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Zyzda

More undergrad research, yes, research, in arts and humanities

Dec. 2, 2016

There’s a reason you aren’t likely to see a Hollywood blockbuster featuring a laboratory dedicated to, say, American literature, philosophy, Italian languages or any other arts and humanities discipline: For the most part, researchers in those disciplines work as individuals, and not on laboratory teams.Read more »
Wiesel

Celebrating Elie Wiesel: Holocaust survivor, moral authority, political activist

Nov. 28, 2016

CU Boulder's Program in Jewish Studies and the Boulder Public Library are hosting an event on the late Elie Wiesel, featuring a lecture and special presentation, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Boulder Public Library.Read more »
Zoe Donaldson

MCDB professor helps bring science to the screen

Nov. 21, 2016

The Science and Entertainment Exchange acts as a kind of matchmaking ‘hotline’ for filmmakers seeking expertise in a particular scientific discipline. The Exchange will contact researchers at various institutions on the filmmaker’s behalf to find an appropriate expert willing to do some informal consulting.Read more »
Power plant

Boosting power plants’ efficiency can cause emissions rebound, study finds

Nov. 21, 2016

Increasing the efficiency of power plants’ efficiency is often assumed to be an effective means of reducing carbon emissions. However, an empirical analysis of plants’ efficiency and emission led by a University of Colorado Boulder sociology professor casts some doubt on that conventional wisdom.Read more »
Prison

Why are gang members disproportionately placed in solitary confinement?

Nov. 15, 2016

Members of criminal gangs are disproportionately placed in restrictive housing when they are imprisoned in the United States, but the evidence supporting this practice is “weak,” says criminologist David Pyrooz, who advocates more rigorous research on whether widespread isolaton of gang members is based on the best evidence.Read more »
cannabis

Federally produced cannabis for research does not reflect potency, diversity of legal markets

Nov. 14, 2016

Strains of cannabis available for federally funded studies lag well behind recreational markets in both potency and diversity, potentially compromising the validity of research into the drug’s effects.Read more »
america

Make America WHAT? A panel discussion

Nov. 10, 2016

Join a panel of politically engaged CU students and faculty from across the political spectrum to discuss the results of the election, the implications of a Trump presidency, and the future of American politics.Read more »
toad

Seeing the road less traveled

Nov. 8, 2016

Disability Services is now taking “a more holistic approach” to help students with disabilities become more involved with campus and Boulder life. The shift has allowed students with disabilities to participate in activities previously outside the scope of Disability Services.Read more »
books

CU Boulder to revamp doctoral studies in the literatures

Nov. 8, 2016

In an effort to recruit the most talented students, the University of Colorado Boulder will fundamentally restructure the support for doctoral studies in its six literature Ph.D programs with the new Consortium of Doctoral Studies in Literatures and Cultures.Read more »
sst

Can small cultures thrive in a globalized society?

Nov. 8, 2016

How small cultures and small communities survive in an increasingly globalized world is the focus of the next Social Sciences Today Forum at the University of Colorado Boulder.Read more »

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