Learning & Teaching

CU-Boulder to play key role in global student space experiment competition

October 12, 2011

A University of Colorado Boulder space center will play a key role in a new international contest being sponsored by YouTube, Lenovo, Space Adventures and several space agencies that challenges 14- to 18-year-old students to design science experiments, with the winning entries to be conducted in space.

Worms among first animals to surface after K-T boundary extinction event, CU-led study finds

October 10, 2011

A new study of sediments laid down shortly after an asteroid plowed into the Gulf of Mexico 65.5 million years ago, an event that is linked to widespread global extinctions including the demise of big dinosaurs, suggests that lowly worms may have been the first fauna to show themselves following the global catastrophe.

Planetary scientists spread word, images of new discoveries in Spanish

October 06, 2011

A group of planetary scientists have released a new Spanish-language teaching resource featuring colorful graphics and explanatory text to get the word out on the latest space discoveries both in and outside of Earth's solar system.

When it comes to charitable giving, people respond to their immediate emotions, CU study says

October 04, 2011

When considering giving money to humanitarian crises people often donate in response to events that grab their immediate emotions, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Dresden University of Technology in Germany.

CU-Boulder physics professor named Presidential Early Career Award winner

September 27, 2011

A University of Colorado Boulder physics faculty member was among 13 U.S. Department of Energy researchers named by President Obama yesterday as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

CU's Leeds School of Business MBA program named one of the best in Colorado and the nation

September 21, 2011

The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder is a local and national leader in preparing MBA students for social and environmental stewardship, according to the just released ranking by Beyond Grey Pinstripes.

Online science project at CU-Boulder receives international award

September 15, 2011

The PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder today was named as a laureate of The Tech Awards 2011, one of 15 global innovators recognized each year for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change.

John Paul Stevens to speak at University of Colorado Law School

September 15, 2011

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will present the inaugural Stevens Lecture, a new series of talks named for him, at the University of Colorado Law School at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22.

University of Colorado Board of Regents advance CU's biosciences initiative by establishing Biofrontiers Institute

September 12, 2011

The University of Colorado Board of Regents today unanimously approved creation of the systemwide CU Biofrontiers Institute, building on the success of what began in 2003 as a grassroots "experiment" in the organization of multidisciplinary sciences.

New CU Army ROTC commander served three tours in Iraq

September 08, 2011

In 2003, shortly after arriving in Iraq, an anti-tank mine blew off Army Maj. David Rozelle's right foot and part of his leg below the knee. Today, after three combat tours in Iraq -- two of which came after his injury -- Rozelle is the new commanding officer of the University of Colorado Boulder's Army ROTC program.

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