Symmetry is all around us. And yet, protons—the tiny, positively charged particles at the center of every atom—are curiously asymmetrical, a fact that has long intrigued scientists. Researchers are exploring further. Read more
ProPublica’s series The NYPD Files, a searing investigation into how the country’s largest police department maintains impunity from public oversight, is the winner of this year’s Al Nakkula Award for police reporting. The annual award is co-sponsored by The Denver Press Club and CU Boulder's College of Media, Communication and Information. Read more
The Strategic Media Relations team is recognized for its work telling university stories and communicating to campus stakeholders. Learn about our awards for media relations, feature writing and crisis communications.
At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado Boulder is nationally recognized as one of only 36 AAU public research universities. Established in 1876, CU Boulder is a Tier 1 public research university with five Nobel laureates, nine MacArthur “genius” fellows and is the No. 1 public university recipient of NASA awards. CU Boulder is a leader in many fields, including aerospace engineering, physics and environmental law. The school partners with many notable federal research labs, including the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). CU Boulder Buff athletes compete in the NCAA Division I Pac-12 conference. During home football games, CU Boulder’s live mascot, Ralphie, can be found running the field with a team of handlers.