Notes of Growth: CU Boulder Students Lead Middle School Musicians to Success

On April 26, the participants of the Middle School Ensemble (MSE) program fine-tuned their pieces one last time. There was a nervous, yet exciting, energy running through the middle school, high school and college students as they prepared for their audience to arrive. When the doors opened and the lights dimmed, the middle schoolers giddily…

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How Law Students Are Keeping a Historic Water Distribution Tradition Alive in Southern Colorado

Water is vital for life in the West. In Colorado’s San Luis Valley, it’s so essential that, for generations, some communities — called acequias — have treated it as a communal resource that’s meant to be shared. For the past decade, Colorado Law students have supported the legal needs of these communities through the Acequia Assistance…

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Inside Out, InsideU: Transforming Emotional Learning for the Next Generation 

In a world of constant technology use, especially with children, it’s important to use screen time meaningfully. InsideU is a digital social and emotional learning app created by Dr. Sam Hubley, a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant research professor with CU Boulder’s Renée Crown Wellness Institute (Crown Institute).   The app helps children understand their emotions,…

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Taking it Old School: Fiske Planetarium’s Grateful Dead Show Pays Homage to the Dead’s History in Boulder  

Calling all Grateful Dead, music, light show and technology enthusiasts to mark their calendars for April 26! Fiske Planetarium is collaborating with the CU Boulder College of Music and the Colorado Music Experience to put on a show dedicated to the Grateful Dead’s storied history in Boulder.  The show is titled “Lights – Sound –…

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Crown Institute partners with Pixar to launch learning app for children based on Disney and Pixar’s animated film Inside Out

Seeking to leverage the power of entertainment to fulfill its educational mission, The Renée Crown Wellness Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder today announced the launch of its InsideU Social Emotional Learning App. In partnership with Pixar Animation Studios, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and digital designers, Liquid Interactive, the Crown Institute designed…

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Meet a scientist, be a scientist: CU Boulder’s S.C.O.P.E. emphasizes inclusion 

The Science Community Outreach Program and Education (S.C.O.P.E) started out with a goal of diversifying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) industries. The program works with underrepresented middle schoolers to build a science identity before kids lose interest or think they cannot be scientists because of a lack of representation. S.C.O.P.E. uses the message “meet…

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A Connection that Crosses 250 Miles 

A new generation of water scientists from CU Boulder and Colorado Mesa University join in Grand Junction to learn from experts and form lasting partnerships.  Grand Junction and Boulder sit on opposite sides of the Continental Divide. As far apart as these cities are, they’re brought together by a commitment to water conservation, as years…

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Empowering Native Voices: The Natives Vote Initiative

In 2018, a change in North Dakota’s voter ID requirements posed a potential threat to the voting rights of tribal members. In response, the Natives Vote team, a collaborative effort including the American Indian Law Clinic at Colorado Law, First Peoples Worldwide, IllumiNative and Native Organizers Alliance, was launched to address the unique challenges faced…

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The 5th Annual Children’s Book Festival Addresses Book Banning 

Over the past five years, the School of Education has held the Children’s Book Festival for K-8 students. Each year, the festival features renowned authors and illustrators who introduce their work on panels and then split into breakout groups to give students hands-on interaction with the literature. Teachers, students, families, librarians and literature lovers all…

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Introducing Youth to Contemporary Neuroscience Research

The Behavioral Neuroscience Diversity Task Force began with PhD, postdoctoral and undergraduate students and faculty members assessing how diversity, equity and inclusion is incorporated within the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. As part of that work, PhD students Annie Ly and Helen Strnad created a code of conduct to establish the values of the task…

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