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"I Don't Want To Be a Bad Guy Anymore"

July 10, 2023

Gang violence is driving a surge in violent crime across America. New research shows community interventions can stem the tide.

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CU Researchers Rethink Mental Illness

Nov. 7, 2022

Using brain imaging, genetics, telemedicine and collaboration, researchers at CU Boulder are finding new ways to help stem the growing crisis.

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Virus Hunter, Preventing the Next Pandemic

July 11, 2022

Dozens of viruses, including the one that causes COVID-19, have jumped from animals to humans, often with deadly consequences. Sara Sawyer wants to know which one is next.

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How Natural Disasters Impact Vulnerable Populations

July 11, 2022

When Lori Peek (PhDSoc’05) started graduate school in the Department of Sociology in 1999, natural disasters were still largely framed as “acts of God” — isolated events only occasionally impacting an unlucky few, with everyone equally vulnerable to their wrath. Today, with climate change fueling bigger and more frequent wildfires,...

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Black Twitter Is the New "Green Book"

March 11, 2022

CU Boulder research by PhD candidate Shamika Klassen shows how Black Twitter serves underrepresented communities.

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Unlearning Pain: How Psychological Therapy Could Aid Chronic Pain

March 11, 2022

Psychological therapy research shown to help chronic pain patients.

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The Bangladesh Miracle: Decades-Long Study Reveals Impact of Family Planning

March 11, 2022

What happens when women gain the ability to control their reproductive destiny?

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CU Professor Michael Radelet Says It's Time to Abolish the Death Penalty

July 2, 2021

On the eve of his retirement, sociology professor Michael Radelet says ‘‘yes.’’

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The Shecession: How the Pandemic Is Impacting Women’s Careers

July 2, 2021

What the pandemic revealed about gender inequalities — and what needs to change.

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Are Our Kids Tech Obsessed?

March 18, 2021

CU research finds technology use in children and teens may not be as dire as many assume. Kids growing up in the mobile internet era have heard it all, often uttered by well-meaning parents fearing too much screen time could spur lasting problems. But a series of studies by CU Boulder sociology professor Stefanie Mollborn suggests such fears may be overblown.