Steve Fenberg’s path to politics

Steve Fenberg’s Race for Senate from Stephanie Cook on Vimeo. Former CU student Steve Fenberg is running for the District 18 seat in Colorado’s state senate. In this clip Fenberg discusses how his time at CU prompted him to create the non-profit organization New Era Colorado, and how it influenced his political and professional goals. Advertisements Continue reading Steve Fenberg’s path to politics

Science brief: CU researchers explore ways to support women in STEM

About 20 percent of women earn Bachelor’s degrees in STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – based fields. Several psychologists at the University of Colorado are compiling research on what factors prevent women from earning STEM degrees and how educators might be able to help. In a paper published last August, CU researchers emphasized the importance a feeling of belonging can have for women … Continue reading Science brief: CU researchers explore ways to support women in STEM

A beacon of happiness, nestled in the mountains 

NEDERLAND, COLORADO IS MY HOMETOWN. Even those living in Boulder may not have heard of it, but my parents have lived in the same house, nestled between pine trees and aspens, for the past 27 years. They bought our house over the phone while living in Burbank, California, and I’ve always wondered how anyone who didn’t grow up around here could even find Nederland. We’ve … Continue reading A beacon of happiness, nestled in the mountains 

Stephen Colbert reacts to #Trumptapes

Colbert reacts to #Trumptape Over the weekend, the Washington Post released a 2005 video of presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) making NSFW comments about women while filming for a segment on the television show, Entertainment Tonight. After the release, several high-profile Republican officials, spokespeople and donors condemned, and in some cases, rescinded support for Trump. At the same time, the internet went predictably berserk. A … Continue reading Stephen Colbert reacts to #Trumptapes

Today in science: Despite what Trump tweets, climate change is not a hoax

With more than 80 million people watching, Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of calling climate change a hoax during the candidates’ first presidential debate Monday evening. Trump denied the claim, prompting fact checkers from all corners of the Internet to rehash tweets and statements in which the Republican candidate mocked global warming as a joke; sometimes implying a conspiracy. In 2014 Trump tweeted, “This very … Continue reading Today in science: Despite what Trump tweets, climate change is not a hoax

Science brief: New study tracing the roots of human violence reveals the “most murderous mammal”

Imagine you’re having a nightmare about being trapped with an animal. What do you picture? Perhaps a rhino, with its massive jaws gaping open, or a snake coiling tighter and tighter, or a shark headed straight for your boogie board. For me it’s a mountain lion, stalking me and my dog from the shadows of the large boulders I jog past on my favorite mountain … Continue reading Science brief: New study tracing the roots of human violence reveals the “most murderous mammal”