Coloradan Magazine Archives

University of Colorado Boulder

When Everest speaks

As he plodded across Mount Everest’s knife-edge Summit Ridge on May 20, 2011, Neal Beidleman (MechEngr’81) realized something was not right.

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Shoulder to shoulder

Cheering on players amid sun, rain, snow and bitter cold, 87-year-old twins Betty Fitzgerald Hoover (A&S’46) and Peggy Fitzgerald Coppom (A&S’46) may hold the record for attending the most CU sports games ever.

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Herding cattle

David Litschel (Art’74) photographed this traditionally dressed Maasai youth watching a herd of cattle in Sinya Private Wildlife Conservancy outside of Arusha in northern Tanzania.

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Volume 16, Number 2 December 2011

Coloradan aims to connect, inform and engage readers in the life of the University of Colorado Boulder through regular communication with alumni, faculty and staff members and friends of the university.

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WWII – Women at war

When Tom Brokaw wrote his paean to the Greatest Generation, he left them out. Filmmaker Ken Burns skipped them when he documented The War. They are the estimated 100,000 women who joined the military during World War II.

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Test your Buff knowledge

Ralphie’s Kids Roundup, a program in which donors give money for football and women’s basketball tickets for children, kicked off its seventh year this fall.

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Parent Power

One of the last parts of the brain to mature is the prefrontal cortex. What this means is that — please don’t take this the wrong way — the odds are that your 18-year-old isn’t playing with a full deck.

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First and long for Embree

Like Bill McCartney experienced while coaching Jon Embree (Comm’88), Embree began his head coaching career at Colorado with one win in his first nine games.

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Buffs capture first ever Pac-12 titles

The cross country teams won the first ever Pac-12 Conference titles in any sport, sweeping the men’s and women’s races in October. The victories mark the 13th time in school history that the men and women have won both titles at a conference championship since the inception of a women’s program in 1976. This is

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Profile: Alan Cass

Fourth-generation CU alum Alan Cass (A&S ex’63, HonDocHum’99) grew up on campus playing in the ditches and fishing for crawdads in Varsity Lake with strung bacon.

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Exercising to remember

For those looking for another reason to get out and exercise, a CU-Boulder study reveals that just a little physical exercise can help protect us from long-term memory loss in old age.

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For whom the road tolls

Other than drinking coffee in the UMC and beer at The Sink, is there any more widely-shared experience among CU-Boulder alumni than driving up the turnpike from Denver and seeing Boulder and the university from the top of Davidson Mesa?

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Q&A with Mike Bohn

Hired in spring 2005, Mike Bohn has had an eventful tenure as athletic director. He has brought in new head coaches in three of CU’s most prominent sports — football and men’s and women’s basketball — led CU’s move to the Pac-12 and received a contract extension through June 2016.

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By the Numbers

In 1960 donations made up 1 percent of CU-Boulder’s budget and state support accounted for 30 percent.

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Travel with the Roaming Buffs

Africa’s Wildlife: Botswana, Zambia & Victoria Falls May 31 – June 14 Join us on an African adventure exploring some of the world’s most exotic wildlife. Starting out at Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, this African adventure includes game viewing at Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park — Zambia’s newest and least developed

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