Education & Outreach

Winner Pilar Prostko with Provost Moore, Dean Thompson and Chancellor DiStefano

Prostko presented staff award for excellence in outreach, engagement

March 24, 2017

The Office for Outreach and Engagement is pleased to announce Pilar Prostko, program coordinator and facilitator for CU Dialogues, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Anne K. Heinz Staff Award for Excellence in Outreach and Engagement.Read more »
Theater students perform "Odyssey Remixed" | Photo by Ellen Reynerson

Theater outreach program rewrites the classics

March 23, 2017

"Odyssey Remixed" is a modern twist on the ancient text, swapping genders to highlight gender inequity in the original story. The production is being performed as part of an outreach program that brings live theater to local schools and community centers.Read more »
CU Boulder-Peace Corps volunteer Kara Zucker in El Salvador, hiking.

Once again a ‘top college’ for Peace Corps

Feb. 28, 2017

Not only does CU Boulder continue to be one of the top Peace Corps volunteer-producing schools of all time, holding the No. 5 spot, but it also ranks highly annually, this year taking the No. 11 spot among schools of similar size across the U.S.Read more »
anonymous homeless person getting support from a CU volunteer

Helping the homeless, one assessment at a time

Feb. 22, 2017

A groundbreaking partnership between CU Boulder’s Brain Behavior Clinic and the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless provides free cognitive evaluations for the homeless, which helps them get disability benefits.Read more »
Past participants in the BUENO master's program get their degrees

$5 million in grants make master's degrees possible for 90 teachers of diverse learners

Feb. 9, 2017

Two U.S. Department of Education grants will enable CU Boulder's BUENO Center to offer 90 Colorado teachers free or sharply discounted master's degrees with an emphasis on teaching English learners and students with disabilities.Read more »
Woman holds head in hand | iStock photo credit to RapidEye

Public seminar series to focus on bipolar disorder

Jan. 25, 2017

The CU Boulder Robert D. Sutherland (RDS) Center for the Evaluation and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder hopes to increase understanding about bipolar disorder through a free public seminar series that begins Jan. 30.Read more »
Students pose in front of the Arctic Tundra Buggy

Beyond Boulder: Students video polar bears to teach about climate change

Jan. 17, 2017

Graduate students Barbara MacFerrin and Ariel Morrison traveled to the Arctic with Jennifer Kay, assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, to video polar bears as a way to teach students about climate change.Read more »
Middle School Ensemble participants with trombones reviewing music

Middle school music program tuning up for the season

Dec. 27, 2016

CU Boulder College of Music students are busy fine tuning lesson plans for this year’s CU Middle School Ensemble program, which begins Feb. 1. This program offers an extra-curricular performance opportunity for middle school band, orchestra and choral students.Read more »
Elementary student practices during Piano for Dreamers class

Piano for Dreamers: Expanding horizons 88 keys at a time

Nov. 14, 2016

The Piano for Dreamers program partners with the "I Have a Dream" Foundation to invite low-income elementary school students to the College of Music for a weekly piano lesson.Read more »
Ben Kirshner, CU Engage faculty director and co-principal investigator in the new research hub, works with Denver youth, who are involved in the educational justice movement at Project VOYCE.

CU Engage to launch new research hub

Nov. 7, 2016

A new research hub is being launched on campus that will strengthen the work of organizers, advocates, policymakers and education leaders. CU Engage, in collaboration with the National Education Policy Center, received funding from the Ford Foundation to launch it.Read more »

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