CU Law Professors Can Comment on Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Case

Oct. 8, 2012

On Oct. 10, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that reconsiders affirmative action in university admissions. In Fisher v. University of Texas, the plaintiff is a white woman who says she was denied admission while less-qualified minority applicants were admitted. When the court last considered the issue in 2003, it re-affirmed that public colleges and universities could consider race as one of many factors in making admissions decisions.

Graphene membranes may lead to enhanced natural gas production, less CO2 pollution

Oct. 8, 2012

Engineering faculty and students at the University of Colorado Boulder have produced the first experimental results showing that atomically thin graphene membranes with tiny pores can effectively and efficiently separate gas molecules through size-selective sieving. The findings are a significant step toward the realization of more energy-efficient membranes for natural gas production and for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plant exhaust pipes.

2012 Academic Forum: A campus-wide conversation about the social sciences

Oct. 5, 2012

Each year CU-Boulder’s program review process begins with a gathering of the community. The annual Academic Forum is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to engage in a collaborative conversation about the units undergoing review. This year's process focuses on a cross section of units involved in the study of life and environmental sciences. Please join us this Oct. 10 starting at 1:30 p.m, to talk about the significant ways that these units are shaping CU-Boulder's present and future.

Buffs under the spotlight; Media coverage of a football game

Oct. 5, 2012

With the ever-expanding coverage of college football and the addition of conference TV partners and networks, there are very few opportunities for the entire college football-watching world to be focused on one game. ESPN's Thursday Night Football will bring that singular moment to the University of Colorado Boulder campus on Thursday, Oct. 11. As the rest of campus prepares traffic plans, student events and classroom and building logistics, Athletics’ media relations and sports information staff is going into high gear to ready CU-Boulder for the national spotlight.

Show your Buffalo pride

Oct. 5, 2012

By The CUSG Tri-Executives Next Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., our Colorado Buffaloes will take on the ASU Sun Devils in our home stadium. This will be a nationally televised event and what better way to show your CU Buffalo pride then arriving early to the game and staying classy. We encourage you to have a good time and always remember you are not only representing yourself but the University of Colorado. Go Buffs!

Updated election forecasting model still points to Romney win, University of Colorado study says

Oct. 4, 2012

An update to an election forecasting model announced by two University of Colorado professors in August continues to project that Mitt Romney will win the 2012 presidential election. According to their updated analysis, Romney is projected to receive 330 of the total 538 Electoral College votes. President Barack Obama is expected to receive 208 votes -- down five votes from their initial prediction -- and short of the 270 needed to win.

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CU Money Sense to host workshop on student identity theft Oct. 10

Oct. 4, 2012

CU Money Sense will hold a student workshop with help from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation on the prevention of identity theft in the college-age population on Oct. 10. The workshop is open to all CU-Boulder students and will be held in University Memorial Center room 245 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Students planning to attend should email .

Groundbreaking ceremony to kick off CU-Boulder Rec Center renovation

Oct. 3, 2012

A groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. will kick off a $63 million project to renovate and expand the Student Recreation Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. The ceremony, located on the pool patio, will include light refreshments and remarks by Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano and other campus and student leaders at 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

CU-Boulder-led team to study effects of natural gas development

Oct. 2, 2012

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $12 million grant to a CU-Boulder-led team to explore ways to maximize the benefits of natural gas development while minimizing negative impacts on ecosystems and communities.

A geography major finds her way

Oct. 2, 2012

Excited as she was about being at CU-Boulder, Melanie Ferraro’s freshman year got off to a rocky start. Ferraro was eventually able to find her footing, however, in a class she was required to take as a Norlin Scholarship recipient, called Constructions of Knowledge. It wasn’t the class itself that led to her transformation from scared and unhappy to confident and successful. It was the connections and friendships she made with the other students.