coffee beans

Are We Over-Caffeinated?

While traveling the world to understand everything there is to know about caffeine, Murray Carpenter uncovers some shocking surprises.

Washington Post

Shaping the News

Barbara Vobejda decides what The Washington Post’s front page and breaking news stories will be every day.


Law and Order in the Pacific

Ashby Pate becomes a Supreme Court justice in a land of 21,000.

Modmarket entryway

Food for Thought

At Modmarket’s helm, Anthony Pigliacampo savors his success as an innovative restauranteur.

blind boy in South Sudan

Peace in Sight

A medical mission to South Sudan, home to the world’s highest rates of blindness, opens Jordan Campbell’s eyes to a new direction — exposing the human toll of international conflict to wide audiences and cultivating the “global steward” in himself.

illustration of Sarah Siegel-Magness

The Red Zinger

Growing up under the shadow of Celestial Seasonings, Sarah Siegel-Magness discovers her own cup of tea is in film production and fashion.


Eric Stough speaking during spring commencement

Now – May 9, 2014

When Eric Stough (Film’95), animation director and producer of South Park, spoke during spring commencement, he related his work as an animator to life, emphasizing the importance of each moment.

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Inquiry: Aging Arteries with Rachel Gioscia-Ryan

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


Palms Pose Problems for Planet

Palm oil is an unusual suspect in creating a tremendous amount of air pollution, according to a CU-Boulder study.

President Kennedy arrives at the Hotel Texas parking lot rally in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963

Paul Danish: History’s First Draft

I got the call at my pad in the Lazy J Motel, a housing complex on 28th Street across from campus. It was at 12:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 1963.

Aerial of Birkenau extermination camp

Voices of Holocaust Haunt Norlin Library

The world’s largest privately owned holocaust archive is donated to CU-Boulder.

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Campus News Briefs – Summer 2014

Chautauqua Park

Look: 24 Hours in Boulder

Explore Boulder this summer by renting the city’s hip red cruiser B-Cycle bikes. In the morning, hit the Boulder Creek path, one of The Hill’s unique coffee shops and cafés or pedal to Chautauqua for close-up views of the Flatirons.

world map

Hindsight Is 2020

U.S. passport control agents may need to order more rubber stamp pads to accommodate the influx of CU-Boulder students studying abroad by 2020.

Illustration of Dr. Evil as grocery checker

Origins: Lasers

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

Norlin Library

Infographic: If These Old Walls Could Speak

The university’s first library opened in September 1877 in Old Main. It had two books, but by the turn of the century the library, situated on the third floor, had more than 7,000 books.

And the Winners Are...

Glimpse greatness Oct. 23 at the 85th Alumni Association Awards Ceremony.

CU Buffs players on the field

CU Around: The Buffs Head to UMass This Fall

The CU football team is headed east this fall! For the first time in school history, the Buffs are taking on the UMass Minutemen in Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6.

illustration of Phil DiStefano

Q&A with the Chancellor: Philip P. DiStefano – Summer 2014

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano discusses how he is working to help students succeed and finish their degrees in a timely manner.

athletics complex expansion plan

Groundbreaking Improvements

High-performance sports center to serve community. CU broke ground on May 12 for the $143 million athletic facilities project that the university hopes will be largely completed by August 2015.

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Sports Briefs – Summer 2014

Former Broncos standout John Elway, right, helps Rick Reilly (Jour’81) get ready for Monday Night Football in October 2012.

Sports Q&A: Rick Reilly

Rick Reilly (Jour’81), an ESPN columnist since 2008 and writer at Sports Illustrated for 23 years prior, will be inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in June.

Glenda Russell (Psych’79, MA’83, PhD’84)

Profile: Glenda Russell

The ‘Doyenne’ of Boulder gay history speaks.

Caroline Hult

Profile: Caroline Hult

Caroline Hult (Engl, Hum’04) is a numbers geek.

Bonnie Burton

Profile: Bonnie Burton

Bonnie Burton (Engl, Jour’95) has been a self-professed geek since she was a child.

An estimated 17,000 people joined hands to encircle the plant’s 17-mile perimeter

Then – June 6, 1989

Amid stories of radioactive waste leaking in fields, 70 FBI agents and Environmental Protection Agency staff descended on the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production plant 25 years ago.