From Congress to higher education

April 13, 2021

Event will bring together two former congressmen, including CU system president, to talk about friendship across the aisle.

U.S.-Mexico Border  Jacumba Hot Springs, California

Award prompts students to rethink the last year and the West

March 9, 2021

The Thompson awards from the Center of the American West urge students to write about the West and show them the year that was for a $500 prize.


2020 through students’ eyes (and lenses)

Jan. 22, 2021

New competition encourages students to create videos reflecting on the multifaceted year that was.

Patty Limerick

From the post office to turnaround artists

Sept. 14, 2020

A new lecture series from the Center of the American West delves into current issues

Water and energy

Symposium brings energy and water together

Aug. 7, 2020

Upcoming virtual events to explore the scientific and cultural facets of two important issues for Coloradans: energy and water.

Rocky Mountain snow

Celebrating the 2020 Thompson Writing Award winners

April 30, 2020

The Center of the American West awards the 21st annual Thompson Awards for Western American Writing

Experts at CU to mull next 50 years of local open space

Experts at CU to mull next 50 years of local open space

April 21, 2016

Boulder’s public open-space system was launched 50 years ago, and an event at CU-Boulder will bring together experts who will discuss the lay of the land in the next half-century.