Compassion and Dignity: A Conversation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Educators

Sept. 21, 2021

Join His Holiness the Dalai Lama, along with world-renowned scholars and K-12 educators, in a virtual conversation on cultivating compassion and dignity in schools. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has spoken for many years about the importance of educating the heart. For educators and young people, this message has never...

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Youth Organizing in the US

Aug. 20, 2021

This special issue edited by Ben Kirshner, Crown Faculty Fellow and Scott Warren, Johns Hopkins University, brings together a diverse group of community, labor, and electoral youth organizers — including Greisa Martinez of United We Dream, Tynetta Hill-Muhammad of BYP100, James Lopez of Power U, and Sarandon Elliott of the...

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How to cope when emotions are raw and people may be feeling so many different things

April 21, 2021

Sona Dimidjian discusses how to cope with the array of complex of emotions arising from this difficult moment in the Boulder community.


CU Boulder performer recognized as Legend of Dance

April 21, 2021

Dance Archive says Donna Mejia has helped to ‘centralize the vitality of embodied knowing within the classroom, on the stage, and across CU’s curricular imagining.’

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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.

The Lullaby Project

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.