Chemistry course gets tune-up to boost student learning

Dec. 12, 2016

Earlier this year, University of Colorado Boulder Associate Professor Amy Palmer designed a new introductory chemistry course to address the known deficiencies of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. Now, other CU Boulder scientists aim to do the same.


DACA curbs poverty, but lowers school attendance

Dec. 12, 2016

Beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are significantly less likely to live in poverty and more likely to be employed than undocumented immigrants ineligible for the program, according to two new studies co-authored by University of Colorado Boulder labor economist Francisca Antman.


Local government engagement, decentralized policies can help reduce deforestation

Dec. 12, 2016

Empowering local governments with forestry decisions can help combat deforestation, but is most effective when local users are actively engaging with their representatives, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder-led study.


Professor named to NASA transition team for new administration

Dec. 9, 2016

CU Boulder Professor Jack Burns has been appointed to the NASA transition team by the incoming Trump administration.


Adventurous alum serves as test subject for 30-day NASA isolation project

Dec. 9, 2016

With research expeditions to Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland and Mount Everest already under her belt, alumni Ulyana Horodyskyj was no stranger to harsh and isolated environments. But for a moment on Sept. 19, she wondered if she’d met her match.


CU Boulder launches cool certificate in Arctic studies

Dec. 5, 2016

There probably is not a more suitable location for one of the world’s first interdisciplinary certificates in Arctic studies than the University of Colorado Boulder.


More undergrad research, yes, research, in arts and humanities

Dec. 2, 2016

There’s a reason you aren’t likely to see a Hollywood blockbuster featuring a laboratory dedicated to, say, American literature, philosophy, Italian languages or any other arts and humanities discipline: For the most part, researchers in those disciplines work as individuals, and not on laboratory teams.


Miramontes program supports underrepresented, first-generation undergrads

Dec. 2, 2016

Miramontes Arts & Sciences Program (MASP) has a mandate to support “motivated, traditionally underrepresented or first-generation students who want to be part of a diverse academic community in the College of Arts and Sciences.”


Celebrating Elie Wiesel: Holocaust survivor, moral authority, political activist

Nov. 28, 2016

CU Boulder's Program in Jewish Studies and the Boulder Public Library are hosting an event on the late Elie Wiesel, featuring a lecture and special presentation, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Boulder Public Library.

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MCDB professor helps bring science to the screen

Nov. 21, 2016

The Science and Entertainment Exchange acts as a kind of matchmaking ‘hotline’ for filmmakers seeking expertise in a particular scientific discipline.