An illustration of a puppet reacting to fake news

The truth about fake news

Sept. 25, 2020

A trio of researchers at the College of Media, Communication and Information have spent several years trying to unravel who shares fake news, what makes people click on it and what we can do about it.

An intestinal organoid

Microscopic scaffolding gives lab cells structure, then disappears under UV light

Sept. 18, 2020

Max Yavitt, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is the first author on a new paper in advanced materials focusing on organoid development.

Choral performance

Singing unmasked, indoors spreads COVID-19 through aerosols, new study confirms

Sept. 17, 2020

Singing indoors, unmasked, can swiftly spread COVID-19 via microscopic airborne particles known as aerosols, confirms a new peer-reviewed study of a March choir rehearsal that became one of the nation’s first superspreading events.

Person taking a saliva test at CU Boulder

Dorm sewage, vials of saliva and a state-of-the-art new lab: Inside CU’s COVID-19 testing plan

Sept. 11, 2020

With millions of students returning in the fall, college and university administrators across the country faced an unprecedented challenge this summer: Devise a plan for controlling an airborne virus, easily spread by people with no symptoms, in an environment where thousands of socially active young adults live in close quarters.

A home destroyed after Hurricane Katrina

For many families, the first disaster can be far from the last

Sept. 10, 2020

Research by CU Boulder sociologist Lori Peek explores what happens to families long-term when they are subjected to not just one but several natural disasters. "In this era of climate change and weather extremes, these families are harbingers of what is to come," said Peek.

White House Coronavirus Task Force

How has science shaped COVID-19 policy? New global project seeks to find out

Sept. 1, 2020

A new initiative seeks to understand the role scientific advice played, or did not play, in driving COVID-19-related policies in at least seven countries. Researchers hope the project helps improve communication between scientists and policymakers.

student wearing mask on campus outside

Even outdoors—why face coverings are important

Aug. 31, 2020

CU Boulder Today chatted with Jose-Luis Jimenez, chemistry professor and CIRES fellow, about why it’s so important to wear a face covering—even when you’re outdoors.

Researchers check on a sampling station

How sampling campus wastewater aims to keep COVID-19 in check

Aug. 27, 2020

Researchers have set up a network to monitor the wastewater leaving residence halls on campus as part of an effort to detect and intercept community spread of COVID-19.

Maintenance worker viewed through a ventilation fan.

Why better ventilation is key to limiting COVID-19 spread on campus

Aug. 19, 2020

As students return to campus, a mostly behind-the-scenes team of university staff and scientists has been working to make sure that the air they breathe will be as safe as possible.

CU Boulder athlete holds up a vial for testing his saliva for the coronavirus.

How an ultra-fast screening test and a team of contact tracers aim to keep campus safe

Aug. 14, 2020

Before ever entering a residence hall, students moving to campus will spit in a tube, hand it over and wait just 45 minutes for their COVID-19 test results.

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