Among the state’s four winners of this year’s Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research are the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and the JILA physics institute, both at CU Boulder. The award, administered by the CO-LABS consortium, celebrates the groundbreaking work of scientists and engineers from Colorado’s federal research labs.
The city manager and staff will ask the Boulder City Council next week to consider a collaborative plan with the university to develop a new hotel and conference center in the heart of the city. The center will have the potential to help revitalize The Hill commercial district and create a modern gathering place for academics, researchers and the community.
Chancellor DiStefano invites nominations for the 2016 Chancellor’s Employee of the Year Award. This annual award is presented to CU Boulder staff in recognition of, and appreciation for, exceptional job performance and distinguished contributions to the campus community.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, set for launch Sept. 8 and which involves CU Boulder researchers, is designed to snag a sample from the surface of a near-Earth asteroid for study. The spacecraft will fly more than 1 billion miles in two years before reporting for duty at the asteroid known as Bennu.
Students enrolled in a new internship program run by the Center for Asian Studies at CU Boulder get real-world job experience and cultural immersion in Japan. Look for details on an information session in November. The center is currently identifying employers who will host student interns next summer. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2017.
Interested in learning a foreign language this fall, or, just brushing up? Want to learn in a multi-formated, exciting way with an engaging class size? Check out the number of different options offered through ALTEC this semester right here on campus, and feed your brain! CU affiliates are eligible for special pricing.
In recognition of the Labor Day holiday, the student and faculty-staff editions of CU Boulder Today will not publish on Monday, Sept. 5. We will resume our normal schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Enjoy the long weekend!