Five students offered Fulbright awards for 2016-17

July 14, 2016

Five University of Colorado Boulder graduate students or alumni have been offered Fulbright grants to pursue teaching, research and graduate studies abroad during the 2016-17 academic year.

Scott Ortman

Ortman receives prize for book about Southwestern archaeology

June 14, 2016

Scott Ortman, assistant professor of archaeology, has been awarded the 2017 Linda S. Cordell Prize for his book, Winds from the North: Tewa Origins and Historical Archaeology.

Helping students and imperiled wildlife, one at a time

Helping students and imperiled wildlife, one at a time

April 28, 2016

An evolutionary biologist, Professor Andrew Martin has long been involved in genetic studies and conservation efforts on behalf of wildlife in peril, from greenback cutthroat trout and great white sharks to desert pupfish and prairie dogs.

Experts at CU to mull next 50 years of local open space

Experts at CU to mull next 50 years of local open space

April 21, 2016

Boulder’s public open-space system was launched 50 years ago, and an event at CU-Boulder will bring together experts who will discuss the lay of the land in the next half-century.


MFA grad Vanessa Villarreal featured on PBS

March 8, 2016

March 2016 — MFA graduate, Vanessa Angelica Villarreal (’14), was recently featured on PBS Newshour in their poetry section — “Poet’s haunting work recalls the ‘trauma’ of assimilation.”

June Gruber

CU-Boulder’s Gruber explores dark side of happiness

Feb. 17, 2016

At some point in your life you’ve likely heard that “too much of a good thing” can be bad for you. June Gruber has used science to prove this old adage true.

Although enrollment in the humanities at universities nationwide has fallen in recent years, the same is not true of classics, or “classical studies,” as it is sometimes called. Photo of Rome under stormy skies by Tyler Lansford.

Classics unfazed by the ‘crisis in humanities’

Feb. 17, 2016

In the headlines, the words “humanities” and “crisis” are so commonly conjoined that you’d think that college courses on human thought, experience and creativity are collapsing like the Roman Empire. The story has more nuance than the headline, as the Classics Department illustrates.

16mm frame still, scanned at 2K from By Pain and Rhyme and Arabesques of Foraging (2012) a David Gatten film. Image courtesy of David Gatten.

Noted filmmaker joins CU film studies faculty

Feb. 17, 2016

David Gatten became fascinated with cinematography after watching Star Wars at age 7, so it’s no surprise he became a filmmaker.

June Gruber, at left, is leading an interdisciplinary effort to improve human understanding of people’s emotions. Photo by Glenn Asakawa.

Group taps broad expertise to understand emotion

Feb. 17, 2016

Human emotions are universally experienced but not fully understood. A new initiative at the University of Colorado Boulder aims to tap a wide range of expertise to shed light on “the mysteries of human nature.”

Jackie Elliot

Classicist wins top honor for ‘daring, meticulous’ book

Feb. 17, 2016

Jackie Elliott, associate professor of classics at the University of Colorado Boulder, has won a 2016 Goodwin Award of Merit from the Society for Classical Studies, the nation’s top research recognition in classical languages & literature. Elliott was recognized for her book, Ennius and the Architecture of the Annales.