David Shneer

New public scholarship fund honors late historian David Shneer

May 19, 2021

Eileen and Richard Greenberg created the fund to continue the late scholar’s life’s work.

Comic strip

CU Boulder anthropologist wins support for Indigenous history comics

May 14, 2021

Museum Curator Jennifer Shannon garners fellowship to ‘deploy the humanities for the public good’.

Close up of DNA strands

Scientists construct first-ever synthetic DNA-like polymer

May 11, 2021

These synthesized helical covalent polymers represent a huge advance for this critical and understudied field, researchers say.

Osvaldo Villagrana, 24, an integrative physiology major at CU Boulder gets his first dose of the Moderna vaccine.

Still hesitant to get the shot? 7 COVID vaccine concerns addressed

May 10, 2021

Some worry that the science was rushed. Others question whether the benefits outweigh the risks. Here's what Teresa Foley, a teaching professor of distinction in integrative physiology, tells students, acquaintances and family who are hesitant.

Rhiana Gunn-Wright

Green New Deal author champions empathy and a thick skin

May 7, 2021

Working for a better climate won’t be easy, but will always be right, Rhiana Gunn-Wright tells CU Boulder environmental studies graduates.

Factory Chimney Smoke

Outstanding grad seeks common ground on climate and elsewhere

April 30, 2021

Renae Marshall, the College of Arts and Sciences’ Outstanding Graduate for spring 2021, produced an ‘impressive’ thesis examining the fate of more than 700 decarbonization bills in the past five years.

landscape cover of Claude McKays book.

Researchers unravel secrets of long-lost novel

April 27, 2021

CU Boulder journal English Language Notes helps unpack the mystery of Harlem Renaissance writer and poet Claude McKay’s novel, which was unknown for 87 years.

Police officer

Psychologists explore cops’ decision to shoot

April 19, 2021

CU Boulder researcher finds that practice reduces racial bias in a first-person shooter simulation—but the benefits only go so far.

Two people talking

What’s in a word: New track explores the role of language in social life

April 14, 2021

Language is part of who we are and everything we do, but what we do has significantly changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fortress Mountain in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada.

Increased winter snowmelt threatens western water resources

April 7, 2021

More snow is melting during winter across the West, a concerning trend that could impact everything from ski conditions to fire danger and agriculture, according to a new CU Boulder analysis of 40 years of data.

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