Features

Turbines

Wind power you can bank on

Feb. 28, 2017

Incorporating wind energy into today’s electrical grid raises a host of questions about wind forecasting, wind-turbine siting, wind-turbine design in hurricane zones; CU Boulder lab is investigating these and other questions.Read more »
sitting

If ‘sitting is the new smoking,’ can desk workers snuff out risk?

Feb. 28, 2017

CU Boulder research team has found marked health benefits from electric-assist commuter bikes and ‘passive-cycling’; now, the team is studying an under-the-desk cycle that shows similar promise.Read more »
sex ed

Let’s (not) talk about sex

Feb. 28, 2017

CU sociologist’s book examines society’s mixed messages to teens about sex In the small, rural Ohio town where Stefanie Mollborn grew up, the prevailing message to teenagers about sex was straightforward: Don’t do it, because it’s morally wrong. In wealthier, liberal places like Boulder, the message tends to be different:... Read more »
Newspaper

Scholars eye freedom in reverse

Feb. 28, 2017

With help from five graduate students, two CU Boulder professors will conduct a careful study of what happens to citizen engagement when previously liberal democratic nations become more repressive.Read more »
Brylowe

CU scholar brings innovative hands-on teaching approach to English

Feb. 28, 2017

Thora Brylowe told her students they’d complete three separate, significant projects during the semester, each in collaborative fashion. The results would be experienced by the public in three distinct media formats: books, pictures and the internet.Read more »
Cardio health

Diet-mimicking pill could reverse cardiovascular aging

Dec. 7, 2016

CU Boulder researchers have successfully reversed vascular dysfunction in aging mice with a dietary supplement. The findings have implications for preventing cardiovascular dysfunction and disease during aging in humans.Read more »
Al Bartlett

Physics prof’s home, like the man himself, is now an icon

Dec. 6, 2016

Albert A. Bartlett, the iconic physics professor, helped preserve the city he called home, and now the city has moved to preserve his home. In November, the Boulder City Council designated the longtime home of the University of Colorado Boulder professor as an historic landmark. The city’s move reflects the impact Bartlett had on both the university and Boulder.Read more »
Locally grown food

Thinking globally, eating locally

Dec. 2, 2016

For decades in the post-World War II era, it’s fair to say that the diet of most Americans became less and less local. With innovations ranging from the interstate highway system to affordable home refrigeration and freezing systems, it simply became easier to eat food that came from a state — or even a country — far, far away.Read more »
Abby and Maribel

The visionaries see brighter days in Peru

Sept. 13, 2016

Young CU Boulder alumni have launched a summer empowerment program for adolescent girls in Peru who dream of career and community service. Partnering with other nonprofits in Peru, the team has helped the young women move closer to realizing their dreams.Read more »
Stephen Graham Jones

Author has Mongrels on the brain

Sept. 11, 2016

The story of a nascent werewolf and his flawed family has been percolating inside of Stephen Graham Jones, CU Boulder creative writing professor and veteran novelist, since he was 12 years old. “In one sense, I wrote it in two weeks, and in another, it took my whole life,” Jones says of Mongrels, his first book to be published by a mainstream New York publishing house. Throughout a career that has included 17 novels and numerous short stories, Jones has balanced two distinct novel genres: literary and horror. Now he says, “Mongrels braids the two styles back together.”Read more »

Pages

Pages