Arctic sea ice reached a record low maximum extent for the third straight year, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), part of CIRES.The 2017 Arctic maximum is now the lowest in the 38-year satellite record, beating 2015’s maximum of 14.517 million square kilometers (5.605 million square miles) on February 25, and 2016’s maximum of 14.52 million square...
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Did you know that approximately 8,000 students enroll in summer courses at CU Boulder each year? See how you can make the most of your summer.

Use your summer to the fullest
Experimentation with drugs not necessarily a gateway to addiction, says new study by researchers with the Institute for Behavioral Genetics.

Teens prone to drug experimentation won't necessarily become addicted
It's a beautiful day on campus. If you're heading out of town we wish you safe travels. Have an awesome spring break, Buffs!

Photo by Matt Duncan (Bus'92)
Whether it's a sport, an instrument, lifting weights or going on a hike, being in tune with our bodies can help us perform better. Annie Sirotniak, a physical therapist at Wardenburg Health Services, offers tips on how to make sure we're performing at our best and prevent injuries along the way.

Healthy Buffs: Peak performance
Happy National Puppy Day, Buffs!
There might be more than just hard work to people’s successes in life. From an early age, those whose last name starts toward the beginning of the alphabet can have an advantage.The news is not so good for those with last names toward the end of the alphabet.​

First initial of last name could foretell one's success or setback in life
Enjoy a free, delicious meal while socializing with other Forever Buffs!

Now in its third year, the Dinner With 12 Buffs program introduces current students with CU alumni in the Boulder area to share good food, great conversation and Buffs pride.

Dinner with 12 Buffs
Alternative Breaks sends teams of our students to engage in community-based service projects during Spring Break, providing opportunities for immersion in diverse environments enables students to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way, ultimately, moving students towards action to make a positive impact.

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Undergraduate Jamie Principato has not let her blindness interfere with her education, including designing and building space instruments. Now she’s parlaying that experience into workshops to help other blind students solidify their backgrounds in STEM.

Blind student aims to help others reach great heights
Finishing up projects and finishing out your midterms, Buffs? Don't forget to take a break and enjoy a few fun events before Spring Break!

Ten things to do this week: March 20 edition
Humans vs. Zombies is back on campus this week thanks to HvZ at CU Boulder (Humans vs Zombies) in case you're wondering why someone's running and throwing socks.

Humans vs. Zombies is back on campus this week
Chemical engineering professor Hendrik Heinz has been selected to help NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration develop graphene-based materials for lighter, stronger spacecraft. Heinz’s research group uses state-of-the-art computer models to examine graphene at the molecular level and test how individual atoms will respond to force, heat or other factors.

Chemical Engineers Tapped for new NASA Research Institute
We are sad to share news of the passing of Ralphie IV, who ran with the Buffs from 1998-2008. Ralphie V, our current mascot, is in good health.

Our condolences to all of the Ralphie Handlers who worked closely with Ralphie IV during her time at CU.
Happy first day of Spring, Buffs!
This spring we have seen dry, hot, windy weather that has sparked fires in parts of Colorado. Overnight, a wildfire started in Sunshine Canyon about 3 miles west of campus in the Boulder foothills. Some mandatory evacuations and pre-evacuations were issued for areas outside of the city. Although the campus is not directly impacted, we are aware that students, faculty and staff may be affected....
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Update on Sunshine Canyon wildfire west of Boulder
A wildfire is burning in the Sunshine Canyon area, which is west of campus in the foothills. For updates please visit the Boulder Office of Emergency Management emergency status website: [ Link ].

There is no current threat to campus. This page will be updated as necessary.

Emergency Status | Boulder OEM
Hannah Christensen, left, a communications major from Erie, and Nouhad El-Dirani, an integrative physiology major from Centennial, enjoy the warm weather in the Norlin Quad.

We hope you're able to get out and enjoy the sunshine this weekend, Buffs!

Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Buffs! Be green. Be proud. Be responsible. [ Link ]
A beautiful sunrise over Folsom Field this morning.

Thanks to Colorado Buffaloes Women's Soccer for being up early to capture this awesome picture!