Six CU-Boulder Professors Win National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

March 18, 2010

Six University of Colorado at Boulder faculty -- including three in a single department -- have been selected to receive National Science Foundation CAREER Awards.Read more »

CU-Boulder Students Develop Educational Initiative to Inspire Youth Through Space Exploration

March 16, 2010

Aerospace engineering students at the University of Colorado at Boulder have developed an initiative called "We Want Our Future" to inspire the nation's youth and strengthen their interest in science, technology, engineering and math.Read more »

New CU-Boulder Hand Bacteria Study Holds Promise for Forensics Identification

March 15, 2010

Forensic scientists may soon have a valuable new item in their toolkits -- a way to identify individuals using unique, telltale types of hand bacteria left behind on objects like keyboards and computer mice, says a new University of Colorado at Boulder study.Read more »

CU Discovery of Cellular "Switch" May Provide New Means of Triggering Cell Death, Treating Human Diseases

March 11, 2010

A research team led by the University of Colorado at Boulder has discovered a previously unknown cellular "switch" that may provide researchers with a new means of triggering programmed cell death, findings with implications for treating cancer.Read more »

Unexpected Chlorine Chemistry in Low Atmosphere of Interior United States May Affect Air Quality, Climate, Says Study

March 10, 2010

A new scientific study packs a double surprise about the chemistry happening in the air around us. Chlorine, a chemical usually kicked into the atmosphere by sea spray, is more abundant than expected in air far from any coastline, and looks to be interacting with manmade pollution at night in ways that might affect air quality and climate.Read more »

CU to Celebrate Topping Out of Institute of Behavioral Science Building on March 12

March 4, 2010

The University of Colorado at Boulder will host a topping-out ceremony March 12 at 10 a.m. to celebrate placement of the last steel beam for the Institute of Behavioral Science building, which is under construction on the corner of Grandview Avenue and 15th Street.Read more »

$1 Million CU-Boulder Biotechnology Building Gift Honors Late Boulder Entrepreneur

March 2, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder alumna Jane Butcher, who with her late husband Charlie Butcher has played a key role in supporting CU-Boulder's rapidly expanding biotechnology research efforts, has pledged $1 million toward the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building being built on the university's East Campus.Read more »

CU-Boulder Student Satellite Selected for Launch by NASA

Jan. 27, 2010

A tiny communications satellite designed and built by University of Colorado at Boulder undergraduates has been selected as one of three university research satellites to be launched into orbit in November as part of a NASA space education initiative.Read more »

CU Grad Student's 'Tweet' Approach Streamlines Online Communications During Haiti Disaster

Jan. 20, 2010

A new approach to social media called "Tweak the Tweet," conceived of by University of Colorado at Boulder graduate student Kate Starbird and being deployed by members of CU's Project EPIC research group and colleagues around the nation, is helping Haiti relief efforts by providing standardized syntax for Twitter communications.Read more »

CU Students to Build Tiny Spacecraft to Observe 'Space Weather' Environment

Dec. 28, 2009

The University of Colorado at Boulder has been awarded $840,000 from the National Science Foundation for students to build a tiny spacecraft to observe energetic particles in space that should give scientists a better understanding of solar flares and their interaction with Earth's atmosphere.Read more »