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Class act: CU students put a fresh face on math and science education

In an afterschool class of budding scientists, planting vegetable seeds becomes a lesson in how plants grow, cleverly disguised as an afternoon of playing in the dirt.

Amid colorful hand-drawn posters announcing that Franklin, the school’s pet turtle, is missing, 15 five- to eight-year-olds crowd around a table cluttered with vegetable seed packets, bags of dirt and three-inch cups in the cafeteria at Colum­bine Elementary School in Boulder.

7 CU-Boulder students win Fulbright grants for 2012-13

June 04, 2012

Seven University of Colorado Boulder graduate students and alumni will go abroad during the 2012-13 academic year to pursue a variety of studies, research and teaching projects as grantees of the prestigious Fulbright program.

Their proposed subjects range from exploring desertification knowledge in Mali and the impact of collaboration with a foreign development agency, to studying medieval Islamic philosophy in Egypt and its potential to inform debates in Anglo-American moral philosophy.

Robotic ‘Swarm Wall’ at CU-Boulder created through intersection of art and technology

May 30, 2012

 

A monthlong summer exhibit at the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum will feature a dynamic new media composition based on innovative robotics technology.

Called “Swarm Wall,” the large-scale interactive piece displays changing fields of color, light and sound that are driven by a distributed form of artificial intelligence. 

CU-Boulder administration spent $124,561 and CUSG spent $154,236 to curtail 4/20 gathering on CU campus

May 25, 2012

 

The University of Colorado Boulder’s administration and CU’s student government together spent a combined $278,797.52 to curtail the 4/20 gathering on the CU-Boulder campus this year, according to figures released today by the university.

The administration spent $124,561.34 and the CU Student Government spent $154,236.18.

Aerial photography of CU-Boulder campus rescheduled for May 24

May 22, 2012

 

The University of Colorado Boulder will conduct aerial photography over the Boulder campus and surrounding areas on May 24, weather permitting, between 7 and 8 a.m. Due to weather conditions, the aerial photography originally slated for May 16 did not occur.

The helicopter will hover over and circle the main CU campus, Williams Village complex and possibly the Chautauqua area. The morning flight is required to capture the early morning light on the Flatirons.

New University of Colorado economic impact study: CU pumped $5.3 billion into Colorado’s economy in 2011

May 17, 2012

 

CU System news release

In the most comprehensive research yet conducted on what the University of Colorado means to the state’s economy, analysts show an economic impact of $5.3 billion for Colorado in 2011.

The research, conducted by the Business Research Division of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder, provides the most comprehensive data yet compiled on the statewide economic impact from the university and the individual effects on Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) with CU campuses.

CU-Boulder to conduct aerial photography of the campus

May 15, 2012

 

The University of Colorado Boulder will conduct aerial photography over the Boulder campus and surrounding areas on May 16, weather permitting, between 7 and 8 a.m. 

The helicopter will hover over and circle the main CU campus, Williams Village complex and possibly the Chautauqua area. The morning flight is required to capture the early morning light on the Flatirons.

Learning and living sustainability

SEEDS and Sustainable by Design, CU’s two newest Residential Academic Programs, feature an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability and innovative problem-solving.   

Colorado Innocence Project finds new home at Law School

Heather Gioffredi, 2L, is learning that despite numerous safeguards contained within the American criminal justice system intended to prevent the conviction of an innocent person, sometimes it still happens. After working with the Colorado Innocence Project (CIP), she still believes in a fair and honest justice system and yet realizes that there is room for improvement in the law.

Next 5 weeks bring rare solar events to Colorado

May 02, 2012

On the afternoon of Sunday, May 20, Colorado will see a “bite” taken out of the sun as the moon moves across the sun causing a partial solar eclipse. The eclipse starts at 6:22 p.m. with maximum eclipse at 7:30 p.m. and the sun will set at 7:50 p.m.

The celestial event will mark the most complete solar eclipse the U.S. has seen in more than 10 years, according to Douglas Duncan, director of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium.

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