Dean Robert McDonald testifies before New York City Council committee

Robert McDonald testifies before New York City Council committee

Sept. 23, 2022

Dean Robert McDonald, an innovator in online education, testified Sept. 22 on a new model of online learning that is bringing opportunities to a broader range of students.

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How tiny seeds might reduce our huge dependence on fossil fuels

Sept. 23, 2022

The Fox Group, led by Jerome Fox, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, was awarded $1.1 million of a five-year, $12.8 million U.S. Department of Energy grant that involves seven universities and institutions and paves the way for broader use of non-food oilseed crops in the chemical industry.

foundation of a home destroyed by the Marshall Fire

Studying the Marshall Fire recovery to help communities rebuild

Sept. 23, 2022

CU Boulder has received a major grant to research recovery from the Marshall Fire to help communities rebuild from future disasters.

Artist's depiction of spacecraft about to slam into an asteroid

NASA is about to intentionally crash a spacecraft into an asteroid. This engineer will be watching

Sept. 22, 2022

On Monday, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test will slam into an asteroid called Dimorphos at speeds of more than 14,000 miles per hour. CU Boulder aerospace engineer Jay McMahon breaks down how this test could one day help to protect life on Earth.

Engineer inspects SUDA instrument in a clean room

New Colorado space instrument part of flagship mission to Europa

Sept. 21, 2022

In two years, a dust analyzer designed and built at CU Boulder will launch aboard NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft, aiding in its mission to determine if Jupiter's icy moon Europa has conditions that could support life.

Students sit in a circle in the grass

A handful of universities may control flow of ideas, people in academia

Sept. 21, 2022

In the United States, 80% of university faculty were trained at just 20% of the nation’s schools, according to new research from computer scientists at CU Boulder.

Members of the British royal family follow behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it is carried out of Westminster Abbey

Despite emphasis on tradition, many British royal ceremonies aren’t so old

Sept. 21, 2022

Westminster Abbey has witnessed nearly a millennium of British history—but many rituals, like those at royal funerals, are by no means ancient. How has the ornate church and its significance to the monarchy changed over centuries? CU historian Paul Hammer shares on The Conversation.

A sampling of birth control methods

Youth in child welfare system lack access to birth control

Sept. 19, 2022

Only about one-third of eighth and ninth graders involved with the child welfare system in Colorado have received information on birth control, and fewer than half know how to access it, according to new research.

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Why it took so long to recognize the airborne transmission of COVID-19

Sept. 12, 2022

Millions of people died of the coronavirus because institutions and people took too long to recognize it was primarily airborne, and a new study traces back that deadly resistance.

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How TikTok has changed the music industry

Sept. 12, 2022

TikTok has become a go-to platform for discovering new music, but many musicians say the app interferes with their artistic integrity. CU instructor and musician Mike Barnett discusses how TikTok has changed the music industry, for better and for worse.