Artist's depiction of astronaut standing on the surface of Mars

Help is a long way away: The challenges of sending humans to Mars

March 2, 2021

One day, Earth will send human astronauts to Mars. A team of aerospace engineers is studying how we can get them there—and back—safely.

Jack Chin standing on the wing of an airplane

Her father was a Tuskegee Airman. She's sharing his legacy

Feb. 25, 2021

Jack Chin, the father of Professor Karen Chin, was just 17 when he enrolled in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a member of the final class of Tuskegee Airmen.

A nurse gives a woman a vaccine shot in the shoulder.

If I get the shot, can I still get COVID-19? Answers to common vaccine questions

Feb. 24, 2021

As supply increases, so do questions about how the COVID-19 vaccines work and what they do and don’t do. We caught up with Professor Matt McQueen, director of epidemiology, for answers.

Sewall Hall arches

Presenting the 2020–21 Student Leader of the Year awardees

Feb. 17, 2021

The Center for Leadership is pleased to present the recipients of the Newton Endowed Chair in Leadership Student Leaders of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding student leaders on campus.

A rendering of the Hope spacecraft in orbit around Mars

Emirates Mars Mission to reach Martian orbit on Feb. 9

Feb. 5, 2021

The mission, launched in July 2020 and aided by researchers from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, will orbit Mars to gather crucial scientific data on its atmosphere.

The window of a GameStop store with signs advertising a sale

GameStop may not be the David and Goliath story you think, researcher says

Feb. 3, 2021

In this Q&A, Tony Cookson weighs in on the "irrational" stock market, and how everyday investors should approach the current volatile trading environment.

A pre-pandemic group photo of participants in the Public Achievement program.

Young people make their voices heard online amid pandemic

Dec. 16, 2020

The Public Achievement program, which helps young people learn how to be leaders in their communities, is navigating uncertain times during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Levinson sewing a horn cover

Seamstress for the band: CU alumna sews bell covers for CU Horn Studio

Dec. 15, 2020

As research emerged showing wind and brass instruments could produce COVID-19-laden aerosols, CU Boulder alumna Maddie Levinson began sewing French horn covers for school band programs across the state.

President's Leadership Class outing

New partnership enables leadership education in the great outdoors

Dec. 7, 2020

CU Boulder has announced a new partnership with Colorado Outward Bound School to provide a four-credit upper-division leadership course through the campus’s newly expanded Center for Leadership.

Richard O'Neill

CU Boulder violist earns third Grammy nomination

Dec. 3, 2020

Richard O’Neill, the newest member of the College of Music’s string faculty, has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category, his third nomination since 2005.

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