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.

Prof’s class examines the sociology of yoga

Prof’s class examines the sociology of yoga

April 27, 2016

Professor Lori M. Hunter has spent a semester prompting students to grapple with questions about the intersection of society and yoga. The course, which she believes is the first of its kind, is an upper-division class designed to hone students’ critical-thinking skills.

Caution: Caffeine

Adolescent caffeine use may raise anxiety-disorder risk

April 23, 2016

Many have felt the jitters of too much caffeine, but new evidence suggests that such consumption puts adolescents at risk of suffering those symptoms on a daily basis, even after discontinuing use, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study published in the February edition of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Bear with book

Kids weave tales of snakes and eagles and bears

April 20, 2016

Two first graders walk into a class. They open a science book they wrote together. They read it aloud to college students, who clap and ask questions. This is no joke. It’s a joint effort of a science-writing class at CU-Boulder and a first-grade class at Bear Creek Elementary School.

Female researcher

In science, many are blinded by gender stereotype

April 7, 2016

Feminine and ‘attractive’ women deemed less likely to be scientists In her leading role for the 1993 blockbuster science-fiction movie, “Jurassic Park,” actor Laura Dern played a brilliant paleobotanist who looked as you might expect for someone who pokes through steaming piles of dinosaur poop — hiking boots, khaki shorts,...