News Releases

March 13, 2014

A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder showed that as a group, volunteer counters who examined a particular patch of lunar real estate using NASA images did just as well in identifying individual craters as professional crater counters with five to 50 years of experience.

March 12, 2014

A revolutionary University of Colorado Boulder toilet fueled by the sun that is being developed to help some of the 2.5 billion people around the world lacking safe and sustainable sanitation will be unveiled in India this month.

March 11, 2014

Graduate programs across the University of Colorado system again are lauded for excellence in the latest annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Research and teaching contributions by the four campuses in health care, engineering, law, education and business hold numerous spots in the 2015 edition of Best Graduate Schools (U.S. News Media Group).

March 10, 2014

The Orion Nebula is home to hundreds of young stars and even younger protostars known as proplyds. Many of these nascent systems will go on to develop planets, while others will have their planet-forming dust and gas blasted away by the fierce ultraviolet radiation emitted by massive O-type stars that lurk nearby.  

March 6, 2014

CU-Boulder took a personnel action against an employee on Tuesday, March 4, without incident. Police assisted with the personnel action as a routine procedure. The university cannot provide or confirm details on the individual who was the subject of the personnel action, or on the reasons for the personnel action, due to employee confidentiality. At this time, the university does not believe that there is a threat to students or the general campus.

March 6, 2014

Students, scholars and media professionals will discuss media “in the fast-paced world of digital journalism” at a University of Colorado Boulder symposium March 14-15.

CU-Boulder’s Journalism and Mass Communication program will host the conference including two talks that are free and open to the public.

March 6, 2014

Doctors’ unconscious biases favor whites but do not affect high blood pressure treatment for their minority patients, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study, even though a previous study by the same research group found that doctors’ biases are reflected in lower ratings by African-American patients.

The new research, led by Irene Blair, an associate professor in CU-Boulder’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, is published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

March 6, 2014

CU System news release

DENVER – Five members of the University of Colorado community are recipients of the 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award, among the highest honors given at CU, the state’s flagship university. 

March 4, 2014

Two Florida reporters have won the 2014 Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Journalism and Mass Communication program and the Denver Press Club.

March 4, 2014

Exposing leafy vegetables grown during spaceflight to a few bright pulses of light daily could increase the amount of eye-protecting nutrients produced by the plants, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.

One of the concerns for astronauts during future extended spaceflights will be the onslaught of eye-damaging radiation they’ll be exposed to. But astronauts should be able to mitigate radiation-induced harm to their eyes by eating plants that contain carotenoids, especially zeaxanthin, which is known to promote eye health.

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