CU student installations to help engage community in University Hill development

June 1, 2011

University of Colorado Boulder environmental design students are kicking off a community discussion on the future of University Hill public space through a series of installations being placed throughout the neighborhood this week.

Ancient hominid males stayed home while females roamed, says CU study

June 1, 2011

The males of two bipedal hominid species that roamed the South African savannah more than a million years ago were stay-at-home kind of guys when compared to the gadabout gals, says a new high-tech study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

White House adviser on technology and innovation Phil Weiser named CU law dean

May 31, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder today announced the appointment of Philip J. Weiser, senior adviser for technology and innovation to the National Economic Council at the White House, as dean of the University of Colorado Law School. CU-Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore said Weiser will begin his duties as dean on July 1, 2011.

CU-Boulder to participate in NASA mission to land on an asteroid

May 26, 2011

A University of Colorado Boulder team will be part of a mission selected yesterday by NASA to launch a spacecraft to an asteroid and pluck samples from its surface to better understand the formation of the solar system and perhaps even the first inklings of life.

Gut microbes in humans and other mammals heavily influenced by diet, says new study

May 19, 2011

You are what you eat whether you're a lion, a giraffe or a human -- at least in terms of the bacteria in your gut.

CU, MIT top universities for Department of Energy Early Career Research awards

May 17, 2011

Three University of Colorado Boulder professors will receive five-year, $750,000 grants as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Early Career Research Program created in 2010 to bolster the nation's scientific workforce with top young researchers

Newly detected chemical in smoke may have serious health implications, says new study

May 16, 2011

Cigarette smoking, burning forests and even cooking fires all release a chemical compound not previously known to exist in significant quantities in smoke and which may have potential human health impacts, says a new study involving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU method projected to meet DOE cost targets for solar thermal hydrogen fuel production

May 12, 2011

A report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy has concluded that a novel University of Colorado Boulder method of producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight is the only approach among eight competing technologies that is projected to meet future cost targets set by the federal agency.

Study shows integrative teaching methods double learning in physics classroom

May 12, 2011

Interactive teaching methods significantly improved attendance and doubled both engagement and learning in a large physics class, according to a University of British Columbia study involving University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professor Carl Wieman that is being published today in Science.

Two CU-Boulder faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 4, 2011

Two faculty members from the University of Colorado Boulder have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, a top honor recognizing scientists and engineers for distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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