The greenhouse on the roof of the Ramaley Biology building is partly obscured from view at ground level. Up on the roof, it enjoys the full benefit of those famous 300 days of Boulder sunshine annually. Photo by Laura Kriho.

Greenhouses grow better students, biologists say

Feb. 17, 2016

In the oasis of greenhouses on campus, biology students can make cutting-edge scientific advances, while surrounded by tropical plants in a tranquil setting.

Francis Beckwith has been named the fourth Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy at CU-Boulder.

Beckwith named new scholar in conservative thought

Feb. 17, 2016

Francis Beckwith will serve as the Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy for the 2016-17 academic year. He is the fourth person to hold the position.

A high-resolution map based on NOAA weather data shows a snapshot of wind energy potential across the United States in 2012. Image by Chris Clack/CIRES.

Rapid, affordable energy transformation possible

Jan. 25, 2016

A high-resolution map based on NOAA weather data shows a snapshot of wind energy potential across the United States in 2012. Image by Chris Clack/CIRES. The United States could slash greenhouse gas emissions from power production by up to 78 percent below 1990 levels within 15 years while meeting increased...

Original art work that is part of the MFA exhibition that is the result of a collaboration between the CU Museum of Natural History and MFA students. The exhibition is titled (Re)Collecting: Translating Archive and Excavating Memory . Photo courtesy of the CU Museum of Natural History.

CU museum’s collections inspire MFA exhibit

Jan. 21, 2016

Original art work that is part of the MFA exhibition that is the result of a collaboration between the CU Museum of Natural History and MFA students. The exhibition is titled (Re)Collecting: Translating Archive and Excavating Memory . Photo courtesy of the CU Museum of Natural History. For the past...

Practicing yoga during pregnancy can help prevent postpartum depression. iStockphoto.

Meditation outperforms meds on postpartum depression

Jan. 14, 2016

Pregnant and postpartum women at risk of depression are less likely to suffer depression when they meditate or get in a yoga pose than when they are treated with psychotherapy or antidepressants, a study led by CU-Boulder researchers has found.

Literary Buffs (left to right) Sydney Chinowski, André Gianfrancesco, Sean Guerdian and Lukas DeVries strike a pose outside Northglenn High School, where they coached future college students on preparing college-level papers.

Literary Buffs help high-schoolers write better

Dec. 3, 2015

Some area high school students are better prepared for college-level writing thanks to help from CU Boulder English students, who have, in turn, gained experience and confidence in making public presentations.

Who wants to see animals in art? Humans do, as a CU-Boulder art exhibition demonstrates. Unidentified artist, Greek, Ob: (Head of Athena r., later style, in helmet with olive leaves and scroll) | Re: ΑΘΕ, 454 – 404 BCE, silver tetradrachm, 1 inch dia., Transfer from Classics Department to CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 2014.06.99, Photo: Katherine Keller, © CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder

Long before kitten videos, animals inspired art

Dec. 2, 2015

n a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum and the CU Museum of Natural History, the exhibition Animals in Antiquity will explore the relationships between humans and animals through the ages. The exhibition is on view at the Museum of Natural History through September 2016.

An official with the Colorado Springs Fire Department discusses fire mitigation with members of a neighborhood group. “Citizen entrepreneurs” helped the CSFD spread the word effectively about fire-mitigation practices after the 2012 Waldo Canyon fire, a CU-Boulder study has found. Photo courtesy of the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

Citizen ‘sparkplugs’ can reduce red-zone fire danger

Dec. 2, 2015

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder recently examined the aftermath of two catastrophic conflagrations and found an unexpected ally in wildfire-education efforts, the “citizen entrepreneur.”

In the rural village Huang Gu, China, CU-Boulder graduate student and Fulbright Scholar Elise Pizzi studied access to clean water. Photo Courtesy of Elise Pizzi.

‘Circular migration’ improves drinking water in rural China

Dec. 2, 2015

Regardless of rainfall or government-built infrastructure, the availability of drinking water in rural Chinese villages varies based on villagers’ ingenuity, “circular migration” patterns, and maintenance of water infrastructure, a University of Colorado graduate student has found.

Neurological mechanisms help explore the connection between epilepsy and autism.

Pre-natal stress, terbutaline linked to autism, epilepsy in rats

Dec. 2, 2015

Researchers have discovered that a combination of pre-natal stress and an unapproved pre-term labor medication called terbutaline may create a higher risk for the co-development of autism and epilepsy.

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