CU-Boulder Sources on Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

April 30, 2010

Jeff Mitton, professor and chair of CU-Boulder's ecology and evolutionary biology department, is available to talk about the repercussions of oil spills. Mitton was on sabbatical in 1979-1980 at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., where he studied a 1969 oil spill that seeped into the Sippewissett Marsh.Read more »

CU-Boulder Receives $15 Million Stimulus Award for Biotechnology Building Construction

April 27, 2010

The University of Colorado at Boulder has received a $15 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to be used toward the ongoing construction of a revolutionary biotechnology and biomedical research facility where faculty and students will tackle a variety of human health challenges.Read more »

Materialistic People are Liked Less Than 'Experiential' People, Says University of Colorado Professor

April 14, 2010

People who pursue happiness through material possessions are liked less by their peers than people who pursue happiness through life experiences, according to a new study led by University of Colorado at Boulder psychology Professor Leaf Van Boven.Read more »

CU Astrophysics Professor Juri Toomre to Receive 2010 Hazel Barnes Prize

April 13, 2010

Juri Toomre, a professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences and a fellow of JILA at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been selected to receive the Hazel Barnes Prize, the highest faculty recognition for teaching and research awarded by the university.Read more »

CU Team Aids in Record-Breaking Subatomic Particle Collisions

March 30, 2010

A group of University of Colorado at Boulder faculty and students involved in the international Large Hadron Collider project in Europe are celebrating the most powerful smashing of subatomic particles into each other today in a quest to discover the physical conditions immediately following the Big Bang.Read more »

U.S. Supreme Court Molds Agenda, Rulings by 'Signaling' Litigants, CU Professor Finds

March 25, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court justices indicate -- or 'signal' -- their priorities and preferences to potential litigants, and about four to six years later, the justices receive the cases they requested, research by University of Colorado Associate Professor Vanessa Baird has found.Read more »

Climate Science Expert Richard Alley to Speak at CU-Boulder March 29

March 24, 2010

Pennsylvania State University Professor Richard Alley, an internationally known glaciologist and climate change expert, will give the 2010 George Gamow Memorial Lecture at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Monday, March 29.Read more »

Statement on White House's Nomination of Carl Wieman From CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano

March 23, 2010

I am extremely gratified at the White House's nomination of Dr. Carl Wieman to serve as associate director for science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. If confirmed by Congress, Dr. Wieman will be a dynamic leader in helping to form effective science and technology policies for our nation. He has been a peerless researcher and teacher, and has been tireless in his devotion to science education over the last decade, revolutionizing how we teach at CU-Boulder and changing the landscape of teaching globally and nationally. March 22 White House News ReleaseRead more »

Six CU-Boulder Professors Win National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

March 18, 2010

Six University of Colorado at Boulder faculty -- including three in a single department -- have been selected to receive National Science Foundation CAREER Awards.Read more »

CU-Boulder Students Develop Educational Initiative to Inspire Youth Through Space Exploration

March 16, 2010

Aerospace engineering students at the University of Colorado at Boulder have developed an initiative called "We Want Our Future" to inspire the nation's youth and strengthen their interest in science, technology, engineering and math.Read more »

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