Learning & Teaching

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

CU law professor takes high school students to Washington for moot court competition

March 27, 2012

Ten high school students from Denver, Thornton and Lyons are likely in for an experience of a lifetime when a University of Colorado Boulder law professor takes them to Washington, D.C., for a moot court competition March 29-April 1.

While there, they also will meet with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and tour the Supreme Court, meet with U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette of Colorado and tour the Capitol, in addition to visiting several national monuments and museums.

CU law professor takes high school students to Washington

For the past eight months, CU-Boulder Law School students have been working with 250 high school students at seven area high schools on building a strong foundation of civics education as part of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, a national program designed to give high school students an in-depth look at constitutional law.

Two CU-Boulder faculty members recognized as exceptional educators

March 22, 2012

CU System news release

Two University of Colorado professors who have skillfully integrated teaching and research at a high level throughout their careers at CU-Boulder have been designated as 2012 President’s Teaching Scholars.

CU-Boulder graduate programs earn high marks in national report

March 13, 2012

CU System news release

DENVER – Graduate programs across the University of Colorado system continue to earn national prominence based on the latest annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Schools and programs at the four CU campuses notch 28 mentions in the 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools (U.S. News Media Group), including 10 ranked in the top 10 of their fields.

CU’s 2013 rankings are:

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Four CU-Boulder faculty members elected American Geophysical Union Fellows in 2012

February 29, 2012

Four University of Colorado Boulder faculty members have been elected American Geophysical Union Fellows for 2012, the most from any institution in the world.

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