An ornament on a Christmas tree reads, "Happy Hanukkah."

To tree, or not to tree? How Jewish-Christian families navigate the ‘December Dilemma’

Dec. 21, 2021

Figuring out whether to celebrate holidays, and how, is tricky for lots of interfaith families—but thoughtful communication makes a difference

Star of David

‘Jews of Color’ initiative gets $250k boost

Dec. 20, 2021

Henry Luce Foundation funds a three-year partnership between the Program in Jewish Studies and University Libraries to ‘recover, study and elevate’ voices of Jews of color.

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Scholar reframes Western history away from Europe to the hot bed of the Mediterranean

Dec. 14, 2021

A new book by a religious studies professor explores the West’s origins in the ambiguities, intersections and nuances of the Mediterranean

participants in the athletics and cannabis study

New take on runner’s high: Study explores how marijuana affects workouts

Dec. 9, 2021

A new first-of-its kind study aims to shed light on why so many people use cannabis before, during or after working out. It also seeks to answer a critical question: Does THC, which is considered a banned substance by the World Anti-doping Agency, hurt or help performance?

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Fan of blue-collar monsters wins Mark Twain award

Dec. 7, 2021

CU Boulder's Stephen Graham Jones' literary horror continues to win awards and fans.

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Common arctic finches are all the same species

Dec. 2, 2021

New research from CU Boulder confirms that there are not, in fact, multiple species of Redpoll Finches, as previously thought.

Mountain Chickadee

Can't Find Your Keys? You Need a Chickadee Brain

Nov. 15, 2021

New research finds genetic link for spatial memory in Mountain Chickadees

Bush Baby

Female bushbabies more stressed, may be more vulnerable to changing environment

Nov. 10, 2021

Life isn't always easy for small primates in the Soutpansberg Mountains of South Africa––foraging for food, contending with cold temperatures and fighting off rivals. A new study explores how they may weather the environmental changes ahead.

Puerto Morelos reef

Coral microbiome key to surviving bleaching events

Nov. 10, 2021

New research led by CU Boulder researcher finds that the coral holobiont, or the coral and its microbiome, can determine who lives and who dies when the oceans warm

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Researchers find evidence linking democracy, decentralization and social cooperation

Nov. 8, 2021

Democratic reforms through decentralization could significantly help struggling nations better respond to their local populations and increase cooperation among government officials, they conclude

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