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The UN Climate Change Conference

Beginning Nov. 30, world leaders and climate experts will gather in Dubai for the 28thto address the climate crisis and help vulnerable communities adapt.Learn more about CU Boulder's expertise and involvement in COP28.

Experts on Israel and Palestine, context and background

On Oct. 7, Hamas launched an attack from Gaza into neighboring Israel, part of a long conflict between Israel and Palestine, which has both modern and deep historical roots. CU Boulder experts are available to discuss the history of Israel, Palestine and the broader region.

Political polarization in education

CU Boulder experts are available to discuss the polarization of education policy and school boards, including around issues like Title IX and the rights of LGBTQ+ students.

Environmental Experts

The Society of Environmental Journalists conference held in Boise, Idaho this week will focus on many Western environmental issues. CU Boulder experts are available to inform stories on timely topics related to the environment and the greater West.

Earth Day

Earth Day2023lands on April 22. CU Boulder’s internationally recognized environmental, law, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and history experts are available for media interviews about significant present and past environmental events, movements and research. They can also give context to the work still ahead of us to maintain healthy ecosystems and a stable planet.

First day of spring

The first day of spring is March 20, and experts at the University of Colorado Boulder are planting new, big ideas ahead of the new season. From a rise in interfaith marriages to digging into the scientific benefits of gardening, our experts are available for interviews to discuss their latest discoveries and expertise related to spring.

Colorado River policy, hydrology and drought

The Colorado RiverBasin states are currently at odds on how to reduce river usage amid increasing extreme weather events and growing populations in the American Southwest.CU Boulder experts are available to discuss the policy changes needed to save the river and how climate change plays a role.

COVID-19 3 years later

In the three years since COVID-19 sent shockwaves through nearly every facet of society, scientists and researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have made impactful discoveries, including how humidity impacts the infective duration of coronavirus and other airborne illnesses, and what measures communities can take in addition to vaccination to keep the spread of COVID-19 at bay. These researchers and others are available for interviews as your newsrooms enter a new chapter of COVID-19 coverage.

ChatGPT and generative AI

OpenAI released ChatGPT in November 2022, and Google is expected to release a similar AI platform called Bard in the coming months.CU Boulder experts are available to discuss what the future holds for these AI platforms and what it might mean for people.

Ukraine and war in Eastern Europe

Feb. 20 marks one year since Ukraine-Russia War broke out whenRussia launched air and land attacks against the sovereign nation of Ukraine. CU Boulder experts are available to discuss various topics related to the war in Ukraine, including the history of conflict, political diplomacy and economic impacts of the war on the United States.

NASA's Artemis 1 mission is slatedto launch on Aug. 29 and will travel to the moon and back. Experts are available to discuss this historic launch and the future of lunar exploration.

One year later: Research on Marshall Fire, impacts

The Marshall Fire spurred CU Boulder researchers from across campus—many of them personally affected by the fire—to pivot and apply their expertise to the aftermath. Experts are available to discuss their ongoing efforts to understand the impacts of this disaster.

This month, K-12 students across the country will return to their classrooms amid a continuing pandemic and political strife over school policies and curricula. Experts from CU Boulder are available to discuss a wide range of issues related to the back-to-school period.

Thanksgiving, family gatherings, more

As we prepare to give thanks and eat pumpkin pie, CU Boulder experts are available to discuss a variety of Thanksgiving-related topics.

The future of DACA

CU Boulder experts are available to discuss what the future of DACA holds after a federal judge in Texas declared the program unlawful.

Wildfires, Drought & Heat

2020 marked the fifth hottest year on record in the United States and one of the most devastating wildfire seasons, As temperatures rise again, CU Boulder researchers offer insight into everything from how a changing climate will impact water supplies, crops and landscapes to how best to protect our homes and health from fire and smoke.

Halloween

It's that time of year again when things go bump in the night. CU Boulder experts are available to discuss the sociological underpinnings of horror films, society’s attraction to horror and the mythology of the horror genre’s most infamous creatures.

Black History Month

During Black History Month, experts are available to discuss various elements of Black history in America, from the impacts of the criminal justice system to cultural and protest movements and diversity in science.

National Hispanic American Heritage Month

National Hispanic American Heritage Month was marked Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, 2020. CU Boulder experts can discuss the array of issues facing the Latinx community.