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University Of Colorado Boulder
The University of Colorado
University of Colorado
Boulder (commonly referred to as CU or Colorado) is a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado, United States. It is the flagship university of the University of Colorado
University of Colorado
system and was founded five months before Colorado
Colorado
was admitted to the Union in 1876. In 2015, the university comprised nine colleges and schools and offered over 150 academic programs and enrolled almost 17,000 students.[6] Twelve Nobel Laureates, nine MacArthur Fellows, and 20 astronauts have been affiliated with CU Boulder as students, researchers, or faculty members in its history
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Greek Language
Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά [eliniˈka], elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα [eliniˈci ˈɣlosa] ( listen), ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece
Greece
and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean
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NCAA Skiing Championships
The NCAA Skiing Championships are held annually to crown the National Collegiate Athletic Association combined men's and women's team skiing champion. Before 1983, the championship was only for men's skiing. The University of Denver has won a record 24 team titles, including 10 championships since 2000. The University of Colorado is second all time with 20 titles (plus one AIAW title), and The University of Utah is third with 11 national championships. The University of Denver won the first ever skiing championship in 1954 over Seattle University, 384 to 349.6
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Public University
A public university is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities
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Research University
A research university is a university that expects all its tenured and tenure-track faculty to continuously engage in research, as opposed to merely requiring it as a condition of an initial appointment or tenure.[1] Such universities can be recognized by their strong focus on innovative research and the prestige of their brand names.[2] On the one hand, research universities strive to recruit faculty who are the most brilliant minds in their disciplines in the world, and their students enjoy the opportunity to learn from such experts.[3] On the other hand, new students are often disappointed to realize their undergraduate courses at research universities are overly academic and fail to provide vocational training with immediate "real world" applications; but many employers value degrees from research universities because they know that such coursework develops fundamental life skills like critical thinking.[4] Higher education institutions which are not research universities (or do no
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin) (de facto) "Out of many, one" "Annuit cœptis" (Latin) "H
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Nobel Laureate
The Nobel Prizes
Nobel Prizes
(Swedish: Nobelpriset, Norwegian: Nobelprisen) are prizes awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy
Swedish Academy
of Sciences, the Swedish Academy, the Karolinska Institutet, and the Norwegian Nobel Committee to individuals and organizations who make outstanding contributions in the fields of chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine.[1] They were established by the 1895 will of Alfred Nobel, which dictates that the awards should be administered by the Nobel Foundation. The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was established in 1968 by the Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, for contributions to the field of economics
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MacArthur Fellow
The MacArthur Fellows Program, MacArthur Fellowship, or "Genius Grant", is a prize awarded annually by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation typically to between 20 and 30 individuals, working in any field, who have shown "extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction" and are citizens or residents of the United States.[1] According to the Foundation's website, "the fellowship is not a reward for past accomplishment, but rather an investment in a person's originality, insight, and potential". The current prize is $625,000 paid over five years in quarterly installments. This figure was increased from $500,000 in 2013 with the release of a review[2] of the MacArthur Fellows Program. Since 1981, 942 people have been named MacArthur Fellows,[3] ranging in age from 18 to 82.[4] The award has been called "one of the most significant awards that is truly 'no strings attached'".[5] The Program allows no applications
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Astronauts
An astronaut or cosmonaut is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. Although generally reserved for professional space travelers, the terms are sometimes applied to anyone who travels into space, including scientists, politicians, journalists, and tourists.[1][2] Starting in the 1950s up to 2002, astronauts were sponsored and trained exclusively by governments, either by the military or by civilian space agencies
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National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA)[a] is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions and conferences. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States
United States
and Canada, and helps more than 480,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. In its 2016-17 fiscal year the NCAA took in $1.06 billion dollars in revenue, over 82% of which was generated by the Division I Men's Basketball
Basketball
Tournament
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NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship
Each autumn since 1938, with the exception of 1943, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has hosted men's cross country championships. Since 1958, the NCAA has had multiple division championships. Since 1973, Divisions I, II and III have all had their own national championships. Teams and individual runners qualify for the championship at regional competitions approximately a week before the national championships, typically held in November. Northern Arizona are the current men's team champions.Contents1 Qualifying 2 History 3 Champions 4 Titles4.1 Team titles 4.2 Individual titles5 Appearances5.1 Most team appearances (top 15)6 Records 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksQualifying[edit] Teams compete in one of nine regional championships to qualify, where the top two teams automatically advance and thirteen additional teams are chosen as at-large selections
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Athletic Nickname
The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States
United States
is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. Typically as a matter of engendering school spirit, the institution either officially or unofficially uses this moniker of the institution's athletic teams also as a nickname to refer to people associated with the institution, especially its current students, but also often its alumni, its faculty, and its administration as well. This practice at the university and college tertiary higher-education level has proven so popular that it extended to the high school secondary-education level in the United States
United States
and in recent years even to the primary-education level as well
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NCAA Women's Cross Country Championship
The NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship is the cross country championship held by the National Collegiate Athletic Association each autumn for individual runners and cross country teams from universities in Division I. Teams and individual runners qualify for the championship at regional competitions approximately a week before the national championships. The championship has been held annually since 1981. The reigning national champions are the New Mexico Lobos.Contents1 Qualifying 2 History 3 Past champions 4 Titles4.1 Team titles 4.2 Individual titles5 Appearances5.1 Most team appearances6 Records 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksQualifying[edit] Teams compete in one of nine regional championships to qualify. The top two teams automatically advance, and 13 additional teams are chosen as at-large selections
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Golden, Colorado
Golden is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States.[6] Golden lies along Clear Creek at the base of the Front Range
Front Range
of the Rocky Mountains. Founded during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush
Pike's Peak Gold Rush
on 16 June 1859, the mining camp was originally named Golden City
City
in honor of Thomas L. Golden. Golden City served as the capital of the provisional Territory of Jefferson
Territory of Jefferson
from 1860 to 1861, and capital of the official Territory of Colorado
Colorado
from 1862 to 1867. In 1867, the territorial capital was moved about 12 miles (19 km) east to Denver
Denver
City
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat[2] and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States.[7] Situated on the Cache La Poudre River
Cache La Poudre River
along the Colorado Front Range, Fort Collins is located 65 miles (105 km) north of the Colorado
Colorado
State Capitol in Denver. With a 2016 estimated population of 161,000,[8] it is the fourth most populous city in Colorado
Colorado
after Denver, Colorado
Colorado
Springs, and Aurora
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Cañon City, Colorado
Cañon City
City
/ˈkænjən ˈsɪti/ is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Fremont County, Colorado, United States.[7] The city population was 16,400 at the 2010 United States
United States
Census.[8] Cañon City
City
straddles the easterly flowing Arkansas River
Arkansas River
and is a popular tourist destination for sightseeing, whitewater rafting, and rock climbing
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