Discovery & Innovation

Materialistic People are Liked Less Than 'Experiential' People, Says University of Colorado Professor

April 14, 2010

People who pursue happiness through material possessions are liked less by their peers than people who pursue happiness through life experiences, according to a new study led by University of Colorado at Boulder psychology Professor Leaf Van Boven.

Gender Equity is Thwarted by Old Expectations, CU-Boulder Team Finds

April 09, 2010

Many studies have found that even as women have succeeded in historically male-dominated fields, they have not enjoyed a corresponding reduction in domestic work.

Gov. Ritter Congratulates CU-Boulder for Receiving Recovery Act Funding to Build Smart Grid Workforce

April 08, 2010

Gov. Bill Ritter praised the University of Colorado at Boulder for being awarded $2.4 million in Recovery Act funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to build a smart grid workforce training program. The funds will help CU-Boulder to build an engineering graduate program focused on smart grid technologies.

Traditional Inuit Knowledge Combines With Science to Shape Arctic Weather Insights

April 07, 2010

Using skills passed down through generations, Inuit forecasters living in the Canadian Arctic look to the sky to tell by the way the wind scatters a cloud whether a storm is on the horizon or if it's safe to go on a hunt.

CU Team Aids in Record-Breaking Subatomic Particle Collisions

March 30, 2010

A group of University of Colorado at Boulder faculty and students involved in the international Large Hadron Collider project in Europe are celebrating the most powerful smashing of subatomic particles into each other today in a quest to discover the physical conditions immediately following the Big Bang.

U.S. Supreme Court Molds Agenda, Rulings by 'Signaling' Litigants, CU Professor Finds

March 25, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court justices indicate -- or 'signal' -- their priorities and preferences to potential litigants, and about four to six years later, the justices receive the cases they requested, research by University of Colorado Associate Professor Vanessa Baird has found.

Statement on White House's Nomination of Carl Wieman From CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano

March 23, 2010

I am extremely gratified at the White House's nomination of Dr. Carl Wieman to serve as associate director for science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. If confirmed by Congress, Dr. Wieman will be a dynamic leader in helping to form effective science and technology policies for our nation. He has been a peerless researcher and teacher, and has been tireless in his devotion to science education over the last decade, revolutionizing how we teach at CU-Boulder and changing the landscape of teaching globally and nationally.

March 22 White House News Release

Six CU-Boulder Professors Win National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

March 18, 2010

Six University of Colorado at Boulder faculty -- including three in a single department -- have been selected to receive National Science Foundation CAREER Awards.

CU-Boulder Students Develop Educational Initiative to Inspire Youth Through Space Exploration

March 16, 2010

Aerospace engineering students at the University of Colorado at Boulder have developed an initiative called "We Want Our Future" to inspire the nation's youth and strengthen their interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

New CU-Boulder Hand Bacteria Study Holds Promise for Forensics Identification

March 15, 2010

Forensic scientists may soon have a valuable new item in their toolkits -- a way to identify individuals using unique, telltale types of hand bacteria left behind on objects like keyboards and computer mice, says a new University of Colorado at Boulder study.

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