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“We hope that this research will stimulate drug companies to find telomerase inhibitors to slow and change cancer to a more treatable version. We’re also interested in seeing if this research applies to other types of cancers, which would create an opportunity where a single drug could impact many different kinds of cancers,” says BioFrontiers Director Tom Cech.

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Among cancers, scientists have spent their entire research careers looking for cellular similarities that may lead to a single cure for many cancers –– the rare chance to have a single answer to a multifaceted problem. In 1997, scientists discovered a gene that they believed was the key to cellular immortality. Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase, or TERT, is a catalytic piece of telomerase, and while cellular immortality sounds like a good idea, it...
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A new study by a team of Cassini mission scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder have found that microscopic grains of rock detected near Saturn imply hydrothermal activity is taking place within the moon Enceladus.

"It's very exciting that we can use these tiny grains of rock, spewed into space by geysers, to tell us about conditions on -- and beneath -- the ocean floor of an icy moon," said Research Associate Sean Hsu at CU-Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.

The finding adds to the tantalizing possibility that Enceladus, one of at least 60 Saturn moons or moonlets and which displays remarkable geologic activity including geysers, could contain environments suitable for living organisms.

Release - http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2015/03/11/new-study-shows-saturn-moons-ocean-may-have-hydrothermal-activity

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Over three dozen CU student-athletes, including a record 24 with perfect 4.00 grade point averages last year, were honored for a variety of outstanding academic accomplishments Thursday morning at the school’s 23rd Annual Student-Athlete Academic Recognition Banquet. http://buffs.me/1CXJl4z

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Karen Ramirez, senior instructor at the Sewall Residential Academic Program at CU-Boulder, developed a passion for the American West while on a teaching assignment in the Far East.
“I was intrigued with how Japanese literature influenced my understanding of Japanese culture and ideals,” said Ramirez, senior instructor at the Sewall Residential Academic Program at CU-Boulder. “That led me to think about how people understand themselves through a particular place. Going halfway around the world brought me back to thinking about the American West.”
This video is 12th in a series highlighting CU-Boulder faculty.

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By 2018, CU-Boulder's AspireIT program hopes to have introduced 10,000 middle school girls to computing concepts. It's a big goal for the program, which is part of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) in the CU ATLAS Institute, but they're well on their way. Already, Aspire IT has launched 70 programs, which have proved an estimated 115,000 hours of computing education to nearly 2,000 girls in 23 states. Now, they've won a 2015 Google RISE Award and plan to use the money to move even further toward their goal. Watch the video or read more at http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2015/02/19/google-recognizes-two-cu-boulder-programs-use-creativity-teach-kids-code

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The Wall Street Journal published an article today highlighting CU-Boulder and other U.S. universities that are making concerted efforts to recruit more international students. Last fall, University of Colorado Boulder Undergraduate Admissions representatives took recruitment trips to 40 countries. For Fall 2015, CU-Boulder saw a 41 percent jump in international applications. These efforts do not displace qualified Colorado high school students who want to attend CU. We’re pleased to have a talented student body that represents Colorado, the nation and the world.

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Rise is driven by affluent class in China and scholarships offered by oil-rich Gulf states
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The human tendency to think that the past can impact a future random event—like a gambler believing red is bound to come up on the roulette wheel after a streak of blacks—has often been held up as an example of human irrationality. But a computer model of the brain built at CU-Boulder is showing researchers that the "gambler's fallacy" might actually be more rational than they thought.

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Research using a brain model created at the University of Colorado Boulder finds that when humans fall into the gambler’s fallacy--the idea that past events can impact the likelihood of future random events--their brains may actually be acting with some logic after all.
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Starting up this fall will be the new Entrepreneurs In Residence program, adding to the slate of resources available at CU-Boulder for budding entrepreneurs. Launched by the SIlicon Flatirons Center with support from venture capitalist +Brad Feld, the program will bring national and international entrepreneurs to campus to mentor enterprising students, faculty and staff. The entrepreneurs also will be able to take advantage of the area's stellar startup environment. Release - http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2015/03/30/cu-boulder-program-seeks-bring-national-and-international-entrepreneurs

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Audio: CU-Boulder postdoctoral researcher Sarah Hart talks about a new study showing that Western U.S. forests killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic are no more at risk to burn than healthy Western forests.

Full release - http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2015/03/23/study-western-forests-decimated-pine-beetles-not-more-likely-burn

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CU-Boulder researcher: study shows mountain pine beetles not to blame for extent of forest fires.
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Are you fricking kidding me? Another forest fire? This is ridiculous!!!!!
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CU-Boulder Faculty in Focus No. 13: The Humorist

Studying humor is no laughing matter. Or is it?

Humor and laughter are universal. But just what is humor? And what, exactly, makes us laugh? Peter McGraw, professor of marketing at the Leeds School of Business, is so serious about dissecting comedy that he founded a laboratory, called HuRL, where he studies what makes things funny and the implications of humor for business.

He even ventured outside the lab to try standup comedy. And how did that go? “Not well,” he cracks.

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The eastern coastline of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, a mecca for tourists, may have been walloped by a tsunami between 1,500 and 900 years ago, says a new study involving Mexico’s Centro Ecological Akumal (CEA) and the University of Colorado Boulder.
Read more - http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2015/03/05/evidence-indicates-yucatan-peninsula-likely-hit-tsunami-1500-years-ago

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Awesome photo of the CU-Boulder campus, Boulder, foothills and the Indian Peaks Wilderness taken by Kasey Grim during the Flying Club at CU flyout to Colorado Springs Airport (KCOS) a couple weeks ago. Learn more about the Flying Club at http://www.flyingclubatcu.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/flyingclubatcu/.

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If you are looking to study engineering I do not recommend this University, the reason being a) Most professors are too busy to help you. b) The University tells you to go through study groups for success (I do not like study groups I am sorry). c) If you prefer learning on your own and understanding everything, then this University does not advocate that (connected to b). d) T.A and L.A are of no help or 0 help. e) Online homework is annoying (this is one of the few universities I know that give that).
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2 months ago
my son Tauseef is studying in this university in m.s.electrical and electronics. nice and great.
Sheila Wall
9 months ago
All four of us siblings graduated from Boulder in the seventies and eighties. One sister went to the law school and did very well as a patent attorney--but she is a scientist as well. Her major was Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology. She is looking at Boulder for her son, now, and we were discussing how lonely and impersonal that very large campus can be. Probably because of that, I sent one of my children to Xavier University, a Jesuit University in Cincinnati, and he did very well there--it is small (about 6,000 students) personal and was set up to address his learning issues. Although he is dyslexic, he majored in Japanese and Asian Studies. He taught English in Japan for a year. He is now working in hotels hoping to be a GM of a large hotel someday. My daughter went to Boston University though she looked at CU and DU. BU is a huge university, but unlike Boulder, Arts and Sciences admits about 6000 students. So she had the big school atmosphere in the exciting city of Boston, but her college was far more personal and accessible than CU. She did very well there. Her degree was in environmental policy and she got a job right away with the Army Corps of Engineers. She worked there for a year, but hated it so much, that she started experimenting with making liquor. Through some contacts she formed, she found a job in a "craft distillery" in NC, and now she makes whiskey all day. Loves it. Makes money. I also graduated from Boulder from MCDB and went to medical school. It was an experience I would not repeat. The third sibling graduated from Electrical Engineering and worked for the FAA until he retired. The fourth would say nothing that I could write down about her Boulder experience-- she was a party animal, flunked out and was angry at all of the remedial work she had to do. Boulder is a beautiful town but downtown Pearl Street looks exactly like it did in 1968 when as high school students we used to sneak up there to be cool. So, if you're the kind of person who is a self-starter, doesn't mind loneliness, is able to join groups or sororities or fraternities in order to be less alone, you'll probably like the "wide open spaces" of Boulder. If you are self-disciplined you will use the excellent academics well. If you are not, you will be sucked into the party circuit and be lost to the world (not a joke).If you have any kind of learning issues--learning disabilities, Boulder is not for you. Try the University of Arizona at Tempe. If you'll need a lot of assistance at first, look at the College of Mt. St. Joe in Cincinnati, It sure isn't Boulder, but it will help you transition to college.
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Tyler Peterson
2 months ago
Amazing school. So proud to go here!
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Brian Smart
2 months ago
Fantastic school and culture. The best decision of my life was to come here for undergrad.
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Chris Zun
8 months ago
I'm currently considering entering the Architectural Engineering program UC has to offer. Prior to this, I've done some of my studies in Tempe, Arizona at Arizona State University. I plan to transfer my credits once I've received instate tuition and enroll into the Spring of 2016! ASU has great programs as well, however for me, I need something new. I'm hopeful that UC can enhance my college experience.
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J Pierce
8 months ago
my Step Daughter attends here.. She loves it.. Beautiful campus, great staff. No complaints yet.
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Shuo Zhang
a month ago
Beautiful Campus and Good Environment for Research.