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University of Colorado Boulder

Hunting with the Hadza

By Kale Olander After spending 13 nights camping in the bush of Tanzania, I was coated with a thick layer of dirt and rocking a serious farmer’s tan, all while covered in bug bites and countless cuts from the unrelenting East African flora. Even my identity had changed: I was no longer known as “Kale,”

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Less Is More

By Kelsey Stimson My heart is pounding. My thoughts are racing. The Jeep is swerving. The sights and smells are unrecognizable, unlike anything I have ever seen or experienced before. And that’s when I knew I had finally arrived in Africa. The first night was euphoric. The market was full of life. There were men on

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A Hike to Remember

By Edie Shipler I woke to the sound of one of my tour guides banging on the side of my tent and moving on the tent next to mine trying to wake everyone up. It was our last night of sleeping in tents in the bush in Tanzania after 14 days and it had definitely

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Blood Brothers

By Kevin Shepard I’ve wanted to travel to East Africa since I took a freshman anthropology class at CU taught by professor Laura DeLuca called Regional Cultures of Africa. In May 2013, I was given the opportunity to travel to Tanzania with Dr. DeLuca’s Global Seminar Program. In the seminar, Tanzania on Conservation/Globalization in Tanzania,

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Faculty Up in Arms About Concealed Carry

The campus has hosted an ongoing discussion on gun rights following a Colorado Supreme Court ruling last spring that held that CU regents cannot set gun policies contrary to the state’s 2003 concealed-carry law.

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Extracting Fields of Black Gold

Back in 2010 I wrote a piece about how Big Science — the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) computer center — was moving out of Boulder County and Big Oil — ConocoPhillips’ research and training campus — was moving in.

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Heart Health Gets Personal

For the first time in more than a decade, new therapeutic treatments targeting two types of genetic heart disease affecting an estimated 1 million Americans could hit the market.

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We Need You

Today, CU-Boulder is third from last among its Pac-12 peers in the percent of alumni who give to the university. Help put CU-Boulder on top among Pac-12 schools and throughout the country.

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No home to roam

Last October Ted Turner offered to give the city of Boulder a herd of 25 buffalo to put on city open space along the Boulder-Denver Turnpike.

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Serving up seconds

Celebrating its one-year anniversary this summer, the Second Kitchen, made up of 70 members, is a Boulder food co-op run by CU students.

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Three secret sins of Boulderites

Boulder residents have a reputation for being über health conscious, exercise-crazed and ultra-green. However, who wants to be perfect all the time? Here are three places where Boulderites can be downright sinful.

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Moving beyond morphine

Findings from a CU-Boulder-led research team could change the way chronic pain is treated with drugs such as morphine, which has been around since the 1850s. The United States is one of the world’s highest users of morphine.

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Composing a new college

You may not think that media, design and art history go together, but a faculty steering committee is proposing a new CU-Boulder interdisciplinary college.

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Swimming in the Buff

Next time you visit Boulder, you may want to bring your swimsuit and goggles. A large Ralphie-shaped outdoor pool is being built as part of the Rec Center’s $63.5 million renovation funded by a new student fee, approved by students in a landslide 2011 vote.

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Make your calories count

While nutrition facts printed on food labels are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, companies can present smaller serving sizes on nutrition labels, so a food’s negative nutrients — calories and fat — show up as a lower number per serving, says business professor Donald Lichtenstein.

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4/20 event nipped in the bud

Campus officials took the extraordinary measure of closing campus to unauthorized visitors and showered fishy-smelling fertilizer on the Norlin Quad before closing it off with police tape.

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Faster than a speeding bullet

A supersonic unmanned aircraft designed by about 50 CU-Boulder students under the wings of CU-Boulder assistant professor and aerospace engineer Ryan Starkey. The aircraft is poised to break the world record for speed in its weight class since it will be capable of traveling at a speed of Mach 1.4.

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Mining the moon

I’ve been thinking a lot about Richard Gertsch (A&S’69) lately because I’ve been thinking about the 50th anniversary of Scott Carpenter’s (Aero’49, HonDocSci’00) orbital flight on May 24, 1962, and the melancholy state of the space program. The iconic image of today’s program is that of a 747 hauling the space shuttle Discovery to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

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The bear who fell to Earth

A 280-pound bear climbed a tree next to Williams Village at the end of April before being tranquilized and relocated 50 miles west of Boulder. This photo, taken by CU student Andy Duann, immediately went viral, appearing in numerous newspapers and leading to the creation of the bear’s own Facebook page.

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Sink pizza fuels presidential speech

For the first time in 58 years, a sitting U.S. president gave a speech on campus this spring. President Barack Obama visited CU April 24 to discuss the need for more affordable higher education.

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