Leysia Palen

Leysia Palen recognized as rare 'distinguished professor' by CU system

Jan. 2, 2023

Palen is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and the founding chair of the Department of Information Science in the College of Media, Communication and Information.

Researchers Julie Korak and Cresten Mansfeldt collect surface water samples on the Coal Creek waterway.

Ongoing CU research explores impacts, solutions after Marshall Fire

Dec. 21, 2022

The Marshall Fire spurred researchers—many of them personally affected by the fire—to pivot and apply their expertise to the aftermath.

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What happens to spacecraft when they hit Earth's atmosphere at 25,000 mph?

Dec. 9, 2022

Iain Boyd leads a $15 million NASA institute called the Advanced Computational Center for Entry System Simulation (ACCESS). This effort investigates new ways to protect spacecraft as they undergo the extremes of entering atmospheres on Earth, Mars and beyond.

owerful green laser helps visualize the aerosol plumes from a toilet when it’s being flushed.

CU scientists shine a light on what comes up when you flush

Dec. 8, 2022

Using bright green lasers and camera equipment, a team of CU Boulder engineers ran an experiment to reveal how tiny water droplets, invisible to the naked eye, are rapidly ejected into the air when a lid-less, public restroom toilet is flushed.

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Top 10 Highlights of 2022

Dec. 5, 2022

Looking back, 2022 has proven to be a year of success and resilience for our college and community. Here is a look back at the top stories from the year as we head into winter break and 2023.


Shakespeare and theater themed engineering class gives students interdisciplinary experience

Dec. 1, 2022

The final Entrepreneurial Product Development fall semester project focuses on products that could be used for a children’s Shakespeare theater production.

Graduate student Tanisha Kaur holds up a well plate.

Building the body better: Laurel Hind's immune cell function research receives $1.8 million NIGMS MIRA award

Nov. 30, 2022

Laurel Hind, assistant professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and the Hind Research Group use engineering tools to find answers to biological questions that researchers have been looking at for decades with limited success: how the body can best fight infection without attacking healthy tissue.


Learning from pangolins and peacocks: Researchers explore next-gen structural materials

Nov. 28, 2022

Professor Hendrik Heinz served as an author for the new analysis which was published Nov. 28 in the journal Nature Materials.

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Professors Diane McKnight and Ben Livneh part of Colorado Art Science Environment Fellows

Nov. 21, 2022

The Office for Outreach and Engagement announces the Colorado Art Science Environment Fellows program, as the latest incarnation of the office’s work to connect the arts, sciences and community for shared action on Colorado’s interrelated social and environmental issues.

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Robert Davis and Leysia Palen named distinguished professors

Nov. 19, 2022

The University of Colorado has announced seven newly designated distinguished professors—the highest honor bestowed upon faculty across the system's four campuses.