Alum follows blind kayaker down the Grand Canyon

April 18, 2018

“The Weight of Water” follows the blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer as he kayaks the Grand Canyon. And, for Michael Brown, the sound is a vital element of that experience.Read more »
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The examined life is well worth living, philosophy alums say

Feb. 7, 2018

An educator, a lawyer, a medical student and entrepreneur ruminate on how philosophy prepared them for their careers.Read more »

The art of the socket

Jan. 23, 2018

When an 11-year-old llama named Bella broke her right hind leg in a gopher hole in 2010, her owners, Chuck Robuck and Trish Brandt-Robuck of Newcastle, Calif., chose to amputate rather than euthanize her.Read more »

Alum leads effort to bring smart guns to market

Jan. 9, 2018

Margot Hirsch (Class’82) believes there’s a way to minimize the violence without wading deep into the fraught debate about legislative gun control.Read more »

Ramen King

Jan. 8, 2018

Ramen wasn’t Ivan Orkin’s calling. At first. Then he started selling ramen with an American influence in Tokyo.Read more »

Standing up to madness, for decades

Nov. 30, 2017

For more than three decades, a mentally ill man has single-mindedly harassed, threatened and terrorized Kaia Anderson and her family. Her case helped strengthen Colorado's stalking law. Now she's telling her full story.Read more »

Author refuses to ‘dumb down’ the story

Nov. 30, 2017

David Zindell (Math ‘84) has joined an increasing number of successful authors in stepping away from traditional publishing — no more contracts, no more agents, no more writing to the dictates of someone else’s bottom line. Today, he's writing for the "pure joy of writing — the best motive of all for writing.”Read more »

Kuwaiti citizen, English grad wins top alumni prize

Oct. 20, 2017

Yusur Al-Madani will return to Boulder on Oct. 26 to receive CU Boulder’s George Norlin Award, which “recognizes outstanding alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their chosen field of endeavor and a devotion to the betterment of society and their community.”Read more »

Filmmaker alums tackle nuclear weapons buildup

Oct. 19, 2017

The nuclear weapons buildup and the protests against it were for many simply the news of the day, but for two filmmakers from the University of Colorado Boulder it may turn out to be a provocative theme for a historical documentary and multimedia oral-history archive.Read more »

Re-imagining Wharton in modern-day Houston

Sept. 4, 2017

English alumna Yvonne Georgina Puig talks about her debut novel, A Wife of Noble Character.Read more »