CU to host eclipse-viewing event in Folsom Field

May 18, 2012

On Sunday, May 20, Coloradans will see a “bite” taken out of the sun as the moon moves across the sun causing a partial solar eclipse. The eclipse starts at 6:22 p.m. with maximum eclipse at 7:30 p.m. and the sun will set at 7:50 p.m. Watch live this Sunday:

Two CU students win prestigious national Goldwater scholarships

May 10, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder twin sophomores Srinidhi Radhakrishnan and Saikripa Radhakrishnan -- both chemical and biological engineering majors -- have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships. The scholarships are worth up to $7,500 for educational expenses each year and are given to students who intend to pursue careers in the fields of math, science or engineering.

Boulder to celebrate Electric Vehicle Day with expo, film screening May 17 at CU

May 9, 2012

The latest in electric vehicle technology -- including cars, motorcycles, bicycles and charging systems -- will be showcased in the west parking lot of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Wolf Law Building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 17. A screening of the documentary “Revenge of the Electric Vehicle” with a question-and-answer session will be held later that day from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 1B20 of the CU-Boulder Visual Arts Complex. Both events, including refreshments and door prizes donated by local sponsors, are free and open to the public.

Next 5 weeks bring rare solar events to Colorado

May 2, 2012

On the afternoon of Sunday, May 20, Colorado will see a “bite” taken out of the sun as the moon moves across the sun causing a partial solar eclipse. The eclipse starts at 6:22 p.m. with maximum eclipse at 7:30 p.m. and the sun will set at 7:50 p.m. The celestial event will mark the most complete solar eclipse the U.S. has seen in more than 10 years, according to Douglas Duncan, director of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium.

CU graduating senior excels after emigrating from Romania as a political refugee

May 1, 2012

Boroka Bo, a 31-year-old senior sociology major, is graduating May 11 from the University of Colorado Boulder, 17 years after emigrating from the Transylvania region of Romania to the United States as a political refugee. This spring, Bo received a prestigious Soros Fellowship, a program that awards 30 fellowships annually to naturalized citizens, green card holders or children of naturalized citizens. It provides up to $90,000 in support to students who plan to use their graduate education to contribute back to their communities.

Colorado teachers to learn video game programming with algebra at special CU-Boulder workshop

April 17, 2012

Middle and high school teachers from across the Front Range will learn how to teach key math concepts to their students while introducing them to video game programming during an April 21 workshop at the University of Colorado Boulder. Emmanuel Schanzer of Harvard University will lead the workshop sponsored by CU-Boulder’s Department of Computer Science. Schanzer is the creator of Bootstrap, a computer programming tool that uses algebra to create images and animations.

Startup Gogy Inc. to develop CU-Boulder interactive education platform

April 17, 2012

Startup company Gogy Inc. and the University of Colorado have executed an exclusive licensing agreement that will enable the company to commercialize the Pedago.gy interactive teaching platform developed at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Pedago.gy is a Web application that creates a space for educators and students to engage in additional interaction and dialogue beyond the classroom. It provides a means whereby students and instructors can approach a topic in a collaborative fashion, rather than the typical expert-learner model found in most classrooms.

CU to host metro area youth April 6 in support of College Friday

April 5, 2012

College In Colorado news release DENVER - The University of Colorado has teamed up with Denver-based Crowley Foundation to bring 38 high school students from seven Metro Denver high schools to the CU-Boulder campus on April 6 as part of College Friday.

Web-based science program designed by CU and UCAR now in six school districts

April 4, 2012

A web-based science instruction program designed by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research that provides teachers with cutting-edge digital content is being tested in six school districts, thanks to a new $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Colorado business leaders remain optimistic going into second quarter, says CU Leeds School index

April 3, 2012

Colorado business leaders remain optimistic going into the second quarter of 2012 suggesting a recovery is taking hold, according to the most recent quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

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