convocation at CU Boulder

Most diverse, academically qualified freshman class settles into college life

Sept. 16, 2016

Their average SAT score is 1191; ACT composite 27.3; and high school GPA 3.66. The freshman class of 6,439 is also the most diverse, with 26 percent U.S. students of color enrolled. Seventeen percent are first in their families to go to college. Of the freshmen from Colorado, 33.4 percent are Esteemed Scholars.Read more »
A girl receiving an award during a positive recognition campaign event in Montbello

$5.9 million grant to expand youth violence prevention work in Denver

Sept. 6, 2016

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder has received a five-year $5.9 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand its youth violence prevention work in two Denver neighborhoods.Read more »
CU students posing with Lockheed Martin Chief Technology Officer Keoki Jackson

New partnership with Lockheed Martin forges research, career opportunities for students

Aug. 25, 2016

A new $3 million sponsorship by Lockheed Martin announced Thursday will establish academic programs focused on radio frequency (RF) systems. RF fields address commercial, civil and military needs for communications, radar and photonics. For students, the partnership means even more opportunities to get real-world experience in tracking, navigation and spacecraft control as well as next-generation global navigation technologies.Read more »
Senior museum educator Jim Hakala, left, and anthropology curator Steve Lekson prepare a fossil kit to be delivered to a Colorado classroom. 

Fossil kits bring CU-Boulder museum to classrooms across Colorado

April 21, 2016

Jim Hakala is hitting the road Friday with bins of captivating remnants of the ancient past. Among other things, he’s got fossilized fern, leaves, shark teeth, dinosaur bone, fish, petrified wood and a trilobite. This time, he’s targeting fourth grade classrooms in mostly northeastern Colorado with 12 of his “fossil kits,” courtesy of the CU Museum of Natural History, along with a standards-based curriculum for use by teachers.Read more »
Facebook post with marketing ad of a woman engineer, and comments.

Feminine women deemed less likely to be scientists, CU Boulder study finds

April 7, 2016

Female scientists who have “feminine” traits such as longer hair and finer facial features are generally assumed to be non-scientists, a University of Colorado Boulder study has found.Read more »
Arms of elderly person in handcuffs

Rapid growth in elderly inmate population raises complex policy questions

Dec. 15, 2015

While it may not be a surprise that the number of elderly inmates is growing in the United States, the pace of that growth and the complexity of the inmates’ health problems is posing new challenges to researchers, policymakers and correctional employees.Read more »
Woman talking to her young daughter

Reminders, not time, help curb impulsive behavior – in 3-year-olds, at least

Nov. 18, 2015

A child is staring longingly at a bowl of chocolate ice cream directly in front of her. She's told to wait for 10 seconds and she won’t want it anymore. The urge for sweets will dissipate. Does it work?Read more »
Students celebrate at the 2015 Convocation

CU Boulder enrollment sets records for diversity and retention

Sept. 17, 2015

The University of Colorado Boulder welcomed its most academically qualified and diverse incoming freshman class in the campus’s history this fall, setting records for the second consecutive year.Read more »
Sports Medicine and Performance Center

Sports Medicine and Performance Center to benefit world-class athletes, weekend warriors alike

Aug. 18, 2015

The University of Colorado and Boulder Community Health announce today’s opening of the CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center on the Boulder campus.Read more »