CU Indoor practice facility with solar panels

CU Boulder Athletics signs U.N. agreement boosting sustainability

May 13, 2019

The Athletic Department's commitment made CU Boulder the first university in the nation to sign on to the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework, which aims to drive emission reductions among sports operations and leverage sports as a unifying tool to drive climate awareness and action.

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Student-athlete alumni study aims to assess, improve health and wellness

May 8, 2019

With a $200,000 grant from the Pac-12, researchers are launching a first-of-its-kind study comparing the health and wellness of student-athlete alumni to those who didn't play sports in college.

CU Contemporary Dance Works rehearsing for the dance tour in Paonia

Dance outreach steps it up in Paonia

May 7, 2019

For the fifth year in a row, CU Boulder dance students head to schools in Paonia, Colorado, to lead dance outreach workshops and a public performance.

Lupita Montoya and Aaron Lamplugh

Colorado nail salon workers face chronic air pollution, elevated cancer risk

May 7, 2019

Colorado nail salon employees face increased health risks due to high levels of indoor airborne pollutants akin to an oil refinery or an auto garage.

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Engineering grads’ high-tech walker could keep seniors from falling

May 6, 2019

With a new prototype under their belts, four students are just getting started in their mission to bring the walker into the 21st century.


Constellation of weather satellites to cover the globe

May 3, 2019

Want more accurate weather forecasts? You’re in luck: Last month, the first in a planned fleet of satellites launched that will one day record weather data at every point on the globe every 15 minutes.

composite of person drinking Coca-Cola, line of cocaine on table

In adolescence, a possible connection between Coke and coke

May 1, 2019

How does caffeine affect the growing brains and bodies of teens? New research suggests there is a connection between caffeine consumption during adolescence and cocaine use in adulthood.

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The new ‘runner’s high’? 80% of cannabis users mix weed, workouts

April 30, 2019

A new study of marijuana users in states where it’s legal defies the “couch-potato” stereotype associated with the drug, finding many people use cannabis to boost motivation for, enjoyment of and recovery from exercise.

MAVEN in orbit around Mars

MAVEN sets its sights beyond Mars

April 29, 2019

As NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft enters into a new orbit, researchers reflect on the past and future of this landmark mission that has opened a new window into the evolution of the Red Planet.

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Birds break evolutionary rules when it comes to feather color

April 23, 2019

A species of rainbow-colored finch from Australia seems to break all of the rules of avian evolution, scientists say.