Lori Hunter

Dr. Lori Hunter named director of Institute of Behavioral Science

The University of Colorado Boulder has named Dr. Lori Hunter director of its Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS), which applies leading edge social and behavioral science to inform and influence policies and actions with a national and international impact. Hunter, who joined CU Boulder and IBS in 2000, is a professor of Sociology and faculty fellow in IBS’s Research

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Ryan Masters

US life expectancy still falling, Native Americans hardest hit

“With the wide availability of vaccines in the United States, there was a lot of optimism that 2021 would look better than 2020,” said co-author Ryan Masters, an associate professor of sociology and IBS Affiliate. “That did not happen. The U.S. didn’t take COVID seriously to the extent that other countries did, and we paid a

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IBS Research Development Awards

IBS and CU Population Center (CUPC) are excited to announce the winning proposals for Research Development Awards/Seed Grants. We had a total of 9 applications between the two funding calls and were able to fund almost $79,000 in awards using IBS, CUPC, and Program funds.  The IBS Research Development Awards were open to all CU faculty

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Statement on Preventing School Violence

Like the rest of the nation and world, we are devastated to learn of the loss of 19 children and two teachers to school violence at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. Each time a tragic attack happens, our research group is asked, “How can we prevent things like this from happening? What should we do

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Beverly Kingston

Can we avert the next mass shooting?

CU Boulder Today interviewed Beverly Kingston, director of CU’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, to ask if we can avert the next mass shooting. Learn more about the research on school violence, what’s going on, and what we can do to prevent it, in CU Boulder Today.

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IBS Fall GRFP Workshop

The prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes three CU Boulder students that took part in the IBS NSF GRFP Fall Workshop! Katie Donlan (Anthropology) was awarded the Fellowship. Helen Wilson (Geography) and Lyanna Kessler (Life Sciences) received honorable mentions. Congratulations to eveyone involved! This IBS fall workshop provides a general overview

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Jane Menken

Jane Menken, a pioneer in her field

Jane Menken, distinguished professor at CU Boulder and former IBS Director, is considered a pioneer in her field—one of the first to prioritize women and their desires about childbearing as a central focus of research. Learn more about Jane and the decades-long CU Boulder-led study on how access to family planning shapes lives for generations,

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New CONVERGE Training Module

Jocelyn West, Heather Champeau, Jessica Austin, Candace Evans, Rachel Adams, and Lori Peek of the Natural Hazards Center worked together to develop a new CONVERGE Training Module. This module was funded by the NSF and U.S. Geological Survey and is focused on Reciprocity in Hazards and Disaster Research. You can register and access the free

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Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) awarded a $1.2 million grant to focus on violence education on campus

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) has been awarded a grant for $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to partner with the university’s police department, state and local agencies, campus offices, and student government to strengthen the local framework for preventing violence and terrorism.   The two-year project will deliver educational

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