Illustrated map of US

The Humor Code

To identify the funniest U.S. city, CU-Boulder researchers developed their own humor algorithm.

Kelly Graziadei

Leaning In, Facebook-style

As a leader at Facebook, Kelly Graziadei (Jour’97) shows that it takes more than social skills to be successful.

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Bargaining Power

CU-Boulder research finds that working women wield more influence at home.

small house

Hand of the Builder

In a recent book, CU glacier scientist Tad Pfeffer enshrines the old-fashioned simplicity of historic New England summer homes.

Lenny and Sara Martinelli

Dynamic (Organic) Duo

In the farm-to-table movement, Boulder restaurateurs-turned-farmers Lenny and Sara Martinelli walk the talk.

Amy Metier painting in her studio

Art Beyond Reason

Amy Metier (MFA’79) makes bold strokes in abstract art.


Global Jam on Farrand Field

Now – August 22, 2014

Each fall the newest members of the Forever Buffs family connect — most for the first time — during the university’s Week of Welcome, which includes free activities in the CU Recreation Center, a Welcome Fest in the University Memorial Center and a concert on campus hosted by CU’s Program Council.

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Inquiry: Structured Children with Yuko Munakata

Unstructured play — reading a book, wandering through the zoo, playing outside — may be good for children’s brains, says CU-Boulder psychology and neuroscience professor Yuko Munakata.

College of Media, Communication and Information website

New College Is First in Half a Century

The CU Board of Regents in June approved creation of a new College of Media, Communication and Information, the first new college or school at CU-Boulder in more than 50 years.

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Paul Danish: Dr. Bitter’s Homecoming

My favorite CU homecoming story was told to me by microbiology professor Charles Bitter. I still think of it every time I walk by Denison Hall.

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Greenback, Colorado State Fish, Set Up for Comeback

With help from CU-Boulder, “true” greenback cutthroat trout gets new chance to thrive.

Baker Hall

Campus News Briefs – Fall 2014

Homecoming program, Nov. 7, 1931

Look: 100 Years of Homecoming

A sampling of a century of CU homecoming football programs, from the early 20th century to the 1980s.

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Earth-moving Science

Scientists examine why Oklahoma is having so many earthquakes, suspect fracking

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Origins: TIVO

Click a remote or swipe a smartphone — recording television shows on a digital video recorder couldn’t be much simpler these days.

Rec Center climbing wall

Infographic: Rec Center

The new Student Recreation Center, aka “The Rec,” opened in phases starting in 2013.

2014 Alumni Awards

An Evening to Remember

CU-Boulder Alumni Association to honor nine during Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend

CU Boulder Quad in the Fall

CU Around: Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend

CU-Boulder will be in full splendor during Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 23-26.

CU President Bruce D. Benson

Q&A With The President: Bruce D. Benson – Fall 2014

CU President Bruce D. Benson (Geol’64, HonDocSci’04) announced earlier this fall that the university is in the process of developing a marketing campaign aimed at raising the profile of CU’s four-campus system, in Colorado and beyond.

CU Buffs coach and players

Football Delivers Early Road Win

Team wins first game played in the Northeast since 1977.

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Sports Briefs – Fall 2014

Conor McGahey

Sports Q&A: Conor McGahey

Conor McGahey became the public address announcer for home CU football games in 2011, succeeding Alan Cass (A&S ex’63, HonDocHum’99), who retired after 50 years of making calls for CU sporting events — including almost 30 years of CU football.

Heidi Dewell

Profile: Heidi Dewell

For a high-end consumer goods company — as for chefs and epicures — presentation matters.

Robert Meyers

Profile: Robert Meyers

Selecting the best Irish pubs in America seems like an idea conceived in one; few follow through on the notion the next morning.

Angela Mader (InfoSys’01)

Profile: Angela Mader

The thrill of a challenge and the power to create products that sell help fuel Angela Mader (InfoSys’01) as she grows her small business.

Cheerleader Lorna Tate being interviewed

Social Buffs – Fall 2014

ruins and soldiers in wartime

Then – February 4, 1919

It was early winter when Capt. Francis Wolle (MEngl’16) entered the shattered city of Verdun with his men.