Given our significant role in economic development and long-term prosperity, it’s puzzling to see the value that Colorado and other states place on higher education. Across the country, public colleges and universities are bearing the brunt of the poor economy.
Representing Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, African American, Mexican American and Taiwanese backgrounds, CU’s newest multicultural sorority, Theta Nu Xi, celebrated its chapter’s emergence on the Boulder campus last fall.
From iPods and Crocs to coffee mugs, it seems everything’s about customizing to your own taste, and junior Jesse Saba has brought this trend to CU classrooms.
After spending his life making maps of Colorado’s Front Range, professor emeritus William Braddock now appears in them.
In November Colorado voters elected two first-generation Americans — also among the youngest ever elected — to serve on the CU Board of Regents, making it the most diverse board ever.
Developing sensing and imaging systems in everything from cars and cell phones to medical equipment and military operations may be lines of work for future alumni of CU’s new graduate program in computational optical sensing and imaging.
Mike West, director of education for CU Biodiesel, has taught everyone from postgraduate students to second-graders how to brew their own biodiesel, showing how simple it is to create cleaner, more sustainable fuel from waste.
They’re in company with this year’s Grammy nominees Coldplay and Radiohead.
With severe state budget cuts looming, CU President Bruce Benson (Geol’64, HonDocSci’04) and other frustrated higher education leaders are asking lawmakers for the flexibility to raise tuition as they feel necessary.
CU’s accomplishments, by the numbers
You could argue for hours — days if beer is served — over who is the University of Colorado’s most famous alum
CU-Boulder will play a crucial role in NASA’s future explorations of the moon, thanks to two NASA grants totaling $11 million in early January.
Next time you shake your female colleague’s hand, you may want to visit the washroom.
David Dowling (PhDEngl’95) writes about the market revolution of the 1840s and 1850s, how it swept the United States and how the world of literature confronted for the first time the gaudy glare of commercial culture.
Every time one of our graduates succeeds, many other people and the numerous institutions in which they are involved succeed along with them.
Donnie Lichtenstein, a CU marketing professor, remembers looking in the newspaper as a young child and regularly seeing an ad for barbecue grills from Sears. “They were always, always on sale. I thought, ‘How can that be? They can’t always be on sale.’ I guess my curiosity just grew from there.”
Interviews with five military veterans who are now CU-Boulder students highlight the contrast between military life and student life.
During the late 1950s, Bob Harvey (Edu’59) and his friends at the University of Colorado listened to folk artists like the Kingston Trio, played guitar and ruminated on the deeper meaning of Jack Kerouac’s 1957 anti-establishment treatise, On the Road (Viking).
Elizabeth J. Meyer (MEdu’97) adds a new dimension to countless studies of bullying and harassment in schools by examining the key gender issues related to such behaviors.
The football team failed to earn a bowl berth for the second time in coach Dan Hawkins’ first three seasons as head coach, but he is aiming for a big improvement in 2009. During his closing remarks at the Buffs’ post-season senior awards banquet, Hawkins set a goal for this year: “Ten wins and no
During World War II the campus was filled with coeds and military personnel. Bolstered by the educational benefits of the GI Bill, fresh-faced youths were replaced after the war by battle-hardened military men often accompanied by wives and families. When enrollment more than doubled, the university scrambled to provide housing for the new student population.
The CU-Boulder Alumni Association and the Leeds School of Business have partnered to offer alumni more ways to connect.
Three tennis players finished with at least 10 singles victories during the fall portion of the season: senior Franziska Jendrian (14-5), junior Melisa Esposito (12-4) and junior Camila Belassi (10-4). In addition, senior Monica Milewski went 7-1. Belassi capped off the fall season by defeating Jendrian for the singles A consolation title at the San Diego State Fall Classic.
When Lelia Hinkley (A&S’15) arrived in Peking, China, in 1921, she was greeted by a famine that placed nearly 20 million Chinese teetering on the brink of starvation.
The Weighty Word Book and Weighty Words, Too by Paul Levitt (CU professor of English), Douglas Burger (CU associate professor of English) and Elissa Guralnick (CU Professor of English at the College of Music). Katherine Karcz, illustrator.
Freshman Emily Childs recorded the lowest fall stroke average in the history of CU’s women’s golf (73.27) and was named Big 12 female co-golfer of the month for November. Childs finished sixth in the Texas State Challenge, leading the Buffs to their fourth team title in the program’s history.
The Buffs, who earned an NCAA berth for the sixth straight year, finished with a 14-5-4 record, winning 14 games for just the third time in program history.
The Alumni Association invites alums to be part of the commencement ceremony.
CU men’s cross country team placed 12th at the NCAA Championships, the first time they haven’t cracked the top 10 since 1992. Junior Jordan Kyle finished 14th individually, earning All-America honors for the second time.
Letters from our alumni – March 2009