Man with dirty hands

Faculty in Focus: A healthy dose of dirt could improve mental health

Oct. 2, 2018

Can good bacteria make the brain more stress-resilient? Christopher Lowry has dedicated his career to finding out, noting microbes' anti-inflammatory effects could play a role in mental health.

Laura Devendorf works with smart textiles

Faculty in Focus: Exploring high-tech fabrics

Sept. 25, 2018

Laura Devendorf is diving into the field of smart textiles, fabrics that look and feel like wool and cotton but exhibit dynamic properties, envisioning a relationship with technology that's slower and more thoughtful.

William Weber

Faculty in Focus: At 99, botanist's love of lichens still going strong

Sept. 17, 2018

Pioneering botanist Professor Emeritus William Weber built CU Boulder's collection of flowering plants, mosses and lichens from the ground up.

CMCI Professor Leysia Palen

Faculty in Focus: Using social media for natural disaster safety

Sept. 13, 2018

Leysia Palen and her students are poring through tweets from the 2017 hurricane season as part of a project designed to make forecast images easier to understand for those in harm's way.

Alena Grabowski

Faculty in Focus: Ultrarunning scientist helps amputee athletes beat the odds

June 7, 2018

Alena Grabowski is helping a new generation of athletes imagine what's possible and address the controversial question: Should runners with prosthetic legs be able to compete alongside non-amputees?

Professor Clint Carroll sits around fire with with the Cherokee Nation Medicine Keepers

Faculty in Focus: Rooting research in tribal partnerships

Jan. 8, 2018

Clint Carroll designs research relevant to tribal communities and the university, working closely with Cherokee Nation Medicine Keepers to affect environmental policy.

Leslie Leinwand

Faculty in Focus: American Heart Association recognizes distinguished professor's work

Nov. 17, 2017

The use of fats from python hearts on mammals and the cardiovascular differences between females and males are at the core of the acclaimed research by Professor Leslie Leinwand.

Theater professor Beth Osnes

Faculty in Focus: Praxis makes perfect

Nov. 13, 2017

Beth Osnes, associate professor of theater, approaches engaged scholarship by putting theory into practice (praxis) among communities, a topic she'll discuss Nov. 16.

Photo of printmaker Melanie Yazzie in her studio

Faculty in Focus: Printmaker finds inspiration in students, global connections

Nov. 1, 2017

It’s been many years since Melanie Yazzie made the painting that set the course of her career. But the CU Boulder professor vividly remembers the joy she felt the day she painted a blue elephant.

Doctoral student, bee expert Chelsea Cook inspects a hive

Faculty in Focus: Startup serves the bee and the bottom line

Sept. 29, 2017

Kimberly Drennan had two goals in summer 2014, and neither involved starting a business. Now she's CEO of a Boulder-based startup that helps commercial beekeepers remotely monitor hive health.