CU study suggests link between tumor suppressors and starvation survival

May 9, 2013

A particular tumor suppressor gene that fights cancer cells does more than clamp down on unabated cell division -- the hallmark of the disease -- it also can help make cells more fit by allowing them to fend off stress, says a University of Colorado Boulder study.

Vast majority of surveyed 2012 seniors give CU-Boulder high marks

May 8, 2013

In an extensive survey of University of Colorado Boulder seniors in 2012, an overwhelming majority of the nearly 3,000 respondents expressed positive views of their educational experiences at CU-Boulder. About four in five respondents reported satisfaction with their CU-Boulder education. A similar proportion would recommend CU-Boulder to a friend and nearly 98 percent of the seniors reported that their program of study met their educational goals.

Fiske Planetarium flies into the digital age

May 8, 2013

Since 1975, Fiske Planetarium has been the Johnny Appleseed of astronomy. Each year, 30,000 K-12 students and 4,000 University of Colorado Boulder students go there to take a front-row seat on the universe. Soon, they’ll get a better, clearer and deeper view. The campus is renovating the planetarium, retiring its analog star projector and upgrading to a powerful star plus video system paired with a high-definition screen capable of achieving nearly eight times more resolution than the standard HD television, completely surrounding the audience with a 360-degree view.

Graduating senior proposes using technology to reduce paper waste in ENVD program

May 7, 2013

In fall 2012, Matthew Greenwald presented his "Paperless Pilot" idea to ENVD faculty, and now as he is set to graduate, his idea is gaining momentum.

Three CU students win prestigious national Goldwater scholarships

May 6, 2013

Three University of Colorado Boulder students -- Brittany Earle, Mike Lotto and Jeni Sorli, all from the College of Engineering and Applied Science -- have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships. The scholarships are worth up to $7,500 and recognize sophomores and juniors who have achieved high academic merit and who are expected to be leaders in their fields.

Business uncertainty the main impediment to corporate hiring, says CU-Boulder study

May 3, 2013

The sluggish recovery of U.S. jobs since the recession began is due to companies being mired in business uncertainty about national policies rather than other hiring and financial roadblocks, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study. Businesses are uncertain about the yet-to-be-realized costs of policies such as health care, tax reform and environmental cap and trade as regulations take shape and are implemented, according to lead author Sanjai Bhagat, a provost professor of finance at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Satellite instrument package to assess space weather ready for delivery by CU

May 2, 2013

A multimillion dollar University of Colorado Boulder instrument package to study space weather has passed its pre-installation testing and is ready to be incorporated onto a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite for a 2015 launch.

NASA invites public to send names and messages to Mars

May 1, 2013

NASA is inviting members of the public to submit their names and a personal message online for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the Martian upper atmosphere. Scheduled for launch in November, the DVD will be in NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft. The DVD is part of the mission's Going to Mars Campaign coordinated at the University of Colorado Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.

Insect eye-inspired camera captures wide field of view with no distortion, according to study co-led by CU-Boulder

May 1, 2013

By mimicking the bulging, bowl-shaped eyes possessed by dragonflies, praying mantises, houseflies and other insects, a team of researchers that includes a University of Colorado Boulder engineer has built an experimental digital camera that can take exceptionally wide-angle photos without distorting the image.

Two CU-Boulder faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 1, 2013

Two University of Colorado Boulder professors have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, a top honor recognizing scientists and engineers for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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