News Releases

May 3, 2016

Organized by CU-Boulder’s Community Engagement Design and Research Center (CEDaR), CU-Boulder and the city of Boulder together have joined the MetroLab Network, a nationwide collection of 35 city-university partnerships focused on bringing data, analytics and innovation to local government.

April 28, 2016

The University of Colorado Boulder will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Folsom Field. No tickets are required for the ceremony, which is free and open to the public. 

April 28, 2016

The belief that online user ratings are good indicators of product quality is largely an illusion, according to a new CU-Boulder study. Yet almost all retailers provide user ratings on their websites and many consumers rely on the information when making purchase decisions.

April 27, 2016

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Christina Gonzales has named Akirah J. Bradley as the associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students effective Aug. 1. Bradley is currently the assistant dean of students at the University of California, Berkeley.

Lisa Severy has been serving as the interim dean of students since Aug. 1, 2015, and will return to her post as assistant vice chancellor of Student Affairs and director of Career Services.

April 26, 2016

Provost Russell L. Moore announced today the four finalists selected for the position of dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The candidates will be visiting campus in the coming weeks to meet with students, faculty and staff in the college and across campus.

April 26, 2016

Tickets for the Dalai Lama’s June 23 visit to the University of Colorado Boulder will go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 28. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning spiritual leader will share Tibetan teachings with the public and the CU-Boulder community during two sessions at the Coors Events Center.

The CU-Boulder Student Government (CUSG), the CU-Boulder Cultural Events Board (CEB) and the Tibetan Association of Colorado (TAC) are co-sponsoring his visit.

April 22, 2016

Nearly 500 middle school students from Angevine Middle School in Lafayette are heading to the University of Colorado Boulder on April 27 and 28 to get a taste of college life.

The sixth- and seventh-graders will do hands-on science projects, visit the CU-Boulder Museum of Natural History, participate in dance workshops, and watch a rousing theater production about the U.S. Presidents. Faculty and staff from the museum, Science Discovery, the Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community, and the Department of Theatre and Dance will be leading the sessions.

April 21, 2016

A group of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden and involving the University of Colorado Boulder has developed a new, eco-friendly method to produce ammonia, the main ingredient of fertilizer, using light.

April 21, 2016

Jim Hakala is hitting the road Friday with bins of captivating remnants of the ancient past. Among other things, he’s got fossilized fern, leaves, shark teeth, dinosaur bone, fish, petrified wood and a trilobite.

This time, he’s targeting fourth grade classrooms in mostly northeastern Colorado with 12 of his “fossil kits,” courtesy of the CU Museum of Natural History, along with a standards-based curriculum for use by teachers.

April 21, 2016

Colorado employment is projected to expand over the next two quarters of 2016, though at a more modest pace, according to a CU-Boulder report released todayn  Business formation rebounded in the first quarter of the year, reversing two consecutive quarters of decline, and the state saw 29,680 businesses come online.