News Releases

April 21, 2016

Jim Hakala is hitting the road Friday with bins of captivating remnants of the ancient past. Among other things, he’s got fossilized fern, leaves, shark teeth, dinosaur bone, fish, petrified wood and a trilobite.

This time, he’s targeting fourth grade classrooms in mostly northeastern Colorado with 12 of his “fossil kits,” courtesy of the CU Museum of Natural History, along with a standards-based curriculum for use by teachers.

April 21, 2016

Colorado employment is projected to expand over the next two quarters of 2016, though at a more modest pace, according to a CU-Boulder report released todayn  Business formation rebounded in the first quarter of the year, reversing two consecutive quarters of decline, and the state saw 29,680 businesses come online. 

April 19, 2016

The University of Colorado Boulder will honor the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death with Shakespeare at CU, a program consisting of more than 40 events and exhibitions scheduled through August.

Shakespeare’s birthday – and the day he died – are both celebrated April 23. While historians are not exactly certain of Shakespeare’s precise birth date, they do know he was baptized on April 26, 1564 and was likely born three days before that.

April 18, 2016

University of Colorado Boulder students, faculty, and staff and the Boulder community will be celebrating Earth Week from April 18-24 on campus with a variety of different events.

 

April 18, 2016

Private donations to political candidates neither alter the candidates’ voting patterns once they’re in office nor make them more ideologically intractable, found a study co-authored by a University of Colorado Boulder political science professor.

Yet that underlying belief has led to a range of political reforms including the controversial approach of using taxpayer dollars to pay for political campaigns. These were the central findings of the study, recently published in Legislative Studies Quarterly.

April 15, 2016

Two reporters have won the 2016 Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting. Their winning piece details how dogged police work by investigators in Colorado captured a serial rapist and led to the exoneration of a Washington woman who was wrongfully prosecuted for false reporting of a rape that actually happened.

April 15, 2016

A new study led by the European Space Agency and NASA involving the University of Colorado Boulder indicates NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected the faint but distinct signature of dust coming from beyond our solar system.

April 14, 2016

CU-Boulder and the National Weather Service (NWS) want your help investigating large surface hail accumulations from thunderstorms in Colorado between April and September.

April 13, 2016

CU-Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of James (Jim) Anaya, a Regents’ Professor and James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy at the University of Arizona, as dean of the law school. Anaya will begin his duties on Aug. 8, 2016.

Anaya’s teaching and writing focus on international human rights and issues concerning indigenous peoples.

April 13, 2016

From BASE jumping to ice climbing to ultra running, medical professionals from around the world will share state-of-the-art insight and present cutting-edge research at the 2nd International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, taking place June 10-11 at the St. Julien Hotel and Spa in Boulder, Colorado. 

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