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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$6 million CDC National Youth Violence Prevention Center of Excellence grant awarded to the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

The IBS Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence recently received a five-year (2021-2026) $6 million cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Youth Violence Prevention Centers of Excellence (YVPC). The YVPC-Denver project, called Empowering Youth to Realize Equity and Prevent Violence, will use a youth-community-university partnership to implement and evaluate

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Large building construction

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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Wildfire smoke in a forest

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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Calwood fire, Colorado

Colleen Reid will receive EPA grant to deploy particulate matter sensors to develop health guidance for Denver-area schools

Colleen Reid, assistant professor of geography and research associate at the Institute of Behavioral Science at CU Boulder, will receive $549,919 to deploy low-cost particulate matter sensors to compare indoor smoke levels in Denver-area schools and homes. The results of this effort will be used to develop health guidance for school districts and inform decisions about school

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Wildfire

IBS researcher Brenkert-Smith to collaborate on $2.3 million NSF grant aimed at wildfire risk reduction

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $478,980 to University of Colorado and the Wildfire Research (WiRē) Center to collaborate on a grant that includes researchers from the University of Alaska Anchorage, Northern Arizona University, and the Tanana Chiefs Conference to work on the four-year project, Socio-ecological considerations for sustainAble Fuel treatments to Reduce

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