Stock image of a Black Lives Matter protest

Talking criminal justice with Benjamin Levin

Nov. 18, 2020

Law Professor Benjamin Levin discusses the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and criminal justice reform, police unions and their role in policymaking, and mass incarceration in the United States.

Poll workers. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

A national nail-biter and a Colorado ‘blue wave’—political scientists weigh in on 2020 election

Nov. 4, 2020

With results still being counted, threats of lawsuits and some suggesting it could be days or even weeks before the presidential race is resolved, election night was far from decisive. But a few things did emerge as certain.

CU Boulder Professor Eric Vance, left, helping establish one of the LISA 2020 labs

Professor spreading statistics labs through developing world

Oct. 26, 2020

CU Boulder’s LISA 2020 project was designed to foster 20 statistics labs in the developing world by 2020; the latest count is 28.

Richard O'Neill, left, and the Tacaks Quartet

Richard O'Neill's time has arrived

Oct. 23, 2020

Violist Richard O'Neill is joining the College of Music faculty and the Takács Quartet this year.

Lori Peek

Natural Hazards Center director recounts evacuation amid wildfires, urges preparedness

Oct. 21, 2020

The director of CU Boulder's Natural Hazards Center speaks from personal experience as an evacuee of the Calwood Fire when she warns others: "the time is now to make provisions for whatever risks you may face."

A yard sign

Who puts up election yard signs and why?

Sept. 8, 2020

In a new book, CU Boulder's Anand Sokhey details his research on whether yard signs work, what they say about us and how they shape our neighborhoods.

Engraving by George Cruikshank of a scene from Rob Roy. (Walter Scott Image Collection, Edinburgh University; CC BY 2.0.)

Literature as malware

Aug. 28, 2020

A new book from Associate Professor Nicole Mansfield Wright explores the impact of literature about privilege and victimhood on our era.

The Ralphie statue on the CU Boulder campus

CU Boulder welcomes 95 new faculty members

Aug. 25, 2020

New faculty members, many of whom recently attended a Faculty Affairs orientation, bring to CU Boulder expertise in everything from bioinspired robotics and indigenous religious traditions to Vikings and the dynamics of climate variability and change.

A physics test and pen

What to know if you're teaching physics labs remotely

Aug. 11, 2020

The pandemic upended schools in the spring of 2020, sending students and faculty home. With an NSF RAPID grant, JILA Fellow Heather Lewandowski asked instructors what worked—and what didn't—as they moved their lab courses online.

Assistant Professor Kaushik Jayaram works in the lab while wearing a mask

Return to research: Animal Inspired Movement and Robotics Lab hits the ground running

July 17, 2020

After working remotely, engineering researchers are gradually and safely returning to campus to continue their work in the lab. Assistant Professor Kaushik Jayaram shares his experience.