Grateful Dead

Return of the Dead

Folsom Field hasn't hosted concerts since 2001. The sonic drought ends this summer with back-to-back shows by Dead & Company.

Tacas Quartet

Opus Beethoven

Even for a Grammy Award-winning group, playing all 17 Beethoven quartets in live concert is an act of daring. Takács Quartet likes a challenge.


Ultimate Goes Pro

CU-Boulder alumni rank among pro ultimate disc's top players and promoters. Can they take the sport mainstream and big-time?

Shakespeare illustration

The Book of Shakespeare

Without the First Folio of 1623, the world might lack half of Shakespeare’s plays. A rare original copy comes to CU-Boulder in August, the only Colorado stop on a national tour.

Amy Cuddy

Of Mind and Matter

Amy Cuddy's TED Talk is the second most viewed of all time — and just a taste of what she has to say.

Lucia Berlin

The Resurrection of Lucia Berlin

A fresh collection of stories by former CU English professor Lucia Berlin became a best-seller last year, more than a decade after her death.


Monarch butterflies

Now – Butterflies

In April “Becoming Butterflies” opened at the CU Museum of Natural History.

Lori Bergen

Inquiry: CMCI Dean Lori Bergen

Lori Bergen joined CU-Boulder last July as founding dean of the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI), the campus’ first new college in 50 years.

Joe Biden

In CU visit, Vice President Biden Issues "Test of Character"

Joe Biden was smiling as he took the stage at CU-Boulder April 8, but he'd come to deliver a solemn message bluntly

Alferd Packer

Boulder Beat: Paul Danish – Summer 2016

The story behind the name of UMC's Alferd Packer Grill

Steve Wozniak

Mr. Apple Returns to CU-Boulder

Steve Wozniak on stage at Macky, live, unplugged and unfiltered

Carter Pann

Campus News Briefs – Summer 2016

Fixed tuition, butterflies and a Pulitzer finalist


Look: Slackers

Don’t let the club’s name fool you: Slackers at CU is not for the idle or undisciplined. It’s for slackliners.

Engineering stats

Engineering Sets New Record: Most Diverse Class Ever

Percentage of women and minorities on the rise

3D kidney

Origins: 3D Printing

Chuck Hull and the invention of 3D printing.


Infographic: Storm Chaser

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), often called drones, serve an expanding number of recreational, commercial, military and scientific uses.

Doug Madison

Some Buffs Prefer Traveling in Herds

Even experienced solo travelers find group trips a draw


Events – Summer 2016

News about Homecoming Weekend, the new Koenig backyard and chapters and clubs.

Guy on a bike

CU Around: Sports Medicine

The CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center opened last August in the new Champions Center on campus.


Q&A with the Chancellor: Philip P. DiStefano – Summer 2016

A look into the arts on campus.

soccer player

Thinking Ahead

Trial changes in soccer play aim to avert head injuries


Sports Briefs – Summer 2016

CU coaching changes, an NCAA sweep and basketball updates.

Emma Coburn

Sports QA: Olympian Emma Coburn

In July, Emma Coburn will race the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Trials with her sights set on an appearance in Rio.

wedding in Hawaii

Six Weddings a Day: John Mount

Of the estimated 20,000 Japanese weddings that took place in the Hawaiian Islands last year, John Mount and late wife Lorna Mount presided over more than 400.

Penny and husband

9,320 Miles: Penny Roushar Jansen

Penny Roushar Jansen isn’t one to idle. One day after she and husband Eric retired, in 2014, the couple took off on a bicycle trip through 10 countries on four continents.

michael piche

Au Naturel: Michael Piché

Michael Piché has plenty of time to imagine his dream house — he’s still in his 30s. But already he’s clear about aspects of the design.

Old Main in the summer

In Memoriam – Summer 2016

Forever Buffs who have passed away.

illustration of the U.S.

Letters – Summer 2016

Comments from our Forever Buffs.

Olympics 1968

Then: October 1968

CU-Boulder Olympian William Toomey