When Hurricane Sandy hit Washington, D.C. last October, the usually teeming capitol became a ghost town. Few people braved the whipping winds and stinging sheets of rain on the streets of the nation’s capital. Holed up in his hotel, Laurence Hawker, a CU-Boulder exchange student from Lancaster University in England, witnessed the psychological reactions to an extreme storm that he had up until then only read about.
A new look at conditions after a Manhattan-sized asteroid slammed into a region of Mexico in the dinosaur days indicates the event could have triggered a global firestorm that would have burned every twig, bush and tree on Earth and led to the extinction of 80 percent of all Earth’s species, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.
In class one recent Monday, a group of CU-Boulder undergraduates in environmental design met with a city of Boulder official to review their building plans, soon to be constructed by the students at the local Admiral Burke Park. That’s when they learned of a hitch.
The student team can’t build on certain parts of the grounds—those that aren’t owned by the city, which is supporting the project.
Boulder County and the City of Boulder will begin testing the countywide emergency sirens at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 1. The test is the first of the annual season of monthly emergency siren tests, and marks the beginning of flood awareness efforts countywide.
University of Colorado Boulder astronomers targeting one of the brightest quasars glowing in the universe some 11 billion years ago say “sideline quasars” likely teamed up with it to heat abundant helium gas billions of years ago, preventing small galaxy formation.
What does it take to lead — whether it’s a startup venture, a nonprofit, a global corporation or a community? Does our DNA contain a gene for leadership?
Some say leaders are made, not born. At CU-Boulder, top undergraduates have the opportunity to learn or enhance the necessary skills to invent, create, lead and manage in the Presidents Leadership Class (PLC).
As you head out on spring break remember these words from Andrea Weckerle in her book "Civility in the Digital Age" - "Your digital footprint - the good, the bad, and the ugly - is used by others in decision making that impacts virtually every aspect of your life."
An intriguing mash-up of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous suspenseful stories is at the heart of University of Colorado Boulder theatre graduate student Hadley Kamminga-Peck’s new stage adaptation, “Tick, Tock, Poe,” which has been playing at schools and community centers this spring.
NASA’s next Mars mission is giving students and the public worldwide an opportunity to have a personal connection with space exploration through a new education and public outreach effort called the “Going to Mars” campaign.