Can plants be altruistic? You bet, says new CU-Boulder-led study

Feb. 1, 2013

We’ve all heard examples of animal altruism: Dogs caring for orphaned kittens, chimps sharing food or dolphins nudging injured mates to the surface. Now, a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder suggests some plants are altruistic too.

 Phi DiStefano

Chancellor's Corner: The new Esteemed Scholars Program

Jan. 25, 2013

I want to take this opportunity to express my enthusiasm for an important new CU-Boulder merit scholarship program for top-entering Colorado freshmen next fall.

CU Law School appoints Brad Udall director of newly named Getches-Wilkinson Center

Jan. 24, 2013

The University of Colorado Law School announced today that it is hiring Brad Udall as director of the newly renamed Natural Resources Law Center, which will now be called the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and Environment.

NASA-CU ozone study may benefit air standards, climate

Jan. 16, 2013

A new NASA-led study involving the University of Colorado Boulder finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters. Ozone is both a major air pollutant with known adverse health effects and a greenhouse gas that traps heat from escaping Earth’s atmosphere. Scientists and policy analysts are interested in learning how curbing the emissions of ozone-forming chemicals can improve human health and also help mitigate climate change.

Shalaya Kipp named 2012 College Women's Athlete-of-the-Year

Jan. 10, 2013

The 2013 calendar year is starting off on a great note for University of Colorado senior Shalaya Kipp as she was named the 2012 College Women's Athlete-of-the-Year as selected by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, announced on Tuesday afternoon.

National Academy of Sciences honors CU-Boulder researcher

Jan. 7, 2013

University of Colorado Boulder faculty member John Gosling is one of 18 individuals honored today by the National Academy of Sciences for their outstanding scientific achievements.

Pronunciation of ‘s’ sounds impacts perception of gender, CU-Boulder researcher finds

Jan. 3, 2013

A person’s style of speech — not just the pitch of his or her voice — may help determine whether the listener perceives the speaker to be male or female, according to a University of Colorado Boulder researcher who studied transgender people transitioning from female to male. The way people pronounce their “s” sounds and the amount of resonance they use when speaking contributes to the perception of gender, according to Lal Zimman, whose findings are based on research he completed while earning his doctoral degree from CU-Boulder’s linguistics department.

Ira Wolff Photographic History Collection expands Libraries' photographic holdings

Jan. 2, 2013

With 14,000 original photographs and publications largely from the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, the recently acquired Ira Wolff Photographic History Collection offers a major scholarly resource for the study of the history of photography.

Colorado business confidence remains positive going into first quarter, says CU Leeds School index

Jan. 2, 2013

Colorado business leaders’ optimism is modest going into the first quarter of 2013 with uncertainty surrounding the country’s political and economic environments, according to the most recent quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Anna Englander

A whirlwind Italian 'Butterfly' for CU grad student

Dec. 26, 2012

Singing in your first professional opera is challenge enough. Throw in a 12-hour, trans-Atlantic flight and a mere two days of rehearsal time — with two different conductors — and you’ve got a grand task indeed. But that’s just what University of Colorado College of Music student Anna Englander will face in January when she travels to Italy to sing the key role of Suzuki for three performances of Puccini’s classic Madama Butterfly in three different cities.