CU-Boulder/Harvard team wins $50,000 student competition

April 10, 2012

A revitalization project for downtown Houston combining residential, retail and entrepreneurial business elements won $50,000 in a national urban design competition for a joint student team from the University of Colorado Boulder and Harvard University.

JILA, site of Nobel Prize-winning research, expands into new wing on CU-Boulder campus

April 10, 2012

JILA, a joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology that has produced three Nobel Prize winners since 2001, has opened a new wing with advanced laboratories for its world-renowned science.

CU music Professor Patrick Mason to receive 2012 Hazel Barnes Prize

April 9, 2012

Patrick Mason, a professor of voice at the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Music, has been selected to receive the 2012 Hazel Barnes Prize. The prize is the highest faculty recognition for teaching and research awarded by the university. Mason will receive an engraved university medal and $20,000, the largest single faculty award funded by CU-Boulder. He will be recognized at spring commencement on May 11 and at a reception in his honor in the fall.

CU to host metro area youth April 6 in support of College Friday

April 5, 2012

College In Colorado news release DENVER - The University of Colorado has teamed up with Denver-based Crowley Foundation to bring 38 high school students from seven Metro Denver high schools to the CU-Boulder campus on April 6 as part of College Friday.

Thawing permafrost 50 million years ago led to warm global events, says new study

April 5, 2012

A new study led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and involving the University of Colorado Boulder proposes a simple new mechanism to explain the source of carbon that fed a series of extreme warming events on Earth about 50 million years ago called the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM, as well as a sequence of similar, smaller warming events afterward.

NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting mission controlled by CU-Boulder students is extended for 4 years

April 5, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder students will have another four years at the controls of NASA’s Kepler mission, launched in 2009 to hunt down Earth-like rocky planets in other solar systems and which has succeeded in spectacular fashion.

Web-based science program designed by CU and UCAR now in six school districts

April 4, 2012

A web-based science instruction program designed by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research that provides teachers with cutting-edge digital content is being tested in six school districts, thanks to a new $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Colorado business leaders remain optimistic going into second quarter, says CU Leeds School index

April 3, 2012

Colorado business leaders remain optimistic going into the second quarter of 2012 suggesting a recovery is taking hold, according to the most recent quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

CU Energy Club conference to explore ‘energy frontiers’ with government, industry

April 2, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder students, along with experts from government and industry, will focus on student research and the natural gas boom during the third annual Energy Frontiers conference April 5. The event, organized by the CU Energy Club, is free and open to the public and will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom of the University Memorial Center. The conference includes a poster session, panel discussion, catered lunch and a career fair.

Students, jobs and social media

March 28, 2012

With many employers using social media and conducting Google searches as part of their employee screening process, creating a positive and professional online presence can go a long way in helping students land a job out of school. However, simply building a professional online appearance is not the only thing students should worry about. Minimizing a negative online presence can be just as important. Minimizing a negative online presence

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