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Ira Wolff Photographic History Collection expands Libraries' photographic holdings

With 14,000 original photographs and publications largely from the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, the recently acquired Ira Wolff Photographic History Collection offers a major scholarly resource for the study of the history of photography.

Winter commencement ceremony to be held Dec. 21

CU-Boulder will hold its winter commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 21, at 9:30 a.m. in the Coors Events Center on campus. The ceremony will honor candidates for 2,074 degrees, including 1,560 bachelor’s degrees, 384 master’s degrees, six law degrees and 124 doctoral degrees.

Congress works better than many think, new research shows

Self-manufactured crises -- like the looming "fiscal cliff" -- may help Congress get work done, according to a new book co-authored by Professor Scott Adler.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas to speak at CU Dec. 11

Jose Antonio Vargas- a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, founder of Define American, and an undocumented immigrant- will speak in the University Memorial Center Glenn Miller Ballroom on Tuesday, Dec. 11.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are free for students and community members.  

Nutrition course serves up fun, food facts

Low carbs, no carbs, good fats, bad fats – with so many conflicting messages in the media, it’s easy to get confused about what makes a healthy, balanced meal.

Buffoons celebrate 50 years of singing

Current and former members of CU-Boulder’s oldest collegiate a cappella singing group reunited during Homecoming weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Buffoons.

Inspired by the prestigious Yale Whiffenpoofs, the Buffoons was launched in 1962. In the years since, 12-16 CU male undergraduates in the Buffoons have performed a varied repertoire, including many genres from R&B to soul and from rock to pop with instances of vocal percussion or “beatboxing.”

Adventure film maker and CU Alum Michael Brown to speak at free student luncheon Nov. 2

Michael Brown, one of the world’s most accomplished adventure filmmakers and a CU-Boulder alumnus, will share his story during his talk “Beyond the Summit” at the Back to Boulder Luncheon. The luncheon, to be held Friday, Nov. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom, is free for all CU-Boulder students.

Join the challenge! Take the Pac-12 Fitness Challenge

Help CU secure the title of the Pac-12's most active school by participating in the Pac-12 Fitness Challenge from Oct. 22-28. The challenge is a conference-wide initiative promoting regular physical activity. This event is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and family.

Alum builds tiny house on big philosophical ground

HARTSEL, Colo.—Christopher Smith knew he wanted to sink down some roots, preferably on a mountainside. He just didn’t know that the process would require so much time, sweat and money.

“I pretty much had no construction experience,” Smith said. “I didn’t own any tools, so there was a pretty big learning curve.”

Equestrian Team prepares for new season of competition

Imagine competing in a club sport where you meet your only teammate for the first time right before the competition begins. You’re not allowed to practice together beforehand and the equipment you use is new to you.

This may sound like an unreasonable challenge, but it’s designed to create a fair competition. Just ask juniors Kelly Meyer and Lauren DeGeorge, members of CU-Boulder's Equestrian Team, who compete in intercollegiate English and Western riding competitions, where they are judged on skill and ability.

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