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.

Stefanie Cochrane, Donna Farrell and Chris Dinkel. Photo by Michael Pollard.

Scholarship winners, donors celebrate together

Oct. 6, 2014

The Arts and Sciences Scholarship Celebration at Folsom Field brought together scholars and donors.

Al Bartlett

Iconic professor to live on in Sustainability Complex

March 1, 2014

Inspired by melting glaciers and CU scientists’ efforts to educate the public about mechanisms that drive environmental change, emeritus Department of Communication faculty member Brian Daniell and his wife, Vicki Bynum, have stepped forward to make a major pledge toward CU-Boulder’s Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC).

Gerardo Lopez Perez is a first-generation college student and recipient of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Exceptional Research Opportunities Program award.

First-generation student inspires prof, has become 'icebreaker' for peers

March 1, 2014

He was the kind of student over whom universities normally compete. But two significant obstacles stood between him and a course of study at CU-Boulder. One was money, as his family was of modest means. The other was citizenship.