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Erupting volcanoes offset recent Earth warming

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder looking for clues about why Earth did not warm as much as scientists expected between 2000 and 2010 now thinks the culprits are hiding in plain sight -- dozens of volcanoes spewing sulfur dioxide.

Mystery radiation ring around the Earth catches scientists by surprise

With the flip of a switch, a pair of instruments designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder and flying onboard twin NASA space probes have forced the revision of a 50-year-old theory about the structure of the radiation belts that wrap around the Earth just a few thousand miles above our heads.

CU Police launch crime reporting website

The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department is debuting a new time-saving crime reporting option for the public. Bike thefts, criminal mischief and other crimes that are not in progress can be reported at the UCPD website. The new site is not for reporting “crimes in progress” or other emergencies.

The site will allow people to report the crime and incident types listed below.

New Ethnic Studies, Materials Science degree programs authorized by the Board of Regents

The University of Colorado Board of Regents on Wednesday voted to approve the establishment of a new Ph.D. degree in Comparative Ethnic Studies at CU-Boulder. The board also voted in favor of new master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in Materials Science and Engineering. The new degrees were added to the more than 180 programs offered at the university.

Student life: Alternative Breaks Maymester 2013

By Ayush Adhikari, freshman, biochemistry and MCDB

Every summer break, the Alternative Breaks program from the CU Volunteer Resource Center sends out teams of students to work on a community based project trip for two weeks.

CU police officers honored with lifesaving awards

The CU Police Department honored three officers with lifesaving awards at the annual UCPD Awards Ceremony last week. Two officers intervened as a woman attempted to commit suicide; a third officer was honored for pulling a young man out of a burning car.

CU’s nLab breeds real-world innovation among all walks of students

Interdisciplinary thinking bolsters innovation. That’s the concept behind the University of Colorado Boulder’s new nLab, a mobile hub that allows students to develop their entrepreneurial ideas through peer and mentor-based collaboration, sustainability resources and other tools.

CU-Boulder Army ROTC ranks among nation’s top 8 units

The University of Colorado Boulder’s ROTC program has won one of eight MacArthur Awards in the nation for the unit’s achievements in the 2011-12 school year.

CU-Boulder was selected as the top unit of the Cadet Command’s Fifth Brigade, which consists of 36 senior Army ROTC programs in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

CU-Boulder officials unveil $170 million athletic facilities upgrade proposal for CU’s Board of Regents

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, Athletic Director Mike Bohn and new head football coach Mike MacIntyre today unveiled a $170 million, multi-year proposal to upgrade CU-Boulder’s football facilities before the Intercollegiate Athletics subcommittee of the CU Board of Regents at the board’s monthly meeting in Colorado Springs.

NBC News' Tom Costello to speak at CU Feb. 26

Students will have an exclusive opportunity to meet one of the country's most prolific broadcast journalists, Tom Costello (Jour'87), on Tuesday, Feb. 26, when he presents "Breaking the News with Tom Costello." A free reception with food will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by Costello's talk at 7 p.m. The event will be held in Eaton Humanities room 1B50.

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