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The CU Scientist Cracking the Love Code

Intrepid brain scientist Zoe Donaldson and an army of furry rodents are decoding life's most complex emotions.

Norman Pace

Blowing the Doors Off the Microbial World

March 1, 2019

CU's Norm Pace isn't intimidated by the darkness of remote caves, or the vastness of the microbial universe. He's mastered both.

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The Flip Side of Happiness

Feb. 11, 2019

We stock our shelves with books and pills intended to make us happy, but CU psychologist June Gruber warns that too much of a good thing can backfire.

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Unlearning Pain

Sept. 1, 2018

Can chronic pain patients think themselves into wellness? An unprecedented brain imaging study aims to find out.

Alena Grabowski

Blade Runners

June 1, 2018

CU’s Alena Grabowski is helping a new generation of amputee athletes reimagine what’s possible.

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Life After Death on the Internet

March 1, 2018

As our lives go digital, Jed Brubaker is studying what happens to all that data after we die.

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Behind the Bars

Sept. 1, 2017

A CU professor goes inside America's prisons to study gang life.

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Mysteries of the Teenage Brain

June 1, 2017

Teenagers and young adults think and act differently from grownups. CU scientist Marie Banich is helping us see why.

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Ambassador Daniel B. Smith

Dec. 1, 2015

When Daniel B. Smith (Hist’77) became U.S. Ambassador to Greece in 2010 he embraced an honor that was also the greatest challenge of his career.

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Addis in Aurora

March 1, 2015

Together, Ethiopians and Eritreans make up one of the largest immigrant groups in Colorado — and an ambitious bunch at CU.

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