Nandi and camera

Mapping identity

A PhD student and documentary filmmaker is trying to understand how leaving the country influences how Black American men form their identities.

Film camera showing a scene from Bridgerton

What’s better than fiction?

Alumna Sara Fischer decided Shondaland’s sets needed to better reflect the worlds she was helping create on series like Bridgerton.

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CMCI goes to Washington

CMCI in D.C. is helping students discover new passions and grow—personally and professionally—as they prepare for careers in media.

Information Science Associate Professors Casey Fiesler and Steven Voida

Building a better ‘bionic pancreas’

Living with Type 1 diabetes is demanding—patients must stay on top of their diet and exercise, even if they’re living with technology like insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitors. But information science faculty Casey Fiesler and Steven Voida are optimistic that with the help of holistic technology, this will change. They’ve received a grant from the National Institutes of Health, and, along with other university colleagues, hope to develop a “person-centered artificial pancreas.”

Dawn Doty instructs students

Thinking forward, looking back

Teaching Associate Professor Dawn Doty received the lifetime achievement award from the Colorado chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She sat down with CMCI to share anecdotes, tips and keys to working in public relations.

Leysia works with students

Crystallizing curiosity

Leysia Palen was awarded CU’s highest honor for faculty—the title of distinguished professor. She offers a deeper look into her groundbreaking research career, her mentorship methods and her goals for the future.

Journalism class circa 1910s–1930s. Source: Charles F. Snow Photograph Collection.

Journalism Through the Decades

One hundred years ago, the University of Colorado approved a new Department of Journalism and launched its first four-year journalism degree program. This year, CMCI launched an effort to explore its own heritage—and to uncover how the past impacts journalism education today.

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Rethinking Plastic

Of all the troubles in the world, why should single-use shopping bags and straws concern you? Ask Associate Professor Phaedra C. Pezzullo, who spells out the chilling ramifications of plastic use in her new podcast and book.

First Silver and Gold

Buffs Journalism: From 1892 to Today

On Sept. 13, 1892, The Silver and Gold made its appearance in the field of college journalism. Explore this multimedia timeline to trace the history of student news—made by students for students—from that first edition to today.

Then and Now

History—As Told by Students

The first student newspaper at the University of Colorado launched in 1892. Since then, student coverage has created a colorful record of student life amidst adversity, controversy, levity and the most significant historical events of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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