Painting of cavemen

Following a ‘Paleo Diet’? Maybe not

Oct. 1, 2011

Those who eat like “cavemen” or follow a “Paleo Diet” will get “Neanderthin,” some weight-loss books contend. But scientists are still figuring out what early hominins actually ate. And while the picture is not complete, it is more complex than previously thought.

World culture at CU

From Mubarak to Mao, CU’s a vanguard of culture, art

Oct. 1, 2011

In one corner of campus, an iconic image of Mao Zedung is punctuated with wood screws. In another venue, a leader of the successful uprising in Egypt this year shared her perspective of the “Arab Spring.” These exemplify the “community and culture” that CU fosters, preserves and celebrates.

Green features in Williams Village

Academic program spawns green solutions

Oct. 1, 2011

Williams Village North, the University of Colorado’s newest residence hall, is so green, it’s luminescent. The ultra-efficient construction of Williams Village North reflects the raison d’être of the Residential Academic Programs–or RAPs–just launched there.

People sitting in a living room

Who wants to deliberate?

March 1, 2011

Conventional wisdom suggests that average citizens hate politics, balk at voting even in presidential-election years and are, incidentally, woefully ill-informed. A new study by a team of researchers that includes a CU professor refutes that notion.

Clouds over the ocean

Ocean-air chemistry gets clearer and cloudier

March 1, 2011

CU team finds first conclusive evidence of climate-relevant gases over the remote Pacific Ocean, but why those gases exist where they do is a mystery.

Tim Seastedt

Weevils zap the ‘wicked weed of the West’

March 1, 2011

As startling claims about knapweed’s virulence are retracted, CU researchers show that weed-eating bugs can help control invasive species without herbicides.

Various students in the classroom

Education emergency's first responders

March 1, 2011

As the ‘gathering storm’ in science and math education approaches ‘Category 5’ and imperils American competitiveness, CU students rush in Ryan O’Block had been considering a career in K-12 teaching since high school, but when he signed up to become an undergraduate “learning assistant” in an introductory physics course at...


It came from Mono Lake

Dec. 16, 2010

But is NASA’s finding truly a previously undiscovered form of ‘weird life’ on Earth? Many scientists, including some noted experts at CU, have doubts The New York Times, NASA and the prestigious journal Science announced startling news recently. “Microbe Finds Arsenic Tasty; Redefines Life,” a page-one Times headline proclaimed. The...

Stack of textbooks

To teach your children well

Dec. 1, 2010

With a mixture of art, science and inspiration, stellar CU teachers in classics, physics and philosophy embody the harmony of research and teaching, and their examples add context to the national discourse on ‘academic efficiency’

Genders on a teeter totter

Narrowing the ‘gender gap’ in physics

Dec. 1, 2010

‘Surprising’ finding: spending 15 minutes, twice a semester, writing about music, family or other things women value helps them perform better in introductory courses