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How to launch a career? Maybe we’ll CU in D.C.

The CU in D.C. Program gives students the chance to live, study and work in the capital, and while it attracts political science majors, it’s open to all majors, and internships run the gamut from the humanities, sciences, nonprofits to government service. Just ask these students.

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Python lab course helps students chart the future

‘Python Project’ helps undergraduates see if grad-school laboratory research, medical school or other alternatives are right for them; it also helps the university effectively allocate graduate-school funds.

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First-ever Professorship in Israel/Palestine Studies

CU-Boulder’s Program in Jewish Studies is launching an endowed Professorship in Israel/Palestine Studies, thanks to an anonymous gift of $500,000. The Israel/Palestine Studies Professorship, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, will formalize the program’s commitment to the study and discussion of the region.

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Microbiologist Pace retiring after illustrious career

Norman Pace, a University of Colorado Boulder distinguished professor in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology (MCDB), is retiring after this semester. He has done pioneering research on RNA and on extremophiles, microbes that live in inhospitable environments.

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Features

EPA efficiency proposal may backfire, study suggests

EPA efficiency proposal may backfire, study suggests

If electric utilities can burn less coal for each kilowatt-hour of electricity produced, they should also emit less carbon dioxide overall. That’s the rationale behind a proposed federal rule designed to decrease power-plant emissions by improving their energy efficiency. But evidence shows the approach does not work.

Students get improved concussion care at CU

Students get improved concussion care at CU

Nearly 1,000 students, most in the CU Club Sports Program, have benefitted from a cutting-edge clinic that tests for and treats concussions. Those who have suffered concussions are getting timely treatment, which helps them recover and stay in school. The CU clinic is gaining notice nationwide.

Grant helps writer develop Kodak moment

Grant helps writer develop Kodak moment

Marcia Douglas, associate professor of English, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts to pen a novel extrapolated from a minute, almost tossed-off, detail in Tell My Horse, a work by Zora Neale Hurston, written while Hurston was on a Guggenheim Fellowship.

History chair wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘engrossing’ book

History chair wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘engrossing’ book

The news of a lifetime reached Elizabeth Fenn, chair of CU-Boulder’s history department, around 1 p.m. on April 20, just as she sat at her desk to eat her lunch from the University Memorial Center. An email from a New York Times reporter caught her attention: It said she’d won a Pulitzer Prize.