Neural signature for fibromyalgia may aid diagnosis, treatment

Oct. 17, 2016

CU Boulder researchers have discovered a brain signature that identifies fibromyalgia sufferers with 93 percent accuracy, a potential breakthrough for future clinical diagnosis and treatment of the highly prevalent condition.

Sleep-deprived preschoolers crave more calories

Sleep-deprived preschoolers crave more calories

Oct. 13, 2016

Is your preschooler getting enough sleep? If not, he or she may be inclined to consume more calories, according to a new CU Boulder study, findings with implications for childhood obesity risk.


CU students enhance global STEM learning with new iPad App

Oct. 10, 2016

Thanks to a team of undergraduate students, the University of Colorado Boulder now has an innovative new iPad app for kids, extending the international educational footprint of the PhET Interactive Simulations project and its award-winning collection of science and math simulations.


Yeast gene rapidly evolves to attack viruses, researchers find

Oct. 6, 2016

Humans have used Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast in baking, brewing and winemaking for millennia. New research from the University of Idaho and CU Boulder reveals another way that yeast species can help our species: by demonstrating how viruses interact with their hosts, and how hosts may evolve to fight back.

Tackling bullying in schools with bilingual Shakespeare and all-female cast

Tackling bullying in schools with bilingual Shakespeare and all-female cast

Oct. 5, 2016

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is taking its all-female, bilingual tour of The Taming of the Shrew to Colorado schools. The Taming of the Shrew is the latest title in CSF’s Shakespeare & Violence Prevention series, which combines live performance and classroom workshops - using the latest bullying and violence prevention research - to empower students to become “upstanders” vs. “bystanders” when they see bullying happen around them.

CU Theatre stages an all-female ‘Twelfth Night’

CU Theatre stages an all-female ‘Twelfth Night’

Oct. 5, 2016

CU Boulder’s 2016-17 theatre season continues with a highly anticipated all-female production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Directed by renowned Los Angeles actor, director, teacher and producer Lisa Wolpe, the production runs Nov. 4-13 in the University Theatre.

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College faculty OK core-curriculum overhaul

Oct. 4, 2016

Faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences have voted to revise the college’s core curriculum for the first time since 1988, a faculty committee announced Tuesday. The move will improve the educational experience for undergraduates in the college, proponents say.


Why this environmentalist won a coveted prize for social policy

Sept. 30, 2016

Elizabeth Koebele, a doctoral candidate in the Environmental Studies Program at CU Boulder, was one of only 19 award winners from 535 applications for the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy grant. The $7,500 grant will help fund her research in water governance in the Colorado River Basin.


Democratic Party has lost touch with working folks, author says

Sept. 26, 2016

The Democratic Party, which presents itself as a vanguard of working people, has become an elite meritocracy that has lost touch with its roots, argues Thomas Frank, a journalist and author of the bestselling book What’s the Matter with Kansas?

$24 million NSF grant to establish imaging science center

$24 million NSF grant to establish imaging science center

Sept. 26, 2016

CU Boulder will expand its role as a national leader in imaging, materials, nano, bio and energy sciences as part of a collaborative partnership awarded $24 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to launch a new center.