The spacecraft for a NASA mission to probe the climate history of Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder slid seamlessly into orbit at about 8:24 p.m. MDT on Sunday, Sept. 21, the last major hurdle of the 10-month, 442-million-mile journey.
Pioneering genomics researcher J. Craig Venter—best known for leading the privately funded team that sequenced the first human genome—will give a keynote talk at the University of Colorado Boulder on Sept. 29 about the scientific potential of and future products derived from “synthetic life.”
The University of Colorado Boulder greatly expanded its CU Promise program for low-income students this fall resulting in funding assistance becoming available for more than 700 additional students.
The University of Colorado Boulder welcomed a freshman class of 5,869 students, a slight increase by 0.4 percent over last year, and in the process achieved the most academically qualified and diverse incoming class in the campus’s history.
Salazar leaving CEA for NEA Member Benefits Corporation; Bartels named new Executive Director CEA Executive Director Tony Salazar is leaving the Colorado Education Association to become the Chief Affiliate Officer, a senior management position, with the National Education Association’s Member Benefits Corporation, based in Gaithersburg, Md. His last day with CEA is September 26. Salazar
Most homeowners are willing to take part in cost-sharing that helps pay for wildfire risk mitigation on their properties, but some of those with the highest wildfire risk are the least likely to participate in those programs, according to a collaborative study by the University of Colorado Boulder and partnering institutions. Past studies have shown
After spending nearly six months on the International Space Station, University of Colorado Boulder astronaut-alumnus Steve Swanson is slated to drift back to Earth in a Russian space capsule Sept. 10 before banging down on the steppe of Kazakhstan. Swanson, who earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from CU-Boulder in 1983, launched to the
Two University of Colorado Boulder student aerospace engineering science teams have won prestigious international and national awards for the design of real-world space missions to Mars and the moon. One CU-Boulder student team placed second in the world in a competition to design the best concept for a two-person manned flyby of Mars mission as
Come see CU Marching Band alumni perform during halftime of the homecoming football game!
Koenig has always been a family place: numerous CU presidents and their families have lived here. Also, we’ve always encouraged visitors, so staff wasn’t surprised to find a young buck, his mate and two children enjoying the tranquility of Koenig’s back yard this morning.
New students at the University of Colorado Boulder will be greeted with dozens of activities including a welcome convocation, a Folsom Field pep rally and a “Global Jam” international food and music fest during Week of Welcome beginning Aug. 21. The free events give new students a chance to get acquainted with each other, the
The University of Colorado Boulder’s Baker Hall, closed the past 15 months for its first major renovation in more than 75 years, is welcoming 456 students next week with a modernized interior that better addresses the needs of today’s students while retaining the building’s original charm. “The 1937 Baker building, the second-oldest residence hall at
Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 23-26, is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with friends and your CU memories!
FORBES ranked the nation’s most entrepreneurial research universities based on their entrepreneurial ratios – the number of alumni and students who have identified themselves as founders and business owners on LinkedIn against the school’s total student body (undergraduate and graduate combined).
Plan the perfect family getaway this fall during Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 23-26.
For the first time in more than 50 years, a new college was approved by the CU-Boulder Board of Regents. The decision allows for the combination of the university’s communications department and journalism program.
English alumnus Dick Shahan recently made a $75,000 gift commitment to CU-Boulder — $50,000 of which established an endowment to create the Dick Shahan CU-Boulder Undergraduate Writing Competition, expected to generate an annual prize of $2,000 for a prose piece that features Boulder. The additional $25,000 will fund the Shahan Graduate Fellowships in the CU-Boulder
A children’s classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, “Goodnight Moon,” has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story — like the cow jumping over the moon — as it is read aloud.
Two months shy of his 100th birthday, Harry passes away peacefully June 8, 2014, Sunday afternoon. Lawrence Welk champagne music played in the background. Harry was born in a cabin in Paonia, Colorado August 11, 1914, on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains. He was the youngest of four children. The family had little
The Heritage Center has teamed up with CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections and Colorado Shakespeare Festival for a special exhibition of Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore.
When women who are married work, they wield more decision-making power over large household expenses — like buying a car, large appliance or furniture — according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.
University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano today announced that CU-Boulder has hired education and civil rights lawyer Valerie Simons to serve as the director of institutional equity and compliance, effective July 22. The newly created position, which includes the role of Title IX coordinator for the campus, reports directly to DiStefano and has
From TechRockies: Gnip Makes Twitter Win A Public, Charity Affair In an unusual move for a company’s “closing dinner”–which typically happens after a company is acquired or has an IPO–Boulder’s Gnip has decided to hold a public event to celebrate its success–with the proceeds to go to the Entrepreneur Foundation of Colorado. As part of
A University of Colorado Boulder payload carrying a novel device designed to reduce the weight and cost of spacecraft fuel pumping systems has been manifested for launch on a suborbital space plane called SpaceShipTwo developed by the aerospace company Virgin Galactic.
See the majesty of Switzerland’s landscape unfold before your eyes on this exclusive small-group journey through its idyllic alpine meadows, crystal lakes and broad vistas. Spend seven nights each in the picturesque town of Meiringen and the traditional village of Villars-sur-Ollon and discover this cultural and geographic heart of Europe by train, bus and on guided walks.
The rustic glamour of Bar Harbor, Campobello Island and St. Andrews-by-the-Sea are yours to explore on this unique North American adventure. In Bar Harbor, Maine, visit the Abbe Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate dedicated to the culture and history of the Wabanaki nations. Then board a traditional lobster boat and learn about Maine’s lobster industry.
Discover Ireland with a small group of 24 people from Dublin to Kilkenny.
Explore the Iberian Peninsula with a small group of 24 people to Spain’s paradores and Portugal’s pousadas and enjoy special accommodations in distinguished historic lodgings.
Experience the elegance and excitement of the Mediterranean aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Depart Barcelona for Valencia, renowned for its Baroque cathedrals, lively plazas and the City of Arts and Sciences. Continue to the island of Mallorca and the city of Palma, which has a massive Gothic cathedral and circular castle overlooking the harbor. Take in the French city of Marseille and explore the Provençal countryside. Then stop in Monte Carlo, famous for its stunning locale along the Riviera’s winding Grand Corniche.
Discover the wonders of French Polynesia while cruising the South Pacific on Oceania Cruises’ Marina to enchanting tropical islands. On this journey through paradise, you’ll experience spectacular landscapes, fascinating marine life and storied cultures.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the wonder of Tanzania. The region shares the endless plains of the incredible Serengeti and Maasai culture that existed long before man-made boundaries.
Discover Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition and profoundly hospitable people on a unique and comprehensive 16-day journey. With a small group of only 24 guests, you’ll encounter Vietnam’s highlights in an intimate setting. This trip also includes a two-day trip to the beautiful and remote Mekong Delta.
Uncover a dazzling mosaic of cultural and historical treasures as you sail to Greece, Italy, Monaco, France and Spain aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Depart Athens for the Sicilian town of Taormina, boasting a preserved Greek theater and breathtaking views of Mount Etna. Visit Sorrento, a delightful seaside resort with its fragrant lemon groves, winding cobblestone streets and majestic mountain vistas or travel to Capri, where idyllic seascapes and quaint villages await.
Enjoy the opportunity to see many awe-inspiring natural wonders on this 14-day, small group tour through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia.
Cruise the Grand Danube Passage on this eight-night journey aboard the exclusively chartered MS Amadeus Silver to discover exciting aspects of Eastern European culture while you marvel at old-world capitals, ornate cathedrals and picturesque villages. This trip will immerse you in the enthralling scenery of eight countries and 13 cities and towns.
Experience Morocco at its finest on a small group tour, limited to just 24 guests. Travel from the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fez and Marrakech to the High Atlas and vast Sahara.
Join us on this 16-day journey to explore the cultural and historical treasures of China and Tibet.
Revel in the beauty of this small Central American country with an intimate group of no more than 18 travelers. This tropical, 12-day journey will take you from the Central Valley to the Pacific Coast and starts in cosmopolitan San Jose. Embark on an excursion through the Poas Volcano National Park before continuing on to tour and dine at a coffee plantation.
The amount of “hedging” language—words that suggest room for doubt—used by prominent newspapers in articles about climate change has increased over time, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The study, published in the journal Environmental Communication, also found that newspapers in the U.S. use more hedging language in climate stories