Senior museum educator Jim Hakala, left, and anthropology curator Steve Lekson prepare a fossil kit to be delivered to a Colorado classroom. 

Fossil kits bring CU-Boulder museum to classrooms across Colorado

April 21, 2016

Jim Hakala is hitting the road Friday with bins of captivating remnants of the ancient past. Among other things, he’s got fossilized fern, leaves, shark teeth, dinosaur bone, fish, petrified wood and a trilobite. This time, he’s targeting fourth grade classrooms in mostly northeastern Colorado with 12 of his “fossil kits,” courtesy of the CU Museum of Natural History, along with a standards-based curriculum for use by teachers.Read more »
Carissa Marsh and Luke DeGregori

Science education, a love story: CU-Boulder couple bond over their passion for teaching

March 11, 2016

Luke DeGregori and Carissa Marsh are almost as passionate about science education as they are about each other. Before the couple marries this July, they’re focused on their final semester at the University of Colorado Boulder and time well spent student teaching.Read more »
 Brain awareness class paper and crayons

Mind matters: Learning about the brain

March 9, 2016

INC Classroom Outreach sends teams of CU-Boulder students into local schools to teach kids about the brain. They provide lessons on sleep, nutrition for the brain, emotions, head injury and general brain structure. The program is an extension of a large-scale effort to increase public awareness of brain research.Read more »

CU-Boulder panel to address parents’ rights and public education

Jan. 20, 2016

A panel discussion examining parental choice in public education will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. It is free and open to the public.Read more »

CU-Boulder-based Schools of Opportunity recognition program goes national

Nov. 11, 2015

A project of a University of Colorado Boulder research center that recognizes public high schools for what they do to give all students rich and engaging opportunities to succeed is now open to schools nationwide.Read more »
Kids at the Teen Science Cafe

Teen Science Cafe explores botany behind a victim’s last meal

Oct. 30, 2015

The next Teen Science Cafe to be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the CU Museum of Natural History’s lower level BioLounge explores how botany can be used to solve crimes. The event is free and open to the public.Read more »

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.Read more »

Learning Assistant Program at CU-Boulder, CU Denver gets $3.6 million boost

Sept. 22, 2015

The National Science Foundation has awarded separate grants of $2.5 million to the University of Colorado Boulder and $1.1 million to the University of Colorado Denver to expand and study the campuses’ Learning Assistant Program.Read more »

Pianist Toku Kawata's summer in Paris

Sept. 22, 2015

Toku Kawata, a third-year piano performance doctor of musical arts candidate, spent a month in Paris this summer to research "En Vers" by Japanese composer and sometime Paris resident Akira Miyoshi. He shared his experience with CU-Boulder's College of Music .Read more »

CU-Boulder research finds link between economic ties to UN, peacekeeper assignments

Sept. 3, 2015

New research led by a University of Colorado Boulder professor finds that nations torn by civil strife that have strong trade relations with the United Nations’ key decision-making states have a 20-percent greater likelihood of receiving peacekeepers.Read more »