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January 16, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano will today join leaders from higher education, business, state government and non-profit foundations for a White House meeting on expanding college opportunities for American students.

January 15, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Kelly Fox today announced that Vice Chancellor for Administration Louise Vale will retire effective March 14.

“Louise has had a distinguished career providing financial management and strategic direction to the University of Colorado for over 20 years and she will be greatly missed,” Fox said.

Fox has named Steve Thweatt, who is currently assistant vice chancellor for Facilities Management, as interim vice chancellor for administration starting March 15.

January 15, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder has named Mark D. Gross as the director of the campus Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society, or the ATLAS Institute. 

Gross taught at CU-Boulder from 1990 to 1999 as an assistant and associate professor of architecture, planning and design. He returns to CU-Boulder for the ATLAS post from Carnegie Mellon University where he has been a professor of computational design since 2004. From 1999 to 2004, Gross was a professor of architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle.

January 13, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder is educating first-time renters on the basics of leasing and living off campus during the seminar “Living Off-Campus: Everything First Timers Need to Know.” Sessions will be held Jan. 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Jan. 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in University Memorial Center room 425.

January 13, 2014

Two faculty members in the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science have been honored with the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award.

The NSF Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, award supports junior faculty members who demonstrate excellence in research and who effectively integrate their research with education. CU-Boulder’s recent recipients are Prashant Nagpal, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, and Franck Vernerey, an assistant professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering.

January 9, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder’s expansion of the Student Recreation Center, a project initiated by students, opens on Friday, Jan. 10, at 9 a.m. The southwest addition, the second and largest phase of the project, is located just north of the Ramaley Biology Building and east of Sewall Hall and will provide an additional 83,000 square feet of indoor recreational space.

January 9, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder space weather experts say a powerful solar storm may cause the aurora borealis to light up as far south as Colorado and New Mexico in the coming nights.

January 9, 2014

Power plants that use natural gas and a new technology to squeeze more energy from the fuel release far less of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than coal-fired power plants do, according to a new analysis accepted for publication Jan. 8 in Earth’s Future, a journal of the American Geophysical Union

January 7, 2014

Ana Maria Rey, a theoretical physicist at JILA, a joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has been honored by the White House with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

January 3, 2014

I wish to add my voice to those of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and other organizations, media organizations, and individuals around the world in voicing opposition to any proposed boycott of Israeli academic institutions. This is a violation of academic freedom for American, global and Israeli scholars, an unnecessary injection of politics into the research process itself, and an obstruction to the spirit and substance of academic inquiry.

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