Do stories in the Coloradan ever make you think differently, inspire you to want to learn more or even take action? Have you ever brought up the topic around the dinner table or shared the story with a fellow CU Boulder alum? That kind of community-led discussion is the impetus for the new dialogue series: Coloradan Conversations. 

Each Coloradan Conversation will bring alumni together to discuss a singular topic or theme relevant not only on campus, but around the world. Rather than listening to a lecture, this series invites alumni to engage and connect with thought leaders and fellow Forever Buffs about topics presented in the Coloradan alumni magazine. 

The most recent virtual event on Wednesday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. (MT) addressed climate change, which was highlighted in the Spring 2021 issue. Panelists for this kickoff event included moderator and former Denver City Council President Albus Brooks (RelSt’01), Leaf Van Boven, professor of psychology and neuroscience, Joel Hartter, associate professor and director of the masters of the environment graduate program and Cassandra Brooks, assistant professor of environmental studies.

CU Boulder climate change giving opportunities

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to the research and reversal of climate change. If you would like to make a gift in support of our efforts in this area, please reach out to Donor Relations Senior Program Manager John Barrall and he will guide you to a point of contact on campus that aligns with your area of interest. Or, directly support the Center for Creative Climate Communication and Behavior Change of which panelist Leaf Van Boven is a Co-Director.