Stuff your guests with CU kernels this Thanksgiving
Across all four of our CU campuses:
CU-Boulder boasts 5 Nobel laureates, 4 awarded since 2001.
All 5 of CU's Nobel laureates came to the university early in their careers, and all excelled in research and teaching.
Several Nobel laureates continue to teach; Tom Cech still teaches freshman chemistry.
9 MacArthur "Genius" fellows; 6 still are with CU. Of those, 5 are with CU-Boulder, 1 with the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
CU-Boulder receives the most NASA funding of any U.S. public university.
CU-Boulder is the only university to have designed and built NASA space instruments that have been launched to every planet in the solar system, plus Pluto.
CU has 20 astronauts, including 18 from CU-Boulder, one from CU Colorado Springs (UCCS) and one from the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, who is currently aboard the International Space Station.
CU physicians performed the first liver transplant.
CU physicians and researchers developed the first shingles vaccine.
CU research has resulted in the creation of 155 new companies and 500 jobs; 13 new companies were formed last year.
4 FDA-approved drugs on the market were discovered by CU researchers, landing CU in the top 10 of public universities for drug discoveries.
The only College of Architecture and Planning in the state and one of the largest in the country is at CU Denver.
CU Denver has the largest graduate business school in the region.
For more than 10 years, UCCS has been ranked in the top 10 among Western regional public universities.
CU physicians travel beyond the Front Range to serve patients at more than 400 health sites.
CU has more than 280 public service and outreach programs that serve over a million people in communities across the state.
CU physicians provided $52 million in free health care to patients last year.
CU Cancer Center has the highest cancer survival rates in the state and beat national averages.