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Alum’s unplanned paths led to prosperity and pandas

Take a pinch of serendipity, add a dash of coincidence and top it with a smidgen of good fortune, and you have the recipe for Janet Romberg Pollack’s life. The CU-Boulder alumna and donor is now a narrator at the giant panda exhibit at the San Diego Zoo. But how she got there is a tale of unexpected twists and surprising turns.

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SEEC positions CU as global hub for Earth research

The newly completed Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex “establishes CU-Boulder as the epicenter for environmental sciences and geosciences research nationally and perhaps worldwide,” says Provost Russ Moore. The center was officially dedicated this month.

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Big donation of archiving gear boosts film studies

With the recent gift of $3 million worth of professional preservation and archiving equipment from Wyndham Hannaway, a visual-effects specialist, film studies will be adding film preservation and archiving to impressive list of offerings. Hannaway’s Boulder company, GWH&A, has been a leader in creating innovative professional imaging for film and media services for more than 30 years.

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With private boost, CU launches Finnish courses

The Program in Nordic Studies has begun offering Finnish-language courses at the University of Colorado Boulder. It’s noteworthy because it’s such a rare language, and the courses are offered for full credit, which means the courses can satisfy a foreign-language requirement.

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