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Let’s talk about transmission of respiratory infectious diseases

Nov. 11, 2020

Professors Shelly Miller and Nina Vance, along with Miller's daughter, Renee Leiden, produced a video explaining how the transmission of respiratory infections can occur.

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The New York Times: Serve up some extra precautions at your thanksgiving table this year

Nov. 10, 2020

Public health officials, including mechanical engineering Professor Shelly Miller, urge families to keep celebrations small, avoid mixing households and open the windows.

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Aerosol research instrumental in getting musicians back to playing safely

Oct. 14, 2020

A CU-Boulder research team of scientists and musicians seek to find out how musical ensembles around the world can continue to safely perform music together during the pandemic.

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Air Quality Inquiry project extends from rural Colorado into Mongolia

Sept. 21, 2020

For three years, Air Quality Inquiry has been reaching K-12 students across rural Colorado. This year, Daniel Knight and his team extended the program across the globe to reach Public Lab Mongolia, a nonprofit whose mission is to make data available to the Mongolian public.

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Singing unmasked, indoors spreads COVID-19 through aerosols, new study confirms

Sept. 18, 2020

Singing indoors, unmasked can swiftly spread COVID-19 via microscopic airborne particles known as aerosols, confirms a new peer-reviewed study of a March choir rehearsal which became one of the nation’s first superspreading events.

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Why better ventilation is key to limiting COVID-19 spread on campus

Aug. 19, 2020

As students return to campus, a mostly behind-the-scenes team of university staff and scientists has been working to make sure that the air they breathe will be as safe as possible.

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New engineering research center aims to electrify transportation, expand education

Aug. 6, 2020

CU Boulder will play a major role in a new center, ASPIRE, focused on developing infrastructure and systems that facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

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Experts weigh in on airborne transmission of COVID-19

July 9, 2020

The novel coronavirus may be able to travel from person to person through tiny particles floating in the air, according to a recent letter signed by 239 scientists from across the globe.

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Research paper looks at exposure to airborne particulate matter in homes

June 17, 2020

A paper by Nina Vance discusses the importance of understanding exposure to particulate matter in residences and the health risks that result from exposure.

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USA Today reports on gadgets to monitor air quality with Shelly Miller

Sept. 16, 2019

Professor Shelly Miller speaks to the role of devices that monitor indoor air quality in improving public health. As the air quality monitoring market continues to expand, she says these devices are not just a trend; they're here to stay.