CU Boulder from the sky

Land acknowledgment honors contributions of Indigenous peoples, history of land

Aug. 26, 2022

CU Boulder has adopted a land acknowledgment recognizing its campus sits on land that is part of the traditional territories of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Ute and other Indigenous nations with historic and ongoing ties to the state.

The Chihuahuan Meadowlark

Meet the Chihuahuan Meadowlark

Aug. 24, 2022

CU Boulder undergraduate’s honors thesis leads to the official recognition of the Chihuahuan Meadowlark as a distinct species.

Pearl Street in Boulder

City, university team up to study urban heat island effect

Aug. 23, 2022

City of Boulder plans to use CU Boulder data to study the effect of trees on urban heat for climate-mitigation planning.

Exhuming the Sisters of Loretto remains

62 nuns were buried in a historic Denver cemetery. This archaeologist is helping to move them

Aug. 19, 2022

Between 1898 and 1969, 62 nuns were buried in a historic cemetery in southwest Denver. This summer, Lauren Hosek is helping to move the remains to a new resting place.

Deforestation in the DRC

Scientists calculate when, where forests should be protected

Aug. 18, 2022

Forests in some regions of the global south and tropics, where governments are poorer, should be prioritized for conservation, the researchers contend.

Vanderford Glacier reflection

Unlocking the secrets of the East Antarctic ice sheet

Aug. 11, 2022

Climate change may soon cause the sleepy giant to evolve, new research finds.

Bison on the Kanza prairie in Kansas

Oft-overlooked grasslands build biodiversity, resilience over centuries

Aug. 5, 2022

The restoration of grassland ecosystems may need more of a guided, hands-on approach over time, according to a new review of global conservation efforts

Arctic sea ice

Smoke from Western wildfires can influence Arctic sea ice, researchers find

July 27, 2022

New CU Boulder research finds that the presence of clouds—or lack thereof—caused by the smoke of wildfires thousands of miles away can either help protect or endanger Arctic sea ice.

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Scholar to apply health expertise in position that prepares student-athletes for life success

July 26, 2022

Theresa Hernández will be the first director of CU Boulder Athletics’ Crawford Family WHOLE Student-Athlete Program, which prepares student-athletes for life success by comprehensively focusing on their physical, psychological, academic and career health.

Hands holding peanuts

Amid climate change and conflict, more resilient food systems a must, report shows

July 21, 2022

A new CU Boulder-led study ranks the top 32 threats to food security over the next two decades, pointing to climate change and conflict as top culprits and calling for more coordination in building resilient food systems around the globe.

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