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Pamela Wright signs with Taw, an 18 year old high school student in Boulder

Pushing Boundaries: Deaf student helps deaf refugees find their voice

Feb. 20, 2017

Refugees immigrating to the United States can encounter many hurdles acclimating to their adopted home. Adapting to a new way of life is much harder when they’re deaf. Sign languages used in other parts of the world differ greatly from country to country. Pamela Wright, a graduate student in linguistics at CU Boulder, is not a refugee, but as a deaf person, she is finding ways to make their transition better.Read more »
A baby breastfeeding

Mother's milk changes with the seasons, influencing baby's well-being

Feb. 16, 2017

A new study has found that seasonally-influenced changes in diet and environmental stressors change the amount and kinds of sugars in a mother's breastmilk. This, in turn, impacts her baby's gut microbiota, growth rate and ability to fend off illness.Read more »
Ben Lewis, Stefanie Countryman and Shelby Bottoms

Students play key biomedical research role – in space

Feb. 15, 2017

Students and faculty at BioServe Space Technologies in aerospace engineering built two biomedical payloads that will be launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Feb. 18 to the International Space Station.Read more »
a bank of supercomputing equipment

Engineers, computer scientists team up to improve particle simulations for aerospace, more

Feb. 15, 2017

A $3 million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) will allow University of Colorado Boulder researchers to simulate particle behavior to a greater degree than ever before.Read more »
researchers using an MRI scanner

MRI modeling shows how pain is all in the brain

Feb. 14, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have developed a functional MRI-based model that identifies brain activity patterns involved in varied pain experiences.Read more »
Grace Burns

College of Music marks 100th anniversary with $50 million music+ campaign

Feb. 13, 2017

No one knows better than Grace Burns just what a difference a vision and a financial boost can mean to a young musician. Burns was one of 14 students to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in November. In support of opportunities like this, and in celebration of its 100th birthday, the college is embarking on its first major fundraising campaign called music+.Read more »
Past participants in the BUENO master's program get their degrees

$5 million in grants make master's degrees possible for 90 teachers of diverse learners

Feb. 9, 2017

Two U.S. Department of Education grants will enable CU Boulder's BUENO Center to offer 90 Colorado teachers free or sharply discounted master's degrees with an emphasis on teaching English learners and students with disabilities.Read more »
CU boulder researchers demonstrating their newly engineered material

Newly engineered material can cool roofs, structures with zero energy consumption

Feb. 9, 2017

A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial with the ability to cool objects under direct sunlight with zero energy and water consumption.Read more »
Professor Alan Weimer, CU Boulder alum Karen Buechler, CU Boulder alum Mike Masterson and Professor Steve George at ALD NanoSolutions in Broomfield, Colorado.

Spinoff company is all in the CU Boulder family

Feb. 7, 2017

With "high-end ethics" a tenet of how they operate, a team of researchers and alumni have put their skill sets together to turn a nano idea — an imperceptibly thin coating that can improve surfaces such as plastics — into a successful technology.Read more »
a workbench in a chemistry lab

The possibilities and limits of using data to predict scientific discoveries

Feb. 3, 2017

CU Boulder researcher Aaron Clauset examines the possibilities and limits of using massive data sets of scientific papers and information on scientific careers to study the social processes that underlie discoveries.Read more »

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