Dalton Trumbo

The Brave One

Hollywood screenwriter and First Amendment champion Dalton Trumbo died nearly 40 years ago. In 2015 he's making a comeback – and looking a lot like Bryan Cranston.

Brown's Canyon

Monument Man

In February President Obama declared Colorado’s Browns Canyon a national monument. For Bill Dvorak, it was a long time coming.

Kate Brown

The Governor

Oregon’s new leader, Kate Brown, takes charge.

Illustration of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft approaching Pluto

Voyage to Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is about to become humanity’s first emissary to Pluto. Alan Stern has the insider view.

Fans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during a Dodgers baseball game, 1957.

Long Ball

CU-Boulder historian Tom Zeiler introduced students to "America through baseball" nearly 15 years ago. They clamored to get in then, and still do.

Welding in the Idea Forge

Inventor’s Paradise

At CU-Boulder’s Idea Forge, students imagine the future. Then they build it.

Chad Arnold

Green Grocer of the 21st-Century

Chad Arnold and his team at door to door organics are helping to reinvent grocery shopping for the digital age.


Topping-off ceremony at Folsom Field

Now – March 30, 2015

On a cloudless spring day at Folsom Field, the final beam of the Champions Center moves into place during a “topping-off” ceremony.

Carol Cleland

Inquiry: Carol Cleland

CU-Boulder philosopher Carol Cleland is helping NASA rethink what life is.

North Dakota

Fenn Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize

CU-Boulder historian Elizabeth Fenn’s book on plains indians was a decade in the making.

Shakespeare illustration

Shakespeare to Remember

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, which is playing out its 58th season this summer, is at its finest when the weather cooperates — which doesn’t always mean what you might think it does.

Buzz Aldrin on stage

Moonwalker: Next Stop, Mars

In CU-Boulder visit, Buzz Aldrin says it’s all about Mars.

Dalai Lama

Campus News Briefs – Summer 2015

Summer 2015 campus news briefs.

1940s CU logo

Look: Mark of the Buffs

The University of Colorado Boulder adopted the buffalo as a mascot in 1934, after a national, student-led contest generated more than 1,000 responses.

legs of runners

Stay Young: Run

Running seems to slow the aging process

Boulder Theater marquis

Origins: Boulder Film Festival

Working as “popcorn girls” at various Boulder theaters in the late 1970s, sisters Kathy (Engl, PoliSci’86) and Robin Beeck (Comm’88), founders of the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF), saw lots of movies — good, bad and sleazy.

New Horizons journey info graphic

Infographic: Space Travel

In mid-July, the New Horizons spacecraft is expected to pass by Pluto, offering humanity its most detailed picture ever of the dwarf planet.


Homecoming Weekend 2015

Arizona football is coming to town. So are buffs from all over the country.

Be Boulder. In Dubai

Events – Summer 2015

Philip P. DiStefano

Q&A with the Chancellor: Philip P. DiStefano – Summer 2015

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano discusses student success and what the University is doing to help.

Racer in the CU ski team

Skiers Reach the Summit, Again

CU-Boulder ski team wins third national title in five years.

Jake Hurysz in the Husky Classic

Sports Briefs – Summer 2015

Brie Hooks

Sports Q&A: Brie Hooks

Brie Hooks (Soc’17) may be small — 5 feet,1/2 inch — but she’s come up big for CU soccer.

Melinda MacInnis

Filmmaker Melinda MacInnis

It was from a jeep on a 2008 game drive in Swaziland that Melinda MacInnis (MCreatWrit’97) saw her first wild rhinoceroses, a mother and calf.

Stan Garnett

Stan Garnett, Western Lawman

District attorney is not a job for the faint of heart. Ask Stan Garnett (Hist’78, Law’82).

Jacqueline Verdier

Jacqueline Verdier and the Selfie Stick

The first time Jacqueline Verdier (PolSci’05) saw a selfie stick, last year while visiting a friend in Asia, she laughed.

Seniors at 2015 Grad Bash

Social Buffs – Summer 2015

CU squad in 1894

Then – Baseball Season, 1894

The University of Colorado Boulder played its first intercollegiate baseball game in the spring of 1890. CU defeated the Colorado School of Mines, 5-4, in Boulder.