Vladimir Putin sits next to Sergei Shoigu

How strong is Putin’s grip on power? Political scientist weighs in

Sept. 26, 2022

Amid surprising losses in Ukraine, “Putin appears to be determined to take down as many people with him as he can,” says CU Boulder’s Sarah Wilson Sokhey.

Joe Biden and Olivia Rodrigo removing sunglasses in the Oval Office

Politicians are getting older, but do voters care? Sort of

Aug. 17, 2022

President Joe Biden will turn 80 in November, making him the oldest U.S. president in history. A new study from a team of political scientists explores just how much everyday voters care about the age of their politicians.

Taiwan landscape and skyscrapers

How Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan impacts Chinese-American relations

Aug. 9, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan has fueled a mounting crisis between China and the United States. William Wei, professor of modern Chinese history, spoke about the significance of Pelosi’s visit and its implications on Chinese-American relations.

Power plants

What the SCOTUS ruling on EPA and emissions means for climate change

July 11, 2022

Colorado Law's Jonathan Skinner-Thompson discusses the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), limiting the EPA’s authority under a provision of the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.

'Abortion is a right' sign at a rally in Pittsburgh

How the end of Roe v. Wade could shape women’s futures

May 5, 2022

In the wake of this week's leak about a private Supreme Court vote to strike down Roe v. Wade, CU Boulder sociologist Amanda Stevenson discusses how such a ruling could impact women's mortality and the way they live their lives.

Matt Burgess, Renae Marshall, and Joe Neguse

US Reps. Neguse and Curtis discuss bipartisan ways to address climate change

April 22, 2022

The two lawmakers discussed shared motivations, opportunities for consensus-building and how to reduce political polarization around climate change to an audience of more than 150 people.

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Injustice in juvenile courts: Investigative series wins Al Nakkula Award

March 21, 2022

An investigative reporting series into the juvenile justice system in Rutherford County, Tennessee, won the 2022 Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting, co-sponsored by The Denver Press Club and CU Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information. The series revealed systemic injustice, sparked reform and demonstrated expert reporting on a secretive system.

Judge Katanji Brown Jackson

5 questions: Understanding the magnitude of Biden's pick—Ketanji Brown Jackson

Feb. 28, 2022

Professor Suzette Malveaux explains the historic nature of President Joe Biden's Supreme Court nomination, what Ketanji Brown Jackson would add to the Supreme Court and the challenges she may face in confirmation.

Spotify on a cell phone

Spotify, Joe Rogan and managing misinformation on streaming services

Feb. 7, 2022

Recent events have prompted a lively discussion about if and how content on streaming platforms should be moderated. CU Boulder Today spoke with an expert in Colorado Law about Spotify, Joe Rogan and this new frontier in content moderation.


Colorado Law, Colorado Bureau of Investigation partner to review criminal cases for potential wrongful convictions

Nov. 18, 2021

The Korey Wise Innocence Project (KWIP) at Colorado Law will review 51 criminal cases where microscopic hair analysis was used as evidence. If it's determined the hair microscopy evidence played a central role in conviction, KWIP may take steps to challenge any potential wrongful convictions.