As an assistant professor in the Center for Science and Technology Policy in CIRES, his research interests include the cultural politics of climate change and carbon-based economies and societies.
He might be known as the “baseball history guy,” but this professor at the Department of History at the University of Colorado Boulder is well-versed in more far-reaching issues.
Being forced to exercise may still help reduce anxiety and depression just as exercising voluntarily does, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Past studies have shown that people who exercise are more protected against stress-related disorders. And scientists know that the perception of control can benefit a person’s [...]
A full breadth of research — from small-scale agriculture to technology in middle schools to the effects of bone loss — was showcased Friday at the 16th annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium. The RaCAS alternates between the CU Denver campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus, and this year was the Denver Campus’s turn as host. [...]
Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth of the University of Colorado Boulder’s chemical and biological engineering department has been selected to receive the 2013 Hazel Barnes Prize, the highest faculty recognition for teaching and research awarded by the university. Anseth, also a faculty member at CU-Boulder’s BioFrontiers Institute, will receive an engraved university medal and a $20,000 [...]
The executive director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center talks about the facility’s first year — and his ‘eureka’ moment in the obesity battle.
Sex apparently is like income: People are generally happy when they keep pace with the Joneses and they’re even happier if they get a bit more. That’s one finding of Tim Wadsworth, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder, who recently published the results of a study of how sexual frequency [...]
In 1993, he taught courses at the University of Colorado Denver, and in 1997 became full-time faculty. His research work has evolved to focus on polymers and biomechanics.
Deborah S. Jin, a world-renowned physicist at CU-Boulder, recently was honored as the 2013 Laureate for North America by the L’OREAL-UNESCO for Women in Science program. Jin, whose award was announced last fall, was one of five women scientists from around the world who were honored at a March 28 award ceremony at Sorbonne University [...]
The confidence of Colorado business leaders has surged going into the second quarter of 2013, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released Tuesday by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. With waning uncertainty giving way to a stabilizing economy, the second quarter LBCI posted a reading of [...]
The University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office (TTO) on Monday presented awards to university researchers and companies who represent best practices in commercialization of university technologies. The TTO presented the Boulder campus awards – to four researchers and one startup company – during its annual Entrepreneurship Under the Microscope event, a celebration of campus entrepreneurship [...]
Denver’s controversial “camping ban” has left the homeless no place to sleep outdoors safely and legally at night, forcing them into hidden spots or to seek indoor options that don’t exist, according to a report written by a University of Colorado Denver political science professor. In collaboration with the Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL) community [...]
Although guns are used in over half of all American suicides, a new study shows that many emergency room doctors and nurses do not routinely ask suicidal patients about their access to firearms. “In our study, less than half of emergency room medical providers believe most or all suicides are preventable and many rarely ask [...]
Huntington Potter, professor and director of Alzheimer’s Disease Research in the School of Medicine Department of Neurology and the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, recently was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) as a charter fellow. The research of Potter and his colleagues is devoted to laboratory and clinical investigation of neurodegenerative [...]
David Hildebrand, associate professor of philosophy at CU Denver, presented a conference paper, “Entertainment is Not Art: A Pragmatist Defense of an Aesthetic Distinction,” at the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy’s 40th annual meeting in Atlantic City, N.J. … Aimee Bernard, senior instructor in integrative biology at CU Denver, [...]
A love of mathematics and the knowledge that there aren’t many jobs that allow someone “to just do math” propelled John Black toward a career in cryptography – the study and practice of secure communications.
Sleeping just five hours a night over a workweek and having unlimited access to food caused participants in a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder to gain nearly 2 pounds of weight. The study, performed in collaboration with the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, suggests that sufficient sleep could help battle the obesity [...]
Three-dimensional printing technology that President Obama touted in his recent State of the Union speech is already being used in a University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus laboratory. Now, thanks to a $600,000 capital equipment grant from the Veterans Administration, the CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus/VA Biomechatronics Development Laboratory is home to [...]
Leslie Leinwand, chief scientific officer of the University of Colorado’s BioFrontiers Institute, has been studying the motor protein, myosin, for 25 years. This important protein is responsible for making muscles contract, including one vital muscle: the heart. She recently won a $45,837 grant from the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) to study the differences in the [...]
A new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows that the earliest human burial practices in Eurasia varied widely, with some graves lavish and ornate while the vast majority were fairly simple. “We don’t know why some of these burials were so ornate, but what’s striking is that they postdate the arrival of modern [...]
Wei Zhang, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Abigail Person, assistant professor of neuroscience in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the CU Denver School of Medicine, have been awarded prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to [...]
The reitred Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army has returned home and is continuing her research, including studies that examine the effects of war.
The richer the assortment of amphibian species living in a pond, the more protection that community of frogs, toads and salamanders has against a parasitic infection that can cause severe deformities, including the growth of extra legs, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings, published Feb. 14 in the [...]
Creeping climate change in the Southwest appears to be having a negative effect on pinyon pine reproduction, a finding with implications for wildlife species sharing the same woodland ecosystems, says a University of Colorado Boulder-led study. The new study showed that pinyon pine seed cone production declined by an average of about 40 percent at [...]
“The Fat Switch,” a book by Richard Johnson, M.D., reveals what he and his research team suggest could be the mechanism behind a worldwide obesity and diabetes epidemic.
Jeff Thayer, professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department and director of the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research at CU-Boulder, recently served on a panel — “Space Technology Policy: Exploring Options” — in Washington, D.C. Co-hosted by the American Chemical Society’s Science and Congress Project and the American Geophysical Union, the panel was moderated by Chris [...]
A new study by an international team of scientists analyzing ice cores from the Greenland ice sheet going back in time more than 100,000 years indicates the last interglacial period may be a good analog for where the planet is headed in terms of increasing greenhouse gases and rising temperatures. The new results from the [...]
Safety and quality seem like obvious goals for health care education. But improving the way budding doctors and nurses are taught, bringing those professions together in the classroom and clinical settings, and measuring the results, turns out to be a challenge. That’s the conclusion of a new study that reviews an initiative called Retooling for [...]
What makes a fireman or policeman rush to help others each and every day? How do they – and others in high-stress jobs – continue to enjoy their work?
A high-fiber diet may have the clinical potential to control the progression of prostate cancer in patients diagnosed in early stages of the disease. The rate of prostate cancer occurrence in Asian cultures is similar to the rate in Western cultures, but in the West, prostate cancer tends to progress, whereas in Asian cultures it [...]