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Breath of Fresh Air

March 18, 2021

Jessica Gilman takes to the skies to understand how unprecedented wildfires and the global pandemic are changing the climate and affecting our health. When Colorado went on lockdown last March, Jessica Gilman (PhDChem’06) was in her lab analyzing air samples from wildfire plumes. Gilman had spent the previous summer in...

an illustration by Brian Stauffer showing a virus cell above a city skyline with two people looking out their windows.

How to Cope in a Pandemic

March 18, 2021

CU psychology professors share tools to improve mental health amid COVID-19. As the world plunged into the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, Sona Dimidjian knew a parallel and more silent crisis was brewing in mental health. Dimidjian, a CU Boulder psychology professor, immediately saw a trifecta of trouble: COVID-19 disrupted...

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A Walk in Two Worlds

March 18, 2021

American Indians and archaeologists have had a long and often fractious history. Carlton Shield Chief Gover is trying to change that.

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Frozen in Ice, Frozen in Time

March 18, 2021

A CU team froze their ship in Arctic ice in the name of science and storytelling. When the sea ice shifted beneath him, sending a crack straight between his two feet, Matthew Shupe didn’t panic. He calmly looked at his precious scientific equipment — installed only four feet away —...

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Sweet Gig

March 18, 2021

CU grad Jessica Dee Sawyer (ArtHist’03) is a fifth-generation candymaker with an eye for innovation.

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Sweat Effects

March 18, 2021

Human sweat and bleach cleaners mix to create new airborne chemicals in gyms. A CU study from Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) says this could affect air quality.

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Infographic: Beyond the Bluebird Sky

March 18, 2021

With at least eight institutions dedicated to solar and space physics, the city of Boulder is a global mecca for science related to the sun.

jazz musician Tia Fuller holds her saxophone while wearing a gold dress and standing in front of a sparkling beaded curtain

Full of Soul

Feb. 22, 2021

From Beyonce to Pixar, Tia Fuller shines her light on jazz. Soon after Tia Fuller (MMus’00) vamped the red carpet at the Grammy Awards in March 2019, she got a call from a casting agent representing the animated Pixar film Soul . “They were looking for a saxophone player to...

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Re-creating the Hand

Nov. 10, 2020

CU researcher aims to bring a sense of touch to amputees' hands

Richard Wobbenkind

The COVID Economy

Nov. 10, 2020

Senior economist Richard Wobbekind, associate dean for business and government relations, has worked for the Leeds School of Business since 1985. Here he discusses our nation’s economy in a pandemic world.

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