Colorado Business Leaders Foresee Solid Expansion in State Economy, Says CU Leeds School Index

July 15, 2010

For the first time in three years, Colorado business leaders are predicting solid growth in the state economy, according to the most recent quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business.Read more »

CU-Boulder Awarded NSF Grant to Study Effect of Forest Fires on Mercury in Durango Area

July 15, 2010

Forest fires that have burned thousands of acres near Durango over the last several years may be responsible for unlocking the mercury trapped beneath the soil in the San Juan National Forest and allowing it to wash into Vallecito Reservoir northeast of Durango, according to preliminary findings by a University of Colorado at Boulder engineering professor.Read more »

Sea Levels Rising in Parts of Indian Ocean, According to New Study

July 13, 2010

Newly detected rising sea levels in parts of the Indian Ocean, including the coastlines of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and Java, appear to be at least partly a result of human-induced increases of atmospheric greenhouse gases, says a study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.Read more »

Six CU-Boulder Doctoral Students Win Amelia Earhart Fellowships

July 7, 2010

Zonta International, through its foundation, has awarded Amelia Earhart Fellowships to 35 outstanding women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and engineering this year -- including six who are studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder.Read more »

CU Prof Uncovers First Holocaust Liberation Photos, Highlights Overlapping Narratives

July 1, 2010

Soviet photojournalists working for the country's most important newspapers were among the first to document the unfolding Holocaust in their homeland, and they were also witnessing and recording the slaughter of Soviet citizens who, like the photographers themselves, were Jewish.Read more »

FCC Appoints CU-Boulder Engineering Professor as Chief Technologist

June 30, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder faculty member Douglas Sicker has been appointed chief technologist of the Federal Communications Commission, the federal agency announced today. He will work in the FCC's Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis and will advise the agency on technological issues.Read more »

With Help From CU Prof, People With Parkinson's Disease Reclaim Voices

June 30, 2010

Bob Travis opens his mouth and says "aaaaaaaaah." His voice sounds normal to him. But his voice as heard on a video recording is slightly more than audible.Read more »

Arctic Climate May be More Sensitive to Warming Than Thought, Says New Study

June 29, 2010

A new study shows the Arctic climate system may be more sensitive to greenhouse warming than previously thought, and that current levels of Earth's atmospheric carbon dioxide may be high enough to bring about significant, irreversible shifts in Arctic ecosystems.Read more »

CU Researcher Finds 10,000-Year-Old Hunting Weapon in Melting Ice Patch

June 29, 2010

To the untrained eye, University of Colorado at Boulder Research Associate Craig Lee's recent discovery of a 10,000-year-old wooden hunting weapon might look like a small branch that blew off a tree in a windstorm.Read more »

Two CU-Boulder Faculty Members Receive National Science Foundation Career Awards

June 23, 2010

Two University of Colorado at Boulder scientists have received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER awards.Read more »

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