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Holocaust collection shows path from 'darkness to light'

In his University of Colorado Boulder office, David Shneer gestured to material on his table. A rare book there documents the sketches of the building of Auschwitz. Only five copies exist, and the Mazal Holocaust Collection, recently donated to the university, has two.

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How much earthquake risk does 'fracking' pose?

U.S. geologists have noted greater frequency of earthquakes in the last four years, in some cases where wastewater is injected deep underground after hydrologic fracturing, but a prominent geologist at CU-Boulder at CU-Boulder says scientists don’t yet know enough to predict when wastewater injected underground after “fracking” might cause major earthquakes.

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Iconic professor to live on in Sustainability Complex

Inspired by melting glaciers and CU scientists’ efforts to educate the public about mechanisms that drive environmental change, emeritus Department of Communication faculty member Brian Daniell and his wife, Vicki Bynum, have stepped forward to make a major pledge toward CU-Boulder’s Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC).

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Prof's bright idea on photosynthesis is accepted, after long delay

"I was called many things that I cannot repeat here, but the most professional accusation I received was that I was breaking the laws of thermodynamics. I took that pretty hard,” says College Professor of Distinction

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Patented pain treatment shows promise in dogs, hope for humans

Distinquished prof and colleague from the University of New Mexico have been granted a patent for a new pain-management gene therapy that focuses not on neurons, but on glia. “Our drugs turn Mr. Hyde back into Dr. Jekyll,” she says.

CU prof lends primates in Vietnam a helping hand

Highly endangered primates in Vietnam get helping hand from CU

For years, a CU-Boulder anthropologist has been training Vietnamese scientists to help preserve endangered primates in Vietnam. His work is gratifying has a more “profound” effect than other work he could do, he says.

CU becomes a leader in Tibetan scholarship

CU's expertise in Tibetan and Buddhist studies is unusually deep

‘We have three tenure-track, full-time specialists in Tibet, and that’s three more faculty specializing in Tibet than you find at most universities. It’s not a huge group … but it’s an incredible opportunity (for research) and also for students.’

First-generation student inspires peers and prof

First-generation student inspires prof, has become 'icebreaker' for peers

He was the kind of student over whom universities normally compete. But two significant obstacles stood between him and a course of study at CU-Boulder. One was money, as his family was of modest means. The other was citizenship.