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Wildfires generate their own weather

A wildfire's heat and rising plumes of air cause it to create its own weather, and now we appreciate that the big wildfires send aerosols — both particulates and gases — all the way around the world. Read more
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Drawdown, Act Up! To Bring Environmental Fun to the Masses

How to deal with environmental issues is a difficult discussion, but one group at the University of Colorado Boulder is hoping to bring it to the general public this week through skits and interactive games. Read more

David Norris recognized as top Baldwin U alumnus

David O. Norris, professor emeritus of integrative physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder, has won the highest honor conferred upon a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University by the BW Alumni Association. Read more

Google expands STEM-ed access, reach with $2 million-plus gift

Google on Thursday announced a $1.5 million grant in support of CU Boulder’s global STEM education project, PhET Interactive Simulations, and rent-free space for the CU Boulder-founded National Center for Women & Information Technology. Read more
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Ornate checkered beetles eat bees and pollen

Ornate checkered beetles are bright, conspicuous and tolerant of humans, so they are easily found and fun to watch. Read more

Researchers find last of universe's missing ordinary matter

Scientists have found what may be the universe’s lost sock at the back of the dryer—answering a long-running mystery that astrophysicists have dubbed the “missing baryon problem.” Read more

Task force to examine role, workload of A&S instructors

In the past five decades, the teaching load at CU Boulder has been increasingly borne by instructors instead of tenured or tenure-track faculty, and the College of Arts and Sciences has formed a task force to recommend best practices. Read more

Biochemistry and cinema studies now have department status

At its regular meeting on Thursday at the CU Boulder campus, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted to approve a new online Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies and two new departments for the Boulder campus. Read more

Three designated A&S employees of the year

Three outstanding colleagues have been designated employees of the year by the College of Arts and Sciences at CU Boulder. Read more

Early birds less prone to depression

Middle-to-older aged women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to a new study by researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Read more

Erasing borders through art near Korea's demilitarized zone

As he’s done so many times before, George Rivera will pack up 117 pieces of art into a suitcase and board a plane heading to a place where rifles can seem more common than paintbrushes. Read more

Six CU researchers named Boettcher Investigators

Two young faculty scientists at CU Boulder are among seven Colorado researchers who have won $1.41 million in total funding from the Boettcher Foundation’s Webb-Waring Awards program. Read more
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