Researcher throwing black sand

To study impacts of longer, hotter summers, ecologists haul 5,000 pounds of sand up a mountain

Sept. 16, 2022

An annual experiment based out of CU Boulder’s century-old Mountain Research Station aims to measure the effects of warming temperatures and faster snowmelt on alpine ecosystems by coating snowpack with thousands of pounds of black sand.

Buffalo Bicycle Classic on a mountain road

What your cycling jersey reveals about you, and the event it advertises

Sept. 9, 2022

Fashion historian Markas Henry reviews jerseys made to commemorate the Buffalo Bicycle Classic and helps cyclists consider the messages their exercise apparel convey.

Power Plant

How pollution changes a baby’s gut, and why it matters

Sept. 2, 2022

A first-of-its kind study by CU Boulder researchers finds that exposure to air pollution in infancy impacts a child's developing gut microbiome in ways that boost risk of allergies, obesity and diabetes and may influence brain development.

CU Boulder from the sky

Land acknowledgment honors contributions of Indigenous peoples, history of land

Aug. 26, 2022

CU Boulder has adopted a land acknowledgment recognizing its campus sits on land that is part of the traditional territories of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Ute and other Indigenous nations with historic and ongoing ties to the state.

Exhuming the Sisters of Loretto remains

62 nuns were buried in a historic Denver cemetery. This archaeologist is helping to move them

Aug. 19, 2022

Between 1898 and 1969, 62 nuns were buried in a historic cemetery in southwest Denver. This summer, Lauren Hosek is helping to move the remains to a new resting place.

Bison on the Kanza prairie in Kansas

Oft-overlooked grasslands build biodiversity, resilience over centuries

Aug. 5, 2022

The restoration of grassland ecosystems may need more of a guided, hands-on approach over time, according to a new review of global conservation efforts

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Scholar to apply health expertise in position that prepares student-athletes for life success

July 26, 2022

Theresa Hernández will be the first director of CU Boulder Athletics’ Crawford Family WHOLE Student-Athlete Program, which prepares student-athletes for life success by comprehensively focusing on their physical, psychological, academic and career health.

Hands holding peanuts

Amid climate change and conflict, more resilient food systems a must, report shows

July 21, 2022

A new CU Boulder-led study ranks the top 32 threats to food security over the next two decades, pointing to climate change and conflict as top culprits and calling for more coordination in building resilient food systems around the globe.

Emma Gomez Martinez Park Sign

Students reveal the history behind Boulder’s park names

July 14, 2022

CU Boulder’s Department of History partnered with Boulder Parks and Recreation to assess the names of their 82 parks and learn what stories the park names were celebrating, what stories might be missing and how the park names reflect the Boulder community’s values today.

Stellar Death

‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’: New space telescope gives first glimpses of universe

July 13, 2022

Astrophysicist John Bally takes a look at the first images from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope—an instrument that is gazing farther into space and time than anything ever built by humans.

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