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CU Boulder linguist to join English-teaching effort in South Korea

June 23, 2021

Senior Instructor Raichle Farrelly selected by U.S. Department of State for English Language Specialist Project.

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Longer growing season could transform the tundra

June 11, 2021

Warming temperatures are causing plants across alpine and arctic environments to stay green longer and reproduce earlier, scientists find.

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Faculty member wins Career Enhancement Fellowship

June 9, 2021

Maisam Alomar, assistant professor of women and gender studies, wins support to study race and gender inequality in medical rehabilitation.

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Team’s anti-racism course allows thousands to ‘engage with their identity’

June 8, 2021

Anti-racism I and II are available free of charge to any CU Boulder student or employee through Coursera.

Satellites can quickly detect and monitor wildfires from space, like this 2017 fire that encroached on Ventura, California. NASA Earth Observatory/Joshua Stevens

Bringing tech innovation to wildfires: 4 recommendations for smarter firefighting as megafires menace the US

June 8, 2021

Record-breaking fires over the past decade suggest the western U.S. has entered a new era of megafires. Fire itself is not the problem – it has been characteristic of the North American West for millennia. The problem is when fires, fueled by dry and overgrown forests, grow into giant blazes...

Migrants hoping to reach the distant U.S. border walk along a highway in Guatemala in January 2021. AP Photo/Sandra Sebastian

As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

June 8, 2021

Climate change and other environmental stresses have increasingly become drivers of displacement, Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods or sea level rise force them to leave their countries, people often find closed borders and little assistance. Part of the problem is that today’s...

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Researchers find optimal way to pay off student loans

June 4, 2021

CU Boulder mathematicians created a novel mathematical model and found that a mixture of repayment strategies might be best—depending on how much is borrowed and how much income the borrower has.

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Eating a Western diet? It’s smart to get moving

May 26, 2021

Lifelong aerobic exercise could prevent vascular dysfunction in mice, even those who don’t eat well, CU Boulder research suggests.

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CU Boulder anthropologist wins support for Indigenous history comics

May 14, 2021

Museum Curator Jennifer Shannon garners fellowship to ‘deploy the humanities for the public good’.

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Scientists construct first-ever synthetic DNA-like polymer

May 11, 2021

These synthesized helical covalent polymers represent a huge advance for this critical and understudied field, researchers say.

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