Coloradan Magazine Archives

University of Colorado Boulder

Manifest West

In this tale of Southwestern suspense, Dr. Michael Ganson makes a daring decision to save one life at the risk of sacrificing another. He is thrown into a medical malpractice nightmare with strings being pulled by powerful people who have an agenda to take him down.

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Wandering the wave

Jeff Diener (EPOBio’92) photographed this hiker exploring “The Wave,” a stunning rock formation on the border of Utah and Arizona.

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Editors note – March 2012

Every family has its histrionic stories that shape the next generation. In my family’s tales, there are nuns who fled the church chasing romantic love, traveling folk singers, hippies who defied their parents by living in caves in Jerome, Ariz., and grandfathers who invited priests over to bless the bowl of holy water in the hallway.

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Volume 16, Number 3 March 2012

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. It is published four times per year in March, June, September and December by the CU-Boulder Alumni Association. Permission to reprint articles and illustrations may be obtained from the editor.

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Letters – March 2012

Professional kudos I ordinarily don’t have time for much extracurricular reading, so I’m always grateful for the ease and visual pleasure with which one can page through an issue of the Coloradan and learn a host of interesting things. This last issue, though, was a stunner.

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Cradling a new sport

In January athletic director Mike Bohn announced the addition of women’s lacrosse that will begin varsity play in the 2013-14 academic year.

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Test your Buff knowledge

At the beginning of the lockout-shortened pro season, three former Buffs were on NBA regular-season rosters — Chauncey Billups (Soc ex’99) of the Los Angeles Clippers and ex-CU teammates Alec Burks (A&S ex’11) of the Utah Jazz and Cory Higgins (A&S’11) of the Charlotte Bobcats.

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Sanchez takes soccer reins

After having just two head coaches in the 16 seasons of the women’s soccer program, CU hired Danny Sanchez, who led Denver’s Metro State to two Division II national titles and has spent the last four years at Wyoming.

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Hoopsters shoot above expectations

CU’s basketball teams were predicted to finish tied for 10th [men’s media poll] and 11th [women’s coaches poll] in their first seasons in the Pac-12. But the Buffs weren’t falling into line at the beginning of conference play. The men started Pac-12 action 8-3, while the women were 4-6.

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Q & A with Richard Rokos

Richard Rokos became head coach of the ski team almost 22 years ago, making him the “dean” of current Buff head coaches. The Czech native went into the 2012 season having led CU to six national titles.

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Finding yourself on campus

It’s hard to keep track of all our new academic and administrative buildings in this era of major construction that rivals the expansion during the 1960s.

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Travel with the Roaming Buffs

From the charming villages and vineyards of Champagne and Burgundy in early autumn to the extraordinary sites of Paris, join us as we travel to these special areas of France.

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The times were a changin’

The campus climate in 1962 was one of controversy and turmoil amid debates over academic freedom, editorial independence of the student press and a recruiting scandal.

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’62 class reunion in May

On May 10-11, members of the class of 1962 will gather for their 50-year reunion. They will join the class of 2012 in the commencement procession into Folsom Field.

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From the President

Enhancing connections with alumni was one of the compelling reasons for CU to join the Pac-12 Conference. Numbers alone tell a story. CU-Boulder has some 38,000 alumni in Pac-12 states, and there are more than 51,000 alumni from all our campuses. In the Big 12 footprint, we had fewer than 12,000. All counts exclude Colorado.

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Clearing the air about 4/20

There is one unofficial event attracting thousands of people the university and many of its students would love to extinguish — the annual 4/20 gathering.

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Hollywood screenwriter vindicated

Audrey Hepburn’s role as a headstrong princess leads her to fall in love with actor Gregory Peck’s character in the 1953 movie Roman Holiday. But screenwriter Dalton Trumbo’s (A&S’29) relationship with the film was seemingly nonexistent as he was excluded from its credits until this year.

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Head-banging at old CU

There’s been a lot of talk about traumatic head injuries in football this year. I figured if anyone associated with Buffalo football would have an interesting take on the issue, it would be CU’s two-time All-American guard/linebacker and Rhodes Scholar Joe Romig (Phys’63, PhDAstro’75).

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Buffs No. 1 in Peace Corps (again!)

What do 112 CU-Boulder alums have in common? They are all Peace Corps volunteers who helped CU-Boulder become first in the nation for the second consecutive year in Peace Corps participation.

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Profile: Elly Goetz

Elly Goetz (Soc’03) learned the importance of investing in herself and others while growing up. Her parents often took in children whose families needed help and taught her to invest her own resources to help others get what they needed.

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Profile: Son Nam Nguyen

One of Son Nam Nguyen’s (Fin’90) childhood memories is collecting cans off the inner-city streets of Denver to sell for cash when he was 10.

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