michelle galetti

Suddenly Silent

Michelle Galetti had good reason to leave college. She chose to stay.

Sean Tufts celebrating a CU victory

The Buff Connection

Sean Tufts is a former CU football player and Ralphie Handler. Now he’s back at CU, this time with a cause.

fan fiction illustration

Fanfiction Rising

How the once-obscure literary genre is giving voice to the voiceless and inspiring a new, more diverse generation of computer scientists.

Paw Imprint

The Hardest Day

Photojournalist Ross Taylor captured the final moments between pet owners and their companions. The work has gone viral.

Chhabra standing outside

Pushing Boundaries

Before CU, Bhavna Chhabra didn't know how to turn on a computer or type. Today she's site director for Google Boulder.

Gavin walking with his kids

Creating a Dad's Bag

Gavin Lodge couldn't find a fashionable diaper bag for fathers, so he created his own.

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The Anti-Aging Pill

Eating less may help the body age more slowly. Rather than promote starvation, CU researchers are testing a nutritional supplement that mimics the same effects of caloric restriction.


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Breaking the Two-Hour Marathon

On Oct. 12, 2019, with a time of 1:59:40, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya became the first person to complete a marathon in under two hours.

Portrait of Eric Klinger

Closing the Generation Gap

Eric Klinger, senior writing instructor and associate faculty director of the CU Boulder Writing Center, teaches “Intergenerational Writing,” a course that pairs juniors and seniors with community members over the age of 60 for research and writing projects.

Ralphie Run at a football game

Ralphie V Retires

The buffalo served as CU’s live mascot for 12 seasons.

Simon Guggenheim

How We Got Guggenheim Hall

Most of the buildings on CU’s old quad are named for past CU presidents, faculty, deans and regents. Then there’s Guggenheim.

Akirah Bradley portrait

What's in My Phone: Akirah Bradley

At CU Boulder, if it’s student-related, Akirah Bradley, interim vice chancellor of student affairs, likely knows about it.

Jake Reagan

Back-to-Back Rhodes Scholars

CU Boulder’s Jake Reagan is off to Oxford in the fall.

Justice Kagan at Stevens Lecture CU Boulder

Campus News Briefs — Winter 2020

When's a hotel coming to campus?

Old Chip costume

Chip Tales

CU students have performed as varying versions of Chip, CU Boulder’s character buffalo mascot, since the 1980s.

Half-Fast Subs on the Hill

Hill Eats

The restaurant lineup on The Hill changes nearly as fast as the Colorado seasons.

NASA photo of new spacesuit

No Place Like Space

Patrick Pischulti helped NASA design a spacesuit for the newest generation of astronauts.


Infographic: Snow

Record-breaking Colorado summer heat, including the hottest temperature ever recorded in the state didn’t delay winter at CU. Boulder saw more than 26 inches of snow in October and nearly 30 in November, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

CU Boulder Next Chicago

CU Boulder Next 2020

University roadshow to visit New York and Chicago.

CU spirit

Alumni News Briefs

Buffs at the Ballpark, Chapter News and Buffs' Basketball in Vegas

Cooking Tapas at CU Cooking Basics

Homemade, CU Style 

Since 2013, weekly CU cooking classes — Ralphie’s Cooking Basics — have aimed to teach students the fundamentals of meal preparing.

Phil DiStefano

Tomorrow's Leaders

Chancellor DiStefano discusses the university's focus on leadership.

Emily DeMure posing at Miss Colorado

From Setter to Center Stage

Emily DeMure is both a volleyball player and pageant queen.

Taylor playing soccer

Sports Briefs Winter 2020

Soccer returns to the NCAA Tournament, Cross Country Nationals and other stats.

Mckinley Wright

McKinley Wright Is Here to Lead

Minnesota native McKinley Wright IV is the All-Pac-12 First Team point guard of the CU men’s basketball team. The 6-foot junior shares his thoughts on toughness, leadership and managing high expectations.

G. Forsberg

A True Honor

In June, Gary Forsberg and the a cappella chorus he’s a part of, Sound of the Rockies, represented the U.S. at France’s Brittany American and Omaha Beach American Cemeteries, to commemorate D-Day’s 75th anniversary.

Philip Staehelin

Seeing, For Cheap

Philip Staehelin created DOT Glasses to change how we think about prescription glasses. Using a revolutionary design that snaps together, the glasses can be sold to customers for as little as $3 a pair.

Therese Vinal

A Voice for the Giants

As the in-game video host for the San Francisco Giants, Therese Vinal provides live entertainment for Oracle Park’s 42,000 fans.

Old CU photo on Farrand Field

50 Years for the CU Environmental Center

Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, CU Boulder became the first university in the nation to open a student-led Environmental Center. The day coincided with the nation’s inaugural Earth Day.