Katie Chambers in front of the U.S. capitol building

Certificate programs and research shaped civil engineering alumna’s time at CU Boulder

March 22, 2023

With a full-ride scholarship for a doctoral program, Katie Chambers studied water, sanitation and hygiene in low-income settings during her time at CU Boulder. She now works for the U.S. government.

Historic image of students gathering around The Sink and sitting on the rooftop, likely for a Greek life event

100 years of The Sink

March 22, 2023

Assuming ownership of a longtime college hangout sounds like a tricky proposition, especially if you’re just barely out of college yourself. Yet Mark Heinritz, his brothers Chris and Jim, and their friend Cameron Stainton—all in their mid-20s in 1992—felt up to the challenge of running The Sink, the venerable University Hill institution just steps from the CU campus.

Sarah Stoneback holding her trumpet

Alumna builds career on multifaceted CU Boulder experience

March 16, 2023

Sarah Stoneback was already an accomplished musician when she enrolled in the College of Music master’s program in 2008. It was her experience at the college, however, that helped steer the course of her chosen career.

A painting by Jodocus Sebastiaen van den Abeele illustrating Franciscan monks in a cloister

Historian’s work on mindful, medieval monks gets rave reviews

Feb. 28, 2023

CU Boulder alumna and University of Georgia history professor Jamie Kreiner thinks a lot about thinking. She shares “medieval cognitive practices” with her students to help them manage distraction, and her new book on the topic has earned rave reviews from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and more—a rare feat for a scholarly work.


Having built a business in Russia, alum fled as war began

Feb. 23, 2023

Benjamin Lourie’s career has made twists and turns, taking him to outer Mongolia and back to Moscow, where he opened a Tex-Mex restaurant near Red Square—two weeks before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Jay Parry

CU Boulder alumna is planning Super Bowl LVII

Jan. 23, 2023

Growing up, Jay Parry got a healthy appreciation for sports from her father. Decades later, the former banking executive would make her name working for the WNBA and NBA. Today she serves as the public face of the group responsible for Super Bowl LVII.

Mindy Watkins

‘Try everything’—music alumna reflects on debut album

Dec. 20, 2022

College of Music alumna Mindy Watkins released her first album, “Tuesday’s Child,” earlier this year. Discover what inspired the album and the path she took to get there.

Moriba Jah

CU Boulder alumnus named MacArthur Fellow

Nov. 17, 2022

Astrodynamicist and space environmentalist Moriba Jah is among the prestigious 25-member cohort of the 2022 MacArthur Fellows Program.

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.

Stock image of a person in Nepal

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.