CU-Boulder alumna gives $2 million to launch endowed chair in theater

July 12, 2012

When a young caller for the University of Colorado Boulder’s annual giving program asked Roe Green a decade ago if she would consider increasing her $100 annual gift to $150, he was the first to get the hint that Green might become a key part of the theater program from which she’d graduated in 1970. “I told the caller, ‘Oh, I think I’d like to give more,’ ” recalled Green.

CU-Boulder alumna gives $2 million to launch an endowed chair in theater

July 11, 2012

In a day and age when the arts are often overlooked by those seeking more “career-oriented” pursuits, Green—who is on numerous boards including the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council and the honorary board of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival—stands up for the importance of theater. “Theater helps in all walks of life,” Green says. “It gives you an opportunity to speak in front of people. What makes us human are the arts.”

CU research helped propel amputee-sprinter Oscar Pistorius to Olympics

July 10, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder researchers will be watching closely when South African bilateral leg amputee and sprinter Oscar Pistorius, dubbed “The Blade Runner,” makes his way to the starting block for the 400-meter sprint in the 2012 London Olympics.

CU-Boulder physicists help discover evidence of the elusive Higgs boson particle

July 5, 2012

An international team including University of Colorado Boulder researchers has found the first direct evidence for a new particle that likely is the long sought-after Higgs boson, believed to endow the universe with mass.

Nitrogen pollution changing Rocky Mountain National Park vegetation, says CU-Boulder study

July 5, 2012

A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder indicates air pollution in the form of nitrogen compounds emanating from power plants, automobiles and agriculture is changing the alpine vegetation in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Colorado to see continued moderate growth in 2012, forecasts CU economist

July 5, 2012

The Colorado economy continues to grow at a modest pace in 2012, positioning the state among the healthier in growth nationally, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Midway through the year, Colorado’s job growth rate is up to about 1.6 percent -- a gain of about 35,000 jobs in 2012 if the pace holds steady.

International team involving CU finds best evidence yet of elusive Higgs boson particle

July 4, 2012

An international research team involving the University of Colorado Boulder announced this morning it has found the first direct evidence for a new particle that likely is the long sought-after Higgs boson, believed to endow the universe with mass.

Renowned CU-Boulder/NIST institute celebrates 50 years of scientific advances; named an ‘historic physics site’

July 3, 2012

Several hundred people are expected to gather on the University of Colorado Boulder campus July 12-13 to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of JILA, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) known around the world for its discoveries in atomic, molecular and optical physics. In addition, the president-elect of the American Physical Society will be on hand to officially announce JILA’s designation as an historic physics site.

CU-Boulder commences search for visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy

July 3, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder today announced the start of a national search for the inaugural Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy. An advisory committee of five faculty members and five community members is soliciting letters of interest and curriculum vitae for the position, which will be housed in CU-Boulder’s College of Arts and Sciences. The committee seeks a “highly visible” scholar who is “deeply engaged in either the analytical scholarship or practice of conservative thinking and policymaking, or both.”

CU-Boulder students introduce green energy curriculum in Haiti

July 2, 2012

Five University of Colorado Boulder engineering students recently returned from Haiti where they introduced a green energy vocational training program, paving the way for a new era of distributed power in the poverty-stricken, earthquake-damaged nation.

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