Scene from This Is Their Land

Tribal language in film speaks history out loud

April 14, 2023

Joseph Dupris, a visiting assistant professor at CU Boulder, is a linguist and “maqlaqsyals” user who helped integrate the Modoc language into the short film This Is Their Land. It was recently screened on campus, and a 150th anniversary remembrance is set to be held in Tulelake, California.

Sprinklers watering a lettuce field in Holtville, California, with Colorado River water.

The Colorado River drought crisis: 5 essential reads

April 13, 2023

A 23-year western drought has drastically shrunk the Colorado River, leading the Biden administration to consider mandatory cuts to water allocations in some states. Look back on The Conversation archives to better understand what’s happening and what’s at stake.

Breast cancer cells seen under the microscope

Researchers identify promising new target for drug-resistant breast and ovarian cancers

April 12, 2023

By inhibiting a protein that helps cancer cells repair themselves, scientists hope to develop new drugs that treat resistant tumors with fewer side effects.

A teacher at a lectern speaks to students sitting at desks

5 lessons on improving US education—from high schools that beat the odds

April 12, 2023

Edited by a trio of CU Boulder researchers, a new book titled Schools of Opportunity: 10 Research-Based Models of Equity in Action tells the stories of nine U.S. high schools that flourished despite the odds—overcoming tough challenges to offer students from a wide range of backgrounds rich and even joyful educational experiences.

Rustandy building

High-impact research drives increase in Leeds School rankings

April 11, 2023

As research productivity soars worldwide, Leeds School of Business professors continue to enjoy outsized influence in advancing business knowledge.​

Waters pointing at a presentation slide on a screen

Model behavior: How a financial theorist’s insights help explain activity in markets

April 11, 2023

Fresh out of college, Brian Waters found himself working with White House financial advisors during the Great Recession. As this year's Pardo Memorial Finance lecturer, he utilized games to help students understand strategy and decision-making.

The Brooks Range in Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska

As rising temperatures affect Alaskan rivers, effects ripple through Indigenous communities

April 11, 2023

Six decades of river data in Alaska highlight the cumulative and consequential impacts of climate change for local communities and ecosystems in the Arctic.

A volunteer blowing into a breathalyzer

New laser-based breathalyzer sniffs out COVID, other diseases in real-time

April 10, 2023

A new “digital nose” created with Nobel Prize-winning CU technology can provide COVID-19 test results in less than one hour with excellent accuracy. It could ultimately be used for on-the-go virus testing, diagnosis of cancer and lung diseases and more.

The shadows of visitors seen on the wall of the Columbine Memorial

Student teachers feeling the toll of school violence, educator says

April 7, 2023

Deena Gumina, an assistant teaching professor at CU Boulder, takes hope from college and high school students who are taking action to try to prevent violence in schools. Now, adults need to "show up" in support.

An astronaut working with one of the experiments aboard the International Space Station.

Heart experiments to help astronauts live better in space

April 7, 2023

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are hard at work on research guided by students and researchers from CU Boulder.