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Participants of the Harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Disaster Management: Bridging Research, Practice, and Community Engagement workshop held on the CU Boulder campus.

Amir Behzadan hosts workshop for culturally sensitive AI solutions to disasters

Amir Behzadan, professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and a faculty research fellow of the Natural Hazards Center, hosted the Harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Disaster Management workshop on April 19. The AI4DM workshop aimed to address disaster and emergency management’s hesitation toward AI, as well as a lack of diversity in the

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A photo of the GCF Task Force project directors. Colleen Scanlan Lyons stands just left of center.

Colleen Scanlan Lyons Moderates at Pivotal Meeting on New Forest Economy

From April 23 to April 26, the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) held an important and collaborative meeting in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. The event saw key stakeholders collaborating on how to create a New Forest Economy that balances protecting forests with economic opportunities and protected livelihoods for local

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CSPV Director Beverly Kingston, far left, YVPC Project Director Dave Bechhoefer, far right, and the Game Changers.

CSPV-Supported Initiative Confronting Youth Violence Crisis

A group of Denver-area youth working together to address the violence they’re seeing in their schools. Called the Game-Changers, the group was formed in 2023 by the Youth Violence Prevention Center-Denver (YVPC-Denver), an outgrowth of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. Lisa Marshall, Science Writer for CU Boulder Today, shares more about the group, YVPC-Denver

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High school students smile together in their school hallway.

Safe2Tell, Created After Columbine, Making a Difference in Schools

Safe2Tell, Colorado’s anonymous safety concern reporting platform, saw a 30% increase in reports compared to 2023. The platform was created by CSPV’s founder, Del Elliott, along with Ken Salazar, the current U.S. ambassador to Mexico and Colorado’s then-Attorney General. They began work on a Safe Communities Safe Schools initiative in 2009, after Columbine. Traveling across

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Members of the IBS Environment and Behavior Program (now Environment and Society Program) circa May 1994. Chuck Howe sits second to the right.

A Legacy of Kindness: Remembering Chuck Howe

Chuck Howe, professor emeritus of economics and past director of the E&S program, passed away on March 3, 2024, at the age of 93. A Celebration of Life was held last week, where many from Howe’s storied life remarked on his enormous impact. Howe and wife JoAnne regularly invited international visitors into their home over

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A large hallway in a high school with two doors at the very end. Lockers line the hall, and industrial lights shine over the hall.

David Pyrooz reflects on 25th anniversary of Columbine tragedy

Columbine. It’s a pivotal event in US history, and it’s the mass shooting most often cited in a recent survey by Professor of Sociology, David Pyrooz, and colleagues. As we remember the 13 victims at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado 25 years after their massacre, we must also confront the unfortunate legacy Columbine has

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Two elderly women look out on a large picture window with curtains. The window has a view of a tree outside with yellow fall leaves.

Post pandemic, older adults are still pulling back from public life

Jessica Finlay, assistant professor of geography and IBS fellow, has found more than half of older adults are continuing to spend more time at home than they did pre-pandemic. In her recent papers published here, Finlay notes these adults fear infection and more hostile social dynamics in public spaces. This “epidemic of loneliness” has long term

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A prisoner in a blue tracksuit leans against a railing in a jail cell hallway.

New research by David Pyrooz shows gang ties falter after prison

What happens to a prisoner’s gang affiliation when they’re released from prison? For the nearly 20% of US prisoners who affiliate with gangs in prison, this question has received surprisingly little inquiry. However, new research published in Justice Quarterly by professor of sociology, David Pyrooz, shows gang activity wanes when prisoners reenter the community. Pyrooz

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