News Releases

January 5, 2016

After a small dip last quarter, the optimism of Colorado business leaders grew modestly for the start of 2016, according to the Leeds Business Confidence Index released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

At 55.4, the overall first-quarter reading is up from 53.5 last quarter and down by 5.7 points from one year ago.

January 5, 2016

An unusually star-deprived black hole at the site of two merged galaxies could provide new insight into black hole evolution and behavior.

December 29, 2015

The human gut harbors a teeming menagerie of over 100 trillion microorganisms and exercising early in life can alter that microbial community for the better, promoting healthier brain and metabolic activity over the course of a lifetime.

December 28, 2015

Water managers in Colorado and the West scrambling to meet the growing demand for increasingly scarce water supplies caused by large populations far from water resources, climate change and drought need to focus more effort on conserving water, including addressing reservoir evaporation, say University of Colorado Boulder researchers.

December 28, 2015

More than 70 speakers and presenters from around the world will be part of Media, Gender and Religion, a University of Colorado Boulder conference to be held Jan. 7-10.

CU-Boulder’s Center for Media, Religion and Culture (CMRC) will host the conference. All plenary sessions are free and open to the public with no registration required. They will be held at Old Main Chapel and the Center for Community on campus.

December 23, 2015

Researchers have developed a groundbreaking microprocessor chip that uses light, rather than electricity, to transfer data at rapid speeds while consuming minute amounts of energy. 

December 22, 2015

The Ebola virus and fruit bats have been waging a molecular battle for survival that may have started at least 25 million years ago.

December 21, 2015

Humans haven’t learned much in 2,000 years when it comes to religion and politics. Religion has led to social tension and conflict, not just in today’s society, but dating back to 700 B.C., according to a new study published today in Current Anthropology.

December 15, 2015

While it may not be a surprise that the number of elderly inmates is growing in the United States, the pace of that growth and the complexity of the inmates’ health problems is posing new challenges to researchers, policymakers and correctional employees. 

December 15, 2015

Running uphill on steep inclines is never easy, but researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered a range of slope angles that would allow an athlete to ascend a mountain most quickly.

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