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"I’m proud of my Mexican heritage, but the US is my home. It always has been and it probably always will be. But some people would disagree. Some people would say that this is not my home, and that I should go back home. That is because I am undocumented, I am a DACA recipient, and I am a Dreamer. Having lived my life in a constant state of limbo, not quite sure where I stand and who around me would like to see me fall. Having the support of the university I am so proud to call home means the world to me." - current student Alan Sanchez (AeroEngr'18), speaking at CU Boulder Next in Los Angeles.
11:30 a.m. - Doors opened for check-in 1-1:15 p.m. - Welcome featuring Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano 1:15-2:15 p.m. - BuffTalks micro-lectures 2:25-3:05 p.m. - Featured speaker sessions 3:05-3:50 p.m. - Break with snacks were provided 3:50-4:30 p.m. - Featured speaker sessions 4:40-6 p.m. - Optional closing reception featuring Chancellor DiStefano and FOX Sports analyst Joel Klatt (Econ'07)
CU Boulder Next's inaugural event in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 24 was a rousing success! The event brought hundreds of alumni, parents, prospective students and university friends together at L.A. Live for an afternoon of knowledge, laughter and connection.
In the TED Talk-style BuffTalks, we learned about the "world's coldest stuff" from 2001 Nobel Laureate Eric Cornell, student Alan Sanchez' experience as a DACA recipient, the myth of meritocracy from Leeds' Stefanie Johnson and the merging of art and robotics from CMCI's Michael Theodore.
Breakout sessions included a special look at the poetry of pop music, new insights into regenerative medicine and a glimpse into the future of immersive technology.
The event concluded with a dazzling reception themed with old and new haunts of University Hill and the premiere of "The Light Shines On," a film detailing CU Boulder's history. During the reception, attendees mingled with alumni including Fox Sports' Joel Klatt and "South Park" lead animator Eric Stough creating new memories over a shared bond — CU Boulder.
CU Boulder Next brings the university to you. We want you to experience our cutting-edge research, the diversity of our academic programs and how we’re positively impacting humanity - Watch BuffTalks, CU’s version of the TED Talk.
My Dream at CU
Senior Alan Sanchez (AeroEngr'18) shares his experience attending CU Boulder as a Dreamer.
The World's Coldest Stuff
2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics Eric Cornell works with CU students on “world’s coldest stuff.”
A Journey of Discovery
Madalyn Kern’s (MechEngr’12; PhD’16) company, ReForm, created an adjustable, low-cost prosthetic socket for amputees.
The Myth of Meritocracy and What's Next for Business
Stefanie Johnson addresses how unconscious bias affects the workplace and what we can do to confront it.
The (Art) Machines Are Coming!
Michael Theodore shows the fascinating ways robots can influence art.
From the 3D printer to Post-it notes, CU Boulder’s impact is seen all over the world
Academic Futures: Rethinking the University, The Future of Learning and Discovery
CU Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore
Advancing Controversial Conversations
Waleed Abdalati, Director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
Current CU in DC
Current CU Boulder student Hannah Daniel (IntlAf’19)
Inside Trump's Press Corp
Fox News White House Correspondent Kevin Corke (Jour’88; MA’02)
Animation Director and Producer of South Park Eric Stough (Film’95).