The University of Colorado Boulder offers an array of outreach and engagement programs, initiatives, and resources. This site serves as a gateway for campus and community members to learn more about these activities.
Stable Ground for Bipolar Disorder: Sutherland Center Is Changing Lives for Patients and Families
“The Sutherland Center saved my life.” Coleen Matlock* has uttered these words many times since seeking services at the Robert. D. Sutherland Center for the Evaluation and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Matlock’s life completely changed nearly 20 years ago when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a chronic illness characterized by recurring episodes of extreme highs (mania) and extreme lows (depression).... more...
The Bees' Needs: Engaging Citizens in Bee Research
Deane Bowers’ fascination with insects began with butterflies, but she soon spread her wings to embrace other “bugs.” As curator of entomology at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, Bowers is always looking for ways to make entomology more accessible to the public. She offers homemade, chocolate chip and mealworm cookies to students as an end-of-the-semester snack, but luckily inviting the public to ... more...
Modernized Fiske Takes Viewers Through Universe in High Definition
Sky gazers at CU-Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium are getting better, clearer and deeper views. And not just of astronomy anymore.The planetarium has been upgraded, transforming it into a digital IMAX-like theater that’s open to the public every Saturday and Sunday with a variety of programs including shows for children. In addition to space odysseys and laser shows -- longtime favorites of audiences -- movies are now part of the more...
Pre-Collegiate Journalism Program Aims to Encourage Diversity in the Media
Dave Martinez’s office is cluttered with thank-you letters from students. The latest addition— a message on a graduation stole— states the graduate would not be where she is at without his guidance.Martinez is the proud diversity coordinator for the Journalism Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he spends much of his time supporting undergraduates. But summer is a special time for Martinez because it marks the High ... more...
CU-Boulder Students Visit Detroit to Experience Community Leadership in Action
Detroit is not a city of ghosts. It is not a city of decay. Despite facing bankruptcy, Detroit is a city of vibrant, resilient people calling upon a deep legacy of struggle for social justice, relationship creation, and values for a better future.
Those are the reflections from two University of Colorado Boulder students, Cassidy Rosen and Fernando Abbud, who visited Detroit this summer when they attended a conference in June called “Detroit 2013: Making A Way Out of No ... more...
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