Alumnus gifts more than $6 million to CU-Boulder to bolster economics, Baroque music

Nov. 24, 2014

An estate gift of just over $6 million from a music-loving economics alumnus will create three major new endowments benefiting the Department of Economics and the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder. Funding from the gift will endow two faculty chairs—one in economics and one in Baroque music—and create a unique travel sabbatical program for undergraduates.

Eklund gift

Downtown Boulder businessman’s gift sparks $2 million CU Opera endowment

Oct. 20, 2014

Longtime Boulder resident Paul N. Eklund has made a transformative gift to the opera program at the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder that, combined with additional university commitments, establishes a $2 million endowment for the program, to be renamed the Eklund Family Opera Program in honor of the gift.

Utah v Colorado homecoming poster

CU-Boulder marks 100 years of Homecoming

Oct. 16, 2014

Not everybody or everything makes it to 100, but the University of Colorado Boulder Homecoming is about to reach that centennial mark. On Nov. 7, 1914, CU took on Utah to win 33-0 in the first Homecoming featuring an intercollegiate matchup. This year, from Oct. 22 to 25, CU-Boulder will host hundreds of guests at dozens of major events. In addition to the traditional football game and parade, the celebration will include a concert, an alumni lecture series, affinity reunions and college and school gatherings.

Stein Sture

Stein Sture to retire as CU-Boulder’s vice chancellor for research

Oct. 15, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore announced today that Stein Sture will retire in June 2015 after 35 years of service to the campus, including his role as vice chancellor for research during the past nine years. Moore also announced that he is appointing James Williams, dean of University Libraries, to chair the committee in charge of a national search for Sture’s successor.

Anne Heinz

Anne Heinz to retire as CU-Boulder dean of Continuing Education

Oct. 10, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore today announced that Anne Heinz, dean of Continuing Education and Professional Studies and associate vice chancellor for Summer Session and Outreach and Engagement, will retire effective June 30, 2015, after 26 years at the university.

Ritters endow classical guitar program in College of Music

Oct. 10, 2014

CU-Boulder alumni Michele (Mikhy) and Mike Ritter have a deep love for CU-Boulder. They've recently made a trailblazing gift to the classical guitar program in the College of Music that, combined with a commitment from the Office of the Chancellor, will endow and name the program.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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