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CU Wins Fourth Nobel Prize

Telling time as we know it could change dramatically, thanks to CU-Boulder lecturer David Wineland who won the Nobel Prize in physics in October.


From Battles to Books

As U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan winds down, veterans are filling classrooms across the nation, including at CU-Boulder.

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Shattering the Crystal Ball

Two CU professors reveal the factors contributing to presidential wins since 1980.

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My Dog Always Eats First

For many homeless people, owning a pet doesn’t just mean companionship. It can spur transformative behavioral changes that can save their lives.

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Waiting On a Friend

As the Rolling Stones celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, many Buffs remember the band’s three riveting performances in Folsom Field.



A short story by alum Bruce Rogers.

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Ground Control

Who controls the satellites we see at night? Nearly 25 CU undergrads monitor four of them, collecting critical information about the Earth, sun and our galaxy.


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Faculty Up in Arms About Concealed Carry

The campus has hosted an ongoing discussion on gun rights following a Colorado Supreme Court ruling last spring that held that CU regents cannot set gun policies contrary to the state’s 2003 concealed-carry law.

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Extracting Fields of Black Gold

A piece by resident columnist Paul Danish.

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By the Numbers - 2012

CU Boulder rankings and fun facts from 2012.

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Celebrating a Decade of Expanding Borders

When CU engineering professor Bernard Amadei visited a village lacking running water, electricity and sanitation in San Pablo, Belize, he became determined to help.

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Heart Health Gets Personal

For the first time in more than a decade, new therapeutic treatments targeting two types of genetic heart disease affecting an estimated 1 million Americans could hit the market.

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Follow the Herd - 2012

A few CU Athletic updates from 2012.

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Missed Some of the Season? - Winter 2012

Sports highlights from the Winter 2012 issue.

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Q&A with André Roberson

André Roberson, a junior forward, set the CU’s single-season record for rebounds with 401 and ranked fifth nationally with 20 double-doubles last season.

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Freshmen Ignite New Energy on the Court

Less than a third of the way through the regular season, the CU volleyball team had already eclipsed its victory totals from four of the previous five years.

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Back-to-Back Pac-12 Champs

The CU men’s cross country team, which dominated the Big 12 for its first dozen years in the conference, is similarly making itself right at home in the Buffs’ initial seasons in the Pac-12.

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5 Days at the Conference on World Affairs

Details and fun facts about CU Boulder's Conference on World Affairs

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Celebrating a Climb to the Top

​The CU-Boulder Alumni Association celebrated 10 outstanding winners at the 83rd Annual Alumni Association Awards Ceremony, one of the university’s longest-standing traditions.

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A Voice for the Stars: Ross Marquand

What do Justin Timberlake, Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, Matthew McConaughey and Harrison Ford have in common? They can all be impersonated by film and voiceover actor Ross Marquand to perfection.

Brian Ladd

Capitalizing on Preserving Ecosystems: Brian Ladd

When Brian Ladd graduated from CU-Boulder in 1999, he and two friends headed to South America with backpacks and bicycles, pedaling from Peru south through Chile and on to Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego.

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Living within Winning Circles: Carol Callan

Winning is Carol Callan’s trademark.

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In Memoriam - Winter 2012

Forever Buffs who have passed away.

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Letters - Winter 2012

Letters to the editor from the Winter 2012 issue.


Frozen Assets

Featured photo from the end of the Winter 2012 issue.

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Frosted Flatirons

The center spread from the Winter 2012 issue.