Can small cultures thrive in a globalized society?

Nov. 8, 2016

How small cultures and small communities survive in an increasingly globalized world is the focus of the next Social Sciences Today Forum at the University of Colorado Boulder.


$1.1 million grant funds CU Boulder research into next-generation vaccines

Nov. 7, 2016

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a $1.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop next-generation vaccines that require no refrigeration and defend against infectious diseases with just one shot.

Black hole

Galactic close encounter leaves behind 'nearly naked' supermassive black hole

Nov. 7, 2016

A team of astronomers, including one from CU Boulder, used the super-sharp radio vision of the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to find the shredded remains of a galaxy that passed through a larger galaxy, leaving only the smaller galaxy's nearly-naked supermassive black hole to emerge and speed away at more than 2,000 miles per second.


Up for discussion: Obama's foreign policy doctrine flouts precedent

Nov. 2, 2016

Robert G. Kaufman argues President Obama’s “dangerous doctrine” has compromised the muscular internationalism that defined U.S. national security policy after World War II. Kaufman is a finalist for CU Boulder’s fifth Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy.


New research lab to keep tabs on Colorado's political pulse

Nov. 2, 2016

The newly created American Politics Research Lab, housed in the Department of Political Science, has released its first pre-election study of Coloradans.


Novel about 19-century Nebraska feted at CU library

Nov. 1, 2016

Ronald J. Stewart, author of Then Comes a Wind, will discuss his book, a story about a family’s struggle to homestead in 1900s Nebraska during this year’s Fall Treasures event on campus.


Putting the squeeze on mitochondria: The final cut

Oct. 31, 2016

A new CU Boulder study shows for the first time the final stages of how mitochondria, the sausage-shaped, power-generating organelles found in nearly all living cells, regularly divide and propagate.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Bard fest hosts reading of ‘translated’ ‘Henry VI’ plays

Oct. 31, 2016

In 2015, the oldest Shakespeare festival in the United States announced that it would commission 36 playwrights to “translate” 39 plays into “contemporary modern English.” The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “Play On!” project sparked instant, heated controversy and debate among Shakespeare aficionados. Now, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has hosted a reading of two "translated" plays.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Colorado Shakespeare Festival announces its 60th season

Oct. 31, 2016

In a nod to the past, CSF’s Summer 2017 lineup will remount the plays audiences saw in its original 1958 season: The Taming of the Shrew, a laugh-out-loud audience favorite; Julius Caesar, a classic political thriller; and Hamlet, Shakespeare’s undisputed masterpiece.

Running shoes

Small increases in running shoe weight tied to slower race times

Oct. 28, 2016

Does using more energy while running with heavier shoes translate into slower running times?