Six faculty members join ranks of University of Colorado Distinguished Professors

Nov. 21, 2014

CU System news release Highest honor for educators recognizes exceptional research, teaching, service DENVER – Six University of Colorado faculty members today were named Distinguished Professors, the most prestigious honor for faculty at the university. Each year, the recognition goes to faculty members who demonstrate exemplary performance in research or creative work, a record of excellence in classroom teaching and supervision of individual learning, and outstanding service to the profession, university and its affiliates.

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CU-Boulder’s new GO Scholars program sets up first-generation students for study abroad

Nov. 19, 2014

Diversity in international education might seem inherent, but it’s low among study abroad participants in the U.S., prompting the University of Colorado Boulder to create Global Opportunity Scholars, or GO Scholars. The program -- launched this fall as the second of its kind in the country -- awards $2,000 for summer-term study abroad and $4,000 for semester-term study abroad to high-achieving first-generation, low-income and other underrepresented students.

CU-Boulder ranks No. 1 in state for sending, receiving students internationally, says new report

Nov. 17, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder enrolled more international students during the 2013-14 academic year and sent more students abroad during the 2012-13 academic year than any other higher education institution in Colorado.

Low-cost IVF method wins Popular Science “Best of What’s New” award

Nov. 13, 2014

A novel, low-cost method of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) developed at the University of Colorado Boulder and successfully used in human clinical trials in Belgium has been awarded a “Best of What’s New Award” from Popular Science magazine in 2014 in the health category.

Study ties conflict risk in sub-Saharan Africa to climate change, socioeconomics, geography

Nov. 10, 2014

A massive new University of Colorado Boulder study indicates there is a statistical link between hotter temperatures generated by climate change and the risk of armed conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa. CU-Boulder Professor John O’Loughlin led a research team that assessed more than 78,000 armed conflicts between 1980 and 2012 in the Sahel region of Africa – a semi-arid belt just south of the Saharan Desert that spans about 3,000 miles and more than a dozen countries from the Atlantic to the Indian oceans.

New global wildfire analysis indicates humans need to coexist and adapt

Nov. 5, 2014

A new study led by the University of California, Berkeley and involving the University of Colorado Boulder indicates the current response to wildfires around the world—aggressively fighting them—is not making society less vulnerable to such events.

CU-Boulder National Education Policy Center launches project to recognize top high schools

Oct. 2, 2014

A University of Colorado Boulder research center will recognize public schools for what they do to give all students the chance to succeed, rather than turning to test scores to determine school quality. The Schools of Opportunity project is now seeking applications from public high schools in Colorado and New York. Next year, the project will expand to include schools nationwide, recognizing schools that use research-based practices to close the opportunity gaps that result in unequal opportunities to learn, in school and beyond school.

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Visiting Kurdish delegation to receive Iraqi secret police documents from CU-Boulder human rights archive

Sept. 22, 2014

A Kurdish delegation will visit the University of Colorado Boulder campus Sept. 29 and 30 to deliver a public talk on the political situation in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and receive an electronic copy of important documents captured by Kurdish rebels in 1991 but removed from Iraq for safekeeping and analysis.

CU-Boulder freshman class sets record for academic qualifications and diversity

Sept. 18, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder welcomed a freshman class of 5,869 students, a slight increase by 0.4 percent over last year, and in the process achieved the most academically qualified and diverse incoming class in the campus’s history. Fall 2014 census figures show a total enrollment of 29,772 degree- and licensure-seeking students, 447 students more than last year. A total of 3,083 Colorado residents enrolled as new freshmen in the fall class, as well as 2,786 from out of state and a record 386 freshman international students, a 41 percent increase from last year.


Two CU-Boulder student teams win awards for space mission design contests to Mars, moon

Sept. 4, 2014

Two University of Colorado Boulder student aerospace engineering science teams have won prestigious international and national awards for the design of real-world space missions to Mars and the moon.