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What COVID-19 taught us

How lessons learned under lockdown could lead to a brighter future.

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What makes arteries age? Red meat may play a role

A compound produced in the gut when we eat red meat plays a key role in boosting heart disease risk with age, suggests research published by integrative physiology Professor Doug Seals.

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Greater access to birth control boosts high school graduation rates

When access to free and low-cost birth control is improved, the percentage of young women who leave high school before graduating falls by double digits, according to a CU Boulder study that followed 170,000 women for up to seven years.

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Prenatal pollution exposure linked to lasting health effects in newborns

Pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollution have babies who grow unusually fast, putting on fat that puts them at risk of weight problems later in life, new CU Boulder research suggests.

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A shared dream becomes a reality

New center to focus on African and African American studies.

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Chronicling Indigenous history in comic books

Jennifer Shannon, associate professor of anthropology and curator at the CU Museum of Natural History, has won a Whiting Public Engagement Program fellowship, a major grant for her work chronicling Indigenous history in comic books.

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Teen birdwatchers turn research into performance art

A group of 11 high school students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) spent their summer observing birds interacting with the environment through the guided arts and sciences approach of the Side by Side project.

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American Music Research Center explores musical traditions of Pueblo, Colorado

The College of Music’s American Music Research Center (AMRC) is breaking ground with its innovative Soundscapes of the People project, a comprehensive research effort in collaboration with local community stakeholders to document, preserve and engage with diverse musical and cultural influences in and around Pueblo, Colorado.

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Common plants and pollinators act as anchors for ecosystems

The next time you go for a hike, take a moment to appreciate the seemingly ordinary life all around you.

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Western water and the ‘critical zone’

Three CU Boulder faculty are leading a five-year, $6.9 million National Science Foundation grant to study the “critical zone”—from Earth’s bedrock to tree canopy top—in the American West.