News Releases

January 29, 2015

While you might think a person shaking her phone or tablet from side to side is having issues with the device, she might actually be playing a game that has her mimicking a steering wheel motion as part of a language lesson.

The game Nano Nano for mobile devices, created by two University of Colorado Boulder graduate students and released last week, is the first app to incorporate gesturing with language learning -- for good reason.

January 29, 2015

The University of Colorado Law School is now accepting applications for the newly established, one-year, 28-credit Master of Studies in Law degree. This program will enable students who hold at least an undergraduate degree to obtain legal training short of a full Juris Doctor.

"There are a range of opportunities for professionals interested in legal-related fields who are not practicing lawyers," said Dean Phil Weiser. "The MSL degree is a targeted program that will prepare students to obtain and excel in such positions."

January 28, 2015

NASA’s fallen astronauts, including University of Colorado Boulder alumni Ellison Onizuka and Kalpana Chawla, who died in space shuttle accidents 17 years apart, will be remembered both on campus and in a special NASA online tribute this week.

January 28, 2015

Arctic sea ice extent plunged precipitously from 2001 to 2007, then barely budged between 2007 and 2013. Even in a warming world, researchers should expect such unusual periods of no change—and rapid change—at the world’s northern reaches, according to a new paper.

January 28, 2015

The Silicon Flatirons Center on Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship will celebrate its 15th anniversary as it holds its “Digital Broadband Migration Conference: First Principles for a 21st Century Innovation Policy” on Feb. 8-9 at the Wolf Law Building on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

January 28, 2015

Cities that host bike-to-work events as their sole effort to increase commuter travel by bicycle may be missing a larger -- perhaps more valuable -- opportunity, according to a study involving the University of Colorado Boulder and led by the University of Colorado Denver.

Local governments should use bike-to-work days to find out from participants why they’re attending and -- more importantly -- what prevents them from biking more often, according to the study.

January 27, 2015

When evacuees become separated from their pets while fleeing hurricanes, wildfires or other natural disasters, they’re often difficult to reunite.

Computer scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder hope to change that with a new online tool designed to leverage the work of crowds to reconnect pets with their human families.

January 27, 2015

The Tibetan Association of Colorado (TAC) and the University of Colorado Boulder will co-host a campus visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Oct. 20 and 21, 2015, both groups announced today.

A schedule of events at CU-Boulder is still being finalized. The schedule and ticket information will be announced in the months ahead.

January 26, 2015

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the five finalists selected for the position of dean of the College of Media, Communication and Information.

“All preparations are on track to welcome the first class into the new College of Media, Communication and Information next fall and hiring a visionary dean marks the next critical step,” Moore said. “I thank the committee and its chair, Dean Anne Heinz, for forwarding five excellent candidates to visit campus.”

January 23, 2015

University of Colorado Boulder researchers will update NASA officials next week on a revolutionary space telescope concept selected by the agency for study last June that could provide images up to 1,000 times sharper than the Hubble Space Telescope.

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