Black Lives Matter advocates with signs and megaphone on campus

Boulder is the happiest city in the US...for some

Aug. 8, 2022

Fifteen years ago in a documentary filmmaking class, alumna Katrina Miller received a standing ovation for a short movie about her friend, a Black student who’d received a racially charged letter. Now she is once again using documentary film as a vehicle for social change, sparking important conversations about race and inclusion in Boulder.

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Alum aims to improve Nepal’s air quality

Aug. 8, 2022

Nepal has some of the worst air quality in the world. The Health Effects Institute estimates more than 42,000 deaths were attributed to air pollution in the country in 2019 alone.

Cliff and Carol Pearson

Giving back, giving forward

Aug. 3, 2022

Alumni Cliff and Carol Pearson are investing in the next generation of Forever Buffs by funding scholarships for engineering and history students at CU. Read their story and hear about their impact from two engineering scholarship recipients.

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Class action: Fighting climate change through girls’ education

Aug. 1, 2022

CU Boulder alumna Anna Iwanciw feels her education directly impacted her views on climate change. And now she wants all women to have access to the same things she’s learned.

Susan Thomas and Xóchitl Chávez with musicians Sam Medina and Gilbert Medina.

The music of Pueblo: Xóchitl Chávez blends expertise, heritage in research project

July 26, 2022

Alumna Xóchitl Chávez, a cultural anthropology and ethnomusicology expert who grew up in Pueblo's east side, has partnered with CU Boulder on a research project that blends her work and cultural heritage.

Annie Booth

In stride with jazz alumna Annie Booth

July 26, 2022

Annie Booth shares how the College of Music continues to impact her career as an award-winning jazz pianist, band leader, composer/arranger and educator—and offers valuable career advice.

Judy and Jill Sigel

CU tennis twins aced role as Title IX pioneers

June 27, 2022

When Judy Sigel Freeman and Jill Sigel Greer joined CU tennis in 1972, it was the dawn of a new era with the signing of Title IX. The legislation prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or education program that receives federal funding.

Children in Afghanistan skateboarding thanks to the Skateistan nonprofit

Education on the quarter pipe

June 23, 2022

Alumnus Rory Burke is working with a nonprofit called Skateistan to help kids across the globe achieve academic goals through skateboarding.

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Award-winning filmmaker gives persistence, ‘energy’ to next generation

June 22, 2022

John W. Comerford, who discovered the power of film at CU Boulder, arranges major gift to its Stan Brakhage Moving Image Art Forum and Studies Collection.

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An ‘easy-button’ approach to user testing

June 22, 2022

Recent ATLAS graduate Elsy Meis proposes Dashboard Zero, an approach to user testing that is both simple and immediate, in a paper she will present later this month at the Human Computer Interaction International Conference.