depression

The paradox of ‘suicide in happy places’ seems not to exist

Aug. 18, 2018

A closer look at geographic data finds no correlation between generally happy locales and rates of suicide, according to research by CU Boulder and U of California Irvine.

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Humans might not be altruistic ‘avengers’ after all, study finds

Aug. 18, 2018

CU Boulder research contradicts the long-held belief that humans interfere when they see the abuse of strangers.

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Prof transforms political science class into a game

Aug. 13, 2018

The heckling is real, the riots just acknowledged, and they are part of an innovative teaching method called Reacting to the Past, which aims to help students learn by prompting them to assume historical roles.

women in politics

Women who run for office inspire others to do the same, study suggests

July 31, 2018

In the wake of the historic 2016 presidential election, there’s been a record number of female candidates seeking office nationwide. A CU Boulder graduate student and other researchers find strong evidence that female candidates inspire others.

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To confront wildfire risk, experts get social

April 9, 2018

A team of wildfire practitioners and researchers—including some from the University of Colorado Boulder—is working across Colorado to better understand the human role in local wildfire mitigation.

lucile

A century later, CU officially remembers Lucile

March 14, 2018

Tipped off by a newspaper story, Polly McLean spent more than a decade exhuming Buchanan’s story and, finally, correcting history. For decades, CU's official history stated that the first black woman to graduate from CU earned her degree in 1924. But that was wrong.

mama

Linguistics prof's memoir examines family life under Nazis, Soviets

Feb. 21, 2018

'My idea was to show how two people went through the two greatest tragedies of the 20th century,' says Zygmunt Frajzyngier

Photograph of Mountains Smokey from Wildfires

Smoke from distant fires darken the public health picture

Feb. 14, 2018

Questions remain about the respiratory risk posed to a fifth of the United States population by increasing wildfires—but a CU Boulder researcher is trying to clear the air.

mead

Both sides misunderstand Margaret Mead, prof contends

Dec. 1, 2017

Both Mead’s conservative critics—some of whom went so far as to claim she “caused” the moral degradation of America—and liberal supporters—who tend to see Mead as a feminist icon—have misunderstood her views on these issues, finds Paul Shankman.

Kaia

Standing up to madness, for decades

Nov. 30, 2017

For more than three decades, a mentally ill man has single-mindedly harassed, threatened and terrorized Kaia Anderson and her family. Her case helped strengthen Colorado's stalking law. Now she's telling her full story.

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