The future of recycling could one day mean dissolving plastic with electricity

The future of recycling could one day mean dissolving plastic with electricity

July 5, 2023

Chemists at CU Boulder have developed a new way to recycle a common type of plastic found in soda bottles and other packaging. The team’s method relies on electricity and some nifty chemical reactions, and it’s simple enough that you can watch the plastic break apart in front of your eyes.

CU Boulder adhesive research could boost medicine, electronics, and the environment

CU Boulder adhesive research could boost medicine, electronics, and the environment

June 29, 2023

Karan Dikshit, an alum of the Materials Science and Engineering Program, is the first author on a new paper in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces detailing new adhesive materials that not only allow for easy sticking and unsticking, but could eventually contribute to sustainability efforts around the globe.

Composition professor applies entrepreneurship to the arts

Composition professor applies entrepreneurship to the arts

June 26, 2023

“Entrepreneurs create value by addressing unmet needs in the marketplace,” says Jeffrey Nytch, professor of composition and director of CU Boulder's Entrepreneurship Center for Music. “In the arts, that means understanding the audience you’re trying to reach and creating works that speak to them in meaningful ways.”

Nineteen Arts & Humanities projects awarded grants to advance scholarship, research and creative pursuits

Nineteen Arts & Humanities projects awarded grants to advance scholarship, research and creative pursuits

June 23, 2023

A new Research & Innovation Office (RIO) program is providing nearly $100K in combined funding to 19 projects that span disciplines ranging from music and art history to journalism and theatre and dance. This pilot opportunity was inspired by recognition of the essential role of the arts and humanities at CU Boulder.

Weighing the mysterious black holes lurking at the hearts of galaxies

Weighing the mysterious black holes lurking at the hearts of galaxies

June 20, 2023

As part of the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav), CU Boulder postdoc Joseph Simon is searching for a phenomenon known as the “gravitational wave background”: giant ripples in space and time that owe their origins in part to supermassive black holes.

Logan County celebrates their final year of the Rural Colorado Entrepreneurial Workshop

Logan County celebrates their final year of the Rural Colorado Entrepreneurial Workshop

June 15, 2023

Taught by award winning faculty members at the Leeds School of Business's Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, Erick Mueller and Hunter Albright, this year's program focused on the core elements that create critical resiliency in every successful business venture, regardless of stage.

Advanced Industries Grants accelerate University of Colorado startups and researchers

Advanced Industries Grants accelerate University of Colorado startups and researchers

June 8, 2023

CU Boulder researcher Linda Watkins and CU startups Beryl Therapeutics Inc., Modendo Inc. and TissueForm Inc. are among 37 companies and researchers awarded Proof of Concept and Early-Stage Capital Retention grants through the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT).

New keen-sighted satellite will view distant stars, assist Webb telescope

New keen-sighted satellite will view distant stars, assist Webb telescope

June 8, 2023

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will soon get a new “sidekick”—a small but nimble satellite called MANTIS, which will be designed and built at LASP. Like that undersea animal, the spacecraft (about the size of a toaster oven) will be able to observe the night sky in the full range of UV light.

New AB Nexus awardees advance innovative research collaborations

New AB Nexus awardees advance innovative research collaborations

From advancing new Alzheimer’s treatments to developing predictive computer models to help youth in crisis, newly awarded teams of researchers from the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and CU Boulder are advancing a wide range of collaborative research projects aimed at improving human health and well-being.

Inside of the CU Museum

Permanent director named to lead the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

Following a nationwide search, the Research & Innovation Office has announced the appointment of Dr. Nancy J. Stevens as Director of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, effective Sept. 1, 2023 . Stevens joins CU Boulder from Ohio University, where she served as director of the OHIO Museum...

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