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Campus Targeted by Phishing Emails

Sept. 11, 2019

The campus has recently been targeted by malicious emails that appear to attempt to steal usernames and passwords. One such phishing email appears to be about payroll being rescheduled and includes a link. These emails are not authentic. If you receive one, do not click on the link in the...

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Seth Spielman joins as new chief data strategy and analytics officer, FIS joins ODA

Sept. 6, 2019

Carla Ho-a, associate vice chancellor for finance and business strategy and deputy chief financial officer, named Seth Spielman as chief data strategy and analytics officer, effective Aug. 12, 2019. "I'm excited to welcome Seth, and look forward to the unique perspective and energy he will bring to the Office of...

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Jennifer Balch: CU Boulder researcher harbors hope in face of recent wildfire trends

Aug. 30, 2019

The U.S. record $18 billion wildfire season of 2017 was triggered by the coincidence of three primary factors that came into play or persisted longer than anticipated, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado. Those “switches,” according to study leader Jennifer Balch, were...

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Researchers join historic mission to the Arctic

Aug. 16, 2019

The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on the planet, with enormous implications for the future of global climate. This year, CU Boulder researchers will play a leading role in a historic expedition to study one of the Earth’s most remote environments firsthand. The unprecedented Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory...

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Professor John O’Loughlin's Article for the Washington Post

July 11, 2019

During last month’s U.S. Democratic presidential candidate debates, former congressman Beto O’Rourke, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, and former housing and urban development secretary Julián Castro all identified climate change as a major geopolitical threat facing the United States. Some even gave it equal billing with China and the...

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Curiosity about the natural world leads to career path in earth science research

July 10, 2019

Growing up on the fertile farmland of central Illinois three hours south of Chicago, Hallie Adams and her siblings spent long summer days exploring the nearby woods and playing in the creek that flowed through the family’s land. Her dad was a high school science teacher with a background in...

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John O'Loughlin adds to study showing climate change, conflict link

June 17, 2019

Imagine rising temperatures across the globe exacerbating armed conflicts in countries with limited resources. According to researchers and experts, including scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder and Stanford University, this scenario could easily become reality, rather than a plot for the next “Mad Max” film.

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Is climate change fueling civil war?

June 14, 2019

Droughts and other climate events can impact agriculture production and lead to economic shocks, which may increase risk of conflict. Credit: Oxfam East Africa Climate change has played a small, but important role in fueling civil wars and other armed conflicts in recent decades and will play an exponentially greater...

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Monitoring changing world at CU Boulder’s Mountain Research Station

June 1, 2019

From base at 9,500 feet, scientists examine climate to top of tundra Motorists cruising the famed Peak to Peak Highway north of Nederland as they savor the scenery or head out for a visit to Brainard Lake might well sail right past a modest signpost for one of the highest...

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May 2019 Commencement Photos Available for Download

May 12, 2019

Congratulations to our new graduates! The commencement photos have been published. There is also a video of the commencement ceremony .