Remarkable community, remarkable individuals—past and present
Welcoming new Buffs
- CU Boulder sees success from affordability efforts, welcomes most diverse freshman class
- Mel Tucker named head football coach at Colorado
- Parker Commander Doreen Jokerst named CU police chief
- Sandy Jones named dean of students
- A new dean's take on University Libraries and the campus with Robert McDonald
Standouts in space
- GOLD space weather instrument launches
- Taking the measure of an asteroid
- Engineers, students played key role in hunt for alien worlds
- Mars terraforming not possible using present-day technology
- Collective gravity, not Planet Nine, may explain the orbits of 'detached objects'
- Researchers catch supermassive black hole burping...twice
Back on Earth, more in research: 10 CU Boulder science stories you won’t want to miss from 2018
Student-athletes, coaches make some champion moves
- Ceal Barry selected for Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
- Olympian Buffs head to the winter games in Pyeongchang
- CU women's cross-country team wins 2018 NCAA Championship
- Former student-athlete Phillip Lindsay continues to make history
More from Athletics: 18 memories from 2018
Speakers share their perspectives
In a year when CU Boulder launched its free expression website, providing legal and political contexts, as well as planning resources, answers to frequently asked questions, and more, an array of impactful speakers drew crowds of engaged community members.
Visiting were Aly Raisman, Anderson Cooper, Ann Coulter, Bobby Seale, Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens, Kate Brown, Ken Burns, Mae Jemison, Scott Kelly and Vicente Fox. Also, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights held public hearings that included a visit from the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello.
Celebrating anniversaries and commemorations
- 50 years later, MCDB department still breaking new ground
- CU Boulder celebrates archives' centennial with 100 stories, event
- After 70 years, archives chronicle Conference on World Affairs' journey
- Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics marks 70 years
- UMAS y MEXA student group celebrates 50 years
Photo: As part of a class project, students launch biodegradable balloons. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)
Leading the way to a better work-life for staff
After the initial announcement in the summer, CU Boulder was able to expand this benefit to classified staff in the fall, who are under the purview of the state of Colorado.
Can’t get enough?
Take a look back at the year in images through Scene at CU. The photo and video series reveals breathtaking scenery, campus involvement and everyday life at “dear old CU.”