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
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will give a free public talk at the University of Colorado Boulder April 18 on America’s space program and the challenges and opportunities the space agency will encounter as it moves through the 21st century. The talk, titled “NASA’s Roadmap to Tomorrow’s Missions,” will be held at CU-Boulder’s East Stadium Club
A record number of University of Colorado Boulder students have received a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding graduate students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Thirty CU-Boulder students were among the 2,000 fellowship winners announced by NSF earlier this month—the greatest number of fellows from any school
On a mild Saturday last September, I decided to stain the deck rails at my family’s cabin, located five miles above Jamestown. I wanted to get at least one coat on the old rails before winter. I loaded up my dog, packed some food for both of us and drove the 25 or so miles from Longmont, up Left Hand Canyon and then James Canyon, through the small Boulder County community of Jamestown on up the mountain and to the cabin.
University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of a new dean for the College of Music. The new dean will be Robert Shay, director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri in Columbia. His appointment will begin Sept. 1.
Please join us on April 30 for a CU Advocacy Lunch and Learn program featuring Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia (CU-Boulder, Bus’79).
Eric Stough (Film’95), animation director and producer of South Park, will speak at the CU-Boulder spring Commencement ceremony May 9 at Folsom Field.
Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs to be held April 7-11.
Take an exciting and affordable 10-day adventure Aug. 30-Sept. 7 to explore the wonders of China in this trip specially designed for CU-Boulder alums ages 21-34.
Dr. Stanley Hellerstein, age 87, died March 7, 2014 at his home in Kansas City from complications of congestive heart failure.
Explore the wonders of Alaska on a spectacular summer cruise with the Roaming Buffs July 31-Aug. 10, 2014.
Well, March is finally here, which means we have 12 weeks until the Bolder Boulder 10K, that annual Memorial Day celebration of spring, health and community that is a goal race for many of us. With the bulk of winter’s cold and ice, darkness and snow behind us, who better to provide a key training
BOULDER – At the conclusion of the University of Colorado women’s tennis match against No. 3 UCLA on Sunday, March 16, the CU coaching staff and student-athletes will host a Campus Kids’ Day Clinic. The match against UCLA will begin at 10 a.m. at the South Campus Courts. The Campus Kids’ Days will take place
Read about alums Bond Camp and Worthy McCormick who just opened The Bivouac in Breckenridge. Here’s an excerpt from the Denver Post:When Bond Camp and Worthy McCormick first decided to renovate a small lodge here into a premium hostel, they hesitated to use the H-word after another local businessman got the wrong impression. “There was this
A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder bolsters the theory that the first Americans, who are believed to have come over from northeast Asia during the last ice age, may have been isolated on the Bering Land Bridge for thousands of years before spreading throughout the Americas. The theory, now known as
The main campus will be closed to non-affiliates from noon to 6 p.m. The Norlin Quad will be closed to everyone throughout the day. Even with the passage of Amendment 64 two years ago, state law does not allow pot smoking in public or possession of marijuana by those under 21.
Join the Roaming Buffs on the cycling trip of a lifetime. Visit fortified hill towns and ruins that predate ancient Rome, follow cypress-dotted coastal byways and old wine roads past generations-old vineyards and relax on the Tyrrhenian Sea beaches and seaside towns.
A group of University of Colorado Boulder students and alumni have put their entrepreneurial might into creating the area’s first co-working space designed to connect students with the business community.
Fifty years ago, Billy Kidd (Econ’69) and Jimmie Heuga (PolSci’73) became the first American men to win Olympic medals in skiing. Racing slalom in the 1964 Winter Olympics at Innsbruck, Austria, Kidd who won the silver and Heuga won bronze. The duo made history on Feb. 8, 1964.
By Jennifer Young Not many people get to see a rocket on its launch pad. I knew it would be fascinating, but when I finally saw the MAVEN spacecraft I didn’t realize how beautiful it would be or that I could be equally excited, sad, proud and anxious to see my years of hard work
CU-Boulder Olympians competed in alpine skiing, slalom and slopestyle skiing.
Making his third flight as a NASA astronaut, University of Colorado Boulder alumnus Steve Swanson will blast off for the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 25.
University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano will today join leaders from higher education, business, state government and non-profit foundations for a White House meeting on expanding college opportunities for American students. The event, hosted by the President and First Lady, is focused on generating new ideas for expanding opportunities to more students across
The University of Colorado Boulder is educating first-time renters on the basics of leasing and living off campus during the seminar “Living Off-Campus: Everything First Timers Need to Know.” Sessions will be held Jan. 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Jan. 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in University Memorial Center room 425.
Two faculty members in the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science have been honored with the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award.
Join the Roaming Buffs on a captivating tour of Cuba from Havana to the southern coastline April 26-May 4, 2014. Our base in Havana presents an ideal setting to interact with local citizens and uncover new perspectives of the Caribbean’s largest island. On the coast, journey to countryside tobacco and sugarcane fields and visit beautifully preserved colonial cities.
The Year in Review: 2013 The men’s and women’s basketball teams both are selected to compete in the NCAA tournament in the spring. The CU ski team wins its 19th NCAA Championship in March. The CU men’s cross country team claims its fourth national championship in the fall. Mike MacIntyre was hired as the
The Year in Review: 2013 Astronaut Scott Carpenter (Aero’49, HonDocSci’00), professor Al Bartlett and CU faculty member and activist Joanne Easley Arnold (Engl’52, MJour’65, PhDCommThtr’71) are among many CU influential leaders and innovators to pass away. See our list of other Forever Buffs, faculty, staff and friends of the university who have passed away
The Year in Review: 2013 Steven Pollock was named a U.S. Professor of the Year in November by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He is the second to win the award. Ana Maria Rey, a theoretical physicist and a fellow of JILA,
The Year in Review: 2013 A record 17.15 inches of rain fell on Boulder County Sept. 9-16, shattering the area’s annual average of 15 inches. Much of the city, including CU-Boulder, shut down for days as people were ordered off the streets and away from Boulder Creek. Residents, including Nick Carter pictured on 7th
The Year in Review: 2013 When South Park creators Matt Stone (Art, Math’93) and Trey Parker (A&S ex’93) premiered their musical The Book of Mormon on Broadway in spring 2011, it became an instant hit, grossing more than $200 million. When it was announced the show would go off-Broadway in 2012, tickets became nearly
The Year in Review: 2013 Hundreds of people travel to Boulder for Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend Oct. 24-27 to enjoy events and activities. Fiske Planetarium is renovated and a new “star ball” is added. New and renovated dorms open on campus, Kittredge Central and Kittredge West. Julie Andrews is the spring Commencement speaker. Freshman
The Year in Review: 2013 MAVEN, the $671-million CU-Boulder-led mission to Mars, has a flawless launch to Mars on Nov. 18. CU-Boulder has the fourth most Peace Corps volunteers of any university, with 93 alumni serving worldwide. Creating Futures campaign surpasses $1.5 billion goal. Private donations will support, people, places and programs on CU’s
Grammy-winning jazz duo touring together for first time since 2008 BOULDER, Colo. — When jazz-fusion great Chick Corea and banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck first teamed up in 2006 to begin recording what would become 2007’s Grammy Award-winning “The Enchantment,” they had no idea how apt that title would become. Playing again for the first time
My wife Tanya and I first met Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s best known freedom fighter, in June 1990 when he came to Boston after being released from prison in February.
A University of Colorado Boulder research center will launch two payloads aboard Orbital Sciences Corp.’s commercial Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station on Dec. 18, including a biomedical antibiotic experiment and an educational K-12 experiment involving ant behavior in microgravity.
Congratulations to our graduates! Thank you for showing your CU pride by getting a legacy cord from the Alumni Association at December commencement. Legacy cords are worn by graduating seniors who have family members who attended CU-Boulder.
This summer’s plays include The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry IV, parts 1 and 2, and the contemporary comedy, I Hate Hamlet.
In a season that continues to be very special, the University of Colorado volleyball team has advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 17th time in school history, as announced Sunday night by the NCAA. The Buffs will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota to face former Big 12 foe Iowa State (18-9) on Friday, Dec. 6
BOULDER—Senior Nikki Lindow surpassed the 400 career blocks and sophomore Nicole Edelman 2,000 career assists as the University of Colorado volleyball team snapped a five-match losing streak by sweeping the Oregon State Beavers (28-26, 25-21, 25-20) Friday night here at the Coors Events Center. “I’m glad we were not only able to come up with