Ted Stark

Ted Stark

July 1, 2015

Ted Stark did not set out to be a costume-maker. While he likes to say that the profession actually chose him, it’s been a good fit for Stark. Stark is senior instructor of costume technology in CU-Boulder’s Department of Theatre and Dance and the costume shop manager. As a costume... Read more »
Peter McGraw

Peter McGraw

July 1, 2015

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Three guys walk into a bar…. Humor and laughter are universal. But just what is humor? And what, exactly, makes us laugh? Peter McGraw, a psychologist by training and now professor of marketing at the Leeds School of Business , has traveled the... Read more »
Karen Ramirez

Karen Ramirez

July 1, 2015

Boulder native Karen Ramirez developed a passion for the American West during a teaching assignment in the Far East. While teaching high school English in Japan and being immersed in Japanese culture for a year, Ramirez became intrigued with the difference between the ideal of the Western American culture of... Read more »
Sharon Matusik

Sharon Matusik

July 1, 2015

Sharon Matusik likes solving problems. Curiosity about how businesses succeed fuels her passion for understanding entrepreneurship and innovation in the context of social systems. Why does one company embrace change and thrive while another company stagnates and fails? Matusik is a professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship at the Leeds... Read more »
Jennifer Knievel

Jennifer Knievel

July 1, 2015

Although Jennifer Knievel had planned to be a writer, her love of libraries led her down an unexpected career path. Today, Knievel is director of arts and humanities at CU-Boulder’s Norlin Library. While earning a degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, she took a part time job... Read more »
Michael Kodas

Michael Kodas

July 1, 2015

Theft, assault, sabotage and a suspicious death—it's not a description you’d expect to hear about Mt. Everest. It certainly wasn’t what Michael Kodas had imagined when he went there as part of an expedition to write about a husband and wife who had climbed the world’s highest peak 15 times... Read more »
Mimi Wesson

Marriane Wesson

July 1, 2015

Marriane Wesson never planned to be a lawyer, let alone a professor of law. And then almost by accident she became both. Professor Wesson, known as Mimi to her friends, compares her career path to a song by the Dixie Chicks about taking the long way around and not doing... Read more »
Daniel Kellogg

Daniel Kellogg

July 1, 2015

Colorado’s harsh winter of 1873-74 gave rise to an event that has captivated Coloradans ever since: Alferd Packer, a prospector stranded in the snow in the Rocky Mountains with his friends, forced to resort to cannibalism to survive. The rich history of the ordeal and resulting trial, societal reactions, and... Read more »
Shelly Miller

Shelly Miller

July 1, 2015

For several days in January this year, Beijing was shrouded in a thick yellow haze when the city recorded exceptionally high levels of air pollution. Exposure to air pollution is getting worse in parts of the world, says the World Health Organization. While nowhere near Beijing’s extreme pollution levels, a... Read more »
Valerie Otero

Valerie Otero

July 1, 2015

Judas Priest blasting through her earbuds, Valerie Otero rocks to the beat of heavy metal music while she runs on the treadmill at the gym, a bandana wrapped low around her forehead Axl Rose style. Her signature long braid swings behind her. “Heavy metal music is a carnal cry for... Read more »

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