Professor Robert S. Anderson of the University of Colorado Boulder’s geological sciences department and Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research has been awarded the 2014 Hazel Barnes Prize, the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university. Since 1992, the Hazel Barnes Prize has been awarded each year to a CU-Boulder faculty
Jordan Burns, a University of Colorado Boulder junior majoring in civil engineering, has won a prestigious Truman Scholarship, an honor that brings with it up to $30,000 for graduate study. Burns, who is from Colorado Springs, is CU-Boulder’s ninth recipient of the scholarship and first since 2006. The 59 new Truman Scholars were selected from
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will give a free public talk at the University of Colorado Boulder April 18 on America’s space program and the challenges and opportunities the space agency will encounter as it moves through the 21st century. The talk, titled “NASA’s Roadmap to Tomorrow’s Missions,” will be held at CU-Boulder’s East Stadium Club
A record number of University of Colorado Boulder students have received a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding graduate students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Thirty CU-Boulder students were among the 2,000 fellowship winners announced by NSF earlier this month—the greatest number of fellows from any school
On a mild Saturday last September, I decided to stain the deck rails at my family’s cabin, located five miles above Jamestown. I wanted to get at least one coat on the old rails before winter. I loaded up my dog, packed some food for both of us and drove the 25 or so miles from Longmont, up Left Hand Canyon and then James Canyon, through the small Boulder County community of Jamestown on up the mountain and to the cabin.
Attend ASSETT 2nd Annual Teaching with Technology Symposium Keynote speech, “Rewriting the Syllabus: New Hybrid and Online Pedagogies,” with Dr. Jesse Stommel (Engl’99, MA’02, PhD’10) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 28 from 3-5:30 p.m. in the Glenn Miller East Ballroom. Admission is free, but registration is requested. The symposium celebrates faculty across campus who have
University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of a new dean for the College of Music. The new dean will be Robert Shay, director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri in Columbia. His appointment will begin Sept. 1.
Please join us on April 30 for a CU Advocacy Lunch and Learn program featuring Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia (CU-Boulder, Bus’79).
We want you to know that all students and alumni are members of the Alumni Association!
April 1, 2014 The confidence of Colorado business leaders remains positive and has increased slightly going into the second quarter of 2014, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released April 1 by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The second quarter LBCI posted a reading of 61,
CU alum and renowned photojournalist Tomas van Houtryve, who recently completed an essay on drone technology for Harper’s magazine, and CU alum Stacey Clarkson, who is Harper’s art director, will discuss technology, society and privacy during an ATLAS Speaker Series presentation at 4:15 p.m. Monday, April 7, in ATLAS 100. Thomas wrote the essay after buying a drone on Amazon
Eric Stough (Film’95), animation director and producer of South Park, will speak at the CU-Boulder spring Commencement ceremony May 9 at Folsom Field.
Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs to be held April 7-11.
The Archives and Special Collections Department of the University of Colorado Boulder presents A Century on: Remembering the Great War, a commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. This exhibit features the letters, maps, photographs, posters and war-time artifacts of esteemed former University of Colorado Boulder faculty: law professor and football coach Fred
2014 George Gamow Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, April 1 The physics department and the George Gamow Memorial Lecture Committee proudly presents the 49th George Gamow Memorial Lecture, “Quantum Computers and Schrödinger’s Cat” by Nobel Laureate, NIST fellow and professor adjoint, Dr. David Wineland. The lecture will be on Tuesday, April beginning at 7:30 P.M. in
Dr. Stanley Hellerstein, age 87, died March 7, 2014 at his home in Kansas City from complications of congestive heart failure.
By Andrew Green BOULDER – The University of Colorado women’s tennis team battled, but fell to No. 1 UCLA, 4-0, Sunday afternoon at the South Campus Tennis Facility. The Buffaloes drop to 0-4 in Pac-12 play and 7-8 overall, while the Bruins improve to 14-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play. “UCLA is definitely deserving
By B.G. Brooks, CUBuffs.com Contributing Editor BOULDER – History was made Sunday at 4:02 p.m. MDT, and it was made faster than you could blurt March Madness. Two minutes into CBS’ Selection Sunday telecast, the University of Colorado men’s basketball team was announced as an at-large entry in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, marking an
Well, March is finally here, which means we have 12 weeks until the Bolder Boulder 10K, that annual Memorial Day celebration of spring, health and community that is a goal race for many of us. With the bulk of winter’s cold and ice, darkness and snow behind us, who better to provide a key training
BOULDER – At the conclusion of the University of Colorado women’s tennis match against No. 3 UCLA on Sunday, March 16, the CU coaching staff and student-athletes will host a Campus Kids’ Day Clinic. The match against UCLA will begin at 10 a.m. at the South Campus Courts. The Campus Kids’ Days will take place
Momentous Gift of Holocaust Archive to CU-Boulder Will Draw Scholars from Around World The Mazal Holocaust Collection, considered the world’s largest privately owned Holocaust archive and the most significant U.S. collection outside of the Holocaust museums in New York and Washington, D.C., has been donated to the University of Colorado Boulder. The highly regarded collection
Read about alums Bond Camp and Worthy McCormick who just opened The Bivouac in Breckenridge. Here’s an excerpt from the Denver Post:When Bond Camp and Worthy McCormick first decided to renovate a small lodge here into a premium hostel, they hesitated to use the H-word after another local businessman got the wrong impression. “There was this
A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder bolsters the theory that the first Americans, who are believed to have come over from northeast Asia during the last ice age, may have been isolated on the Bering Land Bridge for thousands of years before spreading throughout the Americas. The theory, now known as
The main campus will be closed to non-affiliates from noon to 6 p.m. The Norlin Quad will be closed to everyone throughout the day. Even with the passage of Amendment 64 two years ago, state law does not allow pot smoking in public or possession of marijuana by those under 21.
Join the Roaming Buffs on the cycling trip of a lifetime. Visit fortified hill towns and ruins that predate ancient Rome, follow cypress-dotted coastal byways and old wine roads past generations-old vineyards and relax on the Tyrrhenian Sea beaches and seaside towns.
A group of University of Colorado Boulder students and alumni have put their entrepreneurial might into creating the area’s first co-working space designed to connect students with the business community.
Fifty years ago, Billy Kidd (Econ’69) and Jimmie Heuga (PolSci’73) became the first American men to win Olympic medals in skiing. Racing slalom in the 1964 Winter Olympics at Innsbruck, Austria, Kidd who won the silver and Heuga won bronze. The duo made history on Feb. 8, 1964.
By Jennifer Young Not many people get to see a rocket on its launch pad. I knew it would be fascinating, but when I finally saw the MAVEN spacecraft I didn’t realize how beautiful it would be or that I could be equally excited, sad, proud and anxious to see my years of hard work
CU-Boulder Olympians competed in alpine skiing, slalom and slopestyle skiing.
The CU-Boulder-led mission to Mars, MAVEN, just hit its scheduled milestone and is continuing toward its target, the Red Planet. By 7 p.m. EST on Feb. 4, MAVEN had traveled 136,949,317 miles.
WINTER PARK — A tough day in giant slalom saw the University of Colorado ski team slide one spot to finish fourth at its own Spencer James Nelson Memorial Invitational, the third of four regular season meets of the 2014 season. Denver won its second straight meet, compiling 648 points and winning by 57
TEMPE, Ariz. – After struggling early in a Thursday night loss at No. 1 Arizona, Colorado’s difficulties in the desert continued here Saturday night as Arizona State rolled to a 72-51 Pac-12 Conference win. Minus point guard Spender Dinwiddie and wing Tre’Shaun Fletcher now for four complete games, the Buffaloes were held to season-low point
Making his third flight as a NASA astronaut, University of Colorado Boulder alumnus Steve Swanson will blast off for the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 25.
BOULDER – Until they adjust to life without Spencer Dinwiddie, little will come easy for the Colorado Buffaloes, even on their home court. No. 25 UCLA made that clear Thursday night, defeating CU 69-56 and dealing the No. 21 Buffs their first loss in 12 games this season at the Coors Events Center.UCLA became the
University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano will today join leaders from higher education, business, state government and non-profit foundations for a White House meeting on expanding college opportunities for American students. The event, hosted by the President and First Lady, is focused on generating new ideas for expanding opportunities to more students across
BOULDER – If the Colorado Buffaloes are to make a run at the Pac-12 Conference regular-season championship and earn a school-record third consecutive NCAA Tournament berth, it will have to be done without point guard Spencer Dinwiddie. The 6-6 junior’s 2013-14 season is over, ended by an ACL injury that will require surgery when swelling
The University of Colorado Boulder is educating first-time renters on the basics of leasing and living off campus during the seminar “Living Off-Campus: Everything First Timers Need to Know.” Sessions will be held Jan. 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Jan. 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in University Memorial Center room 425.
Two faculty members in the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science have been honored with the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award.
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Colorado Buffaloes hit the Pac-12 road for the first time on Wednesday night and the road almost hit back. No. 15 CU escaped with a 71-70 overtime win over Washington State at Spokane Arena to improve to 14-2 overall and remain unbeaten (3-0) in the Pac-12. The Buffs’ 14-2 record matches
Tony Seibert (EnvSt’12) died in an avalanche in the backcountry near Vail Mountain Resort on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Three others were injured in the slide. Tony, a freestyle skier, is the grandson of Peter Seibert Sr., the co-founder of Vail. Tony appears in the film Climb to Glory, which also featured extreme skier Chris Anthony (Kines’90). “Our hearts,