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Cold and snowy weather expected in Boulder

Boulder County, including the city of Boulder, is under a Winter Storm Warning from 6 p.m. on Tuesday to 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Snow and below-freezing conditions are in the forecast.

Be prepared: Members of the campus community are advised to dress appropriately for below-freezing temperatures and wind chill conditions. This includes headwear, and other clothing intended to minimize skin exposure to the cold, as well as layered clothing for warmth.

Campus Alerts system test on Dec. 6

The University of Colorado Boulder will test the Campus Alerts system on Friday, Dec. 6, at noon to raise awareness of how the campus community will be notified in case of a campus emergency. The test will include text messages, emails, social media and website announcements. Annual testing of emergency notification systems is required by the Clery Act, a federal law.

Anna & John J. Sie Foundation funds $2 million Daniel and Boyce Sher Distinguished Musicians Endowment

Some of the University of Colorado Boulder’s most promising musicians will receive scholarships thanks to Anna and John J. Sie, who have committed $2 million to establish the Daniel and Boyce Sher Distinguished Musicians Endowment. Beginning in fall 2014, these Sher Distinguished Scholars (either undergraduate or graduate students) will be awarded full-ride scholarships to the College of Music based on their demonstrated exceptional ability and potential to excel at a national and international level.

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

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