Public Viewing of Total Lunar Eclipse Hosted at CU-Boulder Dec. 20

Dec. 16, 2010

The University of Colorado at Boulder's Fiske Planetarium, in partnership with the Sommers-Bausch Observatory, will host a viewing party of the total lunar eclipse on Monday, Dec. 20, starting at 10 p.m.

Study Shows Wind Turbines on Farmlands May Benefit Crops

Dec. 16, 2010

Wind turbines in Midwestern farm fields may be doing more than churning out electricity. The giant turbine blades that generate renewable energy might also help corn and soybean crops stay cooler and drier, help them fend off fungal infestations and improve their ability to extract growth-enhancing carbon dioxide from the air and soil.

CU Sources on Earmarks, Health Care Law, Wal-Mart Lawsuit and Other Issues

Dec. 15, 2010

NEWS TIP SHEET CU Sources on Earmarks, Health Care Law, Wal-Mart Lawsuit and Other Issues

Elevated Zinc Concentrations in Colorado Waterway Likely a Result of Climate Change

Dec. 15, 2010

Rising concentrations of zinc in a waterway on Colorado's Western Slope may be the result of climate change that is affecting the timing of annual snowmelt, says a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

CU-Boulder Professor Waleed Abdalati Named Chief Scientist at NASA

Dec. 13, 2010

NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has selected University of Colorado at Boulder faculty member Waleed Abdalati to serve as the agency's chief scientist effective Jan. 3 for a two-year appointment.

Jon Embree Named Colorado's Head Football Coach

Dec. 6, 2010

Jon Embree, a stalwart tight end for the University of Colorado in the mid-1980s and a one-time assistant coach for the school, has been selected by athletic director Mike Bohn to be the Buffaloes' next head football coach, school officials announced Monday.

CU to Announce Embree as 24th Football Coach

Dec. 5, 2010

The University of Colorado will hold a press conference to announce the hiring of Jon Embree as its 24th full-time head football coach on Monday, December 6. Due to limited seating, the media conference is by invitation only and members of the University community and general public can view the announcement live at 10 a.m. at www.CUBuffs.com .

Online Science Project Launched by CU Nobel Laureate Receives $2.5 Million to Enhance Middle School Science

Nov. 29, 2010

Two students tweak the ramp of a skateboarder in Energy Skate Park, sending her on a steep track that ends in a wild loop. They measure the energy of her motion as she goes. The skate park may sound like an after-school hangout, but it's a cutting-edge computer simulation that -- along with animated cousins like Electric Field Hockey and John Travoltage -- is a boon to students and science teachers alike.

'Gender Gap' in Physics Exams Reduced by Simple Writing Exercise, CU-Boulder Team Finds

Nov. 25, 2010

Women are underrepresented and on average perform more poorly than men in introductory physics. But a recent study finds that this gap arises predominantly from differential preparation prior to college and psychological factors, rather than differences in ability.

Lab Studies Show Promise for New Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

Nov. 18, 2010

Successfully treating and reversing the effects of multiple sclerosis, or MS, may one day be possible using a drug originally developed to treat chronic pain, according to Distinguished Professor Linda Watkins of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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