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Things to do in Denver this weekend, May 24-27 - It's Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy festivals, cookouts, a parade, the BOLDERBoulder race, and even a Taylor Swift dance
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
How will AI affect city operations? It already is - City leaders say the robots are already running parts of the city — mainly the boring
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
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
Still much unknown on how marijuana policies would change in states under Biden plan -

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has proposed loosening the illegal status of marijuana at the federal level — but that doesn’t mean the federal government now condones recreational or medicinal use in the many states that have legalized the

This isn’t the first time there’s been an antiwar camp at Auraria - In March 2023, students camped out in protest of the Iraq
In South Africa, tiny primates could struggle to adapt to climate change - In the “sky islands” of the Soutpansberg Mountains of South Africa, two closely related species of primate jostle for space. One is the thick-tailed greater galago (Otolemur crassicaudatus), also known as a bushbaby,
CU Boulder announces School of Education dean search - Provost Russell Moore today announced the launch of the search for a permanent dean for the School of Education. “The next dean of the School of Education needs to be a leader with unique vision, energy and skill, who can continue the school’s
Take advantage of free resources before you graduate - You have access to free or discounted resources while you’re still a college student. Create a budget for your life after college with YNAB; or learn a new skill for free by completing a LinkedIn Learning course. Career
Best outdoor spaces on campus to study for finals - With warmer weather here and finals coming up, there’s no better time to study outside in the sunshine and fresh air. Check out the best rooftops, patios and outdoor spaces for your study sessions. CU Boulder
Black and Gold Weekend: Know before you go - The annual Black and Gold spring football game is back this Saturday, and this year’s edition is bigger and better than ever, with activities starting Thursday and continuing throughout the weekend.   From the Prime’s Got Talent show to the game
What the Class of 2024 wants you to know - From the Class of 2024 Read words of wisdom from some of the many talented and innovative students who are graduating and starting their next adventures. As they become Forever Buffs, they leave their inspirational legacies—with advice and
Why do we move slower the older we get? New study delivers answers - It’s one of the inescapable realities of aging: The older we get, the slower we tend to move—whether we’re walking around the block or just reaching for the remote control. A new study led by CU Boulder engineers helps explain why. The
Earth Day: 7 ways CU Boulder researchers are driving change - The theme of Earth Day 2024 is “Planet vs. Plastics.” CU Boulder researchers explore ways to eliminate the proliferation of plastic waste and much, much more. They crunch expansive datasets to provide the world with the best possible knowledge and
Patriarchosis exhibit at CU Art Museum features materials from Ann Roy papers - The Ann Roy papers are held in the University Libraries Rare and Distinctive Collections and contain the work of Tulsa-born poet, mystic and political activist Ann Roy.
Meet the commencement marshal Bud Coleman - Editor’s note: This article, originally published in 2022, has been updated to reflect this year's information. As the calendar turns to April, many people on the CU Boulder campus start to think about the end of the
With ‘doubleheader’ Sundays, savor 2 plays in 1 day - This summer, Colorado Shakespeare Festival fans will have four opportunities to see two of the season’s main plays on a single day, “Macbeth” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Performances &
Buff Undergraduate Success gets updated charge, outlines projects for spring and summer - In January, the Buff Undergraduate Success (BUS) team received an updated charge from Provost Russell Moore and Chief Operating Officer Patrick O’Rourke that retains the initiative’s purpose to increase retention and graduation rates, improve
Been ghosted? Check out these tips - While this practice has become increasingly common in dating and romantic relationships, it can also happen between friends, colleagues and family members. If you’ve ever been on the receiving end (or have ghosted someone yourself), here are some
Researcher sees ‘alarming’ signs of spreading political violence in U.S. - Editor’s note: This article contains content around violence and racism that may be upsetting for some readers. Regina Bateson first traveled to Guatemala in 2005 as a young foreign service officer working in the U.S Embassy in
Joints that could heal themselves? Researchers could get there in 5 years - Imagine a day when joints could heal themselves. At the first inkling of a creaky knee, patients could get a single shot in the joint that would not only stop their cartilage and bone from eroding, but kick start its
Coach Prime to give closing keynote at CWA April 12 - Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders will be a keynote speaker at the 2024 Conference on World Affairs (CWA) at CU Boulder in a co-hosted event with the Center for Leadership on Friday, April 12, at 2 p.m. in Macky Auditorium. The center’s director,
Graduate student survey results now available - The biennial gradSERU survey examines graduate students’ experiences across the entire spectrum of their graduate career. The 2023 survey found students largely pleased—but identified some areas for improvement. Announcements &
Co-founder of The Onion to give CWA opening keynote - Scott Dikkers, a comedian, author and co-founder of the satirical news organization The Onion, will give the opening keynote at the 2024 Conference on World Affairs at CU Boulder on Tuesday, April 9, at 5 p.m. in Macky Auditorium. The event is free
Geologists explore the hidden history of Colorado’s Spanish Peaks - If you’ve driven the mostly flat stretch of I-25 in Colorado from Pueblo to Trinidad, you’ve seen them: the Spanish Peaks, twin mountains that soar into the sky out of nowhere, reaching altitudes of 13,628 and 12,701
Police pullback linked to increases in crime - When police pull back, crime accelerates. But policing alone is no cure-all. That’s the takeaway from a new Denver-area study co-authored by researchers at CU Boulder and collaborators in Nebraska, Michigan and South Carolina. The study found that, on
Communities of color breathe Denver’s worst air - A new CU Boulder-led study found historic redlining laid a foundation for today’s bad air trends. In Denver, people of color, specifically those of Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native heritage, are exposed to higher levels of air
Office gets new name: Office for Public and Community-Engaged Scholarship - The Office for Outreach and Engagement has changed its name to the Office for Public and Community-Engaged Scholarship to reflect its charge to support faculty involved in public and community-engaged scholarship and to differentiate its focus from
Scat! CU Boulder introduces new vocal jazz degree, ensemble - Among several exciting developments, the College of Music’s Thompson Jazz Studies Program is set to launch a new Bachelor of Music in Vocal Jazz degree this fall.
‘No girls allowed’: What the Taylor Swift backlash says about football and politics - For those mulling over their prop bets for Super Bowl Sunday, one item seems to be a virtual certainty: At some point, Taylor Swift—musician, stadium-filling megastar and cat lover—will appear on your screen during the
From hydrogen power and hypersonics to gene editing: CU faculty to share breakthroughs at AAAS conference - Can we harvest hydrogen from Earth to power our houses and cars? Can we use RNA to design better cancer treatments? How can Americans combat misinformation online in the lead-up to the 2024 elections?  These are just a few questions CU Boulder
Techniques to motivate students in the classroom—Feb. 16 - This talk with Ayelet Fishbach will cover how principles from the science of motivation can be implemented to help students, faculty and staff improve their performance in and out of the classroom. Lectures &
Radio telescope with CU Boulder ties headed to moon’s South Pole - Artist's depiction of Intuitive Machines' Odysseus lander on the surface of the moon. (Credit: Intuitive Machines) Astrophysicists at CU Boulder will be part of the first United States science payloads to land on the
CU Boulder, Google launch free career certificate program for students and staff - CU Boulder is partnering with Google to offer students and recent graduates the opportunity to earn free online career certificates that are recognized credentials by many major employers. CU Boulder is the first four-year institution in
Climate Action Plan draft goes live for public comment - The draft CU Boulder Climate Action Plan (CAP) has been published (as a PDF file) for public comment, and all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit their feedback via an online form. The comment period runs Feb. 5 to March 5.  “We are
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to give commencement address - Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and a technology entrepreneur and philanthropist for more than 40 years, has accepted an invitation from CU Boulder’s student-run Senior Class Council to give this year’s commencement address.  The
Who leads scientific discoveries: Big personalities or big teams? - New research could help optimize the composition of teams to improve their performance. Read from CU expert Janet Bercovitz and colleagues on The Conversation. Please note the text is in French. Read the Article The Conversation on CUBT The
Engineers unveil new patch to help people control robotic exoskeletons - Hey superhero fans, meet the researchers making real life Iron Man technology possible. In a new study, engineers from Korea and the United States have developed a wearable, stretchy patch that could help to bridge the divide between people
Celebrating the single life - In a world that can seem suited for couples, singles—or “solos” as some prefer to be called—are a mighty cohort.  In fact, 50% of U.S. adults today are single, 28% live alone and 25% of millennials are projected to
CU Boulder part of $160M NSF-funded effort to promote climate resilience - The National Science Foundation today announced the Colorado-Wyoming Climate Resilience Engine (CO-WY Engine) as a recipient of its inaugural Regional Innovation Engines program.  The prestigious award totals up to $160 million
What coffee with cream can teach us about quantum physics - Add a dash of creamer to your morning coffee, and clouds of white liquid will swirl around your cup. But give it a few seconds, and those swirls will disappear, leaving you with an ordinary mug of brown liquid.  Something similar
Full Triceratops skeleton now calls Boulder home - This week, a new horned animal is coming to the CU Boulder campus. No, not a buffalo, but a full-sized skeletal reconstruction of a Triceratops dinosaur.   If you go Who: Open to the public What: Full-scale Triceratops skeletal
Colorado environmental groups file federal lawsuit to halt Rocky Flats trail - Physicians for Social Responsibility and five Colorado advocacy groups are suing Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and four federal agencies to halt work on a trail
What To Know About Nitazenes: Rare But Emerging Opioids More Potent Than Fentanyl - “We highly suspect this is coming from the dark web,” Boulder County Drug Task Force commander Nick
Meet the public safety position finalists in early January - CU Boulder Chief Operating Officer Patrick O’Rourke has announced three finalists for the position of associate vice chancellor (AVC) for public safety. The campus community is invited to participate in public forums (registration required) with each
CU Boulder announces revised academic calendar - Chancellor Phil DiStefano has announced a revised academic calendar that is focused on student academic preparedness and promotes health and well-being. The revised calendar goes into effect in the fall 2025 semester. “The recommendations for revising
How an overlooked study over a century ago helped fuel the Colorado River crisis - When it comes to the Colorado River, history often repeats itself—but it doesn’t have to.  Learn more about CU Boulder research at AGU23 That’s the take-home message from CU Boulder hydrologist Shemin Ge, who will
Investing in art: Solid financial move or abstract choice? - Art can inspire awe and appreciation—but it can also appreciate in value or provide protection against inflation. Christophe Spaenjers, an associate professor of finance in the Leeds School of Business, studies real assets, including art,