Ocean waves

Sea level rise accelerating

Feb. 12, 2018

Current sea level rise projections assume a constant rate, but CIRES fellow Steve Nerem found the rate is actually accelerating.Read more »
CubeSat team

CU Boulder CubeSat team wins Air Force university competition

The MAXWELL cubesat, a University of Colorado Boulder Smead Aerospace graduate project, has been selected as a winner in the Air Force University Nanosatellite Program Flight Selection Review.Read more »
Solar panels

CU Boulder announces membership in new University Climate Change Coalition

CU Boulder announced it has joined the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), a newly formed coalition of 13 leading North American research universities that have united to help communities achieve their climate goals and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future.Read more »
Galaxy in space

Supermassive black holes can feast on one star per year

CU Boulder researchers have discovered a mechanism that explains the persistence of asymmetrical stellar clusters surrounding supermassive black holes in some galaxies and suggests that during post-galactic merger periods, orbiting stars could be flung into the black hole and destroyed at a rate of one per year.Read more »

What are memories made of? Study sheds light on key protein

Jan. 24, 2018

Ask a nonscientist what memories are made of and you’ll likely conjure images of childhood birthday parties or wedding days. Charles Hoeffer thinks about proteins.Read more »
Terri Fiez headshot

Federal Government Shutdown Ends: Notice from the Vice Chancellor of Research & Innovation

Jan. 22, 2018

University of Colorado Boulder community, All of us here at CU Boulder are pleased that the Senate, House and President have agreed on a Continuing Resolution (CR) to end the federal government shutdown that began last Friday. We appreciate the understanding of our campus and community as we adjusted to... Read more »
Next-gen flexible robots move and heal like us

Next-gen flexible robots move and heal like us

Engineers have developed a new class of soft, electrically activated devices capable of mimicking the expansion and contraction of natural muscles, a major advance in the field of robotics.Read more »
CU Boulder NASA team finalists

CU Boulder team finalists in NASA Mars competition

The space agency is turning to an unlikely resource in its quest to conquer the red planet, and CU Boulder students are answering the call. It is all part of the NASA BIG Idea Challenge college competition.Read more »
Capitol reflected in water

Breaking Updates: Latest Agency Guidance Regarding Shutdown

Jan. 20, 2018

(THE JANUARY 2018 SHUTDOWN HAS ENDED AS OF MONDAY, JANUARY 22) Below is a running list of shutdown-related guidance that has been received by CU Boulder. When possible, we are sharing a link to the source. In some cases, the guidance was received via official emails or similar correspondence. In... Read more »
Terri Fiez

On the Federal Government Shutdown: A Letter from the Vice Chancellor of Research & Innovation

Vice Chancellor Terri Fiez University of Colorado Boulder Community, As you may know, ongoing budget negotiations have failed to produce a stopgap funding agreement in Congress. The immediate consequence is that the federal government was shut down at midnight on January 20. CU Boulder received nearly $355 million, or 70... Read more »