Wildfire is getting worse. A report from the front lines.

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A Family Tale

A 2012 accident paralyzed Marty O'Connor below the shoulders. When he went to business school, a study buddy joined him for every class.

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Where'd My 14er Go?

A new way of measuring elevation in the U.S. will yield the most accurate results yet — but might cost Colorado a couple 14ers.

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A Houseful of Tepleys

One house on The Hill. One family. Four generations of Buffs.



Online education gains steam at CU Boulder.

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Ramen King

Japan went crazy for Ivan Orkin's ramen. Now America has the fever.

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Ancient Beasts of Australia

What killed them off? A CU scientist with an arctic pedigree thinks he's found the answer in the hot Australian interior.


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NOW — October 2017

Snow came to campus early this fall.

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A Quiet Moment

See more campus doorways in this issue.

Lori Peek

Inquiry: Lori Peek

Lori Peek, a CU Boulder sociology professor, directs the university’s Natural Hazards Center.

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Circles in the Sand

A CU ecologist tackles a mystery in Africa.


The Trip

CU architecture student Bob White was sitting in his red 1962 4x4 Chevy truck in Circle, Alaska, out of money, food, gas and options.

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To Finland, with Love

A student's musical homage to a nation wins a hearing before the ambassador.


Campus News Briefs – Winter 2017

Boulder named happiest city, Cassini's dramatic end, a dance legend and new marijuana research.

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Doorways of CU Boulder

There are more than 360 buildings at CU Boulder and thousands of doorways. Have you strolled through some of these?

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Origins: The Gold Record

The first-ever gold record went to Big Band leader Glenn Miller.


Infographic: Wildfire

Wildfires are growing more destructive in the United States, especially but not only in the American West.

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CU Boulder Next

Nine-stop national tour puts CU's talent on display.


Alumni Briefs – Winter 2017

Roaming Buffs Trips, Crested Butte ski trip and the Forever Buffs Online Store.

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Q&A with the Chancellor – Winter 2017

Highlights of the Chancellor's announcement regarding the elimination of course fees.

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Dominant Cross-Country Takes Pac-12 Title

Colorado is synonymous with cross-country excellence.

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Sports Briefs – Winter 2017

Tad Boyle questions NCAA decision, Dave Plati's football streak ends and other sports tidbits.

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Talking with Tad Boyle

Tad Boyle addresses the value of boisterous fans and pick-up games with alumni in the NBA — and offers a formula for a Final Four team.

John Warner

Adventure Dentist

John Warner has climbed mountains, raced mountain bikes and served as a mayor, search-and-rescue volunteer, orchestra backer and dentist.

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Making Guns Safer

Margot Hirsch believes there’s a way to minimize violence without wading deep into the fraught debate about legislative gun control.

Jill Seubert

One Second

Jill Seubert had done everything possible to ensure their calculations and directions were correct.

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Letters – Winter 2017

Readers' responses to the Ralphie-themed issue of the fall Coloradan.

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Social Buffs – Winter 2017

Eerie fog greets campus on Halloween.

World War I

THEN – World War I

A collection of World War I photographs.