Paintings of zombies and a pirate

Pirates and zombies are not so different

Oct. 31, 2023

In a recently published article, CU Boulder researcher Kieran Murphy traces the concurrent paths and points of intersection between pirate and zombie lore in Haiti and popular culture.

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Course on science of happiness draws rave reviews

May 9, 2023

But June Gruber’s teaching, which recently won a Cogswell Award for Inspirational Instruction, doesn’t mean she shows students the path to unmitigated joy; on the contrary, the science of emotional wellness is more nuanced.

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Hip-hop dance class lets engineering students turn tables

Nov. 12, 2019

‘Learning hip-hop can give engineering students an opportunity to get out of the lab and use a different part of their brain,’ instructor says.

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Fourth graders dig into pop music and poetry at CU Boulder

April 5, 2019

As they learn how writers revise their work and use literary devices, the students gear up for a school assembly led by an Australian rap star.

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New professor of Israel/Palestine studies to begin teaching

Dec. 13, 2018

The fraught relationship between Israel and Palestine will get a dispassionate academic analysis on the subject beginning this spring at CU Boulder.

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There’s an art to helping students become citizens of the world

Nov. 28, 2018

First-Year Seminar taught by art professors aims to help students broaden their horizons even beyond the realm of art,

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CU Boulder pollster emphasizes need for rigor in political surveys

Nov. 28, 2018

Through creating a class centered around surveys from CU’s American Politics Research Lab, grad student teaches his students not only to think critically about politics and survey design, but also how to analyze the data of a large-scale poll.

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Students make rhyme and reason of the Periodic Table

Nov. 27, 2018

Danny Long’s students are getting a hands-on lesson in attention to detail as they compose, typeset and hand-print 118 poems for the elements of the Periodic Table.

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New CU Boulder philosophy course tackles sports

Nov. 26, 2018

Alex Wolf-Root, a former collegiate track athlete pursuing a PhD in philosophy at CU Boulder, first got the idea to create a course melding philosophy and sports following a conversation about “Deflategate.”

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Kubi, a helpful robot, lets students take classes remotely

Oct. 26, 2018

There is a new way to be virtually active in the classroom, and it’s via a robot named Kubi, an innovation of the Office of Information and Technology at CU Boulder.

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