Administering a vaccine

Why developing a successful COVID-19 vaccine is only half the battle

June 4, 2020

CU Boulder researchers and the CU spinoff VitriVax Inc. are focused on finding a way to get vaccines to 7.8 billion people.

Ryan McMunn

Close call with COVID-19 moves alumnus to take action

June 2, 2020

Tricam CEO Ryan McMunn has called on business partners in China to help protect Boulder medical professionals.

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How big ideas survive financial crisis

June 1, 2020

For people looking create the next big product, hard times offer new challenges and opportunities.

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Flattening the mental health curve is the next big coronavirus challenge

May 29, 2020

A mental health crisis has begun, as social isolation from the coronavirus and loss of jobs, income and loved ones have left people reeling. Assistant Professor June Gruber and a colleague share on The Conversation.

Sophomore Aristotle Bougas holds items from the care package shipped to his home.

Comic book care packages connect students across space and time

May 20, 2020

In mid-April, as instructor Chris Koehler was preparing to remotely teach his Pathway to Space class about the role imagination plays in our concept of space, he had an imaginative idea of his own.

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Know how to sew? Make face masks for CU critical service workers

May 20, 2020

Critical services workers on campus are in need of reusable cloth masks to protect themselves and students they serve from the spread of COVID-19. Learn more and sign up to help.

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Coronavirus lays bare inequities in K-12 education

May 18, 2020

Issues in vulnerable communities—including a lack of reliable access to internet or home computers, food and housing insecurity, and digital privacy concerns—have been highlighted by the pandemic.

Business closures and recent rain contribute to Los Angeles’ recent uptick in air quality.

COVID-19 is a dress rehearsal for entrepreneurial approaches to climate change

May 13, 2020

The response to COVID-19 suggests how we can leverage entrepreneurial approaches to climate change. Associate Professor Jeffrey York shares on The Conversation.

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We’re hard-wired for longing, new study suggests

May 11, 2020

A new brain imaging study of prairie voles—which are among only about 5% of mammalian species besides humans who are monogamous—found that when it comes to forming bonds, longing may be as important as being together. The study also sheds light on why it's so hard to social distance, and could lead to new therapies for conditions like autism and depression.

Graduate student Marina Nieto Caballero and visiting virology scholar Eddie Fuques Villalba, preparing to assess the infection potential of murine Coronavirus in CU Boulder SEEL-based environmental engineering laboratory.

Environmental engineering researchers study airborne coronavirus disinfection

May 8, 2020

Professor Mark Hernandez’s team will be testing how well common air disinfectants—including the “foggers” that spray peroxides, chlorine derivatives and surfactants—work against viruses closely related to COVID-19.