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Justice for Earth, Justice for Humans

Human activity is gradually increasing Earth’s temperature and causing more frequent natural disasters. These stories examine the ways CU is researching the impacts of climate change on human life and human rights.

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Boulder Is the Happiest City in the U.S. … For Some

Filmmakers Katrina Miller, Beret Strong and John Tweedy created a new documentary that’s inspiring important conversations about race and inclusion.

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Virus Hunter, Preventing the Next Pandemic

Dozens of viruses, including the one that causes COVID-19, have jumped from animals to humans, often with deadly consequences. Sara Sawyer wants to know which one is next.

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Single and Loving It

Americans are avoiding marriage and embracing the single life more than ever — CU’s Peter McGraw wants to find out why.

Kevin Martin

The Fashion Industry, Unspun by CU Alum

Kevin Martin hopes to transform the waste-heavy manufacturing process of the fashion industry, starting with made-to-order pants.

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CU Engage Inspires Local Legacies

CU Engage’s Public Achievement program inspires middle and high school students to tackle social issues — and give back to their communities.

CU News

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Chancellor Philip DiStefano: Doing Our Part for Climate Change

CU researches climate change solutions that could benefit human life.

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CU Commencement, 1908 to Now

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Reiland Rabaka Is Committed to a Cause

Reiland Rabaka is the founder and director of CU Boulder’s Center for African & African American Studies (CAAAS).

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A Tribute to Boulder Creek

A local fishing guide writes about the beauty of Boulder Creek.


What Wordle Can Teach Us

Computational linguistics are a huge part of our daily lives.

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Capturing the Land of Hopes and Dreams

After spending several years traveling America as a reporter, Lars Gesing turned to photography to spend more time exploring his new home country.

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The Music of Pueblo

CU’s American Music Research Center is studying Pueblo’s abundant musical histories.

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Homecoming 2022

Plan a trip this fall to come back to campus for Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 27–29, and relive some of your favorite CU memories.

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Robot Stuffies, Hypersonic Flight and Dinosaurs

News briefs from CU Boulder

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Baby Goats, with (Some) Yoga

Goat yoga returned to campus this spring.

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20 Years of the Buffalo Bicycle Classic

How Colorado’s largest fundraising bike ride for scholarships started.

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Life at 22,000 Feet

In December 2021, a trio of CU scientists sought to discover how life persists on Argentina and Chile’s Ojos del Salado, the world’s highest volcano and home to some of the planet’s driest areas.

Alumni Spotlight

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Alum Becomes a New Teacher in His Mid-Fifties

At the age of 54, Mark Whelan quit his corporate job of 15 years to pursue teaching.

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New Exhibit at CU Showcases CU Alumni

The CU Heritage Center’s new exhibit honors the lives and accomplishments of CU luminaries.

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Life at Shondaland: A Conversation with Head of Production

Over a 30-year career, Sara Fischer has become one of the top female TV production executives in the country.

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Charm Bracelet Reflects a Physicists' Undergrad Career

Astrogeophysicist Jo Ann Cram Joselyn donated her 1960s charm bracelet to the CU Heritage Center.

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Buffs Give Back in their Communities

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, Buffs Give Back returned in force this spring.


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Cliff Branch Is the First Buff in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Branch revolutionized the wide receiver position with his extraordinary speed and quickness.

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CU Spring Sports Recap

CU Lacrosse updates and other CU sports news

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Hannah Sharts Excels On and Off the Pitch

Buffs soccer captain Hannah Sharts talks about playing every minute, scoring as a defender and how she’s using her name, image and likeness to help promote female student-athletes.

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What’s in the Ralphie Manager’s iPhone?

Taylor Stratton is program manager for the Ralphie Live Mascot Program.