Learning & Teaching

CU-Boulder provides 'green' jobs training in growing field of sustainability

November 09, 2011

The Sustainable Practices Program at the University of Colorado Boulder offers individual courses and a sustainability management certificate to help workers and job seekers meet the growing need for green knowledge and credentials in the workplace.

Journalism students create award-winning video series

A group of current and recently graduated CU-Boulder journalism students won a Heartland Emmy award in July for a video they created while working on the CU Science Update video series.

Alumni Jenna Browder, Eric Duggan, Sabina Hadzic, Sara Handing, Amanda Yourick and senior in broadcast production and film studies Greg O’Brien produced the winning episode, called “Pluto—The Un-Planet,” under the direction of journalism instructor Paul Daughtery last fall. The work was part of an advanced-level video editing course.

Forever Buffs program connects CU-Boulder alumni

When senior Christie Sounart graduates this spring with a journalism degree, she’s going to have a competitive edge over the thousands of other college graduates looking for jobs across the nation.

She has a strong Buff network of more than 240,000 alumni to tap into for professional networking, job or internship opportunities and relocation tips. And to help students like Sounart transition from college to careers, the CU-Boulder Alumni Association is building unprecedented new bridges between students and alumni, thanks to the launch of its new Forever Buffs program.

Unreasonable Institute prepares future entrepreneurs to change the world

Improve the lives of a million people. Is that too ambitious? Create a way for people around the world to EACH improve the lives of a million people. Now that’s just unreasonable, right? That’s exactly how these social entrepreneurs from CU-Boulder like it.

Helping K-12 students explore the art of storytelling

Associate Professor William McGinley is no stranger to innovative outreach projects that significantly impact communities, K-12 students and teachers. His latest project, Tell Your Story: Composing a Life, integrates storytelling, creative writing and visual arts in teaching a diverse group of middle school students to memorialize important life experiences.

“The telling of our own life story is the one creative work of art in which we are all engaged,” McGinley said. “This program provides young people with art-based opportunities to imagine and tell their stories.”

Engineering students help to improve quality of life in developing communities

Fourteen graduate students from the Engineering for Developing Communities program at CU-Boulder traveled abroad this past summer to gain field experience in community development.

The students partnered with nonprofit organizations, private companies and universities for 4- to 12-week practicum experiences in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia, Uganda, Nepal and China.

Next-generation Wi-Fi service available on campus buses

CU-Boulder researchers are helping develop the next generation of the Internet—a more mobile version—and the campus’ Office of Information Technology is using this new technology to provide mobile wireless Internet service on campus buses.

The university recently used the WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) wireless protocol to extend its wireless network to the campus buses running between the main Boulder campus and student residence halls at Williams Village, located about a mile to the east.

Residence hall helps students gain understanding of sustainable design

CU-Boulder’s newest residence hall, Williams Village North, welcomed students this fall for the first time, many of whom will be learning about the building’s sustainable design through two new Residential Academic Programs (RAPs) that are housed in the residence hall.

Undergraduate student gains hands-on experience in disease ecology

They’re called cowboys, but you won’t find them astride a horse rounding up stray cattle. They are scientists—dubbed disease cowboys—who search for the cause when unknown diseases break out in remote locales.

Ian Buller, a CU-Boulder senior majoring in ecology and evolutionary biology, has his sights set on being one of these daring “disease cowboys” and to specialize in disease ecology, specifically identifying and studying disease emergence and designing control programs.

Professional mentoring program connects business students with role models

The first group of students and mentors to participate in the Leeds School of Business Professional Mentorship Program (PMP) were honored in a celebration this past spring.

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