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January 22, 2015

The University of Colorado’s perennially popular rite of spring is returning for its sixty-seventh year. The Annual Conference on World Affairs will be held April 6-10, 2015, on the CU-Boulder campus. Last year’s CWA attendance was 77,700 at 200 sessions over five days.

This year's keynote address, titled “In a Single Garment of Destiny”, will be delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. in Macky Auditorium on Monday, April 6, at 11:30 a.m.

January 22, 2015

University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professor W. Carl Lineberger was honored today by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his extraordinary scientific achievements.

January 22, 2015

Based on continued growth in fourth-quarter new business filings in Colorado -- including entity renewals, trademarks and trade name registrations -- employment in the state is projected to expand through the first and second quarters of 2015, according to a University of Colorado Boulder report released today by Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams.

January 22, 2015

Remittances, or money transfers, sent home by migrant workers to developing nations play a key role in reducing poverty and improving welfare in recipient countries, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.

January 14, 2015

To accurately forecast wintertime bad air days in Utah’s Uintah Basin, researchers must use real atmospheric measurements to estimate chemical emissions from nearby oil and natural gas fields, a new study in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics has found.

January 14, 2015

Using simulation to walk in the shoes of a person who is blind -- such as wearing a blindfold while performing everyday tasks -- has negative effects on people’s perceptions of the visually impaired, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.

January 12, 2015

A new $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to a coalition of organizations including the University of Colorado Boulder will be used to help improve wind energy forecasting in mountain and valley regions.

January 12, 2015

A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder finds that when we use our thoughts to dull or enhance our experience of pain, the physical pain signal in the brain—sent by nerves in the area of a wound, for example, and encoded in multiple regions in the cerebrum—does not actually change. Instead the act of using thoughts to modulate pain, a technique called “cognitive self-regulation” that is commonly used to manage chronic pain, works via a separate pathway in the brain.

January 7, 2015

Two new studies involving the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia have identified a unique molecule that not only gobbles up bad cells, but also has the ability to repair damaged nerve cells.

January 7, 2015

Six members of the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education faculty were recognized in the “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings” released today as being among the nation’s top 200 researchers whose scholarship bridges academic and public audiences.

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