A lot has changed in the 35 years since Dr. Michael Radelet, an IBS researcher and sociology professor at CU-Boulder, started studying the death penalty. For starters, 80 percent of Americans supported the death penalty in 1980, he said. Today, polling has shown that more than half of Americans favor life in prison without parole over capital punishment.
Myron Gutmann’s study analyzing historical agricultural census data and ecosystem models to estimate the magnitude of annual greenhouse gas emissions from all agricultural sources in the Great Plains from 1870 to 2000 demonstrates the potential to completely eliminate agricultural greenhouse gas emissions from the region.
James Meldrum's research findings from a multi-agency study of homeowners' perceptions of risks concerning wildfire hazards and hazard mitigation techniques have gotten great media coverage in the Daily Camera, 7 News, Fox 31, and the Durango Herald. Read the 7-News Denver story here.
Lori Hunter discussed her research on the relationship between human migration and the natural environment on Inside Higher Ed's Academic Minute, June 8. Listen to the podcast and access a transcript here.
Lori Hunter and visiting FIRST Scholar Robert McLeman were guests on KGNU Radio's show "It's the Economy", focused this week on disasters and displacement, May 28. Listen to the broadcast here. Twitter link here.
Kathleen Tierney and Nnenia Campbell presented their research at the 21st Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition and Reception on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 29, 2015. The Natural Hazards Center was selected by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research to travel to Washington DC to represent CU at the
Courtney Welton-Mitchell's research on earthquakes and hazards response are featured on an interview on KGNU Radio. Read more and listn here: Nepal earthquake interview 'CU researcher on earthquake in Nepal . Courtney also recently participated in the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute's Reconnaissance Mission to Nepal. An associated presentation (with audio) is available here: Social, psychological,
On January 1, 2015, Myron Gutmann officially took the helm at the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS). Dr. Gutmann took leave from positions at NSF and the University of Michigan to become director of IBS and professor of history at the University of Colorado.
Liesel Ritchie has been named a NIST Disaster Resilience Fellow. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has engaged nine experts in fields ranging from transportation and water infrastructure to societal dimensions of disasters to further its ongoing effort to draft a disaster resilience framework for U.S. communities.