Koji Dennis (left) and Niko Dennis are engrossed in a PhET simulation for iPad. Photo by Kathy Perkins.

Students enhance global STEM learning with new iPad App

Oct. 12, 2016

Thanks to a team of undergraduate students, CU Boulder now has an innovative new iPad app for kids, extending the international educational footprint of the PhET Interactive Simulations project and its award-winning collection of science and math simulations.

Timothy Eatman of Imagining America speaks at CU Boulder in June about publicly engaged scholarship.

CU Boulder joins national arts and humanities consortium

Sept. 20, 2016

CU Boulder recently expanded its support of public scholarship in the arts and humanities by joining a national group called Imagining America, which works to advance democracy and participation in higher education.

Greg Moore.

Esteemed editor Greg Moore to teach, give public lectures this fall

Aug. 23, 2016

Greg Moore, former Denver Post editor-in-chief, will give free public lectures on campus, including “Putting the Watchdog to Sleep” at 11 a.m. on Oct. 14 in the Old Main Chapel. As the newly named Hearst Visiting Professor for the fall semester at the College of Media, Communication and Information, the seasoned journalist and editor also will teach a seminar to CMCI students and partner with faculty to teach sessions in two courses.

Cynthia Settje, owner and creative mind of Redthreaded

Corsets are a foundation for costume maker’s business

July 5, 2016

Think corsets went out with hoop skirts? Corsets have been used in period plays and movies for decades, but they’ve become popular again with women wanting the look of a nipped-in waist, and with historical costume enthusiasts and cosplayers. Cynthia Settje, owner and creative mind of Redthreaded, specializes in high quality corsets and costumes with a historical focus, including theatrical costuming, costume recreation, luxury corsetry and reproduction clothing.

 Students at shakespeare camp

CU-Boulder heads off Shakespeare fear…with fun

June 28, 2016

Ah, Shakespeare. Whether one loves, despises or fears the work of the immortal bard of Stratford-upon-Avon often depends upon the manner of first exposure. For a crash course in just how accessible, appealing and fun Shakespeare can be, there are few better places than the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s smashingly successful summer programs for children, Camp Shakespeare for 10- to 18-year-olds and Shakespeare’s Sprites, for ages 6-9.

Hung Liu (Chinese b. 1948), The Martyr, 2001, lithograph and collage

CU Art Museum kicks off fundraising campaign to acquire Sharkive print collection

May 16, 2016

The CU Art Museum (CUAM) at the University of Colorado Boulder has kicked off an initiative to raise $2 million to purchase and manage the Sharkive, a distinguished collection comprising 40 years of printmaking collaborations between renowned artists and Shark’s Ink of Lyons, Colorado.

Team wins Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting

April 15, 2016

Two reporters have won the 2016 Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting. Their winning piece details how dogged police work by investigators in Colorado captured a serial rapist and led to the exoneration of a Washington woman who was wrongfully prosecuted for false reporting of a rape that actually happened.

 Forensic Plant Science book jacket

Murder, they wrote... Plant forensic scientists help solve crimes

Jan. 28, 2016

They have been at if for decades, these two sleuths from CU-Boulder, using their expertise in plant forensics to help investigators solve crimes, often murder. And now the pair, emeritus professors Jane Bock and David Norris, have teamed up on a new forensic plant science book expected to aid detectives, lawyers and judges around the world in better understanding and solving crimes.

Music on a mission

Oct. 6, 2015

Sometimes the big moments for a musician happen nowhere near the recital hall or the practice room. Sometimes they happen on the other side of the world, in a classroom with a young student who can’t read sheet music, and who can barely speak your language. Classical guitarist Patrick Sutton (DMA'14) splits his time between performing and teaching students in nations without access to music education. He talks about his time spent in Afghanistan, Egypt and South Africa.

Colorado Classics Day on Sept. 19 to showcase Greek, Roman worlds to K-12 students

Sept. 10, 2015

The Classics Department at the University of Colorado Boulder will host students from across the state for Colorado Classics Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, on the south lawn outside the Duane Physics building.