Distinguished CU Professor James S. Anaya addresses the audience during the closing ceremony

Vetting of human rights commitments next step in global climate summit

Dec. 5, 2022

After three days of dynamic and thought-provoking panels and keynotes at the inaugural Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit co-hosted by United Nations Human Rights and CU Boulder, the work now begins on moving the talk about the human rights crisis that climate change is to action.

Guests mingle as a pattern of gold light filters through the atrium windows.

Newest research institute tackles mental health, wellness through integration of science, community

Oct. 18, 2022

CU Boulder’s newest institute—the Renée Crown Wellness Institute—celebrated its grand opening on University Hill with a joyful event highlighting the importance of the institute’s work: addressing the mental health crisis.

Painting of three young girls standing in water

3 things to understand about climate justice

Oct. 5, 2022

From increasing droughts and wildfires to polluted air and deforestation, natural disasters have an enormous impact on humans, including Indigenous ways of life. CU faculty shared insights and research at a recent event—read three key takeaways.

NASA's Pam Melroy tours an aerospace engineering lab on the CU Boulder campus

From cockpit to campus: NASA’s Melroy talks moon, inclusivity, more at CU Boulder

May 6, 2022

NASA's Pam Melroy has spent roughly 924 hours in space. Her latest voyage—she visited Colorado on Thursday to talk to campus leaders about traveling to the moon, Mars and beyond.

Stanley McChrystal speaks in Macky Auditorium

Stanley McChrystal shares insights on Ukraine invasion, leadership in uncertain times

March 2, 2022

This year's Leo Hill Leadership speaker, a retired four-star general and former special ops commander, discussed leadership in times of uncertainty and shared his perspective on the Russian invasion of Ukraine in front of an audience of more than 1,000 students and community members.

Keith Molenaar, Philip DiStefano, Tandean Rustandy, Todd Saliman and Sharon Matusik

Alumnus Tandean Rustandy makes surprise 7-figure gift announcement at ribbon-cutting

Nov. 8, 2021

Alumnus Tandean Rustandy has given more than $10 million to CU Boulder, including support for the new $45 million Rustandy Building. At a ribbon-cutting Sunday, Rustandy surprised attendees with news of another $1.25 million gift.

Student voting in the UMC

Student voting skyrocketed at CU Boulder, nationwide in 2020

Nov. 2, 2021

Student voting on campus increased a whopping 12.7 percentage points in last year’s presidential election, rising to 80.3% of eligible students in 2020 from 67.6% in 2016 and surpassing the university’s national peers.

Valeria Ayala Alonso celebrates after getting her photo taken at Folsom Field during Grad Appreciation Days events

Class of 2021 honored in virtual commencement ceremony

May 6, 2021

Family and friends of the class of 2021 celebrated Thursday as more than 9,000 graduates officially earned their degrees after years of hard work and challenges overcome––particularly over the past year––joining 300,000 CU Boulder alumni worldwide.

David Brooks and chancellor

How to live a richer life and build community: A conversation with David Brooks

Feb. 25, 2021

Whether it’s addressing a personal crisis or a nation in turmoil, bestselling author and social commentator David Brooks shared personal stories and bits of wisdom in a recent conversation with Chancellor Phil DiStefano. Here are some key takeaways.

Electric solar panels

Report outlines solutions for curbing U.S. carbon emissions

Dec. 16, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder’s Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) on Thursday released a report outlining key steps the U.S. can take to drive CO2 emissions to zero in the key sectors of electricity, building, transportation and industry.