NSF awards CU-Boulder $5.9 million grant for alpine ecosystem research

June 16, 2011

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Colorado Boulder a six-year, $5.9 million grant to continue intensive studies of long-term ecological changes in Colorado's high mountains, both natural and human-caused, over decades and centuries.

CU-Boulder part of international team to discover neutrinos can change 'flavors'

June 15, 2011

An international research team led by Japan and including the University of Colorado Boulder may have taken a significant step in discovering why matter trumped antimatter at the time of the Big Bang, helping to create virtually all of the galaxies and stars in the universe.

Record number of CU-Boulder students awarded Fulbright grants for 2011-12

June 15, 2011

Ten University of Colorado Boulder students have received Fulbright grants to pursue teaching, research and graduate studies abroad during the 2011-12 academic year, a record for the university.

Mountain pine beetle activity may impact snow accumulation and melt, says CU-Boulder study

June 8, 2011

A new University of Colorado Boulder study indicates the infestation of trees by mountain pine beetles in the high country across the West could potentially trigger earlier snowmelt and increase water yields from snowpack that accumulates beneath affected trees.

CU-Boulder scientist Zhe Chen named 2011 Boettcher Investigator

June 1, 2011

DENVER – Three University of Colorado researchers have been named to the 2011 class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program. This is the second year for the program, which supports early career scientists in their work toward making discoveries that improve human health. CU's 2011 Boettcher Investigators are: Zhe Chen, Ph.D., assistant research professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder, whose research focuses on axon guidance during neural development

CU student installations to help engage community in University Hill development

June 1, 2011

University of Colorado Boulder environmental design students are kicking off a community discussion on the future of University Hill public space through a series of installations being placed throughout the neighborhood this week.

Ancient hominid males stayed home while females roamed, says CU study

June 1, 2011

The males of two bipedal hominid species that roamed the South African savannah more than a million years ago were stay-at-home kind of guys when compared to the gadabout gals, says a new high-tech study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU-Boulder to participate in NASA mission to land on an asteroid

May 26, 2011

A University of Colorado Boulder team will be part of a mission selected yesterday by NASA to launch a spacecraft to an asteroid and pluck samples from its surface to better understand the formation of the solar system and perhaps even the first inklings of life.

CU's APR rate highest since NCAA's program began

May 24, 2011

The University of Colorado Academic Progress Rate (APR) report based on information for the four year period between 2006-07 and 2009-10 was released by the NCAA Tuesday with those of all other Division I schools, with CU's news good across the board, including rates that are the highest in school history since the program was created seven years ago.

Gut microbes in humans and other mammals heavily influenced by diet, says new study

May 19, 2011

You are what you eat whether you're a lion, a giraffe or a human -- at least in terms of the bacteria in your gut.

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