Charlie Billingsley and Von Ross hanging "Lona Misa"

Artists celebrate Black womanhood, presence and connectedness

Feb. 6, 2024

New exhibition opening Friday at CU Art Museum created by socially engaged artists-in-residence to honor Black girls and women.

Wittenberg sisters on a sail boat

Teaching Russian at CU Boulder was not her plan

Aug. 31, 2023

Elizabeth Shevchenko Wittenberg was born in China, detained in World War II Japan and fully embraced her American life; a scholarship named for her describes her life in 54 words. Here is the rest of the story.

The official seal of CU Boulder

CU’s symbol is male, but the first version highlighted a female

March 29, 2022

Women’s history snapshot: From 1893 to 1908, the University Seal featured an image of a Greek female and the ‘Let Your Light Shine’ motto.

The American Issue reporting that the 18th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution came into effect on Jan. 16, 1920.

First woman elected a CU regent was a prohibitionist

March 21, 2022

Women’s history snapshot: Anna Louise Wolcott Vaile argued that social ills harming women could only be rectified with political power, which relied on women’s suffrage.

an abstract graphic female scientist

Surprised by depth of bias, physicist works to bring more women to science

March 16, 2022

Women’s history snapshot: Patricia Rankin initially assumed when told that she didn’t ‘look like a physicist,’ they were complimenting her on being well dressed.

Lucile Berkeley Buchanan

After 100 years, university recognized a pioneer

March 8, 2022

Women’s history snapshot: Lucile Berkeley Buchanan graduated in 1918 but wasn’t allowed to walk across the stage with other graduates because she was Black.

Old Main

On lonely Boulder ‘prairie,’ Mary Rippon saw glory

March 3, 2022

Women’s history snapshot: CU’s first woman faculty member, now a university icon, hesitated to come West.