Introduction of new head football coach

Dec. 10, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder will introduce Mike MacIntyre as its new head football coach at a press conference later this afternoon (Monday, December 10), at 4 p.m. at the Byron White Club Room at Folsom Field.

Research team finds massive crevasses and bendable ice affect stability of Antarctic ice shelf

Dec. 7, 2012

Gaping crevasses that penetrate upward from the bottom of the largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula make it more susceptible to collapse, according to University of Colorado Boulder researchers who spent the last four Southern Hemisphere summers studying the massive floating sheet of ice that covers an area twice the size of Massachusetts.

CU-Boulder to issue new request for proposals to relocate Grandview Terrace bungalows

Dec. 7, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder is issuing a new request for proposals to relocate three bungalows from the Grandview Terrace area. “During the earlier request for proposal process conducted over the past summer and fall we did not receive any proposals that met the qualifications, however, if it’s feasible we would like to see the houses relocated and preserved,” said CU-Boulder Director of Real Estate Jeff Lipton. “In talking with the city staff we thought it would be worth issuing the request for proposals one more time.”

CU-Boulder to offer new interdisciplinary construction management track

Dec. 5, 2012

A new partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and the College of Engineering and Applied Science, spurred by a gift, will have positive implications for the construction and real estate industries.

CU-Boulder students to demonstrate engineering projects at Dec. 8 Design Expo

Dec. 4, 2012

More than 350 engineering students at the University of Colorado Boulder will demonstrate their innovations and inventions to the community at the annual fall Engineering Design Expo on Saturday, Dec. 8.

CU-led team receives $9.2 million DOE grant to engineer E. coli into biofuels

Dec. 4, 2012

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has been awarded $9.2 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Energy to research modifying E. coli to produce biofuels such as gasoline. “This is a fantastic opportunity to take what we have worked on for the past decade to the next level,” said team leader Ryan Gill, a fellow of CU-Boulder’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, or RASEI. “In this project, we will develop technologies that are orders of magnitude beyond where we are currently.”

CU-Boulder space-traveling spider finds home at Smithsonian museum

Nov. 29, 2012

A jumping spider named Nefertiti that lived on the International Space Station in a habitat designed and built by a University of Colorado Boulder team has returned to Earth after 100 days in space and found a new home at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.

Students create new CU-Boulder maps with ‘universal design’ to expand access

Nov. 27, 2012

In a new set of way-finding maps, planters at the University of Colorado Boulder are more than decorative containers. The concrete vessels serve as directional prompts for people to navigate central campus. The bronze buffalo statue near Folsom Field is another cue used in the online maps, as well as references like “exhaust fan at 10 o’clock” to guide those who use their sense of sound to move about.

B.G. Brooks: CU says commitment to football on upswing

Nov. 26, 2012

The University of Colorado administration vows Jon Embree’s successor will find a renewed commitment to football when he steps on campus and continues the process of rebuilding the besieged Buffaloes program. Chancellor Phil DiStefano and Athletic Director Mike Bohn said at a Monday news conference that CU recognizes how high the bar has been raised with the Buffs joining the Pac-12 Conference – and the school’s hiring of a new coach will reflect that.

Embree will not return as Colorado head football coach

Nov. 25, 2012

Jon Embree has been dismissed as University of Colorado head football coach, athletic director Mike Bohn announced Sunday evening. Embree took over as the school’s 24th full-time head coach in December 2010, just the third alumni to do so. In two seasons, his teams compiled a 4-21 record. This past fall, CU finished 1-11, which included a 1-8 record in Pac-12 Conference play. University of Colorado President Bruce Benson, CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano and Bohn released the following joint statement: