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Mental health first aid course April 4 tailored to higher ed

March 26, 2024

Learn to assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis in this training, which provides tailored content for members of the higher education community.

A dirty ashtray full of cigarettes

How genes work together to shape how much you smoke

March 25, 2024

A new CU Boulder study sheds light on how genes associated with smoking work in conjunction with the rest of the genome, paving the way for more personalized approaches to help people kick the habit.

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You’re (very likely) not going to win, so why play?

March 25, 2024

Sixty years after its legalization, people are still attracted to the lottery because of the strong emotions associated with imagining the future, CU Boulder researcher says.

sandy land with low water

Why water must be at the heart of climate action

March 25, 2024

A new report from CU Boulder’s Mortenson Center in Global Engineering & Resilience and Castalia Advisors identifies a $160 billion opportunity for the voluntary carbon market to reduce water sector emissions over the next decade while also increasing global water security.

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CU Boulder developing space wargames simulation facility

March 25, 2024

Aerospace engineering researchers are working to keep America’s armed forces safe in space with a new research grant, which will allow for scientific investigations on human-machine interaction and more.

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Financial fitness kickoff event on April 1

March 25, 2024

Faculty and staff are invited to meet with financial representatives and campus leadership​, enjoy light refreshments and breakfast, and pick up free swag at this kickoff event in the UMC Aspen Room.

Professor Ann Schmiesing

‘Misunderstood Ever After? The Brothers Grimm and Their Legacy’—a lecture April 4

March 22, 2024

The fairy tale collection of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm is acclaimed across the world, but its origins, contents and editorial history are often misunderstood. Professor Ann Schmiesing will shed light on the brothers’ work and cultural significance. Come early for pizza!

Jars of a cannabis flower in a dispensary

Lab tests show THC potency inflated on retail cannabis in Colorado

March 22, 2024

Misleading potency labels can disrupt medical dosages, misguide recreational users and erode trust in the industry. Read from CU expert Anna Schwabe on The Conversation.

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Modified Language Program drops the ‘F’ word

March 22, 2024

CU Boulder’s Modified Language Program has undergone a name change to prioritize inclusivity and linguistic justice, reflecting a commitment to empowering at-risk students in Spanish language education.

A participant in charrería, the national sport of Mexico also known as Mexican rodeo

Lassoing light and capturing the magic between horse and rider

March 22, 2024

Alumnus and professional photographer Chris Sessions explains how one of his first photo assignments 30 years ago in a CU Boulder class evolved into a cultural art exhibit.