Color guard and drumline in the 1993 Juneteenth Parade in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood

Juneteenth: Celebrating and learning with events, resources

June 18, 2021

Commemorated on June 19 each year, Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of enslaved people in the U.S., the end of the Civil War, and the self-determination of Black Americans. As a campus community we recognize and reflect on the importance of this day.

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Learn the basics of PERA benefits June 25

June 17, 2021

Join an interactive PERA 101 webinar from 2–3 p.m. on Friday, June 25, where you’ll learn about the hidden gems included in your PERA benefits, along with steps to take now—no matter where you are in your career—to make the most of this important benefit.

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Get bear safety tips

June 16, 2021

Bears are sporadically seen in the Boulder foothills and, on rare occasions, campus.

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Apply to the 2021-22 University Perspective Program by July 16

June 16, 2021

Participants gain firsthand knowledge of the university through meetings with senior leaders on the Boulder campus and each of the other three campuses in the CU system, as well as the CU system office.

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Apply for a grant to create or adapt Open Educational Resources

June 15, 2021

Apply to receive a grant to create Open Educational Resources for use in courses and create cost savings for students. Applications are due July 6.

Gregor Henze

CU Boulder Fulbright Scholar to bring energy research Down Under

June 11, 2021

Professor Gregor Henze is a 2021 honoree of the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Science, Technology and Innovation. He'll spend a semester in Newcastle, Australia, at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

Overlooking the town of Bailey, Colorado (Photo by Patrick Campbell/University of Colorado)

Mountain residents underestimate wildfire risk, overestimate preparedness

June 11, 2021

Hannah Brenkert-Smith has studied the role of residents' choices in wildfire risk for two decades, with one goal being to improve mitigation programs. Her most recent work near Bailey, Colorado, concludes residents often overestimate their preparation and underestimate their risk.

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Air pollution exposure during pregnancy may boost babies’ obesity risk

June 10, 2021

New research shows pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollution have babies who grow unusually fast in the first months after birth, putting on excess fat that puts them at risk of obesity and related diseases later in life.

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Get a head start on building your fall courses

June 9, 2021

The Office of Information Technology is running Canvas trainings all summer, including sessions on designing more engaging Canvas pages, adding interactive video content and streamlining how you add content to your Canvas course with MultiTool.

Migrants hoping to reach the distant U.S. border walk along a highway in Guatemala

As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

June 9, 2021

Climate migrants don’t fit neatly into the legal definitions of refugee or migrant, and that can leave them in limbo. The Biden administration is debating how to identify and help them. Associate Professor Amanda Carrico and colleagues share on The Conversation.

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