Space weather disrupts communications, threatens other technologies on Earth, says CU-Boulder prof

Feb. 17, 2011

A powerful solar flare has ushered in the largest space weather storm in at least four years and has already disrupted some ground communications on Earth, said University of Colorado Boulder Professor Daniel Baker, an internationally known space weather expert.Read more »

Thawing permafrost likely will accelerate global warming in coming decades, says study

Feb. 16, 2011

Up to two-thirds of Earth's permafrost likely will disappear by 2200 as a result of warming temperatures, unleashing vast quantities of carbon into the atmosphere, says a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences.Read more »

Final flight of space shuttle Discovery to carry two payloads built by CU-Boulder

Feb. 15, 2011

Following a more than three-month delay due to technical problems, NASA's space shuttle Discovery will make its final flight Feb. 24 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying two University of Colorado Boulder-built biomedical payload devices.Read more »

University of Colorado law students to do clinical study in India

Feb. 14, 2011

The University of Colorado Law School's Juvenile and Family Law Program will take a group of 15 students to India for a hands-on clinical application of the family law curriculum.Read more »

CU-Boulder names finalists for Law School dean

Feb. 9, 2011

Four finalists have been named for the position of dean at the University of Colorado Boulder Law School, according to Jim Williams, dean of the University Libraries and chair of the search committee.Read more »

Quantum quirk: JILA scientists pack atoms together to prevent collisions in atomic clock

Feb. 3, 2011

In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing the atoms closer together. The surprising discovery, described in the Feb. 3 issue of Science Express, can boost the performance of experimental atomic clocks made of thousands or tens of thousands of neutral atoms trapped by intersecting laser beamsRead more »

CU-Boulder ranks No. 1 nationally for Peace Corps volunteers

Feb. 1, 2011

For the first time in its history, the University of Colorado Boulder is ranked No. 1 in the nation for graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers this year with 117 undergraduate alumni currently serving around the world, the Peace Corps announced today.Read more »

Warming North Atlantic water tied to heating Arctic, according to new study

Jan. 27, 2011

The temperatures of North Atlantic Ocean water flowing north into the Arctic Ocean adjacent to Greenland -- the warmest water in at least 2,000 years -- are likely related to the amplification of global warming in the Arctic, says a new international study involving the University of Colorado Boulder.Read more »

Job prospects looking up for spring grads, says CU-Boulder Career Services director

Jan. 25, 2011

Job postings and career fair visits by recruiters seeking to hire University of Colorado Boulder graduates in the spring are coming in fast this year, suggesting an improving job market for spring graduates, according to Lisa Severy, director of CU-Boulder's Career Services office.Read more »

Major faculty exhibition opens at CU Art Museum on Jan. 21

Jan. 20, 2011

The CU Art Museum at the University of Colorado Boulder opens the largest faculty exhibition to date on Friday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m.Read more »