Playing French horn with a mask

Aerosol research instrumental in getting musicians back to playing safely

Oct. 14, 2020

A CU Boulder research team of scientists and musicians seeks to find out how musical ensembles around the world can continue to safely perform music together during the pandemic.

Child on computer

Oct. 14 webinar addresses COVID-19’s effect on children, families, college students

Oct. 7, 2020

Leading experts in psychology at CU Boulder, CU Anschutz and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are hosting a panel and Q&A about the profound impact the pandemic has had on the mental health of children, family and college students.

Family in a park

Children heavily influenced by time in nature, social and emotional support

Oct. 1, 2020

CU Boulder Today spoke with Louise Chawla about how children are happier and more likely to protect the natural world when they have a greater connection to it, and the important role of social and emotional support from parents, peers and community in creating hope around issues like climate change.

Grand Staircase National Monument,

Someday, even wet forests could burn due to climate change

Sept. 29, 2020

While today's fires are exacerbated by dry conditions, CU Boulder researchers found that forest fires 94 million years ago occurred even in wet regions due to changes in global climate.

Coral reef fish

The pace of environmental change can doom or save coral reefs

Sept. 28, 2020

Increasing fishing too quickly can cause coral reef ecosystems to collapse, new CU Boulder-led research finds.

Choral performance

Singing unmasked, indoors spreads COVID-19 through aerosols, new study confirms

Sept. 17, 2020

Singing indoors, unmasked, can swiftly spread COVID-19 via microscopic airborne particles known as aerosols, confirms a new peer-reviewed study of a March choir rehearsal that became one of the nation’s first superspreading events.

Sea lamprey

Scientists identify gene family key to unlocking vertebrate evolution

Sept. 16, 2020

New CU Boulder-led research finds the traits that make vertebrates distinct from invertebrates were made possible by the emergence of a new set of genes 500 million years ago.

Forest stream

New grant supports interdisciplinary research on ‘the critical zone’ and the future of Western water

Sept. 2, 2020

Three CU Boulder faculty are principal investigators on a new five-year, $6.9 million National Science Foundation grant to study the “critical zone”—from Earth’s bedrock to tree canopy top—in the American West.

student wearing mask on campus outside

Even outdoors—why face coverings are important

Aug. 31, 2020

CU Boulder Today chatted with Jose-Luis Jimenez, chemistry professor and CIRES fellow, about why it’s so important to wear a face covering—even when you’re outdoors.

Researchers check on a sampling station

How sampling campus wastewater aims to keep COVID-19 in check

Aug. 27, 2020

Researchers have set up a network to monitor the wastewater leaving residence halls on campus as part of an effort to detect and intercept community spread of COVID-19.