CU Sources on Earmarks, Health Care Law, Wal-Mart Lawsuit and Other Issues

Dec. 15, 2010

NEWS TIP SHEET CU Sources on Earmarks, Health Care Law, Wal-Mart Lawsuit and Other Issues

Elevated Zinc Concentrations in Colorado Waterway Likely a Result of Climate Change

Dec. 15, 2010

Rising concentrations of zinc in a waterway on Colorado's Western Slope may be the result of climate change that is affecting the timing of annual snowmelt, says a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

CU-Boulder Professor Waleed Abdalati Named Chief Scientist at NASA

Dec. 13, 2010

NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has selected University of Colorado at Boulder faculty member Waleed Abdalati to serve as the agency's chief scientist effective Jan. 3 for a two-year appointment.

Online Science Project Launched by CU Nobel Laureate Receives $2.5 Million to Enhance Middle School Science

Nov. 29, 2010

Two students tweak the ramp of a skateboarder in Energy Skate Park, sending her on a steep track that ends in a wild loop. They measure the energy of her motion as she goes. The skate park may sound like an after-school hangout, but it's a cutting-edge computer simulation that -- along with animated cousins like Electric Field Hockey and John Travoltage -- is a boon to students and science teachers alike.

'Gender Gap' in Physics Exams Reduced by Simple Writing Exercise, CU-Boulder Team Finds

Nov. 25, 2010

Women are underrepresented and on average perform more poorly than men in introductory physics. But a recent study finds that this gap arises predominantly from differential preparation prior to college and psychological factors, rather than differences in ability.

Lab Studies Show Promise for New Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

Nov. 18, 2010

Successfully treating and reversing the effects of multiple sclerosis, or MS, may one day be possible using a drug originally developed to treat chronic pain, according to Distinguished Professor Linda Watkins of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Stem Cell Transplants in Mice Produce Lifelong Enhancement of Muscle Mass

Nov. 10, 2010

A University of Colorado at Boulder-led study shows that specific types of stem cells transplanted into the leg muscles of mice prevented the loss of muscle function and mass that normally occurs with aging, a finding with potential uses in treating humans with chronic, degenerative muscle diseases.

Hank Brown's CU-Boulder Class Heads to Washington to Study Art in U.S. Capitol Building

Nov. 8, 2010

University of Colorado President Emeritus Hank Brown will lead a CU-Boulder political science class on a trip to the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 11-13.

White House Names CU-Boulder Professor One of Top Young 100 Scientists in 2010

Nov. 8, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder faculty member Ivan Smalyukh is one of only 100 men and women in the United States to be awarded a coveted 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE.

Water Flowing Through Ice Sheets Accelerates Warming, Could Speed Up Ice Flow, Says New Study

Nov. 3, 2010

Melt water flowing through ice sheets via crevasses, fractures and large drains called moulins can carry warmth into ice sheet interiors, greatly accelerating the thermal response of an ice sheet to climate change, according to a new study involving the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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