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Amid youth mental health crisis, CU Boulder center teaches grown-ups how to help

March 27, 2023

About two-thirds of Colorado educators say they have considered leaving the field in the past year, due in part to increased challenges stemming from the ongoing youth mental health crisis. Enter the Center for Resilience and Well-Being, CU Boulder's new center focused on educating teachers, therapists and parents to support young people while first tending to their own wellbeing.

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Business confidence index improves, remains pessimistic in Colorado

March 24, 2023

Prepared and released by the Leeds School of Business research division, the latest Leeds Business Confidence Index—which gauges Colorado business leaders’ opinions about economic trends and how their industry will perform in the coming quarter—marks the third-longest period of pessimism in the index’s 20-year history.

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How did everything get so political?

March 22, 2023

Why do some issues become politicized? CU experts explain why, and how voting rights, climate change and abortion became rallying cries for political parties.

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Latest international climate report calls for adaptation, rapid action

March 22, 2023

A report released this week by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns the world of dire consequences if rapid action to reduce emissions and adaptation are not prioritized. A CU expert shares his take on economic and political impacts of this latest report.

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How do we judge long-passed historical figures? Professor proposes a way

March 16, 2023

In a recently published essay, Professor Iskra Fileva offers a new method for judging long-passed historical figures who, by modern standards, may exemplify redeeming and repulsive qualities.

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As bird flu continues to spread, what’s the risk of a human pandemic?

March 16, 2023

Avian influenza viruses have evolved to infect birds, but the current H5N1 outbreak is also infecting a wide range of mammals. This suggests it could mutate into forms that threaten humans. CU expert Sara Sawyer shares on The Conversation.

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New NASA grant to support quantum sensors in space

March 16, 2023

In a new, multi-university project, researchers from CU Boulder will help to design incredibly-sensitive quantum sensors that can detect changes in Earth's climate from space.

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Why rain on snow in the California mountains worries scientists

March 14, 2023

Another atmospheric river is hitting the state, raising flood risks as rain falls on deep snowpack. Rain on snow is also a growing problem as the planet warms. CU expert Keith Musselman discusses on The Conversation.

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse ‘eerily reminiscent’ of 2008 crisis

March 14, 2023

We’ve seen this movie before, so how could history be repeating itself so soon? Experts from the Leeds School of Business reflect on the Silicon Valley Bank collapse and discuss what went wrong.

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When someone sneezes on Everest, their germs can last for centuries

March 14, 2023

Thanks to technological advances in microbial DNA analysis, CU researchers have discovered that mountaineers’ boots aren’t the only things leaving footprints on the world’s tallest mountain.