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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.

Keith Molenaar

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...

Shelia Watt-Cloutier

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.

Heidi VanGenderen

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...

Mary Robinson

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 .

Sona Dimidjian, Daniel Conroy, Patricia Crown and Chancellor Phil DiStefano

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.

Chancellor Philip DiStefano speaking at Denver’s History Colorado Center

Summit shines light on climate change as human rights crisis

Feb. 25, 2022

Scientists, policymakers including Gov. Jared Polis, and CU Boulder leaders addressed about 200 people Wednesday night, who braved frigid temperatures to attend the chancellor’s annual summit, dubbed Working to Forge a Just and Sustainable Future.

Brian Argrow standing in front of truck with drone on roof

Brian Argrow reflects on time as chair and future of DEI in STEM

Feb. 24, 2022

Argrow is a professor and the Schaden Leadership Chair of the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences. He was also recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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NASA-scientist alumnus takes quantum leap to ‘far-out science’

Jan. 10, 2022

The Cold Atom Lab takes advantage of the principle that cooling atoms causes them to move more slowly, which makes it easier to study them. At temperatures near absolute zero, atoms behave in unusual ways. At these ultra-cold temperatures, near minus 460 degrees Fahrenheit, atoms begin to lose their individuality...