Casey Fiesler

Intervention: How ethical speculation could prevent future tech trouble

April 16, 2021

For the next chapter of her career, with an NSF CAREER grant, Casey Fiesler—who studies technology ethics, internet law and policy, and online communities—will launch a five-year research project on ethical speculation in technology design.

Michael Radelet

Is the end of the death penalty in sight? Michael Radelet says ‘yes’

April 16, 2021

The nation’s largest anti-death penalty organization recently honored Sociology Professor Michael Radelet, on the eve of his retirement, for a lifetime of research examining the true societal costs of capital punishment.

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CU Boulder mathematicians named Simons Fellows in Mathematics

April 15, 2021

Katherine Stange and Jonathan Wise are among 40 mathematicians nationwide to win this fellowship, which aims to allow scholars to focus on research for the "long periods often necessary for significant advances in their disciplines."

Evan Thomas

Podcast: How to tackle global poverty

April 15, 2021

This week's Buff Innovator Insights podcast features Evan Thomas, who is working with partners around the world to expand access to safe water, sanitation, energy, food, shelter and infrastructure.

Sona Dimidjian

Buff Innovator Insights podcast: Sona Dimidjian on helping the young thrive

April 8, 2021

Hear how Sona Dimidjian, director of the Renée Crown Wellness Institute, is using the lessons of her life and early career to lead research, programs and courses to help ensure every young person has the opportunity to thrive, and more.

Lori Peek

Buff Innovator Insights podcast: New episode features Lori Peek

March 31, 2021

Hear about Lori Peek's formative years in small-town Kansas, her love for teaching and mentoring and how her research is helping us learn from disasters like Hurricane Katrina and the COVID-19 pandemic. Peek is a professor, faculty associate at the Institute of Behavioral Science and the director of the Natural Hazards Center.

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How to cope when emotions are raw and people may be feeling so many different things

March 29, 2021

Grief, anger, powerlessness and worry––in a tragic event, all of these emotions are valid and some may feel all of them over time, says Sona Dimidjian, director of the Renée Crown Wellness Institute. Learn more.

Jun Ye in his lab at JILA. (Credit: CU Boulder)

Latest Buff Innovator Insights episode features physicist Jun Ye

March 24, 2021

Follow Jun Ye, director of the CUbit Quantum Initiative, from his childhood in China to helping realize the vast potential of quantum science and technology at CU Boulder.

Image of damage following the Great Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami in 2011

Shideh Dashti reflects on anniversary of Fukushima disaster

March 19, 2021

Associate Professor Shideh Dashti answered questions on the anniversary of the disaster. Her team researches the influence of extreme events on interacting soil-foundation-structure systems and the resilience of urban infrastructure.

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Designing tech with mortality in mind

March 19, 2021

Guidance surrounding technology and end-of-life planning is missing. To close this gap, Assistant Professor Jed Brubaker is embarking on a five-year research project supported by a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation.

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