Features

Norlin Postcard 1954

Thinking of You

Vintage postcards dating as far back as 1911 speak to the Norlin Charge, first read in 1935: "The University consists of all who come into and go forth from her halls, who are thinkg of you touched by her influence and who carry on her spirit."

Pamela Z performance illustration

The Looping Artist

Digital artist Pamela Z is known for creating unique loops, voice manipulations and compositions. Her work earned her the Rome Prize.

NASA photo

The Right Stuff

Forty-five years ago, Vance Brand made history when he and his apollo crew members met with Soviet cosmonauts in space, only to narrowly survive a near-fatal landing back on Earth.

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Mapping Afghanistan

Put rural communities on the map and you might literally be building roads to prosperity. For Walker Kosmidou-Bradley, that’s the plan.

Michael Atkins

Sweeping Changes

After moving up the ranks from custodian to principal, Michael Atkins has his sights set on an even broader goal– transforming the education system.

CU Shakespeare Festival Othello

Powerful Prose

Shakespeare’s enduring legacy is on display at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

Departments

Robert Frost Statue CU Boulder

An Unusually Quiet Campus

On what should have been the first week back for students and faculty after spring break, CU Boulder remained deserted in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mirela Alistar

Healthcare at Home

CU Boulder computer science assistant professor Mirela Alistar wants to make healthcare more personal. Her work with microfluidic biochips is getting us there.

Madagascar Cat

The Curious Cats of Madagascar

CU professor determines the path of non-native feline

SATC camp at CU Boulder during Spanish Flu

The 1918 Flu at CU

During the 1918 flu epidemic, the visiting Student Army Training Corps who lived in the Armory were dispersed into “barracks-like tents” so the building could be used as a hospital.

Lego Model of the Conference on World Affairs at CU Boulder

CWA Holds First Virtual Conference

Panels focused on the pandemic, the economy and humor

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What's in My Phone: Tom Zeiler

America Through Baseball is one of CU's most popular history course. Tom Zeiler is the mastermind behind the class.

George Norlin fly fishing collection

Norlin the Fisherman

George Norlin is famous for many things around CU's campus, but you might not know just how much he loved to fish.

Pine Tree

Campus News Briefs- Summer 20

CU was named to the top 100 in the MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change Competition.

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The New Connection

The Connection recently completed renovations, and has reopened to the public.

David Bolen finishing Men's 400 at 1948 Olympics

CU's First Olympian

CU has had over 85 Olympians. It all started with David Bolen.

Going Remote Infographic

Infographic: Online Learning

On Monday, March 16, CU Boulder went fully remote in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning all classes and most jobs for the university’s more than 35,000 students and nearly 10,000 faculty and staff were online only.

Moon Yin

Buffs Together

CU students, alumni, faculty and staff face the COVID-19 pandemic head-on

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Alumni News Briefs Summer 2020

CU Boulder Next recap, career resources and more.

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Commencement 2020

And we thought the Snowmencement of 2019 was unusual

Chancellor DiStefano

Meeting the Challenges

Chancellor DiStefano discusses COVID-19 and the road ahead.

Joe Klecker, CU track and field

Going the Distance

Joe Klecker ran the fastest mile ever in Colorado. Now he’s waiting for the Olympic trials.

Dani Jones

Sports Briefs- Summer 2020

Even though spring sports didn't go as planned, there's plenty the Buffs still accomplished.

Julia Lisella, CU Women's Lacrosse

They Call Me Grandma

Captain Julia Lisella of Littleton, Colorado, played with every class in CU Women’s Lacrosse history. The All-America, Goalkeeper-of-theYear anchored multiple Top-25 seasons. And some of her best saves have come with her eyes closed.

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It Started at CU

Technology Lincoln McBride oversaw in the 1990s is being used for COVID-19 testing.

Lee Granas

Lee Granas' Company for Productivity

Lee Granas is the co-founder of focused, a San Francisco-based company providing space for people seeking distraction-free work.

Rob Drugan and Connie Eppich

Cycling America 

Rob Drugan, with his wife Connie Eppich, set out to cycle the continental U.S. starting in June 2019. They rode counterclockwise around most of the country, 9,560 miles in 285 days, until the COVID-19 pandemic halted their trip in Florida.

WAVES performing airplane maintenence

Making Waves

Throughout WWII, more than 100,000 WAVES — Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service — took positions at 900 stations in the U.S., freeing men to participate in overseas combat.