Actors Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad star in the newest PopCorners Super Bowl commercial.

Super Bowl commercials let you play, too

Feb. 7, 2023

Super Bowl ads have become almost bigger than the big game itself. Alix Barasch, associate professor of marketing, shares how big brands are engaging with you, the consumer—and how, sometimes, you’re helping them make their content.

View of the Taurus Molecular Cloud

A star is born: Study reveals complex chemistry inside ‘stellar nurseries’

Feb. 6, 2023

The universe's carbon atoms complete a journey that spans eons—forming in the hearts of dying stars, then becoming a part of planets and even living organisms. Now, a team led by CU Boulder scientist Jordy Bouwman has uncovered the chemistry behind one tiny, but critical, step in this process.

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Alum donates 3-pronged gift to advance mental health, wellness at CU Boulder

Feb. 3, 2023

CU Boulder alumnus Jeremy May announced a three-pronged gift to advance mindful leadership and innovation through the Crown Institute and Leeds School of Business.

Professor Jill Litt checks on a plant with colleagues Evan Coringrato, Erin Decker and Angel Villalobos

The scientific reasons you should resolve to start gardening in 2023

Jan. 5, 2023

The first-ever randomized controlled trial of community gardening shows it boosts fiber intake and physical activity while decreasing stress and anxiety. It could even reduce risk of cancer and chronic illness. And that’s all in the first season of getting your hands dirty.

aftermath of the Marshall Fire

Journalism students investigate long-term impacts of the Marshall Fire

Dec. 19, 2022

Seven CMCI journalism students, with the help of established journalists in the field, are shining a light on the undercovered impacts of the Marshall Fire through a recently published investigation.

Graduates toss their caps in the air

Access to IUDs, other long-acting contraception boosts college graduation rates

Dec. 15, 2022

Women with easier access to the full range of contraceptive methods, including intrauterine devices and implants, are as much as 12% more likely to obtain a four-year college degree than those with more limited access, according to new research. The study comes amid growing concerns that access to certain forms of contraception is under threat in some areas of the country.

Hundreds of professionals sit in attendance at the 2023 Business Economic Outlook Forum

On economy, Colorado will lead in 2023 but headwinds threaten

Dec. 9, 2022

The annual Leeds Economic Outlook Forum showcased the state’s strengths, predicting Colorado's job growth will continue to outpace U.S. average. ​​

Researcher works in the Inscripta lab

CU Boulder commercialization drives $8B impact nationwide

Nov. 29, 2022

Commercialization activities led by Venture Partners at CU Boulder had an economic impact of $8 billion nationally and $5.2 billion in the state of Colorado over the last five years—a four-fold increase since 2019—according to a new report from the Leeds School of Business.

Pangolin walks in the dirt

Learning from pangolins and peacocks: Researchers explore next-gen structural materials

Nov. 22, 2022

Scientists from three countries report that materials inspired by nature could one day help engineers design new kinds of solar panels, robots and even coatings for ultra-fast jets.

Brad Werner, Sharon Fireman and Erick Mueller at the Weizmann workshop

Deming Center offers dose of innovation for ‘startup nation’

Nov. 21, 2022

A team of entrepreneurship experts visited Israel to help scientists and researchers recognize breakthrough ideas.