Pastoralist in Tibet

‘Choosing’ to leave high-altitude Tibetan homes?

Oct. 25, 2023

Recent research by CU Boulder geographer Emily Yeh studies the difference between consent and coercion in the “voluntary” resettlement of pastoralists in Tibet’s Nagchu region.

Prison bars

Colorado prisons vulnerable to natural disasters but may be ill-prepared

Oct. 24, 2023

Seventy-five percent of incarceration facilities in the state are vulnerable to wildfires, extreme heat, floods or landslides, and many are ill-equipped to handle them, new research suggests.

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Harsh workplace climate is pushing women out of academia

Oct. 20, 2023

In the largest-ever review of faculty retention in the U.S., CU Boulder researchers reveal how harassment, a sense of not belonging and other factors contribute to a lack of gender diversity among senior faculty.

Four faculty members at a table, one holding a microphone, discuss the Israel-Hamas war.

Israel-Hamas war an ongoing catastrophe, faculty say

Oct. 18, 2023

At a panel event on Oct. 11, CU Boulder experts on the modern Middle East noted the current war differs from previous conflicts. The faculty members discussed historical components leading to the latest Israel-Hamas war and more.

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The how and what of the latest Israel-Hamas war

Oct. 13, 2023

Longstanding conflicts and the latest Israel-Hamas war have recent and deep historical roots. Hilary Falb Kalisman gives her take on how things escalated, political and regional contexts, policy implications and more.

A sign saying don't take away my birth control

Post-Roe, contraception could be next

Oct. 9, 2023

During a panel at Science Writers 2023, CU researchers warned the Dobbs decision, which repealed the constitutional right to an abortion, could also limit access to birth control.

Senator Dianne Feinstein speaking against the illegitimate markup of nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett in 2020

Age and the political machine: What happens after a lawmaker passes away?

Oct. 3, 2023

Get Associate Professor Michaele Ferguson’s take on the passing of Dianne Feinstein, the longest-serving woman in U.S. Senate history, and what voters should consider before filling out a ballot.

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Budding philosopher makes a (qualified) defense of monogamy

Sept. 28, 2023

In a recently published paper, CU Boulder doctoral student Kyle York highlights some of the benefits of being in a monogamous relationship, for those who are so inclined.

March and rally/protest in response to the rescission of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in New York City on September 9, 2017.  (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

What the latest DACA ruling means for the program and its Dreamers

Sept. 20, 2023

The years-long court battle over DACA continues. Get CU Law Professor Pratheepan (Deep) Gulasekaram’s take on the latest court ruling and how it creates a pathway for the program to end up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Ralphie explained: How this bison became a buffalo

Sept. 12, 2023

Ralphie the Buffalo is technically a North American bison. Brooke Neely, a research associate with the Center of the American West, sheds light on how CU’s iconic bison mascot became known as a buffalo.