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New Colorado space instrument part of flagship mission to Europa

Sept. 21, 2022

In less than a decade, technology developed in Colorado will travel to Jupiter’s moon Europa—a cold moon where a thick crust of ice covering the surface obscures a potentially vast ocean of saltwater below. That piece of Rocky Mountain technology is the Europa SUrface Dust Analyzer (SUDA). The more than...

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Chancellor announces leadership transition, climate emphasis for 2023 Conference on World Affairs

Aug. 19, 2022

CU Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano has appointed Aaron Roof to lead the CU Conference on World Affairs . Roof is also the founding director of CU Boulder’s Center for Leadership and the director of the Presidents Leadership Class. Roof is stepping in for John Griffin, who is returning to the...

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CU Night in Downtown Boulder set for July 27

July 14, 2022

CU Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano will join Boulder Mayor Pro Tem Rachel Friend at a community event on July 27 to explore how the university and the local community are building a just and sustainable future, together.

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Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit panels, panelists announced

July 12, 2022

Leading Indigenous voices on climate change and human rights. The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment. The vice chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); and the 2020 TIME Magazine Kid of the Year.

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Keith Molenaar to become CU Boulder’s dean of engineering

June 30, 2022

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore today named Keith Molenaar dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science , effective July 1. Moore said that in his interviews with the finalists, Molenaar’s approach impressed him on multiple levels. “I was impressed by Keith’s vision for CEAS, which is...

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Shelia Watt-Cloutier, Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate

June 15, 2022

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, global advocate for indigenous rights and health, and a leader focused on the impact of climate change on human rights, will present a keynote address at the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit at the University of Colorado Boulder in December.

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Five Questions with Heidi VanGenderen, Co-Chair of the Right Here Right Now Global Climate Summit

May 9, 2022

We pose five questions to another co-chair of the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit steering committee: Heidi VanGenderen. Heidi VanGenderen is CU Boulder’s first chief sustainability officer and an expert in environmental sustainability. She has years of experience developing sustainable strategies at the local, state, national and international...

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Climate justice advocate Mary Robinson tapped for keynote at inaugural climate summit

April 21, 2022

Mary Robinson, one of the world’s most respected advocates for climate justice and the former president of Ireland, will visit CU Boulder in December to present a keynote speech at the inaugural Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit .

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Crown gift to establish a unique wellness research institute at CU Boulder

April 10, 2022

The Renée Crown Wellness Institute takes the approach of research-practice partnerships, in which researchers, families, teachers, young people and community members work together as equal partners. Early studies build on a foundation of collaboration with the Boulder Valley and Roaring Fork school districts, community members and faculty in the College...

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Space Force partnership powers up with VIP visit

April 6, 2022

Brig. Gen. John Olson and Col. Marc Brock of the U.S. Space Force toured campus this week, checking out new research around tracking satellites in space and sharing career advice with ROTC cadets.