Coloradan Magazine

University of Colorado Boulder

Norma Bassett Hall: Catalogue Raisonné of the Block Prints and Serigraphs

Enamored by the work of artist Norma Bassett Hall (1888-1957), author Joby Patterson set out to research the printmaker. This book is the first comprehensive publication of Hall’s works and reproduces more than 110 of her illustrations. Patterson charts the travels and development of the artist with chapters dedicated to the various locations where she lived and worked.

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Action Science: Relevant Teaching and Active Learning

Author William Robertson draws from his more than 35 years as a skateboarder in his book Action Science: Relevant Teaching and Active Learning, which aims to motivate middle school students to learn physical science concepts in areas such as forces, motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion by using activities that they enjoy doing such as riding bikes and skateboards as examples.

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Between Urban and Wild: Reflections from Colorado

In “Between Urban and Wild,” Colorado-native Andrea M. Jones tells the detailed story of life in two distinct places in her beloved home state, Fourmile Canyon in the Foothills and Cap Rock Ridge. She advances the craft of nature writing, at the same time pointing out the effects of sprawl on landscape.

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A Life in the Air

Did you know that ballooning is an actual sport? Well, it is. And there is probably no one who knows more about it than Bruce Comstock. He takes you on his adventures in thin air.

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In Cheeseman Park

In Cheesman Park by Steve Hallock (Jour’72) details life in the late 1960s and early ‘70s in near east Denver, focusing on the free-love, drug and social culture in the Cheesman Park neighborhood of the Capitol Hill district. The book culminates with an early-morning, brutal rape by one of Hallock’s close friends.

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CU Students Share Memories from Traveling to Tanzania

CU-Boulder’s Global Seminars — short-term programs abroad led by CU-Boulder faculty members during the summer or winter break — give students the opportunity to travel in a small group while immersing themselves in a foreign culture. In May 2013 11 students traveled to Tanzania, Africa, for two weeks with anthropology professor Laura DeLuca. Below, they share

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The Accidental Bachelor

Finn McCallister has serious doubts about his career. The receptionist in his coastal California real estate office wears her wet suit to work, and his eccentric boss lectures in Pidgin. As the last of his friends to find a customer for his surname, hungover from one singles-bar karaoke of “Heat of the Moment” too many, Finn senses his personal life, too, is circling the drain.

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Right as Rain

When Molly Carter finally gets hired at a small school on the plains of Colorado, she couldn’t be more thrilled to declare her independence. Now that she’s hours away from friends, family, and the amenities of the big city, she embarks on an emotional roller coaster as she realizes that not everyone in the close-knit town is ready to welcome her with open arms.

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