Hannah Brenkert-Smith – CPR Article about Wildfires

A news article from Colorado Public Radio (CPR) discusses the fires that raged through Grand Lake last fall and how residents are on their own when it comes to protecting their homes. The article highlights Hannah Brenkert-Smith from IBS's Environment and Society Program and her work with WiRē.  WiRē is a team of wildfire practitioners and social scientists whose work

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Pyrooz is Awarded the Outstanding Book Award by the ACSJ

David Pyrooz and Scott Decker's book Competing for Control: Gangs and the Social Order of Prisons was awarded the Outstanding Book Award by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). David Pyrooz is an Associate Professor of Sociology at CU Boulder and is part of the Problem Behavior and Positive Youth Development Program at IBS. This award comes from the ACJS which

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New CU Study on Children’s Screen Time

For many years parents have been worried about the amount of time their kids use technology. However, a new study from CU Boulder says that the amount of time technology is used by adolescents only weakly predicts how much time they will spend on electronics as a young adult. Lead researchers on the team Stefanie Mollborn,

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McCabe is Elected to be a 2020 AAAS Fellow

Terry McCabe, director of the Environment and Society Program was elected to be a 2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow. He was elected due to his tremendous contributions to anthropology and his reseaach studying people's ability to adapt to arid rangelands in East Africa. AAAS fellows are elected each year by their peers

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Calling all Applications for 2020-2021 Research Development Awards

The Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) is inviting all University of Colorado faculty and research staff to apply for the 2020-2021 research development awards. Preference will be given to teams that include current IBS Fellows and staff, and that engage with questions represented by one of the five IBS programs. IBS has earmarked dedicated funds for

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Peek Receives Additional Funding from the CDC

Lori Peek, Director of the Natural Hazards Center, received $419,940 in supplemental funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to advance the efforts of the NSF-supported CONVERGE facility headquartered at the Natural Hazards Center. This funding will allow the CONVERGE research team to develop and launch two additional online training modules – the first

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Residents of the Nagorno-Karabakh Region Give Their Opinion on the Conflict

A new article from the Conversation, written by IBS’s own John O’Loughlin, has come out with recent opinions from local residents on the decades-long conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Conflict has been central to the lives of residents still in this region. Even with the recent ceasefire that occurred on October

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New Study Shows Voluntary Leaders Pave the Way for Solving Environmental Issues

On October 15th a new research study came out from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing how unselfish and voluntary leaders are more likely to mobilize support for environmental management within their own communities. Lead author of the study Krister Andersson, Director of the Center for Governance of Natural Resources, and contributing

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NHC Director’s Corner: Start Preparing for Natural Disasters Now

Lori Peek, Director of the Natural Hazards Center, dicusses the need to prepare for natural disasters wherever you may be. This comes from the numerous fires in California and Colorado during the summer and the most recent Cal-Wood fire that broke out in Northwest Boulder county last week. You can read more about the importance of evacuation planning in

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