PhD candidates on the way to commencement

Does faculty productivity really decline with age? New study says no

Oct. 17, 2017

Studies have long shown researchers publish prolifically in the first decade of their career, followed by a decline in productivity. But a CU Boulder study found that stereotype to be "remarkably inaccurate."Read more »
Professor Tiara Na'puti

CU Boulder professor testifies before U.N. committee on Guam

Oct. 4, 2017

Professor Tiara Na'puti, a member of the indigenous Chamorro people of Guam, testified before a United Nations committee this week calling for its help in hastening decolonization of the beleaguered island.Read more »
High school boys huddle during football game

Why is high school football participation declining?

Sept. 27, 2017

The number of high schoolers playing American football grew steadily from 1998 to 2009 but then began a notable decline that's likely to continue, according to CU Boulder Professor Roger Pielke.Read more »
A baby gets a vaccine

Twitter a hotbed of anti-vaccine sentiment, finds CU Boulder study

Sept. 27, 2017

Negative sentiment about vaccines is alive and growing in social media, according to an expansive study designed to examine the prevalence and geographic clustering of online viewpoints.Read more »
Professor Jill Litt looks over an eggplant at a community garden next to Regis University in Denver

Can gardening prevent cancer? CU study seeks to find out

Sept. 19, 2017

Ask someone who gardens what they love most about it, and the answer often is: it makes them feel better. A new trial is exploring the measurable health benefits of community gardening.Read more »
A phone with a twitter conversation on the screen

Scientists are analyzing your tweets and FB posts: Is it ethical?

Sept. 11, 2017

Social computing researcher Casey Fiesler, of the College of Media, Communication and Information, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study legal and ethical issues surrounding big data research.Read more »
Man pouring pills out of bottle and into hand

Opioids, obesity—not 'despair deaths'—raising mortality rates for whites

July 19, 2017

Mortality researchers are challenging the idea that economically influenced "despair deaths" are killing middle-aged white men, pointing to prescription painkillers and obesity instead.Read more »
A person undergoing radiation therapy

Discovery could lead to fewer side effects, better results for cancer patients

July 19, 2017

A revelation involving the damage radiation-exposed cells from cancer treatments can do to healthy cells, causing side effects, could be good news for patients.Read more »
A baby having a hearing test

Babies with hearing loss need early intervention, but only half get it

July 13, 2017

Children who are deaf or partially deaf but receive diagnosis and interventions by 6 months develop a far greater vocabulary than those for whom treatment is delayed.Read more »
The San Luis Valley

When farmers must pay for groundwater, they cut use by a third

June 22, 2017

A new study by CU Boulder researchers found that when San Luis Valley farmers imposed a well-pumping tax on themselves, they slashed use by a third and farmed more sustainably.Read more »

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