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Explore the Science, Wisdom, and Power of Emotions

April 19, 2021

Join His Holiness the Dalai Lama and 30+ leading scientists including Crown Institute Director Sona Dimidjian and world renowned teachers in exploring how to cultivate emotional well-being, work with challenging emotions, increase our capacity to love and care for others, and participate in the creation of a more interconnected and...

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How to Cope in a Pandemic

March 31, 2021

CU psychology professors share tools to improve mental health amid COVID-19.

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Why a new bill that reshapes Colorado recovery support matters

March 26, 2021

Crown Institute director Sona Dimidjian sits down with CU Boulder Today to unpack why a bill, which requires the Department of Human Services to develop a procedure to approve recovery support services, matters.


As Mass Shootings And Pandemic Collide In Colorado, Mental Health Experts Urge Connection Now More Than Ever

March 26, 2021

Colorado experts say it’s essential for people to stay connected with friends, family, coworkers or neighbors....

State of the Campus 2021: Coping with COVID-19

State of the Campus 2021: Coping with COVID-19

Feb. 11, 2021

Renee Crown Wellness Institute Director Sona Dimidjian and Chief Student Affairs Officer Akirah Bradley discuss the mental health challenges we are all facing during the COVID pandemic, how we are addressing them as a university and how we can care for our personal wellness challenges during these times.

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Research-backed custom lullabies connect Colorado parents, babies

Feb. 9, 2021

From the comfort of her home in Ward, Colorado, Susan Ornitz held her baby Zoe as the 9-month-old giggled and jumped to the sound of a song made just for her.

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Teaching Wellness in a Pandemic

College students today are encountering a world unlike any other generation, as they seek to learn in university settings that are complex and rapidly changing. On Monday August 24th, thousands of students at CU Boulder will be enrolled in the Health, Society, and Wellness in COVID-19 Times course which aims...

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Director Sona Dimidjian is appointed as the inaugural Sapp Family Endowed Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence

Oct. 9, 2020

CU Boulder’s newest endowed professorial chair—the Sapp Family Endowed Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence—is the first of its kind. This $2.5 million fund allows the chancellor to support top-tier faculty at the university who are conducting research in social science, education, neuropsychology and psychology.

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Elena Aranda wins Polly Baca Raices Fuertes Community Leader Award

Oct. 9, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse announced Elena Aranda as the winner of the 2020 Polly Baca Raices Fuertes Community Leader Award in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.


Alma supporting parents in Colorado

Through the Alma program at Kaiser clinics, mothers who previously experienced postpartum depression are being trained in behavioral activation, a component of cognitive behavioral therapy, so they can support new moms during the postpartum period.