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Dear God!

Going to New York City this summer? Buy your ticket now for the most offensive, irreverent and popular Broadway show in town.

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Feeling Insecure?

Your best-kept secrets are at the fingertips of nearly anyone who wants to find them, says law professor Paul Ohm, a national expert on internet law.

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Finding Peace on the Devil's Highway

Writer Luis Urrea uses faith healers, fatal border crossings and his family to explore the bounds of human nature.


Playing House for a Living

Meridith Baer (Jour’70) applies her screenwriting skills to help the rich and famous sell their homes.


She's Got a Ticket to Ride

Christine Fanchiang wants to go to space. The key to fulfilling that dream is a wood and fiberglass mock-up of the Dream Chaser in the Engineering Center.

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A Midnight Ride: CU’s First Fundraising Campaign

It started with a loud knock on Frank Tyler’s door in the dead of night in January 1874, as the story goes.

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Battling Muscle Loss

Can a professor’s stem cell research help regenerate muscle lost to aging and disease?


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Tuition then and Now

The CU Board of Regents narrowly approved an in-state tuition increase of 9.3 percent for the 2011-12 school year because of dwindling state funding, which is under 7 percent.

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By the Numbers - Summer 2011

Statistics from the Summer 2011 issue.

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Big Band Recordings Stompin'

The voices of Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey and Count Basie are a few of the dozens of musicians whose recordings have a permanent home at CU.

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Saluting the Sweet Sixteen

The Alumni Association celebrated the 81st anniversary of its annual awards ceremony in early May by awarding 16 alumni, faculty, staff and students with six prestigious awards.

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Top Five Reasons Upperclassmen Live in Dorms

Reasons why upperclassmen choose to live in dorms.

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“Oops-dang” radioactive moments at Rocky Flats

Japan’s nuclear mess brings to mind some local nuclear “oops-dang!” moments at the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant south of Boulder.

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Shouldering the Burden of an Unemployed Spouse

Being in a strong marriage does not necessarily alleviate the stress of unemployment, according to a study by CU business professor Maw-Der Foo.

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Journalism: Evolving not Dissolving

University leaders say they want to create a stronger journalism program that better prepares students for the digital age.

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CU-Boulder Alumni Association Announces 81st Anniversary of Annual Awards Ceremony

The tradition of honoring the CU's best began in 1930 and continues today as the CU-Boulder Alumni Association announces members of the university community who were recognized on campus Wednesday, May 4.

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Football by the Numbers - Summer 2011

Football numbers and statistics from the Summer 2011 issue.

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Test your Buff Knowledge - Summer 2011

Buff fun facts from the Summer 2011 issue.

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Season Recap - Summer 2011

Sports recaps from the Summer 2011 issue.


Women’s Hoopsters Shoot Successful Season

The women’s basketball team, picked to finish last in the Big 12 Conference by the league’s coaches, saw its season end in the quarterfinals of the Women’s NIT where the Buffs lost 87-70 to future Pac-12 foe Southern California.

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Skiers Schuss to 18th National Title

Two CU skiers earned individual NCAA championships this year — Eliska Hajkova (women’s 15K classical) and Reid Pletcher (men’s 20K classical) — bringing the Buffs’ all-time record total to 83.

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Fast Break with Tad Boyle

Tad Boyle completed his first season as head coach of the CU men’s basketball team with a record 24 wins and a trip to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) semifinals.


Norlin's Watch

Historic memorabilia from CU president Norlin.

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Wading into Pac-12 Territory

To celebrate our entry into the Pac-12, we traveled to San Francisco and Los Angeles in March to connect with more than 400 alumni who attended our receptions.

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Summit of Youth

In 1951 professor Dick Jessor arrived in Boulder expecting to “slum for awhile before moving to civilization on either the West or East Coast.” Instead he founded the university’s Institute of Behavioral Science and stayed for six decades.

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DOORs Open for Two Newlyweds

Andrew Nelson and Leah Feazel were married in Cameroon last summer surrounded by people they had only known for a few weeks. But their connection to the West African nation and its people began long before they boarded a plane.


Caretaking Thousands of Years in the Southwest

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.

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In Memoriam - Summer 2011

Forever Buffs who have passed away.

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Fleeing Vietnam

A personal essay describing an escape from Vietnam.

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Letters - Summer 2011

Letters to the editor from the Summer 2011 issue.

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Center Spread - Summer 2011

Glenn Asakawa (Jour’86) captures evening light on the University Theatre on the Norlin Quad.


Parting Photo – Desert Solitaire

The photo from the back pages of the Summer 2011 issue.