Alena Grabowski

Blade Runners

CU’s Alena Grabowski is helping a new generation of amputee athletes reimagine what’s possible.


Rodeo Kings

John Branch, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times, shared what he learned about America’s most successful rodeo family.



Long overlooked, the first black woman to graduate from the University of Colorado comes alive in a new book by CU Boulder’s Polly McLean.

arielle gold

The Gold Life, Post-Bronze

Snowboarder Arielle Gold won a medal at the Olympics in February. This summer, you might see her around campus.


Digital Frontier

CU Boulder pioneers a MOOC-based graduate degree in electrical engineering.

Alan Sanchez

Dreamers Among Us

About 100 CU Boulder students are undocumented immigrants with federal DACA status. They’re doing amazing things. But planning for the future isn’t easy.

F-35 pilots

From Free-Throws to F-35s

Tucker Hamilton and Aaron Frey are test pilots for the U.S. military’s most sophisticated fighter jets ever. Their journey together started in middle school.



NOW: Jan. 28, 2018

Boulder’s Third Flatiron is notorious for drawing climbers with wild ambitions. In January, CU Boulder senior Rilyn VandeMerwe put his own stamp on the tradition.

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Talking Immigration with Ming H. Chen

Ming H. Chen, an associate professor at Colorado Law, directs the CU Immigration Law & Policy program and serves on the Colorado Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

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Utterly Trivial (and Totally Worth It)

Die-hard veterans of CU’s Trivia Bowl test their mettle again.

Frank Oppenheimer

Boulder Beat: Frank and Me

I wouldn’t have gotten to know Frank Oppenheimer if I hadn’t crashed the Conference on World Affairs (CWA) party at his house.

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Kale Aplenty

CU Boulder gets serious about greens.


Campus News Briefs — Summer 2018

Takács Quartet, the Ralphie pool and the power of a lover's touch.

anderson cooper

Our Next Guest Is...

Larger-than-life cultural figures make their way to CU Boulder every year. Spring 2018 offered a conspicuous bounty.

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Origins: KGNU Radio

Boulder’s first nonprofit community FM station, 88.5 KGNU, began broadcasting in 1978.

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Infographic: Campus Buildings

In the last 20 years, CU Boulder has developed 29 buildings and additions totaling nearly 4 million square feet.


Reviving the Rivalry

In September, the Buffs and the Cornhuskers lock horns for the first time since 2010.

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Alumni News Briefs — Summer 2018

CU Boulder Next, Homecoming, 2019 Roaming Buffs trips, Alumni Golf Outing.

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CU Around: Seniors

On May 3, nearly 3,000 graduating seniors celebrated the end of the spring semester during Grad Bash, an annual farewell celebration hosted by the CU Boulder Alumni Association at Koenig Alumni Center.

Phil DiStefano

Q&A with the Chancellor — Summer 2018

CU Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano discusses the CU Boulder Next program.


Lacrosse Lays Claim to a Title

Wins Pac-12 regular season title, falls to Stanford in conference championship game — but still makes NCAA tournament.

isaiah oliver

Sports Briefs — Summer 2018

One Buff heard his named called during April’s NFL Draft, and as many as nine others will get a chance to earn roster spots this summer.

ceal barry

Sports QA: Ceal Barry

Ceal Barry coached women’s basketball at CU Boulder for 22 seasons, winning more games — 427 — than any other CU head coach in any sport. She’ll be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame this summer.

Bruce on Ice

Chasing Ice

Bruce Bartleson, 83, and his wife Deirdre, seek out untouched ice for “wild” ice skating.


Boulder's Top Chef

Since his win on Top Chef in 2009, Hosea Rosenberg has firmly established himself as one of Boulder’s own top chefs.

Emma's Face

A Light in the Dark

When Emma Oosterhous was growing up in Colorado Springs, she longed for more resources and support related to gender and sexuality. She’s on a mission to make sure the next generation of queer youth has what she lacked.


Social Buffs — Summer 2018

Student excitement surrounding Commencement 2018.

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Then: April 4, 1968

A motel in Memphis. A hotel in Los Angeles. The streets of Baltimore, Chicago and Washington. Combat zones across Vietnam. The year 1968 shook with violence.