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.

Sara Sawyer

Virus hunter: Preventing the next pandemic

July 27, 2022

Dozens of viruses, including the one that causes COVID-19, have jumped from animals to humans, often with deadly consequences. Sara Sawyer wants to know which one is next.

A participant in the marshmallow test at CU Boulder

A new take on the ‘marshmallow test’: When it comes to resisting temptation, a child's cultural upbringing matters

July 21, 2022

Fifty years after the famous ‘marshmallow test’ found that children who resist temptation do better on measures of life success, a study of preschoolers in Boulder and Japan reveals that what kids are willing to wait for depends on their cultural upbringing.

a student memorial after a mass shooting at a high school in 2019

Experts shed light on preventing violence

July 6, 2022

As the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at CU Boulder turns 30, its founder and current director share thoughts on the center’s legacy.

group of people marching to protest abortion ban

Abortion bans to increase maternal mortality even more, study shows

June 30, 2022

New data shows that banning abortion would lead to more maternal deaths than previously thought, a critical finding less than a week after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to overturn Roe v. Wade.

people gathering with signs during a pro-choice rally

What the end of Roe v. Wade means for reproductive rights and privacy

June 30, 2022

On June 24, the Supreme Court released a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The court also ruled to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Jennifer Hendricks, a professor at the University of Colorado Law School, addresses her interpretation of the rulings.

Juneteenth parade in St. Augustine, Florida, 1922

4 things to know about Juneteenth

June 16, 2022

A recent survey shows more than 60% of Americans know “nothing at all” or only “a little bit” about what Juneteenth is or its importance in American history. Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders, professor of African American and Black cultural history, discusses how and why we celebrate Juneteenth.

Navajo Nation sign that reads 'Turn around. Stay home'

US life expectancy still falling, Native Americans hardest hit

June 9, 2022

Life expectancy of Native Americans in the U.S. dropped by nearly five years during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research reveals. The study also found that while the rest of the developed world is rebounding in terms of life expectancy, the United States is not.

journalists taking notes

After a mass shooting: Examining the role of media coverage

May 31, 2022

Is news coverage inspiring more mass shootings? Not necessarily, but with each incident comes complicated questions for journalists, says CU Boulder Professor Elizabeth Skewes.

Beverly Kingston

Can we avert the next mass shooting? Yes, and here’s how

May 26, 2022

CU Boulder researcher Beverly Kingston discusses the recent uptick in school shootings, perpetrator indicators and behaviors, what we can do to stop such violence in schools and public spaces, and more.