Photo of community gathering at Oakland International High School

Examining the call for community schools

April 28, 2021

CU Boulder doctoral student Julia Daniel studies community schools, a promising model of education that broadens access to learning opportunities and strengthens communities.

Areyana Proctor

Areyana Proctor honored as Newman Civic Fellow

April 27, 2021

Areyana Proctor has been recognized for her commitment to racial justice, equity, and solving public problems through storytelling and representation of people of color in the media.

Sophie Woods

Engineers adjust plans to support Colorado town

April 27, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, sophomore Sophie Woods and the Engineers Without Borders Puerto Rico team faced difficulties due to the inability to travel. They made the difficult decision to suspend the Puerto Rico project and began searching for creative opportunities to bring engineering solutions to under-resourced communities.

A Zoom class set up by CU Boulder dance graduate students

Dance grad students keep kids moving with virtual classes

April 9, 2021

When local students began learning remotely because of COVID-19, graduate students in the Department of Theatre & Dance partnered with Boulder Valley School District to help keep kids with a range of learning needs moving and engaged.

Evan Kirk and Claire Meyer demonstrate how thermal testing for the PortaVax device is set up. (Photo submitted)

Engineering students invent device for delivering COVID-19 vaccines to rural areas

April 9, 2021

Meet PortaVax, a portable vaccine carrier that can keep up to 250 vaccine doses cold for several days using insulation and dry ice. Students are still testing the device and tweaking its design, but they say early results are promising.

Flowers line a fence surrounding the parking lot where 10 adults, including a police officer, were shot by a lone gunman at the King Soopers at 3600 Table Mesa Dr. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Processing and remembering with music

April 9, 2021

CU Boulder music student Josh Sweeney has turned to music in the wake of the Boulder tragedy, including recording his own arrangment of Samuel Barber’s famously moving “Adagio for Strings.”

Students release biodegradable balloons as part of class project

Meet Hunter Sherraden, student-employee of the year

March 30, 2021

Read more about Hunter Sherraden, student-employee of the year, and the other 2020–21 nominees.

Imig Music Building

Striving for change, equitable learning

March 25, 2021

Asha Romeo, a junior voice performance major at the College of Music, is a leading voice in the Diverse Musician's Alliance and a driver of change in the musical community.

Raul Dominguez

Pandemic workaround: Choral Conductors Colloquium

March 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic blindsided not only arts organizations and presenters, but also arts education and mentorship. Fortunately, doctoral student Raul Dominguez knew just what to do.

People gathering water in urban Africa

Student explores assumptions in financing for urban water utilities in low-income countries

Feb. 16, 2021

Anna Libey, a doctoral student in environmental engineering at CU Boulder, is the lead author on a new paper that compares utilities around the world and advocates for more subsidization in utility operations to provide clean water.