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Jail

Gang membership seldom originates in prison, new study suggests

March 23, 2017

Juvenile offenders are more likely to leave a gang than join one while incarcerated, according to a surprising, first-of-its kind study by CU Boulder criminologist David Pyrooz.Read more »
Ice

Last remnant of North American ice sheet on track to vanish

March 20, 2017

The last piece of the ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America is doomed to disappear in the next several centuries, says a new study by researchers at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and the University of Colorado Boulder.Read more »
cires

CIRES director to host sneak peek of citizen science documentary series

March 20, 2017

Enabled by smartphones, computers and mobile technology, regular people are observing their environments, monitoring neighborhoods and collecting information about the world and the things they care about. These so-called “citizen scientists” are the focus of "The Crowd and the Cloud," a 4-part public television series premiering in April hosted by CU Boulder Professor Waleed Abdalati.Read more »
letters

First initial of last name could foretell one's success or setback in life

March 17, 2017

As the end of the school year approaches, the season of recognition – with awards ceremonies, performances and graduations – flourishes for many.Read more »
student

Blind student aims to help others reach great heights

March 17, 2017

An undergraduate student is parlaying her experience in designing and building space instruments to create workshops for blind high school and college students so they can gain the hands-on training needed to excel in science and engineering careers.Read more »
Zubi

Kubi technology allows housebound student to attend class

March 15, 2017

Because she had hip surgery during the winter break, University of Colorado Student Annie Miller could not physically attend class in the beginning weeks of the spring 2017 semester. A robot and some teamwork ensured that she could attend remotely.Read more »
katrina

Larger disasters 'inevitable,' says new Natural Hazards Center director

March 15, 2017

Lori Peek, who was just starting her third year of graduate school at CU Boulder, watched the catastrophe of 9/11 unfold from afar. But soon after the twin towers fell, she packed her bags and flew into the chaos.Read more »
scientists

Several grad programs deemed 'tops' for 2018 by US News & World Report

March 14, 2017

Numerous other CU Boulder schools, colleges, departments and programs hold places in the national rankings within their fields.Read more »
Standup

So three polar bears walk into a bar…

March 14, 2017

‘Stand Up for Climate Change’ event on March 17 to fuse the sober topic of climate change with the unifying power of humor.Read more »
group

New interdisciplinary center explores the beginnings - of everything

March 9, 2017

How do you study a historical event? “You can’t bring a giant meteorite hitting the Earth millions of years ago into a lab."Read more »

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