Published: Oct. 15, 2018

clockGood News for Early Risers

Early risers may be less prone to depression, according to one of the largest studies yet to explore the link between sleep-wake preference and mood disorders. 

Researchers at CU Boulder and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston looked at sleep-wake preferences and depression rates for 32,000 female nurses and found that early birds were 12 to 27 percent less likely to develop depression.

So: Stop staying up late to watch Netflix. Doctor’s orders.

For details of the study, visit CU Boulder Today

Heard Around Campus 

Love them, comfort them, calm them down, make them feel safe and secure and let them know you care for them.”

— CU emeritus professor Marc Beckoff, author of Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do, on helping pets through grief, in the Huffington Post.

barbieBarbie’s Got Brains

Casey Fiesler is taking down stereotypes — one Barbie at a time. 

The CU assistant professor of information science won notice in 2014 after critiquing Mattel’s Barbie for its representation of women in technology. The company responded with a job offer.

Fiesler contributed to Mattel's new book Code Camp with Barbie and Friends, which teaches children to code and encourages girls and women to pursue careers in STEM. The book was recently released along with a new doll, Robotics Engineer Barbie.



© iStock/benimage (clock). Photo courtesy Casey Fiesler (Barbie)