CU Boulder athlete holds up a vial for testing his saliva for the coronavirus.

How an ultra-fast screening test and a team of contact tracers aim to keep campus safe

Aug. 14, 2020

Before ever entering a residence hall, students moving to campus will spit in a tube, hand it over and wait just 45 minutes for their COVID-19 test results.

A business closed during the COVID lockdown.

Colorado to lose 128,500 jobs in 2020, report forecasts

Aug. 13, 2020

The Colorado economy will lose thousands of jobs in 2020, according to a new report from the Business Research Division at CU Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

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How to use ventilation and air filtration to prevent the spread of coronavirus indoors

Aug. 12, 2020

The vast majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs indoors, most of it from the inhalation of airborne particles that contain the coronavirus. Ventilation and filtration techniques hold the key to slowing the spread indoors. Mechanical engineering professor Shelly Miller shares on The Conversation.

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CU Boulder, Fort Lewis College announce new postdoctoral teaching fellowship

Aug. 10, 2020

This new collaborative program between the two institutions looks to ultimately improve teaching across the state.

A group of COSI scholarship recipients

CU Boulder, Jeffco Schools Foundation announce scholarships

Aug. 10, 2020

A new partnership among CU Boulder, the Jeffco Schools Foundation, The Ball Foundation and other industry and individual donors will leverage Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative funding to provide more than $860,000 in scholarships.

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Agriculture replaces fossil fuels as largest human source of sulfur in the environment

Aug. 10, 2020

New research identifies fertilizer and pesticide applications to croplands as the largest source of sulfur in the environment—up to 10 times higher than the peak sulfur load seen in the second half of the 20th century, during the days of acid rain.

David Korevaar at his home piano

CU professor celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary with 10 hours of sonatas in 6 weeks

Aug. 7, 2020

David Korevaar, professor of piano at CU Boulder’s College of Music, uploaded videos of himself performing all 32 of Beethoven’s sonatas on his YouTube channel in just 60 days.

Artist's depiction of the Hubble Space Telescope passing in front of the moon during a total lunar eclipse.

Researchers take the ultimate Earth selfie

Aug. 6, 2020

In a new study, scientists led by astrophysicist Allison Youngblood set out to view Earth's atmosphere, but with a twist—they wanted to capture what the planet might look like as a far-away world.

An abnormally bright spot in the nightglow just above Mars' equator.

A new look at Mars’ eerie, ultraviolet nighttime glow

Aug. 6, 2020

See the announcement from NASA Every night on Mars, when the sun sets and temperatures fall to minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit and below, an eerie phenomenon spreads across much of the planet’s sky: a soft glow created by chemical reactions occurring tens of miles above the surface. An astronaut standing...

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Worst of Colorado recession may be behind us, new report shows

Aug. 5, 2020

The worst of the COVID-19-induced recession may be in the rear-view mirror for Colorado businesses, according to a University of Colorado Boulder report Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold released on Aug. 5.