Old Main

On lonely Boulder ‘prairie,’ Mary Rippon saw glory

March 3, 2022

Women’s history snapshot: CU’s first woman faculty member, now a university icon, hesitated to come West.

Naples, Italy

Turning the page with Cosetta Seno

Aug. 12, 2020

Truth, metaphor and female perspective in Italian literature

Still from Like a Cat on a Highway

Nation’s largest Italian Film Festival returns to Boulder

April 3, 2019

Italian Film Festival USA Boulder to present six critically acclaimed Italian films in April


College names three new professors of distinction

Aug. 1, 2018

In recognition of their exceptional service, teaching and research, three members of the University of Colorado Boulder faculty have been named 2018 Professors of Distinction by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Mary Cassatt

Outstanding grad challenges one-dimensional images of women

Dec. 14, 2016

Maiji Castro, who graduates summa cum laude with a degree in art history and a minor in Italian, has been named the fall 2016 outstanding graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Italian alumna, lifelong learner experiences la dolce vita

Italian alumna, lifelong learner experiences la dolce vita

Dec. 5, 2016

Simple twists of fate propelled Joyce Earickson toward the study of Italian, then English, divinity and psychology. She has taught Italian, French, English, and world religions; comforted families of those who were critically injured and gravely ill; and worked with autistic and disabled children.

Valerio Ferme

Advocating for the humanities, Italian-style

Sept. 11, 2016

Valerio Ferme, professor of Italian and associate dean for the arts and humanities at CU Boulder, believes that a liberal arts education not only prepares students to adapt to a constantly shifting economic landscape, but also enriches their human experience.

Kim Swendson’s campus career was made much easier by the three scholarships she received. Photo by Kim Elzinga.

‘Quietly poor’ poet’s life anything but prosaic

Dec. 3, 2015

Poet Kim Swendson is a collector of sorts, a gatherer of experiences with people she interacts with during the day. Asking the gas station attendant about his children, chatting with the barista about her weekend plans… these daily interactions serve as inspiration for the stories and poetry Swendson writes.