Distinguished Professor Jane Menken in Bangladesh

Decades-long study in Bangladesh shows how access to family planning shapes lives

Feb. 15, 2022

What happens when women gain the ability to control their reproductive destiny? A study launched by Distinguished Professor Jane Menken shows how access to family planning transformed Bangladesh for the better.

Three friends posing for a photo, one with red heart-shaped glasses

Spreading love to singles on Valentine’s Day: Q&A with Peter McGraw

Feb. 12, 2022

In this Q&A, McGraw shares what it is that makes Valentine’s Day nauseating for singles, how single people can live their best lives and how we all can better support people, no matter their relationship status.

Pete Davidson with his mom in a Super Bowl commercial

What Super Bowl ads can teach us about ourselves: Q&A with Kelty Logan

Feb. 10, 2022

From Coke's “I'd like to teach the world to sing” in 1972 to Apple's iconic launch in 1984 to this year's raucous, carefree humor, Super Bowl ads reflect who we are as a culture—or what we'd like to be. Take a look back and forward with advertising industry veteran Kelty Logan.

Samira Rajabi

Connecting through trauma: How social media can support survivors

Feb. 10, 2022

Samira Rajabi, assistant professor of media studies, spent years battling a brain tumor. Her experience of trauma and finding support through social media inspired research she hopes will help others.

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Spotify, Joe Rogan and managing misinformation on streaming services

Feb. 7, 2022

Recent events have prompted a lively discussion about if and how content on streaming platforms should be moderated. CU Boulder Today spoke with an expert in Colorado Law about Spotify, Joe Rogan and this new frontier in content moderation.

Sara Sawyer

At-home COVID testing 101: A Q&A with virologist Sara Sawyer

Feb. 4, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service has been hard at work, delivering tens of millions of at-home COVID-19 tests to mailboxes across the country. With the tests’ arrival come a slew of questions. Get answers from CU Boulder virologist Sara Sawyer.

Richard Rogers

Too many Americans are dying young. This professor is calling for action

Jan. 31, 2022

A comprehensive new report spearheaded by CU Boulder Sociology Professor Richard Rogers shows U.S. youth are far less likely to make it to their 25th birthday than their peers in wealthy nations, due largely to child poverty and a lack of social safety nets here. The authors are calling on policymakers to take "immediate and aggressive action."

Children play at a light table for part of a sleep study

Even minor exposure to light before bedtime may disrupt a preschooler’s sleep

Jan. 25, 2022

A new study shows when preschoolers are exposed to even dim light in the hour before bedtime it can significantly lower levels of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin, potentially disrupting sleep. The research serves as a reminder to parents to turn off electronics and dim the lights to promote healthy sleep in children.

A toy donation station, for families effected by the Marshal fire, is set up in the Northeast parking lot of SEEC.

If you really listen, survivors and emergency responders will tell you what they need

Jan. 13, 2022

Survivors of events like the recent Marshall Fire may face what sociologist Lori Peek called "the long tail of disaster-related trauma." She argues these survivors need mental health resources and support from friends and family long after the television cameras are gone.

Anthony Fauci and Donald Trump at a WH Press Briefing

When it comes to managing COVID, people place party over policy

Jan. 13, 2022

A global study of 13,000 individuals found people around the world base their opinions of COVID-19 policies on who supports them, not what's in them. It suggests scientists and bipartisan coalitions, not political elites, should be the first ones to communicate pandemic plans.