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The sun triggered a Vietnam War mystery

On Aug. 4, 1972, U.S. military pilots witnessed something strange in North Vietnam: More than two dozen sea mines suddenly, and without apparent explanation, exploded in the water.

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Aerospace has a new home at CU Boulder

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences has moved into a new dedicated building on East Campus.

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CU Boulder’s moon shot

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and astronaut Neil Armstrong’s “giant leap for mankind.”

Martha Russo and Bruce Price in an pedestrian underpass

Out-of-this world art project

A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration.

Archaeologists at Chaco Canyon

Reappraising Chaco Canyon

Archaeologist Stephen Lekson, a professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, has taken a new look at an old site.

Tafadzwa Tivaringe

Transforming economies for better jobs

CU Boulder doctoral student Tafadzwa Tivaringe recently received an invitation from the United Nations to attend the WIDER Development conference this September in Thailand.

Fruits and vegetables

(Genetically modified) food for thought

If you think you’re a whiz on a hot-button topic like vaccines, you might want to think again.

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Maps of African kingdom could shed light on origins

For the first time ever, Henry Lovejoy, a CU Boulder history professor, has mapped the boundaries of a fallen African kingdom best known for its role in the Atlantic slave trade.

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Woman of colors

Jasmine Abena Colgan’s life, art and body have become a metaphorical—and literal—subversion of deeply held ideas about race and America.

Twelfth Night with audience

The Bard in your backyard: Shakespeare covers Colorado

Since starting in 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has become a summertime staple in Boulder.

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