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Feeling lonely? Getting dirty might help

Nov. 18, 2020

CU Boulder researcher finds that connecting with people in nature eases loneliness, anxiety

Flames approach houses during the Blue Ridge Fire on Oct. 27, 2020 in Chino Hills, California.

We’ll see more fire seasons like 2020 - here’s a strategy for managing our nation’s flammable landscapes

Nov. 12, 2020

New sources ranging from satellites to government records to social media are providing a wealth of opportunities to learn more about wildfire behavior and how it threatens people and affects ecosystems

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New genomes provide insight into bird evolution

Nov. 11, 2020

Researchers from across the globe have helped sequence the genomes of 363 bird species as part of the Bird 10,000 Genome Project

Students in an Arts and Sciences History 1509 class at the Eaton Humanities Building.

Studying classics is ‘deeply, utterly, fascinating and fun’

Oct. 30, 2020

Elspeth Dusinberre, new college professor of distinction, discusses the joy and relevance of the discipline

Max Bernstein, Laura Kim, Ondine Geary, and Michelle Ellsworth in the Intimacy Machine in The Post Social Network by Michelle Ellsworth. Photo by Ryan Seelig.

Dancer gains new (and widespread) recognition

Oct. 29, 2020

Michelle Ellsworth, college professor of distinction, is an artist whose work ‘defies easy categorization,’ except that it is important, critics say

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Expert on ‘dark side of biology’ gets high honor

Oct. 29, 2020

Pieter T.J. Johnson, new college professor of distinction, focuses on ‘profound threats’ of species invasion and emerging diseases

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Prof strives to blunt climate and biodiversity crises

Oct. 28, 2020

Katharine Suding, college professor of distinction, says science teaching can connect with students when it includes the ‘spark of exploration and the excitement of the unknown’

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Scholar of medieval philosophy honored for teaching, research

Oct. 28, 2020

Robert C. Pasnau, college professor of distinction, notes that key questions facing humanity, like truth, objectivity and fairness, are ‘ultimately philosophical’

Arctic sea ice levels have been falling for several decades. GraphicaArtis/Getty Images

Where’s the sea ice? 3 reasons the Arctic freeze is unseasonably late and why it matters

Oct. 28, 2020

With the setting of the sun and the onset of polar darkness, the Arctic Ocean would normally be crusted with sea ice along the Siberian coast by now. But this year, the water is still open. I’ve watched the region’s transformations since the 1980s as an Arctic climate scientist and,...

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Unselfish leadership key to tackling creeping environmental problems

Oct. 15, 2020

Voluntary leaders show a way out of the policy paradox surrounding issues like climate change, new CU Boulder study finds

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