New study involving CU-Boulder shows heroin, morphine addiction can be blocked

Aug. 14, 2012

University of Adelaide news release In a major breakthrough, an international team of scientists from the University of Adelaide and University of Colorado Boulder has proven that addiction to morphine and heroin can be blocked, while at the same time increasing pain relief. The team has discovered the key mechanism in the body’s immune system that amplifies addiction to opioid drugs. Laboratory studies involving rats have shown that the drug (+)-naloxone will selectively block the immune-addiction response.

CU to welcome students with convocation, music fest and more

Aug. 14, 2012

Dozens of activities await new students at the University of Colorado Boulder starting Aug. 23, including a welcome convocation and a “Global Jam” international food and music fest. The free events give new students a chance to get acquainted with each other, the campus and surrounding community before classes start on Aug. 27. The activities are scheduled in addition to orientation sessions that cover the details of class registration, policies and student services at each college.

CU volunteers to help new students move in Aug. 21 and Aug. 23

Aug. 14, 2012

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. 21 and Aug. 23 as New Student Move-In begins next week. New students will move in Aug. 21 through Aug. 23 with the majority of freshmen moving in on Aug. 23, according to Kambiz Khalili, executive director for Housing and Dining Services. The volunteer movers will be stationed near all campus residence halls to help students and their parents move belongings into the halls as quickly as possible.

Coburn places 9th in the Olympic steeplechase finals

Aug. 6, 2012

CU Athletics news release LONDON— University of Colorado senior Emma Coburn raced to a top-nine finish in the finals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Monday night at the Olympic Summer Games.

Coburn advances to Olympic finals

Aug. 4, 2012

CU Athletics news release LONDON— For the second consecutive Olympic Games, there will be a University of Colorado student-athlete in the finals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase as senior Emma Coburn easily advanced on Saturday morning. She follows in the footsteps of former Buff Jenny (Barringer) Simpson who finished ninth in the event at the 2008 Beijing Games.

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CU Opera performs Brundibar at Colorado Music Festival

July 26, 2012

CU Opera provided student vocalists for the lead roles in the Colorado Music Festival’s presentation of Hans Krasa’s “Brundibar," June 28-29.

CU-Boulder sources on Aurora theater shooting

July 24, 2012

Michael Radelet , professor of sociology, is an expert on the use of the death penalty in Colorado and the United States. He has documented all of Colorado’s executions and notes that Colorado abolished the penalty between 1897 and 1901, came within one vote of abolishing it again in 2009 and has executed only one person since 1967. “We've always debated the death penalty in Colorado, and the general thrust of our history is in the direction of abolition,” he said.

CU-Boulder sources on Aurora theater shooting

July 23, 2012

Kenneth Foote , professor of geography, studies how events of violence and tragedy are memorialized and remembered. He has visited hundreds of sites that have been scarred by incidents of violence or tragedy in the United States and abroad, and is the author of the book “Shadowed Ground: America’s Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy.” He can be reached at kfoote@colorado.edu or 303-641-3346.

CU-Boulder sources on Aurora theater shooting

July 20, 2012

CU-Boulder alumna gives $2 million to launch endowed chair in theater

July 12, 2012

When a young caller for the University of Colorado Boulder’s annual giving program asked Roe Green a decade ago if she would consider increasing her $100 annual gift to $150, he was the first to get the hint that Green might become a key part of the theater program from which she’d graduated in 1970. “I told the caller, ‘Oh, I think I’d like to give more,’ ” recalled Green.

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