Coloradan Magazine

University of Colorado Boulder

The Vindicators

There are Americans serving long prison sentences for crimes they didn’t commit. Colorado Law is in the best position yet to set some free.

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The Instrument Shop

When James Bond needs a new gizmo to carry out acts of spymaster derring-do, he heads straight for Q. CU scientists have a gadget team of their own.

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A Poster for Every Park

In the summer of 1979 Robert Decker (Comm’84) studied under Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park. The life-changing experience united his emerging love of photography with his awe of America’s wild places.

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The Oculus

Near Carbondale, Steve Novy (EnvDes’88) and friends are about to unveil a clubhouse for cyclists like you’ve never seen.

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South of Florence

Michael and Jennifer Schmelzer, brother and sister winemakers, produce premium Old-World wines on a family estate in Tuscany.

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Chance Favors the Prepared

CU-Boulder football caught some lucky breaks on the way to a national title 25 years ago. It didn’t hurt that the 1990 Buffs were also great at the game.

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Buffalo Rancher

Hunted nearly to extinction by the time the University of Colorado was founded, the American buffalo owes its rebound mainly to private ranchers.

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The Brave One

Screenwriter and free-speech hero Dalton Trumbo (A&S ex’28) is the subject of an upcoming feature film with Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and a new biography.

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Voyage to Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is about to fly past Pluto. Chief mission scientist Alan Stern (PhDAstro’89) is ready for anything.

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Monument Man

Colorado’s Browns Canyon is now a national monument. For Bill Dvorak (MEdu’80) it was a long time coming.

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Long Ball

It’s been nearly 15 years since Tom Zeiler introduced CU-Boulder students to “America through Baseball.” They still clamor to get in.

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Dr. Gridiron

In the annals of CU football, Derek McCartney has a famous name. Now he’s making one for himself.

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Addis in Aurora

Together, Ethiopians and Eritreans make up one of the largest immigrant groups in Colorado — and an ambitious bunch at CU.

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Tea for the Turf

Assistant grounds manager Ryan Heiland developed a new way of seeding the campus with microbe-rich compost tea — to stunning effect. Now he’s helping scientists explore the roots of his success.

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See You at the Met

Ambition. Amor. Seduction. Betrayal. For CU’s opera singers, it’s all in a semester’s work. For some, it’ll be a life.

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The Hunt for Dark Data

1960s Satellite recordings recovered by a CU team may tell us something about climate change, hurricanes, rainforests and a lot of other things we care about now.

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