collage of fish tropical fish species

Q&A: Colwell on cracking the biodiversity code

April 12, 2017

Robert Colwell, adjoint curator in entomology at the Museum of Natural History on campus, has a paper published today in Methods in Ecology and Evolution on using novel mathematical approaches to estimate the number of fish species on coral reefs. We caught up with him to discuss his lifelong fascination with the Earth’s biodiversity, and his latest research, which could be applied to any species.

Students in Peter Newton's class visit a local farm to learn about sustainability

New initiative to showcase best teaching practices on campus

Jan. 30, 2017

Under a new program called Making Teaching and Learning Visible, faculty will have access to a trove of best teaching practices. “There is so much hidden when it comes to teaching,” Assistant Professor Peter Newton said. “To the extent we can share experiences, successes, and failures in the classroom, we can develop ourselves as better teachers.”

Antonella Abuja

$15 million - and a personal touch - accelerate aerospace research, education at CU Boulder

Jan. 23, 2017

Antonella Albuja’s doctoral degree in aerospace engineering from CU Boulder just became more valuable, as did the educational, research and career prospects of those who follow her in the Smead Program, thanks to $15 million in total support from a notable Colorado family. The gifts also name the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences.

Chris Leach

Q&A: Professor Leach discusses new support for de Soto Capital Markets program

Dec. 15, 2016

Leeds Professor Chris Leach talks about $3.7 million in new gifts to support the Hernando de Soto Capital Markets Program, which introduces first-year business students to foundational ideas in ethics, business, law and economics, including those of de Soto, a Peruvian economist who champions individual property rights as one of the cornerstones to economic empowerment for people in emerging nations.

Sharon Matusik working with a student

Matusik named interim business school dean

Nov. 21, 2016

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of Sharon F. Matusik as the interim dean of the Leeds School of Business.

people waving small American flags

New research lab to take Colorado's political pulse

Nov. 2, 2016

The newly created American Politics Research Lab, housed in the Department of Political Science, aims to involve undergraduate and graduate students in taking Colorado's political pulse every year. “This is the first year of what we hope will be an ongoing record of opinion on public affairs within the state,” said political scientist Scott Adler.

Faculty member Jane Page assists two students in a Shakespeare class

Campus launches into redesigned accreditation review

Oct. 18, 2016

The campus community is once again embarking on an accreditation review by the nonprofit Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an independent corporation founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

convocation at CU Boulder

Most diverse, academically qualified freshman class settles into college life

Sept. 16, 2016

Their average SAT score is 1191; ACT composite 27.3; and high school GPA 3.66. The freshman class of 6,439 is also the most diverse, with 26 percent U.S. students of color enrolled. Seventeen percent are first in their families to go to college. Of the freshmen from Colorado, 33.4 percent are Esteemed Scholars.

A girl receiving an award during a positive recognition campaign event in Montbello

$5.9 million grant to expand youth violence prevention work in Denver

Sept. 6, 2016

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder has received a five-year $5.9 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand its youth violence prevention work in two Denver neighborhoods.

CU students posing with Lockheed Martin Chief Technology Officer Keoki Jackson

New partnership with Lockheed Martin forges research, career opportunities for students

Aug. 25, 2016

A new $3 million sponsorship by Lockheed Martin announced Thursday will establish academic programs focused on radio frequency (RF) systems. RF fields address commercial, civil and military needs for communications, radar and photonics. For students, the partnership means even more opportunities to get real-world experience in tracking, navigation and spacecraft control as well as next-generation global navigation technologies.

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