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CU alumna becomes Idaho’s first woman state historian

Dec. 4, 2019

She was inspired partly by CU Boulder’s Patty Limerick, who has served as Colorado state historian

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Learning about social justice from the inside out

May 6, 2019

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at CU Boulder brings undergraduates and incarcerated individuals together—often with life-changing results


Migrant detention-center issues not new, scholar says

Jan. 20, 2019

Jessica Ordaz argues that citizens should not be surprised by news of abuses, encourages student activism that lies ‘at the heart’ of ethnic studies.


Prof, others celebrate publication of Remembering Lucile

Jan. 17, 2019

Never officially recognized during her lifetime, the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Colorado was posthumously honored this spring. Now, a biography telling the long-overlooked story of Lucile Berkeley Buchanan has been published.


Finding a voice in social justice

May 14, 2018

Born in Mexico and raised in Colorado, Herrera first set foot on campus as a junior transfer student intent on degrees in French and Italian, but he unexpectedly discovered a new passion.


Next crime commission should focus on domestic-violence research, expert says

April 17, 2018

In the five decades since a landmark presidential commission on crime, cops and courts have begun taking domestic violence more seriously, but much work remains to be done, says Joanne Belknap, a University of Colorado Boulder professor of ethnic studies.


A century later, CU officially remembers Lucile

March 14, 2018

Tipped off by a newspaper story, Polly McLean spent more than a decade exhuming Buchanan’s story and, finally, correcting history. For decades, CU's official history stated that the first black woman to graduate from CU earned her degree in 1924. But that was wrong.


Scholars give historical context on African Americans in Germany

Feb. 28, 2018

The first African American woman to graduate from CU, in 1918, earned her degree in German. A trio of experts this month will discuss the historical trends that framed her choice.


‘Brain Drain Through Deportation’ is subject of expert panel discussion

Feb. 26, 2018

The consequences of the DACA program—and its uncertain future—is the subject of the next Social Sciences Today Forum at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Clint Carroll: Rooting research in tribal partnerships

Jan. 8, 2018

Native American and indigenous studies professor designs research relevant to tribal communities and the academy.