Center of the American West
The Center of the American West, at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is one of the region's most creative and innovative organizations in identifying and addressing such crucial issues as multiculturalism, community building, fire policy, and land, water, and energy use. The Center brings together, for meaningful conversation and interaction, people as diverse as the American West itself...
CESR (Center for Education on Social Responsibility) in the Leeds School of Business
Bridging Business and Social Responsibility
The mission of CESR is to develop socially conscious, values-driven business leaders of tomorrow capable of ethical inquiry. It is the purpose of the Center to oversee the inculcation of values throughout the undergraduate and graduate curriculum at the Leeds School of Business.
Through the work of CESR, the Leeds School has the distinction of being one of the only schools in the country with a substantial and enduring commitment to the infusion of values throughout all years of the undergraduate business curriculum...
CESR's Socially Responsible Enterprise (SRE) Certificate
The Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) offers the Certificate in Socially Responsible Enterprise (SRE) to further develop students' ability to meet future leadership challenges by crossing the boundaries of traditional functional areas of business and those that separate business from other academic disciplines. Students who complete the certificate will see and understand the social and environmental impacts of business and their ethical implications from a broader perspective...
Chancellor's Community Visits
Each year, Chancellor Phil DiStefano visits communities around Colorado on behalf of the CU-Boulder campus. He spends time meeting with local leaders as well as hosting events for area alumni and community members. The events feature guest speakers from the University of Colorado Boulder's outstanding faculty and student body. Topics have included laser research at CU-Boulder, student spotlight on civic engagement and undergraduate research, STEM education, Water quality issues, Colorado and the Pine Beetle...
CIRES - Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
The CLEAN Network supports educators in teaching about climate and energy topics. We provide a collection of peer-reviewed, scientifically accurate resources and background information as well as access to a community of practitioners.
To provide students with accurate information about climate and energy science, educators require scientifically and pedagogically robust teaching materials...
CIRES - Education and Outreach
CIRES researchers explore all aspects of the earth system and search for ways to better understand how natural and human-made disturbances impact our dynamic planet. CIRES strongly supports and encourages education outreach. Programs exist for K-12 school districts, teachers and students, undergraduates at CU and elsewhere, and other community groups...
CIRES - Education and Outreach Evaluation Services
Evaluation and assessment methodologies are designed and implemented for programs and proposals on an individual basis. Various tools and approaches are developed to assess how well a program's goals and objectives have been met. This often includes front-end (e.g., user needs assessments), formative (e.g., quarterly evaluation reports), and summative (e...
CIRES - Regional National Ocean Sciences Bowl Competition- NOSB
CIRES hosts the only regional National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) competition in a land-locked state, and receives teams from a large geographic area - Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Kansas. This quiz-show style competition is more diverse than most competitions, engaging schools which do not usually compete and engaging more girls than most science competitions...
CIRES Center for Science and Technology Policy Research Noontime Seminar Series
The Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) was initiated within the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2001 as a contribution both to the CIRES goal of "promoting science in service to society" and to the University's vision of establishing research and outreach across traditional academic boundaries...
Citizen Science Capacity Building in Boulder Through GLOBE.gov
Engaging people in experiencing the environment of their own community is a valuable first step in raising awareness and moving towards a sustainable future for us and our planet.
CIRES Education & Outreach (CIRES E&O), in partnership with the CU Museum of Natural History (CU MNH) and Boulder Valley School District (BVSD), is developing environmental education programming to engage people in citizen science in the local community through the GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program...
Citizen Science Outreach for African American Families with Asthmatic Children in Denver Communities
The goal of this collaboration is to engage African American families in Denver communities with meaningful citizen science relevant to family asthma management. The citizen science involves learning to use indoor air quality sensor devices to determine if routine family activities (e.g., cooking with certain oils; cleaning with certain products) contribute pollutants to the home’s air, especially if those pollutants may trigger asthma symptoms...
Classics 101 with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Learn all about the plays in CSF's 2019 season from the experts - our dramaturgs. A dramaturg is a theatre scholar who researches a play. Join the Colorado Shakespeare Festival dramaturgs for behind-the-scenes discussions on the productions presented. This informal lecture series is a great way to learn about the historical context, production history and behind-the-scenes aspects of the plays...
Climate Change Adaptation of African Universities - Ethiopian Institute for Climate and Society
The program was awarded a grant by the Open Society Institute to develop the capacity of African Universities in Climate Change adaptation. A new inter-disciplinary graduate program in Climate and Society was designed and the program began its work in January 2012. The first graduates of the Program in Climate Affairs and Climate Science took place in June 2014...
Climate Change in Our Backyard
As the Earth warms, it becomes increasingly important for citizens around the world to understand the impacts and consequences of climate change on both the global and local scale. However, most climate change communication today focuses on distant locations like Greenland and Antarctica that have little apparent relevance to people living around the Rocky Mountains...
Climate Education and Resiliency for Denver Public Schools
This project extends climate and energy education research of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the School of Education into diverse schools in the Denver Public School District (DPSD) and Denver charter schools to develop Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) congruent units of climate education focused on sustainability and resiliency...
Co-designing with parents an early education program for children birth-3
Our overarching goal is to co-design, together with families with children ages 0-3, an effective, culturally-sensitive parent-based early education program.
Specific goals are to:
• Identify parents’ funds of knowledge relevant to parenting and early development.
• Offer parents a safe space to explore their ideas about parenting and development and support each other...
Collaborative community resilience for heat mitigation through trees
In Boulder, low-income residents may disproportionately lack access to air conditioning and swamp cooler systems for home cooling. Given the low-income and older-age demographics of the Mapleton Mobile Home Park (MMHP), we began monitoring indoor air temperatures at 6 trailers in the park last summer.
Small, USB-size temperature loggers were located inside and outside of mobile homes for 6 weeks in July and August...
Collaborative Research and Citizen Science with the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation
The Mandan Hidatsa Arikara (MHA) Nation is a Native American community located on the Fort Berthold Reservation in the middle of the Bakken Shale formation where there is heavy oil and gas development. They are concerned about risks of damage to environment and health. A primary goal for this outreach project has been that it be a reciprocal, community-driven research project...
Collaborative Strategic Reading-Colorado (CSR-CO)
Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) is a multi-component reading strategies approach that supports reading comprehension and content learning. Students apply comprehension strategies while reading expository text in small, collaborative, student-led groups. We are currently working with teachers and school leaders in several districts including Boulder Valley School District, Adams 14, and the NYC Department of Education to implement CSR in upper elementary and secondary classrooms that include students from diverse language and learning backgrounds...
College of Music K-12 Outreach
The College of Music offers an array of outreach programs and opportunities for K-12 students and teachers at the middle school and high school levels. The College of Music Outreach Website serves as a gateway for community members to learn more about programs available for specific areas, including choral, piano, band, orchestra, jazz and guitar.