Global wind-mapping project commences in Portugal

June 1, 2017

An international team that includes University of Colorado Boulder researchers has begun the world’s largest wind-mapping project in Portugal in hopes of better understanding wind behavior across the globe.


Undergraduate’s independent film merges hip hop and the wilderness

May 24, 2017

This summer, Ani Yahzid is embarking on an independent film project with a goal of encouraging young people to get outdoors. Assisting the CU Boulder undergraduate with his project is hip hop musician Namaste.


Religion in the digital age focus of new research

May 18, 2017

The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant to the Center for Media, Religion and Culture at CU Boulder Boulder to support an investigation of the changing nature of religious scholarship in the digital age.


Domestic terrorists, gang members have little in common, study shows

May 18, 2017

Domestic extremists tend to be much older, better educated, more affluent, more religious, and are more likely to be white than street gang members, according to a sweeping new CU Boulder study that systematically compares the groups for the first time.


Scholar probes myths and realities of bandits

May 17, 2017

What does each outlaw story come to embody at any given time, and what is the relationship between the real-life bandit and the narratives that feature him or her? Juan Pablo Dabove, a faculty member at the University of Colorado Boulder, investigates this question in his ongoing research on Latin American bandits.


Some mother cells kick DNA damage ‘down the road’ to offspring

May 16, 2017

A new University of Colorado Boulder study has shown that some dividing human cells are “kicking the can down the road,” passing on low-level DNA damage to offspring, causing daughter cells to pause in a quiescent, or dormant, state previously thought to be random in origin.


Diesels pollute more than tests detect; excess emissions kill 38,000 yearly

May 15, 2017

Because of testing inefficiencies, maintenance inadequacies and other factors, diesel cars, trucks and buses worldwide emit 4.6 million tons more harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) than standards allow, according to a new study co-authored by CU Boulder researchers.


What a baby hears while asleep matters more than previously thought

May 11, 2017

What an infant hears during sleep has an immediate and profound impact on his or her brain activity, potentially shaping language learning later in life, suggests a new University of Colorado Boulder study of slumbering babies.


'Heart Mapping' talk highlights map exhibition

May 11, 2017

A gallery talk and reception for Yazzie will take place May 19 at 3 p.m. in the Earth Sciences and Map Library. Visiting artist Faith McManus, art teacher at Northtec Education Institute in Northland, New Zealand, will be joining Yazzie in discussing “Heart Mapping: Indigenous Perspectives on Land.”


Ruth Ellen Kocher appointed divisional dean for arts and humanities

May 3, 2017

Professor Ruth Ellen Kocher, a nationally recognized poet, will become associate dean for arts and humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.