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.

Water droplet

How drinking recycled toilet water could ease scarcity

Worried about water shortages in the western United States? This episode of the Brainwaves podcast dives into the effort to protect rivers and reservoirs by recycling toilet water.

Sona Dimidjian, Daniel Conroy, Patricia Crown and Phil DiStefano

Crown gift to establish a unique wellness research institute at CU Boulder

April 30, 2019

The Renée Crown Wellness Institute will promote the wellness of children and youth and the adults who support them. Key areas of interest include the study of mindfulness, compassion and belonging.

Student dressed as tree performs stand up

What’s so funny about climate change?

April 30, 2019

The Creative Climate Communications class took the stage on Thursday to perform live comedy with the goal of educating the crowd about climate change.

Group dressed up for Family Feud session at Boulder Startup Week

What role does a university play in building startups? Find out at Boulder Startup Week

April 29, 2019

Once again, CU Boulder is participating as the university track sponsor at Boulder Startup Week. Check out the seven university track sessions featuring CU Boulder faculty, staff and alumni.

Dancers on stage in orange light

Art, efficiency elevated with University Theatre’s new modern lighting approach

April 25, 2019

The Department of Theatre & Dance recently replaced just over half of University Theatre’s existing incandescent lighting equipment with energy-efficient LEDs.

Engineering building on campus

$1 million imaging system opens world of research at engineering college, across campus

April 23, 2019

A new and unique high-resolution X-ray microtomography imaging system at the College of Engineering & Applied Science will enhance research, not only in engineering but in the fields of archaeology, geology and medicine.

Young student raising her hand in rap lab

4th graders dig into pop music and poetry at CU Boulder

April 19, 2019

As they learn how writers revise their work and use literary devices, the students gear up for a school assembly led by an Australian rap star.

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