Study Shows Shrinking Atmospheric Layer Linked to Low Levels of Solar Radiation

Aug. 26, 2010

Large changes in the sun's energy output may drive unexpectedly dramatic fluctuations in Earth's outer atmosphere, new research indicates. A study published today links a recent, temporary shrinking of a high atmospheric layer with a sharp drop in the sun's ultraviolet radiation levels.

CU-Boulder Committee to Study Future of Journalism Course and Degree Offerings

Aug. 25, 2010

The University of Colorado at Boulder today announced the formation of an exploratory committee to consider the structure and organization of a new interdisciplinary academic program of information and communication technology.

New International Study Shows Some Asteroids Live in Own 'Little Worlds'

Aug. 25, 2010

While the common perception of asteroids is that they are giant rocks lumbering about in orbit, a new study shows they actually are constantly changing "little worlds" that can give birth to smaller asteroids that split off to start their own lives as they circle around the sun.

New Study Shows How Tortoises, Alligators Thrived in High Arctic Some 50 Million Years Ago

Aug. 24, 2010

A new study of the High Arctic climate roughly 50 million years ago led by the University of Colorado at Boulder helps to explain how ancient alligators and giant tortoises were able to thrive on Ellesmere Island well above the Arctic Circle, even as they endured six months of darkness each year.

CU-Boulder Selected as Partner in New FAA Commercial Space Transportation Center

Aug. 19, 2010

A team of eight institutions that includes the University of Colorado at Boulder has been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to participate in a newly formed Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation.

CU-Boulder Team to Assess Air Quality and Respiratory Health Risks Stemming From Gulf Oil Spill

Aug. 19, 2010

Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from Professor Mark Hernandez's environmental engineering lab at the University of Colorado at Boulder will travel to the Gulf Coast this week to begin studying the effect of this summer's oil spill on air quality along impacted shores.

CU-Boulder Campus, Programs Ranked in Magazine's 2011 'Best Colleges' issue

Aug. 17, 2010

DENVER—University of Colorado campuses and undergraduate programs remain well-regarded at the regional and national levels among public and private universities, according to the 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges.

CU and City to Continue Party Registration Pilot Program

Aug. 16, 2010

The University of Colorado at Boulder and the city of Boulder today announced a second pilot party registration program designed to help students become better informed about how to host responsible gatherings while giving police and neighbors other options for resolving noise complaints. The fall program will run Friday and Saturday nights from Aug. 20 to Sept. 25.

Telescope Project Involving CU-Boulder Selected as Top Priority for Construction

Aug. 16, 2010

A planned $110 million telescope in Chile that the University of Colorado at Boulder is partnering on to probe distant galaxies and stellar nurseries has been named as the top construction priority for mid-sized, ground-based telescopes by the National Research Council in the coming decade.

City and CU Welcome Students During Back-to-School 'Walkabouts'

Aug. 13, 2010

Student leaders will join City of Boulder and University of Colorado at Boulder officials next week to welcome students to the community and provide information on being good neighbors. "Walkabout" teams will walk the streets of neighborhoods, including University Hill, Goss Grove and portions of Martin Acres and East Aurora.

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