Coauthoring Comic Books about Repatriation with Native Nations
NAGPRA Comics is a community-based, collaboratively produced comic series that tells true stories about repatriation from tribal perspectives. We work with Native American communities to share their experiences with the law, from their point of view. This is an applied/educational comic series, so it also explains what the law is and how it works.
Repatriation, or the return of human remains and sacred objects under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (1990), is a complex law with an important history that most often is communicated through legalese and academic journals...
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.
Colombian Displaced Communities: Planning and Urban Design Seminar
This hands-on planning studio will collaborate directly with the community of Manantiales de Paz, helping them to prioritize projects and ideas to elaborate upon a community development plan. We will accomplish this through the use of photography, video, audio, and sketches during our visits to the community. We will work together to produce applied research document that can provide critical information about the site and its relationships with its larger territory...
Colorado Archaeology in the Classroom
The Colorado Archaeology in the Classroom project provides hands-on teaching kits containing real and reproduction artifacts, tools, and standards-based curriculum for teachers and schools around the state; a classroom presentation with hands-on objects and activities focusing on the early peoples of Colorado and the science of archaeology; and a Discovery Kit focusing on the Ancestral Pueblo people of Colorado, featuring real and reproduction artifacts, maps, and lessons for rental at the museum...
Colorado Center for Biorefining and Bioproducts (C2B2)
The Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) is a cooperative research and educational center devoted to the conversion of biomass to fuels and other products. C2B2 is a research center of the Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory and is supported by state, institutional, and industry funds.
C2B2 provides private industry with one-stop access to researchers, laboratories, students, and educators from four pioneering institutions (CU Boulder, CSU, Mines, NREL), each having unique strengths in biofuel and biorefining application areas...
Colorado European Union Center of Excellence
The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE) aims to foster links between the United States Mountain West and the European Union by promoting mutual understanding and engagement among students, educators, researchers, policymakers, business and legal practitioners, and the general public. We envision CEUCE as a physical and virtual space within which these encounters among individuals from both sides of the Atlantic can be identified, explored, advanced and brought to fruition...
Colorado Family Project
The Colorado Family Project, a group of clinicians and researchers at the University of Colorado, is conducting a study of family-based therapy for youth ages 9-17 who have mood swings and a second or first degree relative with bipolar disorder.
Treatment focuses on helping children and their families understand and cope with mood swings, develop plans for preventing moods from getting worse, communicate more effectively, and solve family problems...
Colorado Shakespeare Festival in the Schools
The CSF in the Schools troupe tours schools throughout the school year, generally in the fall and early spring. Past productions have included Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, Julius Caesar, and Macbeth. All performances conclude with classroom workshops about violence prevention.
CSF in the Schools is proud to partner with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at CU Boulder and the Department of Theatre and Dance, thanks to generous funding from the CU Office for Outreach and Engagement and the Boulder Arts Commission...
Colorado Shakespeare Festival School of Theatre
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) offers after-school theatre classes and workshops for kids and teens ages 8-18. Classes are taught by CSF professionals and are usually held at Wesley Fellowship located on Folsom Street in Boulder close to campus. More information about the camp and the online registration form can be found on the program website...
Colorado Water and Energy Research Center
Colorado's water and energy resources are inextricably linked. Whether you're talking about the rivers that power hydroelectricity, the steam that spins turbines at coal- or nuclear-fired power plants, or the aquifers that neighbor natural gas deposits underground, it's nearly impossible to mention one resource category without implicating the other...
Communication And Social Engagement (CASE) for Sustainability
Communication And Social Engagement (CASE) identifies and provides students at the University of Colorado opportunities to serve their communities in the interest of environmental sustainability and Communication scholarship.
CASE brings together scholars, practitioners, and students to work to understand and implement communication strategies for a more sustainable world...
The ability to create and express oneself with technology is important for full participation in today’s digital society. However, troubling participation gaps still persist among underrepresented groups such as African-American and Latino-American youth. Communities Code aims to create high quality computing experiences for young people and to strengthen their social support by engaging their peers in after school programs, supporting their teachers through professional development, and inviting their families to learn alongside them...
Community Dialogues about “Opting Out” of State Assessments in Colorado
Through widespread “opt-out” efforts over the past several years, parent and student activists have pressured school districts, states, and the federal government to reconsider the extent and limits of state-mandated assessments. Critics of opting-out, however, argue that these efforts undermine the public value of collecting quality assessment data for all students, and the role these data play in addressing educational inequality...
A Community-University Partnership to Improve High School Math Performance and Engagement among At-Risk Students
The goal of this project is to implement an innovative positive psychology intervention aimed at improving high school math performance, particularly among high school girls and Hispanics/ Latinos. This year we successfully piloted this intervention in four diverse math classes at Niwot high school. This outreach award will allow us to expand this exciting project, and to more specifically target at-risk Hispanic/ Latino and female students...
Computers to Youth
CU-Boulder's "Computers for Youth" program provides middle and high school students from low-income communities around Colorado with upgraded computers and basic computing programs. Surplus computer equipment will be gathered, tested, and re-furbished to original specifications and loaded with the latest software to assist students' academic achievement.
Constitutional Literacy in Colorado High Schools
The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project was started by American University in 1999, and currently has chapters in 18 states. The goal of the Project is to increase youth awareness and understanding of our legal system and the Constitution by sending upper-level law students into public high schools to teach a semester-long course about the law, juvenile justice, and other related topics...
Continuing Education - ACCESS Program (Fall, Spring, Summer)
ACCESS (Available Credit Courses for Eligible Special Students) enables non-degree students to take Boulder main campus undergraduate or graduate courses for personal or professional development. Some students will use the ACCESS program to work toward enrolling in a degree program in the future, to "test out" the university, or to learn from some of the best faculty in the country...