Colorado business confidence surges going into second quarter, says CU-Boulder Leeds School

April 2, 2013

The confidence of Colorado business leaders has surged going into the second quarter of 2013, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

CU's 65th annual Conference on World Affairs engages students, faculty and more

April 1, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs returns to campus for the 65th time April 8-12, featuring 200 panel discussions, performances and plenaries. Over 100 participants from around the country and the globe will pay their own way to travel to Boulder to present in what Roger Ebert has dubbed “the Conference on Everything Conceivable.”

CU-Boulder faculty honored for technology commercialization

April 1, 2013

The University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office is presenting awards April 1 to university researchers and companies representing best practices in the commercialization of university technologies. The TTO will present the Boulder campus awards to four researchers and one startup company during its annual Entrepreneurship Under the Microscope event, a celebration of campus entrepreneurship co-hosted with CU-Boulder’s Deming Center for Entrepreneurship.

CU study provides new evidence ancient asteroid caused global firestorm on Earth

March 27, 2013

A new look at conditions after a Manhattan-sized asteroid slammed into a region of Mexico in the dinosaur days indicates the event could have triggered a global firestorm that would have burned every twig, bush and tree on Earth and led to the extinction of 80 percent of all Earth’s species, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

Online tool offers Colorado communities help identifying proven youth development programs

March 26, 2013

Colorado communities have a new tool to help identify programs aimed at developing healthy children free from problems like bullying, violence, obesity and depression. The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder, in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, today launched a new interactive website called Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development. The website will allow schools, communities and government agencies to find scientifically proven programs based on their specific needs.

‘Sideline quasars’ helped to stifle early galaxy formation, says CU study

March 21, 2013

University of Colorado Boulder astronomers targeting one of the brightest quasars glowing in the universe some 11 billion years ago say “sideline quasars” likely teamed up with it to heat abundant helium gas billions of years ago, preventing small galaxy formation.

Three CU-Boulder engineering faculty win prestigious CAREER awards

March 20, 2013

Three University of Colorado Boulder engineering faculty were selected this spring to receive National Science Foundation CAREER awards. Assistant professors Abbie Liel and Matthew Hallowell of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, and Mahmoud Hussein of aerospace engineering sciences, were selected to receive the awards.

NASA’s next Mars mission invites public to come aboard with "Going to Mars" campaign

March 18, 2013

NASA’s next Mars mission is giving students and the public worldwide an opportunity to have a personal connection with space exploration through a new education and public outreach effort called the “Going to Mars” campaign.

CU Energy Club conference to explore ‘energy frontiers’ with government, industry April 4

March 18, 2013

University of Colorado Boulder students, along with experts from government and industry, will focus on student research and topics including energy storage and cooperation with China during the fourth annual Energy Frontiers conference April 4. The event, organized by the CU Energy Club, is free and open to the public and will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom of the University Memorial Center. The conference includes a poster session, panel discussion, catered lunch and a career fair.

Federico Peña interdisciplinary event at CU-Boulder rescheduled for April 2

March 18, 2013

Federico Peña will give a talk about “Achieving U.S. Energy Independence in our Lifetime” at the University of Colorado Boulder on Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. in room 180 of the Benson Earth Sciences Building. The Leeds School of Business and the College of Engineering and Applied Science are co-sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. The event had been postponed because of an illness in Peña's family.