Cover of Ayumi's Violin

Ayumi's Violin

May 31, 2016

In 1959 when her mother dies, twelve-year-old Ayumi leaves her home in Japan to find her American father. Biracial, she is confronted with a resentful half-sister and a racist stepmother. She wants to be accepted by her new family, but how much of her true self must she give up? Ayumi’s only solace is her music. When she is deprived of her violin, she shocks even herself by doing the unthinkable.

Bruce Benson

Q&A with the President: Bruce D. Benson – Spring 2016

March 1, 2016

Amid vigorous national debate about diversity on college campuses, CU has reaffirmed its commitment to provide a welcoming environment for all students.

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Map of Life Charts Biodiversity

Sept. 1, 2012

Want to find out where the world’s last remaining snow leopards live or what type of environment lemurs inhabit? Check out the Map of Life, an ambitious web-based effort involving CU-Boulder researchers.


A Change is Gonna Come

Sept. 1, 2010

When JoKatherine Holliman Page began her freshman year at CU Boulder in 1956, the country was still reeling from the murder of Emmett Till, the Mississippi boy whose brutal beating served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement.