Caretaking Thousands of Years in the Southwest

June 1, 2011

Shelby Tisdale has her dream job. As director of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe, N.M., Shelby oversees 11,500 years of Native American history.


Why the Sundial Faces North

Sept. 1, 2010

A column from Paul Danish on the history of the sundial outside of Norlin Library.

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Old-School Entertainment

Sept. 1, 2010

A 1907 photo of students at CU Boulder.

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Unlocking CU Secrets

Sept. 1, 2010

Charged with preserving and promoting CU history, the CU Heritage Center is located on the third floor of Old Main. Director Kay Oltmans has been the primary caretaker of everything from a moon rock to the stuffed head of Ralphie I.

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Norlin Gets Facelift for 70th Birthday

March 1, 2010

The venerable Norlin Library turned 70 years old on Jan. 6.

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Sea-U Days

March 1, 2010

In 1956 CU Days became Sea U Days and had a maritime theme.

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Wheat's Western Weavings Wow

Sept. 1, 2009

During John Wesley Powell’s epic western adventures during the late 1860s and early 1870s, including a pioneering float trip down the Colorado River, he collected Native American blankets.

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Boulder Yard Yields Ancient Tools

June 1, 2009

Anthropologists often travel the world for their research, but this discovery involved just a six-block stroll from the Boulder campus: a rare stone tool cache containing traces of camel and other animal proteins from 13,000 years ago.

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Celebrating 150 Years of Broadway Construction

June 1, 2009

Founded in 1849, Boulder joyously celebrated its 150-year anniversary on Feb. 10.

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The Old Main Bell

June 1, 2009

The Old Main bell joined a cacophony of bells tolling 150 times on Feb. 10, 2009, in celebration of Boulder’s sesquicentennial anniversary.