Photo by Rosie Sun on Unsplash

The ‘collective nightmares’: Exploring the sociology of horror films

Oct. 28, 2021

CU Boulder sociologists Marshall Smith and Laura Patterson answer questions about their podcast, the sociology of horror films and “Squid Game," as well as share their top-10 horror picks just in time for Halloween.

A mostly dry river bed in the Rocky Mountains

As climate resilience moves to forefront for Intermountain West, new leader takes reins

Oct. 15, 2021

Ben Livneh, CIRES fellow and assistant professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, is adding a new title to his resume: director of Western Water Assessment.

Kathia Ibacache

Kathia Ibacache works to build more inclusive library collection

Oct. 6, 2021

Assistant Professor and Romance Languages Librarian Kathia Ibacache has set out to incorporate more books by Indigenous authors from Latin America into the University Libraries’ collections.

Begonia plant

My Manabe begonia: A personal tribute to Nobel Laureate Syukuro ‘Suki’ Manabe

Oct. 6, 2021

CIRES fellow and Associate Professor Jennifer Kay discusses the influence of Syukuro “Suki” Manabe, who this week was named a Nobel Prize laureate in physics.

Ann England

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar honors Ann England

Oct. 4, 2021

Clinical Professor Ann England is being recognized for years of teaching aspiring lawyers in Colorado Law’s Criminal Defense Clinic, which has produced over 120 public defenders in Colorado and across the nation, and serving as a role model and mentor.

Suzette Malveaux

Colorado Law professor honored with LGBTQ advocacy award

Sept. 28, 2021

Professor Suzette Malveaux and her partner, Catherine Smith, accepted the Gerald A. Gerash Advocacy Award presented by The Center on Colfax at the center’s 45th anniversary gala. The award honors those who demonstrate a history of advocacy for the LGBTQ community.

Shuo Sun's portrait over a scenic of the CU Boulder campus

CU Boulder physicist lands NSF support for quantum systems probe

Sept. 24, 2021

Shuo Sun, an assistant professor of physics and fellow at JILA, a joint institute of CU Boulder and the National Institute for Standards and Technology, will lead a $2.5 million collaboration among universities, national labs and private industry.

Gloria Urrea

Leeds School faculty member wins best humanitarian paper award

Sept. 24, 2021

In an award-winning paper, Assistant Professor Gloria Urrea looks at how virtual volunteers help organizations make social impact through the use of online volunteering platforms—a topic scarcely studied until now.

Waleed Abdalati, far right, stands alongside senators Michael Bennet and Mitt Romney, along with Ann Romney (Photo via Sen. Mitt Romney's office)

CIRES director rafts, talks resilience with Western senators

Sept. 20, 2021

CU Boulder climate scientist Waleed Abdalati rafted a stretch of the Colorado River with senators Michael Bennet and Mitt Romney to talk about how Western communities can build greater resilience to climate and weather extremes.

A rendering of SARS-CoV-2

Video: CU Boulder experts give scientific update on COVID-19 pandemic

Sept. 3, 2021

Roy Parker and Kristen Bjorkman review the status of the COVID-19 delta variant in the United States, the latest data on vaccines and breakthrough cases, and more.