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.

Two people, one of them carrying a bouquet of flowers, hold hands.

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.

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.