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New mobile technology can test for agricultural pathogens in Africa

A University of Colorado Boulder faculty member will travel to Africa later this month to test a mobile smartphone technology developed by his team to rapidly detect and track natural carcinogens, including aflatoxin, which is estimated to contaminate up to 25 percent of the global food supply and cause severe illnesses in humans and animals.

Feather colors may be for more than just looks: Hue can affect bird health

For female North American barn swallows, looking good pays healthy dividends.

A new study conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder and involving Cornell University shows the outward appearance of female barn swallows, specifically the hue of their chestnut-colored breast feathers, has an influence on their physiological health.

CU-Boulder goes smoke free on Aug. 19 implementation date

The newest phase of the campus No Smoking Policy went into effect today, with the campus officially transitioning to a smoke free environment with designated smoking locations.

Fall residence hall move-in parking and traffic impacts

Fall residence hall move-in will begin the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 20 and will continue through Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. 

We ask that faculty, staff, and student permit holders on campus honor requests from Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) to temporarily relocate during this time. Traffic on campus may be congested. Consider using alternative methods of transportation to get to campus like bussing, biking, or carpooling. We also ask that vendors avoid deliveries on Tuesday/Thursday of this week; large vehicles will be denied access during peak move-in times.

Week of Welcome to feature convocation, music fest and more

Dozens of activities await new CU-Boulder students starting Aug. 22, including a welcome convocation, a Folsom Field pep rally and a “Global Jam” international food and music fest.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks at CU Law School

A standing-room-only crowd in the Wolf Law Building’s Wittemyer Courtroom and nearly 100 others in an overflow room gathered yesterday as EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Colorado Sen. Mark Udall discussed President Obama’s Climate Action Plan at the CU Law School.

Oldest North American petroglyphs dated to at least 10,500 years ago

A new high-tech analysis led by a University of Colorado Boulder researcher shows the oldest known petroglyphs in North America, which are cut into several boulders in western Nevada, date to at least 10,500 years ago and perhaps even as far back as 14,800 years ago.

CU-Boulder music graduates bring music education to the heart of Afghanistan

CU-Boulder music graduates Joel Schut and Allegra Boggess are helping bring music back to the war-torn central Asian nation.

The 'Holy Grail' of hydrogen production: CU-Boulder researchers find new way to split water

A University of Colorado Boulder team has developed a radically new technique that uses the power of sunlight to efficiently split water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen, paving the way for the broad use of hydrogen as a clean, green fuel.

Set by the sun: An escape from electrical lights synchs our circadian clocks to the solar day

A weeklong wilderness escape from the electrical lights that illuminate most of our daily lives is enough to reset our internal circadian clocks to synchronize with sunrise and sunset, according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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