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.
There are only 20 female master wine experts in North America. Carlin Karr (Comm’08) wants to be one of them.
When animation director and co-producer of South Park Eric Stough (Film’95) started work on the quirky adult sitcom show 16 years ago, he cut out the famous cartoon characters from construction paper.
On a night hike in Australia where the tide comes in more than 14 miles, Jennifer Lewin (EnvDes’97) noticed the water left a creation of flat tidal pools. Fascinated by how the light from the moon shone into the many circles of water, she jumped from puddle to puddle.
How severe is your pain? A CU-Boulder professor’s breakthrough provides a scientific means to measure pain.
He does not own the patent or copyright, nor does he take credit for naming a statistic that has become a staple in football for the better part of 30 years. But scoring efficiency from the “red zone’’ — the portion of the field between the 20-yard lines and the goal line — is the brainchild of CU sports information director Dave Plati (Jour’82).
With black and gold dogs, wife Liz Bacon Chreist (ComDisor’98) — whom he met on a Vail chairlift while skiing in 2001 — and years of experience with alumni, parents and students around the world, it’s hard to imagine a better fit.
I remember, almost too vividly, the day my mother and I vacuumed up my 12-year-old brother from the tired shag carpet.
Ask Joaquin Espinosa what he sees as the key to curing cancer, and he answers with a blend of ancient Chinese philosophy and cutting-edge genetics.
Lean and tan, with a youthful determination in his stride, Dan King (ChemEngr’82, MBA’88) splashed through rivers and leapt over hurdles, blazing past much younger competitors on the last six miles of the nationally televised CEO Endurance World Championship in Tennessee last fall. Sprinting across the finish, as he clinched the title of “World’s Fittest CEO,” he didn’t look all that different than he did during his glory days on the CU cross-country team.
John Branch (Mktg’89, MJour’96) wins the Pulitzer Prize for his captivating and tragic story about an avalanche that swept over a group of expert skiers in Washington’s backcountry.
Bike riding and thirst are inseparable partners, a fact that has put Judy Amabile (Comm’80, MBA’85) where she is today — sitting atop a successful company and enjoying the spoils of the free enterprise system.
Yes, researchers have known for a while about a link between sleep and weight. People who sleep less than six hours are at greater risk for obesity, which can lead to diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.
Virginia Patterson’s love for Boulder began as a CU journalism student.
Looking for a job or a change in your career? Lea Alvarado is here to help. With more than 15 years of career development experience, she helps CU alums in one-on-one career sessions.
The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) is the first mission devoted to studying the ionosphere or upper atmosphere of Mars in unprecedented detail. It will explore and seek to understand how the loss of atmospheric gas has changed the climate of Mars.
When it comes to human-caused extinction, Shankman and Sauther agree humanity has a duty to respond, whether it’s intervening in genocide or being mindful of habitat destruction.
Tony Mendez (Art ex’59) helped mastermind the escape of six Americans from Iran in 1979. Today Ben Affleck plays him in Argo, the 2013 Golden Globe Award-winning movie.
Professor Ding Xue and his team’s discovery may lead to the development of medicine to treat the deadly hepatitis B virus that affects millions across the globe.
Since the founding of the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 2,300 CU-Boulder alumni have served abroad. What they brought back has shaped the arc of their lives.
David Bolen (Mktg’50, MBA’50) became CU’s first Olympic athlete in 1948 before embarking on a successful career as an ambassador.
Four decades ago, the university created an innovative progam to groom Colorado’s future leaders. Where are they now?
Can American agriculture make a shift to sustainable farming? Graham Meriwether (Engl’02) spent time with farmers across the country in search of the answer.
Are rising temperatures a national security risk in Africa? Geography professor John O’Loughlin and his team conduct an unprecedented study to determine if climate change plays a role in the continent’s conflicts.
David Wineland, CU’s fifth Nobel Laureate won the award for “groundbreaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems.”
As U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan winds down, veterans are filling classrooms across the nation, including at CU-Boulder. Adjusting to civilian life isn’t always easy.
Two CU professors reveal the factors contributing to presidential wins since 1980.
For many homeless people, owning a pet doesn’t just mean companionship. It can spur transformative behavioral changes that can save their lives.
Three decades ago, Mick Jagger stood in Folsom Field for the last time, dressed in a red tank top and football pants.