Student life: Finding a community on campus

March 1, 2013

At first, Kisori Thomas had a difficult time acclimating to the campus climate at CU-Boulder. Initially, other than her coursework, she wasn’t active outside the classroom. Realizing she wanted a more well-rounded education, experience and personal growth, she took a big step outside her comfort zone and began looking for student leadership and multicultural organizations to join. This also included studying abroad in Chicoutimi, Canada, for a five-week French intensive program.

Volcanic aerosols, not pollutants, tamped down recent Earth warming, says CU study

March 1, 2013

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder looking for clues about why Earth did not warm as much as scientists expected between 2000 and 2010 now thinks the culprits are hiding in plain sight -- dozens of volcanoes spewing sulfur dioxide.

Twin CU-Boulder instruments reveal a third radiation belt can wrap around Earth

Feb. 28, 2013

With the flip of a switch, a pair of instruments designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder and flying onboard twin NASA space probes have forced the revision of a 50-year-old theory about the structure of the radiation belts that wrap around the Earth just a few thousand miles above our heads.

$4.3 million grant will allow CU-Boulder to update 20-year-old groundbreaking STEM study

Feb. 26, 2013

Early next month, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder will begin the painstaking process of interviewing hundreds of undergraduates in an effort to understand why the rates of students switching out of science, technology, engineering and math majors has remained troublingly high over the last couple of decades despite widespread efforts to address the problem.

CU-Boulder effort helps former students complete their degrees

Feb. 25, 2013

When life’s complications get in the way of graduation, the University of Colorado Boulder offers CU Complete, an academic service designed to assist former CU-Boulder students in completing their bachelor’s degrees. To date, more than 400 former CU-Boulder students have worked with Continuing Education advisers and 78 students have graduated with assistance from CU Complete.

New Ethnic Studies, Materials Science degree programs authorized by the Board of Regents

Feb. 22, 2013

The University of Colorado Board of Regents on Wednesday voted to approve the establishment of a new Ph.D. degree in Comparative Ethnic Studies at CU-Boulder. The board also voted in favor of new master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in Materials Science and Engineering. The new degrees were added to the more than 180 programs offered at the university.

CU’s nLab breeds real-world innovation among all walks of students

Feb. 21, 2013

Interdisciplinary thinking bolsters innovation. That’s the concept behind the University of Colorado Boulder’s new nLab, a mobile hub that allows students to develop their entrepreneurial ideas through peer and mentor-based collaboration, sustainability resources and other tools.

CU-Boulder Army ROTC ranks among nation’s top 8 units

Feb. 21, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder’s ROTC program has won one of eight MacArthur Awards in the nation for the unit’s achievements in the 2011-12 school year. CU-Boulder was selected as the top unit of the Cadet Command’s Fifth Brigade, which consists of 36 senior Army ROTC programs in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

CU-Boulder officials unveil $170 million athletic facilities upgrade proposal for CU’s Board of Regents

Feb. 20, 2013

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, Athletic Director Mike Bohn and new head football coach Mike MacIntyre today unveiled a $170 million, multi-year proposal to upgrade CU-Boulder’s football facilities before the Intercollegiate Athletics subcommittee of the CU Board of Regents at the board’s monthly meeting in Colorado Springs.

CU-Boulder announces four finalists for dean of College of Music

Feb. 20, 2013

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the four finalists selected for the position of dean of the College of Music. The finalists for the position are: Wayne Bailey, professor of conducting and instrumental ensembles, School of Music, Arizona State University; David Myers, director, School of Music, University of Minnesota; Jamal Rossi, executive associate dean, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; and John Schaffer, director emeritus, School of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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