Buff Essentials Week to be held Oct. 1-6

Sept. 28, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder will host Buff Essentials Week, an annual event held to support freshmen in acclimating to college life, Oct. 1-6. First-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to attend at least three events before registering for spring semester classes in November. Students can choose sessions related to academic advising, research opportunities, nutrition, career counseling, note taking, study abroad and others. All students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in the events.

Astronaut-alumnus Vance Brand to present student scholarship at CU-Boulder Oct. 5

Sept. 27, 2012

Apollo and shuttle astronaut Vance Brand will present University of Colorado Boulder student Srinidhi Radhakrishnan with a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) during a public lecture and award presentation on Oct. 5. During the presentation, which will begin at 3 p.m. in the lobby of Andrews Hall, home of the Engineering Honors Program, Brand will share his experiences from the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project and three space shuttle missions, in addition to presenting the award. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Engineers Without Borders-USA marks 10th anniversary as CU-Boulder hosts regional conference

Sept. 25, 2012

More than 100 students, faculty and professional engineers from a seven-state region are expected to gather in Boulder Oct. 5-7 to learn about sustainable engineering practices that can benefit the developing world. The University of Colorado Boulder will host the 2012 Mountain Region Conference for Engineers Without Borders-USA, a nonprofit organization founded by CU engineering Professor Bernard Amadei 10 years ago after he was asked to engineer a water pump for a village in Belize.

New CU-Boulder study clarifies diversity, distribution of cutthroat trout in Colorado

Sept. 24, 2012

A novel genetic study led by the University of Colorado Boulder has helped to clarify the native diversity and distribution of cutthroat trout in Colorado, including the past and present haunts of the federally endangered greenback cutthroat trout.

Goldberg redefining computer science education

Sept. 21, 2012

BioFrontiers faculty member, Debra Goldberg, sees computer science as truly interdisciplinary. Goldberg is a computer scientist by training and a teacher at heart. One of her favorite classroom tactics? Silence, which grabs the attention of sleepy students and pulls them back into the discussion.

CU professor co-founds new company to develop genetic heart disease treatment

Sept. 20, 2012

A new biomedical company involving the University of Colorado Boulder, Stanford University and the Harvard Medical School has been launched with $38 million in financing from Third Rock Ventures LLC headquartered in Boston and San Francisco to develop therapeutic treatments for genetic heart diseases.

CU mathematicians show how shallow waves may help explain tsunami power

Sept. 18, 2012

While wave watching is a favorite pastime of beachgoers, few notice what is happening in the shallowest water. A closer look by two University of Colorado Boulder applied mathematicians has led to the discovery of interacting X- and Y-shaped ocean waves that may help explain why some tsunamis are able to wreak so much havoc.

Consumers differ in desire for explanation, says new CU-Brown University study

Sept. 18, 2012

The depth of explanation about novel products influences consumer preferences and willingness to pay, according to a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder and Brown University. When it comes to descriptions about the functions of new and unusual goods -- such as a self-watering plant system, special gloves for touchscreens or an eraser for wall scratches -- some people prefer minimal details. Dubbed “explanation foes” in the study, they gain a strong sense of understanding and desire for products through shallow explanations.

Environmental design degree returns to CU-Boulder administrative structure

Sept. 17, 2012

With the start of the 2012-13 academic year, CU-Boulder has resumed the administration, management and governance of a bachelor’s degree in environmental design and is beginning a visioning process for how to fully integrate environmental design into the wide array of related programs on the Boulder campus, Provost Russell L. Moore announced today.

National search for CU-Boulder College of Music dean launched

Sept. 14, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the formation of a search committee to lead a national search for a new dean of the College of Music. Jim Williams, dean of the Libraries, will chair the committee. Dan Sher, who announced his resignation in August, will complete his 20th year as dean of the College of Music in June 2013 and then return to teaching in the college.

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