CU-Boulder announces finalists for Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy

Feb. 26, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder today announced five finalists for Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy. Within the next five weeks, four of the finalists will make one-day campus visits during which they will hold public forums.

Butterfly photo courtesy Tobin Hammer, University of Colorado

CU-Boulder researchers sequence world’s first butterfly bacteria, find surprises

Jan. 30, 2014

For the first time ever, a team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has sequenced the internal bacterial makeup of the three major life stages of a butterfly species, a project that showed some surprising events occur during metamorphosis. The team, led by CU-Boulder doctoral student Tobin Hammer, used powerful DNA sequencing methods to characterize bacterial communities inhabiting caterpillars, pupae and adults of Heliconius erato , commonly known as the red postman butterfly. The red postman is an abundant tropical butterfly found in Central and South America.

Jane Little

Religion in global media contexts to be explored at CU-Boulder conference Jan. 9-12

Jan. 2, 2014

More than 80 speakers and presenters from 23 countries will be part of the Media and Religion: the Global View conference at the University of Colorado Boulder Jan. 9-12. CU-Boulder’s Center for Media, Religion and Culture (CMRC) will host the conference. All plenary sessions at the event are free and open to the public and will be held at the University Memorial Center, Eaton Humanities and Old Main Chapel on campus.

Bedtime for toddlers: Timing is everything, says CU-Boulder study

Dec. 16, 2013

The bedtime you select for your toddler may be out of sync with his or her internal body clock, which can contribute to difficulties for youngsters attempting to settle in for the night, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

Connections in the brains of young children strengthen during sleep, CU-Boulder study finds

Nov. 20, 2013

While young children sleep, connections between the left and the right hemispheres of their brain strengthen, which may help brain functions mature, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The research team—led by Salome Kurth, a postdoctoral researcher, and Monique LeBourgeois, assistant professor in integrative physiology—used electroencephalograms, or EEGs, to measure the brain activity of eight sleeping children multiple times at the ages of 2, 3 and 5 years.

CU-Boulder-led NASA mission to study Mars readies for blastoff

Nov. 15, 2013

A $671 million NASA mission to Mars being led by the University of Colorado Boulder is approaching its official countdown toward a planned Nov. 18 launch after a decade of rigorous work by faculty, professionals, staff and students.

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

Nov. 11, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder enrolled more international students during the 2012-13 academic year and sent more students abroad during the 2011-12 academic year than any other higher education institution in Colorado. The data, released today by the Institute of International Education in its annual Open Doors Report, shows that CU-Boulder was home to 1,910 international students during the 2012-13 school year, up from 1,681 in 2011-12. CU-Boulder sent 1,330 students overseas during the 2011-12 school year, up from 1,316 in 2010-11.

Flood near Lyons

Communities should hit the ‘pause button’ following a disaster, CU-Boulder expert says

Nov. 8, 2013

One of the first steps people take toward rebuilding their communities after a flood, wildfire or other disaster may not be the right step, according to the director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. “When a disaster happens, people feel pressure to rebuild things just as they were before, when in fact a disaster should be a time when there is a pause, when we ask ‘How can we build it back better than it was before?’ ” said center Director Kathleen Tierney, also a professor of sociology.

James Hynes

CU-Boulder Distinguished Professor James Hynes named American Chemical Society fellow

Oct. 30, 2013

University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professor James Hynes of the chemistry and biochemistry department has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society, one of 96 scientists honored in 2013. ACS Fellows are honored for their outstanding contributions in scientific research, education and public service.

7 CU-Boulder faculty and staff receive Fulbright awards for 2013-14

Oct. 30, 2013

Seven University of Colorado Boulder faculty and staff have received Fulbright grants to pursue research, teaching and training abroad during the 2013-14 academic year. One of their proposed projects involves research in India on the use of the tanbura -- a long-necked stringed instrument -- as an aid for developing musical perception and intonation. Another involves research and lecturing in the United Kingdom on the representation of violence in contemporary Irish and American fiction.

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