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Breaking Ground

John Branch wins the Pulitzer Prize for his captivating and tragic story about an avalanche that swept over a group of expert skiers in Washington’s backcountry.

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Chilling Out

Bike riding and thirst are inseparable partners, a fact that has put Judy Amabile where she is today — sitting atop a successful company and enjoying the spoils of the free enterprise system.

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Weighty Dreams

Did you know losing sleep leads to weight gain? Integrative physiology associate professor Kenneth Wright Jr.’s research reveals why.

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A Boulder Legend

Virginia Wheeler Patterson's persistence and vision are two of the driving forces that have made Pearl Street the vibrant street scene it is today.

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Job Hunt

Looking for a job or a change in your career? Lea Alvarado is here to help.

Mars Maven

A Mission to Mars

​A CU-led mission seeks to understand the planet’s climate and if Mars could have been habitable.



What if we are our worst enemy? Two professors explore the biological and cultural roots of extinction.


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Two New Colleges Proposed for CU Boulder

Two new colleges — the first in 50 years — are slated to become a part of campus.

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A Rockin' Fox Theatre

Boulder’s legendary Fox Theatre on The Hill was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “Venues that Rock,” a series highlighting the magazine’s choices for America’s best concert venues.

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Roger and Me

Remembering film critic Roger Ebert.

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Force Yourself Off the Couch

CU researchers find that people who might perceive exercise as being forced, including athletes, military members or those prescribed an exercise regimen, are still likely to experience reduced anxiety and depression.


Sexual Happiness Lies in Keeping Up With the Joneses

Sex apparently is like income. People are generally happy when they keep pace with the Joneses and they are even happier if they get a bit more, according to a study by CU-Boulder associate professor of sociology Tim Wadsworth.

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Sound of Julie Andrews Fills Folsom

On the morning of May 10, British actress Julie Andrews addressed graduates and their families and friends in Folsom Field, referencing well-known lines in her movies and urging them to be lifelong learners.

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Bringing Together Trailblazers to Shape Our Future

The chancellor shares his plans for the future.

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Triathletes and Swimmers Remain Best in Country

The CU triathlon team extended its streak of consecutive national titles to four with its victory in April at the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships in Tempe, Ariz.

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Skiers Schuss to 19th National Title

The CU ski team rallied in a big way on the final day of the NCAA Championships in Vermont to claim its 19th national title in the sport and second in the last three years.

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Q & A with Julyette Steur

Q & A with Julyette Steur, one of the youngest players in CU women’s tennis history.

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Collecting Rocks on the Moon

More than 840 pounds of rocks were brought back by the six Apollo missions that landed on the moon.

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Making a Difference Overseas: Jessie Mosnik

Jessie Mosnik has become an expert at packing her suitcases.

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Hitting Home Runs for the Community: Tom Garfinkel

San Diego Padres chief executive officer Tom Garfinkel always has viewed baseball as a platform to bring people together.

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Out West: Gregory Hinton

When Gregory Hinton came out as gay in 1975, one of his friends, a theology student, threatened to drive him from Boulder with whips and chains. Thankfully, his most moving memory is of support from his family.

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In Memoriam - Summer 2013

Forever Buffs who have passed away.

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Letters - Summer 2013

Letters to the editor from the Summer 2013 issue.

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Graduation 2013

2013 graduates laugh and show off their decorated caps.

In every issue we feature professional-quality photography by alumni or students on these two pages. To submit your images for consideration, please e-mail christine.sounart@colorado.edu.

Ripples in Time

CU-Boulder environmental studies doctoral candidate Ethan Welty captured this formation of sand ripples amid sparse grassy vegetation in the Erg Zehar dune field, a two-day trek via camel from the road’s end at M’ Hamid, Morocco.