​Go Buffs to Assistant Professor Rahul Nandkishore of the Department of Physics and Assistant Professor Garret Miyake of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. They are among 126 researchers honored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation this week. ​

Sloan Research Fellowships honor early-career scholars in eight scientific and technical fields: chemistry, computer science, economics,...
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Two professors honored with 2017 Sloan Foundation awards

Flowers in February? With snow on the way they may be covered in the next few days. ❄

Thanks to Aubrey Orenstein for sharing this photo with us!
More than 31 years after Forever Buff Lt. Col. Ellison Onizuka lost his life on the space shuttle Challenger, his spirit is being remembered aboard the International Space Station, by way of a soccer ball from his daughter's former school.

It's a ball that, like Onizuka himself, had once been destined for space, before fate intervened.

CU Boulder's Ellison Onizuka remembered aboard space station

The second annual Diverse Learners Awareness Week, coming February 20 to 24, is a time for all of campus to embrace the classroom as an inclusive and diverse space and celebrate the unique ways we each learn and play. With over 30 individual sessions offered throughout the week, you’re sure to find a forum that celebrates your unique learning approach and other sessions that will open your...
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Why you can't afford to miss Diverse Learners Awareness Week

Blue sky over campus on a gorgeous Monday morning. Make it a great day, Buffs!
Scientists are just beginning to study these complex cerebral processes behind pain and in a promising step forward, researchers at the Institute of Cognitive Science CU-Boulder have developed a functional MRI-based model that identifies brain activity patterns involved in varied pain experiences.

​"Pain is more than just a passive response to stimuli. The brain actively contributes to pain,...
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MRI modeling shows how pain is all in the brain

It was a beautiful day in Boulder. Happy Friday, Buffs!

Video by Mason Marino/University of Colorado
A new $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will allow researchers to simulate particle behavior to a greater degree than ever before.

The project, led by Christine Hrenya, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Thomas Hauser, director of Research Computing, will use advanced supercomputing to improve particle flow models that could have broad...
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Engineers, computer scientists team up to improve particle simulations for aerospace, more

As we get further into the semester you might feel pressure from all different directions. While it’s important to be aware of your responsibilities, you also need to look out for yourself and your energy. Here’s how to overcome feelings of being overwhelmed.

Healthy Buffs: Overcoming feelings of being overwhelmed

Our students are playing significant roles in the upcoming launch of a SpaceX rocket carrying two CU Boulder payloads – one designed to help researchers better understand and perhaps outsmart dangerous infections like MRSA, another to help increase the proliferation of stem cells in space, a potential boon for biomedical therapy on Earth.

Shelby Bottoms and Ben Lewis, both master’s students...
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Students play key biomedical research role – in space

Four of our students from the Colorado Space Grant Consortium are presenting a proposed mission to NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials this week to move cargo from Earth-orbit to Mars or the moon.

Student team set to take game-changing solution to NASA competition

Happy Valentine's Day, Buffs!
No one knows better than Grace Burns just what a difference a vision and a financial boost can mean to a young musician and college student. Burns was one of 14 students to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in November.

In support of opportunities like this, and in celebration of its approaching centennial in 2020, the CU Boulder College of Music is embarking on its first major...
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College marks 100th anniversary with $50 million music+ campaign

Newly engineered material from researchers in CU Engineering @ Boulder can cool roofs, structures with zero energy consumption.

How to keep cool without costing the Earth

Josh Edelmann finished his six years of service with the U.S. Air Force and enrolled as an undergraduate student at CU Boulder last fall. He wanted to find a sense of camaraderie with his peers at the university that felt similar to what he experienced during his years in the military.

Edelmann joined INVST at CU Boulder, a leadership training program for young people who are passionate about...
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From military service to INVST, student broadens horizon

I am writing today to let you know our next steps related to the allegations of domestic violence against former assistant football coach at CU, Joe Tumpkin, and how those were responded to internally. Athletic Director Rick George and coach Mike MacIntyre also offer their responses to our plans and the situation itself.

Chancellor's Corner: An update on our campus response to Tumpkin allegations

Finding a new home - and roommates - can be exciting and also overwhelming. As a member of the CU community, there are resources to assist you on campus both before and during your search. Check out some house hunting tips and strategies: [ Colorado.edu Link ]

Video by Isaias Yetemegn and Jackson Xia
In recent weeks, the tenor of conversations about events shaping our nation has intensified noticeably. As a member of the campus’ leadership, I wanted to reach out to let you know we are closely monitoring how changes might affect our research community.

From VC Fiez: Maintaining momentum in research, innovation in uncertain times

Happy February Buffs! We’ve had some beautiful weather so far and it’s expected to continue through the week so get outside and do something fun. 10 things to do this week include a poetry workshop, Moana screenings, Buffalo Nites and more.

Ten things to do this week: Feb. 6 edition

ESPN writer and CU Boulder alumna Kate Fagan will give the university's 2017 spring commencement address on Friday, May 12, at Folsom Field.

Fagan is a columnist and feature writer for espnW, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. Kate is also a regular panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn and can be seen on First Take and His & Hers, which air on ESPN2. Previously, Fagan spent three seasons covering...
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