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
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
By Christine M. Arguello (Edu’77) Several months ago my law clerks and I had lunch and discussed how it was that we came to be sitting around the conference table in my chambers. Big dreams, hard work and serendipity are the words I used to describe how I achieved my professional successes as a lawyer and
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).
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
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.
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
By Robert Lee Franzen (MechEngr’51) In 1947, 4,607 of the 8,747 enrolled students at CU-Boulder were veterans of World War II. They shaped every facet of campus life. Those vets brought the face of war home. Cars were few in number. Transportation to downtown for the majority of all students involved walking or sometimes thumbing a
Please reserve your press tickets by Tuesday, June 3 BOULDER, Colo. — The Colorado Shakespeare Festival follows up its critically acclaimed, popular 2013 season when it kicks of the 2014 season with “The Tempest” on June 7. Shakespeare’s beloved final play includes all the elements that have kept his work alive and fresh for nearly
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded the University of Colorado Boulder $1.5 million over five years to continue to transform science education by encouraging more real-world research experiences for undergraduates, ranging from cancer studies to screenings for new antibiotics. The new award will allow CU-Boulder to strengthen hands-on, research-oriented teaching to students planning to
Scientists armed with a supercomputer and a vast trove of newly collected data on the body’s most potent “tumor suppressor” gene have created the best map yet of how the gene works, an accomplishment that could lead to new techniques for fighting cancers, which are adept at disabling the gene in order to thrive. Scientists
A University of Colorado Boulder professor who developed a clever method to measure snow depth using GPS signals is collaborating with Western Slope officials to make the data freely available to a variety of users on a daily basis.
Kathy Quirk, 57, passed away 1 April 2014 following complications from surgery. She lived life with a commitment to integrity in all things; her friends and family remember her as courageous and strong. She was a caring daughter, sister, aunt, and friend and her passion was her dogs who received her unconditional love.
University of Colorado Boulder biologist Leslie Leinwand has been selected as a member of the 2014 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors the leading “thinkers and doers” from each generation, including scientists, scholars, writers and artists.
Three #ForeverBuffs and former members of the University of Colorado Triathlon team represented Team USA Sunday at the International University Sports Federation’s (FISU) 12th World University Triathlon Championships. Chris Braden, Michelle Mehnert and Ryan Bice finished 3rd, 9th and 11th in individual events and both the US men and women took home gold for team
Professor Robert S. Anderson of the University of Colorado Boulder’s geological sciences department and Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research has been awarded the 2014 Hazel Barnes Prize, the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university. Since 1992, the Hazel Barnes Prize has been awarded each year to a CU-Boulder faculty
Jordan Burns, a University of Colorado Boulder junior majoring in civil engineering, has won a prestigious Truman Scholarship, an honor that brings with it up to $30,000 for graduate study. Burns, who is from Colorado Springs, is CU-Boulder’s ninth recipient of the scholarship and first since 2006. The 59 new Truman Scholars were selected from
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will give a free public talk at the University of Colorado Boulder April 18 on America’s space program and the challenges and opportunities the space agency will encounter as it moves through the 21st century. The talk, titled “NASA’s Roadmap to Tomorrow’s Missions,” will be held at CU-Boulder’s East Stadium Club
A record number of University of Colorado Boulder students have received a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding graduate students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Thirty CU-Boulder students were among the 2,000 fellowship winners announced by NSF earlier this month—the greatest number of fellows from any school
On a mild Saturday last September, I decided to stain the deck rails at my family’s cabin, located five miles above Jamestown. I wanted to get at least one coat on the old rails before winter. I loaded up my dog, packed some food for both of us and drove the 25 or so miles from Longmont, up Left Hand Canyon and then James Canyon, through the small Boulder County community of Jamestown on up the mountain and to the cabin.
University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of a new dean for the College of Music. The new dean will be Robert Shay, director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri in Columbia. His appointment will begin Sept. 1.
Please join us on April 30 for a CU Advocacy Lunch and Learn program featuring Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia (CU-Boulder, Bus’79).
We want you to know that all students and alumni are members of the Alumni Association!
April 1, 2014 The confidence of Colorado business leaders remains positive and has increased slightly going into the second quarter of 2014, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released April 1 by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The second quarter LBCI posted a reading of 61,
CU alum and renowned photojournalist Tomas van Houtryve, who recently completed an essay on drone technology for Harper’s magazine, and CU alum Stacey Clarkson, who is Harper’s art director, will discuss technology, society and privacy during an ATLAS Speaker Series presentation at 4:15 p.m. Monday, April 7, in ATLAS 100. Thomas wrote the essay after buying a drone on Amazon
Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs to be held April 7-11.
The Archives and Special Collections Department of the University of Colorado Boulder presents A Century on: Remembering the Great War, a commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. This exhibit features the letters, maps, photographs, posters and war-time artifacts of esteemed former University of Colorado Boulder faculty: law professor and football coach Fred