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April 24, 2014

In 2012, temperatures at the summit of Greenland rose above freezing for the first time since 1889, raising questions about what led to the unusual melt episode. Now, a new analysis led by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder shows that some of the same weather and climate factors were at play in both 1889 and 2012: heat waves thousands of miles upwind in North America, higher-than-average ocean surface temperatures south of Greenland and atmospheric rivers of warm, moist air that streamed toward Greenland’s west coast.

April 23, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder biologist Leslie Leinwand has been selected as a member of the 2014 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors the leading “thinkers and doers” from each generation, including scientists, scholars, writers and artists.

April 23, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder diverted 2,458 tons, or nearly 44 percent, of waste from landfills during the 2012-13 school year -- its highest rate ever.

The savings -- reached through recycling, composting and reusing materials -- are equivalent to removing the emissions of 1,370 passenger cars over one year, conserving 12,276 barrels of oil, or eliminating the annual carbon emissions of 634 households.

April 23, 2014

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation, together with Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Law School, today announced the launch of the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN), a three-year initiative to help Colorado jumpstart the development of high-growth companies with the greatest potential to create new jobs in the region.

April 23, 2014

The greater prevalence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory disorders among people of lower socioeconomic status might be due in part to their reduced exposure to the microbes that thrive in rural environments, according to a new scientific paper co-authored by a University of Colorado Boulder researcher.

April 21, 2014

A deployable fire hose stand designed for the Longmont Fire Department and a heat-resistant mask designed to protect firefighters and fire victims from poisonous fumes will be among more than 90 student inventions showcased at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Engineering Design Expo on Saturday, April 26.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a wide range of student-built devices including adaptive technology for people with disabilities, Rube Goldberg machines and even hovercrafts.

April 20, 2014

Chicago is the funniest city in the United States, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.

Boston is the No. 2 wise guy, followed by Atlanta in third place. Denver made the top 10 list at No. 8.

April 18, 2014

Professor Robert S. Anderson of the University of Colorado Boulder’s geological sciences department and Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research has been awarded the 2014 Hazel Barnes Prize, the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university.

April 17, 2014

Lucien Castaing-Taylor, a professor of anthropology at Harvard University who previously taught at CU-Boulder, will present and discuss his award-winning documentary “Leviathan” on Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in room E-50 of the Muenzinger building. 



Academy Award winner Alex Gibney will screen his 2013 documentary “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” on Monday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in room 102 of the ATLAS building. Both screenings are free and open to the public.

April 17, 2014

CU system news release

DENVER – Three faculty members from across the University of Colorado system have been named 2014 President’s Teaching Scholars, each recognized as an educator who skillfully integrates teaching and research at an exceptional level.

The title of President’s Teaching Scholar signifies CU’s highest recognition of excellence in and commitment to learning and teaching, as well as active, substantial contributions to scholarly work. CU President Bruce D. Benson solicits annual nominations of faculty for the designation, which is a lifetime appointment.

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