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Impacts of Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida made landfall as one of the strongest hurricanes on record to ever hit the United States. CU Boulder experts can discuss impacts related to infrastructure, preparedness, disaster aid and social aspects of disaster recovery.

Back-to-school experts available on teacher shortages, digital learning, more

Experts from CU Boulder are available to discuss the challenges that K-12 schools will face in the year ahead—from addressing the mental health of young people amid the COVID-19 pandemic to the teacher shortages affecting many school districts.

Impacts of infrastructure bill

The U.S. Senate on August 10 passed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, including massive investments in new roads and bridges and upgrades to aging power grids and communication systems across the country. CU experts are available to discuss the bill’s potential impact on natural hazards mitigation, renewable energy and climate change.
 

I-70 Glenwood Canyon closure impacts

Mudslides in Colorado's Glenwood Canyon have closed a major stretch of Interstate 70. CU Boulder experts are available to discuss the impacts of the closure on Colorado roadways, the supply chain, businesses and the economy.

The future of DACA

CU Boulder experts are available to discuss what the future of DACA holds after a federal judge in Texas declared the program unlawful.

Experts available on the Tokyo Olympic Games

Originally scheduled for 2020, the Summer Olympics are set to begin Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo. TCU Boulder experts can discuss various aspects of this year’s Olympic games. 

EXPERTS: Wildfires, Drought & Heat

2020 marked the fifth hottest year on record in the United States and one of the most devastating wildfire seasons, As temperatures rise again, CU Boulder researchers offer insight into everything from how a changing climate will impact water supplies, crops and landscapes to how best to protect our homes and health from fire and smoke.

Experts: MLB All-Star Game

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game will be held at Rockies Stadium in Denver on July 13, 2021. CU Boulder experts can discuss the intersection of sports, politics and race, the history of the game, economic implications and more.

100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre

May 31, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre (formerly the Tulsa Race Riot), an 18-hour long period of death and destruction as white Tulsans, deputized by the government, raided the Greenwood district of Tulsa, a then-thriving Black community known as Black Wall Street.

COVID-19 research at CU Boulder: Year 2

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated research and science in unprecedented and unexpected ways. Learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at CU Boulder to help combat the negative impacts of this deadly virus and give the world a path forward.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict

After one month of tension, war resumed this week between Israel and Hamas, the militant group that rules the Gaza Strip, causing an outbreak of civil unrest between Arabs and Jews across Israel. CU Boulder experts can discuss the historical origins of the conflict and how media trends relate to the sudden resumption of war. 

Survey of Jewish Americans in 2020

U.S. Jews are less religious than most American adults and are becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, according to recently released findings from Pew Research Center’s survey of Jewish Americans in 2020. 

The survey, published Tuesday, May 11, unpacks the Jewish American experience by examining religious beliefs and practices, cultural engagement, diversity and experiences with anti-Semitism.  A CU Boulder Jewish studies professor is available to discuss the significance of these findings. 
 

Earth Day’s 51 anniversary

For Earth Day’s 51th anniversary on April 22, 2021, CU Boulder’s internationally recognized environmental, law and history experts are available for media interviews about significant present and past environmental events, movements and research. 

Experts available on Derek Chauvin trial

Experts are available to discuss the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who is accused of murdering George Floyd last year. Researchers can talk about how the trial connects to discussions about racial bias in policing and the justice system in the United States.

EXPERTS: MLB All-Star Game moved to Colorado amid concerns over voter suppression laws

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday, April 6, 2021 the decision to move its All-Star Game from Georgia to Colorado, citing concerns over Georgia’s new voter-suppression law that experts all agree would make it harder for people of color to vote. Experts are available to disucss the decison. 

COVID-19 experts: Impacts of global pandemic on Colorado and beyond

Researchers are available to discuss the diverse affects of the coronavirus pandemic, including the economic and mental health toll and more.

Experts available on western U.S. snowpack and drought

On April 1, water managers across the West use the amount of snowpack present as a part of a simple equation to calculate the available water supply for a given region that year. Experts are available to discuss the relationship between snowpack and drought in the western U.S. and what a changing climate could mean for Colorado and beyond. 

COVID-19 research one year later

One year after COVID-19 began to spread through Colorado, experts are available to discuss their research on various aspects of the pandemic—from vaccination policies to the toll on mental health and outlooks for the future.

Experts available on Black History Month

During Black History Month, experts are available to discuss various elements of Black history in America, from the impacts of the criminal justice system to cultural and protest movements and diversity in science. 

Russian politics scholar available to discuss Navalny sentence, current unrest

A Russian Court sentenced Aleksei Navalny, one of Valdimir Putin's harshest critics, to more than two years in prison, fueling escalating street protests across the country and condemnation from the international community. A CU Boulder political science professor can discuss the impact of the Navalny ruling.

Experts can discuss President Biden’s recent executive orders, first 100 days

President Joe Biden has rolled out a series of executive orders and legislative plans aimed addressing the coronavirus pandemic and dismantling many of President Donald Trump's policies on climate and immigration. CU Boulder researchers are available to discuss the significance and impact of these executive decisions.
 

Experts available to discuss inauguration 2021, presidential transition of power

CU Boulder experts are available to speak on a range of topics related to the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, new administration policy priorities and more. 

Experts available on rioting at U.S. Capitol

Experts are available to discuss various aspects of violence on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol—from its connections to white nationalism in the U.S. to recent decisions around Donald Trump’s social media accounts. 

Experts available for holiday-related topics

With the pandemic continuing into the winter, holidays will look quite different this year. CU Boulder experts are available to discuss Hanukkah celebrations, online shopping tips and ways to stay healthy this holiday season. 
 

Experts available to discuss Biden cabinet nominations, transition

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team has started naming proposed nominees for cabinet positions. CU Boulder experts are available for interviews as the transition continues.
 

Experts available for Thanksgiving-related topics

With Thanksgiving around the corner, CU Boulder experts are available for media interviews about a variety of holiday-related topics, from managing a potentially lonely pandemic holiday season to online holiday shopping tips.

Experts available on new administration policy priorities, legal challenges

As President-elect Joe Biden forms a transition team, CU Boulder faculty experts are available to discuss a presumed Biden administration, its upcoming priorities and remaining legal challenges.

Experts available on Western wildfires

As wildfires rage across Colorado and other parts of the Western U.S., CU Boulder experts are available to discuss these natural disasters and their impacts on ecosystems, air quality and health.

Experts available on 2020 presidential election

As the 2020 presidential election ramps up, experts from CU Boulder are available to discuss various aspects of this historic race.

Experts available on Democratic 2020 vice presidential pick

Experts are available to discuss Joe Biden's choice of Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his vice presidential running mate in the 2020 presidential election.

Experts available on K-12 school year amid pandemic

Education experts are available to discuss the tough decisions facing K-12 schools as they debate how to reopen, continue remotely or offer hybrid models. 

Experts available to discuss fireworks, wildfires and air quality

As Fourth of July celebrations kick off this week, CU Boulder experts are available for media interviews about the effects of fireworks on wildfires and air quality. 

Experts on Reddit’s decision to ban pro-Trump community

CU Boulder researchers are available to speak about the implications of Reddit's decision to ban the influential site r/The_Donald. 

Experts available on Supreme Court DACA decision

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, CU Boulder experts are available for media interviews on next steps.

Protests in Denver and around the country

CU Boulder experts are available to discuss the historic protests sweeping Denver and other cities around the country in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Experts available on Supreme Court LGBTQ decision

The US Supreme Court ruled that gender identity and sexual preference are protected by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Earth Day's 50th anniversary

For Earth Day’s 50th anniversary on April 22, 2020, CU Boulder’s internationally recognized climate and environment experts are available for media interviews about significant present and past environmental events, movements and research. They can also give context to the work still ahead of us to maintain a healthy, stable planet.

Walker nomination highlights perceived bias against Colorado sports, expert available for media interviews

The Colorado Rockies’ Larry Walker made it into the Baseball Hall of Fame for this summer's induction, yet most of the media attention focused on fellow-nominee Derek Jeter. 

As Iran tensions loom, legal, cybersecurity experts available for media interviews

Legal and cybersecurity concerns linger after a Jan. 3 airstrike killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani.

Australia wildfires: experts available to discuss lasting impacts on wildlife, human health

An unprecedented wildfire season in Australia is posing serious threats to endangered wildlife, human health and air quality.

Experts on fall 2019 Supreme Court arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court started hearing oral arguments for the fall 2019 term on Monday, Oct. 7. Legal experts are available for media interviews on those cases.

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protests intersected with China's National Day—an annual celebration of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. 

National Hispanic American Heritage Month experts available for interviews

National Hispanic American Heritage Month was marked Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, 2020. CU Boulder experts can discuss the array of issues facing the Latinx community.

AGs investigate Facebook and Google, experts available for media interviews

As state attorneys general begin investigations into tech companies, CU Boulder experts are available for media interviews on antitrust and privacy issues.

Climate change and the 2020 Democratic primary

Climate change was a central issue in the 2020 Democratic primary, but the conversation around the issue has become “stuck” in recent years.

Back-to-school 2019: Experts available on issues in K-12 education

Experts are available on issues ranging from full-day Kindergarten to youth activism, both major topics as students headed to school in fall 2019.

Expert available to discuss presidential campaign fundraising, Hickenlooper campaign

Political Science Professor Ken Bickers is available to discuss why fundraising during the “invisible primary” is so vital to candidates.

Engineering expert, US climate change report contributor available for media interviews

Paul Chinowsky, director of CU Boulder's Program in Environmental Design, co-authored a chapter of the federal government's latest climate report.

Immigration detention case hits Supreme Court, expert available for media interviews

In Nielsen v. Preap, SCOTUS could decide how long immigration officials can detain someone living in the country illegally after a criminal detention.

Experts available for interviews on U.S. wildfires

CU Boulder Earth Lab and Center for Environmental Journalism faculty experts are available to discuss increasing frequency and potential impacts of wildfires across the United States.

Experts available to speak on #MeToo corporate responsibility

CBS chief Les Moonves stepped down following multiple accusations of sexual harassment. Leeds School of Business experts are available for media interviews on the #MeToo movement.

Expert available to discuss Facebook, social media privacy

Facebook announced in July 2018 it had removed 32 pages and accounts because of “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Information science expert Brian Keegan is available for media interviews.

Political science, Russia expert available for media interviews

President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin July 2018 in Finland. CU Boulder political science expert is available for media interviews on the meeting and U.S.-Russian relations.  

US-China trade war expert available for interviews

As the U.S. and China are escalating trade tensions, CU Boulder economist and former Department of State chief economist Keith Maskus is available for media interviews.

Experts available to discuss SCOTUS travel ban ruling

In a 5-4 ruling in June 2018, the Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s third travel ban. CU Boulder law experts are available for media interviews to break down the decision and its implications.

CU Boulder sources available to discuss immigration debate, DACA

In 2018, House lawmakers announced 237 members of Congress are backing a resolution to force votes on four separate proposed fixes for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

Policy shifts under President Trump

CU Boulder faculty experts are available to speak with media about health care, science funding, education reform, press-president relationships, free speech on campuses, immigration, environmental issues and more.

Experts available to discuss white nationalism

After violence erupted at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, CU Boulder experts can discuss the history of the white nationalist movement and right-wing extremism in the United States. 

Experts available on International Women’s Day, Women's History Month

With International Women’s Day on March 8, CU Boulder experts are available to discuss a variety of topics. This list will be updated as Women’s History Month continues.