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Help CU Boulder researchers test a 'fitness tracker' for the brain

Sept. 7, 2016

Ever caught yourself daydreaming of your next vacation or an old memory? Do you wonder what your idle thoughts throughout the day actually mean? If so, scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder have a free smartphone app that might help shed more light on how and why the mind wanders.

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Get to know newest visiting scholar in conservative thought

Sept. 6, 2016

Francis Beckwith, the 2016-17 Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy, is now on campus teaching courses, arranging the appearance of guest speakers on campus. Learn more about him through this Q&A.

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$5.9 million grant to expand youth violence prevention work in Denver

Sept. 6, 2016

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder has received a five-year $5.9 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand its youth violence prevention work in two Denver neighborhoods.

Two human fists, one painted blue with the Democratic donkey and the other red with the Republican elephant. face off knuckle-to-knuckle.

Like-minded discourse breeds extremism, research finds

Sept. 2, 2016

Those bemused by political prattle on Facebook or the flag-waving frenzy at both major parties’ national conventions should withhold judgment about citizens who become politically extreme, according to new research by Jessica Keating, a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. The study examined how even short discussions among like-minded people can radicalize individuals, often without them knowing their attitudes have changed.

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CU Theatre & Dance stages ‘44 Plays for 44 Presidents’

Sept. 2, 2016

Just in time for the United States presidential election, CU Boulder's Department of Theatre & Dance gears up for a production of "44 Plays for 44 Presidents," a funny and poignant whirlwind trip through American history. The production, presented in collaboration with Boulder’s own square product theatre, runs Sept. 23 through Oct. 2 in the University Theatre.

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Ikenberry declines reappointment as Leeds School dean

Aug. 30, 2016

David L. Ikenberry announced today that he has reconsidered and will decline an offer to be reappointed as dean of the Leeds School of Business through 2021. Ikenberry will join the Leeds faculty.

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New partnership with Lockheed Martin forges research, career opportunities for students

Aug. 25, 2016

A new $3 million sponsorship by Lockheed Martin announced Thursday will establish academic programs focused on radio frequency (RF) systems. RF fields address commercial, civil and military needs for communications, radar and photonics. For students, the partnership means even more opportunities to get real-world experience in tracking, navigation and spacecraft control as well as next-generation global navigation technologies.

 Alicia Baker

Going back in time with Alicia Baker and her accordion

June 29, 2016

At this year’s Colorado Shakespeare Festival, audiences at “The Comedy of Errors” will be wooed back to 1920s Paris by the costumes, the set and of course, an onstage minstrel and her accordion. Because after all, what would summer be without the whimsical sound of the accordion? For Alicia Baker, the answer to that question is simple: it just wouldn’t be summer.

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CU-Boulder advertising students win seven awards at top international competition

May 10, 2016

Thirteen students from the CU-Boulder’s advertising program have won seven awards in a major international advertising contest. Their ad campaign entries range from a Lego fund to teach children about wildlife extinction to a LinkedIn platform designed to allow workplaces to address positive change around inequality.

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