sex ed

Let’s (not) talk about sex

Feb. 28, 2017

CU sociologist’s book examines society’s mixed messages to teens about sex In the small, rural Ohio town where Stefanie Mollborn grew up, the prevailing message to teenagers about sex was straightforward: Don’t do it, because it’s morally wrong. In wealthier, liberal places like Boulder, the message tends to be different:...

Newspaper

Scholars eye freedom in reverse

Feb. 28, 2017

With help from five graduate students, two CU Boulder professors will conduct a careful study of what happens to citizen engagement when previously liberal democratic nations become more repressive.

Brylowe

CU scholar brings innovative hands-on teaching approach to English

Feb. 28, 2017

Thora Brylowe told her students they’d complete three separate, significant projects during the semester, each in collaborative fashion. The results would be experienced by the public in three distinct media formats: books, pictures and the internet.

Cardio health

Diet-mimicking pill could reverse cardiovascular aging

Dec. 7, 2016

CU Boulder researchers have successfully reversed vascular dysfunction in aging mice with a dietary supplement. The findings have implications for preventing cardiovascular dysfunction and disease during aging in humans.

Al Bartlett

Physics prof’s home, like the man himself, is now an icon

Dec. 6, 2016

Albert A. Bartlett, the iconic physics professor, helped preserve the city he called home, and now the city has moved to preserve his home. In November, the Boulder City Council designated the longtime home of the University of Colorado Boulder professor as an historic landmark. The city’s move reflects the impact Bartlett had on both the university and Boulder.

Locally grown food

Thinking globally, eating locally

Dec. 2, 2016

For decades in the post-World War II era, it’s fair to say that the diet of most Americans became less and less local. With innovations ranging from the interstate highway system to affordable home refrigeration and freezing systems, it simply became easier to eat food that came from a state — or even a country — far, far away.

Abby and Maribel

The visionaries see brighter days in Peru

Sept. 13, 2016

Young CU Boulder alumni have launched a summer empowerment program for adolescent girls in Peru who dream of career and community service. Partnering with other nonprofits in Peru, the team has helped the young women move closer to realizing their dreams.

Stephen Graham Jones

Author has Mongrels on the brain

Sept. 11, 2016

The story of a nascent werewolf and his flawed family has been percolating inside of Stephen Graham Jones since he was 12 years old.

Wildfire in Colorado Springs

Humans, wildfires forge a ‘socioeconomic pathology’

Sept. 11, 2016

"What does forest management do to the frequency, size and intensity of wildfires? What happens when people think about the impact of their houses on forests and forest fires? Does it change the rate they build housing (and the type of materials they use) in the wildland urban interface?" Researchers grapple with these questions.

Like-minded discourse breeds extremism

Like-minded discourse breeds extremism

Sept. 1, 2016

“The results of two experiments demonstrate that people underestimate how much a brief group discussion polarizes their partisan attitudes,” Keating said in her study summary. But perhaps worse, people appear to be unaware when this occurs.

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