The Martyr and the Traitor

Aug. 16, 2017

Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution About the book : In September 1776, two men from Connecticut each embarked on a dangerous mission. One of the men, a soldier disguised as a schoolmaster, made his way to British-controlled Manhattan and began furtively making notes and sketches to bring...

Dan Sawyer

Local entrepreneur tackles athletic turf field safety, proving there’s more beneath the surface

July 14, 2017

Dan Sawyer (history '88) is taking an ecological and humanities-minded approach to guarding the well-being of professional, student and recreational athletes, alike.


Student-centered forum to discuss Trump’s first 100 days

April 26, 2017

The University of Colorado Boulder Department of History will host a forum on the first 100 days of the Trump administration on April 27 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Hale Sciences Room 270.


Distinguished prof to highlight Latino history in Boulder County

March 30, 2017

The history of Latinos in Boulder County, described as a largely invisible chronology, will be discussed by a University of Colorado Boulder distringuished professor and a retired Boulder Valley teacher in conjunction with the Conference on World Affairs.


History profs win support from National Endowment for the Humanities

Feb. 27, 2017

Two CU Boulder history professors received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, with projects in Elizabethan politics and the emancipation of Africans taken during the outlawed slave trade in the 1800s.

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.

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CU scholars named American Council of Learned Societies fellows

Nov. 30, 2016

Three University of Colorado Boulder professors have won prestigious fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies. The three are among 69 fellows chosen from 1,100 applicants.

The grave’s a fine—but restless—place

The grave’s a fine—but restless—place

Sept. 11, 2016

Scott G. Bruce has been hanging around ghouls and the graveyard, literally and figuratively, for a long, long time. The CU Boulder historian is indulging his fascination for restless spirits with a collection of translated ghost and zombie stories written between the time of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, and teaching History 4803, “Ghost Stories in the Western Tradition from the Romans to the Renaissance” this semester.

History of Coyote Valley zeroes in on RMNP ecology

History of Coyote Valley zeroes in on RMNP ecology

April 27, 2016

Andrews’ ‘accidental’ book paints history of little known corner of Colorado’s high country When Ben Bobowski, chief of resource stewardship at Rocky Mountain National Park, went looking for someone to write a detailed report of the Kawuneeche, or Coyote, Valley, in the less-visited western reaches of the park, Thomas G...

Bilingual pediatrician is medical ‘historian’ for patients

Bilingual pediatrician is medical ‘historian’ for patients

April 27, 2016

Alumnus and pediatrician Mike Nelson uses his degrees every day and credits a passionate professor with helping him get into medical school. Nelson followed his passions, Spanish and history, which in turn led him to medicine. Having traveled in Latin America with Amigos de las Americas, a program connecting volunteers to community-health programs, Nelson quickly learned what he could accomplish with a medical background.