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Domino Theory: Small steps can lead to big results

What if you could make a world-changing impact with one small act? Would you be more inclined to take that first step if you knew your action would gain momentum when aligned with the actions of others?

It might seem daunting for an individual to make big changes in society, but taking that first step can set into motion a series of events culminating in a big result. Entrepreneur Herb Morreale (CompSci ’91) has distilled all his thoughts and ideas about how individuals can make an impact for the greater good into what he calls his “domino theory.”

Aftershock: Japan one year after the Tohoku earthquake

At 2:46 p.m. local time on March 11, 2011, the east coast of Japan was rocked by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake.

CU to host metro area youth April 6 in support of College Friday

April 05, 2012

College In Colorado news release

DENVER - The University of Colorado has teamed up with Denver-based Crowley Foundation to bring 38 high school students from seven Metro Denver high schools to the CU-Boulder campus on April 6 as part of College Friday.

Colorado business leaders remain optimistic going into second quarter, says CU Leeds School index

April 03, 2012

 

Colorado business leaders remain optimistic going into the second quarter of 2012 suggesting a recovery is taking hold, 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.

CU-Boulder to test campus text-messaging system on April 3

March 29, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder will test the Campus Alerts text-messaging system on Tuesday, April 3, at noon in coordination with the annual flood siren testing, which begins Monday, April 2.

“We’re raising awareness that the city of Boulder has the highest risk of flash flooding in Colorado because of its location at the mouth of Boulder Canyon, the number of people who live and work within the Boulder Creek floodplain, and the numerous other drainage basins running through the city,” said Lacey Croco, CU-Boulder emergency manager.

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.

Warm winters mean more pine beetles, tree damage

Some populations of mountain pine beetles now produce two generations of tree-killing offspring annually, dramatically increasing the potential for bugs to kill lodgepole and ponderosa pine trees, CU-Boulder researchers have found.

Because of the extra annual generation of beetles, there could be up to 60 times as many beetles attacking trees in any given year, the study found. And in response to warmer temperatures at high elevations, pine beetles also are better able to survive and attack trees that haven't previously developed defenses.

Hundreds advocate for CU at Capitol

More than 200 attendees filled the Capitol hallways with enthusiasm and campus colors at today’s CU Advocacy Day, an annual event that brings friends and members of the CU community together with state leadership under the gold dome.

University leadership from throughout the system was represented, along with faculty, staff, alumni, donors, CU Advocates and students, including the University of Colorado Denver’s 9th Street Singers, who provided a vocal soundtrack to the government engagement.

School violence can be prevented, University of Colorado expert says

February 29, 2012

The tragic school shooting that occurred Feb. 27 at a suburban Cleveland high school is another reminder that communities can and must take action to prevent school violence, according to Delbert Elliott, a nationally renowned authority on school safety and juvenile violence at the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU-Boulder-led effort to reduce youth violence in Denver’s Montbello neighborhood kicks off Feb. 16-17

February 02, 2012

A five-year project to improve the lives of youth in Denver’s Montbello neighborhood will kick off Feb. 16-17 with public meetings on the Evie Garrett Dennis Campus.

Community members and key leaders will gather in the community room at 4800 Telluride St. in Denver to discuss efforts to reduce youth violence to be led by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. The public is invited to attend.

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