Home on fire

Western wildfires destroyed 246% more homes, buildings over the past decade—scientists explain

Feb. 3, 2023

More homes are burning in wildfires in nearly every Western state. The reason? Humans. CU experts Jennifer Balch, Maxwell Cook and Natasha Stavros share on The Conversation.

barred spiral galaxy IC 5201 in the Crane constellation

CU Boulder leads in NASA astrophysics technology grants to universities

Feb. 3, 2023

A new NASA report shows that the University of Colorado Boulder is the top university recipient of NASA astrophysics technology grants.

Flowers on Niwot Ridge

$7.65 million grant to extend study of how climate change shapes life at 10,000 feet

Feb. 3, 2023

Through the Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research Project (LTER), housed at CU Boulder's Mountain Research Station, scientists will continue to examine the impacts of a warming world on the university's highest campus.

Female red squirrel forages for food

Squirrels roll the dice on their offspring

Feb. 1, 2023

A collaborative study, including CU Boulder associate professor Andrew McAdam, investigates how the risks and rewards of red squirrel reproduction are a microcosm of evolutionary patterns.

half-open laptop with pink and blue lights in a dark room

7 things to know about the internet’s midlife crisis

Jan. 31, 2023

From the spread of misinformation and hate speech to significant gaps in access, freedom of connectivity and information on the internet is plagued by real and mounting challenges. So, how do we address those challenges, and who is responsible?

Leeds School of Business Dean Sharon Matusik speaks during the new Rustandy building grand opening event at the University of Colorado Boulder. (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)

$5 million gift creates first named deanship at CU Boulder

Jan. 31, 2023

Alumnus, entrepreneur and CU Boulder donor Tandean Rustandy has given $5 million to create the Tandean Rustandy Endowed Deanship at the Leeds School of Business—the first named deanship on campus.

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Business filings in Colorado surge in Q4 2022

Jan. 30, 2023

Colorado ended 2022 with continued strong job growth and is outperforming the nation in many areas, according to a report released Monday by CU Boulder and Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold.

People attend a candlelight vigil in memory of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee

3 essential reads on police brutality, race and the power of video evidence

Jan. 30, 2023

The death of Tyre Nichols has triggered national outrage. Here are three must-read articles published by The Conversation over the past few years, one authored by CU Boulder Assistant Professor Sandra Ristovska examining interpretations of video evidence.

Holocaust memorial site marked with a Jewish star

Holocaust Remembrance Day: How trauma persists

Jan. 26, 2023

Seventy-eight years ago on Jan. 27, the Auschwitz concentration camp closed after liberation by the Soviet army. Professor Janet Jacobs, who researches genocide, trauma and collective memory, discusses the ways in which the experiences and trauma of Holocaust survivors are passed down through generations.

Kai Larsen

To better understand ChatGPT, expert puts it to work

Jan. 26, 2023

What happens when an expert on natural language processing asks a chatbot to write a children's book in the style of Dr. Seuss? Professor Kai Larsen put the question to the test.