Dean of Students JB Banks

The dean’s list of advice: Starting a new semester

Jan. 13, 2021

Whether you are returning for the spring or you are just beginning your journey at CU Boulder, I am happy to welcome you to a new semester!

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How a simple smell test could curb COVID-19 and help reopen the economy

Dec. 9, 2020

A new mathematical modeling study by CU Boulder scientists suggests a simple scratch-and-sniff test could play an important role in screening for COVID-19. An alumnus has already invented a 50-cent test that interfaces with a smartphone app, and more research is underway.

JB Banks

The dean’s list of advice: Winter break

Dec. 2, 2020

Be proud of the work you’ve done to finish strong, Buffs! And after finals next week, it’s time to enjoy a well-deserved break. Dean of Students JB Banks offers tips for a restful, safe winter break.

JB Banks

The dean’s list of advice: Maintaining motivation

Nov. 18, 2020

The finish line is in sight, and JB Banks—dean of students and associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs—has some advice to help you make it through the end of the semester.

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Parental restrictions on childhood tech use have few lasting effects

Nov. 17, 2020

New research shows parental restrictions have few lasting effects on a child's tech use in young adulthood. Also, college students use more tech than they ever have in their lives or ever want to again.

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Center for Leadership to offer capstone in wilderness leadership

Oct. 30, 2020

CU Boulder's new Center for Leadership is offering a spring wilderness leadership capstone course for the Leadership Studies Minor.

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Ask an expert: Staying safe this winter and holiday season during COVID-19

Oct. 28, 2020

With COVID-19 cases on the rise nationally, it is more important than ever to reduce one’s risk of contracting and spreading the virus. Learn from expert Shelly Miller about the ways we can all help reduce our risk and keep our communities safe.

JB Banks

The dean’s list of advice: Getting into the Halloween spirit

Oct. 27, 2020

I can’t thank you all enough for showing up for your community and continuing to follow public health orders. I hope you are able to find time this weekend to relax and recharge, take a break and enjoy the holiday safely. Read more from Dean of Students JB Banks.

CU Boulder undergraduate Makayla Sileo participates in the Presidents Leadership Class first-year orientation in August 2019. (Photo by Jessie Kasynski/CU Boulder)

Innovative new leadership center blends research with programming

Oct. 14, 2020

CU Boulder’s newest center combines an array of hands-on programming and partnerships to bolster leadership education for students, faculty and staff with research to advance the field of leadership studies.

Dean of Students JB Banks

From Dean Banks: Share your feedback and experiences

Oct. 8, 2020

All current undergraduate students are encouraged to apply and join the new Dean of Students Leadership and Values Council by Oct. 16.