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Molnar named 2014 Distinguished Research Lecturer

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is pleased to announce that Professor Peter Molnar of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and the Department of Geological Sciences has been selected as the 2014 Distinguished Research Lecturer.

Astronaut-alum up and away to space station

When CU-Boulder astronaut-alumnus Steve Swanson thunders into the heavens March 25 headed for the International Space Station, his journeys from Earth to space and back again will be decidedly different from his past missions.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks announcing two new public-private Manufacturing Innovation Institutes, and launches the first of four new Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competitions, in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 25, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama announces CU-Boulder will be a partner in digital manufacturing institute

February 25, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade will be part of the new Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute announced today by President Barack Obama.

Watch as black, steel powder becomes calligraphy

January 31, 2014

A renowned Seoul-based artist will use steel ground into a fine, black powder to write calligraphic inscriptions on the floor of the CU-Boulder Visual Arts Complex on Feb. 11, followed by a performance-art piece and a lecture by the artist.

This is one of several free events during the two-week residency of Kim Jongku at the University of Colorado Boulder Department of Art and Art History. Kim works in sculpture, video, painting and photography and will be in residency here Feb. 3 to Feb. 14.

BioFrontiers partners with world’s oldest biotech industry: Breweries

In the basement of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building on CU-Boulder’s East Campus sits a machine that can sequence roughly 6 billion DNA segments in about a week. The machine, an Illumnia HiSeq 2000, is the centerpiece of the BioFrontiers Institute’s Next-Gen Sequencing Facility, and it has become a critical piece of equipment for researchers across campus. But it’s also an important resource for the Front Range’s thriving biotech industry, which routinely relies on the facility for sequencing work.

Cech named to first-ever National Commission on Forensic Science

On Jan. 10, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced appointments to a newly created National Commission on Forensic Science.

University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professor and Nobel laureate Tom Cech is one of 32 commissioners chosen from a pool of more than 300 candidates.

CU-Boulder’s modernized Fiske Planetarium to reopen Oct. 12

October 11, 2013

Sky gazers will be better immersed in spectacular views at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium since the dome’s nearly 40-year-old analog projector was replaced with a new digital “star ball” in a project completed this week.

The modernized Fiske, which now can show a wider range of media including ultra high-definition movies, will reopen to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

Colorado business confidence falls slightly going into fourth quarter, says CU-Boulder Leeds School

October 01, 2013

The confidence of Colorado business leaders has slightly declined going into the fourth quarter as uncertainty facing a potential government shutdown and the federal deficit increased, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Rare western bumblebee creates a buzz on the Front Range

When University of Colorado Boulder junior Cole Steinmetz first begins a bumblebee hunt, he walks slowly, listening for the bee’s persistent, rumbling buzz, which Steinmetz has learned is usually lower and less singsongy than the noises made by flies and other insects.

Chancellor's Corner: Summoning the Class of 2017 to great adventure

Today, the University of Colorado Boulder welcomed more than 5,700 new students to our campus. During this morning's Convocation, I invited them to continue our proud institution's legacy of scholarship and citzenship. I share my invitation with you, and welcome you to our new academic year.

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