'Gender Gap' in Physics Exams Reduced by Simple Writing Exercise, CU-Boulder Team Finds

Nov. 25, 2010

Women are underrepresented and on average perform more poorly than men in introductory physics. But a recent study finds that this gap arises predominantly from differential preparation prior to college and psychological factors, rather than differences in ability.

Topping Out Ceremony for CU-Boulder's Biotechnology Building on Nov. 30

Nov. 24, 2010

State and University of Colorado at Boulder leaders, faculty and supporters will gather with construction workers on Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. to celebrate the topping out of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building on CU-Boulder's East Campus.

Lab Studies Show Promise for New Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

Nov. 18, 2010

Successfully treating and reversing the effects of multiple sclerosis, or MS, may one day be possible using a drug originally developed to treat chronic pain, according to Distinguished Professor Linda Watkins of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Stem Cell Transplants in Mice Produce Lifelong Enhancement of Muscle Mass

Nov. 10, 2010

A University of Colorado at Boulder-led study shows that specific types of stem cells transplanted into the leg muscles of mice prevented the loss of muscle function and mass that normally occurs with aging, a finding with potential uses in treating humans with chronic, degenerative muscle diseases.

White House Names CU-Boulder Professor One of Top Young 100 Scientists in 2010

Nov. 8, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder faculty member Ivan Smalyukh is one of only 100 men and women in the United States to be awarded a coveted 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE.

Water Flowing Through Ice Sheets Accelerates Warming, Could Speed Up Ice Flow, Says New Study

Nov. 3, 2010

Melt water flowing through ice sheets via crevasses, fractures and large drains called moulins can carry warmth into ice sheet interiors, greatly accelerating the thermal response of an ice sheet to climate change, according to a new study involving the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Donation of 19,000 Volumes of Jewish-American Literature to CU Hailed as Signal of 'Effervescence'

Oct. 28, 2010

Brian E. Lebowitz has a deep fondness for used books and bookstores, a keen interest in Judaica and the acumen to amass a collection of 19,000 works of 20th century Jewish-American Literature. He is donating this collection to the University of Colorado at Boulder, and faculty members say the gift will enhance the university's stature.

Origin of Skillful Stone Tool Sharpening Method Pushed Back More Than 50,000 Years

Oct. 28, 2010

A highly skillful and delicate method of sharpening and retouching stone artifacts by prehistoric people appears to have been developed at least 75,000 years ago, more than 50,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Swan Song Flight of Space Shuttle Discovery to Carry Two Payloads Built by CU-Boulder

Oct. 27, 2010

NASA's space shuttle Discovery will make its swan song flight Nov. 1 carrying two University of Colorado at Boulder-built biomedical payload devices, including one to help scientists better understand changes in the virulence of nasty bacteria in the low gravity of space as a way to help researchers prevent or control infectious diseases.

2010 Election Sources at CU-Boulder

Oct. 21, 2010

2010 Election Sources at CU-Boulder

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