Coloradan Magazine

University of Colorado Boulder

Transformative Ties

Amelia Dickerson is a CU-Boulder student who was left blind by a car accident in high school. Recently she asked her chemistry instructor, Susan Hendrickson, to help her more fully participate in laboratory experiments, developing routines to enable her to engage at a higher level in the class. Her desire to learn — to push

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Campus soul shines

Recent months have shown the university at its best in ways big and small, on both a grand scale and on a personal level. We were excited to learn this fall that the National Solar Observatory chose the University of Colorado Boulder for its headquarters. CU-Boulder’s east campus will be the primary site for scientific

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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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Be a voice for CU

When Cheryl Campbell (Bus, ChemEngr’83, MBus’90) wrote to me asking how she could help the university during a prolonged funding crisis for public higher education, I responded she could help with her voice.

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Circles of influence

Recently we celebrated the 100th anniversary of teacher licensure at the University of Colorado at Boulder. While celebrating this milestone, I have been thinking about how all the teachers who have passed through our halls and made a difference in childrens’ lives symbolize the reach of the university.

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Two generations leave their mark at CU

One of the great things about serving the University of Colorado at Boulder for 35 years as a professor, dean, provost and now chancellor is I get to see two generations of graduates joining our alumni family.

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