Our second installment of CU Boulder Next was a great success Saturday, April 21, at the Washington, D.C. Marriott Marquis.
After an inspiring opening led by Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, several prominent CU figures gave 10-minute lectures during our BuffTalks series, including Fox News correspondent and alum Kevin Corke, DACA recipient Alan Sanchez (AeroEngr’17; MS’18) and CU Boulder provost Russell Moore. Throughout the day, attendees explored gigantic exhibits highlighting the best of CU Boulder, such as its space program, athletics and technology.
In breakout sessions, South Park producer Eric Stough (Art'95) gave a glimpse into his cartoon world, Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Fenn introduced us to the Mandan people and former NASA chief scientist Waleed Abdalati (MAeroEngr'91;PhDGeog'96) discussed the importance of satellites for our planet.
During the reception, tastes mimicking that of The Sink, the former Tom’s Tavern, Abo’s Pizza and more were served to kindle memories of Boulder’s University Hill. The day concluded with the powerful film, “A Light Shines On,” which details CU Boulder’s inspiring history.
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CU Boulder Next brings the university to you.
Check out BuffTalks, CU’s version of the TED Talk, from our event in Washington, D.C., to experience to experience our cutting-edge research, the diversity of our academic programs and how we’re positively impacting humanity.
Advancing Controversial Conversations
Waleed Abdalati, Director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
Current CU in DC
Current CU Boulder student Hannah Daniel (IntlAf’19)
Inside Trump's Press Corp
Fox News White House Correspondent Kevin Corke (Jour’88; MA’02)
Animation Director and Producer of South Park Eric Stough (Film’95).