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.

CU Student Government President to Meet Russian Leaders in Moscow as Part of U.S. Delegation

Nov. 10, 2010

Will Taylor, president of the University of Colorado Student Government, will travel to Moscow Nov. 13-20 as part of a delegation of 15 U.S. university student leaders selected to visit the country at the invitation of the Russian Federal Agency on Youth Affairs.

Stem Cell Transplants in Mice Produce Lifelong Enhancement of Muscle Mass

Nov. 10, 2010

A University of Colorado at Boulder-led study shows that specific types of stem cells transplanted into the leg muscles of mice prevented the loss of muscle function and mass that normally occurs with aging, a finding with potential uses in treating humans with chronic, degenerative muscle diseases.

Hawkins Relieved of Duties as Colorado Head Football Coach

Nov. 9, 2010

University of Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn announced Tuesday morning that Dan Hawkins has been relieved of his duties as head football coach of the Buffaloes effective immediately.

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