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CU Researchers Rethink Mental Illness

Using brain imaging, genetics, telemedicine and collaboration, researchers at CU Boulder are finding new ways to help stem the growing crisis.

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Students, Faculty Forge a Thoughtful Path to a Mindful Future

The Mindful Campus Program, designed by students and faculty, aims to help students improve their own wellness and that of the community

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CU Alum Makes Puzzles for a Living

Chris Wirth founded Liberty Puzzles, a Boulder-based company that makes hand-designed puzzles. Business is booming.

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Protecting Colorado’s Declining Snowpack

A deep snowpack isn’t just a boon for skiers and snowboarders. It’s a critical resource for all of humanity.

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CU Boulder Alum Part of First All-Black Team to Summit Mount Everest

Former CU decathlete Eddie Taylor admits he never expected to stand on the summit of Mount Everest — especially as part of the first all-Black team to attempt the expedition.

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The History of Vetsville: How CU Housed Thousands of WWII Veterans

CU Boulder’s student population nearly doubled as veterans enrolled during the end of World War II.

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CU Alum Is Planning Super Bowl LVII

After serving as an executive with the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury and as COO for the WNBA, Jay Parry is now heading up the planning for Super Bowl LVII in Phoenix — for the second time.

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Images From the James Webb Space Telescope

Much of the world was awestruck when NASA published the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s largest and most powerful space telescope.

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75 Years of Rocky Mountain Rescues

For 75 years, the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group (RMRG) — a solely volunteer organization — has served as the main response agency for mountain search and rescue in Boulder County.

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A Vision for Mental Health and Wellness

As director of the Renée Crown Wellness Institute, Sona Dimidjian is helping CU Boulder create a healthier future for the next generation of student leaders.

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Military Band Drills at CU Boulder

In 1943, a military band drills in front of what is now known as Baker Hall.

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Time Capsule in Old Main

In a snowy outdoor ceremony on Sept. 20, 1875, Boulder town officials and members of the Masonic Grand Lodge placed a small tin box with nearly 50 items in the cornerstone of what would become Old Main.

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Boulder Farmers Market Musings

The Boulder Farmers Market started in 1975. Currently, over 150 vendors attract 10,000 people on a single day at peak season.

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Uncovering the History Behind Boulder Park Names

CU history classes research the origins of the names of 82 Boulder parks.

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Embracing Culture with After-School Mentoring Program

CU Boulder student mentors and University Hill fifth graders embrace their family and community histories.

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The History of Daylight Saving Time

Some have said Benjamin Franklin first came up with the idea for daylight saving time. Others believe it was adopted so farmers could have more hours of sunlight to work in the field. The real history of daylight saving time is much more complex.

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From the Chancellor: The New Foundations for Student Success

A student’s time on a university campus is an opportunity for academic and social exploration and growth. But it can also be a time of significant stress and tension that reflects the world in which we live.

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Campus News Briefs — Fall 2022

Pollution and babies, palm tree-inspired wind turbines, marijuana labels and more.

Alumni Spotlight

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Alum Leads Study Mapping Yellowstone’s Plumbing

Carol Finn and her team of researchers are the first to use electromagnetic sensors to map the hydrothermal network — the plumbing — under Yellowstone National Park.

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Alum Dedicated to Improving Indoor Air Quality

Max Kiefer serves as the sustainability director at Wynd, an air monitoring and purification technology company dedicated to giving consumers access to better indoor air quality.

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Buff-Hosted Podcast Wins a James Beard Media Award

Patrick Fort is co-host of the Washington, D.C.-area podcast Dish City, which focuses on the connection between the district’s food and the history and culture of the people who make it.

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LOOK: 100 Years of Journalism

On April 21, 1922, the CU Board of Regents voted to form the Department of Journalism and that fall, the university launched its flagship journalism degree program.

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Impacting CU’s Culture Through the Forever Buffs Network.

Sima Bhowmik found connections at CU Boulder as an ambassador for the Forever Buffs Network.

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Forever Buffs Wine Program

For Jess Havill, wine is a family affair. He is co-owner and general manager of Bella Grace vineyards, which he runs with his parents and two brothers.


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What's in an Athletic Director's Phone?

As CU Boulder’s senior associate athletic director and assistant vice chancellor for Advancement, Leon Jackson III works with donors to raise funds that support the university’s more than 350 student athletes across 17 sports.

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Buff Brynna DeLuzio’s Volleyball Versatility

Sixth-year senior Brynna DeLuzio set records while earning team defensive MVP in 2021. She’s elevated her play even more for 2022 and beyond.

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Former Olympian Andy LeRoy Enters Second Season as CU Ski Coach

Andy LeRoy became Colorado’s 18th head ski coach in March 2021. The former Olympian discusses leading CU’s only coed athletic team, what inspired him to coach and ways to help generate revenue for collegiate skiing.

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Sports News Briefs — Fall 2022

David Plati’s semi-retirement, Mark Wetmore’s hall of fame induction and more.