Researcher untangling cell signals in effort to stop cancer

Sept. 14, 2016

Chalk up two more prestigious awards in 2016 for CU Boulder Assistant Professor Sabrina Spencer, who continues on the fast track as a top-drawer, international biomedical researcher in the arena of cancer.


Partnership exposes a world of 'firsts' for Britney Wilson

Sept. 14, 2016

“Although these children didn’t have much, their hearts were big and filled with love. This touched me personally and made me grateful for every little thing I have. The experience has opened up my world.”

Arctic ice

High uncertainty window remains for date of first ice-free Arctic summer

Sept. 14, 2016

The Arctic is nearing its seasonal sea ice minimum this month, but predicting exactly when the region will see its first ice-free summer may be more difficult than previously believed, according to the results of new University of Colorado Boulder research.


Landmark study on adolescent brain development begins

Sept. 13, 2016

CU Boulder researchers will play a key role in a landmark National Institutes of Health (NIH) study of brain development and child health in the United States. The long-term study begins recruitment today.

Tiffany Beechy

Medieval monks had a great sense of humor

Sept. 11, 2016

Medieval literature is a treasure trove of weird linguistic surprises that defy classification and explanation, and University of Colorado Boulder English professor. Tiffany Beechy delights in these linguistic curiosities, even if she can’t quite explain why they’re all there.

The grave’s a fine—but restless—place

The grave’s a fine—but restless—place

Sept. 11, 2016

Scott G. Bruce has been hanging around ghouls and the graveyard, literally and figuratively, for a long, long time. The CU Boulder historian is indulging his fascination for restless spirits with a collection of translated ghost and zombie stories written between the time of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, and teaching History 4803, “Ghost Stories in the Western Tradition from the Romans to the Renaissance” this semester.

Cameron Keith

Tenacious tyke, 10, tackles National Spelling Bee

Sept. 8, 2016

Cameron Keith is a consummate word guy. He’s also 10 years old. Cameron made it to the semifinals in the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee and was poised to advance to the finals when he was asked to spell “noncompos.”


New internship program places students in Japan

Sept. 7, 2016

What do a rubber company, a meat exporter and a multinational conglomerate have in common? All have offices in Japan and are part of the first student internships organized through the Center for Asian Studies at CU Boulder.


‘You can create your own cognitive cocoon’

Sept. 6, 2016

Francis Beckwith, the 2016-17 Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy, is now on campus teaching courses, arranging the appearance of guest speakers on campus. Beckwith fielded five questions about his book, his appointment and the state of political discourse.

Fit or not?

Feeling heavy? Light? Your genes might be to blame

Aug. 31, 2016

Do you feel overweight, about right, or too skinny? Your answer to that question may be tied to genes you inherited from your parents, especially if you are a female, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.