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.

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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.

Margaret Murnane

New podcast—Buff Innovator Insights—spotlights faculty innovators

March 18, 2021

The inaugural season of Buff Innovator Insights, a new podcast from the Research & Innovation Office, kicked off March 18. In the first episode, we meet Margaret Murnane, a professor of physics and one of the world’s leading experts in ultrafast laser and x-ray science.

Sherri Tennant

Speech-language pathologist fosters communication in hard cases

March 16, 2021

A program launched by a CU Boulder speech-language pathologist (and musician) helps kids with complex communication needs take flight.

CU Boulder Engineering Center

Engineering celebrates faculty leaders on International Women's Day

March 8, 2021

We invited engineering students to interview current faculty members they respect and admire about their journeys into engineering, the challenges they've overcome and their advice for younger generations.

Jack Chin standing on the wing of an airplane

Her father was a Tuskegee Airman. She's sharing his legacy

Feb. 25, 2021

Jack Chin, the father of Professor Karen Chin, was just 17 when he enrolled in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a member of the final class of Tuskegee Airmen.

Rashid Johnson in front of a large painting

Celebrating a lineage of Black abstract art

Feb. 25, 2021

During Black History Month, learn from Assistant Professor Megan O’Grady, an art critic and essayist, about why it’s important to revisit art history, its movements and its artists.

A nurse gives a woman a vaccine shot in the shoulder.

If I get the shot, can I still get COVID-19? Answers to common vaccine questions

Feb. 24, 2021

As supply increases, so do questions about how the COVID-19 vaccines work and what they do and don’t do. We caught up with Professor Matt McQueen, director of epidemiology, for answers.

Icy power lines

What went wrong with Texas’ power grid? A Q&A with CU Boulder experts

Feb. 22, 2021

Millions of residents lost heat and power as energy grids failed when sub-zero temperatures and snowfall swept across Texas. Energy grid experts Kyri Baker and Bri-Mathias Hodge discuss how this happened and how to prevent future disasters.