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Student helps tell stories of Boulder’s ‘Forgotten Neighbors’

Feb. 4, 2019

Keegan McNamara, a CU Boulder mathematics student, intends to give a voice to Boulder’s homeless


PhD candidate studies fertility, maternal health in Tanzania

June 9, 2017

CU Boulder doctoral candidate Adenife Modile, who studies fertility and maternal health worldwide, travels to Tanzania this month as a Population Reference Bureau fellow.

Alexis Martin Woodall

Emmy winner honed storytelling skills at CU film program

Dec. 5, 2016

Two-time Emmy-winning producer and University of Colorado Boulder alumna Alexis Martin Woodall (BFA-film production, BA-film studies ’02) says CU Boulder’s film-studies program gave her the power to craft compelling stories on the editing floor.

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Alum forgoes career in courtroom to become L.A. chef

Dec. 5, 2016

Dave Woodall, once an aspiring lawyer, says CU Boulder education gave him the tools to open a from-scratch, comfort restaurant that ‘recalls glamour of mid-century Hollywood.’

Tiffany Beechy

Medieval monks had a great sense of humor

Sept. 11, 2016

Medieval literature is a treasure trove of weird linguistic surprises that defy classification and explanation, and University of Colorado Boulder English professor. Tiffany Beechy delights in these linguistic curiosities, even if she can’t quite explain why they’re all there.

Jade Cooley

Alumna studies climate change in groundbreaking Antarctic research

Sept. 11, 2016

CU Boulder alumna Jade Cooley begins her science talks to students throughout Washington by saying, “My name is Jade, and I once set off explosives in Antarctica for science. Now I’m going to tell you about glaciology.” Cooley, a physics graduate, spent six weeks conducting research and camping on Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf last November.

Stephen Graham Jones

Author has Mongrels on the brain

Sept. 11, 2016

The story of a nascent werewolf and his flawed family has been percolating inside of Stephen Graham Jones since he was 12 years old.

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.

Scott Ferrenberg

Warming trends, increasing precipitation signal biocrust decline

Dec. 3, 2015

The potential effects of climate change are just as bad as human trampling for biological soil crust communities, two CU-Boulder alumni have found.

In the rural village Huang Gu, China, CU-Boulder graduate student and Fulbright Scholar Elise Pizzi studied access to clean water. Photo Courtesy of Elise Pizzi.

‘Circular migration’ improves drinking water in rural China

Dec. 2, 2015

Regardless of rainfall or government-built infrastructure, the availability of drinking water in rural Chinese villages varies based on villagers’ ingenuity, “circular migration” patterns, and maintenance of water infrastructure, a University of Colorado graduate student has found.