Plan the perfect family getaway this fall during Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 23-26.
Join Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano and Alumni Association executive director Ryan Chreist in Greeley Friday, Aug. 1.
CU-Boulder alumni get $10 off Colorado Shakespeare Tickets through the end of July.
Get discounted baseball tickets when you join us for a CU-themed evening at Coors Field when the Colorado Rockies play the Miami Marlins.
For the first time in more than 50 years, a new college was approved by the CU-Boulder Board of Regents. The decision allows for the combination of the university’s communications department and journalism program.
English alumnus Dick Shahan recently made a $75,000 gift commitment to CU-Boulder — $50,000 of which established an endowment to create the Dick Shahan CU-Boulder Undergraduate Writing Competition, expected to generate an annual prize of $2,000 for a prose piece that features Boulder. The additional $25,000 will fund the Shahan Graduate Fellowships in the CU-Boulder
A children’s classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, “Goodnight Moon,” has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story — like the cow jumping over the moon — as it is read aloud.
Two months shy of his 100th birthday, Harry passes away peacefully June 8, 2014, Sunday afternoon. Lawrence Welk champagne music played in the background. Harry was born in a cabin in Paonia, Colorado August 11, 1914, on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains. He was the youngest of four children. The family had little
The Heritage Center has teamed up with CU Libraries Archives and Special Collections and Colorado Shakespeare Festival for a special exhibition of Alchemist’s Corner: The Public and Private Life of John Barrymore.
When women who are married work, they wield more decision-making power over large household expenses — like buying a car, large appliance or furniture — according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.
University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano today announced that CU-Boulder has hired education and civil rights lawyer Valerie Simons to serve as the director of institutional equity and compliance, effective July 22. The newly created position, which includes the role of Title IX coordinator for the campus, reports directly to DiStefano and has
From TechRockies: Gnip Makes Twitter Win A Public, Charity Affair In an unusual move for a company’s “closing dinner”–which typically happens after a company is acquired or has an IPO–Boulder’s Gnip has decided to hold a public event to celebrate its success–with the proceeds to go to the Entrepreneur Foundation of Colorado. As part of
A University of Colorado Boulder payload carrying a novel device designed to reduce the weight and cost of spacecraft fuel pumping systems has been manifested for launch on a suborbital space plane called SpaceShipTwo developed by the aerospace company Virgin Galactic.
See the majesty of Switzerland’s landscape unfold before your eyes on this exclusive small-group journey through its idyllic alpine meadows, crystal lakes and broad vistas. Spend seven nights each in the picturesque town of Meiringen and the traditional village of Villars-sur-Ollon and discover this cultural and geographic heart of Europe by train, bus and on guided walks.
The rustic glamour of Bar Harbor, Campobello Island and St. Andrews-by-the-Sea are yours to explore on this unique North American adventure. In Bar Harbor, Maine, visit the Abbe Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate dedicated to the culture and history of the Wabanaki nations. Then board a traditional lobster boat and learn about Maine’s lobster industry.
Discover Ireland with a small group of 24 people from Dublin to Kilkenny.
Explore the Iberian Peninsula with a small group of 24 people to Spain’s paradores and Portugal’s pousadas and enjoy special accommodations in distinguished historic lodgings.
Experience the elegance and excitement of the Mediterranean aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Depart Barcelona for Valencia, renowned for its Baroque cathedrals, lively plazas and the City of Arts and Sciences. Continue to the island of Mallorca and the city of Palma, which has a massive Gothic cathedral and circular castle overlooking the harbor. Take in the French city of Marseille and explore the Provençal countryside. Then stop in Monte Carlo, famous for its stunning locale along the Riviera’s winding Grand Corniche.
Discover the wonders of French Polynesia while cruising the South Pacific on Oceania Cruises’ Marina to enchanting tropical islands. On this journey through paradise, you’ll experience spectacular landscapes, fascinating marine life and storied cultures.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the wonder of Tanzania. The region shares the endless plains of the incredible Serengeti and Maasai culture that existed long before man-made boundaries.
Discover Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition and profoundly hospitable people on a unique and comprehensive 16-day journey. With a small group of only 24 guests, you’ll encounter Vietnam’s highlights in an intimate setting. This trip also includes a two-day trip to the beautiful and remote Mekong Delta.
Uncover a dazzling mosaic of cultural and historical treasures as you sail to Greece, Italy, Monaco, France and Spain aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. Depart Athens for the Sicilian town of Taormina, boasting a preserved Greek theater and breathtaking views of Mount Etna. Visit Sorrento, a delightful seaside resort with its fragrant lemon groves, winding cobblestone streets and majestic mountain vistas or travel to Capri, where idyllic seascapes and quaint villages await.
Enjoy the opportunity to see many awe-inspiring natural wonders on this 14-day, small group tour through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia.
Cruise the Grand Danube Passage on this eight-night journey aboard the exclusively chartered MS Amadeus Silver to discover exciting aspects of Eastern European culture while you marvel at old-world capitals, ornate cathedrals and picturesque villages. This trip will immerse you in the enthralling scenery of eight countries and 13 cities and towns.
Experience Morocco at its finest on a small group tour, limited to just 24 guests. Travel from the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fez and Marrakech to the High Atlas and vast Sahara.
Join us on this 16-day journey to explore the cultural and historical treasures of China and Tibet.
Revel in the beauty of this small Central American country with an intimate group of no more than 18 travelers. This tropical, 12-day journey will take you from the Central Valley to the Pacific Coast and starts in cosmopolitan San Jose. Embark on an excursion through the Poas Volcano National Park before continuing on to tour and dine at a coffee plantation.
The amount of “hedging” language—words that suggest room for doubt—used by prominent newspapers in articles about climate change has increased over time, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The study, published in the journal Environmental Communication, also found that newspapers in the U.S. use more hedging language in climate stories
This popular tour of Turkey offers an unparalleled experience in a small group of only 28 guests. Begin your 15-day journey in Istanbul, Turkey’s cultural and spiritual heart and enjoy the legendary Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and Topkapi Palace. Take a private cruise on the Bosphorus, the waterway that separates Europe from Asia.
Please reserve your press tickets by Tuesday, June 3 BOULDER, Colo. — The Colorado Shakespeare Festival follows up its critically acclaimed, popular 2013 season when it kicks of the 2014 season with “The Tempest” on June 7. Shakespeare’s beloved final play includes all the elements that have kept his work alive and fresh for nearly
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded the University of Colorado Boulder $1.5 million over five years to continue to transform science education by encouraging more real-world research experiences for undergraduates, ranging from cancer studies to screenings for new antibiotics. The new award will allow CU-Boulder to strengthen hands-on, research-oriented teaching to students planning to
Scientists armed with a supercomputer and a vast trove of newly collected data on the body’s most potent “tumor suppressor” gene have created the best map yet of how the gene works, an accomplishment that could lead to new techniques for fighting cancers, which are adept at disabling the gene in order to thrive. Scientists
On Friday, May 9, 5,891 degrees were awarded to graduates, including 4,489 bachelor’s degrees, 911 master’s degrees, 159 law degrees and 332 doctoral degrees. Eric Stough (Film’95), animation director and producer of South Park, served as this spring’s commencement keynote speaker.
A University of Colorado Boulder professor who developed a clever method to measure snow depth using GPS signals is collaborating with Western Slope officials to make the data freely available to a variety of users on a daily basis.
Wear the Alumni Association black and gold legacy cord at graduation if you have relatives who are CU alumni.
Kathy Quirk, 57, passed away 1 April 2014 following complications from surgery. She lived life with a commitment to integrity in all things; her friends and family remember her as courageous and strong. She was a caring daughter, sister, aunt, and friend and her passion was her dogs who received her unconditional love.
University of Colorado Boulder biologist Leslie Leinwand has been selected as a member of the 2014 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors the leading “thinkers and doers” from each generation, including scientists, scholars, writers and artists.
Three #ForeverBuffs and former members of the University of Colorado Triathlon team represented Team USA Sunday at the International University Sports Federation’s (FISU) 12th World University Triathlon Championships. Chris Braden, Michelle Mehnert and Ryan Bice finished 3rd, 9th and 11th in individual events and both the US men and women took home gold for team
Professor Robert S. Anderson of the University of Colorado Boulder’s geological sciences department and Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research has been awarded the 2014 Hazel Barnes Prize, the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university. Since 1992, the Hazel Barnes Prize has been awarded each year to a CU-Boulder faculty
Jordan Burns, a University of Colorado Boulder junior majoring in civil engineering, has won a prestigious Truman Scholarship, an honor that brings with it up to $30,000 for graduate study. Burns, who is from Colorado Springs, is CU-Boulder’s ninth recipient of the scholarship and first since 2006. The 59 new Truman Scholars were selected from