Stephen Graham Jones in his library

Werewolves of Texas

Wild dogs chased, spooked and cornered Stephen Graham Jones when he was a boy in West Texas.

Carter Pann

Hitting the High Notes

Visions of an old-time auto shop inspire a surprising Pulitzer finalist saxophone composition.

Secret Sauce of Investment Accelerators: Volunteer Mentors

In Boulder’s bustling startup industry, a key ingredient is the high-caliber experts, venture capitalists and seasoned entrepreneurs volunteering their time as mentors within investment accelerators—companies that help startups get off the ground.

Brooke Murray singing

Sing it Forward

Brooke Murray credits music with giving her life back.

Larry Gold

Boulder is a Rush for Renowned Biologist Gold

Biologist Larry Gold has taught and worked at CU Boulder since 1970. He’s regarded internationally for his DNA and RNA research.

Plump cartoon characters

Plump Characters Influence Kid’s Eating

Grimace—McDonald’s restaurant’s rotund, milkshake-loving creation—and the Kool-Aid Man may not look like real creatures, but the two characters can have a very real effect on kids, a CU Boulder study found.

Ben Kirshner talking to students

Finding Their Voice: Researcher Explores the Impact of Youth Activism

As a youth educator in San Francisco’s Mission District in the 1990s, Ben Kirshner saw firsthand the contradictions faced by students of color in school.

Total awards $437 million

A Look at the Numbers

Research funding highlights, FY 15-16.

Adam Bradley

Arts & Humanities

Professor takes literature off the page and into the real world.

Boulder Creek overflowing its banks during the 2013 flood


A monumental flood gives CU-Boulder researchers a rare opportunity to study the effects of extreme weather on erosion.