized at spring commencement on May 11 and at a reception in his honor in the fall.

Web-based science program designed by CU and UCAR now in six school districts

April 04, 2012

A web-based science instruction program designed by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research that provides teachers with cutting-edge digital content is being tested in six school districts, thanks to a new $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Students, jobs and social media

With many employers using social media and conducting Google searches as part of their employee screening process, creating a positive and professional online presence can go a long way in helping students land a job out of school.

However, simply building a professional online appearance is not the only thing students should worry about. Minimizing a negative online presence can be just as important.

Minimizing a negative online presence

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