News Releases

February 27, 2014

A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder bolsters the theory that the first Americans, who are believed to have come over from northeast Asia during the last ice age, may have been isolated on the Bering Land Bridge for thousands of years before spreading throughout the Americas.

February 27, 2014

In recent years, palm oil production has come under fire from environmentalists concerned about the deforestation of land in the tropics to make way for new palm plantations. Now there is a new reason to be concerned about palm oil’s environmental impact.

An analysis published Feb. 26 in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that the wastewater produced during the processing of palm oil is a significant source of heat-trapping methane in the atmosphere. But the researchers also present a possible solution: capturing the methane and using it as a renewable energy source.

February 27, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Real Estate Council will hold its 17th annual forum Wednesday, March 5, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Denver Marriott City Center.

The event at 1701 California St. is open to the public. Co-presented by the CU-Boulder Real Estate Center at the Leeds School of Business and its CU Real Estate Council, the conference will offer commentary by national and local experts on institutional capital, residential and hospitality real estate and more.

February 26, 2014

NIST news release

JILA physicists used an ultrafast laser and help from German theorists to discover a new semiconductor quasiparticle—a handful of smaller particles that briefly condense into a liquid-like droplet.

JILA is a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

February 26, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder today announced five finalists for Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy. Within the next five weeks, four of the finalists will make one-day campus visits during which they will hold public forums.

February 25, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade will be part of the new Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute announced today by President Barack Obama.

February 25, 2014

Following on the heels of its nationally recognized anti-violence school tours based on “The Tempest” and “Twelfth Night,” the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has hit the road with a new production of “Much Ado About Nothing.”

February 20, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder scientists have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that could one day lead to the development of improved solar panels, more energy-efficient cooling equipment, and even the creation of new devices that could turn the vast amounts of heat wasted at power plants into more electricity.

February 18, 2014

For University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Gordana Dukovic of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the awards just keep rolling in.

Today the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced that Dukovic was one of 126 people in the U.S. and Canada selected for one of the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships in 2014. 

February 17, 2014

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano today will launch a national hiring search for the newly created position of Title IX director at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The director for Title IX and protected class programs will report directly to the chancellor. Creating a new Title IX director position with ultimate campuswide oversight for all complaints was the most important recommendation from a recently released external Title IX policy review by law firm Pepper Hamilton.


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