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New CubeSat will observe the remnants of massive supernovas

Oct. 28, 2020

Scientists at CU Boulder are developing a satellite about the size of a toaster oven to explore one of the cosmos’ most fundamental mysteries: How did radiation from stars punch its way out of the first galaxies to fundamentally alter the make-up of the universe as it we know it today.

Coal energy

Unprecedented energy use since 1950 has transformed our planetary environment and humanity’s geologic footprint

Oct. 28, 2020

A new study coordinated by CU Boulder makes clear the extraordinary speed and scale of increases in energy use, economic productivity and global population that have pushed the Earth towards a new geological epoch, known as the Anthropocene. Distinct physical, chemical and biological changes to Earth’s rock layers began around the year 1950, the research found.

Art contest winner

Student Art Competition winners are announced

Oct. 26, 2020

Three students have been chosen as the winners of this first-ever competition in the college.

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Wave of distress mobilizes psychologists

Oct. 22, 2020

CU Boulder professor co-leads ‘call to action’ for mental-health care during pandemic.


New undergraduate certificate in Tibetan and Himalayan studies in works

Oct. 21, 2020

New grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow more offerings in Tibetan and Himalayan studies for students.

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Prof is spreading statistics labs through developing world

Oct. 20, 2020

CU Boulder’s LISA 2020 set out to foster 20 statistics labs in the developing world by 2020; the latest count is 28.

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Unselfish leadership key to tackling creeping environmental problems

Oct. 15, 2020

Voluntary leaders show a way out of the policy paradox surrounding issues like climate change, new CU Boulder study finds.

Ed Chuong, an assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology at CU Boulder,

Remnants of ancient viruses could be shaping coronavirus response, says new Packard Fellow

Oct. 15, 2020

Why are some people more resilient to viruses than others? The answer has eluded scientists for centuries and, in the age of COVID-19, has come to represent one of the holy grails of biomedical research.

Tweed River Valley

Tweed Valley a ‘natural laboratory’ to test carbon sequestration theory

Oct. 13, 2020

Olivine rock weathering would absorb small amounts of global CO2 pollution.

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CU Boulder dance program lauded for diverse curriculum

Oct. 12, 2020

‘Systemic racism is a real problem in our country—and dance is uniquely positioned to help dismantle it,’ professor says.