New CU-Boulder Hand Bacteria Study Holds Promise for Forensics Identification

March 15, 2010

Forensic scientists may soon have a valuable new item in their toolkits -- a way to identify individuals using unique, telltale types of hand bacteria left behind on objects like keyboards and computer mice, says a new University of Colorado at Boulder study.Read more »

CU Discovery of Cellular "Switch" May Provide New Means of Triggering Cell Death, Treating Human Diseases

March 11, 2010

A research team led by the University of Colorado at Boulder has discovered a previously unknown cellular "switch" that may provide researchers with a new means of triggering programmed cell death, findings with implications for treating cancer.Read more »

Unexpected Chlorine Chemistry in Low Atmosphere of Interior United States May Affect Air Quality, Climate, Says Study

March 10, 2010

A new scientific study packs a double surprise about the chemistry happening in the air around us. Chlorine, a chemical usually kicked into the atmosphere by sea spray, is more abundant than expected in air far from any coastline, and looks to be interacting with manmade pollution at night in ways that might affect air quality and climate.Read more »

Pilot Program to Help CU Students Prepare for LEED Certification Test

March 9, 2010

The University of Colorado Real Estate Center and the U.S. Green Building Council Colorado Chapter today are beginning a pilot program to prepare CU Real Estate Center students to take the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Green Associate exam.Read more »

CU to Celebrate Topping Out of Institute of Behavioral Science Building on March 12

March 4, 2010

The University of Colorado at Boulder will host a topping-out ceremony March 12 at 10 a.m. to celebrate placement of the last steel beam for the Institute of Behavioral Science building, which is under construction on the corner of Grandview Avenue and 15th Street.Read more »

CU-Boulder Community Leadership Program Celebrates 20 Years of Developing Leaders

March 3, 2010

The INVST Community Leadership Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder has been involving CU students in community service since 1990, and on March 12-14, alumni of the program will gather in Boulder for a 20th anniversary reunion weekend.Read more »

$1 Million CU-Boulder Biotechnology Building Gift Honors Late Boulder Entrepreneur

March 2, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder alumna Jane Butcher, who with her late husband Charlie Butcher has played a key role in supporting CU-Boulder's rapidly expanding biotechnology research efforts, has pledged $1 million toward the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building being built on the university's East Campus.Read more »

Five CU Students in Chile Accounted for; No Research Faculty at San Pedro de Atacama Facility During Quake

March 1, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder officials confirmed Saturday that all six CU-Boulder students who were studying in Chile or had weekend travel plans to the country for the start of an academic program are safe.Read more »

CU-Boulder Student Satellite Selected for Launch by NASA

Jan. 27, 2010

A tiny communications satellite designed and built by University of Colorado at Boulder undergraduates has been selected as one of three university research satellites to be launched into orbit in November as part of a NASA space education initiative.Read more »

CU Grad Student's 'Tweet' Approach Streamlines Online Communications During Haiti Disaster

Jan. 20, 2010

A new approach to social media called "Tweak the Tweet," conceived of by University of Colorado at Boulder graduate student Kate Starbird and being deployed by members of CU's Project EPIC research group and colleagues around the nation, is helping Haiti relief efforts by providing standardized syntax for Twitter communications.Read more »

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