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Shopping with Donnie

Donnie Lichtenstein, a CU marketing professor, is considered a national expert in pricing.

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From Soldier to Student

David Hoch is one of an estimated 400 military veterans who attend CU Boulder today.

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When Sputnik and the Beatniks Ruled

During the late 1950s, Bob Harvey and his friends listened to folk artists like the Kingston Trio, played guitar and ruminated on the deeper meaning of Jack Kerouac’s 1957 anti-establishment treatise, On the Road.

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You're Not in Colorado Anymore

A personal essay on taking Colorado for granted.

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Kidding Around on the Slopes

Skiing down the mountain at Steamboat Ski Area with former Olympic racer Billy Kidd is no fast feat.

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Center for Community Leads Building Boom

Young students of the class of 2014 will arrive to see a campus transformed from the one students experience today.


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New Multicultural Sorority Debuts

Representing Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, African American, Mexican American and Taiwanese backgrounds, CU’s newest multicultural sorority celebrated its chapter’s emergence on the Boulder campus last fall.


Clicker Sticker Rings up Change

From iPods and Crocs to coffee mugs, it seems everything’s about customizing to your own taste, and junior Jesse Saba has brought this trend to CU classrooms.

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Braddock Peak Named for Prof

After spending his life making maps of Colorado’s Front Range, professor emeritus William Braddock now appears in them.

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Regents Most Diverse Board in History

In November Colorado voters elected two first-generation Americans — also among the youngest ever elected — to serve on the CU Board of Regents, making it the most diverse board ever.

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New Doctoral Programs Blaze Technological Trails

Developing sensing and imaging systems in everything from cars to medical equipment may be lines of work for future alumni of CU’s new graduate program in computational optical sensing and imaging.

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Who Knew ESTER Was So Cool?

Mike West, director of education for CU Biodiesel, has taught everyone from postgraduate students to second-graders how to brew their own biodiesel, showing how simple it is to create cleaner, more sustainable fuel from waste.

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Grammy Takes Note of Takács

They’re in company with this year’s Grammy nominees Coldplay and Radiohead. CU Boulder’s resident string quartet, the Takács Quartet was nominated for a Grammy this year in the category of best chamber music performance.

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Benson Says Give Us Dough or Let Us Go

With severe state budget cuts looming, CU President Bruce Benson and other frustrated higher education leaders are asking lawmakers for the flexibility to raise tuition as they feel necessary.


By the Numbers - Spring 2009

Numbers and statistics about CU Boulder from the spring 2009 issue.


CU's Most Infamous Alum

A column by Paul Danish on CU's most infamous alum.

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NASA Moonstruck with CU

CU-Boulder will play a crucial role in NASA’s future explorations of the moon, thanks to two NASA grants totaling $11 million in early January.


Women Take the Lead with Germs

Next time you shake your female colleague’s hand, you may want to visit the washroom.

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Higher Education Provides Ongoing Return

The president's column from the spring 2009 issue.

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Alumni Stories Demonstrate the University’s Enduring Value

The chancellor's column from the spring 2009 issue.

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Hawk Seeks 10 Wins in 2009

The football team failed to earn a bowl berth for the second time in coach Dan Hawkins’ first three seasons as head coach, but he is aiming for a big improvement in 2009.

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Tennis Players Backhand Opponents in Fall

Three tennis players finished with at least 10 singles victories during the fall portion of the season.

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Booters Marshall for World, NCAA Title

Junior soccer player Nikki Marshall helped the U.S. win the women’s under-20 World Cup title in December.

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Freshman Drives to New Record in Golf

Freshman Emily Childs recorded the lowest fall stroke average in the history of CU’s women’s golf and was named Big 12 female co-golfer of the month for November.

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Harriers Race to Fall Honors

Runner Jenny Barringer, who won the 2008 NCAA steeplechase title and placed ninth in the Olympics, was chosen female college athlete of the year by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.


Aiu Dismissed After 12 Seasons as Coach

Six weeks after ending a season in which the volleyball team lost seven of its final eight matches, athletic director Mike Bohn fired head coach Pi’i Aiu (DistSt ex’89) on Jan. 12.

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Former Ski Champ Dies in Plane Crash

Bryan Sax, the last CU skier to win a men’s NCAA giant slalom title, died when two small planes collided over the Florida Everglades on Dec. 6. He was 37.

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Growing Pains for Bzdelik’s Buffs

The men’s basketball team finished the nonconference season with an 8-6 record for the second consecutive year under coach Jeff Bzdelik.

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K-Mac’s Buffs Finish Strong in Non-Conference Play

The women’s basketball team capped off its nonconference schedule with five straight wins and a championship in the Paradise Classic in Hawaii, where forward Brittany Spears was named most valuable player.



During World War II the campus was filled with coeds and military personnel.

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China Exhibit Features Revolution

When Lelia Hinkley arrived in Peking, China, in 1921, she was greeted by a famine that placed nearly 20 million Chinese teetering on the brink of starvation.

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Alumni College Focuses on Obama

Spring will be in full force and the Obama presidency will be four months young.

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’59ers Jitterbug Their Way to Reunion

Recall the magic and memories of the late 1950s during this year’s class of 1959 reunion May 7-8.

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Students Look to Alumni in Tough Times

Students tend to think their college years are “crazy” and that the “real world” starts after graduation, but Erlinda Kiefel Stafford says the adventure continues long after you receive your diploma.

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Buff Tribute: Ruth Helm 1934-2008

Life is not for sissies.

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Arguello Courts Success

In seventh grade Christy Martinez Arguello decided she wanted to be a lawyer.

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Profile: Trevor Martin

As on-site reporter for MTV’s Choose or Lose campaign at the Democratic National Convention last summer, Trevor Martin ’s reporting gig wasn’t about taking notes in a traditional reporter’s notebook with an editor waiting back at the office.

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Living the James Bond Life

Gordon attended CU on a Naval ROTC scholarship and commissioned, graduated and married within a 24-hour period in June 1958.