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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.

November 17, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder enrolled more international students during the 2013-14 academic year and sent more students abroad during the 2012-13 academic year than any other higher education institution in Colorado.

November 17, 2014

People who work the night shift are likely burning less energy during a 24-hour period than those on a normal schedule, increasing their risk for weight gain and obesity, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

November 13, 2014

A novel, low-cost method of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) developed at the University of Colorado Boulder and successfully used in human clinical trials in Belgium has been awarded a “Best of What’s New Award” from Popular Science magazine in 2014 in the health category.

November 12, 2014

The “surfactant” chemicals found in samples of fracking fluid collected in five states were no more toxic than substances commonly found in homes, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.

November 11, 2014

The structure of a soccer player’s face can predict his performance on the field—including his likelihood of scoring goals, making assists and committing fouls—according to a study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder.


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