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,
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
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.
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
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.
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