Kathleen Sebelius to give keynote at CU’s Conference on World Affairs

March 31, 2014

Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs to be held April 7-11. Sebelius’ address, “The Globalization of Health,” will be presented on Monday, April 7, at 11:30 a.m. in Macky Auditorium. All of the conference’s 200 panel discussions, performances and plenaries are free and open to the public.

CU-Boulder alum and NASA astronaut Steve Swanson heading for space station

March 19, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder alumnus and NASA astronaut Steve Swanson will blast off with two Russian crewmates for the International Space Station March 25, his third mission to the orbiting facility.

Lunar crater Daedalus

CU-Boulder-led study on lunar crater counting shows crowdsourcing effective, accurate tool

March 13, 2014

A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder showed that as a group, volunteer counters who examined a particular patch of lunar real estate using NASA images did just as well in identifying individual craters as professional crater counters with five to 50 years of experience.

Momentous gift of Holocaust archive to CU-Boulder will draw scholars from around world

March 4, 2014

The Mazal Holocaust Collection, considered the world’s largest privately owned Holocaust archive and the most significant U.S. collection outside of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., has been donated to the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU-Boulder joins national pledge to double study abroad by 2020

March 3, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder has pledged to double the number of CU-Boulder students who participate in an international educational experience by 2020. The commitment, which will be implemented by CU-Boulder’s Study Abroad Programs office, is part of the Generation Study Abroad pledge launched today by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

A photo of a Alaska's shrub tundra environment

CU-Boulder-led study says Bering Land Bridge area likely a long-term refuge for early Americans

Feb. 27, 2014

A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder bolsters the theory that the first Americans, who are believed to have come over from northeast Asia during the last ice age, may have been isolated on the Bering Land Bridge for thousands of years before spreading throughout the Americas.

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.

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