A student studying in the Engineering Center on the first day of the Fall 2020 semester. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Helping students boost individual, community wellness in a pandemic

Sept. 2, 2020

In a new course, designed in part by students, participants delve into the interrelationship between COVID-19 and systemic racism. Anthony Fauci will be a special guest speaker.

Ahmed Ferjani

A new challenge: Stories of resilience in the COVID-19 era

Sept. 1, 2020

The pandemic has thrown a wrench into the internship and job plans of many CU students and recent graduates. Ahmed Ferjani was studying abroad in Spain. Learn what's become of the U.S.-based internship that he was set to start.

A sign seen at a Black Lives Matter protest

Free anti-racism course opens door to 'some very difficult questions'

Aug. 7, 2020

CU Boulder Today recently spoke with Shawn O’Neal, a doctoral candidate in ethnic studies, to learn more about Anti-Racism I, the first of three new Coursera courses he has developed with Jennifer Ho, professor of ethnic studies and director of the Center for Humanities and the Arts.

A Black Lives Matter sign displayed on the CU Boulder campus

Students mobilize to fight racism, demand change

Aug. 5, 2020

A petition created by two CU Boulder students seeks to make Black, Indigenous and other people of color feel safe, heard and valued.

ATLAS graduate student Fiona Bell

ATLAS graduate student assists Accenture Labs with development of self-cleaning textiles

July 31, 2020

Imagine a textile that cleans itself, killing viruses and bacteria and dissolving flecks of embedded organic material. Such a fabric could transform the safety of seating in planes, buses and other public spaces—a particularly appealing prospect in current times.

A member of a robotics research team working in a lab after a return to on-campus research

Robotics researchers ready to start field-testing their code

June 26, 2020

After months of remote work due to COVID-19, Chris Heckman and some of his team are headed back to the lab for testing and experimentation.

Adrian Gutierrez

Self-guided design project turns into an opportunity to save lives

June 24, 2020

Rising Engineering Plus senior Adrian Gutierrez successfully developed an automated bag valve mask, a device he hopes will help those with coronavirus in Mexico, his home for 18 years.

Serene Singh

CU Boulder students, alumni take lead in fight against coronavirus

June 12, 2020

Students and alumni have helped spread awareness about how to maintain a safe environment; raised funds to help support students, staff and faculty; and led efforts to donate and 3D-print personal protective equipment.

Nicholas Turco

Undergraduate aims to help CU Boulder Athletics become a model of inclusion

June 10, 2020

With Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) support, political science major Nicholas Turco is studying the experiences of LGBTQ+ athletes in CU Athletics.

Marwa Osman

Marwa Osman is on a leadership journey for social and environmental justice

May 28, 2020

Osman, a CU Boulder junior, has spent the last two years on a leadership odyssey that has made space for students of color and environmental justice on campus.