The negative health effects of tobacco have been well documented and include an increased likelihood of cardiovascular disease, lung cancer and stroke. Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in America. Beyond that second-hand smoke is the third leading cause of preventable death. For those with asthma, respiratory ailments, and heart conditions, exposure to second-hand smoke can exacerbate those problems and potentially trigger a health crisis.
In a new set of way-finding maps, planters at the University of Colorado Boulder are more than decorative containers. The concrete vessels serve as directional prompts for people to navigate central campus.
The University of Colorado Boulder's Conference on World Affairs Athenaeum will host a free student-only dinner “It's Okay to be Happy: Overcoming Adversity” with internationally known eating disorder expert Jenni Schaefer on Thursday, Nov. 29. An RSVP is required for the dinner. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to RSVP. There will also be a free public talk “Perfectly Imperfect: Eating and Body Image” on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in the University Memorial Center, room 235.
The wild and dramatic cascade of ice into the ocean from Alaska’s Columbia Glacier, an iconic glacier featured in the documentary “Chasing Ice” and one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world, will cease around 2020, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder.
Consumers should take the time to prepare themselves by researching prices and quality before they hit the stores or Internet this holiday shopping season, according to University of Colorado Boulder Professor Donald Lichtenstein.
Being prepared can save consumers money, steer them away from overspending and even change their way of thinking about purchasing gifts during the holidays, said Lichtenstein, chair of the marketing department at CU-Boulder's Leeds School of Business.
As an increasingly diverse state, Colorado will continue to thrive only if it can successfully educate a broad swath of students all the way through college. That's why we're pleased to see the University of Colorado at Boulder is reporting this year's freshman class includes a record 22 percent minority students. Read more.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett announced that his office will dismiss all pending criminal cases of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana for those who are at least 21 years old. There have been questions about how Amendment 64 and this latest decision will affect marijuana enforcement on the CU-Boulder campus.
Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has announced the winners of the 2012 Chancellor's Employee of the Year Award. Congratulations to Kimberly Diawara, Office of Admissions; Peter Freitag, College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising; Timothy May, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Integrated Teaching and Learning Lab (ITLL); Brian Sanders, Colorado Space Grant Consortium and; Donald Seeley, Housing and Dining Services, Conference Services.