On 2019, opera singer Wei Wu (MMus’13) won a Grammy for his role in the opera “The (R )evolution of Steve Jobs.” It was the same year jazz saxophonist Tia Fuller (MMus’00) received a Grammy nomination for best jazz instrumental album, the second female solo artist to ever earn one in the category.
Both are featured in the CU Heritage Center’s new exhibit, “CU Making a Difference,” which honors the lives and accomplishments of a rotating cast of CU luminaries. Also on display are three of the five Nobel Prize medals awarded to CU faculty.
The exhibit is located on the third floor of Old Main and is free to the public.
In April, Kim Christiansen (Jour’84), voice of the Denver International Airport’s famed train messages, visited the exhibit, which she is featured in.
“The other alumni featured in the exhibit are extraordinary, brilliant and changing the world,” said Christiansen, lead anchor for Denver’s 9News. “When I see their names and faces, I’m incredibly proud to be a CU grad. It’s too bad I couldn’t add ‘Go Buffs’ as a tagline to my DIA train messages.”
Photos by Matt Tyrie