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Undergraduate’s independent film merges hip hop and the wilderness

This summer, Ani Yahzid is embarking on an independent film project with a goal of encouraging young people to get outdoors. Assisting the CU Boulder undergraduate with his project is hip hop musician Namaste. Read more

Religion in the digital age focus of new research

The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant to the Center for Media, Religion and Culture at CU Boulder Boulder to support an investigation of the changing nature of religious scholarship in the digital age. Read more

Domestic terrorists, gang members have little in common, study shows

Domestic extremists tend to be much older, better educated, more affluent, more religious, and are more likely to be white than street gang members, according to a sweeping new CU Boulder study that systematically compares the groups for the first time. Read more

A diet strategy that focuses on the brain

Achieving a healthy weight may be more about what’s going on between your ears than between your lips. That’s according to Eliza Kingsford (Psych’03) in her new book, Brain-Powered Weight Loss. It’s getting rave reviews. Read more

Scholar probes myths and realities of bandits

What does each outlaw story come to embody at any given time, and what is the relationship between the real-life bandit and the narratives that feature him or her? Juan Pablo Dabove, a faculty member at the University of Colorado Boulder, investigates this question in his ongoing research on Latin American bandits. Read more

Some mother cells kick DNA damage ‘down the road’ to offspring

A new University of Colorado Boulder study has shown that some dividing human cells are “kicking the can down the road,” passing on low-level DNA damage to offspring, causing daughter cells to pause in a quiescent, or dormant, state previously thought to be random in origin. Read more

Diesels pollute more than tests detect; excess emissions kill 38,000 yearly

Because of testing inefficiencies, maintenance inadequacies and other factors, diesel cars, trucks and buses worldwide emit 4.6 million tons more harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) than standards allow, according to a new study co-authored by CU Boulder researchers. Read more

What a baby hears while asleep matters more than previously thought

What an infant hears during sleep has an immediate and profound impact on his or her brain activity, potentially shaping language learning later in life, suggests a new University of Colorado Boulder study of slumbering babies. Read more

'Heart Mapping' talk highlights map exhibition

A gallery talk and reception for Yazzie will take place May 19 at 3 p.m. in the Earth Sciences and Map Library. Visiting artist Faith McManus, art teacher at Northtec Education Institute in Northland, New Zealand, will be joining Yazzie in discussing “Heart Mapping: Indigenous Perspectives on Land.” Read more

Finding his voice, performer also finds a career

When William Kristofer Buxton was in middle school, vocal nodules left him with “essentially no voice.” Now he's earning degrees in theatre and speech pathology, and he aims to pursue both paths in his career. Read more
Jerusalem cricket

A startling creature in the sand

Jerusalem crickets are not crickets and do not occur in Jerusalem, so how did this common name come about? Read more

Ruth Ellen Kocher appointed divisional dean for arts and humanities

Professor Ruth Ellen Kocher, a nationally recognized poet, will become associate dean for arts and humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Read more
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