Researchers on skis collect snow measurements near the Continental Divide in Colorado

Earlier snowpack melt in the West could bring summer water scarcity

May 22, 2023

Snow is melting earlier, and more rain is falling instead of snow in the mountain ranges of the Western U.S. and Canada, leading to a leaner snowpack that could impact agriculture, wildfire risk and municipal water supplies come summer, according to a new CU Boulder analysis.

Abstract blue rings.

New seed grants bring quantum out of the lab, into the marketplace

May 18, 2023

CU Boulder has long been recognized as a global leader in quantum research and education. A new grant, awarded recently by the State of Colorado’s Economic Development Commission, takes that one step further by investing in the “quantum ecosystem” across the state.

Jay Parry speaks at the CU Boulder Leeds School of Business Recognition ceremony

‘Be the ones who do’: Leeds grads urged to create meaningful impact

May 18, 2023

Recognition ceremony speakers shared perspectives on teamwork and leadership amid complexity and challenges as the Leeds School of Business's Class of 2023 headed into the business world.

Don Grant

Sociologist explores the spiritual side of nurses’ care

May 18, 2023

Don Grant’s new book takes readers inside a hospital where nurses and others tending to patients are navigating between science and spirituality.

Artist's depiction of a planet covered in volcanoes

Newly discovered planet is the size of Earth, but may be covered in volcanoes

May 17, 2023

A team of astrophysicists, including two researchers from CU Boulder, have caught a glimpse of a new and rocky planet called LP 791-18d. There, temperatures on the dayside could climb to more than 250 degrees Fahrenheit, while volcanoes blast the planet's surface.

Saturn's rings partially in shadow

How old are Saturn’s rings? Far younger than once thought, according to new study

May 12, 2023

New research led by Sascha Kempf of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at CU Boulder finds that Saturn's rings are no more than 400 million years old. That's much younger than Saturn itself, which formed around 4.5 billion years ago.

People on rice terraces

The number of farms in the world is declining, here’s why it matters to you

May 11, 2023

New University of Colorado Boulder research shows the number of farms globally will shrink in half as the size of the average existing farms doubles by the end of the 21st century, posing significant risks to the world’s food systems.

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Public and community-engaged scholarship springs into action

May 10, 2023

Community Impact Grants and Micro Grants that were awarded this spring will positively impact science, music, literacy, ethics, and math education in Colorado K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations. Also funded were a community college research partnership, as well as arts and humanities programming.

illustration of a computerized brain

Researchers at CU Boulder advancing more trustworthy autonomous systems with US Air Force

May 10, 2023

CU Boulder's Allie Anderson and Torin Clark are conducting research into how humans and artificial intelligence systems work together. The pair are part of a multi-university research team commissioned by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Rare, pedagogical music book by Giovanni Battista Martini

Rare music score identified in University Libraries collection

May 10, 2023

A first edition of a rare, pedagogical music book by Giovanni Battista Martini was identified by music professor Robert Shay and now resides in Rare and Distinctive Collections.