News Releases

April 10, 2014

Alarmed by melting glaciers and inspired by University of Colorado Boulder scientists’ efforts to teach the public about mechanisms that drive environmental change, emeritus Department of Communication faculty member Brian Daniell and his wife, Vicki Bynum, have pledged $500,000 toward the university’s Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC).

April 9, 2014

Tremendous growth in enrollments and a changing economic, technological and reputational landscape have prompted the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder to set two ambitious new goals for the year 2020. Improvements in the college’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, released in mid-March by U.S. News & World Report, indicate good progress in the right direction.

April 9, 2014

A new report led by the University of Colorado Boulder, “Considerations for Climate Change and Variability Adaptation on the Navajo Nation,” synthesizes state-of-the-science information on the region’s climate, water cycle and ecology. And it goes much further, discussing social, legal, economic, infrastructural and other factors that affect people’s vulnerabilities to climate impacts as well as their adaptive capacity, and outlining one approach for how the region’s residents might plan for ongoing environmental change.

April 7, 2014

A team of University of Colorado Boulder graduate students has qualified for the final round of an international venture capital competition April 10-12 thanks in part to what it dubs its secret sauce: the local startup community.

April 4, 2014

The Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado Boulder will livestream selected sessions online April 7-11 and also will make them available for viewing on-demand once the event has concluded.

CWA will livestream sessions in Macky Auditorium and in the University Memorial Center’s central Glenn Miller Ballroom. The sessions will remain available for viewing through Friday, April 18.

April 3, 2014

A NASA spacecraft studying the moon’s atmosphere and dust environment, which is carrying a $6 million University of Colorado Boulder instrument, is slated to crash into the lunar surface April 21 following a successful 130-day mission.

April 3, 2014

A free, downloadable guide for individuals who want to collect baseline data on their well water quality and monitor their groundwater quantity over time was released this week by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Colorado Water and Energy Research Center (CWERC).

April 2, 2014

Three University of Colorado Boulder undergraduates have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships for 2014.

The scholarships, which are worth up to $7,500 each, are awarded annually to sophomores and juniors across the nation on the basis of high academic merit. The 2014 winners from CU-Boulder are Jasmine Brewer, a junior in engineering physics, Brennan Coffey, a junior in chemical engineering and applied mathematics, and Ryan Dewey, a junior in astrophysics and physics.

April 2, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of a new dean for the College of Music.

The new dean will be Robert Shay, director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri in Columbia. His appointment will begin Sept. 1.

April 1, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder will test the CU-Boulder Alerts system on Thursday, April 3, to raise awareness of how the campus community will be notified in case of an emergency. The test will include text messages, emails, social media and website announcements. Annual testing of emergency notification systems is required by the Clery Act, a federal law.


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