Coloradan Magazine

University of Colorado Boulder

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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The Sentinel

There’s more to Disneyland than meets the eye. Mike Morrison sees it all. Sometimes in a wetsuit.

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The bee counters

Colorado has one of the nation’s most diverse bee fauna. An army of volunteers is helping CU scientists track hundreds of Front Range species.

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Profile: Christopher Meloni

With his steely blue eyes, sculpted Italian features and brawny physique, let’s just say actor Christopher Meloni (Hist’83) doesn’t have much to worry about in the looks department.

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’90s Replay

For 50 years, CU-Boulder business analysts have produced a widely anticipated Colorado economic forecast. Lately, what they see looks a lot like the flourishing 1990s.

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The Humor Code

Skiers swarm the slopes of Colorado, art lovers crowd the Louvre in Paris, Elvis Presley fans pay homage at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. Where do comedians flock and cluster?

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Bargaining Power

This spring, Karin Rutstein (IntlBus’87) came home with a $180 wood veneer end table, a purchase she did not consider running by her husband before she bought it.

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Hand of the Builder

In a recent book, CU glacier scientist Tad Pfeffer enshrines the old-fashioned simplicity of historic New England summer homes.

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Art Beyond Reason

Amy Metier (MFA’79) paints by intuition and she paints abstract — which can mean starting with a picture that’s precise, specific, realistic: A French garden seen in a black-and-white photograph, say, with plants, trees, a meadow, a pond, a rotunda.

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