Cristol Chemistry Building, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
Image by Ken Lund
The University of Colorado Boulder (UCB, also commonly referred to as CU-Boulder, CU, Boulder, or Colorado) is a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado, United States. It is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system and was founded five months before Colorado was admitted to the union in 1876. According to The Public Ivies: America’s Flagship Public Universities (2001), it is considered one of the thirty "Public Ivy League" schools.
In 2010, the university consisted of nine colleges and schools and offered over 150 academic programs and enrolled 29,952 students. Eleven Nobel Laureates, nine MacArthur Fellows, and 18 astronauts have been affiliated with CU-Boulder as students, researchers, or faculty members in its history. The university received nearly US4 million in sponsored research in 2010 to fund programs like the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, and JILA.
Colorado Buffaloes competes in nine intercollegiate sports in the NCAA Division I Pacific-12 Conference. The Buffaloes have won 26 NCAA championships: 19 in skiing, six total in men’s and women’s cross country, and one in football. Approximately 1,500 students participate in 34 intercollegiate club sports annually as well.
CU-Boulder’s distinctive architecture style, known as Tuscan Vernacular Revival, was designed by architect Charles Klauder. The oldest buildings, such as Old Main (1876) and Macky Auditorium (1923), were in the Collegiate Gothic style of many East Coast schools, and Klauder’s initial plans for the university’s new buildings (approved in 1919) were in the same style. A month or so after approval, however, Klauder updated his design by sketching in a new wrap of rough, textured sandstone walls with sloping, multi-leveled red-tiled roofs and Indiana limestone trim. This formed the basis of a unified style which was used in the design of fifteen other buildings between 1921 and 1939.
The sandstone used in the construction of nearly all the buildings on campus was selected from a quarry in Lyons, Colorado. In 2011, Travel+Leisure named the Boulder campus as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States.
Fitch Rates University of Colorado's Series 2016A&B-1 Revenue Bonds; Outlook …
The bonds are expected to sell via negotiation the week of April 18, 2016. Bond proceeds will be used to fund approximately $ 39.2 million various improvement projects, refund certain outstanding parity bonds, and pay cost of issuance. In addition …
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University Of Colorado Launching Marijuana And Pregnancy Study
Marijuana Pregnant There are not a lot of studies out there that deal with marijuana and pregnancy. It's a very touchy subject. However, it's something that definitely occurs, and I think that it would be better to take an objective approach to the …
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