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Plastic waste is a global problem. Carbon recycling can help - Heavy industries such as aviation and chemical manufacturing contribute to about 20% of overall U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and will continue to depend on fossil fuels.  While scientists are continuously exploring ways to reduce fossil
CU Concrete Canoe team excels at symposium, advances to nationals - CU Boulder’s Concrete Canoe team excelled at the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Rocky Mountain Symposium, securing first place in sustainable solutions, as well as second and third place in other competitions. For the first time ever, the team
Sergeant reflects on department’s 75-year history, his inspiration to serve - Editor’s note: Throughout 2024, CUPD is commemorating its 75th anniversary by sharing historical tidbits, member profiles and communicating its vision for the future. Sergeant Matt DeLaria followed in his father’s footsteps, not only
Not just a fluke: Learning more about trematode infection - A CU Boulder researchers find certain parasites congregate in certain parts of amphibians’ bodies, often to dire physical consequences. Science &
Supporting Indigenous researchers through fellowship, science - CU Boulder's Tribal Climate Leaders Program supports students in bringing science home to their reservations and communities. Education &
Advocating for more conservation than the ‘bear’ minimum - A CU researcher argues setting minimum targets for wildlife conservation inevitably excludes other worthwhile goals, including restoration and ecosystem management. Climate &
Get your Shakespeare on with ‘Macbeth’ June 8–Aug. 11 - When three witches deliver a prophecy in three parts to General Macbeth, he faces a choice: Should he let destiny take its course or conspire with his wife to pursue fortune’s favor on his own? Performances &
Don’t judge a book by its spine: Preservation exhibit shows methods of book repairs - The “Treating Damaged Book Spines” exhibit will run through the summer in Norlin M350B and demonstrate a step-by-step process for mending spines.
Erin Hutchinson selected for prestigious fellowship - The assistant vice chancellor of campus information technology finance, planning and IT asset management is one of 15 people selected for the 2024–25 National Association of College and University Business Officers Fellows Program. Announcements
CU Boulder Student Jobs to be phased out in 1 month—set up your Handshake account now - If you are hiring students for fall 2024, create an employer account now to post the student employment opportunity on Handshake.  CU Boulder Student Jobs will phase out by July 1, and Handshake will be the sole place for all student jobs.
“This was very unorthodox”: University officials overturn CUSG court decision in tri-executive election - The University of Colorado Boulder’s student government finalized its tri-executive election with a controversial move by… The post “This was very unorthodox”: University officials overturn CUSG court decision in tri-executive election appeared
Solar physicists unlock the key to how sunspots form—and much more - A team of solar scientists have uncovered the possible originals of the engine that drives much of the sun’s volatile nature—generating the sunspots that move like storm clouds over the surface and causing the sun’s
LASP designated a center of excellence for CubeSat technologies - The Committee on Space Research has for the first time designated CU Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics a center of excellence for capacity-building in CubeSat technologies.
Tracking Earth ice sheet melt from space - Khosro Ghobadi-Far is advancing the science of climate change with orbiting satellites through an $800,000 NASA grant. Space, Climate &
Take advantage of vacation time - Planning to take time off this summer? Here are some tips to help you feel more confident and prepared to leave work behind and enjoy your vacation time.  Work-Life
JILA participates in inaugural showcase on Capitol Hill - JILA, a joint institute between CU Boulder and NIST, was represented at the inaugural NSF Quantum Showcase on Capitol Hill. Attending were Professor Heather Lewandowski and graduate student Qizhong Liang, a member of Jun Ye’s research group.
5 things to do this summer for a successful job search - Summer break is a great time to prepare for your next job or internship search. Working on career documents and online profiles is an important task to check off your to-do list. Here are five things to do this summer to help you prepare. Career
Getting to know your health savings account—June 5 - Join this workshop to learn about health saving accounts. You'll learn about the history of HSAs, as well as the resources and benefits of having an HSA account. Workshops &
International team probes ice sheet-atmosphere system - An engineer, a graduate student and three research scientists are in Greenland braving extreme cold and blustery winds as they install 25 instruments to observe changes in the ice sheet-atmosphere system during the summer melt season. Climate
Asian Jewish Americans have a double reason to celebrate their heritage in May - This month marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, as well as Jewish American Heritage Month—two entirely separate commemorations for two entirely separate communities, right? Think again. Read from CU expert Samira Mehta on The
AI chatbots are intruding into online communities where people are trying to connect with other humans - People participate in online communities to share experiences and sympathy. AI chatbots that join the conversation can only pretend to offer either. Read from CU expert Casey Fiesler on The Conversation. Read the Article The Conversation on
LASP’s Tom Woods awarded public leadership medal - LASP researcher Tom Woods has been awarded the prestigious NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal for his leading role in establishing the use of CubeSats for science missions. Announcements & Deadlines,
CU Engineering celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - This month, the College of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighting members of its community who identify as Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander and are making contributions as researchers, instructors, student leaders and alumni.
English alum flunks grades in new book - Jesse Stommel compiles two decades of eyebrow-raising in “Undoing the Grade: Why We Grade, and How to Stop.” Alumni in
Wanted: Entrepreneurs ready to launch startups based on CU Boulder innovations - Now in its second year, the Embark Deep Tech Startup Creator matches business minds outside the university with breakthrough CU Boulder inventions and provides funding. The application for entrepreneurs is now open for the 2024 cohort.
The Rec, other campus units expand inclusive initiatives through grants - In its first year, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Impact Grant has funded nearly two dozen initiatives to expand access to programs and services designed to support the success and well-being of students, staff and faculty. Announcements
Celebrity-backed SPACs: Smart investments or star-studded flops? - Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, were once an obscure investment as far as average investors were concerned. But in recent years, numerous celebrities, athletes and politicians have propelled SPACs into the mainstream with
CU Night in Downtown Boulder returns June 12 - Join CU Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano, elected officials and community members for CU Night in Downtown Boulder, a celebration of the rich history, thriving present and promising future of CU and the community. Hear from a variety of speakers,
Department of Education releases final Title IX rules - The U.S. Department of Education released its final Title IX rules on April 19, which will come into effect on Aug. 1, 2024. This means that schools across the nation must update their policies and processes for addressing sex discrimination to align
Mechanical engineering juniors build drill-powered vehicles - CU Boulder students in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering partnered with the Idea Forge to design, build and test drill-powered vehicles as part of the capstone project in a component design class. The project culminated in a day of
New legislation complements CU Boulder efforts to lower cost of college degree - The 2024 state legislative session adjourned on May 8, with the passing of multiple bills aimed at making college more affordable, including one that provides tax credits to offset tuition and fees for two years for Colorado students whose families
CU Boulder aerospace students launch hybrid rocket - CU Boulder aerospace seniors successfully designed, built and launched a 10-foot tall, 50-pound hybrid liquid-solid fuel rocket.
No shot: Why we won’t pull the trigger on gun control - Following years of high-profile shootings, communications expert and researcher Chris Vargo expected to find rising public salience around gun control. He didn’t. Society, Law &
If you have a mind to drink less, mindfulness can help - In a new CU study, researchers found body scanning and something called urge surfing appear to help people cut down how much alcohol they drink.
La Niña is coming, raising the chances of a dangerous Atlantic hurricane season - After a year of record-breaking global heat with El Niño, will La Niña bring a reprieve? That depends on where you live and how you feel about hurricanes. Read from CU expert Pedro DiNezio on The Conversation. Read the Article The Conversation on
From ‘Yellow Peril’ to COVID-19: New book takes unflinching look at anti-Asian racism - More than 150 years ago, some 15,000 Chinese workers arrived in the U.S. to help construct the country’s first transcontinental railroad, which connected the West Coast with the East Coast’s rail network. These Chinese laborers received
How tea may have saved lives in 18th century England - Drinking tea can have several health benefits. There is seemingly a brew for everything from sleep to inflammation to digestion. In 18th century England, however, drinking tea may have saved a person’s life, and it likely had very little to
3 lessons from historic sports-betting scandals - Sports gambling creates a windfall but raises questions of integrity. CU expert Jared Bahir Browsh reflects on the history of sports betting in the U.S., offering lessons for the present day, as states continue to legalize. Read more on The
Check out summer wellness workshops - The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program is offering free wellness workshops this summer—covering everything from imposter syndrome and mindfulness to healthy relationships and more. Check out and plan to take advantage of these learning
Sign up for the CU Restorative Justice Facilitator Training May 28–31 - Learn more about restorative justice and facilitating dialogue. As a facilitator, you will create an open and safe space for student and community representatives, being an unbiased, leading figure in the student accountability process. Workshops
Plan outlined for faculty and staff pay increases - At its April meeting, the CU Board of Regents approved a 4% compensation pool for CU Boulder employees to be implemented effective Jan. 1, 2025.
Multiple positions available in Center for Teaching & Learning - Faculty and graduate students: Multiple opportunities exist through the CTL and Arts and Sciences Support of Education Through Technology (ASSETT). Apply to become a faculty fellow, teach international students, present at the fall symposium and
4 must-know camping tips - Camping is a quintessential Colorado activity. If you are planning a summer trip, here are some must-know tips. Mind &
CUPD commemorates 75 years of continuous public safety service - The CU Boulder Police Department, as it’s known today, was founded in September 1949 by then-CU President Robert Stearns. Initially the department consisted of a chief, three patrol officers and a daytime
13 faculty recognized as outstanding mentors - This award from the Graduate School recognizes the work that faculty mentors do to improve the graduate student experience. Announcements &
Be a transfer advocate - Register for an upcoming transfer advocate training to join our community, learn more about all things transfer and brainstorm how you can best support transfer buffs in your role. Workshops &
Provost to appoint interim dean in coming weeks - Provost Russell Moore today announced he will appoint an interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences within the next several weeks and the position will report to him, alongside the three deans of division in the college.  Russell
Remembering Los Seis de Boulder through education and preservation - At the 50th anniversary, read about the history, research opportunities, a related scholarship and the preservation of this history. Also, attend an event on May 21. front-campus In
Mobile Food Pantry on May 23 - The mobile food pantry is free and open to CU Boulder students, faculty and staff as well as community members of Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Attendees will receive up to 30 pounds of food in multiple boxes. Food will be distributed on a
Tuition assistance applications are open for the summer -  CU’s tuition assistance benefit is your backstage pass to an affordable education, with options for faculty, staff and dependents. Summer 2024 applications are open for all CU campuses. Work-Life