Ralphie from A Christmas Story

See ‘A Christmas Story’ Dec. 10

Dec. 5, 2019

Program Council’s Fall Film Series will feature “A Christmas Story” on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Follow the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker in this beloved holiday classic.

An artist's rendering of Parker Solar Probe orbiting the sun

Daring space mission gets its first look at the sun

Dec. 5, 2019

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has gotten closer to the sun than any other object designed and developed by humans—and CU Boulder scientists have been along for the ride.

friends holding hands

How to support a friend through rough times

Dec. 4, 2019

Traumatic events happen every day, and CU Boulder is not exempt. Here are some tips for supporting a friend through tough times.

Healthy snacks and meals in mason jars

How to fuel your way through finals

Dec. 4, 2019

Whether you have papers, presentations or exams coming up, finals are demanding on our minds and bodies. Here are some great snack and activity ideas to keep you fueled, full and focused during finals week.

A polar landscape

Warming at the poles will have global consequences

Dec. 4, 2019

The poles may be warming faster than anywhere else on Earth. A new study explores the consequences for these icy regions—and for the rest of the world.

A person gives a TED talk

Tonight: TEDxCU presenting TEDWomen livestream

Dec. 4, 2019

Join TEDxCU at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4 for a front-row seat via livestream at the 2019 TEDWomen Conference: Bold + Brilliant.

An Arctic ice storm affects the RV Polarstern

A ship frozen in the Arctic ice confronts the first big storm

Dec. 4, 2019

A powerful winter storm swept over the German RV Polarstern icebreaker recently, tearing new cracks in the ice floe next to the ship, sending ice-based instruments adrift, and forcing a rescue-and-reconstruction process that could take weeks of work by CU Boulder and other scientists.

Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica (Photo provided by British Antarctic Survey)

Thwaites Glacier: Antarctica’s wild card

Dec. 4, 2019

Nearly 100 scientists and staff from around the world, including CIRES scientist Ted Scambos, departed recently to conduct fieldwork in one of the most remote and inhospitable areas on Earth: Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica.

Screen shot of Ryan's ToyReivew

Unboxing videos fueling kids' tantrums, breeding consumerism

Dec. 3, 2019

Seventy-eight percent of children, ages 4 to 10, watch unboxing videos online—videos of people opening toys. The more they watch, the more likely they are to make purchase demands on parents and throw tantrums when they don't get what they want.

Zeena Nissar

CU Boulder’s first Schwarzman Scholar announced

Dec. 3, 2019

Recent graduate Zeena Nisar is a member of the 2020–21 class of Schwarzman Scholars and the first CU Boulder alumna to win the prestigious scholarship, which prepares graduate students for global leadership roles.