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Humans, not climate change, wiped out Australian megafauna

New evidence involving the ancient poop of some of the huge and astonishing creatures that once roamed Australia indicates the primary cause of their extinction around 45,000 years ago was likely a result of humans, not climate change. Read more

CU geneticist refutes his own study linking schizophrenia, inbreeding

When Matthew Keller found he could not duplicate his own 2012 study that tied inbreeding to the chances of developing schizophrenia in a more-powerful secondary study, he wanted to make sure the scientific record was clear. Read more

‘Catapult’ showcases student dance talent at CU

Dance pieces tackling both timeless and timely themes will be on display in "Catapult," a showcase of brand new works choreographed by graduating CU Boulder students. The show runs Feb. 10-12 in CU’s Charlotte York Irey Theatre. Read more

In ‘Unspoken,’ six friends choose love over fear

CU Boulder’s 2016-17 theatre season continues with “Unspoken,” a 2016 work by New Play Festival winner and PhD candidate Kevin Crowe. The intimate portrait of six friends living in New York City runs Feb. 15-19 in CU’s Loft Theatre. Read more

New broad-spectrum antiviral protein can inhibit HIV, other pathogens in some primates

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered that a protein-coding gene called Schlafen11 (SLFN11) may induce a broad-spectrum cellular response against infection by viruses including HIV-1. Read more
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Students video polar bears to teach about climate change

Graduate student Barbara MacFerrin had never seen a bear in the wild in Colorado. In November, she went to the Arctic and saw a dozen polar bears. Read more

Prof explains back story of American Politics Research Lab

Scott Adler’s political awareness began at a young age. His parents weren’t politicians, but they were politically aware, which “seeped into" his childhood, Adler said. Read more

Pushing Boundaries: Saving the Arapaho language from the brink of extinction

Professor Andrew Cowell and doctoral student Irina Wagner are part of an effort to save the Arapaho with the Arapaho Language Project. They fear Arapaho will fade away after the fluent elderly speakers are gone. Read more

Products that target telomeres could backfire, fueling cancer

If an anti-aging regimen that involves telomeres – part of the human chromosome – sounds too good to be true, it probably is, says Jens Schmidt, a postdoctoral fellow in the Cech Lab at CU Boulder’s BioFrontiers Institute. Read more

Students have a new place to study in Hellems

Students searching for a space to study alone or in groups now have a new option: Four offices in the Hellems Arts and Sciences Building have been converted to shared student space. The open area joins Rooms 111 and 115, on the first floor of the west side of the building. Read more

Cloud seeding aims to increase mountain snowfall, power generation

CU Boulder is participating in a cloud-seeding effort, launched this month, to increase winter snowfall in the mountains of southwest Idaho with hopes of ultimately increasing power generation by hydroelectric dams. Read more
Charlotte York Irey

‘To dance is to live,’ and dance lives on at CU

More than two decades after she had almost single-handedly established the first degree program in dance at the University of Colorado Boulder, Charlotte York Irey attended the dedication of the new theater named in her honor. Read more
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