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Columnist-author Pitts to deliver keynote at Conference on World Affairs

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CU’s perennially popular rite of spring is returning for its 67th year.

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New federal grant involving CU-Boulder aimed at improving wind forecasting

New federal grant involving CU-Boulder aimed at improving wind forecasting

Julie Lundquist, assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, says better forecasting will help integrate renewably generated electricity into the power grid, leading to lower energy costs for consumers.

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CU community, students, involved in peace march

CU community, students, involved in peace march

Unity was the theme at the city of Lafayette’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. March for Peace and Celebration. Monday’s march marked a decade of civic involvement from undergraduate leaders in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Public Achievement (PA) program as well as primary and secondary students in the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee, who host [...]

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Baker named Kavli Foundation Plenary Lectureship prizewinner

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Daniel Baker, a CU-Boulder Distinguished Professor and director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, gave the prestigious Kavli Foundation Plenary Lectureship at the American Astronomical Society’s (AAS) 225th meeting Jan. 4-8 in Seattle. Baker’s prize lecture was “New Results About the Earth’s Van Allen Radiation Belts.” The first great scientific discovery of the [...]

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Be Colorado biometric health screenings begin in February

Many times, knowing what’s going on with your health is half the battle. Doing, on the other hand, is what leads to real health changes. Yet it takes only a few minutes to set an appointment for screenings that could make a big difference in how you manage your health. Register today for your free [...]

‘Big Cactus’ author Wilkinson to read, sign books

The Friends of the CU Libraries will host Sylvia Wilkinson reading from and discussing her new engaging novel, “Big Cactus,” at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in Norlin Library, fifth floor, on the CU-Boulder campus. “Big Cactus” (Owl Canyon Press) is a rollicking yet poignant account of plucky teenage Benny and his mission to take his [...]

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Sutherland seminars focus on bipolar disorders

The next Sutherland Seminar Series of weekly sessions on topics related to bipolar disorders will begin Jan. 26 at CU-Boulder, running 6-7:30 p.m., and will continue each Monday through March 16. The series is primarily designed for adults with a bipolar disorder and their family and friends, but is open to anyone in the community [...]

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Five questions for Melissa Zak

5 Questions for Zak

Melissa Zak will tell you that being at CU-Boulder will help balance her family, personal and work life in ways that might never have happened had she stayed in Los Angeles. But that wasn’t the only reason she chose after 20 years to leave the LA Police Department, where she was a captain overseeing gang and detective operations.

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Construction, maintenance goals outlined for state legislators

CU leaders on capital construction priorities

University of Colorado leaders on Tuesday made their case for construction, renovation and maintenance needs across the system during an annual presentation to the state’s Capital Development Committee.

CU’s online education initiative continues forward progress

CU's online education initiative continues forward progress

The University of Colorado’s effort to advance its coordinated online education initiative took another step forward at the Board of Regents retreat in Silverthorne last week, when the board gave the four campus chancellors the green light to further develop the initiative, with an eye on a fall launch.

Financial wellness could be habit-forming

Financial wellness could be habit-forming

Visitors to the Healthy Financial Habits website can tackle everything from creating a well-organized financial filing system to taking stock of present and future financial needs.

Study finds experience of pain relies on multiple brain pathways, not just one

Study finds experience of pain relies on multiple brain pathways, not just one

People’s mindsets can affect their experience of pain. For example, a soldier in battle or an athlete in competition may report that an injury did not feel especially painful in the heat of the moment. But until now it has been unclear how this phenomenon works in the brain. A new study led by the [...]

Six CU-Boulder scholars ranked among most influential in education

Six members of the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education faculty were recognized in the “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings” for being among the nation’s top 200 researchers whose scholarship bridges academic and public audiences. School of Education Dean Lorrie Shepard (No. 82) was joined on the list by faculty members Derek Briggs (No. 178), [...]

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Archaeologist to share discoveries at CU-Boulder

Apachean languages, including Navajo, are today among the most widespread native languages in the United States, but the origin of Apachean-speaking communities has been shrouded in mystery — until now. Jack Ives, executive director of the Institute of Prairie Archaeology and Landrex Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, will give a public [...]

Regents sworn in at CU Denver

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The CU Board of Regents on Wednesday officially welcomed two new members and one returning member as the three recently elected representatives took their oaths of office during a ceremony at CU Denver’s Student Commons Building.

Results of retirement vendor study expected this month

University of Colorado Staff Council members received a variety of updates during their final meeting of 2014, conducted via video conference on Dec. 18.

Legislative session brings new opportunities, challenges for CU

The 70th Colorado General Assembly convened on Wednesday, the launch of a 120-day session that will see a new group of lawmakers consider budget requests and changes to laws that directly affect the University of Colorado and higher education across the state.

CU doctor details steps to successful weight loss

CU doctor details steps to successful weight loss

For long-term weight loss success, dieters are encouraged to identify their personal “why” for losing weight, focus on positive aspects of weight loss, create a supportive environment and develop new habits to make healthy decisions.

Colorado business confidence remains positive, stable for first quarter of 2015, says CU-Boulder index

The confidence of Colorado business leaders has increased slightly going into 2015, according to the Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) released Monday by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The index also is more stable than ever in its 11-year history. “We’ve gone seven quarters with very low volatility quarter to quarter [...]

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Barsugli receives funding for wildlife, climate studies

Joseph Barsugli, research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at CU-Boulder, is one of several researchers who recently was awarded funding by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s North Central Climate Science Center in Fort Collins. Barsugli and others will share $400,000 in funding for new wildlife and climate studies. [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder Ronald D. Engler, 87, classified staff retiree. Nov. 19, 2014. Magdalene J. Romano, 96, classified staff retiree. Dec. 12, 2014. UCCS Robert S. Dotson, 36, classified staff. Dec. 8, 2014. CU Denver Phyllis W. [...]

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Staff Council seeks nominations for Service Excellence Awards

Nominations for the annual Service Excellence Awards – which honor classified and university staff employees who have provided outstanding and sustained volunteer service to their campus, community and the university – are being accepted by the University of Colorado Staff Council. Deadline for nominations is Jan. 30. The Service Excellence Award is presented to a [...]

Deadline extended for Gee Award nominations

The Women’s Committee of the Faculty Council requests nominations for the 2014 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award, which carries a $1,000 prize. The recipient presents his/her scholarly work during the Gee Memorial Award Lecture at the annual CU Women Succeeding Professional Development Symposium on Feb. 27. The nomination deadline has been extended to Jan. [...]

Sutherland seminars focus on bipolar disorders

The next Sutherland Seminar Series of weekly sessions on topics related to bipolar disorders will begin Jan. 26 at CU-Boulder, running 6-7:30 p.m., and will continue each Monday through March 16. The series is primarily designed for adults with a bipolar disorder and their family and friends, but is open to anyone in the community [...]

Shining light on sustainability at the holidays – and beyond

Students sort through compost materials at Buffaloes football games, part of the CU-Boulder Environmental Center’s zero-waste initiative.

“Doing what you can with what you have” may not be a common holiday theme, but it is something that staff and volunteers at the Environmental Center at CU-Boulder especially promote during this time of year when commercialism runs rampant.

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NASA’s MAVEN mission scientists identify links in chain leading to Mars atmospheric loss

MAVEN mission scientists identify links in chain leading to Mars atmospheric loss

The observations reveal a new process by which the solar wind – an intense stream of hot, high-energy particles blowing off the sun at more than 1 million mph – can penetrate deep into a planetary atmosphere.

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Search committee for CU Denver chancellor announced

The committee consists of CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano and 19 others chosen from several constituencies at CU Denver, elsewhere across CU and the business, nonprofit and education communities beyond the university.

CU-Boulder co-leading new severe weather research group

CU-Boulder co-leading new severe weather research group

Building on years of collaboration using unmanned aircraft to fly into the storms that create the massive tornadoes that rip across the Midwest, scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have formed a new research consortium. The Unmanned Aircraft System and Severe Storms Research Group (USSRG) builds upon a partnership [...]

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Morris study shows benefits of prefab construction at St. Joe’s

A study by Matthew Morris, an instructor of construction engineering and management, and doctoral student Eric Antillon, both of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at CU-Boulder, found that using prefabricated elements in the construction of the new Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver cut 72 workdays off the construction schedule and resulted in [...]

Holiday party food gets a healthy recipe rehab from CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is home to the brand new Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp transformation weight loss program. The first sessions in October were a sell-out and 2015 boot camps will be held in March, June and July. Bistro Elaia provides [...]