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The University of Colorado Boulder held its spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9 at Folsom Field.
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Fifty years ago, when the U.S. Ski Team arrived in Austria to compete in the 1964 Winter Olympics, no American male had ever brought home a medal in alpine skiing.

CU-Boulder faculty and students are playing a key role in the $670 million Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN). MAVEN will explore the planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind.


Former president of the University of Colorado Alexander E. (Sandy) Bracken knows a few things about the role that effective leadership plays in career success and life in general. As the Newton Endowed Chair in Leadership at CU-Boulder, Bracken...

When it comes to landing “good paying” jobs and receiving a high return on investment, University of Colorado Boulder graduates are in good shape nationally, according to two recent reports.

CU-Boulder faculty have been awarded five Nobel prizes, four in physics and one in chemistry, and they have contributed valuable data to the international climate change report that shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
CU-Boulder is working to engage students and parents in conversations about alcohol and drug use, starting before students arrive on campus. Those efforts include a mandatory online class, presentations at orientation, and student-run programs.

The revolutionary Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building facilitates collaborative work on challenges ranging from biomedical issues like cancer, heart disease and tissue engineering to the development of new biofuels.

JILA was founded as a joint institute between the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology in 1962.