Cosmic cliffs of Carina Nebula

Is there life out there? Scientists and philosophers aim to find out

April 10, 2024

CU Boulder is one of five ‘spokes’ of the Leverhulme Centre for Life in the Universe, charged with exploring the nature and extent of life in the universe.

Ann Schmiesing giving Brothers Grimm presentation

Understanding the Brothers Grimm beyond princesses and magic

April 7, 2024

In her Arts and Sciences Honors Program Distinguished Lecture, CU Boulder Professor Ann Schmiesing offers a detailed look at the famous fairy tales and their collectors.

Students work on climate change comedy sketch

But seriously, folks, climate change is a laughing matter

April 5, 2024

‘Stand Up for Climate Comedy’ unites CU Boulder student performers and professional comedians in a show that encourages the audience to laugh together and then work together.

Humphrey Bogart in a scene from "The Big Sleep"

A guy, a gun and a dangerous blonde … and why we like them

March 28, 2024

Remembering writer Raymond Chandler at the 65th anniversary of his death, a CU Boulder English scholar reflects on the hard-boiled investigator and why this character still appeals.

Stephen Graham Jones and cover of The Angel of Indian Lake

Writing a final girl’s last stand

March 25, 2024

The Angel of Indian Lake, book three of CU Boulder Professor Stephen Graham Jones’ Indian Lake Trilogy, comes out Tuesday.

Nick Romeo and "The Alternative" book cover

CU Boulder alum is challenging sacred economic shibboleths

March 14, 2024

Nick Romeo’s ‘The Alternative’ uses real-world examples to push back on ‘unempirical dogmas’ of modern economics.

Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove

Anything but a bomb, 'Dr. Strangelove' turns 60

Feb. 27, 2024

CU Boulder’s chair of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts shares insights on Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece ‘doomsday sex comedy’ and why the film is more relevant than ever.

Chinese dragon sculpture

Lunar New Year begins auspicious, perhaps fertile, Year of the Dragon

Feb. 8, 2024

CU Boulder Asian languages faculty Yingjie Li and Yu Zhang reflect on what some consider the luckiest year in the Chinese zodiac.

Vladimir Lenin in Red Square

A bit less visibly, Lenin’s ghost still haunts Russia

Feb. 5, 2024

This year is the 100th anniversary of the death of the Soviet Union’s first communist leader, whose legacy in Russia and former Soviet republics is complicated.

The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show

They wanted to hold your hand (and fans’ ecstatic screams still echo)

Feb. 5, 2024

Sixty years after The Beatles’ first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ CU Boulder historian Martin Babicz reflects on their impact on U.S. culture and politics.