CU Café seminars percolate diversity in research

CU Café seminars percolate diversity in research

April 27, 2016

A group called CU Café (the group initially began meeting over coffee), offers a student-run seminar series that brings in minority scholars from other institutions to talk about their research and give their perspectives about succeeding in the academic environment. “It’s small, but it’s powerful,” one participant says.

Rising-star scientist got her start at CU-Boulder

Rising-star scientist got her start at CU-Boulder

April 27, 2016

Disbelief still lingers in Allison Cleary’s voice months after winning the grand prize in the 2015 SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.

Participants in a modern cell-biology ‘boot camp’ in Ghana pause for reflection during the course. Photo courtesy of Dick Macintosh.

Biologists’ ‘boot camps’ help fight disease in Africa

Feb. 17, 2016

A distinguished professor of biology and a biology alumna recently traveled to the University of Ghana in Legon to participate in a two-week course on modern cell biology for biochemistry graduate students. The duo have taught the course in four African countries. They call the courses modern cell-biology “boot camps” and say their goal is the promotion of front-line research in Africa, which has no shortage of disease but a dearth of cutting-edge research on disease.

Neurosurgeon Dan Peterson displays his CU-themed black and gold 1955 Chevy outside of Austin Speed Shop.

Classic cars, neurosurgery and the Ho Chi Minh Trail

Dec. 3, 2015

Dan Peterson’s career has taken many paths, starting from his humble beginnings as a young CU student walking the Ho Chi Minh Trail to class, to becoming a skilled neurosurgeon, the CEO of a revolutionary medical equipment company and the co-owner of a classic-car business.

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