CableLabs executive joins CU-Boulder, launches research center on broadband technology and policy

Feb. 15, 2013

Former CableLabs executive David Reed has joined the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado Boulder as a scholar in residence, the university announced today. In addition to teaching and conducting research with graduate students in ITP’s master's and Ph.D. programs, Reed will lead the development of a new research center to investigate the future of the newly forming broadband industry.

CU-Boulder amphibian study shows how biodiversity can protect against disease

Feb. 13, 2013

The richer the assortment of amphibian species living in a pond, the more protection that community of frogs, toads and salamanders has against a parasitic infection that can cause severe deformities, including the growth of extra legs, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU’s anti-violence production of ‘The Tempest’ to tour Colorado schools

Feb. 12, 2013

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s highly praised school anti-violence tour continues in spring 2013 with a new program based on “The Tempest” that focuses on themes of vengeance and forgiveness. Created in conjunction with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder, CSF’s “Twelfth Night” anti-bullying tour has now been seen by more than 22,000 Colorado schoolchildren. That inaugural program examined the problem of bullying through the character Malvolio.

Southwest regional warming likely cause of pinyon pine cone decline, says CU study

Feb. 12, 2013

Creeping climate change in the Southwest appears to be having a negative effect on pinyon pine reproduction, a finding with implications for wildlife species sharing the same woodland ecosystems, says a University of Colorado Boulder-led study.

CU-Boulder announces finalists for Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy

Feb. 11, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder today announced three finalists for the inaugural Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy. This month, the finalists will make one-day campus visits, during which they will hold public forums. Since last summer, an advisory committee has been working to identify finalists. The committee has sought a “highly visible” scholar who is “deeply engaged in either the analytical scholarship or practice of conservative thinking and policymaking or both.”

Journalism student covers inauguration for PBS NewsHour blog

Feb. 7, 2013

The presidential inauguration draws heavy media coverage every four years – with pictures of the swearing in, the parade and the traditional black tie balls. But when CU Journalism major Rob Denton covered this year’s inauguration for a PBS NewsHour blog, he gave his audience a look at much different events using some entirely new digital technology.

High school students to compete before distinguished judges at CU Law School

Feb. 6, 2013

The Bryon R. White Center at the University of Colorado Law School will host its second annual Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition at the Wolf Law Building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9.

CU-Boulder ranked No. 4 nationally for Peace Corps volunteers

Feb. 5, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder is ranked No. 4 in the nation for graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers with 93 alumni currently serving around the world, the Peace Corps announced today. Since 2004, CU-Boulder has held a position in the top four among institutions of similar size. CU-Boulder is the fifth highest volunteer-producing university of all time with 2,353 undergraduate alumni having served in the program since it was established in 1961.

Human bacteria sequencing project involving CU raises $340,000 online

Feb. 5, 2013

In hopes of better understanding nutrition and health, the University of Colorado Boulder is playing the leading science role in a “crowdfunding” effort that has raised more than $340,000 for a project designed to sequence the gut bacteria of thousands of people around the world.

CU-Boulder engineering students to unveil grand orrery on Feb. 11

Feb. 4, 2013

A scaled, working model of the solar system built by engineering students at the University of Colorado Boulder will be officially unveiled at Andrews Hall on Feb. 11.