U.S. Marine Corps escorting the community on raft

On uneven ground

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, water indiscriminately flooded the homes of Houston residents, but financial help did not pour in as equally.

Los Seis Memorial

A place for ‘Los Seis’

CU Boulder student works with community to honor Chicano activists killed in 1974

Srubar Lab research

Building materials come alive with help from bacteria

Integrating living, multiplying bacteria could increase efficiency and sustainability of building material production and use

An Alfred Wegener Institute permafrost team inspects a massive thaw slump on the Yedoma coast of the Bykovsky Peninsula.

Permafrost thaw and the climate

Extreme thawing endangers ecosystems and communities, speeds release of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere.

Students with robot

Sub T Challenge sharpens students’ skill in the field

Competition tests autonomous robots—built, tested and deployed by CU Boulder students—in underground search and rescue effectiveness.

Scientist in the Arctic

A MOSAiC View of the Arctic

Global collaboration launches hundreds of scientists on yearlong journey of discovery.

NASA astronaut services the Hubble Space Telescope from orbit in 1997

Understanding and addressing social justice and inequality

With a wide range of social justice concerns making headlines daily and the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating many of them, CU Boulder researchers and perspectives informed and shaped deliberations about the most important issues of our times.

Lovell, Wyoming main street

Research sheds light on overlooked rural America

Among the burdens on rural America are significantly poorer public health, higher incidents of teen pregnancy, lower education levels and higher prescription rates for narcotics.

Pills and cash

Medicaid a savings shot-in-the-arm for low-income families

Access to Medicaid can boost a family’s savings, potentially offering new paths out of poverty, according to research from CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Nicole Mansfield Wright

Literature as malware

Literature is often touted as creating a more just and empathetic world—but what happens when it doesn’t?