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Geology students learn just how much Iceland rocks

University of Colorado Boulder geology students spent two weeks this summer studying Iceland, a place of fire and ice, in an innovative field course that helped them hone their critical-thinking skills and broaden their social horizons.

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Visiting scholar desires ‘true, not ideological, debate’

Five questions with Bradley J. Birzer, the second Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy at the the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Iconic prof to live on in CU Sustainability Complex

Inspired by melting glaciers and CU scientists’ efforts to educate the public about mechanisms that drive environmental change, emeritus Department of Communication faculty member Brian Daniell and his wife, Vicki Bynum, have stepped forward to make a major toward CU-Boulder’s Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC).

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Brainier kids have longer critical-learning period

John Hewitt was bemused, though perhaps not surprised, that one of the first emails he received in response to a September NPR story about his recent work showing the surprising importance of environment to some adolescent learners was from a private school in Denver, asking him to speak. “That’s exactly what they would love to hear,” says Hewitt, director of the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at CU-Boulder.

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