Becoming Transnational Youth Workers

Aug. 15, 2019

by Isabel Martinez (MEdu'02) (Rutgers University Press, 278 pages; 2019) Buy the Book Becoming Transnational Youth Workers contests mainstream notions of adolescence with its study of a previously under-documented cross-section of Mexican immigrant youth. Preceding the latest wave of Central American children and teenagers now fleeing violence in their homelands,...

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NOS (disorder, not otherwise specified)

Aug. 7, 2019

by Aby Kaupang and Matthew Cooperman (MEngl'92) (Futurepoem Books, 160 pages; 2019) Buy the Book NOS (disorder, not otherwise specified) is a journey of two writers who become lovers who become parents of a special needs daughter. Their experience fumbling toward understanding reveals a medical establishment strangely at odds with...

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The Question is Why?

July 5, 2019

By Eric Steven Zimmer (Vantage Point Press, 347 Pages; 2019) Buy the Book Stanford M. Adelstein (CivEngr, Fin'55) led his family’s heavy construction and real estate firm, the Northwestern Engineering Company, for decades. He took two undergraduate degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder in the early 1950s. During his...

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All The Way to Just About There

July 1, 2019

by Sandra S. McRae (MEngl'90) (FutureCycle Press, 98 pages; 2019) Buy the Book In poems shaped by nature, news stories, and the sine wave of motherhood, Sandra S. McRae shows us the miracles embedded in the everyday. She zooms in on mountain flora, then trains a telescopic eye on the...

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June 24, 2019

By Linda Sasser (PhDPsych'81) (Brain and Memory Health, 166 pages; 2019) Buy the Book In this practical book, Linda Sasser introduces you to basic information about your brain and helps you understand the differences between normal age-related memory changes and behaviors that could indicate cognitive impairment. She explains the components...

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The Future of Water in the West

The Southwest is drying. During a 730-mile rafting trip down the Colorado River's main tributary, Heather Hansman saw water scarcity up close.


Rodeo Kings

May 8, 2018

John Branch, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times, shared what he learned about America’s most successful rodeo family.

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Book Smarts

Dec. 1, 2016

Michael Huseby was reading Huckleberry Finn at age 4 — an apt start for a future Barnes & Noble CEO.

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The Magician's Secret

July 25, 2016

How would you react to a talking stuffed animal that mysteriously appears to help you figure out your life’s purpose?

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Leafing Through Summer

June 1, 2012

Celebrate summer by taking some time for yourself and reading a book. To assist in compiling your summer reading list, a handful of professors and alumni who have been featured in the Coloradan during the past year have shared their favorite books.