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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.

Student-athletes record highest cumulative, second-best term GPA's this past spring

The spring semester grade numbers are in for the University of Colorado athletic program, and the most recent news parallels that of the last four years as the 300 student-athletes enrolled in the 2013 spring semester had a collective term grade point average of 2.892.

Students conduct alpine fieldwork on the effects of climate change and air pollution

Perched on a mountain ridge at 10,000 feet, University of Colorado Boulder senior Taylor Stratton watches pikas scurrying among boulders and rocky debris. Lower down the wind-swept ridge Brian Shreve collects soil and plant samples in one of the 20 marked-off plots that dot the slope. 

This summer the two students have been working in the alpine environment of the Colorado Rocky Mountains 26 miles west of Boulder. They are part of the 20 other undergraduates and 30 or so researchers and graduate students who are conducting research at the CU-Boulder Mountain Research Station, an interdisciplinary facility of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research.

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