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Brian Keegan, an assistant professor of Information Science at CU Boulder, waters hemp plants grown in a greenhouse on campus for research purposes. Credit: Nicholas Goda/CU Boulder

What’s in your weed? The label doesn't tell you much, study suggests

May 23, 2022

A new CU Boulder study of nearly 90,000 samples across six states found cannabis labels don’t adequately reflect the underlying chemical makeup of products. The study authors are now calling for a weed labeling system.

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Millions are turning to TikTok for the latest on Ukraine, but can the platform be trusted?

March 22, 2022

As the crisis in Ukraine continues, TikTok has become a primary outlet for spreading information, causing some to refer to the conflict as TikTok's first war. Casey Fiesler, an assistant professor of information science, discusses the role TikTok is playing in the Ukraine crisis.

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After 100 years, university recognized a pioneer

March 8, 2022

Women’s history snapshot: Lucile Berkeley Buchanan graduated in 1918 but wasn’t allowed to walk across the stage with other graduates because she was Black. History overlooked Lucile Berkeley Buchanan, the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Colorado. A dogged CU journalist brought her back to the fore. Tipped off by a newspaper story, Polly McLean, a CU Boulder associate professor of media studies, spent years exhuming Buchanan’s story and, finally, correcting history.

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CMCI researchers dive into ‘dual experience’ of LGBTQ users on TikTok

Feb. 21, 2022

In a study published in January, researchers Ellen Simpson and Bryan Semaan, both with the College of Media, Communication and Information, analyzed how people who identify as LGBTQ adopted and experienced TikTok. They found that, while the participants enjoyed some aspects of the platform, they never quite felt at home using it.

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Learn who won the Three Minute Thesis competition

Feb. 17, 2022

The fifth annual Three Minute Thesis competition held on Feb. 9, featuring 11 finalists, resulted in a winner, a tie for runner-up and a winner of the people's choice award.

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Tips to avoid your ex on social media this Valentine’s Day

Feb. 9, 2022

Did you just see a Facebook “memory” of your ex from Valentine’s Day…three years ago, and now you’re bummed or just annoyed? Blame the algorithms, says Anthony Pinter, a doctoral student in the information science department and soon-to-be ATLAS faculty member.

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CMCI colloquium digs into hidden world of algorithms with NYU Associate Professor Meredith Broussard

Feb. 3, 2022

Join the upcoming CMCI One College Colloquium for a deep dive into the hidden world of algorithms—including how they reflect, and impact, our society. If you go What: CMCI One College Colloquium: Racialized Algorithms—A Conversation with Meredith Broussard When: Thursday, Feb. 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Where: Virtually via...

Michigan State doctoral candidate Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and astronomy Professor Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) discover that a “planet killer”-sized comet is headed toward Earth in the film Don't Look Up. (Credit: Netflix)

How ‘Don’t Look Up’ plays with the portrayal of science in popular culture

Jan. 12, 2022

Adam McKay's new movie uses science fiction and comedy to explore elements of our current society—but it's not alone. Could we be in a new golden age of sci-fi entertainment? CU Boulder Today spoke with CMCI's Rick Stevens to find out.

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Faculty Now: Fall 2021

Dec. 22, 2021

Updates from our all-star faculty of professors, researchers, producers and innovators for fall 2021.

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CMCI Now: Payden's Passion

Dec. 22, 2021

Journalist Bill Payden (Jour'57) created the William R. Payden Faculty Excellence Award, the largest faculty award given at the college level at CU Boulder, to recognize superior teaching, research or creative work.

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