Carr Watch

Then — 1946

The Japanese American Citizens League honored Colorado Governor Ralph Carr with a gold watch for his stand against the internment of Japanese-Americans in domestic prison camps following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It now lives in CU's Heritage Center.

Tom Riha

Where's Thomas Riha?

A CU Professor disappeared 50 years ago. Paul Danish (Hist'65) revisits the cold case.

Jackson Crawford

Our Viking-Cowboy YouTube Star

March 1, 2019

Jackson Crawford, director of CU’s Nordic Studies program, studies and translates Old Norse, a language spoken by medieval Scandinavians. Here the native Coloradan talks Vikings, videos and his contribution to the Disney animated film Frozen.

Dan Carlin

Podcaster of the Past

Jan. 28, 2019

Podcaster Dan Carlin's Hardcore History series has become one of the most acclaimed in its genre.

Book cover of Beyond 1776: Globalizing the Cultures of the American Revolution

Beyond 1776: Globalizing the Cultures of the American Revolution

Dec. 14, 2018

In Beyond 1776, ten humanities scholars consider the American Revolution within a global framework.

George Washington's Porter

Recreating George Washington's Porter

Dec. 1, 2018

America’s first president brewed his own beer. Travis Rupp wants you to be able to taste it.

Tree Walk

Podcast: CU's Arborist Vince Aquino

In 1876, CU Boulder's campus was nearly treeless. Today, it's home to approximately 5,000 trees and nearly 60 different species.

Book cover of "Finding True North" by Fran Yardley

Finding True North: A History of One Small Corner of the Adirondacks

Fran Yardley (Thtr’66) published her book, Finding True North: A History of One Small Corner of the Adirondacks, which outlines the journey of Fran and her late husband, Jay Yardley, as they revived the historic and long-abandoned Bartlett Carry Club in the Adirondacks.

scene of MLK assissination

Then: April 4, 1968

June 1, 2018

A motel in Memphis. A hotel in Los Angeles. The streets of Baltimore, Chicago and Washington. Combat zones across Vietnam. The year 1968 shook with violence.

Frank Oppenheimer

Boulder Beat: Frank and Me

June 1, 2018

I wouldn’t have gotten to know Frank Oppenheimer if I hadn’t crashed the Conference on World Affairs (CWA) party at his house.