News Releases

August 3, 2007

Sallye McKee, associate to the president for institutional diversity at Metropolitan State College of Denver, has been named the first vice chancellor for diversity, equity and community engagement at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

August 2, 2007


The University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business will open its newly expanded and renovated home, the Koelbel Building, to media on Monday, Aug. 6.

Reporters and photographers are invited to tour the building with Leeds School Dean Dennis A. Ahlburg at 10:30 a.m. The tour will start in the building's Centers Board Room, located on the first floor off the main entrance on the south side of Koebel Building facing Regent Drive.

August 2, 2007

Following the recent death of a University of Colorado at Boulder student, public health experts in Boulder are encouraging students, faculty and staff to learn more about hantavirus, a serious respiratory disease.

CU-Boulder aerospace engineering student Jason Dinges, 20, died from hantavirus complications on July 15. He was spending the summer at his parents' Park County, Colo., home at the time of his death.

August 2, 2007

Roof-integrated photovoltaic panels will be installed today by University of Colorado at Boulder students on the school's latest Solar Decathlon entry as part of a project update for the fall competition, the third of three competitions to date that CU-Boulder won previously in 2002 and 2005.

The defending champions - with new student engineers at the helm - will describe what promises to be the team's most innovative Solar Decathlon entry. The sponsors and student participants will give a brief project update at 10 a.m. today while installation of the solar system gets underway.

August 2, 2007

A reversal of tectonic plate motion between Acapulco and Mexico City in the last half of 2006 probably didn’t ease seismic strain in the region or the specter of a major earthquake anticipated there in the coming decades, says a University of Colorado at Boulder professor.

August 1, 2007

For the second time in eight months, a NASA space shuttle will carry a suite of University of Colorado at Boulder experiments to the International Space Station in an educational effort involving thousands of K-12 students around the world.

August 1, 2007

Chickadees, nuthatches and warblers foraging their way through forests have been shown to spur the growth of pine trees in the West by as much as one-third, according to a new University of Colorado at Boulder study.

July 31, 2007


University of Colorado at Boulder students will begin to install the key element - roof-integrated photovoltaic panels - on what promises to be their most innovative Solar Decathlon entry to date this Thursday, Aug. 2.

The Solar Decathlon is a competition among 20 university teams to design, build and operate the most innovative home powered completely by solar energy.

July 30, 2007

The Multicultural Engineering Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder will host the second of three Western summer camps aimed at expanding educational opportunities for Hispanic students interested in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.

The camps are the first project of the Hispanic Alliance for STEM Opportunities, a partnership formed earlier this year by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference and IBM.

July 26, 2007

University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Andrew Staehelin has been named the first recipient of the new Fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists award in 2007 for his distinguished contributions to plant biology.