Lay counselors could help fill treatment gap for global, postpartum depression

Jan. 3, 2017

Does psychological counseling need to be delivered by a psychologist to be effective? Not necessarily, according to a provocative new line of research involving CU Boulder psychology professor Sona Dimidjian that suggests an army of trained “lay counselors” could someday provide a solution to the global mental health treatment gap.


Anthropologist to discuss Commanche archaeology and plains warfare

Jan. 3, 2017

New archaeological findings have complicated the colonial history of the American Southwest, developments that anthropologist Severin Fowles will discuss in a public presentation on the University of Colorado Boulder campus this month.


Researchers develop glycogen ‘gas gauge’ for Buffs, everyday athletes in training

Jan. 3, 2017

Thanks to a new ultrasound technology developed by CU researchers and used by CU Boulder football, track and field, and basketball players, athletes can now painlessly measure their muscle glycogen levels in real-time in 15 seconds.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day observed with lecture and exhibit

Jan. 2, 2017

The Program in Jewish Studies will honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a public lecture by visiting scholar Professor Nils Roemer and the highly acclaimed international exhibit "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich."


Kaufman named fifth visiting scholar in conservative thought

Dec. 22, 2016

Robert G. Kaufman, a political scientist specializing in American foreign policy, has been named the 2017-18 Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy at CU Boulder.


Ring-tailed lemurs of Madagascar: Going, going, gone?

Dec. 20, 2016

The ring-tailed lemur, an iconic primate that is emblematic of the wild and wonderful creatures inhabiting the tropical island of Madagascar, is in big trouble.


Studying the distant past in the Galápagos Islands

Dec. 20, 2016

The Galápagos Islands are home to a tremendous diversity of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. But why this is, and when it all began, remains something of an open question.

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Researchers receive state grant to study high-potency marijuana effects

Dec. 19, 2016

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) have been awarded a $839,500 grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to study the effects of using high-potency cannabis, informally known as “dabbing.”


Genes may help propel women to see themselves as overweight

Dec. 13, 2016

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have identified a genetic component that could help explain why women are more likely to perceive themselves as overweight than similarly proportioned men.


Chemistry course gets tune-up to boost student learning

Dec. 12, 2016

Earlier this year, University of Colorado Boulder Associate Professor Amy Palmer designed a new introductory chemistry course to address the known deficiencies of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. Now, other CU Boulder scientists aim to do the same.