Feet standing on dry, cracked earth

Why the US rejoining the Paris climate accord matters at home and abroad—5 scholars explain

Jan. 26, 2021

The U.S. backing of the Paris Agreement has an influence on food security, health and safety, and the future warming of the planet. National Snow and Ice Data Center researcher Walt Meier and fellow scholars share on The Conversation.

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New website a 1-stop resource for all things drought

Jan. 22, 2021

NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System has launched a redesigned drought portal to better serve stakeholders, decision makers, journalists and the public. Several CU Boulder researchers contributed to the project.

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Why older adults must go to the front of the vaccine line

Jan. 21, 2021

As leaders face tough decisions about who to vaccinate against COVID-19, a new study finds that vaccinating adults 60 or older first will save the most lives in the long term.

Jill Biden holds the Bible as Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States

From Biden’s giant Bible to Christian flags waved by rioters, ‘religion’ means different things to different people and different eras

Jan. 20, 2021

From the oath-taking on the Bible during the presidential swearing-in ceremony, to the “awe” and “restraint” of the early Christian world, the meaning of “religion” has gone through a long journey. Assistant Professor Sam Boyd shares on The Conversation.

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Drum circle research envisions enjoyable remote jamming experiences

Jan. 20, 2021

Long before the pandemic sent people scrambling into isolation, musicians longed to jam virtually with others across the globe. But online jamming isn’t feasible because of latency, the tiny delay that occurs when data travels from one point to the next.

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CU Teach students find community, purpose working in virtual classrooms

Jan. 20, 2021

With many K-12 schools switched to remote or hybrid learning settings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CU Teach partner schools and teachers have been particularly grateful to have support from CU Boulder students.

People scaling the outside walls of the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 protests and insurrection in Washington, D.C.

The insurrection will be tweeted

Jan. 20, 2021

Years ago, a CU Boulder professor warned of violence fueled by viral lies from former president Donald J. Trump.

"The Bosses of the Senate" by Puck, 1889. (Image via Library of Congress)

Unlocking a century’s worth of congressional testimony

Jan. 15, 2021

Historian Vilja Hulden, who is conducting a sweeping analysis of congressional lobbying from 1877 onward, has landed a major fellowship that will support her research.

Processor Mark Hernandez demonstrates the installation process for the classroom air quality remote sensors to CU Boulder student volunteer technicians Christiane Nitcheu and Sylvia Akol. (Photos courtesy Anna Segur)

Researchers fight COVID-19 with new air filtration in Denver Public Schools

Jan. 13, 2021

When students in more than 20 Denver Public Schools return to classrooms for the spring semester, they’ll be coming back to cleaner indoor air, thanks in part to work being done by CU Boulder environmental engineering researchers.

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Taking a look at sweat, bleach and gym air quality

Jan. 13, 2021

A CU Boulder study shows human emissions, including amino acids from sweat or acetone from breath, can chemically combine with bleach cleaners to form new airborne chemicals with unknown impacts to indoor air quality.