Crown Institute

Alum donates 3-pronged gift to support mindfulness, compassion and wellness initiatives at the university's Renée Crown Wellness Institute and in the Leeds School of Business. 

Feb. 28, 2023

Consistent access to mental health and wellness support is critical for youth development—and at CU Boulder, Forever Buff and CU Foundation board chair Jeremy May is taking action to make a positive impact.

Sona Dimidjian

Director Sona Dimidjian receives 2022 Mind & Life Catherine Kerr Award

Jan. 23, 2023

Director Sona Dimidjian honored with 2022 Mind & Life Catherine Kerr Award for Courageous and Compassionate Scholarship.

opening event

The Crown Institute tackles mental health, wellness through integration of science, community

Oct. 21, 2022

CU Boulder’s newest institute—the Renée Crown Wellness Institute—celebrated its grand opening last week on University Hill with a joyful event highlighting the importance of the institute’s work: addressing the mental health crisis.

mindful campus program

Students, faculty forge a thoughtful path to a mindful future

Sept. 19, 2022

Mindful Campus Program, designed by students and faculty, aims to help students improve their own wellness and that of the community

Linda Villarosa

Journalist Linda Villarosa Returns to CU Boulder to Discuss “Under The Skin”

Sept. 12, 2022

Award-winning journalist, author and professor Linda Villarosa will be in town this afternoon for a speaking engagement at her alma mater; CU Boulder. Villarosa will present her latest book, Under The Skin; The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation . The book...

A group of Glenwood Springs sixth graders smiles while holding up their self-made children’s books during an author celebration held at their former Glenwood Springs Elementary School in May. The Renée Crown Wellness Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder instigated the project as part of their efforts to promote equitable family-school partnerships for Latinx communities. Dr. Adriana Alvarez, a leading researcher involved in the project, will speak at The Arts Campus At Willits tonight.

From Bilingual Student to Researcher: Dr. Alvarez to Tell Her Story at TACAW Tonight

July 27, 2022


Compassion and Dignity: A Conversation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Educators

July 6, 2022


Panelists share tips for preventing, coping with gun violence

July 6, 2022

day of remembrance

Healing Day of Remembrance Led by Boulder Youth

June 28, 2022


Addressing Gun Violence Within a Health-Grounded Approach: Advice from Practitioners and Researchers

June 28, 2022