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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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Sweat Effects

March 18, 2021

Human sweat and bleach cleaners mix to create new airborne chemicals in gyms. A CU study from Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) says this could affect air quality.

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Editor's Note

March 18, 2021

In 2020 the U.S. saw record wildfires and hurricanes. NASA reported it as one of the hottest years in recorded history. As a public research institution, CU is called to address global challenges. The Coloradan aims to examine and celebrate how the university is influencing the world and shaping a...

Feedback Spring 2021

March 18, 2021

Feedback is a place where our readers express themselves.

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ForeverGold, Forever CU Boulder

March 18, 2021

For the alumni, parents and CU friends who have joined ForeverGold, it has delivered an integral and intimate connection with the campus through exclusive academic, athletic and social activities like symposiums, retreats, tailgates, behind-the-scenes campus tours and more.

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Are Our Kids Tech Obsessed?

March 18, 2021

CU research finds technology use in children and teens may not be as dire as many assume. Kids growing up in the mobile internet era have heard it all, often uttered by well-meaning parents fearing too much screen time could spur lasting problems. But a series of studies by CU Boulder sociology professor Stefanie Mollborn suggests such fears may be overblown.

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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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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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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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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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