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CU-Boulder to Host Free Event Sept. 21 to Watch Orbit Insertion of Mars Spacecraft - Sep 10th, 2014
The public is invited to attend a watch party at the University of Colorado Boulder on Sunday, Sept. 21, when NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft, designed to understand past climate change on Mars, inserts itself into orbit after a 10-month journey to the planet.
The orbital insertion, the most important maneuver of the...
Mini Med School Returns to CU-Boulder via Broadcast - Sep 5th, 2014
CU Mini Med School, a free eight-week program taught by experts in their fields who are chosen for the ability to simplify technical language in order to make medical content universally understandable, is available to students, faculty, staff and community members who would like to watch the broadcast on the...
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia to Speak at CU-Boulder on Oct. 1 - Sep 3rd, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonin Scalia will deliver the fourth annual John Paul Stevens Lecture hosted by the Byron R. White Center and the University of Colorado Law School on Wednesday, Oct. 1.
The event will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Macky Auditorium on the CU-Boulder...
CU on the Weekend Offers Free Programs in Boulder, Expands to CU South Denver - Sep 2nd, 2014
The public is invited to attend free, Saturday programs led by University of Colorado Boulder faculty on popular topics as part of the CU on the Weekend series, which begins Sept. 6.
With topics ranging from the sweeping stories behind celebrated musical compositions to the micro-level study of bacteria that uniquely...
Colorado Aerospace Industry Leaders and CU-Boulder to Host Program on Mars Exploration - Aug 28th, 2014
The importance of Mars exploration and how the aerospace industry partners with university researchers to advance one of Colorado’s leading economic sectors will be featured at a free program Monday, Sept. 8, in south Denver.
Aerospace leaders will discuss the importance of Mars exploration and the role of the Mars Atmosphere...
Well Owners Sought for North Fork Valley Water Quality Study in September 2014, Spring 2015 - Aug 28th, 2014
North Fork Valley domestic water well owners are invited to participate in a water quality monitoring study that will provide well owners with free, skilled analysis of their water quality.
The survey is part of the Western Slope Conservation Center’s water quality monitoring study that was initiated in 2011. The first...
Hundreds of First-year CU-Boulder Students to Take Part in ‘Buff Day of Service’ Aug. 23 - Aug 20th, 2014
Nearly 800 incoming students at the University of Colorado Boulder will spend their first Saturday as college students helping others in the community during the “Buff Day of Service” on Aug. 23.
Buff Day of Service volunteers will take on numerous projects in and around Boulder, including landscaping at many community...
New Report Highlights How Climate Change May Affect Water in Colorado - Aug 5th, 2014
As Colorado’s climate continues to warm, those who manage or use water in the state will likely face significant changes in water supply and demand, according to a new report on state climate change released today by the Western Water Assessment and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.
Rising temperatures will tend...
CU-Boulder and NCAR Ozone Gardens Reveal Harmful Effects of Pollution - Jul 23rd, 2014
Everyone has heard about the harmful effects of pollution on human and plant health, but until recently, visualizing such effects took some imagination.
Now, new “ozone gardens” at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Museum of Natural History and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Laboratory make the evidence startlingly...
Natural-terrain Schoolyards Reduce Children’s Stress, says CU-Boulder Study - Jul 22nd, 2014
Playing in schoolyards that feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and recreation equipment reduces children’s stress and inattention, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.
Working on class assignments or gardening in such settings also provide stress-reducing benefits for youth, according to a paper published in the...
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