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March 6, 2014

Doctors’ unconscious biases favor whites but do not affect high blood pressure treatment for their minority patients, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study, even though a previous study by the same research group found that doctors’ biases are reflected in lower ratings by African-American patients.

The new research, led by Irene Blair, an associate professor in CU-Boulder’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, is published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

March 6, 2014

CU System news release

DENVER – Five members of the University of Colorado community are recipients of the 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award, among the highest honors given at CU, the state’s flagship university. 

March 4, 2014

Two Florida reporters have won the 2014 Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Journalism and Mass Communication program and the Denver Press Club.

March 4, 2014

Exposing leafy vegetables grown during spaceflight to a few bright pulses of light daily could increase the amount of eye-protecting nutrients produced by the plants, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.

One of the concerns for astronauts during future extended spaceflights will be the onslaught of eye-damaging radiation they’ll be exposed to. But astronauts should be able to mitigate radiation-induced harm to their eyes by eating plants that contain carotenoids, especially zeaxanthin, which is known to promote eye health.

March 4, 2014

The Mazal Holocaust Collection, considered the world’s largest privately owned Holocaust archive and the most significant U.S. collection outside of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., has been donated to the University of Colorado Boulder.

March 3, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder has pledged to double the number of CU-Boulder students who participate in an international educational experience by 2020. The commitment, which will be implemented by CU-Boulder’s Study Abroad Programs office, is part of the Generation Study Abroad pledge launched today by the Institute of International Education (IIE). 

February 28, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder announced today it will be open to students, faculty and staff on Sunday, April 20, but for the third straight year will be closed to unauthorized non-affiliates.

February 27, 2014

A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder bolsters the theory that the first Americans, who are believed to have come over from northeast Asia during the last ice age, may have been isolated on the Bering Land Bridge for thousands of years before spreading throughout the Americas.

February 27, 2014

In recent years, palm oil production has come under fire from environmentalists concerned about the deforestation of land in the tropics to make way for new palm plantations. Now there is a new reason to be concerned about palm oil’s environmental impact.

An analysis published Feb. 26 in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that the wastewater produced during the processing of palm oil is a significant source of heat-trapping methane in the atmosphere. But the researchers also present a possible solution: capturing the methane and using it as a renewable energy source.

February 27, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Real Estate Council will hold its 17th annual forum Wednesday, March 5, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Denver Marriott City Center.

The event at 1701 California St. is open to the public. Co-presented by the CU-Boulder Real Estate Center at the Leeds School of Business and its CU Real Estate Council, the conference will offer commentary by national and local experts on institutional capital, residential and hospitality real estate and more.

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