foundation of a home destroyed by the Marshall Fire

Studying the Marshall Fire recovery to help communities rebuild

Sept. 23, 2022

CU Boulder has received a major grant to research recovery from the Marshall Fire to help communities rebuild from future disasters.

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A handful of universities may control flow of ideas, people in academia

Sept. 21, 2022

In the United States, 80% of university faculty were trained at just 20% of the nation’s schools, according to new research from computer scientists at CU Boulder.

A sampling of birth control methods

Youth in child welfare system lack access to birth control

Sept. 19, 2022

Only about one-third of eighth and ninth graders involved with the child welfare system in Colorado have received information on birth control, and fewer than half know how to access it, according to new research.

A hand hovers over a smart phone with apps. (Rob Hampson/Unsplash)

Should you delete your period-tracking apps? A look at data privacy post-Roe

Sept. 8, 2022

In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to eliminate the constitutional right to an abortion, some fear law enforcement agencies or private citizens could use data from apps, Google searches or social media posts as evidence of a crime in places where abortion is illegal. Colorado Law data privacy expert Margot Kaminski offers her take.

An infant rests

How pollution changes a baby’s gut, and why it matters

Sept. 1, 2022

A first-of-its kind study by CU Boulder researchers finds that exposure to air pollution in infancy impacts a child's developing gut microbiome in ways that boost risk of allergies, obesity and diabetes and may influence brain development.

an open sign on a dispensary

Cannabis legalization boosts use by double digits, new study suggests

Aug. 25, 2022

Residents of states where cannabis has been legalized use marijuana 24% more frequently than those living in states where it remains illegal, according to new research published today in the journal Addiction.

Mushroom cloud from a nuclear explosion

Nuclear war would cause a global famine and kill billions, study finds

Aug. 15, 2022

Even a relatively small nuclear conflict would decimate crop production and result in widespread starvation, according to new research from an international team of scientists.

Corrie Detweiler in her lab

How COVID spawned a surge in superbugs—and what we can do about it

Aug. 12, 2022

"Don’t pressure your doctor for an antibiotic unless there's evidence that you need one," says Corrie Detweiler in this Q&A on the threats of antibiotic-resistance pathogens.

Sister Mary Nelle Gage reads to a crowd of people outdoors

62 nuns were buried in a historic Denver cemetery. This archaeologist is helping to move them

Aug. 10, 2022

Between 1898 and 1969, 62 nuns were buried in a historic cemetery in southwest Denver. This summer, Lauren Hosek is helping to move the remains to a new resting place.

Client actors in a therapy group for aphasia perform in a theatrical production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Scholars in speech therapy, theater help aphasia clients stage a play

Aug. 8, 2022

A recent production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by a therapy group for aphasia—a neurological condition that impairs the ability to speak and understand language—aimed to help participants gain confidence in communication and other skills.

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