Patricia Sheffels

‘Little decisions influenced my life’

April 21, 2022

CU Boulder grad Patricia Sheffels establishes keynote-speaker program to address environmental issues.

Rose Ann Bershenyi and scholarship recipients

‘She is gold’

March 18, 2022

CU Boulder graduate Rose Ann Bershenyi’s ‘gifts are transformative.’

A student studying an antique coin and an exhibit at the CU museum.

Students seeking museum work experience get a helping hand

July 7, 2021

Dexter and Gina Williams, friends of the university and fans of art, establish fund to pay students to work in the CU Art Museum.

Deborah Jin

Honoring a visionary, lost too soon

March 25, 2019

New endowed fund will support physics fellowships in honor of the late Deborah Jin.

Albert W. Smith (second from right) with a meteorology class in 1942 at Clark University. Photo courtesy of Albert W. Smith family.

Geography prof left lifelong impression on students

Sept. 14, 2015

It was just one personal letter, but it reaffirmed, recognized and acclaimed the lifelong work of a professor. “No one outside of my immediate family positively influenced my life more than Professor Smith,” a former student wrote to the professor’s family. “He counseled me at critical times and even rescued me once when I had lost my life’s direction.”

Robert E. “Bob” Sievers in a moment of reflection. Photo by Glenn Asakawa.

Major gift to SEEC caps decades of service, giving

Sept. 9, 2015

Following four decades of service in a host of roles and several gifts to CU, Bob and Nancy Sievers have made a major capstone contribution to advance the development of the new laboratory and office complex at Colorado Avenue and Foothills Parkway in Boulder, dedicated to sustainability, energy and environmental research.


Couple’s $1 million bequest supports neuroscience, conservative scholarship

Aug. 30, 2015

As a liberal undergraduate, Todd D. McIntyre planned to study psychology and then attend law school. He didn’t anticipate becoming so fascinated with science, the brain in particular, that he’d completely change his academic trajectory and then launch a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry, where developing treatments for brain pathologies has been his primary focus. As a liberal undergraduate, McIntyre planned to study psychology and then attend law school. He also didn’t anticipate becoming more conservative.

Ken and Ruth Wright are pioneers in the research of water engineering at Machu Picchu. Photo courtesy of Ruth and Ken Wright.

‘Water stains: That usually means something, right?’

March 16, 2015

Most people who see something curious during world travels might briefly muse about it, perhaps weave it into a cocktail-party anecdote, but otherwise let it go. But most people are not like Ruth Wright or her husband, Ken. In 1974, she wondered about water stains on rocks at Machu Picchu. This led to four decades of study of the Inca engineering and culture.

Chalkboard with economic graphs

Economics alum leaves $3.7 million to endow chair

Dec. 17, 2014

Gift also funds student sabbatical program, because Eugene Eaton believed ‘studying economics in an international setting would add a lot to the student’s appreciation for the discipline’

Laptop screen of Greek course

The language of Homer soars into cyberspace

Oct. 6, 2014

For the past two summers, the University of Colorado Boulder has offered a concentrated online course that immerses students in ancient Greek, allowing them to take two semesters of Greek—and study an entire Greek textbook—in 10 weeks.