Mount Blue Sky, formerly Mount Evans

Center of the American West charts a path to the future

Oct. 3, 2023

With a new strategic plan in place, the Center of the American West is charting a new course focused on undergraduate and graduate student education; interdisciplinary research; outreach to Colorado and beyond; and connection to the university community.

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.

Salomé Carrasco in the field

Counting grasshoppers: A summer in the field

Oct. 3, 2023

For community college students who study science, fieldwork opportunities are rare. Enter CIRES’ immersive paid mentorship. Read from one student as she reflects on her summer of research in Boulder.

Illustration of spacecraft orbiting cloudy planet

Does lightning strike on Venus? Maybe not, study suggests

Oct. 2, 2023

Venus is a distinctly unfriendly planet, with crushing atmospheric pressures at the surface and temperatures that hit 900 degrees Fahrenheit. But new observations from scientists at CU Boulder suggest that frequent lightning strikes may not be one of the planet's hazards.

Person in a virtual Zoom meeting

In building trust at work, is there room for Zoom?

Sept. 29, 2023

Zoom’s CEO said remote work limits trust and innovation, but College of Media, Communication and Information experts said such tools can be effective—if applied correctly.

Two people holding hands

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.

Financial planning.

Lack of financial planning tied to increased risk of death

Sept. 28, 2023

People who fail to plan for their financial futures have a greater mortality risk, according to a new study. Get Assistant Professor Joe Gladstone’s take.

Students in classroom

Can air purifiers help keep kids in school? New study seeks to find out

Sept. 27, 2023

CU Boulder researchers, funded with $2.2 million from the Centers for Disease Control, are studying whether installing simple air purifiers in Colorado classrooms can keep students from missing school.

Team GHOST in front of the Boulder flatirons

CU Boulder earns $5M award for 5G cellular security research

Sept. 27, 2023

CU Boulder has earned a major award to ensure American soldiers, businesses and non-governmental organizations can use 5G cellular networks in foreign countries without hostile network operators being able to extract user information.

The top of an outdoor structure called a sukkah, made of palm fonds, tree branches and reeds

On Jewish ‘festival of booths,’ each sukkah is as unique as the person who builds it

Sept. 27, 2023

There are myriad ways to be Jewish, and home-based holidays such as Sukkot help Jewish families honor all the parts of their identities. Read from CU expert Samira Mehta on The Conversation.