Performers on stage

Albania comes to Boulder via Arvada

March 1, 2012

On May 28, a small crew will pack up the country of Illyria – better known as Albania — load it onto trucks, and haul it north, from Arvada to Boulder. Not the actual nation, it’s true, however, the caravan will transport the elaborate sets created to portray the world of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”

Stefan Leyk

With clear uncertainty, prof maps disease through space and time

March 1, 2012

When most people think of maps, they think National Geographic, Rand McNally or — more likely these days — Google. Maps show us where places and objects are and sometimes, what they look like. They can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional, and whether they represent the inside of a human brain,...

Former CU-Boulder postdoctoral researchers Amy Miller ( blue coat) and Katie Suding (black coat) are shown here with other members of a research team conducting a study involving nitrogen deposition on the tundra of the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research site west of Boulder. (Photo courtesy William Bowman, INSTAAR)

High alpine ecology threatened by climate change

March 1, 2012

Former CU-Boulder postdoctoral researchers Amy Miller ( blue coat) and Katie Suding (black coat) are shown here with other members of a research team conducting a study involving nitrogen deposition on the tundra of the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research site west of Boulder. (Photo courtesy William Bowman, INSTAAR) A...

Leaf Van Boven

Boys don’t cry, at least as far as they recall

March 1, 2012

When former U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder tearfully announced in 1987 that she would not seek the nomination for president, many analysts suggested that such a display of emotion made her unqualified. But what if all our tightly held stereotypes about “emotional” females and stoic males are wrong?

Early earth prone to catastrophic glaciation, CU finds

Dec. 1, 2011

Two University of Colorado Boulder researchers who have adapted a three-dimensional, general circulation model of Earth’s climate to a time some 2.8 billion years ago when the sun was significantly fainter than present think the planet may have been more prone to catastrophic glaciation than previously believed. The new 3-D...

Elizabeth Fenn

Former auto mechanic makes splash in history

Dec. 1, 2011

If the world ever takes a swift, downward trip in a hand basket, historian Elizabeth “Lil” Fenn feels pretty good about her chances. Compared to many–let’s be honest, most–modern academics, Fenn has led a very hands-on life. Noting tradition of scholars trained in trade skills, she joins CU history faculty.

Bozena Welborne, who earned her Ph.D. from CU-Boulder last year, is now an assistant professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno.

‘Pious’ Muslims, Christians share wary eye of government

Dec. 1, 2011

Imagine, if you will, a meeting of minds between Ayn Rand and Mohammed… Public surveys in recent years consistently have found that concerns about “radical Islam” are higher among conservative Christians in the United States than among many other religious groups. According to a 2007 Pew survey, in fact, among...

Thomas Andrews

A bird’s (and mule’s) eye view of U.S. history

Dec. 1, 2011

Thomas Andrews has a knack for framing American history unconventionally. In his award-winning book “Killing for Coal,” Andrews traced the central role of coal in Colorado’s economic growth, environmental change and social conflict. Now he’s turning his scholarly gaze toward another little-acknowledged actor in American history: animals. “Paying attention to...

George Clooney, center, and Janet Robinson, to his left, pose in Telluride with members of Robinson's CU-Boulder class, part of Libby Arts Residential Academic Program.

Students seeing stars, learning film in Telluride

Dec. 1, 2011

This video, posted on YouTube, captures a CU student perspective of the Telluride University Seminar at the Telluride Film Festival. This video was created by CU student William Jones, with contributions from student Stephen Kuhn. For the second year running, some University of Colorado students have gotten a front-row lesson...

A still from the DVD created as a result of Soviet Jewry oral history project.

CU leads effort to record oral history of Soviet Jewry

Oct. 1, 2011

In 1966, the Soviet Union promised to do all it could to reunite Soviet Jews with relatives living outside the Communist nation. The pledge was hollow. In much of America, Jewish immigrants struggled. But they found help in Boulder, and that history is being preserved.

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