Dr. Seana Lowe Steffen

Mourning the Loss of Former INVST Director Dr. Seana Lowe Steffen

Sept. 21, 2017

INVST Community Studies, CU Engage, and the School of Education are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Seana Lowe Steffen. Dr. Steffen was the Director of INVST Community Studies, a CU leadership training program focused on social justice, from 1993-2006. A visionary leader who helped grow and...

CBR Fellows 2017

CBR Graduate Fellows Practice Engaged Public Scholarship Across Five Academic Disciplines

July 11, 2017

CBR Graduate fellows: Top L-R: Erin Kaplan, Brian Lightfoot. Bottom L-R: Wayne Martin Freeman, Shae Frydenlund and Aaron Lamplugh. CU Engage is pleased to announce our 2017-18 cohort of Community-Based Research (CBR) Graduate Fellows. This year's cohort spans five diverse academic disciplines including Ethnic Studies, Geography, Theatre, Mechanical Engineering and...

INVST Econ Justice Summer

Tackling Timely Topics: CU Boulder INVST Students Examine Immigration Policy and Social Justice

July 5, 2017

CU Boulder students learn about immigration policy as part of their two-year study of social justice and positive change, in the INVST Community Leadership Program. This summer, 11 University of Colorado Boulder students are embarking upon the experience of a lifetime: INVST's Economic Justice Summer . Participating students will set...


Just Transition Collaborative Co-Director shares concerns about pulling out of Paris Climate Agreement

June 2, 2017

The Just Transition Collaborative (JTC), CU Engage's newest program, is led by Co-Directors David Ciplet and Manuela SiFuentes (middle), and JTC executive ...

Ben Kirshner receives chase award

CU Engage Director Ben Kirshner Receives Chase Faculty Community Service Award

June 1, 2017

An exceptional educator whose teaching, research and community outreach are improving the lives of young people in Colorado and beyond, the University of Colorado’s Ben Kirshner, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2016-17 Chase Faculty Community Service Award.

Pilar CU Dialogues Anne K. Heinz Staff Award for Excellence in Outreach and Engagement

Congratulations to Pilar Prostko, 2017 recepient of the Anne K. Heinz Staff Award for Excellence in Outreach and Engagement

March 27, 2017

Pilar Prostko (pictured center) facilitates a CU Dialogue during the spring 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Summit. Prostko recently received the 2017 Anne K. Heinz Staff Award for Excellence in Outreach and Engagement. CU Engage congratulates our colleague Pilar Prostko , program coordinator and facilitator for the CU Dialogues program ,...

CBR Fellows

Engineering Doctoral Students Work for Better Air Quality in Denver Communities

March 9, 2017

David Pfotenhauer, a doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering, is working with the organization Taking Neighborhood Health to Heart and residents in Denver to test and improve indoor air quality. He is a member of the 2016-17 cohort of Community-Based Research Graduate Fellows, a program of CU Engage that is now...

post election dialogues

Post-election dialogues: Moving forward with diversity & inclusion

Feb. 14, 2017

A series of dialogues on diversity and inclusion are taking place as part of the Spring 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Summit on Thursday, Feb. 23. Join a facilitated dialogue exploring the diverse range of perspectives, hopes, and fears held by members of the CU Boulder community in our post-election climate...

Josh and Chico

From military service to INVST, CU Boulder student broadens horizon

Feb. 7, 2017

Josh Edelmann finished his six years of service with the U.S. Air Force and enrolled as an undergraduate student at CU Boulder last fall. He wanted to find a sense of camaraderie with his peers at the university that felt similar to what he experienced during his years in the...

Puksta Scholars

Puksta Scholars program now accepting applications from students who want to change the world

Feb. 3, 2017

Above: 2016-17 Puksta Scholars from all five Colorado universities gather in front of Old Main Chapel during their annual fall retreat. The Puksta Scholars program , an exemplary undergraduate civic engagement program, is accepting applications for 2017-18 new scholars. Applications are due February 15, 2017. "The Puksta Scholars program provides...