A television reporter reacts to being hit by a heat ray during a demonstration of the U.S. military’s Active Denial System.

Directed energy weapons shoot painful, non-lethal beams––are similar weapons behind Havana syndrome?

Sept. 17, 2021

Electromagnetic beams of the right power and wavelength can cause pain and zap electronics. Could they also be used to disrupt a person’s nervous system? Professor Iain Boyd shares on The Conversation.

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CU Boulder postdocs, faculty mentors to be honored during National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week

Sept. 17, 2021

As part of the nationwide celebration of postdocs and faculty mentors Sept. 20–24, CU Boulder’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is offering virtual and in-person activities Monday through Friday.

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Several CU community members honored with 2021 Alumni Awards

Sept. 16, 2021

In one of the campus's longest-standing traditions, 8 outstanding individuals, plus the campus's Pandemic Scientific Steering Committee and Science Team—including 12 individuals—are being honored with Alumni Awards for 2021.

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Data humanities class wins NSF grant

Sept. 16, 2021

A new humanities course on how to make sense of data and apply it to real-world problems has just been awarded $300,000 from the National Science Foundation. The grant was awarded to Eric Vance, associate professor of applied math, and David Glimp, associate professor of English.

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Violeta Chapin wins Polly Baca Raíces Fuertes Community Leader Award

Sept. 16, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse announced Professor Violeta Chapin as the winner of the 2021 Polly Baca Raíces Fuertes Community Leader Award in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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COVID-19 campus updates: Sept. 16 edition

Sept. 16, 2021

Campus officials are monitoring national discussions on vaccination booster information and maintaining mitigation measures in campus buildings, such as enhanced airflow and cleaning. Read about these updates and more in this week’s edition.

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You're invited to the State of the Campus event Sept. 22–23

Sept. 16, 2021

Plan to watch the chancellor’s two-part State of the Campus online event. Day one will include the release of the documentary The Road Back: CU Boulder’s Response to COVID-19. Day two will include the release of a speech by Chancellor Philip DiStefano sharing his excitement and goals for the academic year.

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Show your pride, CU Boulder!

Sept. 15, 2021

The CU Boulder Pride Office is inviting the campus to celebrate and learn how to support our LGBTQ+ community through events and flag displays this fall.

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Tips for co-existing with campus wildlife

Sept. 15, 2021

CU Boulder's Environmental Services team offers a few simple reminders about interactions between people and wildlife on campus.

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Register for the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Campus Kickoff Sept. 21

Sept. 15, 2021

Want to turn your innovative ideas into impact? Get inspired at the campus kickoff to learn about all the amazing entrepreneurial resources CU Boulder has to offer.