Susan Kent

Aftershocks of World War I

March 1, 2009

They are instructive today, historian says World War I shattered the people and the collective psyche of Great Britain, but the war’s end did not stop the strife or suffering. Between 1918 and 1931, the shell-shocked people and their nation sought to regain a sense of order through repression and...

Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn

The lab with X-ray vision

March 1, 2009

Collaborating couple pursues next generation of lasers When the first functioning laser was unveiled in 1960, people had no idea it would be used for surgery, let alone in bar-code readers and CD players. Experts speculated that the new device might be used to peel potatoes or to erase typing...

Matthew Keller

An evolutionary paradox:

March 1, 2009

Genes increasing risk for mental disorders should have been weeded out of the gene pool. Why haven’t they been? Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental disorders usually appear by the time the sufferers are in their reproductive prime, and these people typically have fewer offspring (the currency of natural selection)...

New clues on how kids think

Dec. 1, 2008

For parents who have found themselves repeating the same warnings or directions to their toddler over and over to no avail, new research from the University of Colorado at Boulder offers them an answer as to why their toddlers don’t listen to their advice: they’re just storing it away for...

Sen. Chuck Hagel

Sen. Chuck Hagel headlines World Affairs Conference

Dec. 1, 2008

Crowd-pleaser Roger Ebert to return as well The Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder is proud to announce the kick-off of its Sixty-first year with an opening keynote address by Senator Chuck Hagel on “Twenty-First Century International Relations” at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 6...

Margaret Tolbert

CU chemist wins top honor

Dec. 1, 2008

University of Colorado at Boulder chemistry and biochemistry Professor Margaret Tolbert has been awarded the American Chemical Society’s Creative Advances in Environmental Sciences and Technology Award for her groundbreaking research in atmospheric chemistry. Tolbert, also a fellow at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, has published a number...

Three chemists win top NSF prize

Dec. 1, 2008

Chair is ecstatic but not surprised University of Colorado at Boulder chemistry and biochemistry department chair David Walba said having a single assistant professor win a National Science Foundation CAREER Award would be phenomenal. So it’s not surprising that he is ecstatic over the news that three of the department’s...