Poll workers. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

A national nail-biter and a Colorado ‘blue wave’—political scientists weigh in on 2020 election

Nov. 4, 2020

With results still being counted, threats of lawsuits and some suggesting it could be days or even weeks before the presidential race is resolved, election night was far from decisive. But a few things did emerge as certain.

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Election Day math: New study probes how people make decisions

Oct. 29, 2020

Social groups with a mix of hasty and more deliberate decision-makers may have the best chance of making the right choices, according to new mathematical research.

Blake Leeper

Court ruling barring ‘blade runner’ from Olympics is scientifically unfounded, studies suggest

Oct. 28, 2020

The highest court in sports ruled that Blake Leeper cannot compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo because his prostheses give him a competitive advantage. CU Boulder studies suggest otherwise, and the researchers who conducted those studies say the ruling is discriminatory.

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Colorado survey shows red-blue gender divide, concerns about Election Day violence

Oct. 19, 2020

Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper hold high single-digit leads in Colorado, according to the new Colorado Political Climate Survey released by the American Politics Research Lab at CU Boulder. The poll found that while the state's women are leaning overwhelmingly blue, Donald Trump holds a slight lead among Colorado men, and male voters are split evenly on the U.S. Senate race.

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Who puts up election yard signs and why?

Sept. 8, 2020

In a new book, CU Boulder's Anand Sokhey details his research on whether yard signs work, what they say about us and how they shape our neighborhoods.

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How a CU law professor helped change Washington’s football mascot

July 13, 2020

Carla Fredericks, an associate professor of law, helped organize a campaign that changed the NFL.

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Politics driving personal economic decisions amid COVID-19

June 25, 2020

Researchers found Republican traders were more optimistic about a stock market rebound than non-Republicans.

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Inside Steve Bannon’s ‘War for Eternity’

April 22, 2020

A new book by CU Boulder ethnographer Benjamin Teitelbaum explores the ultra-right spiritual ideology inspiring Steve Bannon, the former Trump strategist and other ‘global power brokers.’

Panelists debate the future of technology at the Silicon Flatirons 2020 conference.

Tech leaders debate tomorrow’s solutions at Colorado Law conference

Feb. 10, 2020

Colorado Law's Silicon Flatirons Center recently hosted Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra, Rep. Joe Neguse, CEO Anne Toth and Director of Global Public Policy Lisl Brunner, among others.

The House Subcommittee on Antitrust hears from company executives during a field hearing at CU Boulder.

Congress hears tech company complaints at Colorado Law

Jan. 17, 2020

Executives from four companies feeling hamstrung by big tech aired their grievances in front of members of Congress at CU Boulder.