People gathering for a holiday

Got the sniffles? Here’s how to make the right decision about holiday gatherings

Nov. 15, 2022

A new international study conducted at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic shows when people simply take a moment to reflect on the consequences of their behavior, they’re more likely to make choices that benefit public health.

Denver skyline from City Park

Colorado economy remained mixed in Q3, still outperforming the nation

Nov. 15, 2022

Colorado’s job growth continued in the third quarter 2022, propelled by growth in labor force participation and elevated demand for workers, according to a new report released Tuesday by CU Boulder and Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold.


International research team cracks chemical code on how iodine helps form clouds

Nov. 14, 2022

This molecular link within iodine’s atmospheric interactions can be added to global atmospheric and climate models to help scientists better understand its environmental impacts.

researcher examines brain scans

CU researchers rethink mental illness

Nov. 11, 2022

In the dream clinic of the future, patients struggling with mental illness might—in addition to sharing their feelings with a therapist—have their brains scanned to pinpoint regions that may be misfiring.

A drone image taken from near Kittredge Pond on the CU Boulder campus.

Campus drives $3.3B in economic impact

Nov. 10, 2022

CU Boulder had a statewide economic impact of $3.3 billion in the 2020–21 academic year, according to a new analysis from the Leeds School of Business research division.


Interactive map gets closer to pinpointing African origins erased during slave trade

March 31, 2022

When the transatlantic slave trade began in the early 19th century, there was no record of where in Africa enslaved individuals originated. Now, CU Boulder historians and statisticians are going back in time to better understand where these individuals lived before they boarded slave ships.

young person running on a track

Diet, exercise can improve teens’ mental health

Nov. 10, 2021

In a wide-ranging, international, multi-disciplinary project to improve mental health in teens, researchers found diet, nutrition and exercise are among the most accessible and effective interventions to reduce depression in young people.

Members of INSTAAR, the University of Maryland and TOFWERK group photo in a hangar

Hunting for emissions thousands of feet up

Oct. 27, 2021

Recent scientific flights above the Front Range will help scientists and policymakers cut unnecessary emissions, reduce greenhouse gases and help local residents breathe better.

Dozens of reporters recite the same script for Sinclair Broadcast

Media consolidation takes toll on local news but doesn’t necessarily bias coverage

Oct. 20, 2021

A new analysis of 350,000 news stories produced by conservative media giant Sinclair Broadcast Group finds when the company buys a station, local news definitely takes a hit. But it did not find any evidence, at scale, that coverage shifts toward a more conservative slant.

Researcher handles large syringe filled with oxygen microbubbles

CU Boulder spinoff company develops technology that could treat COVID-19 complications

Oct. 20, 2021

After a year when the nation experienced a shortage of mechanical ventilators to help treat patients with severe COVID-19 complications, Professor Mark Borden's company Respirogen presents another treatment option: oxygen microbubbles.