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Peace in Sight

Seated on a rumbling eight-passenger plane approaching a desolate airstrip in Africa’s war-torn South Sudan, Jordan Campbell (Comm’91) couldn’t help but feel nervous.

Local militia, two with AK-47s, guard the Duk Lost Boys Clinic compound located behind them.

Creating 'Visionarias': CU-Boulder student helps empower young Peruvian women

Earlier this year, about 30 young Peruvian women walked as many as 10 hours to gather in Urubamba, a village located just south of the Incan sanctuary of Machu Picchu in Peru’s Sacred Valley.

The women, whose average age was 18, made the long journey to participate in the Visionary Leadership Institute, organized with the help of Abigale Stangl, a University of Colorado Boulder doctoral student.

CU-Boulder to offer mini-MBA course in entrepreneurship Aug. 17-22

June 30, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder will offer an intensive certificate course in entrepreneurship, taught by MBA faculty and open to the public, Aug. 17-22.

The course will expose students to the principles of entrepreneurship -- including techniques of market analysis, networking and funding -- through class discussions. It also will provide real-world experience through mentorship with entrepreneurs and work on individual projects.

Priority registration for Mini Law School available to CU faculty, staff

Interested in exploring the basic concepts of our legal system? Have you always wondered what it would be like to go to law school? University of Colorado faculty, staff and friends are invited to enjoy priority registration for Mini Law School 2014. Registration opens to the public on June 30 and the class is expected to fill up quickly. Learn more >>

Rocky Flats raid, history topic of June 6 - 8 event

Friday, June 6, marks the 25th anniversary of the FBI and EPA raid on Rocky Flats, the former U.S. nuclear weapons facility in Arvada. In an effort to recognize a significant part of Colorado’s history, the Arvada Center of the Arts, in partnership with CU-Boulder's Center of the American West, will host a weekend-long event, "Rocky Flats Then and Now: 25 Years After the Raid," June 6 - 8.

CU-Boulder Professor Emeritus Len Ackland will give the event’s introduction talk, “Rocky Flats Then and Now” on Friday, June 6, at 7 p.m.

New meteor shower could light up night sky May 23 - 24

When it comes to meteor showers, most people have probably heard of the Perseid, which lights up Earth’s atmosphere every August. But come late Friday night and early Saturday morning Colorado residents may get to witness the birth of a new meteor shower when the Earth passes through the orbit of a comet named LINEAR.

CU-Boulder and JPL sign memorandum of understanding

On May 22, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Director Charles Elachi and his senior management team met with University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano and several other campus administrators to sign a memorandum of understanding to continue and broaden a rich tradition of collaboration on space and Earth-science efforts going back nearly 50 years. Located in Pasadena, Calif., JPL is a federally funded research and development facility managed by the California Institute of Technology for NASA.

CU-Boulder, Mesa County team up to make snow-depth data free to water managers, farmers, public

A University of Colorado Boulder professor who developed a clever method to measure snow depth using GPS signals is collaborating with Western Slope officials to make the data freely available to a variety of users on a daily basis.

Front Range oil and gas operations leak 3x more than estimated

During two days of intensive airborne measurements, oil and gas operations in Colorado’s Front Range leaked nearly three times as much methane, a greenhouse gas, as predicted based on inventory estimates, and seven times as much benzene, a regulated air toxic.

CU-Boulder researchers confirm leaks from Front Range oil and gas operations

May 07, 2014

During two days of intensive airborne measurements, oil and gas operations in Colorado’s Front Range leaked nearly three times as much methane, a greenhouse gas, as predicted based on inventory estimates, and seven times as much benzene, a regulated air toxic. Emissions of other chemicals that contribute to summertime ozone pollution were about twice as high as estimates, according to the new paper, accepted for publication in the American Geophysical Union’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

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