Serving Colorado. Engaged in the World.

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.

CU-Boulder students introduce green energy curriculum in Haiti

July 02, 2012

Five University of Colorado Boulder engineering students recently returned from Haiti where they introduced a green energy vocational training program, paving the way for a new era of distributed power in the poverty-stricken, earthquake-damaged nation.

Colorado business leaders’ optimism drops according to CU Leeds School Index

July 02, 2012


Colorado business leaders are less optimistic going into the third quarter than last quarter, according to the most recent quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

The LBCI’s reading slid from 62.2 in the second quarter to 53.6 in the third, but remained higher than the 10-year average for the index and above the critical neutral mark of 50. A reading greater than 50 indicates positive expectations, while one lower than 50 indicates negative expectations.

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.


Give FeedbackSee More Photos View Photo