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CU-Fresno State football game postponed

Saturday’s football game between the University of Colorado and Fresno State has been postponed, university officials decided Friday morning. After careful consideration, CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has decided that the university will not hold a football game on Saturday, Sept. 14, and that school officials will discuss a possible make-up date for the game.

Emergency officials: Floodwater still hazardous, possibly contaminated

Despite a break in the weather, emergency officials are reminding people that flooded areas remain hazardous and that tubing and kayaking are not legal during a declared emergency.

Boulder County Public Health is urging people to stay out of all floodwaters, even in areas where the water appears to be calm. The water may be contaminated with bacteria and sewage and hidden debris under the surface could be dangerous.

CU-Boulder ranked highest in state by U.S. News & World Report

The nationally recognized excellence of the University of Colorado’s campuses and undergraduate programs is again highlighted in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, the 2014 edition of which was released today.

NSF fellows tackle research ranging from cystic fibrosis treatment to a better hip replacement

This fall, the University of Colorado Boulder is again hosting a large class of National Science Foundation fellows. Twenty-six new graduate researchers have received NSF fellowships, bringing the total number of NSF fellows on campus to 101, a new record for CU-Boulder.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is one of the most prestigious awards available for student researchers in the country. This year CU-Boulder was among the top 20 universities enrolling NSF fellows.

Behind the scenes: Growing knowledge in the green house

For 22 years, Tom Lemieux has been nurturing both plants and students at CU-Boulder. As director of plant science facilities, Lemieux along with Assistant Greenhouse Manager Janice Harvey, manages the three greenhouses maintained by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

It may not seem that daunting of a task until you learn that Lemieux is responsible for the health and well being of more than 6,000 plants of 1,000 different species.

Plans for new College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) move forward

Subcommittees charged with recommending curriculum and structure for the college’s seven academic units will hold public meetings beginning next week to share their initial ideas and solicit comments.

The CMCI will be an interdisciplinary college, housing programs in journalism, advertising and design, communication, the moving image and media production, media studies and a new department of information studies.

Startup Phenomenon Women sparks attendee’s entrepreneurial interests

Startup Phenomenon Women 2013 drew a crowd of students, faculty, staff and community members to Macky Auditorium on Sept. 3. The university-supported event, with a theme encouraging women to empower themselves and featuring leaders from a variety of industries, resembled the popular “TED Talks” format. Speakers had the chance to share who they are, what their stories are and the variety of ways they’ve been successful.

How to Help a Friend: Adjusting to college life

By Mifa Kim, peer educator with Counseling and Psychological Services

My name is Mifa Kim. I’m a senior studying psychology and a peer educator at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). I am spreading the word about the How to Help a Friend (HTHAF) campaign, an online resource with information and advice on how CU community members can help friends or other people in their lives who may be encountering various challenges.

Rare western bumblebee creates a buzz on the Front Range

When University of Colorado Boulder junior Cole Steinmetz first begins a bumblebee hunt, he walks slowly, listening for the bee’s persistent, rumbling buzz, which Steinmetz has learned is usually lower and less singsongy than the noises made by flies and other insects.

Find your niche: Student Involvement Week kicks off Sept. 3

With hundreds of student groups, clubs and organizations on campus, CU-Boulder students have numerous opportunities to find their niche.

Beginning Sept. 3, CU-Boulder will hold its annual Student Involvement Week, which includes a variety of events and fairs offering students information about different clubs and organizations on campus and in the great Boulder community.

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