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Computing Before the Computer

March 18, 2021

Before the rise of scientific calculators and computers in the 1960s and 70s, cylindrical slide rules were used to complete multiplication, division and other complex mathematical operations. This particular slide rule — known as Thacher’s Calculating Instrument — was donated to the university by the late William J. Hanna (ElEngr’43;...

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A Campus Commitment to Impacting Climate Change

March 18, 2021

An essay by CU Boulder Chancellor Philip P. Distefano. One of the core missions of our university is to positively impact humanity, and humanity faces the existential crisis of a warming planet caused by human beings.

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What’s in My Phone: Stefanie K. Johnson

March 18, 2021

Stefanie K. Johnson is an associate professor at Leeds and director of the CU Boulder Center for Leadership. She is an expert on leadership, inclusion and mitigating bias in the workplace. Her book Inclusify, released by HarperCollins in June, hit the Wall Street Journal National Bestseller List in its first week on the market.

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Paving the Way

March 18, 2021

A story of the history of the Pearl Street Mall and how it came to fruition.

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Sweet Gig

March 18, 2021

CU grad Jessica Dee Sawyer (ArtHist’03) is a fifth-generation candymaker with an eye for innovation.

Feedback Spring 2021

March 18, 2021

Feedback is a place where our readers express themselves.

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Campus News Briefs Spring 2021

March 18, 2021

Campus News Briefs: Leeds + Techstars Elevate, Honoring Inclusive Excellence, Electric Skin - the New FitBit?, and Heard Around Campus qoute.

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Alumni News Briefs Spring 2021

March 18, 2021

Learn about travel entrepreneur Funmi Oyatogun, join the Forever Buffs network, nominate for the Alumni Awards, try out Alumni Career Services and see views from the Roaming Buffs 2021 trips.

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Frozen in Ice, Frozen in Time

March 18, 2021

A CU team froze their ship in Arctic ice in the name of science and storytelling. When the sea ice shifted beneath him, sending a crack straight between his two feet, Matthew Shupe didn’t panic. He calmly looked at his precious scientific equipment — installed only four feet away —...

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Now and Then Spring 2021

March 18, 2021

Where did it all begin? Where is it now? As the university continues to grow and evolve, these are the questions asked in the "Then and Now" series. Through powerful images of both the past and present, the story of CU Boulder comes to life.

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