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November 26, 2014

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible shield some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called “killer electrons,” which whip around the planet at near-light speed and have been known to threaten astronauts, fry satellites and degrade space systems during intense solar storms.

November 25, 2014

Learning-related brain activity in Parkinson’s patients improves as much in response to a placebo treatment as to real medication, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Columbia University.

November 24, 2014

An estate gift of just over $6 million from a music-loving economics alumnus will create three major new endowments benefiting the Department of Economics and the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Funding from the gift will endow two faculty chairs—one in economics and one in Baroque music—and create a unique travel sabbatical program for undergraduates. 

November 24, 2014

A measles vaccine made of fine dry powder and delivered with a puff of air triggered no adverse side effects in early human testing and it is likely effective, according to a paper to be published November 28 in the journal Vaccine. The paper is now available online.

November 21, 2014

The Leeds School of Business will present its 50th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum on Monday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Denver.The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required for those planning to attend. 

The comprehensive state economic outlook for 2015 will feature forecasts and trends for 13 business sectors prepared by more than 100 key business, government and industry professionals.

November 21, 2014

CU System news release

Highest honor for educators recognizes exceptional research, teaching, service

DENVER – Six University of Colorado faculty members today were named Distinguished Professors, the most prestigious honor for faculty at the university.

Each year, the recognition goes to faculty members who demonstrate exemplary performance in research or creative work, a record of excellence in classroom teaching and supervision of individual learning, and outstanding service to the profession, university and its affiliates.

November 20, 2014

A new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder and Humboldt State University shows that senior citizens who run several times a week for exercise expend about the same amount of energy walking as a typical 20-year-old.

November 19, 2014

Pregnant women with histories of major depression are at high risk of becoming depressed again in the months before and after their babies are born. A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder found that practicing mindfulness techniques—such as meditation, breathing exercises and yoga—could help protect these women against a recurrence.

November 19, 2014

Diversity in international education might seem inherent, but it’s low among study abroad participants in the U.S., prompting the University of Colorado Boulder to create Global Opportunity Scholars, or GO Scholars.

The program -- launched this fall as the second of its kind in the country -- awards $2,000 for summer-term study abroad and $4,000 for semester-term study abroad to high-achieving first-generation, low-income and other underrepresented students.

November 18, 2014

Over the last decade, neuroscientists have largely come to believe that physical pain and social pain are processed by the brain in the same way. But a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows that the two kinds of pain actually use distinct neural circuits, a finding that could lead to more targeted treatments and a better understanding of how the two kinds of pain interact.

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