On April 20th President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Lori Peek for Member, Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences. Lori Peek is the Director of the Natural Hazards Center, an affiliate for the CU Population Center, and a fellow for the Environment and Society program and the Population Program.
Thanks to all who came and participated in our IBS Poster Symposium this year! Our virtual event on Wednesday April 14th had approximately 30 attendees. Nine IBS graduate students presented their posters in two sessions. The presenters were: Solveig Delabroye (ECON): Learning from One’s Community: Neighborhood Effects on Non-Cognitive Skills Ganesh Gorti (PSCI): Inequality, conditional
The Social Justice Speaker Series hosted by the Prevention Science Program recently discussed the mass shooting at King Soopers and the pressing issues of gun violence and social justice. This consisted of a panel discussion and panelists included Sabrina Arrendondo Mattson, Sarah Goodrum, and Bill Woodward, from the Prevention Science program and the Center for the
IBS hosts the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshop every year. This is a series of workshops designed to assist CU-Boulder applicants from the social and behavioral sciences. The workshop series is led by current graduate students who hold NSF graduate fellowships. This year 16 applicants from the workshop submitted materials for the NSF Graduate
It’s impossible to communicate the depth of sorrow and anger over the events at the Table Mesa King Soopers in Boulder on Monday March 22, 2021. Our hearts go out to the families of those who died. We honor them here with by listing their names and taking a moment to grieve their lives that
At the Institute for Behavioral Science at CU Boulder, we are extremely concerned by the rise in anti-Asian sentiment and its intersection with sexism. While punctuated by the horrifying murder of Soon C. Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong A. Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, and Daoyou Feng in the Atlanta area on March 16th, hate crimes and hate speech against Asian-Americans have risen considerably in recent years, and particularly since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 11, 2021 CNN published an article about the effects of COVID-19 on children and how it will change their lives, essentially creating a new Gen-C or Generation-COVID. In the article, Lori Peek, Director of the Natural Hazards Center and affiliate of the CU Population Center and Environment and Society Program discusses how vulnerable children are
Sabrina Arredondo Mattson, Beverly Kingston, and Erin Kelly from the Center for Study and Prevention of Violence and Jani Little from the Rocky Mountain Research Data Center were recently awarded a $2 million grant from the CDC. An article from the CU Boulder Today highlights the links between gun ownership and suicide risk and features
The National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine recently published Emergency Evacuation and Sheltering During the COVID-19 Pandemic, a rapid expert consultation that identifies strategies for emergency planners and decision-makers to consider as they update their disaster plans in response to the ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic. This guidance was produced through the
Just today, The Denver Post came out with an article written by David Pyrooz, from the Population Program, CU Population Center, and Prevention Science Program, and his fellow researchers. David's research team includes Justin Nix from the University of Nebraska Omaha, and Scott Wolfe from Michigan State University. The year 2020 has been a devastating