Young Benson

Olester Benson Jr., Aka Mr. Patent

After CU, Olester Benson Jr. went on to earn more than 70 patents, including several that made cellphones, laptops and TVs brighter, more colorful and energy efficient.

Jeanne Winer

Her Kind of Case

As a public defender and attorney, Jeanne Winer didn't care what crime her clients committed. It was her job to make their lives better one way or another.

CU senior Elisa Grandmange

CU's Hammer Thrower

CU senior Elisa Grandemange doesn't do much cardio or stretching. She spins, accelerates and throws weight—high and far.

Vaughn poses for a portrait

Sergeant is a Cellist

When Clayton Vaughn was 11-years-old, he started playing the cello. He is now a cellist in the United States Marine Band, the oldest continuously active professional musical organization in the country.

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.

Ultra-runner Corey at the finish of a 156-mile race

Toughest Footrace on Earth

Dec. 1, 2018

When Corey Cappelloni stepped up to the starting line of the Marathon des Sables — a156-mile ultra marathon through the Sahara Desert — his mind was calm.

Vicki Huddleston in Cuba

Our Woman in Havana

Dec. 1, 2018

Vicki Huddleston was the top U.S. diplomat in Cuba from 1999 to 2002. She held the position at a time when few women held a comparable rank.

Bill Devo holding Body & Soul book

Klauder's Champion

Famous architect Charles Z. Klauder designed 15 campus buildings. What would he say if he visited today? Retired campus architect Bill Deno has some theories.

Boulder Food Rescue cart full of food

Food for Thought

CU Alum Hayden Dansky is the executive director and co-founder of Boulder Food Rescue— the first in a series of affiliated food rescue organizations that have sprouted in cities around the country. To date, the nonprofit has delivered more than 2.4 million pounds of soon-to-be wasted food — primarily fruits and vegetables — directly to people's doorsteps.

Walk across the DMZ

Peace Activist

In May 2015, Christine Ahn traveled to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea for a peace walk to call for a final end to the Korean War.

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