A new University of Colorado Boulder framework used to screen hundreds of organic chemical compounds used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows that 15 may be of concern as groundwater contaminants based on their toxicity, mobility, persistence and frequency of use.
A University of Colorado Boulder space center will fly high-tech hardware on the commercial SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launching to the International Space Station Sunday, the 50th space mission flown by BioServe Space Technologies since it was founded by NASA in 1987.
A University of Colorado Boulder scientist unexpectedly discovered two lichen species new to science in the same week while conducting research in Boulder Colorado, near the city’s eastern limits.
The University of Colorado Board of Regents today heard a campus diversity report from CU-Boulder Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement Robert Boswell. The board also voted to approve a proposal to change the status of CU-Boulder’s Women and Gender Studies from program to department.
Lisa Wolpe and Emmy Award-winning actor Peter Macon debut with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival
University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of Terri Fiez, director of strategic initiatives and professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University, as vice chancellor for research. Fiez (pronounced fees) will begin her duties on Sept 16.
Learn how to develop interactive applications for interactive art, robotics and electronic music using Pd’s graphical programming environment.
Melissa Hart, CU-Boulder professor of law, has been named one of three finalists for the Colorado Supreme Court. David S. Prince and Richard L. Gabriel also are in the running, selected by the Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission to fill an upcoming vacancy created by the Aug. 31 retirement of Justice Gregory J. Hobbs Jr.
Our chapter was thrilled and very honored to accept the Mark R. Tallarico Award from the Capital Alumni Network (CAN) at their awards ceremony last night.
University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced that Lorrie Shepard, dean of the School of Education, will retire effective May 31, 2016, and that a national search has been launched to find her replacement.
Leading voice in producing Shakespeare to direct Much Ado About Nothing BOULDER, Colo. – Getting Jim Helsinger to come to Boulder was a coup. “Jim is well-known in the industry as a brilliant artist and leading producer of Shakespeare’s works,” says Tim Orr, Producing Artistic Director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. “In his CSF directorial
University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of Sara Thompson as dean of the Division of Continuing Education and vice provost for Summer Session and Outreach and Engagement.
University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professor Margaret Murnane has been elected to the prestigious American Philosophical Society (APS).
While Nickel and Backpackers for Nepal have made tremendous progress, they still need help. The situation is very serious as many families still lack the supplies necessary to live sustainably. In order to provide support, donate to Backpackers for Nepal’s crowdfunding site. Also, be sure to follow their Facebook page for updates on their continued progress.
A novel compound developed by a team led by the University of Colorado Boulder may be therapeutic in suppressing misguided inflammatory responses by a set of immune cells known as microglia to perceived damage to the brain and nervous system.
Kjell N. Lindgren (MD’02) dreamed of being an astronaut all his life. Now he’s getting his chance.
Fourteen University of Colorado Boulder students had a wildly successful evening Tuesday in New York City, winning six awards in a top international advertising contest, the most collected by any public U.S. university at the event.
The University of Colorado Boulder has appointed Brian Domitrovic as the Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy for the 2015-16 academic year. He is the third person to be appointed to the position.
Two faculty members at the University of Colorado Boulder have been named 2015 President’s Teaching Scholars, a systemwide designation that recognizes CU educators who skillfully integrate teaching and research at an exceptional level. The title of President’s Teaching Scholar signifies CU’s highest recognition of excellence in and commitment to learning and teaching, as well as
The JILA clock is now good enough to measure tiny changes in the passage of time and the force of gravity at slightly different heights. Einstein predicted these effects in his theories of relativity, which mean, among other things, that clocks tick faster at higher elevations. Many scientists have demonstrated this, but with less sensitive techniques.
The First Folio is the first complete collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, published in 1623 seven years after his death. Compiled by two of Shakespeare’s fellow actors, it preserves 36 of Shakespeare’s plays. Without it, we would not have 18 of those plays, including Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, The Tempest and Antony and Cleopatra.
When the University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs— featuring 200 panel discussions, performances and plenaries—returns to campus for the 67th time April 6-10, you won’t need to be in Boulder to enjoy it.
How has the scarcity of water in the American West resulted in so much controversy? A free online course offered beginning April 1 by experts at the University of Colorado Boulder will answer that question and more.
The University of Colorado Boulder will serve as the Science Operations Center for a NASA mission launching this month to better understand the physical processes of geomagnetic storms, solar flares and other energetic phenomena throughout the universe.
Whether you’re applying for your first job or a new job, knowing how to impress recruiters and Human Resources professionals is a valuable advantage.
Experts from CIRES, CU-Boulder, CSU and NCAR map out key vulnerabilities in agriculture, recreation, public health and more. Sea-level rise may not be eating away at Colorado’s borders, but climate change exposes other critical vulnerabilities in the state, according to a new report. Rising temperatures likely will take a toll on cattle and crops, for
If you don’t have an allegiance to either team in Sunday’s Super Bowl, cheer for the Buffs. Both the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks have a former CU football player on their roster.
CU-Boulder will honor Ellison Onizuka (Aero’69, MAero’69, HonDocSci’03) and Kalpana Chawla (MAero’86, PhD’88, HonDocSci’03), alumni astronauts who lost their lives in space shuttle accidents, during a special memorial on campus Saturday, Jan. 31.
By Kyle Ringo, BuffZone.com Former Colorado linebacker Chad Brown never has been one to shy away from an opportunity, but he has been known to shy away from talking about them. Brown used to have a stuttering problem. It was something he dealt with as a shy kid growing up in California and throughout his
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.
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.