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Lori Peek, a CU Boulder sociologist, was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate to join the National Institute of Building Sciences board

Lori Peek, who is the first-ever social scientist appointed to the board, was nominated by President Joe Biden. The board is responsible for ensuring the nation’s buildings are safe, structurally sound and sustainable. Peek studies marginalized populations, including children and low-income families, in disaster situations. She has conducted research after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricanes

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Hannah Brenkert-Smith speaking at “CU on the Weekend” Event

Hannah Brenkert-Smith will be participating in the fall lectures presented by The CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement. Hannah’s topic, “Can Humans Live with Wildfire?” will be held on September 12, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Please view the CU on the Weekend website for information on all of the virtual lectures being presented this

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Equity in Research Workshop Series : Training 2 – Data Collection
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