CU in the Capitol Program Paving the Way for Students to Experience Politics

Oct. 21, 2014

Busby at the El Paso Lincoln Day dinner with Sen. Scheffel. Ariana Busby is still a student, a Political Science Senior with a Law Studies minor, but when she graduates in December she already has a job lined up. It won't be just a "day-job" to pay the bills, but...

Experiencing the World: Study Abroad Introduces New Cultures to Communicators

Oct. 21, 2014

Brunner at the Tangzhe Temple in Beijing. When learning takes place outside a traditional classroom, the opportunities for students to gain real-world experiences abound—but when learning takes place outside a student's home country and culture, the possibilities for development and learning grow exponentially. Each Maymester, the Communication Department takes an...

In a Student's Own Words: It's All About Having a Mentor

Oct. 21, 2014

Duran-Aydintug (left) and Hartt (right) at the 2014 Pacific Sociological Conference in Portland, Oregon soon after Tina had given her first sociological research presentation. Tina Hartt, a graduate of the BA program in Sociology and third-year student in the Sociology Master's program , agreed to share a student's perspective on...

Alums Help Make History Come Alive for Colorado Students through History Day

May 6, 2014

Stacey Pendleton (left) and Kendra Black (right) Alumnae Kendra Black (MA History, 2008) and Stacey Pendleton (BA History and Psychology, 2005 and MA History, 2008) know the secret to getting kids ready to succeed in college: allow kids to discover something they are excited to study, then provide them with...

Teachers Teaching Teachers with the Help of the Denver Writing Project

May 6, 2014

Shannon Styers teaching the Young Writers Camp last summer. The Denver Writing Project might best be described by one of its teacher-leaders: "I can have the hardest, craziest week and I can walk into any Denver Writing Project event and feel invigorated as a teacher. I've never found that with...

How Do You Get Kids To Love Science? Give Them a Hyperlab

May 6, 2014

Tagg explaining the contents of the Hyperlab. Picture a high school parking lot early on a Saturday morning and you probably picture a deserted space, quiet after a week of bustling students. But at Gateway High School in Aurora, there are cars in the lot and signs of life coming...

Rees' Research Challenging Conventional Wisdom

Feb. 18, 2014

It all looks typical at first. Daniel Rees, Professor of Economics, hurries around an obstacle-strewn office in his biking gear, shuffling through piles of journal articles and student papers which smother his desk. This is not a particularly unusual scene around campus until one considers it is late December; the...

Laird Research focuses on Collaboration, Networking, and the "Self-Made" Man

Feb. 18, 2014

Laird speaking at a fall Mini School for the Humanities lecture Pamela Laird, Chair and Professor of History, highlights sharing and collaboration as the connections between her teaching and her research. From collaboration comes a certain excitement that aids in the advancement of knowledge. Excitement gives people the energy to...

Riel-Salvatore Setting the Record Straight on Neanderthals

Feb. 18, 2014

Riel-Salvatore outside the Neanderthal site of Caverna delle Fate in Liguria, Italy In 1986, the Riel-Salvatore family took a trip to the Lascaux painted caves in southwestern France, and the future of Neanderthal research was impacted forever. "I was one of those really annoying people who knew what they wanted...

Some Paths to Med School Are Longer Than Others: the Determination to Become a Doctor took One Alum All the Way to Mexico

March 13, 2012

Many students find the challenge of getting accepted to a graduate health program daunting: they are required to take difficult course loads while pursuing hands-on research or clinical experience outside the classroom, often while working to support themselves and families. Anthony Piccone, a practicing anesthesiologist in Denver for over twenty...

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