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January 15, 2009
CU-Boulder and City of Boulder Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Jan. 19 Events The University of Colorado at Boulder and the city of Boulder will host a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the University Memorial Center on Monday, Jan. 19.
CU-Boulder Rises to No. 2 on Peace Corps' Annual Top Colleges List WASHINGTON, D.C. - The University of Colorado at Boulder has risen on the Peace Corps' top 25 list of large schools producing Peace Corps Volunteers. With 102 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps Volunteers, CU-Boulder is No. 2 in the 2009 rankings. Since Peace Corps' inception, 2,157 alumni of CU-Boulder have served in the Peace Corps, making it the No. 5 all-time producer of volunteers.
CU Begins Spring Semester with New 'Spirit Fridays' Tradition The University of Colorado at Boulder is beginning the spring semester with a new tradition called "Spirit Fridays," and is inviting all students, staff and faculty to show their school spirit by donning their favorite CU clothes, decorating their desks or otherwise showing their positive school spirit in any way they choose.
CU-Boulder Professor and Student Receive University of Colorado Thomas Jefferson Award DENVER—Two University of Colorado professors—one an acclaimed writer, teacher and mentor and the other a top medical school professor, researcher and the founder of the renowned Mini Med School—and two gifted undergraduate students are the winners of the 2009 Thomas Jefferson Award, one of the university's highest honors.
CU-Boulder Selected for Two Lunar Research Grants Totaling $11 Million The University of Colorado at Boulder was awarded two grants totaling $11 million today from NASA's Lunar Science Institute to probe the cosmos from observatories on the moon and to conduct science and safety investigations on the dusty lunar surface and its atmosphere.
Renowned Archaeologist to Discuss 'Social Memory' of Chacoan People A renowned expert on the ancient Pueblo people of Chaco Canyon will give a free public lecture at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Jan. 24.
Conservative Author Dinesh D'Souza and Atheist Christopher Hitchens to Debate "What's So Great About God?" at CU-Boulder Does an unseen higher power control the mysteries of the universe or do reason and science alone explain the intricate patterns of life?
CU-Boulder Students Approach Final Countdown in National Nanosatellite Competition With thousands of hours logged on the project over nearly two years, University of Colorado at Boulder students are approaching the finals in what has been referred to as the national championship series for satellite design, sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
NASA Selects CU-Boulder to Build $6 Million Lunar Dust Detector to Orbit Moon in 2012 The University of Colorado at Boulder has been awarded a $6 million grant from NASA to build a high-tech lunar dust detector for a 2011 mission to orbit the moon and conduct science investigations of the dusty lunar surface and its atmosphere.

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