Coloradan Magazine

University of Colorado Boulder

Remembering Tulagi

Bill Wardwell (Econ’68) snapped this picture of Tulagi on The Hill at the end of his freshman year in June 1965. “Anyone who ever experienced a FAC [Friday Afternoon Club] with The Astronauts, King Louie and the Laymen or The Moonrakers playing incredible rock ‘n’ roll here will never forget it!” he says.

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Ripples in Time

CU-Boulder environmental studies doctoral candidate Ethan Welty captured this formation of sand ripples amid sparse grassy vegetation in the Erg Zehar dune field, a two-day trek via camel from the road’s end at M’Hamin, Morocco.

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Where in the World?

One of nearly 7,000 photographs from the CU-Boulder Libraries Ira Wolff Photographic History Collection, this photo’s location is unknown. Do you recognize it?

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Frozen Assets

James Balog (MGeog’77) photographs Adam Lewinter (MechEngr’06) as he surveys the 150-foot-deep Birthday Canyon carved by meltwater in the Greenland Ice Sheet in June 2009.

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Whiteout

Ethan Welty, a doctoral student in environmental studies at CU-Boulder, took this shot of Kevin Steffa walking across the Sulphide Glacier below the summit of Mount Shuksan on Sept. 2 in Washington’s North Cascades.

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Wandering the wave

Jeff Diener (EPOBio’92) photographed this hiker exploring “The Wave,” a stunning rock formation on the border of Utah and Arizona.

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Herding cattle

David Litschel (Art’74) photographed this traditionally dressed Maasai youth watching a herd of cattle in Sinya Private Wildlife Conservancy outside of Arusha in northern Tanzania.

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Reflections

Greg Summers (Econ’70) captured this scene at Sawhill Ponds, five miles east of Boulder, as the sun rose on May 17, 2001.

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Dusting on the Duomo

Alan DeGrand (EnvDes’10) captured this rare view of a snow-covered Florence, Italy, while studying abroad there in 2009. He took the photograph after hiking to the Piazzale Michelangelo for its view of the historic center.

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Fearlessly floating through fields of powder

Lucas Gilman (Jour’00) captures Sean Tonozzi as he floats through fields of fresh powder after a bountiful winter storm in the Jackson Hole, Wyo., backcountry. Cold Wyoming temperatures keep the snow fluffy — ideal for powder-hungry skiers.

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Demolition drive-in

Xiaomei Chen (MAnth’06) captures a slice of Americana as Bill Smith, left, and Ryan Hysell watch the Albany Independent Fair’s derby on Friday, Sept. 7, 2007. She says a demolition derby usually consists of five or more drivers competing by deliberately ramming their vehicles into one another. The last driver whose vehicle is still operational wins. Both observers said it was the best derby in Athens County, Ohio.

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Inner Peace

Thirty years after he went on a photographic journey to the Cambodia of “The Killing Fields,” Jay Mather (Geog’69) returned to the country in 2009 to see what had changed.

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A walk on water

While crossing the Salar de Uyuni in southwest Bolivia, Judd Rogers (IntlAf’02, MBA ’09) stopped to take a picture of a tourist amid a surreal landscape that many compare to a Salvador Dalí painting. During the wet season in February, a thin sheet of water glazes over part of the largest salt flat in the world, which covers more than 4,000 square miles and sits at 12,000 feet. It is still drivable as long as you don’t mind the corrosive consequences to your car.

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Don’t try this at home

Subzero temperatures didn’t keep photographer Lucas Gilman (Jour’00) and professional skier Trevor Hiatt inside on Jan. 16, 2008. Hiatt got some top-notch flight time in the Grand Targhee, Wyo., backcountry. Large amounts of snow and severe avalanche conditions made backcountry travel hazardous, but the big cliffs and light snow were just too alluring to pass up, Gilman says.

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Reading the morning news wire

Boulder Camera photographer Cliff Grassmick (Jour’82) captured this scene in a park in Xian, China, one morning in 1997. People were in the park doing tai chi, dancing with fans and reading the newspaper. Grassmick was exploring China while serving as photo instructor with the Semester-at-Sea Program.

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