News Releases

September 16, 2013

Roderic B. Park, who served as chancellor of the University of Colorado Boulder, died Sept. 6 at his home, according to the University of California, Berkeley. He was 81.

Park was named interim chancellor of CU-Boulder in August 1994 and stepped down in January 1997. At the time of his departure he was praised for bringing stability to the campus’s administrative structure, expanding the role of faculty governance and emphasizing undergraduate education.

September 15, 2013

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has announced that the University of Colorado Boulder campus will reopen Monday, Sept. 16, for classes and business operations. Although a significant number of campus buildings experienced some damage from flooding, all classrooms and business services will be operational. It is possible that some courses will be canceled or rescheduled due to instructor availability.

September 13, 2013

Saturday’s football game between the University of Colorado and Fresno State has been postponed, university officials decided Friday morning.

After careful consideration, CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has decided that the university will not hold a football game tomorrow, and that school officials will discuss a possible make-up date for the game.

September 12, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder will remain closed through Friday as rain continues to fall and more storms are expected through tomorrow.

With the current weather conditions and the continuing possibility of flash flooding, the evacuations of the Faculty/Staff housing unit, Athens Court and the ground floor of Newton Court will remain in place. The evacuation has impacted 220 units and 355 family housing residents.

September 12, 2013


The University of Colorado Boulder campus will be closed Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 due to effects of severe flooding and the ongoing weather emergency.

CU police officers have been checking building exteriors looking for safety hazards. 

Assessments of damage have been ongoing throughout the evening and will continue into the morning hours. The CU-Boulder leadership will evaluate re-opening the campus after the impact of the storm on campus infrastructure has been fully assessed.

September 11, 2013

Nanoly Bioscience of Boulder and the University of Colorado recently entered into an option agreement that will enable the startup company to develop a technique for protecting vaccines during delivery to rural and less-developed areas of the world.

September 11, 2013

A small beach ball-sized satellite designed and built by a team of University of Colorado Boulder students to better understand how atmospheric drag can affect satellite orbits is now slated for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sept. 15.

September 10, 2013

More than 50 students and dozens of alumni of the University of Colorado Boulder Law School will teach a lesson on the First Amendment in more than 50 high school classrooms throughout Colorado Sept. 11–20 in recognition of Constitution Day.

Constitution Day is a national event that annually commemorates the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the United States Constitution.

September 10, 2013

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will speak at the third annual John Paul Stevens Lecture hosted by the Byron R. White Center at the University of Colorado Boulder Law School on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The event will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the University Memorial Center’s Glenn Miller Ballroom on the CU-Boulder campus. A limited number of tickets to the lecture are available to the general public at no cost. To register for tickets visit the center’s website at

September 10, 2013

DENVER — The nationally recognized excellence of the University of Colorado’s campuses and undergraduate programs is again highlighted in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, the 2014 edition of which was released today.


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