Colorful illustration of Native American

A musical collision of historical perspectives

Feb. 3, 2017

A unique musical work composed for string quartet and Native American flute, "Anthem of the Ancestors" tells the history of North America's first peoples from a personal Native American perspective. Premieres Feb. 3 and 4.

Man watches vista from mountain summit

Ignite: A social justice retreat for students

Jan. 12, 2017

The Cultural Unity and Engagement Center is excited to announce the second annual Ignite: Yourself, Our Community, Our Future – A Social Justice Retreat for students from Feb. 3 to Feb. 5. The purpose of the retreat is to facilitate students' understanding of diversity and social justice within the context of leadership.

A colorful depiction of the Tetons in different shades of brown front of blue water, by artist Eve Drewelowe.

Art and music collide at First Thursday events

Nov. 30, 2016

Enjoy a night of conversation, themed food, great art and great music. Don't miss First Thursday, a free event series where CU Art Museum visitors are treated to Radio 1190's musical interpretation of an art exhibit. First Thursday happens next on Dec. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Q'ero tribe members in Peru

Read the stars like the Inca with 'Secrets of the Andean Skies'

Nov. 9, 2016

The Inca could see "dark constellations." The brightness of the stars in the Pleiades told them when to plant crops. Learn to read the stars like the Inca during a talk titled "Secrets of the Andean Skies," Nov. 10 and 12 at Fiske Planetarium.

Artist Sheryl Oring, dressed in red white and blue, sits at a desk in front of her vintage typewriters.

'I Wish to Say' by performance artist Sheryl Oring

Sept. 22, 2016

America’s self-proclaimed personal secretary, Sheryl Oring, will be at the Trumbo Fountain from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, with her vintage typewriter to take down people's messages to the president. The performance art is in support of the opening of "44 Plays for 44 Presidents," running through Oct. 2.

Portrait of Charles Blow

New York Times editorialist and author Charles Blow to speak at CU Boulder

Sept. 21, 2016

In honor of Bisexual Visibility Day, the Cultural Events Board, Queer and Trans People of Color, and Biphoria have collaborated to bring New York Times editorialist and author of the award-winning memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, to speak. Charles Blow, who came out publicly as bisexual in 2014, will speak on Friday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. in Eaton Humanities (HUMN) 1B50.

CU Movie night

'Chewie. We're home.'

July 28, 2016

CU Movie Night at Folsom Field is back and Friday night in the best setting in college athletics, you can watch the resurgence of one of the top movie franchises of all time. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be shown starting at dusk, around 8 p.m. The event is free, and gates open at 6 p.m.

Concert in Boettcher Concert Hall

CU-Boulder ensembles, El Sistema Colorado to give free concert at Denver’s Boettcher Hall

April 14, 2016

Stravinsky’s century-old masterpiece “The Rite of Spring” and Miles Davis’ landmark “Birth of the Cool” are on the program at a free Boettcher Concert Hall showcase on April 26, featuring performances by CU-Boulder’s College of Music ensembles and children from El Sistema Colorado.

Actor in Shakespeare play

All-female Shakespeare play teaches students about violence prevention

April 5, 2016

Could the powerful words of William Shakespeare end violence in schools? Since 2011, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) and CU-Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) have worked together to present annual school tours, where CSF actors perform a truncated Shakespeare play and lead workshops to discuss bullying, violence and unhealthy relationships in the Bard’s writing.

Children creating colorful paper sculptures

CU-Boulder hosts first Mathematics and the Arts Festival

March 30, 2016

Juggling. Origami. Group sculpture projects. See….Math is fun. This is the underlying message behind the first Mathematics and the Arts Festival being held Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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