Weiser to lead Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative

Jan. 19, 2017

Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation (RIO) Terri Fiez named Phil Weiser as faculty director of the University of Colorado Boulder Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative , effective Jan. 3. Weiser most recently served as dean of the Law School from 2011 to 2016. "Phil is regarded across the community and...


Engineering professor earns prestigious presidential honor

Jan. 17, 2017

Franck Vernerey (Photo: Casey A. Cass / University of Colorado Boulder) University of Colorado Boulder associate professor Franck Vernerey has been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest U.S. government honor awarded to promising scientists and researchers beginning their careers. In a statement, President Barack...


New CU Boulder-Ball Aerospace agreement to support research collaborations, talent pipeline

Jan. 17, 2017

Boulder and Ball Aerospace sign master research agreement Bolstering its 60-year collaboration with Ball Aerospace, the University of Colorado Boulder today announced a new Master University Research Agreement between the two organizations. The agreement will facilitate and streamline opportunities for students and faculty to work with Ball to carry out...

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Researcher receives prize for work on telomerase, a key driver of cancer

Jan. 12, 2017

Jens Schmidt, of the BioFrontiers Institute, is the first Coloradan to receive the Damon Runyon-Dale Frey Breakthrough Award for cancer research. If an anti-aging regimen that involves telomeres—part of the human chromosome—sounds too good to be true, it probably is, says Jens Schmidt, a postdoctoral fellow in the Cech Lab...


CU Boulder opens door to companies through concierge service

Jan. 11, 2017

Over 800 companies have connected to CU Boulder through its Office of Industry Collaboration (OIC). Businesses often utilize CU Boulder resources and expertise to meet their research, workforce, or other business objectives. At times, navigating the vast university ecosystem to find the right resource proves challenging. “The Office of Industry...

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CU Boulder to lead operations for NASA black holes mission

Jan. 11, 2017

University of Colorado Boulder students and professionals will operate an upcoming NASA mission that will investigate the mysterious aspects of some of the most extreme and exotic astronomical objects like stellar and supermassive black holes, neutron stars and pulsars. Objects such as black holes can heat surrounding gases to more...


CIRES: Anne Perring Receives Presidential Honor

Jan. 10, 2017

President Obama has named CIRES Anne Perring, an atmospheric scientist who works at NOAA in Boulder, as one of 102 young scientists and engineers to receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on early career...


Daily Camera: '4+1' program gives some CU Boulder students faster track to master's degree

Jan. 8, 2017

Starting this semester, future teachers and school administrators can get a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in five years through a new program at the University of Colorado's Boulder campus. The "4+1" program will allow students to earn a bachelor's degree in ethnic studies and a master's degree in...

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CU invention serves as muscular 'gas gauge' for Buffs in training

Dec. 28, 2016

Whether it’s a wide-receiver hauling in a pass, a runner sprinting the 1,500-meter, or a power forward taking the ball to the hole, athletes share one fundamental need as they strive for peak performance: They must have enough carbohydrates, a.k.a. sugar or “glycogen,” stored in their muscles to power them...


Top 16 in 2016

Dec. 15, 2016

In 2016, we again celebrated a campus community that brings innovation and positive impacts to Colorado and the nation. We marked new discoveries, faculty achievements, Olympic medalists and a resurgent football program while welcoming high-profile visitors to campus and sending satellites throughout our solar system. Enjoy this recap of an...