Scott Adler

Our commitment to building a more diverse graduate student body

June 11, 2020

Dear graduate students, I am deeply saddened by the killing of George Floyd and other members of Black communities across the nation. My heart goes out to those affected by these senseless acts of violence and to those impacted by systemic and long-standing racism. I believe that education has always...

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Celebrating this year's Graduate School award winners!

May 11, 2020

With the generous support of donors and the CU Boulder community, the Graduate School offers awards, grants, and fellowships that support the outstanding research, creative work, and teaching of our graduate students. Congratulations to our award winners and many thanks to the faculty and staff who support them in their...

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Building a healthy relationship with your phone during COVID-19

May 9, 2020

We know about the harmful effects of phones to our brains , our bodies , and our relationships . However, during COVID-19 social distancing, we increasingly need to use our phones for human connection and much-needed distraction. How do we resolve this dilemma? Many of us use our phones as...

Scott Adler

From the Dean of the Graduate School: Congratulations May 2020 Graduates

May 6, 2020

I want to take this opportunity to personally congratulate all of our professional, master’s and doctoral students receiving degrees. The Graduate School is extremely proud of all that you’ve accomplished and are honored to count you among our esteemed graduates. Undoubtedly, you’ve worked extremely hard for this outstanding academic achievement...

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Leslie Blood, PhD, receives 2020 Marinus Smith Award

May 6, 2020

Director of Graduate Community and Program Development Leslie Blood, center, with doctoral students Shirley Huang, left, and Erin Connor, right. (Photo by Patrick Campbell/CU Boulder) The Graduate School congratulates Leslie Blood, director of graduate community and program development, for receiving the 2020 Marinus Smith Award at CU Boulder. Sponsored by...

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Coping with COVID-19: Four life strategies when working from home

April 24, 2020

First things first. Let’s be real. Life is not about being productive right now. Productivity is not the goal in our current state of affairs. In our world right now, taking care of our essential needs —food, water, and sleep—is more than enough. By writing this, I do not mean...

Scott Adler

From the Dean of the Graduate School: Checking in; entering the spring semester homestretch

April 24, 2020

Dear graduate students, As we enter the home stretch of the semester, I hope you are all healthy and safe. I continue to be inspired by the resiliency of our students, faculty and staff. We recently reached out to you with information about adjustments to the spring 2020 semester ,...

Scott Adler

From the Dean of the Graduate School: Checking in, with appreciation

April 7, 2020

Dear graduate students, I hope you are staying healthy and safe as we enter the fourth week since CU implemented remote instruction and significant campus changes related to COVID-19. It has been a challenging time, and I know that these changes to our academic, professional and personal lives have been...

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Graduate Student Appreciation Week, a virtual celebration, April 6–10

April 2, 2020

Scott Adler

Adjustments to summer 2020 registration allows graduate students extra time to defend dissertations and complete final exams

April 2, 2020

Dear graduate students: Due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate School is adjusting the summer 2020 registration requirement for eligible students who were initially planning to graduate in spring 2020 and now need extra time to defend their dissertations and take their final examinations. Defense/Final Examination...