Scott-Wesley Bean and another student conducting research in the mountains

Fieldwork of Dreams

Research Experience for Community College Students program inspires budding Colorado scientists.

Carrots and beets

Planted Evidence

Two faculty members write the book on solving crimes using plants.

Pack mules

Of Mules and Men

Thomas Andrews, associate professor of history at CU Boulder, is writing an entire book about people’s relationships with non-human animals, but he can sum up his thoughts in one word: messy.

Shakespeare’s First Folio

Shakespeare’s First Folio Comes to CU Boulder

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is considered one of the best in the nation.

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.