The class of 2016 both survived and thrived

The class of 2016 both survived and thrived

April 27, 2016

The Class of 2016 has special significance for me personally. Along with this year’s graduating class, I became a part of CU-Boulder in 2012, joining the university as this college’s dean. I’m delighted to see the successes of this remarkable class of students in earning their degrees.


Celebrating a renovation and a bright future

Feb. 17, 2016

I have the honor of announcing that the renewal of the Ketchum Arts and Sciences building is complete. We undertook a major renovation of the building in partnership with the state of Colorado. The building is now one of the premier academic buildings in the country.

Diversity efforts are key to our students’ futures

Diversity efforts are key to our students’ futures

Dec. 7, 2015

Recently, University of Colorado leadership, including President Bruce Benson and Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano, reiterated their commitments to diversity on behalf of the university and its campuses.

Ketchum Arts & Sciences

Ketchum Scholars Fund aims to help increasingly strapped students

Sept. 16, 2015

The College of Arts and Sciences proudly announces the new Ketchum Scholars Fund, a source of scholarship support for students in our social-sciences fields.


Brilliantly, the humanities let their light shine

April 30, 2015

The announcement last week that Elizabeth Fenn, associate professor and chair of the University of Colorado Boulder’s History Department, had been awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in History for her book Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People provided a striking exclamation point to mark the end of a truly remarkable year for the faculty in our humanities departments.


Innovations highlight the classrooms of today

Dec. 17, 2014

The College of Arts and Sciences is partnering with other units on our campus to upgrade many of our classrooms, creating some of the world’s best places for teaching and learning.

Knowledge Economy

CU-Boulder and the knowledge economy

Oct. 9, 2014

Signs of strong economic growth are readily evident along the Front Range, with significant increases across many sectors of our region’s economy.

Science, Technology, Math, Engineering

How CU helps boost U.S. competitive edge

June 30, 2014

Educational innovation is core to CU-Boulder’s mission. Recent years have seen particularly rapid changes in education in the so-called STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Revitalized interest in STEM education can be traced directly to the realization that education is critical to national security.

Endowments and the future of higher education

Endowments and the future of higher education

April 1, 2014

Endowments help reduce the costs of education in many ways. Most importantly, endowments allow universities to support professors, graduate students and undergraduate students in undertaking visionary, high-risk, high-reward research.

Graduate students at the heart of our mission

Graduate students at the heart of our mission

July 1, 2013

Currently, CU-Boulder’s College of Arts and Sciences educates about 2,300 graduate students, nearly half of the campus total, and more than twice the number in any other single college on campus. Graduate students compose about 16 percent of the total A&S student body. These students seek advanced degrees, either at the master’s or Ph.D. level. At a comprehensive research university, they play critical roles in fulfilling our mission.