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Mastering the World of Wine

What does it take to become one of the world's leading experts in wine? Ask 27-year-old Carlin Karr.

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South Park’s Unsung Genius

When animation director and co-producer of South Park Eric Stough started work on the quirky adult sitcom show 16 years ago, he cut out the famous cartoon characters from construction paper.

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Making a Splash

Jennifer Lewin's interactive sculpture is no ordinary tidal pool.

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Painstaking Discovery

How severe is your pain? A CU-Boulder professor’s breakthrough provides a scientific means to measure pain.

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The Man Who Charted the Red Zone

Scoring efficiency from the “red zone’’ — the portion of the field between the 20-yard lines and the goal line — is the brainchild of CU sports information director Dave Plati.

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A New Recruit

After helping recruit 80,000 undergrads to campus since 1997, Ryan Chreist (Kines’96, MPubAd’09) tackles a new job — executive director of the CU-Boulder Alumni Association.

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From Ashes

Zachary Foster recalls coping with loss as a child and applies it to his current struggles.

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Finding Genes That Fit

Ask Joaquin Espinosa what he sees as the key to curing cancer, and he answers with a blend of ancient Chinese philosophy and cutting-edge genetics.

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Ready, Set, Go

What is the key to entrepreneur Dan King’s success? Creating an active work environment.


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Breathe Easy below the Big Apple

If you have ever used New York City’s subway system, fear not.

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Ralphie Running

Ralphie runs with handlers as she prepares to tackle a new season with new athletic director Rick George.

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Class Clicks to Capture Cancer

Doctors may be able to quickly and inexpensively isolate cancer cells to better target the disease with a new device patented by five CU-Boulder seniors and Wilbur Franklin, a CU Cancer Center researcher.

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The 2013 Freshman Class

This year’s freshman class, including Jasmine English arrived on campus Aug. 23.

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Q&A with Rick George

Rick George was introduced as CU’s sixth full-time athletic director on July 17, succeeding Mike Bohn.

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First in Class: Joanna Easley Arnold

A tribute to Joanne Easely Arnold, a longtime CU-Boulder faculty member and activist for gay and lesbian rights.

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Extending the University’s Reach in Colorado

At CU our public mission is a big part of who we are.

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Letters - Fall 2013

Letters to the editor from the Fall 2013 issue.

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In Memoriam - Fall 2013

Forever Buffs who have passed away.


Then - Remembering Tulagi

Bill Wardwell snapped this picture of Tulagi on The Hill at the end of his freshman year in June 1965.

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The Sink Turns 90

The Sink turned 90 years old this year, and owners Chris and Mark Heinritz threw a bash to celebrate the event on the evening of July 20.

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Curious Historian Becomes Cold Case Closer

Silvia Pettem is the first to say that it is never too late to start a career. The 66-year-old has spent more than 40 years as an author, writer and historical researcher centered on the city of Boulder, but nearly two decades ago she realized a new passion well into her career — researching cold cases.

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Steve McCarthy

hen the Olympic torch is carried through Russia toward the opening of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Steve McCarthy and his team will have played an important role.

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Diplomatically Speaking: Trey Lyons

Concentrating to catch the nuances of each side’s position, Trey Lyons sits at the Geneva International Discussions on the conflict in Georgia. A foreign service officer stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Trey leads a unit focused on Georgia’s foreign policy and the Russian-occupied Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions.