Jim Voss sits on stage during an interview

CU Boulder astronaut wins space flight award

Sept. 30, 2016

Jim Voss, scholar in residence in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and retired NASA astronaut, has won the 2016 Haley Space Flight Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. It recognizes outstanding contributions to human space flight.

Two researchers are in the forest, analyzing a sample and taking notes

Engaged Scientist lecture and workshop series launches Oct. 20

Sept. 30, 2016

Focused on connecting scientists and communities, the CU Boulder Engaged Scientist Series will begin with the director of Thriving Earth Exchange at the American Geophysical Union, Raj Panda. This talk and the associated workshop for graduate students will begin a series of trainings to equip scientists with community engagement skills.

An astronaut is pictured in outer space with Earth in the background.

Two undergrads score prestigious astronaut scholarship

Sept. 30, 2016

Matthew Winchester and Matthew Hurst are among a handful of national scholarship recipients selected for 2016 by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Typically, the organization choses only one winner per university, but in CU Boulder's case, ASF has chosen two per year since 2015, according to the campus Top Scholarships office.

Collage featuring Emma Coburn and Jennifer Simpson

Olympians Coburn, Simpson to be honored at OSU game, home cross country meet

Sept. 30, 2016

CU Boulder's two recent Olympic Bronze Medalists, Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson will serve as official starters at the 31st Annual Rocky Mountain Shootout on Saturday, which is CU's only home cross country meet. Then they head to Folsom Stadium where they will tailgate with alumni before being called out between the first and second quarters in the game vs. Oregon State. Join in the celebration.

Elizabeth Koebele stands in her winter coat with the Arkansas River in the background.

Why this environmentalist won a coveted prize for social policy

Sept. 29, 2016

Elizabeth Koebele, a doctoral candidate in the Environmental Studies Program, was one of only 19 award winners from 535 applications for the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy grant. The environmentalist rubs elbows with ranchers and fly fishing companies, for example, adding a very social component to her research.

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Fall 2016 CU Boulder Alerts test is Oct. 5

Sept. 29, 2016

The campus will conduct a test of the CU Boulder Alerts system on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at noon to raise awareness of how the campus community will be notified in case of a campus emergency. The test will include text messages, emails, social media and website announcements. Annual testing of emergency notification systems is required by the Clery Act, a federal law.

Thomas Frank

What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?

Sept. 29, 2016

Journalist and intellectual Thomas Frank will give a talk on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in Math 100. Frank’s articles have appeared in Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Salon, The Guardian and Wall Street Journal.

Artist rendering of the GOES-R satellite

GOES-R: Space Weather Forecasting for the 21st Century

Sept. 28, 2016

In the Oct. 5 LASP public lecture, LASP scientist Frank Eparvier will give an overview of space weather, how it affects everything from GPS to satellite navigation and power grids, and the exciting capabilities for real-time space weather monitoring onboard the new series of NOAA GOES-R satellites. The first satellite in this series, with the LASP-built EXIS on-board, is slated to launch on Nov. 4.

International Space Station

BioServe Space Technologies: CU Boulder's presence on the International Space Station

Sept. 28, 2016

If you gaze at the night sky from Earth in just the right place, you will see the International Space Station (ISS), a bright speck of light hurtling through space at 5 miles per second as it orbits 220 miles above the planet. And if you were an astronaut floating around inside the station, you would see high-tech hardware and experiments designed and built at CU Boulder.

TIPS certified

Alcohol Service on Campus Policy classes to be offered

Sept. 28, 2016

The CU Boulder campus alcohol agent will host several "TIPS" server classes and "Alcohol Service on Campus Policy" classes throughout the school year, to ensure compliance when serving alcohol at events on campus.

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