Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril addresses a room full of students

Ex-Libyan prime minister says technology won’t save the world

Sept. 15, 2016

Five years after the Arab Spring uprisings rocked the Middle East, former Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril offered University of Colorado Boulder students a front-row perspective on the protests’ genesis, their shortcomings and the lessons the world should absorb in the coming decades.

Like a professor, Supreme Court Justice slowly walks the aisles as she speaks to a packed Macky Auditorium.

SCOTUS’s Sotomayor addresses large crowds at CU Boulder event with message of perseverance

Sept. 3, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, appointed in 2009 as the first Hispanic member on the bench of the nation’s highest court, spoke of self-worth and determination to a crowd of nearly 1,800 at CU Boulder’s Macky Auditorium on Sept. 2. 

Two human fists, one painted blue with the Democratic donkey and the other red with the Republican elephant. face off knuckle-to-knuckle.

Like-minded discourse breeds extremism, research finds

Sept. 2, 2016

Those bemused by political prattle on Facebook or the flag-waving frenzy at both major parties’ national conventions should withhold judgment about citizens who become politically extreme, according to new research by Jessica Keating, a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. The study examined how even short discussions among like-minded people can radicalize individuals, often without them knowing their attitudes have changed.

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

US Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to speak on campus Sept. 2

Aug. 17, 2016

As the guest jurist for the fifth John Paul Stevens Lecture, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will join a "fireside chat" on Sept. 2 at Macky Auditorium, CU Boulder announced today. The event is hosted by the Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law and is free and open to the campus community and public. Registration is required by Aug. 22.

Law school lecture

With new curriculum, CU Boulder Mini Law School is open for registration

Aug. 9, 2016

Kicking off with a lecture on employment law, the University of Colorado Boulder’s Mini Law School will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. over seven Tuesdays Sept. 13 through Nov. 11.

 Student testifying on the economic impact of bills

Students get real-world experience analyzing legislative bills

May 12, 2016

The seven undergraduate students in Professor Jeffrey Zax’s Applied Economic Analysis and Public Policy class didn’t stop at analyzing the economic impact of bills considered during the recently concluded legislative session. They even showed up to testify. The students also created a legislative scorecard, evaluating all bills considered by legislators this session and giving the Colorado General Assembly mixed reviews in terms of proposed bills’ impact on the state’s economy.

City of Boulder-CU-Boulder partnership joins MetroLab Network

May 3, 2016

Organized by CU-Boulder’s Community Engagement Design and Research Center (CEDaR), CU-Boulder and the city of Boulder together have joined the MetroLab Network , a nationwide collection of 35 city-university partnerships focused on bringing data, analytics and innovation to local government.

Group looking at seeds

$1 Million in Innovative Seed Grant Program awards announced

April 29, 2016

CU-Boulder’s Innovative Seed Grant program is awarding $1 million through 23 grants that take investigators in creative and sometimes high-risk, high-reward directions, like a new project exploring the relationship between climate change and political instability in the Middle East.

Trenton capitol building

Public financing of campaigns does not reduce political polarization, says CU-Boulder study

April 18, 2016

Private donations to political candidates neither alter the candidates’ voting patterns once they’re in office nor make them more ideologically intractable, found a study co-authored by a University of Colorado Boulder political science professor. Yet that underlying belief has led to a range of political reforms including the controversial approach of using taxpayer dollars to pay for political campaigns. These were the central findings of the study, recently published in "Legislative Studies Quarterly."

James (Jim) Anaya

CU-Boulder names James Anaya new dean of law

April 13, 2016

CU-Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of James (Jim) Anaya, a Regents’ Professor and James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy at the University of Arizona, as dean of the law school. Anaya will begin his duties on Aug. 8, 2016. Anaya’s teaching and writing focus on international human rights and issues concerning indigenous peoples.