CU-Boulder Student to be Honored With Astronaut Scholarship Award

Oct. 15, 2010

Former space shuttle astronaut Richard Truly will present University of Colorado at Boulder junior Minh Trong Than with a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation during a free public campus event on Monday, Oct. 18.

For Those Who Don't Exercise or Watch Their Diets, CU 'Nutraceutical' Research Could Help

Oct. 14, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Douglas R. Seals has amassed scientific evidence indicating that exercise, weight loss, good nutrition and salt restriction can cut your chances of getting cardiovascular disease, the United States' No. 1 killer.

CU Student-Built Dust Counter Breaks Distance Record As It Heads for Pluto

Oct. 11, 2010

A University of Colorado at Boulder space dust counter designed, tested and operated by students that is flying aboard NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto now holds the record for the most distant working dust detector ever to travel through space.

CU-Boulder-Led Hubble Astronomy Team Uncovers Evidence of Early Heated Universe

Oct. 7, 2010

If you think global warming is bad, 11 billion years ago the entire universe underwent what might be called universal warming. The consequence of that early heating was that fierce blasts of radiation from voracious black holes stunted the growth of some small galaxies for a stretch of 500 million years.

CU-Boulder-Led Mars Mission Given Green Light by NASA to Proceed to Development

Oct. 5, 2010

NASA announced today that the University of Colorado at Boulder-led mission to Mars to investigate how the planet lost much of its atmosphere eons ago has been approved by the space agency to move into the development stage.

Twenty CU-Boulder Doctoral Programs in Top 20 or Top 20 Percent In National Research Council Study

Sept. 28, 2010

A number of the University of Colorado at Boulder's doctoral programs, including those in geography, aerospace engineering sciences, integrative physiology, and astrophysical and planetary sciences, were highly rated in a report released today by the National Research Council, or NRC.

Genetic Clues to Evolution of Jaws in Vertebrates Unearthed by CU-Led Team

Sept. 23, 2010

A half-billion years ago, vertebrates lacked the ability to chew their food. They did not have jaws. Instead, their heads consisted of a flexible, fused basket of cartilage.

2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges Highlights Three CU-Boulder Programs

Sept. 23, 2010

Three University of Colorado at Boulder programs receive special recognition in the recently released 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges, including a Top 10 ranking as "environmental studies schools that should be on your radar."

U.S. Senate Confirms CU Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman as Associate Director for Science

Sept. 22, 2010

Distinguished Professor Carl Wieman of the University of Colorado at Boulder has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as associate director for science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Desert Dust Reduces Colorado River Flow, Says New Study

Sept. 20, 2010

Dark-colored dust that settles on snow in the Upper Colorado River Basin makes the snow melt early and robs the Colorado River of about 5 percent of its water each year, says a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder-based Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, or CIRES.

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