Pieter Johnson, the 2019 Hazel Barnes Prize winner

Pieter Johnson: Why the best scientists are students

Jan. 28, 2020

Pieter Johnson, the 2019 Hazel Barnes Prize winner, discusses his teaching philosophies and student involvement in research. Johnson's lab studies everything from emerging infections on coral reefs to parasites that castrate snails and flukes that induce deformities in frogs.

Tom Cech

Faculty in Focus: Tom Cech looks back on Nobel Prize in chemistry

Oct. 8, 2019

On the 30th anniversary of being awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in chemistry, CU Boulder Distinguished Professor Tom Cech shares his thoughts on a distinguished career.

Jill Harrison

Faculty in Focus: Environmental justice for all

Oct. 3, 2019

Low-income and minority families still bear the brunt of toxic pollutants. Jill Harrison wants to know why.

An image of the Red Cross combing the aftermath of the Ludlow Massacre. (Photo via History Colorado)

Faculty in Focus: Immigration is central issue for new state historian

Sept. 6, 2019

The topic is timely and important, but discussions about it are mired in ideology and falsehoods, says William Wei, CU Boulder and state historian.

Scott Adler and his corgi

Campus Q&A: New Graduate School dean feels honored to be in role

Aug. 30, 2019

Scott Adler came to CU Boulder in fall 1996, when he joined the faculty as a professor of political science. He became dean of the Graduate School in June of 2019.

Three dancers and a chair

Creative Expression: Dancer turns everyday experiences into art

July 29, 2019

With her seemingly inexhaustible reservoir of ideas, Michelle Ellsworth leaps over creative boundaries. Recognized for her distinctive and compelling artistic works in contemporary dance, Ellsworth is a winner of a 2019 Doris Duke Artist Award.

New basketball seats in an empty arena

Faculty in Focus: Jack Zable is changing how the NBA warms up

June 21, 2019

The Milwaukee Bucks, like most NBA teams, were using standard folding chairs for bench seats. Players sat on cold surfaces with their knees crunched up, causing stiffness. Jack Zable, a professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, changed that.

Jack Burns in front of the moon

Faculty in Focus: Heading back to the moon (this time, for good)

June 21, 2019

Getting humans back to the moon is one thing. Jack Burns and other CU scientists are asking, "How can we stay?" As the United States prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary, on July 20, of Neil Armstrong’s first lunar step, the nation is again getting serious about going back.

Zoe Donaldson

Faculty in Focus: The CU scientist cracking the love code

June 14, 2019

Intrepid brain scientist Zoe Donaldson and an army of furry rodents are decoding life’s most complex emotions: love and loss.

Shilo Brooks in his office

Faculty in Focus: Exploring the relationship between democracy and technology

May 20, 2019

Shilo Brooks, faculty director of the Engineering Leadership Program, has been awarded a fellowship at Princeton University, where he will spend 10 months on research for his next book.