Archive for the ‘Donors’ Category
James Balog vividly illustrates the rapid retreat of ice sheets and glaciers on Earth. His work, which has appeared on the cover of National Geographic and on PBS, turns climate-change skeptics into believers, he says.
Ruth and Ken Wright have a long history of professional success. The pair also has an abiding passion for the poetry of Shakespeare. Their work and personal interests are as complementary as they are to each other.
PhET, originally called the Physics Education Technology Project, provides Flash and Java-based simulations in a variety of areas, including physics, biology, chemistry, and Earth science.
Dexter Williams enjoys a successful career in the banking sector, where one might not expect to find a champion of liberal-arts education. That expectation would reflect a stereotype, which a discussion with Williams quickly shatters.
When Yalda was a child in Afghanistan, girls were not allowed to go to school. With the help of her father, she attended a secret school for girls where they taught English—until the Taliban extremists broke its windows, burned its books, roughed up her and her fellow students and arrested the teacher.
“More specifically, I don’t just want to be another volunteer for international medical foundations, but I want to work tirelessly at real, systemic changes in international health.”
The University of Colorado at Boulder has announced a $500,000 grant from the Boettcher Foundation for the new Visual Arts Complex.
Ann Nichols is such a good friend to the University of Colorado Department of Classics, they say she deserves to be called the “Classics Angel.”
The gift is another indicator of the rapid strengthening of biotechnology research at CU, which this year received a boost when Cech announced he would be returning to CU full time as a Distinguished Professor.
The gift will bolster the capacity of the Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology, or CIMB, to spearhead scientific and medical advances.