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Colorado business confidence remains at record high

July 6, 2021

Business leaders in Colorado expressed record confidence in the economy as recovery from the pandemic continues, according to the Leeds Business Confidence Index for the third quarter of 2021.

Mariajose Baca, Serene Ferjani and other Colorado high school students climbing on the CU Boulder challenge course. (Credit: Glenn Asakawa, CU Boulder)

Helping high school students bridge to college

July 2, 2021

High school graduates from underserved communities who are heading to CU Boulder in the fall traveled from around Colorado to campus recently to participate in summer bridge programs, which provide academic classes and community-building activities.

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Over 100 fire scientists urge the US West: Skip the fireworks this record-dry 4th of July

June 30, 2021

Every year, the number of wildfires caused by humans spikes on Independence Day. There are safer ways to celebrate amid the heat and drought. Associate Professor Jennifer Balch and colleagues share on The Conversation.

Tom Heinbockel demonstrating using a Power Breathe device

5-minute breathing workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs

June 29, 2021

Strength training for your breathing muscles? Daily High-Resistance Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training lowers blood pressure and improves vascular health as well as, or even more than, aerobic exercise or medication, new CU Boulder research shows.

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Speedy nanorobots could someday clean up soil and water, deliver drugs

June 29, 2021

CU Boulder researchers have discovered that minuscule, self-propelled particles called “nanoswimmers” can escape from mazes as much as 20 times faster than other passive particles, paving the way for their use in everything from industrial clean-ups to medication delivery.

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Newest frontier in national security—space—gets boost at CU Boulder

June 28, 2021

The United States Space Force's vice chief of space operations visited campus on June 24, learning about new research on autonomous vehicles, satellites smaller than toaster ovens and more.

Bethy Leonardi speaks to attendees at the first-ever Educator Institute for Equity and Justice in 2018

A Queer Endeavor comes of age in Colorado

June 25, 2021

Just before Denver's Pride weekend, the team behind an innovative effort to make classrooms safer for LGBTQ youth discusses how schools shape what people think is normal.

A Maasai person receives a call on his mobile phone.

‘Wrong number? Let’s chat’ Maasai herders in East Africa use misdials to make connections

June 24, 2021

Research into how Maasai in Tanzania use their phones shows how dialing errors can also breed friendships and business opportunities. Anthropology Professor J. Terrence McCabe and colleagues share on The Conversation.

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A new spin on Shakespeare: CSF virtual workshop series reaches GenZ through hip-hop

June 24, 2021

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is offering a virtual workshop for kids 12–18 years old is hosting unexpected professionals, including a brilliant rap artist who will teach attendees how to blend classical sonnets with contemporary hip-hop beats.

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CU Boulder experts share insights on wildfires, drought, heat

June 23, 2021

As temperatures rise again, CU Boulder researchers offer insight into everything from how a changing climate will impact water supplies, crops and landscapes to how best to protect our homes and health from fire and smoke.

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