A Kid Protesting against the War in Ukraine

5 things you need to know about the Russia-Ukraine war

March 2, 2022

CU Boulder experts in Russia and Ukraine share insights into what has led to the crisis, how citizens of both countries are reacting, what effect economic sanctions could have on both Russia and the West and how Americans can help from afar.

Person hiking at sunrise in Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado

Exposure to great outdoors reduced risk of depression, anxiety during pandemic

March 1, 2022

A new study of 1,200 Denver residents found those who spent more time in green spaces the first year of the pandemic reported less anxiety and depression. It also found that more than one-third spent more time in parks and on trails than they did pre-pandemic.

Dog in a veterinary waiting room

Wanted: Dogs with arthritis to help test a novel pain therapy

Feb. 28, 2022

In a new study, CU Boulder neuroscientist Linda Watkins and veterinary pain specialist Rob Landry are looking to the second generation of novel gene therapy as a way to help dogs with joint pain.

Protesters gather in the Ukrainian city of Lviv during the Maidan protests of 2014.

ICYMI: As tensions in Ukraine increase, researcher worries for its people

Feb. 24, 2022

This week, tensions in Eastern Europe escalated as Russia launched a wide-ranging military attack against Ukraine. “What about the people who will have to carry the burden of a war?” asks CU Boulder's John O'Loughlin who has spent 30 years studying the political attitudes of everyday Ukrainians.

Researchers pose in their lab behind glass with the words "COVID Warriors" written on it.

How the CU community tackled COVID-19 on campus and beyond

Feb. 16, 2022

CU Boulder's researchers reflect on an unprecedented year for research amid a devastating pandemic.

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.

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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.

Spotify on a cell phone

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.

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