Denver's skyline. The foreground shows cars driving on a highway.

Colorado economic outlook: Slowing growth in a turbulent economy

Dec. 4, 2023

Despite persistent inflation, elevated interest rates, a worker shortage and slowing consumer spending, Colorado’s economy should remain resilient in 2024, according to the Business Economic Outlook released by the Leeds School of Business.


Protecting trees to save people from climate disaster

Dec. 4, 2023

Professor Colleen Lyons shares her take on a loss and damage fund to support forest health around the world as a critical climate change mitigation strategy. She is presenting a related call to action at COP28.

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‘Doughnut’ beams help physicists see incredibly small objects

Dec. 4, 2023

A new laser-based technique can create images of structures too tiny to view with traditional microscopes, and without damaging them. The approach could help scientists inspect nanoelectronics, including the semiconductors in computer chips.

Women participating in a demonstration

Not just angry, but motivated and voting

Dec. 4, 2023

In a new publication, CU Boulder doctoral graduate Kimberly Killen highlights how “angry feminist claims” have the power to inform and mobilize.

Loch Ness monster illustration

The Loch Ness monster: Myth or reality?

Dec. 4, 2023

Marking the 90th anniversary this month of the first “photograph” of the Loch Ness monster, a CU Boulder scholar muses on what qualifies as truth and fiction, and the overlap of conspiracy theories and myths.

'Hektor wirft Paris seine Weichlichkeit vor' by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein in 1786

‘Alien familiarity’ of ‘The Iliad’ gets a makeover

Dec. 4, 2023

It’s not easy to create a work of literature that truly lasts. In a critically acclaimed new translation of “The Iliad,” CU Boulder classics Professor Laurialan Reitzammer sees the enduring relevance of Homer.

Vladimir Putin sits in a crowd at a sporting event

Who supports Putin? Men, older generations and traditionalists, study shows

Nov. 30, 2023

In a new study led by CU Boulder, researchers surveyed more than 8,400 people in six former Soviet Union nations about their support for the controversial Russian leader. In Ukraine, at least, Russia's long and bloody invasion seems to have backfired on the leader.

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5 leadership lessons from the Barbie movie

Nov. 29, 2023

When it comes to looking for a movie to teach you about leadership, Barbie might not be the first one that comes to mind. However, beneath the glitter and pink emerged five important steps to becoming an effective leader, according to Stefanie Johnson.

Engineering Center

Group receives $8M from Renew America Nonprofits program

Nov. 29, 2023

A research group in CU Boulder's Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering received an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to provide technical assistance that aids nonprofits in cutting energy use. The project places a significant emphasis on involving and training students in all stages of renovating existing buildings.

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Employer-labor relations in the balance

Nov. 28, 2023

Associate Professor Vilja Hulden’s recent book “The Bosses’ Union” highlights how employers organized to fight labor before the New Deal.