Maria Kazachenko and solar flare

The most outstanding solar-flare eruptions are not always the most influential

Feb. 15, 2024

A recent CU Boulder study suggests that confined flares are more efficient at heating plasma and producing ionizing radiation than comparable eruptive flares.

Paul Nolte and Thomas Kaplan

Democracy is bound to get ‘rough,’ scholar says

Feb. 14, 2024

German historian Paul Nolte discusses what populist movements in the United States and Europe mean for liberal democracies during CU Boulder colloquium.

Cassandra Brooks, Ulyana Horodyskyj Peña and Zephyr Sylvester jumping in Antarctica

CU Boulder scientist shows expeditioners untamed Antarctica

Feb. 13, 2024

Cassandra Brooks, whom The Explorers Club has honored as an ‘extraordinary person’ doing ‘remarkable work to promote science and exploration,’ gives onsite lessons on the ‘vital’ ecosystem.

Shawn O'Neal with Motown album covers

And the Motown beat goes on

Feb. 12, 2024

Upon the 65th anniversary of the record label, CU Boulder prof says that from Taylor Swift to K-pop, ‘It’s all Motown; they are not creating anything new.’

German historian Paul Nolte

Research colloquium addresses ongoing crisis of liberal democracy

Feb. 12, 2024

Eminent German historian Paul Nolte will discuss whether the golden age of democracy is over or whether it can escape collapse and recover.

Men of Steel by Samuel L. Margolies

Student-curated exhibit focuses on labor and the work of art

Feb. 9, 2024

‘(Art)work: Systems of Making’ opens with a celebration Friday afternoon at the CU Art Museum.

Chinese dragon sculpture

Lunar New Year begins auspicious, perhaps fertile, Year of the Dragon

Feb. 8, 2024

CU Boulder Asian languages faculty Yingjie Li and Yu Zhang reflect on what some consider the luckiest year in the Chinese zodiac.

Charlie Billingsley and Von Ross hanging "Lona Misa"

Artists celebrate Black womanhood, presence and connectedness

Feb. 6, 2024

New exhibition opening Friday at CU Art Museum created by socially engaged artists-in-residence to honor Black girls and women.

Vladimir Lenin in Red Square

A bit less visibly, Lenin’s ghost still haunts Russia

Feb. 5, 2024

This year is the 100th anniversary of the death of the Soviet Union’s first communist leader, whose legacy in Russia and former Soviet republics is complicated.

The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show

They wanted to hold your hand (and fans’ ecstatic screams still echo)

Feb. 5, 2024

Sixty years after The Beatles’ first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ CU Boulder historian Martin Babicz reflects on their impact on U.S. culture and politics.