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How a ‘rag tag team’ of scientists joined forces to fight COVID-19 on campus

March 16, 2021

For nearly one year, a group of scientists and volunteers from across the university has met seven days a week, often sleeping just a few hours a night, to bring students back to campus safely.

Researchers pose in their lab behind glass with the words "COVID Warriors" written on it.

COVID-19 research at CU Boulder: One year later

March 16, 2021

CU Boulder's researchers reflect on an unprecedented year for research amid a devastating pandemic.

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7 lessons about coronavirus that CU Boulder scientists helped discover

March 15, 2021

CU Boulder researchers have led the way in understanding the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to reveal how the coronavirus spreads through tiny droplets, the importance of flattening “the mental health curve” and a lot more.

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New Hope Probe images show the glow of Mars' upper atmosphere

March 9, 2021

“Moments like these, when the first science data comes back from an instrument you’ve been working on for years, are always special," said LASP scientist Mike Chaffin.

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Why working with gun retailers is critical in the fight against suicide

March 4, 2021

A nation-wide effort first launched in New Hampshire in 2009 is enlisting gun retailers in the fight against suicide. Researchers at CU Boulder want to learn how it's working and what can be done to make it work even better.

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Decades of Mars research laying groundwork for human astronauts

March 4, 2021

Mars is a dangerous place for vulnerable humans—but robotic space missions can probe the planet's radiation, dust storms and other threats safely and for a fraction of the cost of crewed missions.

Artist's depiction of astronaut standing on the surface of Mars

Help is a long way away: The challenges of sending humans to Mars

March 2, 2021

One day, Earth will send human astronauts to Mars. A team of aerospace engineers is studying how we can get them there—and back—safely.

Jack Chin standing on the wing of an airplane

Her father was a Tuskegee Airman. She's sharing his legacy

Feb. 25, 2021

Jack Chin, the father of Professor Karen Chin, was just 17 when he enrolled in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a member of the final class of Tuskegee Airmen.

A nurse gives a woman a vaccine shot in the shoulder.

If I get the shot, can I still get COVID-19? Answers to common vaccine questions

Feb. 24, 2021

As supply increases, so do questions about how the COVID-19 vaccines work and what they do and don’t do. We caught up with Professor Matt McQueen, director of epidemiology, for answers.

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Presenting the 2020–21 Student Leader of the Year awardees

Feb. 17, 2021

The Center for Leadership is pleased to present the recipients of the Newton Endowed Chair in Leadership Student Leaders of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding student leaders on campus.

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