News Releases

August 7, 2015

It’s August and that means the hottest show in the night sky -- the Perseid meteor shower -- will make its annual appearance, peaking in the pre-dawn hours of Aug. 11 to 14.

August 7, 2015

Mars turned cold and dry long ago, but researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered evidence of an ancient lake that likely represents some of the last potentially habitable surface water ever to exist on the Red Planet.

August 6, 2015

For the fourth year, the CU-Boulder's Mini Law School, which is open to the campus community and the public, will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. over eight Tuesdays Sept. 8 to Nov. 3. Designed for non-lawyers wanting to grasp and navigate the basics of the legal system, the course will cover everything from constitutional law to intellectual property, environmental, estate planning, family, criminal and business law, as well as litigation.

August 5, 2015

An intriguing study involving walking stick insects led by the University of Sheffield in England and the University of Colorado Boulder shows how natural selection, the engine of evolution, can also impede the formation of new species.

August 3, 2015

Cleaning up municipal and industrial wastewater can be dirty business, but engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed an innovative wastewater treatment process that not only mitigates carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, but actively captures greenhouse gases as well.

July 27, 2015

As the business of wearable technology continues to boom, a new University of Colorado technology that allows for the control of electronic devices with one-handed taps, swipes and touches has been optioned to the Boulder company gaugewear Inc.

July 27, 2015

The vast majority of people living in areas prone to wildfires know they face risk, but they tend to underestimate that risk compared with wildfire professionals, according to a CU-Boulder study.

July 27, 2015

Tickets go on sale Wednesday for premier seating for two public events featuring the Dalai Lama at the University of Colorado Boulder. The public events, hosted by the Tibetan Association of Colorado, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Find ticket information at

July 24, 2015

With 26,085 business filings in Colorado during the second quarter of 2015, employment in the state is expected to expand during the third and fourth quarters of the year, according to a University of Colorado Boulder report released July 24 by Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams.

July 23, 2015

Private contributions to the four-campus University of Colorado increased more than 19 percent during the fiscal year ending June 30, setting a new one-year record of more than $375.4 million in support from individuals, foundations and corporations. Of that, CU-Boulder raised $113.4 million.