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How funny works: The serious science of humor

Why did the chicken cross the road? Humor experts aren’t sure, but they’ll break down why some jokes are laugh-worthy and others earn groans in this episode of the Brainwaves podcast.

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High school counselors visit campus to shrink rural Colorado achievement gap

June 13, 2019

Counselors and administrators from rural high schools across Colorado arrived at the CU Boulder campus Wednesday as part of a four-day program designed to increase enrollment of underrepresented students.

CU Boulder Engineering Center

New biomedical engineering degrees to launch at CU Boulder

June 13, 2019

Beginning as early as fall 2020, the College of Engineering and Applied Science will offer new bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in biomedical engineering.

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Coordination, collaboration improve student concussion care

June 10, 2019

The CU Medical Services Concussion Team brings an interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of concussions for students, who tend to be at higher risk for concussions than older adults.

Campus leaders break ground at business-engineering building expansion site

New CU Boulder building to connect business, engineering in novel ways and honor alumnus and donor

June 5, 2019

Business and engineering leaders broke ground Wednesday on a $45 million addition that will physically connect two academic and research buildings in a way they’ve never been connected before.

Juliet Gopinath

Pushing Boundaries: CUbit initiative director eager to build bridges

May 31, 2019

Bringing together engineering and science to help reinforce CU Boulder as a major hub in quantum, Associate Director Juliet Gopinath says she is energized by the potential of this cross-campus project.

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Human Performance Summit explores apex of mind, body, spirit

May 30, 2019

CU recently hosted nearly 250 participants from the military, athletic, investment, scientific and entrepreneurial communities for a day-long exploration of where the limits of human performance lie and how to push those limits.

Vaccine vial filled with dirt

Why dirt may be nature’s original stress-buster

Is dirt nature’s original stress vaccine? CU Boulder research suggests people raised on farms or who played in the dirt may be more physically and emotionally resilient than those who grow up in cities or without access to soil.

Woman standing with walker

Engineering grads’ high-tech walker could keep seniors from falling

May 6, 2019

With a new prototype under their belts, four students are just getting started in their mission to bring the walker into the 21st century.

Headstones in social media graveyard

How to manage your digital afterlife and why it matters

May 3, 2019

If you were to die tomorrow, what would happen to your Facebook page? A CU Boulder researcher says it’s critical to make decisions about how friends and foes can engage with you once you’re no longer here.

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