News Releases

April 26, 2016

Provost Russell L. Moore announced today the four finalists selected for the position of dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The candidates will be visiting campus in the coming weeks to meet with students, faculty and staff in the college and across campus.

April 26, 2016

Tickets for the Dalai Lama’s June 23 visit to the University of Colorado Boulder will go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 28. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning spiritual leader will share Tibetan teachings with the public and the CU-Boulder community during two sessions at the Coors Events Center.

The CU-Boulder Student Government (CUSG), the CU-Boulder Cultural Events Board (CEB) and the Tibetan Association of Colorado (TAC) are co-sponsoring his visit.

April 22, 2016

Nearly 500 middle school students from Angevine Middle School in Lafayette are heading to the University of Colorado Boulder on April 27 and 28 to get a taste of college life.

The sixth- and seventh-graders will do hands-on science projects, visit the CU-Boulder Museum of Natural History, participate in dance workshops, and watch a rousing theater production about the U.S. Presidents. Faculty and staff from the museum, Science Discovery, the Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community, and the Department of Theatre and Dance will be leading the sessions.

April 21, 2016

A group of scientists led by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden and involving the University of Colorado Boulder has developed a new, eco-friendly method to produce ammonia, the main ingredient of fertilizer, using light.

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.