Charles Wilkinson reading from his book, The People Are Dancing Again

Tributary: Remembering Charles Wilkinson at the Center of the American West

July 6, 2023

Charles Wilkinson, Moses Lasky Professor of Law Emeritus and Distinguished Professor at CU Boulder, was a co-founder of the Center of the American West who gave so much vitality to those of us downstream through his writing, legal expertise, and humanity. Read more in our tribute to him upon his death on June 6th, 2023.

College names interim faculty director of Center of the American West

Oct. 5, 2022

The College of Arts and Sciences has named an interim director to carry the Center of the American West into the future. CU Boulder history Professor Tom Zeiler will serve as interim faculty director of the Center of the American West, effective immediately. Zeiler was chair of the CU Boulder...

Turning Opposing Forces into Cooperation and Life Skills

May 27, 2022

Should universities provide young people with the skills they will need to find meaning in life, or should universities provide them with the skills they will need to find a job?

CU President Mark Kennedy to speak at Boulder bipartisanship event

April 14, 2021

Original article can be found at Times-Call Originally published on April 14, 2021 By Katie Langford University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for the American West will host a virtual conversation between system President Mark Kennedy and University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan at noon Thursday, the second installment in the...

This Black Family Ran a Thriving Beach Resort 100 Years Ago. They Want Their Land Back.

March 11, 2021

Original article can be found at The New York Times Originally published on March 11, 2021 By Jacey Fortin Willa and Charles Bruce were among the first Black people to settle in Manhattan Beach, Calif., but the city shut down their resort in 1924. Now, the county is considering returning...

CU student veterans discuss transition to higher education

Feb. 28, 2021

Original article can be found at CU Independent Originally published on February 28, 2021 By Alexander Edwards CU student veterans Nisa Joval and Reed Robins discuss the transition to higher education. (Alexander Edwards / CU Independent) The University of Colorado’s Center of the American West hosted a discussion Friday focused...

Live Free or Die if You Must, Say Colorado Urbanites — But Not in My Hospital

Dec. 28, 2020

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on December 28, 2020 By Rae Ellen Bichell ERIE, Colo. — Whenever Larry Kelderman looks up from the car he’s fixing and peers across the street, he’s looking across a border. His town of 28,000 straddles two counties, separated...

New Lunch with Limerick discussion to explore keeping bearings in unsteady times

Dec. 4, 2020

Original article can be found at Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine Originally published on December 4, 2020 By Cay Leytham-Powell Compromise seems less and less likely between Republicans and Democrats in these turbulent times—but is it really? That’s the topic of conversation of the newest Lunch with Limerick series, which...

Utah’s mystery desert sculpture: Art or graffito?

Nov. 27, 2020

Original article can be found at The Salt Lake Tribune Originally published on November 27, 2020 By Zak Podmore, Brian Maffly The Obelisk, Utah • Several years ago — likely sometime in 2016 — one or more artists carrying well over 100 pounds of stainless steel hiked into a remote...

The legacy of Manifest Destiny (and why we re-named this podcast)

Oct. 7, 2020

Original article can be found at Center for Western Priorities Originally published on October 7, 2020 By Aaron Weiss Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Go West, Young Podcast is now The Landscape—still all about America’s public lands and the outdoors, but...