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Tallgrass prairie restoration could be bolstered by understanding rare microbes

In the first half of the nineteenth century, American settlers pushed westward into the Great Plains, lured to the prairies by the agricultural promise of their dark, rich soils.

Within a century, America’s tallgrass prairies—which once stretched across more than 150 million acres, from Minnesota south to Texas and from Illinois west to Nebraska—had all but vanished under settlers’ plows. The demise of the tallgrass prairie also meant the demise of dozens of species of grasses that could grow to the height of a man, hundreds of species of flowers and herds of roaming bison.

CU-Boulder students invest $30,000 in startup through real-life venture capital program

Elihuu, a startup company whose slogan is “meet your manufacturer,” has met an investor -- a group of University of Colorado Boulder graduate students.

The students last week put $30,000 into Elihuu, an online software platform that connects product designers with manufacturers who can make their wares.

Program for Writing and Rhetoric receives national award for excellence

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) has been awarded the Writing Program Certificate of Excellence, a national award conferred by the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the world’s largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition.

From VC Coffin and VC Vale: Safety begins with us

The Chancellor has clearly stated a top goal for him is to ensure this is a welcoming and safe environment for everyone, and as such, we want you to be aware of what we are doing to improve safety communications.

During the fall semester, several emails were sent related to possible or actual crimes that may have occurred around the campus. The campus is seeing an increase in these types of communication for two primary reasons:  Read more >>

Before you leave town: Thanksgiving break reminders

With many students planning to leave campus during Thanksgiving break (Nov. 23 - Dec. 1), please take a moment to review some general reminders. Also, if you plan to remain on campus, please review the campus operations information.

CU-Boulder-led NASA mission to study Mars readies for blastoff

A $671 million NASA mission to Mars being led by the University of Colorado Boulder is approaching its official countdown toward a planned Nov. 18 launch after a decade of rigorous work by faculty, professionals, staff and students. Known as the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN mission, the effort will target the role that the loss of atmospheric gases played in changing the climate there over the eons.

CU Police to honor 3 students with Lifesaving Awards

The campus community is invited to a ceremony that honors Daniel Kotsides, Nathaniel Pohl and Justin Rouleau on Monday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Kittredge Central Multipurpose Room

7 CU-Boulder students among 20 national engineering leaders

Seven University of Colorado Boulder aerospace engineering students are among 20 top students who will be recognized Nov. 14 with a new national award honoring tomorrow’s engineering leaders sponsored by Penton’s Aviation Week in partnership with Raytheon.

How to help a friend: Managing stress

By Mifa Kim, senior, peer educator with Counseling and Psychological Services

November is an especially busy month for CU students - deadlines, assignments, exams and projects seem to occur at the same time. During this time, we all can get overwhelmed because of school, work and our social life. Try to remind your friend that in order to be the most productive person and student they can be, their first priority is to take care of themselves and manage their stress. Good healthy stress is important to have because it motivates us to get things done and gives us a burst of energy. Bad stress can reinforce itself to make us less productive or lessen the quality of our work.

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