Learning & Teaching

Two CU-Boulder faculty win National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

February 16, 2012

Two University of Colorado Boulder faculty members, both from the ecology and evolutionary biology department, have received prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development, or CAREER, awards.

The awards, which went to assistant professors Pieter Johnson and Rebecca Safran, are made to outstanding faculty in the early stages of their careers who effectively integrate innovative research and educational outreach. 

Brazilian ‘Science Without Borders’ undergraduates study at CU-Boulder

February 15, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder welcomed 19 students from Brazil this semester as part of the new Science Without Borders Program and Brazil’s initiative to place and fully fund outstanding students abroad to supplement their studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

CU-Boulder nets $1.5 million NSF grant to continue video game design research

February 15, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder exceeded its own researchers’ expectations with its iDREAMS Scalable Game Design Summer Institute, and that success has been rewarded with a new $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. CU-Boulder researchers are tracking how video game design engages students in computational thinking and STEM simulation design.

Multi-discipline research makes a big impact

Liz Bradley is a great professor because she loved being a student. The computer science professor graduated from MIT with three degrees, a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., in electrical engineering and computer science. And, while earning these degrees would be more than enough to earn bragging rights, Bradley earned her two graduate degrees while training as an Olympic rower. She took fifth place in the 1988 Olympic Games.

First class of CU-Boulder undergraduates enrolls in new ‘Journalism Plus’ program

January 09, 2012

As a new year and the spring semester begin, the University of Colorado Boulder is welcoming the first class of journalism students entering under a new undergraduate degree structure called “Journalism Plus” that CU officials say will create better journalists, better news content and, over time, a more informed society.

First class of CU-Boulder undergrads enrolls in new Journalism Plus program

As a new year and the spring semester begin, the University of Colorado Boulder is welcoming the first class of journalism students entering under a new undergraduate degree structure called “Journalism Plus” that CU officials say will create better journalists, better news content and, over time, a more informed society. 

Performance artist garners national honor

A University of Colorado Boulder dancer and performance artist has won a $50,000 USA Fellowship Grant, an award designed to put unrestricted grants “directly into the hands of America’s finest artists.”

Michelle Ellsworth, an assistant professor of theatre and dance at CU, says she’s honored, humbled and surprised by the award. Judging by the reviews she’s gotten in recent years, others were not taken off guard.

CU's Williams Village North earns platinum rating in LEED certification

December 01, 2011

Williams Village North, the University of Colorado Boulder's newest residence hall, has received a LEED platinum rating from the United States Green Building Council. The 500-bed residence hall is the first of its size in the nation to rank platinum -- the highest possible designation.

CU students to demonstrate engineering and sustainability projects at three events

November 30, 2011

University of Colorado Boulder students will demonstrate innovative ideas and projects ranging from a safer climbing helmet to robot butlers at three expos over the next week. All of the events are free and open to the public.

Two CU-Boulder professors named 2011-12 Fulbright Scholars

November 17, 2011

Two University of Colorado Boulder professors are conducting research in Finland and the United Kingdom as Fulbright Scholars for the 2011-12 academic year.

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