Coloradan Magazine Archives

University of Colorado Boulder

Correction

Correction: On page 39 in the print Coloradan, we accidentally transposed CU’s Homecoming and Family Weekend dates. Homecoming is Oct. 22 and Family Weekend is Oct. 1. Learn more here.

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The Six Minute Marathon: A Guide to Life as a Lawyer

The director of the CU Law School’s experiential law program and adjunct law professor, Andy Hartman writes a humorous and practical guide for law students and junior lawyers as they transition from law school to practice. The Six Minute Marathon gives specific stories from Hartman’s experience as a partner with several major law firms.

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The Diviner’s Tale

In The Diviner’s Tale, Bradford Morrow (Engl’74) writes a gripping and haunting tale of a struggling single mother of twin boys by the name of Cassandra. While walking in a forest, a gifted dowser finds herself staring at the hanged body of a young girl.

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The Ringer

In The Ringer, Jenny Shank (MEngl’00) writes a captivating novel of heart-warming characters we can relate to. After a police officer in Denver raids a wrong address and mistakenly shoots and kills a Mexican immigrant, both his family and the family of the killed are affected in devastating ways.

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My Life in Vaudeville: The Autobiography of Ed Lowry

(Southern Illinois University Press, 2011; 256 pages) ISBN: 9780809330164–Amazon In My Life in Vaudeville, CU English professor Paul Levitt (Phil’57, MA’60) edited Ed Lowry’s account of his exciting life in the entertainment industry as an actor, musician and comedian. The book offers several unique insights into the vaudeville lifestyle during its decline in the 1920s

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Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior

(Academic Press, 2011; 496 pages) ISBN: 9780123725813–Amazon Michael Breed, a CU professor of EPO Biology, co-edited The Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, a compilation addressing the physiological foundations of behavior. The book examines a wide range of topics including social behavior, foraging behavior, mating, behavior in domestic animals, parenting and learning.  The book also has a

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Losing Twice

In Losing Twice, CU law professor Emily Calhoun examines the actions of Supreme Court justices toward losing parties in constitutional rights disputes. She explores the unwarranted harm that many justices inflict on those who lose disputes despite the obligation of justices to avoid harming those whose arguments are rejected.

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Profile: Shelby Tisdale

As director of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe, N.M., Shelby Tisdale oversees 11,500 years of Native American history. The broad collection contains almost 10 million archaeological artifacts and about 75,000 ethnographic materials and fine arts.

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Profile: Mark Dockstader

Who would have thought that running and wine paired so well? Matt Dockstader (Bus’78) did and in 2004 produced the first Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon.

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Summit of youth

In 1951 professor Dick Jessor arrived in Boulder expecting to “slum for awhile before moving to civilization on either the West or East Coast.” Instead he founded the university’s Institute of Behavioral Science and stayed for six decades.

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Missed some of the season?

After 50 years as CU’s public address announcer, Alan Cass (A&S ex’63, HonDocHum’99) signed off at his last men’s basketball game as the Buffs defeated Kent State in the NIT quarterfinals.

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Women’s hoopsters shoot successful season

The women’s basketball team, picked to finish last in the Big 12 Conference by the league’s coaches, saw its season end in the quarterfinals of the Women’s NIT where the Buffs lost 87-70 to future Pac-12 foe Southern California.

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Skiers schuss to 18th national title

Goal and tribute accomplished. The ski team honored its fallen team member, Spencer Nelson (Bus ex’10), just as it had set out to do, by winning the school’s 18th national title in the sport with a solid showing in the slalom, cruising to victory in the 58th Annual NCAA Skiing Championships.

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Fast break with Tad Boyle

Tad Boyle completed his first season as head coach of the CU men’s basketball team with a record 24 wins and a trip to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) semifinals.

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Fleeing Vietnam

Standing in the checkout line with a cart full of groceries at Pacific Ocean Marketplace, my 5-year-old daughter Madison tugged at my shirt. Pointing at the grey-haired couple chatting in front of us, she asked, “Mom, what are they saying?” I told her they were speaking Vietnamese and thought they were from Vietnam, a country halfway around the world where I was born.

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Norlin’s watch

Memorabilia wanted. Please contact the CU Heritage Center if you would like to donate CU-related items. For more information go to www.cuheritage.org or call 303-492-6329.

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Buy your 2012 wall calendar now

Purchase your spectacular 2012 CU wall calendar with large campus photos displayed in a much larger format than in recent years. This year’s calendar runs from January 2012 through December 2012 with unparalleled photography that reflects the changing seasons on the Boulder campus. Keep track of your schedule on this large 12” by 12” calendar or buy one as a gift for the Buff in your life. It costs $15.

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Wading into Pac-12 territory

To celebrate our entry into the Pac-12, we traveled to San Francisco and Los Angeles in March to connect with more than 400 alumni who attended our receptions.

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This isn’t your parent’s CU

“Your guidance and encouragement helped me to stay in school and complete my undergraduate studies at a time when I had doubts about my ability,” Mel wrote. “You told me a degree would give me options I would not have otherwise. Your words had a profound impact on my career and on my life.”

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Tuition then and now

The CU Board of Regents narrowly approved an in-state tuition increase of 9.3 percent for the 2011-12 school year because of dwindling state funding, which is under 7 percent.

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