CU-Boulder Announces Expectations For Greek Organization Agreements

first_imgRon Stump, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Greek Adviser Laura Strohminger met last night with student fraternity leaders to discuss the university’s future relationship with the Greek system, including plans to shift rush activities for freshman new members from the fall to the spring semester. A change in the timing of rush was included among several campus expectations and support programs for fraternities and sororities outlined by Stump and Strohminger. Discussion centered on the development of a “fraternal organization agreement,” which will spell out expectations that must be met in order for Greek organizations to receive university benefits. Fraternities and sororities are independent entities that exist off campus, but have access to many university services and benefits. University services and benefits to Greek organizations include office and meeting space on campus, access to student lists for recruitment purposes, access to the campus’s full-time Greek Adviser and use of campus fields and facilities for recreational and sports activities. “Our goal is to foster a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the Greek system,” Stump said. “I believe that the entire campus environment can be enhanced by Greek organizations that follow their core principles of leadership, scholarship, service and brotherhood/sisterhood. The agreement is intended to strengthen that relationship.” Nate Ushio, president of Interfraternity Council, said, “We are currently consulting our national organizations, chapter advisers and the North American Interfraternity Conference on ways to enhance our core values while also maintaining a positive relationship with the university.” The new campus expectations will apply equally to fraternities and sororities, Stump said. In a recent letter to sorority groups, he announced plans for instituting the fraternal organization agreement, after several meetings with Greek leaders throughout the fall semester. Under the fraternal organization agreement, fraternities and sororities will be expected to: ∑ Engage a full-time, live-in staff member in the chapter house ∑ Prohibit underage consumption of alcohol at events ∑ Schedule rush activities according to a date determined by the university, which will be the spring semester of the freshman year beginning with the 2005-06 academic year ∑ Abide by federal, state and local laws as well as CU-Boulder’s Student Code of Conduct ∑ Meet the national organization’s academic standards The agreement also will prohibit discrimination, any form of hazing and use of alcohol in new-member programming. In addition, the agreement will spell out the university’s commitment to supporting Greek organizations, including a listing of benefits, programs and services related to fraternities and sororities. Ushio noted that discussions between Interfraternity Council and the university are ongoing. “After an extensive review by our national organizations and chapter advisers, we will be in a much better position to continue a process of positive change for members of fraternities and evaluate the positive and negative aspects of deferred recruitment,” Ushio said. Stump said he will work with fraternity and sorority leaders to finalize the agreement document by mid-February. After discussions are completed with the Interfraternity Council, chapter advisers and the national organizations, he and Strohminger plan to meet with individual chapters to clarify all elements of the agreement. Published: Jan. 13, 2005 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Altered Landscapes Photo Exhibit By CU-Boulder Prof Opens At NCAR

first_imgA photography exhibit by a University of Colorado at Boulder professor featuring landscapes altered by human construction in the West will be on public display through the month of April at Boulder’s National Center for Atmospheric Research. Titled “The House, the Road, and the Valley,” the exhibit was created to show how modern culture has changed the landscape in both harmonious and discordant ways, said Tad Pfeffer, associate director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. The show contains 21 photos of the changing West, many of them on Colorado’s Front Range. “As humans, we have great power to change the landscape around us,” said Pfeffer, a CU-Boulder glaciologist who conducts research in Canada and Alaska. “The intent of the exhibit is to show people how the environment we build around us reflects how we view ourselves in relationship to the natural environment, and the ways in which we interact and change it.” The show is part of the 2005 CU Special Year of Art and Mathematics, which aims to enhance the understanding of the relationship between art and math. Funded by an $18,000 Colorado Council on the Arts grant, the project will include a number of traveling visual arts exhibits, dance and music concerts in Colorado. Pfeffer, also an associate professor in CU-Boulder’s civil, environmental and architectural engineering department, said the landscape exhibit is the first step in a larger project to photograph communities and their human-altered environments in the circumpolar Arctic. For more information on Pfeffer’s exhibit, visit the Web site at: Published: April 4, 2005 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Farewell Exhibition For CU's Sibell Wolle Fine Arts Building To Be Held Oct. 5-6

first_imgMore than 5,000 alumni of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s art and art history department have been invited to a farewell “TOAST” exhibition in the Sibell Wolle Fine Arts Building on Oct. 5-6.The exhibition is in recognition of the building’s impending demolition and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will include a reception on Oct. 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and public viewing on Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Several artists have created exhibits in rooms of the now empty building.A traditional Columbian “passage rite,” or mourning ceremony, and Aztec dancers performing a traditional dance will highlight the Oct. 5 reception. An alumni reception and a viewing of the plans for the new Visual Arts Complex will follow at 7 p.m. in Sibell Wolle room C103.”While this is a farewell toast to the building we’ve all grown to love, it’s also a toast to the building we’ve always dreamed of,” said Professor Garrison Roots, chair of CU-Boulder’s art and art history department. “The Visual Arts Complex will surpass all of our expectations, and will enable our students and faculty to interact in a way that will facilitate the teaching process. The Visual Arts Complex also will provide the community with an important resource, so this event really is a celebration of all that is possible for both CU and the community.”Demolition of the 90-year-old building will begin this fall, with construction of the new Visual Arts Complex beginning shortly thereafter. The north end of the Sibell Wolle Fine Arts Building was originally the Engineering Shops Building and was built in 1918. An addition to the building was completed in 1948.The building was named for Muriel Sibell Wolle (1898-1977), who served 40 years as a professor of fine arts and was nationally known for her sketches of mining camps and ghost towns throughout the West.Scheduled to open in 2009, the $56 million Visual Arts Complex will be the new home of the CU Art Museum and the art and art history department, a cross-disciplinary program ranked among the finest in the nation. The award-winning architectural firm of Kallmann, McKinnell and Wood, based in Boston, and OZ Architecture and M.A. Mortenson Co., both based in Denver, will design and build the 148,000-square-foot complex.For more information on the exhibition visit or call (303) 541-1445. Published: Sept. 24, 2007 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

CU-Boulder Scientists Detect Magnesium in Spacecraft’s Second Flyby of Mercury

first_imgNASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft served up another curveball to a University of Colorado at Boulder team after a second flyby of the hot inner planet Oct. 6 detected magnesium — an element created inside exploding stars and which is found in many medicine cabinets on Earth — clumped in the tenuous atmosphere of the planet.Scientists had suspected magnesium would be present, but were surprised at its distribution and abundance, said Senior Research Associate William McClintock of CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. The discovery in the planet’s wispy atmosphere, known as its exosphere, is one more clue to the mystery of the creation of the rocky, bizarre planet that resides closest to the sun.”Detecting magnesium was not too surprising, but seeing it in the amounts and distribution we recorded was unexpected,” said McClintock, a MESSENGER co-investigator who led the development of CU-Boulder’s Mercury Atmospheric and Surface Composition Spectrometer, or MASCS. “This is an example of the kind of individual discoveries that the MESSENGER team will piece together to give us a new picture of how the planet formed and evolved.”A paper on the subject by McClintock is being published in the May 1 issue of Science. Co-authors on the paper are Ronald Vervack and Noam Izenberg of Johns Hopkins University, E. Todd Bradley of the University of Central Florida, Rosemary Killen, Nelly Mouand and Mathew Burger of the University of Maryland, Ann Sprague of the University of Arizona and Sean Solomon of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C. Solomon is the MESSENGER principal investigator.The CU-Boulder instrument also measured other elements in the exosphere during the Oct. 6 flyby, including calcium and sodium. “Since calcium and magnesium are chemically similar, we might expect them to have a similar distribution in Mercury’s exosphere,” McClintock said. “But they don’t, and we don’t yet understand why.”McClintock said materials escaping from Mercury’s surface are accelerated by solar radiation pressure to form a gigantic tail of atoms flowing away from the sun. Their abundances change, however, depending on the season as well as changes in magnetic field orientation and solar wind intensity.The LASP team suspects that other metallic elements from the surface — including aluminum, iron and silicon — also are present in the exosphere. The metals permeated the solar nebula when it was coalescing some 4.5 billion years ago, shaping the planets, said McClintock.Traveling at 4.2 miles per second, the spacecraft dipped within 124 miles of Mercury Oct. 6 and imaged about 30 percent of the surface never before seen by spacecraft. Launched in August 2004, MESSENGER will make the last of three Mercury passes in September 2009 before finally settling into orbit in 2011. The circuitous, 4.9 billion-mile-journey to Mercury requires more than six years and 15 loops around the sun to guide it closer to Mercury’s orbit.The desk-sized MESSENGER spacecraft is carrying seven instruments — a camera, a magnetometer, an altimeter and four spectrometers. McClintock led the development of MASCS, which was miniaturized to weigh less than seven pounds for the arduous journey. Data from MASCS obtained during the first flyby in January 2008 provided LASP researchers with evidence that about 10 percent of the sodium atoms ejected from Mercury’s hot surface during the daytime were accelerated into a 25,000-mile-long sodium tail trailing the planet, according to McClintock.MESSENGER took data and images from Mercury for about 90 minutes on Oct. 6, when LASP turned on a detector in MASCS for its first look at Mercury’s surface in the far ultraviolet portion of the light spectrum, said McClintock.LASP Director Daniel Baker, also a co-investigator on the MESSENGER mission, is using data from the mission to study Mercury’s magnetic field and its interaction with the solar wind. Mark Lankton is the LASP program manager for the MASCS instrument. Dozens of undergraduates and graduate students will be involved in analyzing data over the next several years as information and images pour back to Earth from MESSENGER.For more information on the MESSENGER mission, including images, photos, animation and videos, visit the Web at To watch an animation of the spacecraft’s journey to Mercury, go to more information about LASP, visit the Web at Published: April 30, 2009 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Accept the grand challenge, and bring your imagination

first_img Published: Dec. 3, 2014 As we have heard from the Chancellor and the Provost, the University of Colorado Boulder is accepting the national call to answer a grand challenge  – an ambitious but achievable goal that harnesses innovation, science, technology and the humanities to solve an important national or global problem and that has the potential to capture our imagination.At CU-Boulder, we believe we can leverage our unique strengths in Earth and space science and technology to expand our role in space innovation, entrepreneurship, workforce development, and the understanding and shaping of how space-based science and technologies impact our lives, institutions and society. Will you join very interactive Grand Challenge Imagination Summit on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 2 – 4:30 p.m. at the Stadium Club to help us with the next steps in defining our grand challenge?At the Summit, you will have the opportunity to hear from several leaders and visionaries in this subject area, including Mark Sirangelo of Sierra Nevada Space Systems, Bobby Braun, Professor of Space Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology and former Chief Technologist, NASA and Major General (Ret) Jay Lindell, State of Colorado Aerospace & Defense Industry Champion (Office of Economic Development and International Trade – OEDIT).We will also gather in breakout groups with our colleagues and brainstorm ideas for grand challenge themes. Successful ideas will inspire our community to new collaboration and creativity – across campus and across Colorado – while increasing student engagement and success. These ideas will have the potential for increasing opportunities for research, investment and partnerships with a breadth of stakeholders.We would greatly appreciate your support in this effort by your participation in the Summit. Interested participants should RSVP to [email protected] or drop in on the day of the event. A website will launch in conjunction with the event, where all can submit their grand challenge ideas for consideration by the campus steering committee.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kaye Orten at [email protected] or Diane Dimeff at [email protected], and we look forward to seeing you at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9.Sincerely,Waleed Abdalati, Director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and Professor of Geography Steven Leigh, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Anthropology Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Students encouraged to arrive early and wear silver for Saturday’s Oregon game

first_img Published: Oct. 1, 2015 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Students attending the first Pac-12 conference home football game Saturday against Oregon at 8 p.m. are encouraged to arrive at Folsom Field early to enjoy all the gameday festivities and to wear silver (or gray) as we attempt to stripe the stadium silver and black.The Buffs have won three straight games and this contest will be nationally televised by ESPN. Oregon is the defending Pac-12 champions and played in the National Championship game last year.Stadium gates open at 6 p.m. and student seating is first-come, first-served, so fans who arrive first can get prime seating within the student section. There is a special entrance for students on the south side of Folsom Field and gates open at 6 p.m. Those arriving early can get a free #SilverAndBlackAttack rally towel and have an opportunity to win other prizes, as well. Be sure to sign up for the student loyalty program at Students who sign up for the rewards program will get credit when they swipe with their Buff OneCard at the game. Grand prizes include an Epic Ski Pass, authentic team jersey or a $300 Amazon gif card.Weather permitting, starting at 5:30 p.m., Ralphie will be in Ralphie’s Corral, just south of the student entrance. Stop by to see the best mascot in the world and get a photo taken. She will be there until about 30 minutes before game time.  Ralphie runs at the five minute to kickoff mark, which will occur shortly after 8 p.m.At 7 p.m, students can also see the Golden Buffalo Marching Band perform in Ralphie’s Corral. Students already inside the gates can head to the fieldhouse shortly after that for another performance. Be sure to download the CU Gameday App that includes social media interaction, live stats and other pertinent gameday information.A few other reminders for gameday: Keep track of and dress for the weather. Some forecasts are calling for rain and temperatures in the 50s during the game, so be sure to dress accordingly.  Fans are encouraged to wear silver or gray, but those wearing black clothing to the game should remember it is harder for drivers to see people dressed in dark clothing, so be especially careful when crossing streets. Student tickets are still available. Please visit for more information. It will be the only way to access football or men’s basketball games this season. If you purchase before 11 a.m. on Saturday, the tickets will be placed on your Buff OneCard, otherwise you can purchase at the game. Make sure your Buff OneCard is working! You must use it to swipe into the game and if it does not work, you will have to go to the Buff OneCard office to get the issue resolved. Outside the stadium, there will be enhanced enforcement by the Alcohol Control Board. If you are cited for a MIP or other offense, it will be reported back to the Office of Student Conduct.CU will sell special #SilverAndBlackAttack t-shirts on the stadium plaza by Gate 2 of the Stadium starting on Thursday for just $14.99.Go Buffs!center_img Categories:AthleticsCampus Communitylast_img read more

10 things to do this week: April 5 edition

first_img Published: April 5, 2016 Hello, fellow Buffaloes. It’s finally spring and the weather this week is lovely so get outside and enjoy it! I am Sarah Ellsworth: IPHY major, Boulder native, and event connoisseur, writing to you from the comfort of beautiful CU-Boulder on all of your weekly opportunities for community involvement, educational whatnot and supreme fun. As always, enjoy your week!Wednesday, April 6Welcome Wednesday with The Herd. Did someone say free food? All students, regardless of grade, can swing by Koenig between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a free lunch from The Rio Grande Mexican restaurant hosted by The Herd. Seniors are especially encouraged to stop by, as the Senior Class Council will be there to answer questions on graduation and pass out cords. Welcome Wednesday with The Herd.“Between Two Cubas:” Ethnographic writing workshop. Cuba: some consider it a mysterious and alluring paradise, some consider it a hell to suffer in. Pristine and beautiful and musical? Or a difficult place to live a life under communist rule and poverty? Join Professor Ruth Behar, born in Havana, to discuss her work “Bridges to Cuba” on ethnography and Cuban culture and heritage. Professor Behar’s lecture will take place in the Center for British Studies in Norlin from 5 to 7 p.m. and is free and open to everyone.Thursday, April 7Ralphie’s Cooking Basics. It’s time to elevate that standard college staple: grilled cheese and tomato soup. Come to Ralphie’s Cooking Basics class this week to make a fancy version of a grilled cheese and then eat it afterwards. The class is free; you just have to sign up at 4:45 p.m. for the 5 p.m. class outside the Alfred Packer Grill in the UMC. Space is limited, so don’t delay! Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a friend. Ralphie’s Cooking Basics.Friday, April 8Dinner with 12 Buffs. You will definitely want to attend a special free dinner with 12 successful CU alumni this evening. This is a great opportunity to network and discuss these alum’s experiences as CU grads and things they accomplished along the way. Space is limited, so don’t miss out and register online now! Dinner with 12 Buffs.Battle of the Bands. The Center for Student Involvement presents an epic battle of the bands, featuring student music groups with a ton of talent! The battle will take place in Club 156 on the first floor of the UMC between 7 and 9 p.m. and admission is free to all. You can also sign up to do battle and bring your own music group to compete by signing up on the website. Battle of the Bands.Guest Lecture: Haitian poet and novelist Kettly Mars. Come and explore the themes and issues surrounding Haiti though the aristict medium of the written word with native Haitian and renowned writer Kettly Mars. Come and discover the raw talent of Mars at her lecture, which takes place in HUMN 350 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to all. Kettly Mars lecture.Saturday, April 9Mawule- Single release party. Join musical artist Mawule in Club 156 on the first floor of the UMC from 7:30 to 11 p.m. to celebrate the release of his new release and dance to some awesome new music. Other artists including Miguel Dakota and the Differents, Jerney, DJ Zenas, Ill Se7en, and A Meazy will also show up to drop some tunes for you guys. Tickets are $13 presale, or you can expect to pay $15 at the door. Mawule – Single release party.Becoming Butterflies exhibit opening. Check out the new and exciting exhibit opening at the grand CU Museum of Natural History, which features everything you ever wanted to know on beautiful butterfly biology, from how they live their lives to how they affect our lives! The exhibit is free and open everyday to everyone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 11Get tennis lessons from a pro. If, like me, you love to play tennis, then up your game with lesson from pro Ryan Berman, starting today and running through the end of the month. Lessons are available through The Rec for tennis players of all levels, including those who have never played before, and start at $30. Whatever aspect of your game you need to improve, The Rec’s got you covered; you just need to register online. Tennis lessons.Tuesday, April 12Give blood. I know, I know, it doesn’t sound that fun. But giving blood is a great thing to do because you could save someone’s life. So suck it up and schedule an appointment with Bonfils online with code 0248 or call 303-363-2300, and accumulate some good karma for the good day. The blood drive takes place today through Thursday, April 14, in the Ice Overlook Meeting Room at The Rec every day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reward and refuel yourself afterwards with a lovely meal! Blood Drive. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Categories:Things to DoCampus Communitylast_img read more

Campus launches into redesigned accreditation review

first_imgThe campus community is once again embarking on an accreditation review by the nonprofit Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an independent corporation founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.A postsecondary institution is not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education if it is not accredited and cannot receive federal student financial aid, meaning the review is vitally important to CU Boulder’s very existence. This time around, the commission is requiring qualifying institutions to select and implement an institution-specific project. CU Boulder is engaging on a quality initiative project tied to strategic student success and retention goals.HLC accreditation happens every 10 years and CU Boulder is in the seventh year of the current cycle, meaning efforts are ramping up to collect necessary documentation and information for the institution to maintain its accredited status beginning in 2020 and lasting through 2030.Accreditation has changed since the last go around, said Katherine Eggert, an English professor who recently joined the team shepherding the accreditation review for the campus. In the past, the accreditation process involved a massive self-study. The documentation was reviewed by HLC and a team of external experts who came to campus to see things for themselves. This time, the self-study part is slimmed down, Eggert said.As before, the campus will undergo an assurance review to demonstrate that it meets five overarching standards of quality, including:Clearly articulated mission that guides the institution’s operationEthical and responsible conductDelivery of high-quality education, wherever and however its offerings are deliveredQuality educational programs, learning environments and support services, evaluated through processes designed to promote continuous improvementResources, structures and processes sufficient to fulfill the institution’s mission and plan for the futureCU Boulder must in turn submit evidence showing it meets all criteria, along with federal compliance requirements. The process culminates with a peer review on the Boulder campus in 2020.Quality initiative project: student successThe commission also created an option for campuses that qualify, allowing them to add a quality initiative project. CU Boulder is zeroing in on a project related to student success and persistence. Eggert says it’s a great opportunity to tap highly qualified evaluators to fine tune a priority initiative. Published: Oct. 18, 2016 • By Julie Poppen Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Katherine EggertLike many colleges, CU struggles to ensure that students stay on track and graduate on time. The campus goal is to have 80 percent of students graduate within six years. Last spring, 70 percent of students who started in 2010 graduated. CU Boulder is also closely monitoring retention rates. This fall, campus officials reported an improved retention rate for last year’s freshman class of 86.7, an all-time high for fall retention since CU Boulder starting tracking the figures in 1989. “It’s something we want to make progress on,” said Eggert, who is working on the accreditation review with campus Accreditation Liaison Officer Bill Kaempfer, who also serves as interim dean of the Leeds School of Business, vice provost and vice chancellor of budgeting and planning; and Robert Stubbs, director of institutional research. “We do not have to finish it within a prescribed amount of time, but we do need to make progress before accreditation happens.”Eggert’s primary role is to write a proposal “that we design and implement ourselves, as reviewed by the HLC.”While the project is in its early stages, Eggert says CU Boulder needs better tools for figuring out what is effective in helping students finish their degrees in a timely manner.“We have ideas about what will improve student persistence, with intellectual backing, but we need better measurements,” she said. “We want to design a toolkit of measuring tools that can be easily used by any academic unit or support program on campus to assess whether what they’re doing is helping students to continue and complete their degrees.”What is learned throughout the process will be incorporated into academic planning on the campus. The toolkit will be piloted in select units in 2017-18. Eggert is eager to consult with faculty and staff about what they believe would be valid ways to measure the impact of various programs aimed at boosting student retention and persistence.”I’m interested in learning surprising things about what benefits our students, what improves student learning,” Eggert said. “We know a lot. We can learn more. I think the results will highlight things we’re doing well that we don’t even know about.”Eggert is also excited to break down barriers on campus so that people from all academic and student support units can learn from one another.”We all exist in our own little worlds. But we’re all in this together. The more we help each other the better off our students will be.”Learn more at the Higher Learning Commission website.Categories:AcademicsCampus Communitylast_img read more

Eco tip: How to winterize your home

first_img As winter approaches, CU Buffs are turning down the thermostats in an effort to curb their carbon footprint. This is an easy way to decrease energy consumption, but there are a lot of other approaches that both renters and homeowners can take to save energy and money in the colder months.The best place to start is to lower your thermostat settings, even if just a little. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, home heating accounts for about 40 percent of our entire energy consumption. Lowering your thermostat by one degree saves between $44 and $73 on your yearly power bill.Set your thermostat a few degrees cooler at night and when you are away during the day—programmable thermostats make this easy. If you already have one, check the settings to keep your space comfortable all season long.What else can you do? Here are a few energy-efficient ideas to lessen impact on the environment and save money, too.Locate and seal drafts. On a windy day, use an incense stick, small candle or a string and slowly “trace” around all windowsills, door jams, vents, etc., looking for the flame to flicker or the smoke or string to be blown away. Sealing windows and doors with caulk or weatherstripping to keep the cold air from seeping in. Minimize the use of exhaust fans. Running a bathroom or kitchen exhaust fan for one hour can deplete your home of its warm air.Reverse your ceiling fans. Most ceiling fans have a reverse setting for winter. Fan blades rotate clockwise and draw down risen heat.Close blinds and curtains at night. Closing window treatments at night, usually the coldest time of day, helps trap the heat inside and raise the internal temperature of your home.Keep objects from blocking heaters and radiators and air ducts. Clearing the airways in your home allows you to heat the space more efficiently.Winterize yourself! Use extra blankets, dress in layers and eat warming foods to help you manage the colder temperatures.For more information, please take advantage of the following resources.Off-campus students can utilize SCORE, a free service for students by students to help you seal drafty leaks, change out inefficient lightbulbs and give you water-smart showerheads and upgrades, along with a FREE pizza! There are just a few weeks left to sign up for fall semester. If you live on campus, see here for general tips on heating your residence hall room effectively, as well as some specific tips for using each type of heating system we have on campus.Learn more about campus energy and initiatives and what you can do to help combat climate change.Report waste and share campus suggestions to conserve energy and reduce waste by emailing [email protected] CU and the city of Boulder have taken steps to achieve greater sustainability for the community.CU Boulder is now home to 18 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Enviromental Design) buildings, which operate 25 to 45 percent more efficiently than traditional buildings. On campus, two energy plants use natural gas for cogeneration to efficiently produce electricity and steam (for heating) and chilled water (for cooling) with a lower carbon footprint.Boulder’s electricity mainly comes from the Valmont Station, but the coal-fired unit will be shut down by the end of 2017. The city is aiming for 100 percent clean electricity by 2030.  Categories:SafetyCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Published: Nov. 16, 2016 last_img read more

Lessons from abroad returnee conference Sept. 23

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 18, 2018 You’ve returned from abroad and are trying to figure out what’s next. Join other study abroad returnees from all over the Rocky Mountain region for a day of discussion and networking to learn how to apply your overseas experience back at home.Join the Rocky Mountain Lessons From Abroad conference from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Discovery Learning Center on campus. CU Boulder will reimburse the $15 registration fee for attendees.Categories:ConferencesEvents & Exhibitslast_img