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Is the World Ready for Self-Driving Cars?

Autonomous vehicles are hitting the road in cities across the U.S. Can they be trusted? CU Boulder researchers and alumni weigh in.

Mountain Art

CU Boulder Grad Students Make a Mark in Cañon City

Students partner with Colorado organizations to help identify solutions to environment-related challenges.

Casa Bonita

From South Park to Sopaipillas

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone reopened the Casa Bonita restaurant after a major renovation.

Erin Macdonald, Star Trek science advisor

Behind the Sci-Fi

Erin Macdonald, Star Trek’s science guru, sounds off on landing the role of a lifetime and what you don’t see on screen.

Covid 19 researcher

Turning Science into Startups

CU Boulder has launched nearly 180 startups, ranking it fifth in the nation for startup creation.

Hannah Purvis art

(Art)ificial Intelligence

Some CU MFA students embrace AI programs in their work. Some stay far away.

CU News

Sidney D'mello

A New Way of Learning in the Classroom

Sidney D’Mello is a professor in CU Boulder’s Institute of Cognitive Science and Department of Computer Science, and is also director of the National Science Foundation AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming.

Chancellor DiStefano

Philip DiStefano to Retire as Chancellor

DiStefano returning to the School of Education faculty after 15 years.

Pied Piper Cafe

John Parker

In the late 1950s, a tiny diner on The Hill called the Pied Piper was a hangout for CU students.

D'Andra Mull

What's in My Phone: D'Andra Mull

Since June, Mull has served as CU Boulder’s vice chancellor for student affairs.

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Riding Along on a Historic Asteroid Mission

CU researchers have been involved with the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which launched in 2016 and landed in September.

CU art museum

Campus News Briefs: Fall 2023

Bees, CU Art Museum and a new robotics degree.

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Bison, the Sustainer of Early Life

In the summers of 1958 and 1960, CU Boulder’s first curator of anthropology, Joe Ben Wheat, excavated the Olsen-Chubbuck site, an area near Kit Carson, Colorado, that contained remains of bison dating to 8200 B.C.

CU Nebraska game

The Rivalry Continues

On Saturday, Sept. 9, the CU Buffs celebrated a 36-14 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

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Betty Woodman, Master Potter and Boulder Legend

Upon moving to Colorado, Woodman persuaded the city of Boulder in 1954 to open a recreational ceramics program that grew from seven students to 400 in 15 years.

Arapahoe Mountains

More than a Century of Mountain Research

CU Boulder’s Mountain Research Station, located 25 miles from campus, serves students and scientists interested in mountain-based study.

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CU Boulder’s Century Plants

In May 2023, two agave plants on campus bloomed for the first and only time.

Chancellor DiStefano

Making AI a Tool for Good

It’s exciting to consider how artificial intelligence is already changing the way we teach, learn and innovate. CU Boulder faculty, staff and students are at the forefront of this work, harnessing AI to improve autonomous vehicles, enhance K-12 education and create never before-seen works of art.

Alumni Spotlight

William Blackwell

Treasure Hunter

William Blackwell of Zephyr Cove, Nevada, hunts for Spanish treasure in the eastern mountain ranges of Arizona.

Tina Battock

The Bull Riding Manager

Tina Battock is the general manager of the Nashville Stampede Bull Riding Team, one of eight teams that comprise the Professional Bull Riders league.

Ryan Burbary

Making Tennis Sustainable

Ryan Burbary is owner of Velociti Tennis, a Boulder-based company committed to limiting single-use plastics and incorporating biodegradable technologies for products.

Sepp Kuss winning the Vuelta de España

Sepp Kuss Wins Vuelta a España

Kuss is the first American to win a Grand Tour in 10 years.

Alexandra Lemlein

Buffs Hiring Buffs

An online alumni connection led to a job offer.

Kim Christiansen

Buffs, Recognized

Kim Christiansen was recognized with the Alumni Recognition Award during the 94th awards ceremony Nov. 2.


CU Baseball Players

Baseball Earns Trip to World Series

The club sport received its highest ranking last season.

Coach Prime

Sports Briefs: Fall 2023

Debut of the Prime Era

Frida Formann

“I’m Excited to Face Them All”

Shooting guard for women’s basketball Frida Formann talks about expectations after last season’s Sweet 16 run, growing up playing basketball in Denmark and developing a holistic perspective for her game.

Sandy Hildner Skiing

THEN: 1967–68

In 1968, Sandy Hildner became CU’s first woman Olympian after training with the men’s ski team under coach Bob Beattie.