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College announces inaugural class of social justice scholars

July 1, 2022

This new program, headed up by the social sciences division, recognizes students that are taking a stand

Anti-abortion protesters gathering outside the Supreme Court.

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, there’s no guarantee that people can get abortions in liberal states, either

May 23, 2022

25 states aren’t expected to ban abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. But limits on abortion in these places, too, make it an uncertain refuge for people seeking abortions elsewhere.

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How the end of Roe v. Wade could shape women’s futures

May 12, 2022

In the wake of this week's leak about a private Supreme Court vote to strike down Roe v. Wade, CU Boulder sociologist Amanda Stevenson discusses how such a ruling could impact women's mortality and the way they live their lives.

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Workshop teaches students effective altruism and how to give better

May 11, 2022

With Giving Games, CU Boulder sociologist Tim Wadsworth has helped hundreds of students donate thousands of dollars to effective charities, and imparted lifelong skills

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Seventeen students are named 2022 Van Ek Scholars

April 28, 2022

The award, considered one of the College of Arts and Sciences' highest honors, is given to students for academic achievement and service

Menken during her time in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh miracle

Feb. 9, 2022

Decades-long CU Boulder-led study shows access to family planning shapes lives for generations.

Peek doing research after Hurricane Matthew

If you really listen, survivors and emergency responders will tell you what they need

Jan. 14, 2022

Survivors of events like the recent Marshall Fire may face what sociologist Lori Peek called "the long tail of disaster-related trauma"

Still from the new 'West Side Story'

‘West Side Story’ may be timeless—but life in gangs today differs drastically from when the Jets and Sharks ruled the streets

Dec. 24, 2021

Gangs have changed in the decades since ‘West Side Story’ first came out—they are deadlier, and their demographics are different—as are the means law enforcement use to control them.

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Why it’s time to stop defining a nation’s success through economic growth

Nov. 19, 2021

A new paper out of the CU Boulder argues it may be time to stop hyper-focusing on economic growth as a leading indicator of a society’s success, because we may be headed for a long-run decline in growth this century, whether we like it or not.

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Say hello to our Collective Nightmares in horror films

Oct. 27, 2021

CU Boulder sociologists who teach courses on the sociology of horror talk about their podcast, why horror films are popular and their favorite scary movies.

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