Jennifer Doudna and Tom Cech

Future, ethics of gene editing the focus of star-studded public forum May 23

May 11, 2023

Advances in gene-editing have made it possible to banish hereditary diseases, eradicate pests and create new life forms, but should we go there? Jennifer Doudna along with two other Nobel laureates will join a panel of world leaders for a free public forum.

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Best Should Teach awards, talk May 1 to honor outstanding educators

April 24, 2023

The upcoming Best Should Teach event will recognize outstanding CU Boulder faculty members, K-12 teachers and graduate student instructors, as well as feature Alyssa Hadley Dunn with a lecture on responding to violence in schools.

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Hope, healing and futurity during attacks on critical race theory—April 25

April 14, 2023

Hear from Marlene Palomar, Abe Salvador Jones and Tiera Tanksley, who have devoted themselves to uplifting underserved, undervalued and under-seen communities, in this Grounded Knowledge Panel by the Renée Crown Wellness Institute.

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From groundwater to beetle kill: Artists, scientists, communities address climate change

April 13, 2023

On April 20, two artist-scientist teams will discuss how their collaborations with each other and Colorado communities tell the story of climate change. A related exhibition will be on view at the Colorado State Capitol May 19–Oct. 16.

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April 20 set for discussion on genocide, crimes against humanity

April 13, 2023

Colorado Law and the Holocaust, Genocide and Contemporary Bioethics Program will present a conversation—from East West Street to the Rohingya and Ukraine—with Philippe Sands, lawyer, professor and author; S. James Anaya, distinguished professor; and Nicholas Doman, professor of international law.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to give commencement address

April 7, 2023

At the invitation of CU Boulder’s Senior Class Council, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis will deliver this year’s commencement speech at CU Boulder, with the ceremony taking place on May 11 at Folsom Field.

Pam Ronald

Award-winning plant geneticist Pam Ronald to give lecture April 27

April 5, 2023

Invited to give the Rose M. Litman Lecture, Pam Ronald will give a talk discussing the development of climate-resilient rice varieties, the genetic basis for plant resistance and CRISPR-mediated strategies used to enhance carbon sequestration of rice.

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CU on the Weekend April 15 to explore how GPS changed everything

April 4, 2023

How is it that a system originally intended to support worldwide military operations has created such broad-reaching benefits? And how has the landscape of GPS capability continued to evolve? Dive in with Distinguished Professor Penina Axelrad.

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Printmaking as activism: Building community through art April 5, April 7

March 30, 2023

Join this two-day event beginning with a lecture by Delita Martin, an artist and printmaker whose practice celebrates community and affirms social justice. Artist talk, reception, artist spotlight, collage making—plan to attend this CAAAS and CU Art Museum-sponsored series.

Kal Penn

Actor, writer and producer Kal Penn to visit CU Boulder April 11

March 30, 2023

Join the Distinguished Speakers Board as it welcomes Kal Penn—actor, writer, producer and former associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement—for a talk about his experiences as an actor and his time in politics.