Climate variability and conflict risk in East Africa measured

Oct. 22, 2012

While a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows the risk of human conflict in East Africa increases somewhat with hotter temperatures and drops a bit with higher precipitation, it concludes that socioeconomic, political and geographic factors play a much more substantial role than climate change.

CU-NIST scientist Deborah Jin receives L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award

Oct. 22, 2012

Deborah Jin, an adjoint professor of physics at the University of Colorado Boulder and a fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has been awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award. Jin also is a fellow of JILA, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and NIST located on the CU campus. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate students and was one of five recipients who each will receive $100,000 at an awards ceremony in Paris next March. She was the only recipient in North America.

Join the challenge! Take the Pac-12 Fitness Challenge

Oct. 19, 2012

Help CU secure the title of the Pac-12's most active school by participating in the Pac-12 Fitness Challenge from Oct. 22-28. The challenge is a conference-wide initiative promoting regular physical activity. This event is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and family.

A "cool" role model for women in science

Oct. 19, 2012

As a child, Deborah Jin remembers going to company holiday parties where most of the attendees were men and they assumed she must be there because of her physicist father. But they were mistaken. She was there because of her physicist mother.

State of the Campus advances collaboration and efficiency

Oct. 17, 2012

CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano addressed an audience of about 300 in the Glenn Miller Ballroom Tuesday morning in his annual “State of the Campus” address, and offered an update of the Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan and a strategy of “coming together” to improve CU-Boulder’s finances, reputation and the student experience.

The existential legacy of Hazel Barnes

Oct. 17, 2012

A rock star of philosophy in an era that defined the term, CU Professor Hazel Barnes’ teaching resonated with sixties culture and her expertise shaped the public discussion. Barnes taught at the University for 35 years, forging interdisciplinary connections between philosophy, Greek literature and other areas of humanities. In 1979 she was the first woman named as a CU Distinguished Professor and within a few years of her 1986 retirement the most prestigious faculty award on campus, the Hazel Barnes Prize, was established in her honor.

CUSG to hold debates Oct. 16

Oct. 15, 2012

By JohnMichael Thistle , CUSG Election Commissioner In the midst of the imminent November general election, there are issues of equal, and perhaps, even more immediate importance right here on campus at CU for us students. Have you ever wondered about student fees? Who decides how much we pay, or who pays for big projects around campus? What can we do, if anything, to make our time here as CU students as equal and equitable as possible?

CU-Boulder degree rated highly nationally for return on investment

Oct. 15, 2012

When it comes to landing “good paying” jobs and receiving a high return on investment, University of Colorado Boulder graduates are in good shape nationally, according to two recent reports.

CU-Boulder degree rated highly nationally for return on investment

Oct. 15, 2012

When it comes to landing “good paying” jobs and receiving a high return on investment, University of Colorado Boulder graduates are in good shape nationally, according to two recent reports.

CU Business Review: ‘Can do’ approach to beverage packaging means jobs for Colorado economy

Oct. 15, 2012

Consumer demand is making aluminum cans more relevant than ever, according to a report from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. More than 92 billion aluminum beverage cans were sold in the U.S. in 2011 reflecting a decline in annual sales -- particularly among standard 12-ounce cans -- since the industry’s peak five years prior.

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