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Falling Bear, Part II

In early July, a two-year-old black bear climbed a tree near the engineering complex, just east of Cockerell Hall, drawing delighted spectators, trained animal handlers and campus photographer Glenn Asakawa (Jour’86).

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Heard Around Campus

“With the recent history of the Midwestern United States as our guide, it can be presumed that it will infest and kill nearly every untreated ash tree in this city.”

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The G.I. Buffs

The year was 1944. On June 22, President Roosevelt signed the G.I. Bill of Rights. Three months later 55 G.I.s enrolled at CU-Boulder.

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Kids, Cartoons and Junk Food

Children tend to reach for low-nutrition, high-calorie food — and more of it — after seeing cartoon characters that seem overweight, CU-Boulder researchers have found.

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A Poster for Every Park

In the summer of 1979 Robert Decker (Comm’84) studied under Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park. The life-changing experience united his emerging love of photography with his awe of America’s wild places.

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2016-17 Trips

For more information about the Roaming Buffs travel program email tricia.essenpreis@colorado.edu, call 303-492-2879 or 800-492-7743 or visit alumni.colorado.edu/travel.

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Look: Mark of the Buffs

The University of Colorado Boulder adopted the buffalo as a mascot in 1934, after a national, student-led contest generated more than 1,000 responses. Boulder resident Andrew Dickson ultimately was credited for the first of six submissions proposing the buffalo. He won a $5 prize.

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Shakespeare to Remember

The colorado shakespeare festival, which is playing out its 58th season this summer, is at its finest when the weather cooperates — which doesn’t always mean what you might think it does.

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New College Gets Debut Dean

The university appointed Lori Bergen as founding dean of the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI), which formally opens in the fall semester.

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Colorado Bookstore on The Hill to Close

A bookstore has stood at the northwest corner of Broadway and College Avenue — 1111 Broadway — for 50 years. It won’t much longer: The Colorado Bookstore building was available for lease over the winter, and an owner of the property told the Boulder Daily Camera he expects the store to close this spring.

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