rural

CU Boulder research to focus on often-overlooked rural America

Oct. 4, 2019

Rural America the focus of two new projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Climate

Evidence of climate-driven conflicts is piling up

Sept. 18, 2019

Climate has played a small but important role in fueling civil wars and other conflicts, CU Boulder and other researchers find.

tragedy

The tragedy of the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’

Feb. 19, 2019

On the 50th anniversary of Garrett Hardin’s influential essay, the director of the CU Population Center contends he missed the mark.

Flickr photo of some wildfire practitioners

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.

mexico

Does a changing climate affect when healthy people migrate?

Feb. 8, 2018

A first look at the intersection of climate change and the relatively good health of new migrants—or “healthy migrant effect”— suggests that the changing climate might propel less-healthy people to migrate from Mexico to the United States.

Overturned Pill Bottle

Opioids, obesity, not 'despair deaths', raising mortality rates for whites

July 19, 2017

A new study by CU Boulder mortality researchers found that drug-related deaths among middle-aged white men have soared 25-fold since 1980. But contrary to recent reports, suicide and alcohol-related mortality has not increased substantially. The paper challenges the idea that economically-influenced "despair deaths" are killing middle-age white men, pointing to prescription painkillers and obesity instead.

scale

Genes may help propel women to see themselves as overweight

Dec. 13, 2016

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have identified a genetic component that could help explain why women are more likely to perceive themselves as overweight than similarly proportioned men.

gang

Criminologist who studies gang populations wins top national award

Sept. 28, 2016

David Pyrooz, assistant professor of sociology at CU Boulder, has won the 2016 Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology.

Fit or not?

Feeling heavy? Light? Your genes might be to blame

Aug. 31, 2016

Do you feel overweight, about right, or too skinny? Your answer to that question may be tied to genes you inherited from your parents, especially if you are a female, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Federal Data Hub

CU becomes region’s first federal data research hub

May 24, 2016

Social scientists and health researchers from across Colorado and neighboring states will soon have abundant U.S. Census and other federal statistical data available to them in a secure setting at the University of Colorado Boulder.