News Releases

April 5, 2016

Half of this year’s six Colorado-based winners of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship attend the University of Colorado Boulder.

The scholarship is worth up to $7,500 and recognizes sophomores and juniors who have achieved high academic merit in math, science and engineering and who are expected to be leaders in their fields.

April 5, 2016

The bombardment of Mars some 4 billion years ago by comets and asteroids as large as West Virginia likely enhanced climate conditions enough to make the planet more conducive to life, at least for a time.

April 1, 2016

Monetary rewards for healthy behavior can pay off both in the pocketbook and in positive psychological factors like internal motivation, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

While programs involving monetary incentives to encourage healthy behavior have become more popular in recent years, the evidence has been mixed as to how they can be most effective and how participants fare once the incentives stop, said CU-Boulder doctoral student Casey Gardiner, who led the new study.

March 31, 2016

The optimism of Colorado business leaders remains unchanged entering the second quarter of 2016, but is projected to slightly dip ahead of the third quarter of the year, according to a University of Colorado Boulder report.

March 30, 2016

Nebulas and distant galaxies will be in the telescope sights at the Sommers-Bausch Observatory on Friday night as University of Colorado Boulder students scan the sky for over 100 deep space objects known collectively as the “Messier catalogue.” 

March 30, 2016

The University of Colorado Boulder’s 68th annual Conference on World Affairs, a week of ideas and discussion on every topic imaginable, kicks off Monday.

Among the day’s events are a noon plenary address by Robert Inglis on how free enterprise can solve climate change and the colorful flag procession at 6:30 p.m. on the Norlin Quadrangle.

This year’s conference features 200 diverse panels, plenaries and performances. Student and community volunteers assembled the thought-provoking program, inviting speakers from around the world to this year’s event.

March 30, 2016

Juggling. Origami. Group sculpture projects. See….Math is fun.

This is the underlying message behind the first Mathematics and the Arts Festival being held Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, at the University of Colorado Boulder.

March 29, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden will visit the University of Colorado Boulder on Friday, April 8, to deliver a speech on the “importance of preventing sexual assault on college campuses across the country,” his office announced today.

March 29, 2016

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a quantitative framework for predicting compassionate behavior, a significant step forward in the quest to identify the key psychological processes underlying human compassion.

March 28, 2016

Arctic sea ice was at a record low maximum extent for the second straight year, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder and NASA.

 

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