Woman working with a child on her lap

Why do men publish more papers than women? Motherhood plays key role

March 12, 2021

In the years after female faculty members have children, their productivity––in terms of papers published––drops 20 percent. Male faculty see no such decline. Researchers say different roles in parenting are likely to blame and the gap could have long-term impacts on higher education.

American Bushtit at Carpinteria salt marsh

Extinction cascading through ecosystems could spell trouble for humans

March 11, 2021

Ecosystem services might be more vulnerable to extinction than previously thought, new study finds.

Police presence during a protest

Nationwide search finds no evidence of ‘Ferguson effect’

March 10, 2021

CU Boulder researcher finds Black Lives Matter protests linked with fewer police killings of Black people.

U.S.-Mexico Border  Jacumba Hot Springs, California

Award prompts students to rethink the last year and the West

March 9, 2021

The Thompson awards from the Center of the American West urge students to write about the West and show them the year that was for a $500 prize.

Persuasive Prints (Installation view), CU Art Museum, February 6–March 12, 2020. Photo by Patrick Campbell, © University of Colorado Boulder.

Math alum sows seeds of diversity in art

March 4, 2021

$25K gift establishes Diversity Acquisition Fund at CU Boulder Art Museum.

COVID classroom

Course on individual, societal wellness during pandemic now freely available

Feb. 22, 2021

CU Boulder’s interdisciplinary course titled Health, Society and Wellness in COVID-19 Times is available to the general public on Coursera.

A COVID19 memorial on the national mall

Dennis Mileti, expert on disaster communication, dies at 75

Feb. 19, 2021

Former director of CU Boulder’s Natural Hazards Center was two days away from receiving first vaccine for COVID-19.

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Scientists uncover blueprints for avian plumage architecture

Feb. 18, 2021

New research sheds light on the genetic underpinnings of plumage for prominent Eurasian bird

Two masks

Should I really wear 2 masks? Hear from an expert

Feb. 12, 2021

As several new variants of the novel coronavirus are now circulating the U.S., many people are wondering: Should we be wearing two face coverings instead of one?

Microbiome

Microbiome may unlock the secrets of aging

Feb. 10, 2021

CU Boulder-led research seeks to understand the connection between microbiome and aging.

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