What makes a fifty-year-old man quit a highly successful career in charity work to take on the low-paid, dangerous job of being a police officer?
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,”
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
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
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,
University of Colorado Boulder faculty and students are part of international science teams that made two of the top 10 breakthroughs in physics in 2012 as judged by Physics World magazine. A team involving CU-Boulder was cited for making the first direct observations of a phenomenon known as “time reversal violation” by measuring the rate
CU-Boulder was awarded an astonishing $359 million in research funding in 2011. It is the No. 1 NASA-funded public university.
While excavating a 1,000-year-old seaside house in Alaska’s Seward Peninsula, researchers led by CU-Boulder made a startling discovery.
Did you happen to spy the black-and-gold cords some graduating seniors wore during commencement in December?
There is one unofficial event attracting thousands of people the university and many of its students would love to extinguish — the annual 4/20 gathering.
It’s all about the numbers. Here’s some statistics you can use.
Know someone struggling to quit smoking? Tell her to blame genetics, say CU-Boulder researchers who led a study on twins and smoking.
You may want to think twice before you post your photo to an online dating site.
Audrey Hepburn’s role as a headstrong princess leads her to fall in love with actor Gregory Peck’s character in the 1953 movie Roman Holiday. But screenwriter Dalton Trumbo’s (A&S’29) relationship with the film was seemingly nonexistent as he was excluded from its credits until this year.
There’s been a lot of talk about traumatic head injuries in football this year. I figured if anyone associated with Buffalo football would have an interesting take on the issue, it would be CU’s two-time All-American guard/linebacker and Rhodes Scholar Joe Romig (Phys’63, PhDAstro’75).
What do 112 CU-Boulder alums have in common? They are all Peace Corps volunteers who helped CU-Boulder become first in the nation for the second consecutive year in Peace Corps participation.
On Oct. 11, university officials filled a time capsule with contemporary items and placed it in the Macky cornerstone to be reopened in 100 years.
Beginning in the spring, CU-Boulder students studying journalism as a major will be required to undertake an additional course of study under the new Journalism Plus program.
Don’t let Williams Village’s 1960s architecture fool you into thinking the complex is stuck in yesteryear.
Self-injury occurs mostly among those in their teens and 20s, can occur in the 30s and grows more rare after age 40.
Have a problem? Start an innovative tech-based business to fix it, say some CU-Boulder entrepreneurial students and young alumni.
Other than drinking coffee in the UMC and beer at The Sink, is there any more widely-shared experience among CU-Boulder alumni than driving up the turnpike from Denver and seeing Boulder and the university from the top of Davidson Mesa?
In 1960 donations made up 1 percent of CU-Boulder’s budget and state support accounted for 30 percent.
Do you ever wonder why you have a difficult time paying attention? Or why some people are more sensitive to pain?
As one of the world’s leading institutions in solar research, CU-Boulder was selected this fall to serve as the headquarters of the National Solar Observatory.
For decades The Hill has been the place for students to buy coffee, record albums or a burger. The Sink, formerly Sunken Gardens and Herbie’s Deli, has managed to outlive every business on the strip. While Tulagi’s doors shuttered, the Tulagi sign remains.
Maybe the clothes are the problem – Gentleman’s Quarterly says ‘take it all off’.
Boulder stays fit by staying on the move.
When Rod Falk’s middle school students create their own arcade classics like Frogger, Pac-Man and Space Invaders in his computer lab, they develop critical thinking skills.
Amid a limping economy, CU alumni and friends rallied to support the university, giving a record-breaking $213.2 million during the 12 months ending June 30, 2011.