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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IBS Statement on the Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

At the Institute for Behavioral Science at CU Boulder, we are extremely concerned by the rise in anti-Asian sentiment and its intersection with sexism. While punctuated by the horrifying murder of Soon C. Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong A. Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, and Daoyou Feng in the Atlanta area on March 16th, hate crimes and hate speech against Asian-Americans have risen considerably in recent years, and particularly since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Peek Comments on the Effects of COVID-19 on Children

On March 11, 2021 CNN published an article about the effects of COVID-19 on children and how it will change their lives, essentially creating a new Gen-C or Generation-COVID. In the article, Lori Peek, Director of the Natural Hazards Center and affiliate of the CU Population Center and Environment and Society Program discusses how vulnerable children are

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Sabrina Arredondo Mattson and Team from CSPV Receive $2 Million Grant

Sabrina Arredondo Mattson, Beverly Kingston, and Erin Kelly from the Center for Study and Prevention of Violence and Jani Little from the Rocky Mountain Research Data Center were recently awarded a $2 million grant from the CDC. An article from the CU Boulder Today highlights the links between gun ownership and suicide risk and features

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Nnenia Campbell Gives Guidance on Emergency Operations for COVID-19

  The National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine recently published Emergency Evacuation and Sheltering During the COVID-19 Pandemic, a rapid expert consultation that identifies strategies for emergency planners and decision-makers to consider as they update their disaster plans in response to the ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic. This guidance was produced through the

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Pyrooz Comments on the Rise in Homicides in Denver during 2020

Just today, The Denver Post came out with an article written by David Pyrooz, from the Population Program, CU Population Center, and Prevention Science Program, and his fellow researchers. David's research team includes Justin Nix from the University of Nebraska Omaha, and Scott Wolfe from Michigan State University. The year 2020 has been a devastating

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Pyrooz Receives a 2021 Boulder Faculty Excellence Award!

David Pyrooz, from CUPC, the Population Program, and the Prevention Science Program just received the 2021 Boulder Faculty Excellence Award in Research, Scholarly, and Creative Work. This award recognizes Pyrooz as an outstanding scholar who has made substantial theoretical and practical interdisciplinary contributions to our understanding of prisons, gangs, COVID, youth and families at risk,

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Survey Results Show Ukrainian Resident’s Divided Views on the Donbas Conflict

Two new articles from the Washington Post and Global Voices both feature research conducted by John O’Loughlin, from the Program on International Development and his colleagues. On February 12, 2015 the Minsk II accords left the Donbas region territorially divided with the Ukrainian government controlling the western side and two separatist entities controlling the eastern

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Lori Hunter and Allison Atteberry’s Research Featured on CU’s Research Report

Two new articles from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Research Report highlights the work of two IBS researchers. The first article focuses on research conducted by Lori Hunter, Director of the CU Population Center and the Population Program. Her research highlights the sociodemographic and economic characteristics of rural America. Collaborators on this project include Myron

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PBPYD Program Renamed the Prevention Science Program

We are delighted to announce the renaming of the Program on Problem Behavior and Positive Youth Development at the Institute of Behavioral Science at CU Boulder to (more simply) the Prevention Science Program. Established as the Problem Behavior Program by Dick Jessor and colleagues in 1966, the program was later renamed by Delbert Elliott and colleagues to the Program on Problem

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