In the annals of CU football, Derek McCartney has a famous name. Now he’s making one for himself.
CU-Boulder historian Elizabeth Fenn receives 2015 Pulitzer Prize for book on Plains Indians tribe.
Ask professional big mountain skier Chris Davenport (Hist’93) what he’s been doing for work lately, and he’ll rattle off a list of epic adventures that leaves even the most ambitious powder-hounds salivating. In 2011 alone, he skied 150 days on six continents, guided a client up Mount Everest, completed a rare ski descent of its fabled Lhotse Face (elevation 24,000 feet) and led adventure travelers on an eight-day excursion to the untouched powder stashes of the Antarctic Peninsula.
From designing dresses for actresses Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer to outfitting Jenna and Barbara Bush, Lela Rose (Art’92) finds herself succeeding in a fashion industry that is often fickle and fiercely competitive.
Anyone who has been around little kids much can tell you this — if children miss just one nap, it can make them grouchy.
If the cliché that doctors no longer make house calls is true, somebody neglected to tell Ken Jackson (DistSt’73).
One of Phil Lobel’s (A&S ex’79) favorite stories, stretching back to his early days as a Hollywood publicist, took place in a sushi restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in 1987.
Cancer is the country’s No. 2 killer, following heart disease. Professor Tin Tin Su is working to develop powerful new tools in the fight against the deadly disease.
Wind power? Big deal.Really, really big deal, in fact.
Consider that scientists are now pondering construction of leviathan, 20-megawatt wind turbines some 190 meters high — basically two football fields — with swooping 125-meter rotor blades.
As he plodded across Mount Everest’s knife-edge Summit Ridge on May 20, 2011, Neal Beidleman (MechEngr’81) realized something was not right.
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.
The idea came to Howard Schultz (Comm’75) at the end of a long weekend as he crawled into bed in his Los Angeles home and glanced at his TV.
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.
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.
Anakary Valenzuela is one of the thousands of Latino youth who serves as an information leader in her family, promoting civic engagement. Associate professor of journalism Mike McDevitt and Mary Butler (MComm’11) co-authored a study on Latino youth and their civic influence within their families.
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.
Steve Ells (Art’88) vividly recalls the day in 2000 when his eyes were opened about factory farming.
When he received the offer in December to become the University of Colorado Boulder’s 24th head football coach, Jon Embree (Comm’88) was prepared. Oh, was he ever prepared.
Jennie Dorris (MMus’05) takes classical music to the coffee shop.
Fifteen percent of pregnant women experience depression. A CU professor seeks solutions.
Sportsman Tred Barta (A&S ex’74), pictured above, has overcome a paralyzing stroke to make his hunting and fishing show more popular than ever.
Professor Frank Barnes weighs in on cell phones’ possibly damaging effects.
How did Dave Zanetell (MCivEngr’93) guide the construction of the Western hemisphere’s longest concrete arch bridge?
Buy your ticket now for the most offensive, irreverent and popular Broadway show in town. The Book of Mormon, which opened in March, is a stunning box office hit created by Matt Stone (Art, Math’93) and Trey Parker (A&S ex’93).
Your best-kept secrets are at the fingertips of nearly anyone who wants to find them, says law professor Paul Ohm, a national expert on internet law.
In 1993 Urrea’s nonfiction debut, Across the Wire (Anchor), was a New York Times notable book of the year. His autobiographical Nobody’s Son: Notes from an American Life (University of Arizona Press) won an American Book Award in 1999, and his chronicle of an illegal border crossing turned deadly, The Devil’s Highway (Back Bay Books), was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005. Urrea also received rave reviews for The Hummingbird’s Daughter (Back Bay Books), a novel about the life of his charismatic great aunt.
Meridith Baer (Jour’70), a former model, actress and Hollywood screenwriter who fashioned her ultimate plot twist at age 50 by reinventing herself as a niche entrepreneur. In little more than a decade, Baer has become Los Angeles’ star of staging — the gentle art of temporarily furnishing and decorating a home so it sells faster and for more money.
As a researcher of bioastronautics — the study of supporting life in space — 25-year-old Fanchiang is right where she wants to be. The Dream Chaser is designed to be a shuttle service to the International Space Station and to launch tourists into Earth’s orbit.
It started with a loud knock on Frank Tyler’s door in the dead of night in January 1874, as the story goes.
CU-Boulder molecular, cellular and developmental biology professor Bradley Olwin’s research on stem cell transplants and muscle repair may offer new hope for boosting quality of life.