Students Features Archive

JILA atomic clock sets new world records

Feeling out of synch? The world’s most precise clock is now located on the CU-Boulder campus.

In a laboratory at JILA—a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology—researchers have developed a new strontium atomic clock that has set world records for both precision and stability. It “ticks” 430 trillion times per second.   

Banks named Executive Director of the Getches-Wilkinson Center

The University of Colorado Law School announced that Britt Banks has been appointed as Executive Director of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment. 

For over 20 years, Banks has been a leader in the international natural resources sector, as a senior corporate executive, attorney, consultant, researcher and teacher, having most recently taught at Tokyo’s Waseda University. He has previously taught at Colorado Law, where he graduated in 1988, and currently serves on the Center’s Advisory Council.

Usage is up at expanded Recreation Center

Want to know what students think about the newly renovated Student Recreation Center? Look no further than numbers and tweets.

Seven things you should know about the Rec. Center expansion

The student-initiated expansion of the CU-Boulder Student Recreation Center re-opened on Jan. 10. While the project is not completely finished, many recreation areas are ready for use.

Draft plan for new college available for review

The draft plan for CU-Boulder’s proposed College of Media, Communication and Information is done, and we want your suggestions! The new college would include eight academic departments and programs focused on communication, media studies, information science and digital technology. It offers an exciting opportunity for CU-Boulder students and faculty to become thought leaders in digital production and communication in an era of sweeping change. You can read the full details at our website,, where you’ll find a form to leave your comments and suggestions. The final proposal will go to the Board of Regents for their consideration later this spring.

CU-Boulder student leaders to co-host 9th annual MLK celebration

On Monday, Jan. 20, hundreds of community members will pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. during the City of Lafayette’s ninth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration. Planned in conjunction with the federal holiday, the event will kick-off with a community march at noon at the southwest corner of West Waneka Parkway and South Public Road.

CU study a step toward more-efficient wind farms

Being first in line has its advantages, even for wind turbines, which are propelled by comparatively smooth wind flow that helps them produce near-optimal power at varying wind speeds.

Student life: Finding off-campus housing

By Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations

Approximately 22,000 CU students live off campus. After freshman year, most students rent units managed by local landlords and property management companies. Now is a great time to start thinking about your plans for next August.

A pair of new studies sheds light on toddler sleep

In the basement of a building on the University of Colorado Boulder’s east campus, sleep researchers have been busy trying to explain one of the biggest mysteries of parenting: Why won’t my child just go to sleep?

The Sleep and Development Lab, headed up by integrative physiology Assistant Professor Monique LeBourgeois, specializes in early childhood sleep: why it’s important, what happens when there isn’t enough of it and why sometimes it seems so hard to come by.

Commencement address asks, 'How will you respond when your moment comes?'

The University of Colorado Boulder today honored candidates for 1,899 degrees, including 1,399 bachelor’s degrees, 310 master’s degrees, nine law degrees and 181 doctoral degrees. Kristi Anseth, distinguished professor of chemical and biological engineering, challenged herself to provide some simple advice that today's graduates might remember.


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