Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels Awarded $336,534 for Student Research

Aug. 4, 2010

A joint renewable energy center of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and industry has been awarded $336,534 from the National Science Foundation so that undergraduates can conduct research related to the conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals.Read more »

Ice Core Drilling Effort Involving CU-Boulder Should Help Assess Abrupt Climate Change Risks

Aug. 2, 2010

An international science team involving the University of Colorado at Boulder that is working on the North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling project hit bedrock July 27 after two summers of work, drilling down more than 1.5 miles in an effort to help assess the risks of abrupt future climate change on Earth.Read more »

Fulbright Grants Awarded Both to CU Students and International Ed Office As Orientation Host

Aug. 2, 2010

Every academic year for more than 25 years, University of Colorado at Boulder graduate students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright scholarships and the 2010-11 term is no exception with five recipients heading to other countries for graduate study, advanced research and teaching projects through the U.S. government's flagship international exchange program.Read more »

CU-Boulder Suspends Study Abroad Programs in Mexico and Halts Scheduled Student Trip

July 22, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder Interim Provost Russell Moore today announced that all CU-Boulder study abroad programs in Mexico and one CU academic program for undergraduates have been temporarily suspended for summer and fall due to continuing safety concerns in the country.Read more »

Study of Death Penalty in North Carolina Shows That 'Race Matters'

July 22, 2010

A new study examining death sentences in North Carolina over a 28-year period ending in 2007 shows that among similar homicides, the odds of a death sentence for those who are suspected of killing whites are approximately three times higher than the odds of a death sentence for those suspected of killing blacks.Read more »

Colorado Business Leaders Foresee Solid Expansion in State Economy, Says CU Leeds School Index

July 15, 2010

For the first time in three years, Colorado business leaders are predicting solid growth in the state economy, according to the most recent quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business.Read more »

CU-Boulder Awarded NSF Grant to Study Effect of Forest Fires on Mercury in Durango Area

July 15, 2010

Forest fires that have burned thousands of acres near Durango over the last several years may be responsible for unlocking the mercury trapped beneath the soil in the San Juan National Forest and allowing it to wash into Vallecito Reservoir northeast of Durango, according to preliminary findings by a University of Colorado at Boulder engineering professor.Read more »

Sea Levels Rising in Parts of Indian Ocean, According to New Study

July 13, 2010

Newly detected rising sea levels in parts of the Indian Ocean, including the coastlines of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and Java, appear to be at least partly a result of human-induced increases of atmospheric greenhouse gases, says a study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.Read more »

Six CU-Boulder Doctoral Students Win Amelia Earhart Fellowships

July 7, 2010

Zonta International, through its foundation, has awarded Amelia Earhart Fellowships to 35 outstanding women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and engineering this year -- including six who are studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder.Read more »

CU Names Interim Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement

July 7, 2010

Professor Robert Boswell of the molecular, cellular and developmental biology department at the University of Colorado at Boulder today was named interim vice chancellor for diversity, equity and community engagement effective July 15.Read more »

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