When Laurel Rasplica Rodd began studying Japanese language and culture, she was one of only about 7,000 students nationwide. Today, the United States has an estimated 200,000. At CU Boulder, Rodd helped fuel and meet the student demand.
When William Kristofer Buxton was in middle school, vocal nodules left him with “essentially no voice.” Now he's earning degrees in theatre and speech pathology, and he aims to pursue both paths in his career.
Three University of Colorado Boulder students are among 36 nationwide who have won 2017 Brooke Owens Fellowships for “exceptional undergraduate women” seeking careers in aviation and space exploration.
With environmental justice programs showing minimal success in bringing equality to low-income communities, Jill Harrison is actively exploring bureaucratic causes, and she has won a fellowship from American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), which will support her work.
"It’s encouraging to land top spots nationally year after year for our outstanding graduate offerings in rankings like this one," said Ann Schmiesing, dean of CU Boulder’s Graduate School and vice provost for graduate affairs.
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.