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New take on runner’s high: Study explores how marijuana affects workouts

Nov. 29, 2021

A new first-of-its kind study aims to shed light on why so many people use cannabis before, during or after working out. It also seeks to answer a critical question: Does THC, which is considered a banned substance by the World Anti-doping Agency, hurt or help performance?

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How the new $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill will help Colorado brace for the next disaster

Nov. 18, 2021

Colorado will soon receive billions of dollars to improve its roads, bridges, utilities and other infrastructure. Civil engineer Keith Porter said it's a start––but the state still has a long way to go as it prepares for floods, wildfires and other disasters.

Local residents build a stairway in Medellín, Colombia

From schools to streets: How the pandemic is helping us reimagine built environments

Nov. 18, 2021

What opportunities exist to rethink how we live to not only combat COVID-19 but also address climate change, human health and other issues? The Program in Environmental Design is tackling these questions through innovative projects that do everything from improve spaces for outdoor learning to rethinking streetscapes.

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The single population is growing, and it’s time to grow with it

Nov. 11, 2021

Nearly half of the adult U.S. population is single, and half of that population isn't interested in dating. Yet, society still focuses on marriage and relationships as the endgame. Marketing and psychology professor Peter McGraw offers a new perspective on how we see solos.

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Algorithms aren’t fair. Robin Burke wants to change that

Nov. 11, 2021

The machine-learning systems that help your phone recommend music, movies, news and more can be biased in ways that leave out artists from underrepresented groups or foster polarization. Professor Robin Burke is working to change that.

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Diet, exercise can improve teens’ mental health

Nov. 10, 2021

In a wide-ranging, international, multi-disciplinary project to improve mental health in teens, researchers found diet, nutrition and exercise are among the most accessible and effective interventions to reduce depression in young people.

Reiland Rabaka

CU Boulder race scholar reframes Du Bois’ scholarly legacy

Nov. 1, 2021

A new book by Professor Reiland Rabaka on W.E.B Du Bois explores the contribution the scholar had on the origins and evolution of intersectionality.

Shamika Klassen

How Black Twitter has become the new ‘Green Book’—and more

Oct. 27, 2021

Fifty-five years after a Black postal worker produced the inaugural issue of “The Green Book” to help African Americans navigate a racist society, Black Twitter is playing a similar and even broader role, suggests a new CU Boulder study.

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Media consolidation takes toll on local news but doesn’t necessarily bias coverage

Oct. 20, 2021

A new analysis of 350,000 news stories produced by conservative media giant Sinclair Broadcast Group finds when the company buys a station, local news definitely takes a hit. But it did not find any evidence, at scale, that coverage shifts toward a more conservative slant.

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News Engagement Day: Reimagining what it means to consume news in a healthy, sustainable way

Oct. 5, 2021

Journalism student Lauren Irwin and alumna Tayler Shaw discuss News Engagement Day, a day that encourages news engagement while also promoting an understanding of the principles of journalism.

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