When NASA’s napping New Horizon’s spacecraft awakens later this week in preparation for its July 2015 encounter with Pluto, a University of Colorado Boulder student instrument onboard already will have been up for years.
By Priscilla Dann-Courtney On a blue sky day in early October, I got a call from my 24-year-old son which allowed us to talk to one another the old fashioned way. “Hi Mom, how’s it going, raining here in D.C…” “Good hun, and for you?” These were our greetings that eased us in to a
An estate gift of just over $6 million from a music-loving economics alumnus will create three major new endowments benefiting the Department of Economics and the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Life-long friends Scott Harrison, Rick Becker and Jack Thompson celebrated the 50th anniversary of their graduation from CU-Boulder in October as part of Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend.
Two NASA and one European spacecraft, including NASA’s MAVEN mission led by the University of Colorado Boulder, have gathered new information about the basic properties of a wayward comet that buzzed by Mars Oct. 19, directly detecting its effects on the Martian atmosphere.
The University of Colorado Boulder was ranked second in the world in geosciences this week by U.S. News & World Report.
University of Colorado Boulder administrators have signed a memorandum of agreement to host 36 of the nation’s top high school students beginning next summer to image, measure and track near-Earth asteroids using university telescopes.
Starting in 1965, Barth was the director of LASP for 27 years and a professor in the astrophysical and planetary sciences department at CU. Since 2002, he was a professor emeritus both at the laboratory and in the department.
Longtime Boulder resident Paul N. Eklund has made a transformative gift to the opera program at the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder that, combined with additional university commitments, establishes a $2 million endowment for the program, to be renamed the Eklund Family Opera Program in honor of the gift.
University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore announced today that Stein Sture will retire in June 2015 after 35 years of service to the campus, including his role as vice chancellor for research during the past nine years. During Sture’s tenure as vice chancellor for research, CU-Boulder’s sponsored research awards to the university rose from
Sarah Kauss (No. 36 on the 2014 40 Under 40) wasn’t cut out for tax auditing. So the HBS grad decided to make a water bottle that would be cool enough to convert users of plastic. She has a hit on her hands.
Randy Weeks, president of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the man in charge of bringing Broadway to Denver, died Thursday in London. He was 59.
University of Colorado Boulder Associate Professor Amy Palmer of the BioFrontiers Institute was awarded a coveted Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health this week, a five-year, $3.7 million grant made to select researchers showing exceptional creativity in solving pressing biomedical and behavioral research problems. Palmer, a faculty member in the chemistry and
A team of scientists including a University of Colorado Boulder professor used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to make the most detailed global map yet of the glow from a giant, oddball planet orbiting another star, an object twice as massive as Jupiter and hot enough to melt steel. The Hubble observations show that the planet,
By Heather Balogh (Jour’04) If someone had told me that 2014 would be the best year of my life, I’m not sure I would have believed them. Regardless, it has been a marathon year of adventure, opportunity and excitement — a journey that stemmed from my CU-Boulder experience more than a decade ago. I arrived
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving current member of the nation’s highest court, addressed an audience of about 1,600 at CU-Boulder’s Macky Auditorium Oct. 1.
Four University of Colorado Boulder faculty and staff have received Fulbright Scholar grants to pursue research, teaching and training abroad during the 2014-15 academic year.
A University of Colorado Boulder research center will recognize public schools for what they do to give all students the chance to succeed, rather than turning to test scores to determine school quality.
A novel dental restorative material that should make life easier for dental care experts and their patients, which is based on technology developed by a team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers, was unveiled today by the 3M Company. Based on work by a team led by Professor Christopher Bowman of CU-Boulder’s chemical and biological
The University of Colorado Law School next week will host two conferences, beginning with the Gathering of the Bench and Bar at the Wolf Law Building and the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder. The Bench and Bar Conference Oct. 1-3 will bring lawyers and jurists from across the nation to discuss some of the most
The perception that Colorado’s Front Range wildfires are becoming increasingly severe does not hold much water scientifically, according to a massive new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder and Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif.
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
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