John Crimaldi

Illuminating the brain one neuron and synapse at a time—5 essential reads

Aug. 8, 2022

From figuring out where memories are stored to how sensory information translates to behavior, new technologies are helping neuroscientists better understand how the brain works. Hear from several experts, including CU Professor John Crimaldi , on The Conversation.

Ben Livneh

Livneh interviewed by 9News on flash flooding in areas hit by wildfires

July 19, 2022

Ben Livneh was interviewed by Denver 9News for a piece focusing flash flooding over the Cameron Peak Fire burn scar. The floods caused serious damage in the Glen Haven, Crystal Mountain and Buckhorn areas of Larimer County. Livneh is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural...

Burn scorched trees in the mountains

After a Wildfire, What Happens to Water?

July 11, 2022

When Western wildfires break out, water may first come to mind as a critical resource for helping extinguish it. But what about after the flames finish? A 2022 CU study on the growing impact of wildfire on the Western U.S. water supply found that large forest fires can significantly increase...

Joseph Kasprzyk and Brendan Purcell

Research on reclaimed water consumption recognized by Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management

June 29, 2022

The Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management is recognizing a CU Boulder faculty member and a master's graduate for their research into the impact of reclaimed water consumption on rivers. Associate Professor Joseph Kasprzyk and Brendan Purcell (CivEngr MS'19) are sharing a 2022 Best Policy Oriented Paper Award from...

Professor John Crimaldi looking over water and lasers in his lab.

Video: Learn about the Odor2Action Network led by CU Boulder

March 15, 2022

CU Boulder is leading a groundbreaking new international research network dubbed Odor2Action through the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The work is aimed at understanding how animals use information from odors in their environment to guide behavior and has far-ranging implications for our understanding of the human brain. The...

Roseanna Neupauer

Neupauer recognized with Margaret S. Petersen Award

March 2, 2022

Professor Roseanna Neupauer has been awarded the Margaret S. Petersen award for her work in hydrology and groundwater systems. The honor is for “pioneering development and dissemination of engaging and effective pedagogy, inspiring and dedicated mentorship, impactful research in modeling of groundwater systems, and tireless leadership in the water resources...

John Crimaldi

The Conversation: From odor to action – how smells are processed in the brain and influence behavior

Jan. 26, 2022

A dog raises its nose in the air before chasing after a scent. A mosquito zigzags back and forth before it lands on your arm for its next meal. What these behaviors have in common is that they help these animals “see” their world through their noses. While humans primarily...

Ben Livneh

9News features Livneh in Climate Change Town Hall

Nov. 15, 2021

9NEWS explored climate change solutions with Colorado experts at a town hall on Wednesday. The town hall included topics like weather, water, wildfires and what we can do to protect our planet. The panelists were: Becky Bolinger, assistant state climatologist for the Colorado Climate Center , Ben Livneh, director of...

Ben Livneh

Livneh featured in PBS NewsHour Documentary on the Colorado River

Nov. 11, 2021

The Colorado River runs nearly fifteen hundred miles, winding through seven states and Mexico. It supplies drinking water to nearly 40 million people, irrigates nearly 4 million acres of farmland and attracts millions of nature lovers to scenic Grand Canyon vistas. And it is on the brink. A 20 year...

The aftermath of July 2021 floods in Poudre Canyon, west of Fort Collins.

How fire today will impact water tomorrow

July 29, 2021

In 2020, Colorado battled the four largest wildfires in its history, leaving residents anxious for another intense wildfire season this year. But last week, fires weren’t the issue—it was their aftermath. When heavy rains fell over the burn scar from the 2020 Cameron Peak fire, they triggered flash flooding and...

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