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
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.
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
By Robert Lee Franzen (MechEngr’51) In 1947, 4,607 of the 8,747 enrolled students at CU-Boulder were veterans of World War II. They shaped every facet of campus life. Those vets brought the face of war home. Cars were few in number. Transportation to downtown for the majority of all students involved walking or sometimes thumbing a
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
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.
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
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).
We want you to know that all students and alumni are members of the Alumni Association!
April 1, 2014 The confidence of Colorado business leaders remains positive and has increased slightly going into the second quarter of 2014, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released April 1 by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The second quarter LBCI posted a reading of 61,
CU alum and renowned photojournalist Tomas van Houtryve, who recently completed an essay on drone technology for Harper’s magazine, and CU alum Stacey Clarkson, who is Harper’s art director, will discuss technology, society and privacy during an ATLAS Speaker Series presentation at 4:15 p.m. Monday, April 7, in ATLAS 100. Thomas wrote the essay after buying a drone on Amazon
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.
The Archives and Special Collections Department of the University of Colorado Boulder presents A Century on: Remembering the Great War, a commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. This exhibit features the letters, maps, photographs, posters and war-time artifacts of esteemed former University of Colorado Boulder faculty: law professor and football coach Fred
2014 George Gamow Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, April 1 The physics department and the George Gamow Memorial Lecture Committee proudly presents the 49th George Gamow Memorial Lecture, “Quantum Computers and Schrödinger’s Cat” by Nobel Laureate, NIST fellow and professor adjoint, Dr. David Wineland. The lecture will be on Tuesday, April beginning at 7:30 P.M. in
Dr. Stanley Hellerstein, age 87, died March 7, 2014 at his home in Kansas City from complications of congestive heart failure.
By Andrew Green BOULDER – The University of Colorado women’s tennis team battled, but fell to No. 1 UCLA, 4-0, Sunday afternoon at the South Campus Tennis Facility. The Buffaloes drop to 0-4 in Pac-12 play and 7-8 overall, while the Bruins improve to 14-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play. “UCLA is definitely deserving
By B.G. Brooks, CUBuffs.com Contributing Editor BOULDER – History was made Sunday at 4:02 p.m. MDT, and it was made faster than you could blurt March Madness. Two minutes into CBS’ Selection Sunday telecast, the University of Colorado men’s basketball team was announced as an at-large entry in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, marking an
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
Momentous Gift of Holocaust Archive to CU-Boulder Will Draw Scholars from Around World The Mazal Holocaust Collection, considered the world’s largest privately owned Holocaust archive and the most significant U.S. collection outside of the Holocaust museums in New York and Washington, D.C., has been donated to the University of Colorado Boulder. The highly regarded collection
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.