Peter Molnar

Peter Molnar, 1943-2022

June 24, 2022

CIRES, Geological Sciences, CU Boulder mourn loss of exceptional scholar who inspired greatness

joint polar satellite system

Physicist, entrepreneur, space pioneer R.C. Mercure dies at 90

March 24, 2022

CU Boulder alumnus was instrumental in launching what became Ball Aerospace and other successful ventures.

Supernova 1987a

Astrophysicist, STEM-education pioneer Richard McCray dies at 83

Nov. 4, 2021

‘Dick was my mentor and my collaborator,’ says education professor Valerie Otero, who credits McCray with keeping her, a first-generation, Hispanic woman, in physics

Jeanne Ulmer

Jeanne Ulmer, longtime CU Boulder staff member, dies at 50

Aug. 26, 2021

In the morning light of Aug. 13, 2021, Jeanne Marie “Jeannie” Ulmer passed away at the age of 50 in Longmont, Colorado.


Rita S. Weiss, speech language pathologist, dies at 99

June 8, 2021

Rita S. Weiss, a University of Colorado speech and language pathology professor who developed a special program to improve language development in young schoolchildren, died May 29, 2021, in Boulder.

A COVID19 memorial on the national mall

Dennis Mileti, expert on disaster communication, dies at 75

Feb. 19, 2021

Former director of CU Boulder’s Natural Hazards Center was two days away from receiving first vaccine for COVID-19.

David Schneer

David Shneer, noted Jewish historian, dies at 48

Nov. 6, 2020

Students this week shared their stories about ‘how, again and again, he had shaped their lives at Boulder and beyond.'

Timothy Stanton

CU Boulder pioneer was well-versed in love

Feb. 7, 2020

Timothy William Stanton penned annual Valentine’s poems to his wife for nearly a half century.


Scholarship created in memory of sociology instructor Matthew Brown

Jan. 16, 2020

The Matthew C. Brown Scholarship Fund has been created in his memory.

Venita and Lyt

Born in poverty, alumna became icon of finance

Dec. 16, 2019

Lyttleton ‘Lyt’ Harris establishes planned gift of $2.5 million for scholarships benefitting students who follow in the steps of his wife, the late Venita VanCaspel.