Ariel view of piñon-juniper lands

Student broadens insight into piñon-juniper lands

March 16, 2015

Millions of acres of piñon-juniper woodlands have been subjected to numerous land-management techniques since 1950. The long-term consequences of those actions are still poorly understood, but Miranda Redmond, a CU-Boulder doctoral student has been working hard to change that.

CPR being practiced on a dummy

CU researchers ID CPR 'hot spots'

March 16, 2015

Receiving bystander CPR can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, according to the American Heart Association. But if you’re the victim, you have a better chance of receiving CPR from a bystander in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood than in Five Points. New CU research aims to put resources in the neighborhoods that need it most.

Liberal-arts business minor students

Liberal-arts students get down to business

March 16, 2015

More than 600 non-business students are now enrolled in the integrative business minor program at the University of Colorado Boulder. The program underwent a massive overhaul and debuted its slick and slimmed-down 12-credit program in fall 2013—an appealing alternative to the former, clunky 24-credit program. The program is popular and exceeding enrollment projections.

Oman rock

NASA team probes function, implications of 'rock-powered life'

Dec. 16, 2014

Alexis Templeton, associate professor of geological sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, leads a team of scientists who recently landed a $7 million, five-year grant from NASA to study “rock-powered life.”

Old Main cottonwood

Old Main Cottonwood finds new life through cloning

Dec. 15, 2014

The Old Main Cottonwood is indeed getting new life. In October, cuttings were taken from the canopy of the tree by Facilities Management arborists Aquino and Joel Serafin.

Graphic novel cover

Education-innovation guru preaches well-being through tech

Dec. 15, 2014

English prof known for massive open online course on comic books and graphic novels tapped to help university navigate uncertain waters.

Baby in doctor's arms

Children who are deaf can get better start on life

Dec. 15, 2014

CU-Boulder researchers demonstrated that early identification and treatment were key to helping children remain in the normal cognitive range and helped launch nationwide adoption of universal newborn screening.

How old are your arteries?

How old are your arteries?

Oct. 6, 2014

Your chronological age might not yield the answer. CU-Boulder researchers are studying ways to reverse arterial aging, linked to the leading cause of mortality in America. I spent 12 weeks in a clinical study of a carbohydrate that might reverse arterial aging. Here’s what I learned… (This story includes a video report.)

Tumuli at Gordion

Archaeologist digs into her research, teaching

Oct. 6, 2014

At Gordion, one of the most important archaeological sites in the Near East, remains of antiquity’s dead breathe more life into professor’s scholarship and classrooms.

Mathis Habich, a graduate student in physics (standing in front of screen), gives a presentation to a full house on the top floor of the Gamow Tower as part of the CU-Prime Talks series, which introduce undergraduate students to the day-to-day lives of researchers.

Grad students mentor under-represented students

Oct. 6, 2014

Graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder have launched a program designed to promote inclusion among under-represented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics—or STEM—majors.