Syrian-American musician brings message of peace to Boulder

Sept. 26, 2014

As his country continues to suffer from civil war, terrorism and atrocities, renowned Syrian-American composer and pianist Malek Jandali will bring his message of peace and human rights to CU-Boulder with a lecture and public concert on Sept. 29.Read more »

National search launched for CU-Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information dean

Sept. 24, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore today announced the formation of a search committee to lead a national search for the founding dean of the new College of Media, Communication and Information. Moore has appointed Anne Heinz, dean of Continuing Education and Professional Studies and associate vice chancellor for Summer Session, Outreach and Engagement, to chair the search committee.Read more »

Tweets during 2013 Colorado floods gave engineers valuable data on infrastructure damage

Sept. 3, 2014

Tweets sent during last year’s massive flooding on Colorado’s Front Range were able to detail the scope of damage to the area’s infrastructure, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings can help geotechnical and structural engineers more effectively direct their reconnaissance efforts after future natural disasters—including earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes—as well as provide them data that might otherwise be lost due to rapid cleanup efforts.Read more »
Tom Zeiler

CU on the Weekend offers free programs in Boulder, expands to CU South Denver

Sept. 1, 2014

The public is invited to attend free, Saturday programs led by University of Colorado Boulder faculty on popular topics as part of the CU on the Weekend series, which begins Sept. 6. With topics ranging from the sweeping stories behind celebrated musical compositions to the micro-level study of bacteria that uniquely forms each person’s microbiome, CU on the Weekend programs are designed to satisfy the community’s curiosity surrounding some of the intriguing research conducted at CU-Boulder.Read more »
Ruth Ellen Kocher

CU-Boulder English professor wins prestigious PEN Award

July 30, 2014

Ruth Ellen Kocher, professor of English and director of the creative writing program at the University of Colorado Boulder, has won a prestigious PEN Literary Award. Kocher was a co-winner of the PEN Open Book Award for her book of poems titled domina Un/blued. The award recognizes an exceptional book-length work of literature by an author of color. Also winning the award was Nina McConigley for Cowboys and East Indians .Read more »
Children explore pond.

Natural-terrain schoolyards reduce children’s stress, says CU Boulder study

July 22, 2014

Playing in schoolyards that feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and recreation equipment reduces children’s stress and inattention, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.Read more »

Shahan donates funds to celebrate Boulder and support graduate students

June 19, 2014

English alumnus Dick Shahan recently made a $75,000 gift commitment to CU-Boulder — $50,000 of which established an endowment to create the Dick Shahan CU-Boulder Undergraduate Writing Competition, expected to generate an annual prize of $2,000 for a prose piece that features Boulder. The additional $25,000 will fund the Shahan Graduate Fellowships in the CU-Boulder English Department, providing an annual $1,000 research grant for an English graduate student.Read more »

Four CU-Boulder students win grants to study critically needed languages

April 29, 2014

Four University of Colorado Boulder students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Languages Scholarships (CLS) for this summer.Read more »
Robert Shay

CU-Boulder announces new College of Music dean

April 2, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of a new dean for the College of Music. The new dean will be Robert Shay, director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri in Columbia. His appointment will begin Sept. 1.Read more »

Momentous gift of Holocaust archive to CU-Boulder will draw scholars from around world

March 4, 2014

The Mazal Holocaust Collection, considered the world’s largest privately owned Holocaust archive and the most significant U.S. collection outside of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., has been donated to the University of Colorado Boulder.Read more »

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