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How Did Everything Get So Political?

March 6, 2023

CU experts explain why and how voting rights, climate change and abortion became rallying calls for political parties.

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The Right Stuff

June 1, 2020

Forty-five years ago, Vance Brand made history when he and his Apollo crew members met with Soviet cosmonauts in space, only to narrowly survive a near-fatal landing back on Earth.

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Editor's Note – Summer 2014

June 1, 2014

There are stories tucked under Old Main’s cottonwoods, Folsom’s stands and Norlin’s steps. And their echoes can be heard from Cape Town to Kathmandu.

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Inquiry: Aging Arteries with Rachel Gioscia-Ryan

June 1, 2014

A novel antioxidant may help us turn back the clock as our arteries age, says CU-Boulder doctoral student Rachel Gioscia-Ryan.

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Origins: Lasers

June 1, 2014

Right after Theodore Maiman (EngrPhys’49) successfully developed the laser in 1960, newspapers reported that a Los Angeles scientist had invented a death ray.

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Editor's Note – Spring 2014

March 1, 2014

Fifty years ago, Billy Kidd (Econ’69) and Jimmie Heuga (PolSci’73) became the first American men to win Olympic medals in skiing, claiming silver and bronze, respectively, in Innsbruck, Austria.

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The Invisible War

March 1, 2014

What happens when the U.S. Military – the most powerful institution in the world – fails to protect those who protect us?

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Editor's Note – Winter 2013

Dec. 1, 2013

Tori Peglar (MJour'00) We’re closing this year with a new look for the Coloradan , one that better reflects who we are as a university and as a Forever Buffs family. From a fascinating view of Monsters University through the eyes of Lee Rase (Film’00) to the alumni story behind...


Inquiry: Sleep Study with Kenneth Wright

Dec. 1, 2013

Integrative physiology professor Kenneth Wright conducted a study on the influence of natural versus electrical lighting on our sleep patterns.

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Editor's Note - Fall 2013

Sept. 1, 2013

The editor's note from the Fall 2013 issue.