Beckman Scholars Program to give students research experience

Feb. 7, 2017

Undergraduate students at the University of Colorado will soon enjoy a new means of conducting scientific laboratory research, as CU Boulder is one of 11 U.S. institutions to receive a 2017 Beckman Scholars Program Award.


Implementation committee for new A&S Core Curriculum launches

Feb. 7, 2017

The implementation process began with appointment of the General Education Implementation Committee (GEIC), an ad hoc committee of the Arts and Sciences Council. The Council is the primary representative body for the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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‘Climate of fear’ can erode social fabric, Japanese American scholar says

Feb. 5, 2017

Tom Ikeda, founder of Japanese American Legacy Project, to give keynote address at CU Boulder event on Feb. 23.


Can't get to sleep? Pitch a tent for the weekend

Feb. 2, 2017

Filling the day with natural light and the night with true darkness for as little as a weekend can have a profound impact on our circadian rhythm, that may help us fall asleep earlier and potentially deliver other health benefits, according to new research involving Colorado campers.


Coal mine dust hastens Arctic snow melt

Feb. 1, 2017

Dust released by an active coal mine in Svalbard, Norway, reduced the spectral reflectance of nearby snow and ice by up to 84 percent, according to new University of Colorado Boulder-led research.


Colorado's wildfire-stricken forests showing limited recovery

Jan. 30, 2017

Colorado forests stricken by wildfire are not regenerating as well as expected and may partially transform into grasslands and shrublands in coming decades, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study.


Recent storms recouped 37 percent of California’s five-year snow-water deficit

Jan. 27, 2017

The recent “atmospheric river” weather pattern that pummeled California with storms from late December to late-January may have recouped 37 percent of the state’s five-year snow-water deficit, according to new University of Colorado Boulder-led research.


Rapid trait evolution crucial to species growth, CU Boulder study finds

Jan. 27, 2017

Rapid evolution at the edges of a given species habitat may play a larger role in population expansions than previously suspected, according to the results of a new University of Colorado Boulder-led study.


Nicotine normalizes brain deficits key to schizophrenia

Jan. 23, 2017

A steady stream of nicotine normalizes genetically-induced impairments in brain activity associated with schizophrenia, according to new research involving CU Boulder researchers. The finding sheds light on what causes the disease and why those who have it tend to smoke heavily.


Humans, not climate change, wiped out Australian megafauna

Jan. 20, 2017

New evidence involving the ancient poop of some of the huge and astonishing creatures that once roamed Australia indicates the primary cause of their extinction around 45,000 years ago was likely a result of humans, not climate change.