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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...

Sona Dimidjian

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.


Crown Institute Wellness Practice Sessions

Early in the time of stay at home orders, the Crown Institute held a series of practice sessions focused on our individual and collective wellness. Several practitioners who collaborate on Crown Institute research studies led morning sessions to share practices from those studies. They were intended to provide an opportunity...

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Crown Institute graduates honored at virtual ceremony

On May 15, 2020, the Crown Institute honored Yoni Ashar and Rachel Vanderkruik who completed the requirements for a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and Julia Kaufman, Kourtney Kelley, Juliana Sapp, and Leanna Valles, who completed the requirements for the bachelor’s degree and received Latin honors for their undergraduate research projects...

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Seed grants to advance the study and promotion of wellness

The Renée Crown Wellness Institute announced the recipients of its inaugural seed grant program. Associate Professor Jill Litt from the Department of Environmental Studies, Assistant Professor Kalonji Nzinga from the Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development in the School of Education, Associate Professor Beth Osnes from the Departments of...