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Court ruling barring ‘blade runner’ from Olympics is scientifically unfounded, studies suggest

Nov. 11, 2020

This week’s international court ruling barring a Black double-amputee sprinter from the Olympics overlooks evidence that his prostheses provide no competitive advantage and instead hinges on racially biased data, according to CU Boulder researchers at the center of the debate.

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New genomes provide insight into bird evolution

Nov. 11, 2020

Researchers from across the globe have helped sequence the genomes of 363 bird species as part of the Bird 10,000 Genome Project.

A child in Cusco, Peru

CU Boulder to offer Quechua

Nov. 9, 2020

A widely spoken Indigenous language of the Americas to fulfill undergraduate requirement starting spring 2021.

Poll workers

A national nail-biter and a Colorado ‘blue wave’—political scientists weigh in on 2020 election

Nov. 6, 2020

With results still being counted in several states Wednesday, threats of lawsuits and some suggesting it could be days or even weeks before the presidential race is resolved, election night 2020 was far from decisive—at least on the national level. But a few things did emerge as certain, CU Boulder political scientists say.

Students in an Arts and Sciences History 1509 class at the Eaton Humanities Building.

Studying classics is ‘deeply, utterly, fascinating and fun’

Oct. 30, 2020

Elspeth Dusinberre, new college professor of distinction, discusses the joy and relevance of the discipline.

Max Bernstein, Laura Kim, Ondine Geary, and Michelle Ellsworth in the Intimacy Machine in The Post Social Network by Michelle Ellsworth. Photo by Ryan Seelig.

Dancer gains new (and widespread) recognition

Oct. 29, 2020

Michelle Ellsworth, college professor of distinction, is an artist whose work ‘defies easy categorization,’ except that it is important, critics say.

aquatic communities

Expert on ‘dark side of biology’ gets high honor

Oct. 29, 2020

Pieter T.J. Johnson, new college professor of distinction, focuses on ‘profound threats’ of species invasion and emerging diseases.

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Prof strives to blunt climate and biodiversity crises

Oct. 28, 2020

Katharine Suding, college professor of distinction, says science teaching can connect with students when it includes the ‘spark of exploration and the excitement of the unknown.'

St. Augustine

Scholar of medieval philosophy honored for teaching, research

Oct. 28, 2020

Robert C. Pasnau, college professor of distinction, notes that key questions facing humanity, like truth, objectivity and fairness, are ‘ultimately philosophical’.

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Tiny moon shadows may harbor hidden stores of ice

Oct. 28, 2020

Hidden pockets of water could be much more common on the surface of the moon than scientists once suspected, according to new research led by CU Boulder. In some cases, these tiny patches of ice might exist in permanent shadows no bigger than a penny.