CU study relies on twins and their parents to understand height-IQ connection

Aug. 27, 2013

The fact that taller people also tend to be slightly smarter is due in roughly equal parts to two phenomena—the same genes affect both traits and taller people are more likely than average to mate with smarter people and vice versa—according to a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The study did not find that environmental factors contributed to the connection between being taller and being smarter, both traits that people tend to find attractive.

Several hundred first-year students take part in 'Day of Service'

Aug. 26, 2013

Several hundred incoming CU-Boulder students tried their hand helping others during “Day of Service” on Saturday, Aug. 24. The day was an opportunity for first-year students to get out into their new community and experience the needs and culture beyond the borders of the CU campus, according to Jen Ross, director of the Volunteer Resource Center at CU-Boulder, which spearheads the service event.

Chancellor's Corner: Summoning the Class of 2017 to great adventure

Aug. 23, 2013

Today, the University of Colorado Boulder welcomed more than 5,700 new students to our campus. During this morning's Convocation, I invited them to continue our proud institution's legacy of scholarship and citizenship. I share my invitation with you, and welcome you to our new academic year. Read the full text >>

New degree to create STEM teachers through engineering

Aug. 22, 2013

CU-Boulder is launching a new General Engineering Plus undergraduate degree with the CU Teach Engineering concentration this fall for current first-year and sophomore students interested in earning secondary school (grades 7-12) science or math teaching licensure.

CU-Boulder launches new degree to create STEM teachers through engineering

Aug. 22, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder is launching a new General Engineering Plus undergraduate degree with the CU Teach Engineering concentration this fall for current first-year and sophomore students interested in earning secondary school (grades 7-12) science or math teaching licensure. The GE+ degree program offers an interdisciplinary, hands-on, design-based engineering core curriculum, coupled with an engineering disciplinary emphasis (aerospace, mechanical, environmental, architectural, or civil) and a “Design Your Own” concentration in an area within or external to engineering.

Hue of barn swallow breast feathers can influence their health, says study by CU-Boulder, Cornell

Aug. 21, 2013

For female North American barn swallows, looking good pays healthy dividends. A new study conducted at the University of Colorado Boulder and involving Cornell University shows the outward appearance of female barn swallows, specifically the hue of their chestnut-colored breast feathers, has an influence on their physiological health.

Nearly 600 first-year CU-Boulder students to take part in ‘Day of Service’ Aug. 24

Aug. 20, 2013

About 600 incoming students at the University of Colorado Boulder will get the opportunity to try their hand helping others during a “Day of Service” on Saturday, Aug. 24. The Day of Service is an opportunity for first-year students to get out into the community they are entering and experience its needs and culture beyond the borders of the CU campus, according to Jen Ross, director of the Volunteer Resource Center at CU-Boulder, which spearheads the service event.

CU professor to use new mobile technology to test for agricultural pathogens in Africa

Aug. 20, 2013

A University of Colorado Boulder faculty member will travel to Africa later this month to test a mobile smartphone technology developed by his team to rapidly detect and track natural carcinogens, including aflatoxin, which is estimated to contaminate up to 25 percent of the global food supply and cause severe illnesses in humans and animals.

CU-Boulder’s new and renovated residence halls showcase new academic program, sustainability

Aug. 19, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder’s newest residence hall, Kittredge Central, is welcoming students this week for the first time, 53 of whom are engineering students and will be immersed in Spanish through the building’s new Residential Academic Program, or RAP. Also, the nearby Kittredge West residence hall is reopening this week after being unoccupied last school year while renovations were underway. Both buildings comprise a number of “green” features to improve water and energy efficiency and to reduce the campus’s carbon footprint.

CU-Boulder volunteers to help new students move in Aug. 20 and 22

Aug. 19, 2013

Volunteers from a variety of campus groups will be available to help new students move their belongings into residence halls at the University of Colorado Boulder Aug. 20 and Aug. 22 as New Student Move-In begins. New students will move in Aug. 20 through Aug. 22 with the majority of freshmen moving in on Aug. 22.

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