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Hear planets sing as you ‘walk’ through space in new solar system model

Dec. 7, 2021

For about 35 years, the Colorado Scale Model Solar System has delighted campus visitors by shrinking Earth's cosmic neighborhood down to a short walk. Now the exhibit is getting a new update and an interactive smartphone app.

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Algorithms aren't fair. Robin Burke wants to change that

Nov. 11, 2021

The machine-learning systems that help your phone recommend music, movies, news and more can be biased in ways that leave out artists from underrepresented groups or foster polarization. Professor Robin Burke is working to change that.

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How Black Twitter has become the new ‘Green Book’—and more

Oct. 27, 2021

Fifty-five years after a Black postal worker produced the inaugural issue of “The Green Book” to help African Americans navigate a racist society, Black Twitter is playing a similar and even broader role, suggests a new CU Boulder study.

Image: A viral video produced by Deadspin in March 2018 showed reporters at Sinclair stations across the country reciting the same script about "fake news."

Media consolidation takes toll on local news but doesn’t necessarily bias coverage

Oct. 21, 2021

A new analysis of 350,000 news stories produced by conservative media giant Sinclair Broadcast Group finds when the company buys a station, local news definitely takes a hit. But it did not find any evidence, at scale, that coverage shifts toward a more conservative slant.

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Professor Lisa Flores to receive four National Communication Association awards

Sept. 30, 2021

Lisa A. Flores, a professor of communication in the Department of Communication, is being recognized for her scholarly writings about the experiences of Latinos, Latinas, Latinx, Chicanos, Chicanas, Chicanx and Mexican migrants in the United States.

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After 42 years of deadlines, Dave Curtin (Jour'78) to retire

June 29, 2021

To know alumnus Dave Curtin is to know a dedicated, professional and trustworthy man who lives by deadlines. After a 42-year career, the CU-trained journalist and executive communicator––a Pulitzer Prize winner––is going to take some not-so-structured time to pursue his personal to-do list.

Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, an Information Science PhD student, has been awarded the Microsoft Research Fellowship for 2021. He studies how and why facial recognition technologies get it wrong.  Credit: Casey Cass/CU Boulder

How computers see us: Microsoft Fellow working to curb discrimination by AI

Feb. 16, 2021

Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, an Information Science PhD student, has been awarded the Microsoft Research Fellowship for 2021. He studies how and why facial recognition technologies get it wrong.