Equestrian team prepares for new season of competition

Oct. 12, 2012

Imagine competing in a club sport where you meet your only teammate for the first time right before the competition begins. You’re not allowed to practice together beforehand and the equipment you use is new to you. This may sound like an unreasonable challenge, but it’s designed to create a fair competition. Just ask juniors Kelly Meyer and Lauren DeGeorge, members of CU-Boulder’s equestrian team , who compete in intercollegiate English and Western riding competitions, where they are judged on skill and ability.

Nurture trumps nature in study of oral bacteria in human twins, says CU study

Oct. 11, 2012

A new long-term study of human twins by University of Colorado Boulder researchers indicates the makeup of the population of bacteria bathing in their saliva is driven more by environmental factors than heritability.

Senior spends three months working on Panama Canal expansion

Oct. 11, 2012

Senior Christina Jones decided to major in civil engineering because she likes construction projects. Little did she know when she made that decision that she would be selected as an intern to work on one of the largest and most significant projects underway in the whole world—the expansion of the nearly 100-year-old Panama Canal.

Buffs Madness kicks off student loyalty program

Oct. 11, 2012

The CU basketball seasons will officially kick off Friday night at Buffs Madness after the conclusion of the CU volleyball match against Arizona State. The volleyball match starts at 7 p.m. and Buffs Madness will go right after.

 Phil DiStefano

Chancellor's Corner: Showcasing our campus on ESPN

Oct. 9, 2012

BY PHILIP P. DISTEFANO This Thursday evening the University of Colorado Boulder will be on the national stage yet again. As I shared with you in December of last year, the Colorado Buffaloes will be playing in the exclusive Thursday Night Football slot on ESPN.

Several pre- and post-game student events scheduled for CU vs. ASU game night

Oct. 9, 2012

The University of Colorado hosts Arizona State University for a nationally televised game on Thursday, Oct. 11, and CU students will have numerous campus events to choose from before and after the game. The Residence Hall Association Xtravaganza, to be held in the Center for Community, will feature free events before and after the game.

Nobel Prize-winner David Wineland praised as mentor to CU-Boulder graduate students

Oct. 9, 2012

David J. Wineland, a lecturer in the University of Colorado Boulder physics department who today won the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics, was described as both “brilliant and humble” by one of his former graduate students.

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.