Coloradan Magazine

University of Colorado Boulder

Nature the stress-reliever

School playgrounds that incorporate elements of the natural world can help reduce children’s stress and intensify their ability to focus, according to a CU-Boulder-led study.

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Heard around campus

“If it’s really that dangerous, and if even just a fraction of people stop using their phones, we would expect to find some decrease in accidents. But we didn’t find any statistical evidence of a reduction.

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Earth-moving Science

Between January 1 and May 2 of this year, Oklahoma experienced 145 earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.0 or greater. Not long ago the state averaged two a year.

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A Change in the Amazon Basin

The ecosystems in the Amazon Basin may release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than they absorb, according to a study co-led by CU-Boulder researchers. The reason? A changing climate.

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Hindsight Is 2020

U.S. passport control agents may need to order more rubber stamp pads to accommodate the influx of CU-Boulder students studying abroad by 2020.

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Voices of Holocaust Haunt Norlin Library

A businessman from Mexico City who later lived in San Antonio, Texas, Harry W. Mazal became an internationally recognized Holocaust collector and researcher. Before passing away in 2011, he spent his life committed to defending the voices and memories of Holocaust victims. He amassed more than 20,000 books and 500,000 documents, pamphlets, photographs and transcripts.

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IPads in 1968?

Who is CU-Boulder’s most influential alum? Unless you follow the computer industry, chances are you’ve never heard of him.

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First Female Police Chief and Professor of Year Celebrated

From overseeing anti-gang operations to managing a security team for the Academy Awards, Melissa Zak, the new campus police chief, spent 20 years working for the Los Angeles Police Department. Hired to the CU post in December 2013, she is the first female police chief since the department was founded in 1949.

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