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CU-Boulder sources on Aurora theater shooting

July 24, 2012

Michael Radelet, professor of sociology, is an expert on the use of the death penalty in Colorado and the United States. He has documented all of Colorado’s executions and notes that Colorado abolished the penalty between 1897 and 1901, came within one vote of abolishing it again in 2009 and has executed only one person since 1967. “We've always debated the death penalty in Colorado, and the general thrust of our history is in the direction of abolition,” he said.

CU-Boulder sources on Aurora theater shooting

July 23, 2012

 

Kenneth Foote, professor of geography, studies how events of violence and tragedy are memorialized and remembered. He has visited hundreds of sites that have been scarred by incidents of violence or tragedy in the United States and abroad, and is the author of the book “Shadowed Ground: America’s Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy.” He can be reached at kfoote@colorado.edu or 303-641-3346.

Four CU-Boulder faculty honored with Presidential Early Career Award

Following only behind MIT, CU-Boulder ranked second in the nation with four University of Colorado Boulder faculty named among 96 U.S. researcher recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE.

Staff Council applauds CU community on blood drive success

The Boulder Staff Council extends a special thanks to all those who participated in the 2012 Bonfils blood drives, with additional thanks to the UMC, Rec Center and the SAFE committee for providing locations and approvals, in addition to the great folks at Bonfils Blood Centers.

CU-Boulder student investigates biochar for water treatment in developing countries

July 17, 2012

A variety of public health issues plague the refugees from Burma living on the Thai border, not the least of which is drinking water contaminated by bacteria and pesticides. Yet few low-cost, sustainable and appropriate treatment technologies are available to people in rural and developing communities to ensure water safety.

CU-Boulder alumna gives $2 million to launch endowed chair in theater

July 12, 2012

 

When a young caller for the University of Colorado Boulder’s annual giving program asked Roe Green a decade ago if she would consider increasing her $100 annual gift to $150, he was the first to get the hint that Green might become a key part of the theater program from which she’d graduated in 1970.

“I told the caller, ‘Oh, I think I’d like to give more,’ ” recalled Green.

CU-Boulder alumna gives $2 million to launch an endowed chair in theater

In a day and age when the arts are often overlooked by those seeking more “career-oriented” pursuits, Green—who is on numerous boards including the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council and the honorary board of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival—stands up for the importance of theater. “Theater helps in all walks of life,” Green says. “It gives you an opportunity to speak in front of people. What makes us human are the arts.”

Alum’s TeachAIDS curriculum goes global

AIDS is a taboo and terrifying topic in much of the world. So how do you teach people to prevent or treat the disease? Piya Sorcar (’01) has developed a curriculum that has millions of people watching and learning.

Colorado to see continued moderate growth in 2012, forecasts CU economist

July 05, 2012

The Colorado economy continues to grow at a modest pace in 2012, positioning the state among the healthier in growth nationally, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Midway through the year, Colorado’s job growth rate is up to about 1.6 percent -- a gain of about 35,000 jobs in 2012 if the pace holds steady.

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