News Releases

July 17, 2015

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) today announced that the University of Colorado Boulder climbed to No. 54 from No. 63 in its annual rankings list. CU-Boulder is among the more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide in this year’s CWUR list, published at

July 16, 2015

A team of researchers has developed a wireless device the width of a human hair that can be implanted in the brain and activated by remote control to deliver drugs.

July 16, 2015

The University of Colorado Boulder and CNBC will host a Republican presidential candidate debate on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Coors Events Center. The debate, titled “Your Money, Your Vote: The Presidential Debate on the Economy,” will focus on key economic issues, such as jobs, taxes, the deficit and the health of the U.S. economy. CNBC will broadcast the debate to a nationwide audience.

July 16, 2015

The Colorado economy continues to expand, outperforming the U.S. economy and reaffirming previous expectations, according to the midyear economic update released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

July 14, 2015

The New Horizons spacecraft made a successful flyby of Pluto this morning after a nine- year, 3 billion-mile-journey, sending a thumbs-up signal to Earth tonight and elating the world’s space science community, including University of Colorado Boulder participants.

July 13, 2015

Thirty-two Latino and Chicano Colorado high school students are immersing themselves in college life and learning July 12-18 at the University of Colorado Boulder as part of the third annual Aquetza: Youth Leadership, Education and Community Empowerment summer program.

July 13, 2015

Children consume more low-nutrition, high-calorie food such as cookies and candy after observing seemingly overweight cartoon characters, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

July 9, 2015

After a nine-year journey of 3 billion miles, a piano-sized, power-packed NASA spacecraft has an upcoming date with history that some University of Colorado Boulder students, faculty and alumni wouldn’t miss for the world.

July 8, 2015

Southern Californians and writers love to blame the hot, dry Santa Ana winds for tense, ugly moods, and the winds have long been associated with destructive wildfires. Now, NOAA researchers have found that on occasion, the winds have an accomplice with respect to fires, at least: Natural atmospheric events known as stratospheric intrusions, which bring extremely dry air from the upper atmosphere down to the surface, adding to the fire danger effects of the Santa Anas, and exacerbating some air pollution episodes.

July 6, 2015

This summer, middle and high school students are helping build and test 3-D structures that complement and mimic the cutting-edge ‘photo origami’ research conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder.