U.S. Senate Confirms CU Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman as Associate Director for Science

Sept. 22, 2010

Distinguished Professor Carl Wieman of the University of Colorado at Boulder has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as associate director for science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.Read more »

Desert Dust Reduces Colorado River Flow, Says New Study

Sept. 20, 2010

Dark-colored dust that settles on snow in the Upper Colorado River Basin makes the snow melt early and robs the Colorado River of about 5 percent of its water each year, says a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder-based Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, or CIRES.Read more »

CU-Boulder Incoming Class Shows Growth in Graduate and International Students

Sept. 20, 2010

The University of Colorado at Boulder's fall 2010 census figures show an enrollment of 29,952 degree- and licensure-seeking students, a total enrollment within 1 percent of last year, with increases in graduate, international and students of color enrollment.Read more »

CU Faculty Members Awarded 'Distinguished Professor' Title

Sept. 17, 2010

The University of Colorado Board of Regents today awarded three professors the university's highest faculty honor, designation as Distinguished Professor.Read more »

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Lowest 2010 Extent, Third Lowest in Satellite Record

Sept. 15, 2010

The Arctic sea ice cover appears to have reached its minimum extent for the year, the third-lowest recorded since satellites began measuring sea ice extent in 1979, according to the University of Colorado at Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center.Read more »

NASA Awards CU-Boulder $6.7 Million to Design Instruments for Mission to Sun

Sept. 15, 2010

A team from the University of Colorado at Boulder has been awarded $6.7 million from NASA to design, develop and test instruments for the fastest space probe ever built, one that will orbit 22 times closer to the sun than Earth and well inside the orbit of Mercury to better understand how the sun ticks.Read more »

CU-NREL Energy Institute Launches Study of Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles in Boulder

Sept. 14, 2010

The University of Colorado at Boulder's Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, or RASEI -- a joint venture with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory -- will partner with Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. in a field study of household experiences and the technical impacts of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or PHVs, in a "smart grid" environment.Read more »

New CU-Boulder Research Sheds Light on Why Our Brains Get Tripped Up When We're Anxious

Sept. 13, 2010

A new University of Colorado at Boulder study sheds light on the brain mechanisms that allow us to make choices and ultimately could be helpful in improving treatments for the millions of people who suffer from the effects of anxiety disorders.Read more »

CU-Boulder Experts Available to Talk About Fourmile Canyon Fire

Sept. 7, 2010

Professor Thomas Veblen of the geography department can address the ecological effects of wildfires in Colorado; climate change and wildfires; fires and bark beetles; and wildfires. He can be reached at 303-492-8528 or Thomas.Veblen@colorado.edu . E-mail is the best way contact him. Jane Bock, retired professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, can address western wildfire ecology. She can be reached at 970-593-0343 or 303-579-9739, or by e-mail at Jane.Bock@colorado.edu .Read more »

New Hubble Observations of Supernova 1987A Reveal Composition of 'Star Guts' Pouring Out

Sept. 2, 2010

Observations made with NASA's newly refurbished Hubble Space Telescope of a nearby supernova are allowing astronomers to measure the velocity and composition of "star guts" being ejected into space following the explosion, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.Read more »

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