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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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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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2021 IBS Poster Symposium

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

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Social Justice Speaker Series Discusses Gun Violence and Social Action

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

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IBS and CU Boulder NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awards!

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

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IBS Response to the King Soopers Shooting on 3/22/21

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

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