Tweets during 2013 Colorado floods gave engineers valuable data on infrastructure damage

September 18, 2014

"Tweets sent during last year’s massive flooding on Colorado’s Front Range were able to detail the scope of damage to the area’s infrastructure, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder.

The findings can help geotechnical and structural engineers more effectively direct their reconnaissance efforts after future natural disasters—including earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes—as well as provide them data that might otherwise be lost due to rapid cleanup efforts."

CU-Boulder-led Mars mission set for orbit insertion Sept. 21

September 18, 2014

"A NASA mission to Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder is set to slide into orbit around the red planet Sept. 21 to investigate how its climate has changed over the eons, completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles." Click here for the full story.


August 29, 2014

Thanks to the hard work of UGGS, the United Government of Graduate Students, graduate students on appointment now have until the second tuition payment due date to pay fees for every fall term of enrollment. Fees will now not be due until October 8 if you are participating in the two-part payment plan.

CU Skills

August 5, 2014 is a cool free website where you can search for people, groups, and equipment on campus based on a specific skill set. For example, a search for "web design" will return individuals who know web design, and who can write computer languages related to web design.

Student Loan Rate Increase Actions

June 19, 2013

CU Student Government President of Student Affairs Chris Schaefbauer and Graduate School Co-Senator Kelsey Cody spent last Tuesday advocating on behalf of students in the Denver offices of US Senators Bennet and Udall and the Boulder office of US Congressman Polis. The primary topic of discussion was the impending doubling of rates on Subsidized Stafford loans from 3.4% to 6.8%, or the same level as Unsubsidized Stafford loans.

CUSG Executive Staff Positions-Now Hiring for 2013-2014

May 30, 2013

The CUSG Executives are excited to announce that we are now hiring our Executive staff for 2013 - 2014. This is an amazing opportunity to get involved with CU Student Government and gain a unique set of leadership skills and policy experience!

2013 Graduate Student Appreciation Week April 1-5

March 27, 2013

April 1-5 is national Graduate Student Appreciation Week. This year UGGS is proud to announce our line up of events to show our appreciation for all of your hard work. Below are the events we will be hosting this week.
  • Graduate Student Yoga: Tuesday, April 2 from 9-10 am in UMC 382. Refreshments will be provided. 

Hiring UGGS Office Coordinator

March 26, 2013

The United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS) is seeking a graduate or professional student to fill the position of UGGS Office Coordinator for the 2013-2014 academic year. This position provides support to the UGGS organization and plans major UGGS events. Specific duties include:

Accepting Nominations for UGGS 2013 Top TA/GPTI Award

February 6, 2013

The United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS) is pleased to announce the annual Top Teaching Assistant competition for 2013. Graduate student Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Graduate Part-Time Instructors (GPTIs) enhance the educational experience of undergraduates and contribute to the legacy of high-quality instruction at CU.

Now accepting Spring grant applications

January 9, 2013

Are you traveling to a conference or workshop and need funding? Then apply for an UGGS Student Travel Grant!  Max award $300. All graduate students are eligible to apply for funding, but you can only receive UGGS travel funding ONCE during your tenure at CU. Also note that while the majority of students request funding for conference travel, UGGS travel grants will cover a variety of travel related to your graduate studies. See the UGGS website for eligible travel dates.


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