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Earn your engineering management or entrepreneurship minor in Lisbon this fall!

Calling all CU engineering students! Education Abroad has a new program just for you. CU Boulder’s first ever full-length semester faculty-led program, the Global Semester: ESCEND Engineering Management/Entrepreneurship Minor program is running this fall in Lisbon, Portugal. The application deadline for fall 2024 is March 1.

The ESCEND program is a unique opportunity for you to complete either the engineering management or entrepreneurship minor while living in the beautiful city of Lisbon. Gain critical business management and entrepreneurial skills and a broader knowledge of a “world where engineers are expected to understand the technical, economic and managerial aspects of projects.”

Studying abroad in Lisbon offers a unique and enriching experience with academic, cultural and personal growth opportunities. Create connections with local students and experts through site visits and field trips. 

Most classes are taught seminar-style to encourage discussion and interaction, and include guest lecturers to bring in fresh insight and expertise. You will enroll in the following classes, all of which count as required or elective courses for both minors:

  • EMEN 4030: Project Management
  • EMEN 4100: Engineering Economics
  • EMEN 4800: Technology Ventures and Marketing
  • EMEN 4820: Entrepreneurial Product Development

The coursework will be supplemented with an internship placement, allowing for hands-on application and meaningful connection-building.

Interested in learning more? Check out the program page and then connect with Education Abroad to get started on your application.

Run for CU Student Government

Want to shape the future of CU Boulder and improve your resume at the same time? Run for CU Student Government!

To start your campaign, you must fill out a candidacy form for the position you would like to run for. Download the form. 

Once your form is complete, email it to cusg.elections@colorado.edu and you will be sent a petition form to begin collecting signatures from CU students. If you reach the signature threshold for your position and submit the petition form by March 4, you will be added to the spring election ballot!

Psychology, neuroscience majors: Apply to be an undergraduate research fellow at Crown Institute

The Renee Crown Wellness Institute invites students majoring in psychology or neuroscience and interested in research to apply for the Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP)! This three-year program provides student fellows with:

  • Research instruction in a seminar course every semester with Crown Institute researchers 
  • Paid summer research internships with faculty mentors 
  • Paid (or for course credit) work in research during junior and senior years 
  • An independent research project and honors thesis

Currently, we are also accepting applications from sophomores to join our 2023 cohort (expected graduation spring 2026).

Learn more about the program and apply. Applications are due March 22. Students must be intending to major in psychology or neuroscience and able to commit for two or three years to be eligible.

Intra-University Transfer applications open; advising event Feb. 21–22

Intra-University Transfer applications for 2024 are open! Apply by March 1 at 11:59 p.m. to change or add a degree program involving two different colleges/schools/programs within CU Boulder! For more information, please visit the Intra-University Transfer webpage.

Visit the Ralphie's Advising Help Lab IUT Event to receive advising support for your intended college/school/program Feb. 21–22 from noon to 3 p.m. on the second floor of the East Building of the Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE).

Feb. 21

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Leeds School of Business
  • College of Music

Feb. 22

  • College of Media, Communication and Information
  • Leeds School of Business
  • Program in Environmental Design
  • Program in Exploratory Studies
  • School of Education

To learn more about the IUT process visit the Intra-University Transfer webpage; join the optional Canvas course Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Guide; or contact us at iut@colorado.edu.

Outages Feb. 17–18 to MyCUInfo, Buff Portal, Canvas and other services

Enterprise database maintenance on Saturday, Feb. 17, will cause two 5- to 15-minute outages, between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m., for many campus services including MyCUInfo, Buff Portal, Canvas and more. See the full list of affected services.

On Sunday, Feb. 18, service maintenance will affect Campus Solutions, MyCUInfo, Buff Portal and more from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Remember that you can directly access Canvas and some other services that are provided through the portals. See the full list of affected services.

Did you try to buy or sell Taylor Swift tickets for the US Eras Tour?

The Leeds School of Business has launched a nationwide survey to help understand the motivations and attitudes of people who bought, sold or attempted to buy tickets to any of Taylor Swift’s concerts during the Eras Tour in the U.S.

This comprehensive study is the first of its kind, targeting a wide and diverse demographic to help uncover critical insights into the perceptions and experiences of fans and the general public when attempting to attend a concert by Taylor Swift in the U.S. This new and original survey will collect empirical data about the public’s perceptions of Taylor Swift as a dominant cultural symbol in the U.S. while helping to uncover the experiences of Taylor Swift fans—or Swifties—in accessing tickets to one of the most popular music tours in history.

The study is conducted by Joshua S. Nunziato from the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Division of the Leeds School of Business in collaboration with Carlos Chirinos—assistant professor of music business at New York University's Steinhardt School of Music, director of the NYU Music and Social Change Lab, and Dr. Morgan M. Bryant Assistant Professor at the Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University.

According to Chirinos, “This survey is a first attempt to understand the personal motivations and experiences that music fans have when attempting to acquire tickets to their favorite concerts. It will provide insights and help understand Taylor Swift’s superfans as well as the market for concert tickets in the U.S.”

Participants in the survey will be asked to provide information about their own experience buying and/or selling concert tickets as well as questions about their sense of belonging to Taylor Swift’s fan community. Respondents must be over 18 years old and have bought/sold or tried to buy tickets in the United States only. However, the survey will not require submission of any personal contact details.

The researchers invite all eligible individuals to participate. For more information on the survey and how to participate, please visit taylorswiftsurvey.com.

Host your next event at The Connection

campus community members enjoy an event at The Connection

Looking for a fun place to host your next happy hour? With a variety of event packages available, The Connection is an inviting space to gather with colleagues and co-workers.

The Connection offers hot food options, including pizza, chicken tenders, nachos and popcorn, as well as prepackaged snacks, candy and non-alcoholic beverages. The bar features Colorado’s local breweries and 30-plus beer, wine, canned cocktail and hard seltzer options.

Request an event reservation.

For grad students: Deadline to apply to graduate this spring is March 1

Graduate students, mark your calendars for these approaching graduation deadlines for spring 2024.

Graduate students must apply online to graduate by March 1 through Buff Portal on the “apply for graduation” card in order to have the degree awarded in May. This is required whether you plan to attend the university-wide ceremony or not. 

Doctoral students must enter their dissertation title as part of the online graduation application; you may update the title through the portal until this date. This title will appear on your transcript after your degree is awarded.

​Additionally, master's students who have not done so must submit to the Graduate School a Candidacy Application for an Advanced Degree by March 1. Applications follow a workflow process and must be approved by the academic department before they are directed to the Graduate School.