Ten years ago on Feb. 1, 2003, the Colombia space shuttle broke apart as it reentered Earth’s atmosphere. All seven astronauts on board were killed, including CU alum Kalpana “K.C” Chawla (MAero’86, PhD’88, HonDocSci’03). She was 41 years old and was on her second shuttle mission.
Basketball season is under way and the Buffs need your support! Be sure to check out upcoming pregame events and Pac-12 Tournament information.
The news resounded throughout the Colorado football world recently: assistant coach Brian Cabral (Rec’79) will not be on the sideline for the 2013 football season — a place he has been since 1989, a career extending more than 23 years. The 1990 National Championship team has finally ended.
The Pac-12 Conference released its schedule for league games this fall, thus completing the University of Colorado’s schedule for the 2013 football season.
Join alumni, students and friends for the 2nd Annual CU Ski Day at Winter Park Resort on Feb. 2! Save 30 percent on lift tickets for the entire family and join us for a black and gold après ski party at the Derailer Bar for free appetizers, while they last, and great drink specials.
Get your beautiful 2013 campus calendar for just $15, including tax, shipping and handling.
Cheer on the women’s basektball team against no. 1 Stanford and no. 8 Cal and get discounted tickets online for only $3.
CU vs. Stanford on Friday, Jan. 4 – 8 p.m.
CU vs. Cal on Sunday, Jan. 6 – Noon
The University of Colorado Boulder introduced Mike MacIntyre as its new head football coach at a press conference Monday, Dec. 10 at the Byron White Club Room at Folsom Field.
Carrie McKenna, electronic communications student worker at the Alumni Association, captured this photo of three deer grazing in front of the Koenig Alumni Center on her way to class at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The temperatures were hovering in the 50s after a long-stretch of unseasonably warm fall weather.
Celebrate your wedding at the Koenig Alumni Center! We were just featured in Colorado Weddings Magazine!
The College of Music presents the annual Holiday Festival on December 7-9 in Macky Auditorium. CU-Boulder’s Holiday Festival is Boulder’s favorite way to ring in the holiday season and sells out every year.
During the next five months, you will receive a combination of postcards, emails and phone calls from Publishing Concepts (PCI) as they have been contracted to help us verify our alumni data and publish an alumni directory. We are excited to team up with PCI as it has been over seven years since we’ve had an alumni directory available for our alumni.
David J. Wineland, a lecturer in the University of Colorado Boulder physics department, has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics. Wineland is a physicist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder and internationally recognized for developing the technique of using lasers to cool ions to near absolute zero.
Celebrate this year’s 10 prominent alumni, faculty, staff and student winners whose outstanding service, energy and professional achievements demonstrate what it means to be a part of the University of Colorado Boulder family.
The University of Colorado will host Buffs Madness on October 12, an event surrounding the first practice of the season for the men’s and women’s basketball programs, it was announced Thursday by basketball players Spencer Dinwiddie, Chucky Jeffrey, Meagan Malcolm-Peck and Andre Roberson.
Since Jimmie Heuga (PolSci’73) founded Can Do Multiple Sclerosis in 1984, his positive can do philosophy has helped thousands of people living with multiple sclerosis. Can Do MS would like to honor Jimmie’s birthday and legacy by encouraging you to do something you can do on 9/22. Share your pledge on our Facebook page.
A new agreement also provides DISH with exclusive category sponsorship for Pac-12 athletic programs. The sponsorship includes stadium signage and logo rights with each of the member schools.
Seventeen-month old, Camille Borger, daughter of Zach Borger (Comm’01) and Lorna McBride Borger (Music, Math ex’99) of Austin, Texas, works on her cheerleading routine for the next CU game. Says great aunt, Deb Johnson (Hist’78), a staff member at the CU-Boulder Alumni Association, “We like to start ‘em young.”
More than 5,000 freshman students attended convocation on Friday, Aug. 23rd. Leaving the Coors Events Center, the newly-minted Forever Buffs were cheered by fraternities, sororities and Alumni Association staff and volunteers as they proceeded through the Forever Buffs archway and onto Farrand Field for Global Jam. Flickr photoset.
Gone are the days of searching for your school’s game on television, or worrying about whether they’re even on TV at all. In a new era that will revolutionize televised college sports, Pac-12 Networks launches on August 15 and will provide unprecedented coverage of a wide variety of sports across the Pac-12 Conference.
The University of Colorado men’s basketball team is traveling across the Atlantic Ocean for a five-game, 10-day European trip that will take the Buffaloes to Paris (France), Antwerp (Belgium) and Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
For the second consecutive Olympic Games, CU-Boulder alums and students are making a splash. In the finals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase is senior Emma Coburn (Psych’01), who advanced on Saturday morning. She follows in the footsteps of Buff Jenny (Barringer) Simpson (Econ, PolSci’09), who finished ninth in the event at the 2008 Beijing Games.
There will be six Buffs competing in the Summer Games in London. There have been almost 80 Buffs who have competed in the Olympics, including former CU skiers and Olympians Billy Kidd (Econ’69) and Sandy Shellworth Hildner (A&S’67), pictured here. Learn more about CU’s stellar Olympians at the Heritage Center.
To celebrate our Forever Buffs living abroad, the CU-Boulder Alumni Association invites you to an exclusive event for alumni, parents and friends of CU in London on Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
CU alumni can receive $10 off Dress Circle and Orchestra seating, so catch a play at Colorado Shakespeare Festival this summer!
Alumni Association staff member, Melanie Ricci (Comm’90) showed her Forever Buffs spirit at altitude as she rode Rollins Pass (Boulder to Winter Park) with her spouse and CU’s head triathlon coach, Mike Ricci.
Cassandra Hickman graduated in May and sent us a photo of her father and her holding up their family tree. She is a fifth-generation CU grad. All extended members who graduated are CU grads, including her great-great grandmother Evalyn Barney who studied education in 1885!
Mark Kuta (MBA’87), his wife Flavia Kuta, a UC Denver grad and their two kids stand in front of St. Peters in Rome, Italy. After spending three weeks in Europe (Germany, Austria & Italy) wearing a CU T-shirt every third or fourth day, Mark says he can vouch for the CU brand as around 10 people recognized the CU logo. “Go Buffs,” he writes.
Former Alumni Association student worker Mike Aguilar works for USAID and is based in Washington D.C. Mike was in China working teaching conflict resolution techniques at a Chinese university during a three-week period. This photo is one of him and his students. “Very fascinating place that is China,” he writes.
Represent CU at Coors Field on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 6:10 p.m. when the Colorado Rockies play the Miami Marlins. This game is an attendance competition among Colorado universities, including five-time winner CSU, so let’s fill the stadium with CU pride and beat the Rams in attendance!
Hit the road with us this fall to cheer on the Buffs as they travel to Arizona, Washington, California and Oregon. Our spectacular away-game festivities are the place to be before every away Pac-12 game.
The High Park Fire in Larimer county is still burning and smoke can be seen over sixty miles away. Last estimate was 83,205 acres burnt and over 248 structures damaged or destroyed. More than 1,000 personnel are currently involved, most of them firefighters from around the country. The fire was 45 percent contained as of June 25.
President of Justin’s Nut Butter Lance Gentry (IntlAf’91) passed away Friday from brain cancer. The 43-year-old father helped bring Justin’s from the Boulder farmer’s market to a national audience. He is mentioned in the June Coloradan magazine story as part of a legacy of alums who are leaders in the natural foods industry.
Seven University of Colorado Boulder graduate students and alumni will go abroad during the 2012-13 academic year to pursue a variety of studies, research and teaching projects as grantees of the prestigious Fulbright program.