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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...
Experts to Address the Health Benefits of Sleep in Free Community Talk, Clinical Workshop on July 28 - Jul 17th, 2014
For people with doubts about the benefits of sleep, on Monday, July 28, experts from the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of California Berkeley aim to put those to rest.
The public is invited to the free community talk, “Cultivating Nourishing Sleep,” from 6-8 p.m. in the Wolf Law...
At Midyear, Colorado Poised for Continued Growth in 2014, says CU Leeds School - Jul 10th, 2014
The Colorado economy continues to outperform the U.S. economy and grow at a magnitude that slightly exceeds previous expectations, according to the midyear economic outlook released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.
Colorado’s employment is up by 3 percent year-over-year from May 2013 to May 2014....
CU-Boulder, Harvard and Northwestern Launch Center to Study How Educational Leaders Use Research - Jun 25th, 2014
The Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $5 million to the University of Colorado Boulder, the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University and Northwestern University to create a new center that will study how educational leaders—including school district supervisors and principals—use...
CU-Boulder and NCAR Researchers Seek to Reduce Deadly Air Pollution from Cooking Emissions - Jun 24th, 2014
A $1.5 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will help researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Center for Atmospheric Research measure pollution from residential cooking and better understand a problem that kills millions of women and children each year in the developing world.
According to the...
Picture Books for Visually Impaired Kids Go 3-D thanks to CU-Boulder Research Team - Jun 23rd, 2014
“Goodnight room, goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon...”
A children’s classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, “Goodnight Moon,” has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to...
Outreach and Engagement Staff Coalesce for Community-University Boundary Spanners Workshop - Jun 6th, 2014
Outreach staff from across campus and CU System came together in June for a professional development workshop led by facilitators from the Engaged Scholarship Consortium.
“Community-University Boundary Spanners: A Framework for Capacity Building, Quality Improvement, and Professional Development for Outreach and Engagement Staff” was sponsored by the Office for Outreach and...
CU-Boulder Receives $1.5 Million Award for Undergraduate Science Education - May 29th, 2014
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded the University of Colorado Boulder $1.5 million over five years to continue to transform science education by encouraging more real-world research experiences for undergraduates, ranging from cancer studies to screenings for new antibiotics.
The new award will allow CU-Boulder to strengthen hands-on, research-oriented teaching...
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