When Toyota and Stevinson Toyota, a Denver dealership, and other businesses decided to underwrite Steve Bouey’s (PolSci’99, MPubAd’01) and Steve Shoppman’s (Fin’00) ambitious plan to literally drive around the world, they were probably looking for a little positive public relations.
As a child, Deborah Fowlkes splashed in the CU engineering school fountain on hot summer nights to cool down while her father, applied math professor Irving Weiss, worked in his office. The night watchman flicked the lights to tell her it was time to go home.
For years Bloom has been turning his own dreams into reality, juggling football games with World Cup races and business interests. Today he’s doing the same for low-income seniors through his Wish of a Lifetime Foundation, which he started in 2008 to honor his 84-year-old grandmother, Donna Wheeler, who still works and volunteers 20 hours a week.
In many ways, according to research conducted by CU archivist David M. Hays, CU was ahead of its time in terms of race in its early years.
Scrolling through The New York Times on his computer, the assistant professor of sociology came upon an op-ed by Harvard professor Robert Sampson, a leading sociologist, who proposed an intriguing if extreme hypothesis: the drop in crime rates in the 1990s could be related to the rise in immigration.
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From all corners of the world the mighty Herd is heard!
A tireless attorney, CU professor, carpenter and water gardener, Clyde Martz passed away on May 18 at home in Albuquerque, N.M., after a long illness. He was 88.
In high school I used to say I was going to lead a revolution in education, although I didn’t know what exactly it would look like. As a senior in high school I didn’t even know how to apply for college or what the SAT was. No one in my family had ever attended college.
A Buff is a Buff forever.
When members of Single Carrot Theatre put on Illuminoctem last November, they used a classic storyline — destiny brings boy and girl together, they fall in love at first sight and, despite adversity, are united in the end.
Barrio street scenes come alive through Tony Ortega’s (Span’80, MFA’95) use of bold yellows, blue-greens, orange, rust and hot pinks. The brown-bodied subjects with indefinable faces keep the focus on the everyday lives of indigenous Mestizo, Indian and Latino subjects and their environment.
Dora Beale Polk has a simple philosophy: “You make your own life”
From the day in 1996 when Pettem discovered the humble grave marker etched with the words “Jane Doe: April 1954: Age About 20 Years,” she has spent nearly 14 years investigating the crime.
Details about our Forever Buffs’ lives and times.
In the 1930s, CU President George Norlin often spoke of the beauty of the campus, which he said was “worthy to be the outward frame of the university’s soul.” But I often think about the people who have shaped CU’s inward frame. One of these people is Ron Stump, who retired in mid-August after two-and-a-half years as Alumni Association executive director and 12 years in student affairs, including nine as vice chancellor.
A revolutionary inhalable vaccine developed at CU for measles prevention could lead to other inexpensive, easy-to-administer vaccines and save thousands of lives throughout the world.
The way you were born could impact the rest of your life.
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a special vocal therapy program developed by CU-Boulder professor Lorraine Ramig of speech, language and hearing science is helping Parkinson’s patients recover their voices.
It was Christmas in July around here this year, but the gods are still angry. (More about that in a moment.) Just before July 4 President Obama announced that Abound Solar, a company that makes state-of-the-art solar panels at a plant in Longmont, would get a $400 million loan guarantee that, among other things, will
CU has no authority to prevent people from carrying concealed weapons on campus, according to an April ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals, which set off a campus debate regarding guns.
Mars may have been home to an ocean and microbial life, according to CU scientists Brian Hynek and Gaetano Di Achille. The LASP researchers studied the elevations of several dried-up river deltas on Mars and found that 17 of 52 of the deltas lie at similar elevations.
An estimated 5, 200 students arrived on campus in August — a substantial number but 300 fewer than last year’s freshman class, despite an 8 percent increase in applications. CU officials attributed the decrease, in part, to technical issues plaguing the university’s new student information system.
Digital Newsroom. Instructor Rick Stevens says ““It’s an interesting and rewarding experience watching students apply their journalistic values in new environments.”
When photojournalists in the Soviet Union began chronicling Nazi crimes against Jews during World War II, they left a major piece of the story out — the Jews.
I know CU’s switch to the Pac-10 athletic conference is absolutely the right move for our university, but I still have mixed emotions about it.
Charged with preserving and promoting CU history, the CU Heritage Center is located on the third floor of Old Main. Director Kay Oltmans (MComm ex’75) has been the primary caretaker of everything from a moon rock to the stuffed head of Ralphie I. As she approaches retirement, she shared some university secrets with Coloradan editor Tori Peglar (MJour’00).
A gorgeous aerial view of the University of Colorado with the Flatirons for a backdrop.
Getting together to watch the Buffs on the gridiron continues to be one of the most popular activities for alums. Take advantage of local and national opportunities to hang out with alums and celebrate your CU pride.