SMART Student

Underrepresented students excel through SMART

Aug. 9, 2017

CU Boulder program helps underserved and underrepresented students in the STEM fields gain valuable research experience for graduate school.Read more »
wheelchair

Scholarship helps students persevere through disability

July 18, 2017

Many scholarships go to the most gifted students: the smartest, the most talented and, of course, the fastest and strongest. CU Boulder’s Robert Wyant Scholarship is granted to students who might be none of the above, but somehow achieve academic success while overcoming the challenges of disability.Read more »
Brain

A diet strategy that focuses on the brain

May 17, 2017

Achieving a healthy weight may be more about what’s going on between your ears than between your lips. That’s according to Eliza Kingsford (Psych’03) in her new book, Brain-Powered Weight Loss. It’s getting rave reviews.Read more »
DNA

CU geneticist refutes his own study linking schizophrenia, inbreeding

Jan. 18, 2017

When Matthew Keller found he could not duplicate his own 2012 study that tied inbreeding to the chances of developing schizophrenia in a more-powerful secondary study, he wanted to make sure the scientific record was clear.Read more »
psychology

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.Read more »
genetics

Behavior Genetics of Psychopathology

Dec. 20, 2016

The combination of timeliness and depth of coverage make Behavior Genetics of Psychopathology a frontline resource for behavior geneticists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and neuroscientists, and is perfectly suited to graduate students looking to join these fields.Read more »
marijuana concentrate

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.”Read more »
Zoe Donaldson

MCDB professor helps bring science to the screen

Nov. 21, 2016

The Science and Entertainment Exchange acts as a kind of matchmaking ‘hotline’ for filmmakers seeking expertise in a particular scientific discipline. The Exchange will contact researchers at various institutions on the filmmaker’s behalf to find an appropriate expert willing to do some informal consulting.Read more »
cannabis

Federally produced cannabis for research does not reflect potency, diversity of legal markets

Nov. 14, 2016

Strains of cannabis available for federally funded studies lag well behind recreational markets in both potency and diversity, potentially compromising the validity of research into the drug’s effects.Read more »
toad

Seeing the road less traveled

Nov. 8, 2016

Disability Services is now taking “a more holistic approach” to help students with disabilities become more involved with campus and Boulder life. The shift has allowed students with disabilities to participate in activities previously outside the scope of Disability Services.Read more »

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