Seema Sohi

CU Boulder scholar wins support for research on political polarization

May 7, 2024

Carnegie Corporation of New York commits $18 million over three years to help 28 scholars find solutions to a national problem.

Hank Aaron hitting 715th home run

Remembering 715, a number that transcended baseball

April 8, 2024

Fifty years after Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record, CU Boulder scholar reflects on the legacy of an athlete who began his career in a segregated league.

Reiland Rabaka speaking at a podium

CU Boulder professor recognized for work to build ‘the beloved community’

March 18, 2024

Boulder Chamber honors Reiland Rabaka with Impact Award at 2024 Celebration of Leadership.

Shawn O'Neal with Motown album covers

And the Motown beat goes on

Feb. 12, 2024

Upon the 65th anniversary of the record label, CU Boulder prof says that from Taylor Swift to K-pop, ‘It’s all Motown; they are not creating anything new.’

CAAAS Day attendees

Luminaries celebrate a more diverse, welcoming campus

Feb. 2, 2024

Co-star of The Color Purple joins Colorado governor, CU president and chancellor, along with a cadre of artists, to celebrate the Center for African and African American Studies and Black History Month.

Reiland Rabaka

Hearing music, finding connection in many rhythms of life

Jan. 31, 2024

Reiland Rabaka, a CU Boulder professor of ethnic studies, joins The Ampersand to discuss art, activism, the importance of building community and how his first-grade teacher introduced him to W.E.B. Du Bois and changed his life.

Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and Donna Summer

Soul sisters, funksters and Afro-disco divas: the heroes of an unsung movement

Nov. 15, 2023

In his new book lecture Tuesday, CU Boulder researcher Reiland Rabaka focuses on the relationship between the Black Women’s Liberation Movement and its music, heralding pioneers like Aretha Franklin.

New York Renaissance basketball team

Why are there no Black basketball team owners?

Nov. 2, 2023

A century ago, a Black-owned team ruled basketball—today, no Black majority owners remain.

Be Well.

Reexamining lessons learned from COVID-19

March 16, 2023

CU Boulder professor is concerned that the focus on individual responsibility for health and wellness—especially during health crises like the COVID pandemic—overlooks underlying causes as to why minorities generally had worse outcomes than the overall population in the U.S. Ideas to be discussed in next Let’s CU Well seminar.

actors on a stage

The ‘arts and humanities give meaning to our lives’

Feb. 7, 2023

Jennifer Ho, director of CU Boulder’s Center for Humanities & the Arts, discusses the state of arts and humanities in higher education as the center prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and she champions the inherent value of the arts and humanities