Trevor Thomas and his guide dog Tennille


At age 36, Trevor Thomas lost his sight. Then he became a professional hiker.

Ann England

The Vindicators

There are Americans serving long prison sentences for crimes they didn’t commit. Colorado Law is in the best position yet to set some free.

In all the kingdom of Jordan, there’s one lone microbrewery. It took a CU-Boulder engineer to make it happen.

Microbrewing in the Middle East

In all the kingdom of Jordan, there’s one lone microbrewery. It took a CU-Boulder engineer to make it happen.

Water bottle

Fashion by the Bottle

Sarah Kauss’ S’well water bottles have style.

Republican presidential primary

Republic(ans) of Boulder

When CU-Boulder hosted October’s 2016 Republican Presidential Primary debate, CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla sat front and center.

Hans Green

The Instrument Shop

When James Bond needs a new gizmo to carry out acts of spymaster derring-do, he heads straight for Q. CU scientists have a gadget team of their own.


Contenders for the Republican nomination for president prepare for debate

Now – October 28, 2015

Contenders for the Republican nomination for president prepare to debate at Coors Events Center before a live audience of about 1,000.

Erin Tripp looking at lichen

Inquiry: Erin Tripp

Even amid a massive die-off of life on Earth that’s been called “the sixth extinction,” scientists continue to discover new species.


Jane Goodall Can Draw a Crowd

Humans gifted with amazing brain, she says: “Let’s use it.”

detective graphic

Paul Danish: Covert Action 5

Back in the mid ’60s CU’s membership in the United States National Student Association (NSA) was a hot issue on campus.

Enrollment chart

First-year Enrollment at Colorado Law Largest in History

Increase of 22 percent bucks national trend.

Bernie Sanders at CU-Boulder

Campus News Briefs – Winter 2015

Innocents on the Ice

Look: Books

It’s been a banner year for the University Press of Colorado, the nonprofit book publisher co-founded by CU-Boulder in 1965.

cup of coffee

Things That Keep Us Up at Night

CU-Boulder researchers show the profound effects of nighttime caffeine.

1902 Columbia steam surrey

Origins: Motoring

The automobile age arrived in Boulder in October 1900, when a visitor rumbled through town on the way to nearby Magnolia.

Mountains and skiing graphic

Infographic: Ski Buffs

Over decades CU-Boulder has earned a supreme reputation in skiing, starting with its first national championship, in 1959.

CU marching band

Some People Can’t Get Enough of Homecoming Weekend

That's why former trumpeter Clyde Kennedy keeps coming back

Grand Danube

Events – Winter 2015

Students running the Nearly Naked Mile

CU Around: Nearly Naked Mile

On the crisp evening of Oct. 23 nearly 300 students arrived on campus clad in the plaids and flannels of fall.

Philip P. DiStefano

Q&A with the Chancellor: Philip P. DiStefano – Winter 2015

The campus scheduled or hosted events this fall that included Jane Goodall, Bernie Sanders, the Dalai Lama (who had to cancel due to health reasons) and, of course, the third national Republican debate.

Gary Barnett

Barnett Returns to CU in Radio Role

Former Buffs football coach to succeed Announcer Larry Zimmer

Chucky Jeffery

Sports Briefs – Winter 2015

Thea Grosvold

Sports Q&A: Thea Grosvold

As a member of the Norwegian national ski team in 2010, Thea Grosvold (Acct, Fin’16) took a devastating fall that almost ended her racing days.

Courtnie Paschall

Courtnie Paschall's New Flight Plan

For Courtnie Paschall (Neuro, ElEngr’15), working on a drug trial for patients with schizophrenia while applying to 20 MD-PhD programs counts as light duty.

Daniel B. Smith

Ambassador Daniel B. Smith

When Daniel B. Smith (Hist’77) became U.S. Ambassador to Greece in 2010 he embraced an honor that was also the greatest challenge of his career.

Brian Vogt

Brian Vogt, CEO, Denver Botanic Gardens

In a hyper scientific age, Brian Vogt (Class’81) could be the poster child for a life enriched by the humanities.

Watch party in Orange County

Social Buffs – Winter 2015

Barack Obama

Then – April 24, 2012

When Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit CU-Boulder, there was no primary election underway or debate on his schedule.