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$1 Million in Innovative Seed Grant Program awards announced

April 29, 2016

CU-Boulder’s Innovative Seed Grant program is awarding $1 million through 23 grants that take investigators in creative and sometimes high-risk, high-reward directions, like a new project exploring the relationship between climate change and political instability in the Middle East.

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Public financing of campaigns does not reduce political polarization, says CU-Boulder study

April 18, 2016

Private donations to political candidates neither alter the candidates’ voting patterns once they’re in office nor make them more ideologically intractable, found a study co-authored by a University of Colorado Boulder political science professor. Yet that underlying belief has led to a range of political reforms including the controversial approach of using taxpayer dollars to pay for political campaigns. These were the central findings of the study, recently published in "Legislative Studies Quarterly."

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CU-Boulder names James Anaya new dean of law

April 13, 2016

CU-Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of James (Jim) Anaya, a Regents’ Professor and James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy at the University of Arizona, as dean of the law school. Anaya will begin his duties on Aug. 8, 2016. Anaya’s teaching and writing focus on international human rights and issues concerning indigenous peoples.

Independent report on 2013 school shooting identifies lessons learned

Jan. 18, 2016

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) at the University of Colorado Boulder today released an independent fact-finding report examining the events and circumstances leading to the 2013 fatal shooting at Arapahoe High School and offering recommendations for improvements in school safety.

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Religion and politics led to social tension and conflict 2,000 years ago

Dec. 21, 2015

Humans haven’t learned much in 2,000 years when it comes to religion and politics. Religion has led to social tension and conflict, not just in today’s society, but dating back to 700 B.C., according to a new study published today in Current Anthropology .

Wrongly convicted ‘Central Park Five’ defendant makes gift renaming CU-Boulder’s Innocence Project

Dec. 9, 2015

A man exonerated in a high-profile case in which five New York City teenagers were wrongly convicted has pledged $190,000 to support the Innocence Project at the University of Colorado Law School. The Korey Wise Innocence Project at Colorado Law, now named for the donor, is a student-led volunteer program that investigates claims of wrongful convictions after traditional methods of appealing a conviction have failed.

Gov. Hickenlooper to speak on energy at CU-Boulder Nov. 12

Nov. 10, 2015

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will outline his vision for Colorado’s energy future at this year’s Schultz Lecture Thursday at the University of Colorado Law School.

Volunteers a ‘secret sauce’ of business innovation, says CU-Boulder study

Nov. 4, 2015

Business accelerators -- entities that give money, guidance and space for a set amount of time to startups -- heavily rely on volunteer mentors to promote innovation, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

Presidential interpretations of the Constitution the focus of CU-Boulder conference Oct. 15-16

Oct. 14, 2015

The 23rd annual Rothgerber Conference Oct. 15 and 16 will celebrate the career of Professor Hal Bruff, who served as Colorado Law’s dean from 1996 until 2003. Conversations will focus on the questions raised in Bruff’s most recent book, Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution , in which he explores how all 44 presidents have responded to pressing matters by setting new legal precedents, which often developed into standard practices.

Former Interior Department assistant secretary joins CU-Boulder’s Getches-Wilkinson Center

Oct. 2, 2015

Anne Castle, who served as assistant secretary for water and science in the U.S. Department of the Interior from 2009 to 2014, has joined the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment – part of the University of Colorado Boulder law school – as a senior fellow.